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  • Flora and Grace

  • By: Maureen Lee
  • Narrated by: Nerys Hughes
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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Summary

It's 1944 and Flora Knox is enjoying a beautiful spring morning in the Swiss mountains, waiting on a railway station platform for a train. As Flora watches, a cattle train draws closer to the station, pulling a fleet of slatted trucks behind. But the trucks don't contain animals. From within come the sounds of humans, groaning, pleading, on a desperate journey across the Swiss countryside.

Horrified, Flora runs to the train as it slowly clatters through the station, and as she does so, a filthy bundle of rags is pushed out into her arms. Through the slats of the train, she hears a desperate plea: “Take him. His name is Simon.” As the train disappears, Flora is left holding a tiny baby boy.

Everything looks just the same as it did moments before - the sun, the sky, the station - but nothing will ever be the same again.

©2013 Maureen Lee (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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Lovely love story from a sad past to a very happy

Loved the sad beginning from Jews being taken by train to unknown place and a baby beginning given a knew life once stated could not put it down till I finished listened to over two days


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  • Tamisamara
  • 03-02-20

Predictable

This book was OK. Nothing spectacular. About half way through I had it figured out and strongly considered not finishing it.

It reminds me why I don't love romance as a genre.

There was nothing wrong with this book, if you like sappy, predictable books, go for it.

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  • joanie
  • 21-12-19

great read

I love the story love characters and the narrator did a wonderful job but I wish the author would complete the story and not leave the readers to imagine how it ends apart from that it's a grand story

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  • Kate
  • 04-06-13

Maureen Lee does it again

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The best description I can give of this book, as with all Maureen Lee's books is that I am sad when I finish them. I get so caught up in the characters, that they become friends, and I hate to let them go. Ms. Hughes also does an excellent job with the narration. This book does not disappoint.