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Our Last Goodbye

By: Shirley Dickson
Narrated by: Joan Walker
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Summary

A heart-wrenching, poignant and totally unforgettable tale of a young woman who must finally face up to the secret she has hidden for a lifetime.  

1943, England: On a foggy night during the blackout, 25-year-old May Robinson watches in horror as her mother, Ivy, is tragically killed. Heartbroken, May is not sure she has the strength to harbour the secret she has kept for so many years - a secret that her mother devoted her life to hiding and that would tear their broken family even further apart. Vowing to make her mother proud, May trains to be a nurse at the local hospital, against a backdrop of wailing air-raid sirens and the eternal drone of enemy planes. 

Tending to wounded, ashen-faced soldiers and fighting to save lives, May encounters Richard Bentley, who works at the hospital. But why isn’t he fighting in the war like thousands of other brave young men?  

In the darkest of days, amongst death and despair, May and Richard are beacons of hope for one another. But in a perilous time of such uncertainty, and as each longs to escape their past, how well do they really know each other? And when the shocking truth of May’s secret comes to light, can their love survive the impossible?

©2019 Shirley Dickson (P)2019 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Narrator can’t do accent at all!!

Story was engaging but not brilliant. I had to persevere and try to ignore the terrible accent. Made me cringe at first. I live just south of South Shields. Does nobody check the narration before putting it on sale. It’s not just a bit off. It’s way out!

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I Loved the whole story .

I Loved your book out last
Goodbye it was hard to put down and stop listening

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Wonderful story

I thoroughly enjoyed this book like all good books it was a very well described situation very graphic but as soon as it came to the last chapter it was very abruptly ended and that always disappoints me. One day one of the authors whose books are going to surprise me by finishing the book with more of a expressive ending. But that being said I would recommend this this book to anyone as Shirley is a brilliant Authoress.

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Amazing story

Another great book telling of the struggles, ups and downs of the brave people living through ww2. Thanks

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Loved it

What a beautiful book, loved part two, loved it loved it loved it, thank you Shirley

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  • 10-08-20

So sad the story ended

Oh my gosh, wonderful story. I got totally lost in the book. The ending was perfect!

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  • Jean
  • 18-08-19

Awesome true story with a happy ending

Just couldn't put it down. Enjoyed
every page and Suprised with happy ending. Thank you

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  • 25-09-22

Good Story Bad Performance

It would have been much better if she didn't make every character sound like they are 90 years old.

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  • Pooh Bear
  • 25-09-22

Great book!

Loved this book! it is a story about the pain and hardships during the years if World War II Also a sweet love story

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  • Bonnie Hoy
  • 09-09-22

Life once lived

I was a child when WWII took place but my Aunt and Uncle lived with separation and hard ship. For one person to have this many troubles,might have been a little much,but I felt the draw on the heartstrings throughout the whole story.

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  • annie rachuy
  • 20-04-22

Wonderful

I have read both of the books. I enjoyed them so much. Looking forward to many more books by you.

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  • Shannon
  • 21-01-22

Great story

Listened to our last goodbye and I'm hooked. I absolutely loved it and the characters. I cried more than once and also caught myself smiling while listening.

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  • The Farmer’s Daughter
  • 13-01-22

Another wonderful story by Shirley Dickson!

As soon as I start a new book of Shirley’s I enjoy it so I can’t stop listening. Of course then I then don’t want it to end and want more. Now I look forward to her next book.

The Farmer’s Daughter

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  • liza juarez
  • 17-10-21

Amazingly written it was so full of love,

i enjoyed this book from the begining to the end.I couldn,t stop listening to it.Very well written

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  • Stefanie
  • 08-09-21

wonderful!

this author has had me binge listening to all of her books. I love this series and how she ties them in. you really want to connect to see or hear what happens next. truly loved it!