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Summary

Ginny's drunken father, devastated by the death of her mother and three siblings, ends up imprisoned for murder. Charlie, Ginny's eight-year-old sickly brother, is taken to the workhouse.

Ginny is forced to flee her job at the pie shop and the unwanted advances of the baker. Close to breaking point, her beauty leads her to become Lady's Maid to the difficult Miss Diana at Lamp Hill Hall. However, all Ginny wants is to find her brother.

©2016 Rosie Goodwin (P)2017 W.F. Howes Ltd

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Wonderful story!

I loved this book, as I do all of Rosie Goodwin’s stories. I looked forward to what would be my next opportunity to listen. I’m sorry to say that the one downside was the way in which the narrator seemed to stress words in the wrong places and accentuate punctuation - one thing I found quite irritating but thankfully, the story itself was strong enough to outweigh that.

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Great story but not a great listen

The story was very well written and I enjoyed it a lot but it was read very poorly by someone who had very little understanding of punctuation and when to pause appropriately. Her tone was constant and really spoilt my enjoyment.

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How can you not love this book

Well written as always and well researched heart-warming stories with happy endings rags to riches with enough hesitation in there to make it interesting. I love the fact she uses similar settings and refers to things in other books whilst changing the direction of the story and the characters within.

Good narration with no squeaky characters in there and good intonation.

Looking forward to choosing my next easy read! Thank you Rosie!

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Wonderful story, awful narrator

The story was so wonderful I couldn’t stop listening despite having to stop several times due to the bad narrator. She has a horrible whiney voice with a really annoying hiss at the end of her sentences. Almost ruined the book for me! Not sure if I’ll try any other Rosie Goodwin books as unfortunately they all have the same terrible narrator, which is a real shame as I bet they are fab!

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the maids courage.

loved it .What a wonderful story of sadness and happiness.Love Rosie Goodwin story never get tried of them

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Narration Dreadful

Ok story if not predictable. The narration is dreadful another bad read by Charlie Sanderson. Going to have steer clear of books by Rosie Goodwin as the majority are read by Charlie Sanderson. Charlie reads as if reading to children and she makes the characters sound as if they are shouting being abrupt and very angry people Her voice is screeching at times and the over use of emphasising simple words after a long pause is unnecessary.

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Beautiful!

As always, Rosie never fails to impress. A beautiful story which made me smile to the end. Lovely narrating also.

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Another Wonderful Story

I love all of the Rosie Goodwin books I have read so far. I’m of the old school where I love a happy ending. This one made me cry. Keep them coming please.

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Charlie Sanderson ! what a terrible narrator

This would of been a great story of Beryl Matthew if the narrator wasn't so terrible shouting stopping and starting oh dear get rid she's no good at this narrating even the character's could of been better spoken what a shame for all that hard work to write this great story line Charlie Sanderson did it no justice's

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The Maids courage

I really enjoyed this bookie was a little easy to guess what was coming

but a really good listen