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  • By: Ruth Jones
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  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (937 ratings)

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Love Untold

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The funny, moving and uplifting new novel from Ruth Jones, co-creator of Gavin & Stacey and author of the Sunday Times bestsellers Never Greener and Us Three.

Grace is about to turn ninety. She doesn't want parties or presents or fuss. She just wants to heal the family rift that's been breaking her heart for decades.

But to do that she must find her daughter Alys—the only person who can help to put things right.

And when she finds her—if she does—she risks betraying granddaughter Elin. Who is far less forgiving of the past, with its hurts and secrets and lies. Meanwhile Grace's great-grand-daughter Beca is oblivious to all these worries, too busy navigating the highs and lows of teenage life and keeping secrets of her own.

All families have their problems. And most of them get resolved. But Grace's problem is thirty years old. And she doesn't have time on her side.

So is it too late for her to make peace? Or is reconciliation still within reach?

Love Untold is about mothers and daughters and the complex bond between them. It's about the heartache that comes from leaving things unsaid and the power of true forgiveness. It is a joy-filled, life-affirming, sob-inducing novel—with characters you'll come to know and love—from no.1 bestselling author Ruth Jones.

©2022 Ruth Jones (P)2022 Penguin Audio

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"Ruth Jones writes with such warmth you can't help but fall in love with the characters she creates. It's always grounded, always real, always comforting, always ultimately full of love." (James Corden)

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Brilliant

I wish everyone would write books like Ruth Jones. This book has so much substance and is not the usual predictable boy meets girl and eventually lives happily ever after which is usually obvious from chapter 1. This book is about real people and family dynamics, if you come from a dysfunctional family like I do it is totally relatable. I loved every minute of it and wish there were more writers like Ruth. Kerry Fisher is another one that writes with substance so if you enjoy reading Ruth’s books it’s worth giving her books a look at. Ruth’s performance at reading the book is brilliant. One of the characters sounds just like Nessa and made me chuckle every time she spoke ! You will know when you listen. Can’t wait for the next book. This is definitely the best so far so keep them coming.

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A great story of family and strong women

First time l have listened to a Ruth jones novel she didn’t disappoint it was brilliant from start to finish

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Simply beautiful 😍

What a stunning book. Extremely well written and narrated by Ruth. Ruth always handles the complexities in relationships with a good balance of care and truth. I hope she continues to write! I wept a little too - very cathartic

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Amazing

Loved this book I was so engaged, reading this made me laugh, cry and smile true story telling at its best, well recommend

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Enthralling

This is my first Ruth Jones novel and I was absolutely moved from start to finish. The generational twists and turns are a gem to discover. Ruth's narration is a complete triumph. Her gift is immeasurable. The subject of sexuality is handled with the wonder and dexterity it deserves. I am a fan now. This book is enthralling in every way.

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Oh my goodness..

Loved this from the first chapter. As previous books from Ruth Jones, you know you’re going to enjoy the story and the story telling..the accents just bring it all to life!
It all comes together so beautifully with such emotion I admit to shedding some tears.. really really beautiful. Thank you Ruth x

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Amazing

What a fabulous book. First thing I’ve read by Ruth Jones but now off to download her previous ones. Thank you. Ps made me cry when the author spoke at the end

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Thoroughly enjoyable

An easy listen, and very well narrated. Each character had depth and substance. Lovely story.

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Total escapism

Loved it, and the narration was sublime, as you’d expect.
Funny, touching, surprising and brilliant

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Gripping

I found this book so emotional. Ruths voice her soft Welsh accent brought it to life. I listened every spare moment I had. I could easily relate to some of the characters. The revelation at the end of Grace and Cissies relationship was such a surprise ( I had all kinds of ideas but not that)! How sensitively written. I shed tears and laughed out loud, ‘ Cariad’ and Bach what a gentle beautiful language ! Thankyou Ruth .