• An Orphan’s War

  • By: Molly Green
  • Narrated by: Julie Masey
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (58 ratings)

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By: Molly Green
Narrated by: Julie Masey
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Publisher's Summary

War rages, but the women and children of Liverpool’s Dr Barnado’s Home cannot give up hope. An Orphan’s War is a gripping saga about love and loss on the home front.

Liverpool, 1940.

When her childhood sweetheart, Johnny, is killed in action, Maxine Grey loses more than her husband - she loses her best friend. Desperate to make a difference in this awful war, Maxine takes a nursing job at London’s St Thomas’ hospital.

A broken heart.

She takes comfort in the attentions of a handsome surgeon, but Edwin Blake isn’t all he seems. And as the Blitz descends on the capital, Maxine faces more heartache. When she returns to Liverpool, she harbours a secret.

A brave spirit.

When Maxine is offered a job at a Dr Barnardo’s orphanage, she hopes this is the second chance she has been looking for. Do the orphans know that she needs them as much as they need her?

A gripping story of love, friendship and hope in the darkest of places. Molly Green is an exciting new voice in saga fiction, perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries and Katie Flynn.

©2018 Molly Green (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"A moving, gripping story set during WW2, of a woman's dedication to the orphans in her care and her heart wrenching love for a RAF pilot." (Kitty Neale)

"Redolent of wartime Britain and brimming with heartfelt stories from several characters, Molly Green's sure-footed novel shows just how challenging it was to find love and a place to call home in the dark days of the war." (Terri Fleming)

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An Orphan's War by Molly Green

Excellent! Love a story that keeps you so wanting to listen to the end. This was one of those stories. Thank-you.

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Leaves you hanging

The story was very good but so many parts of the story were left hanging. I find that very frustrating when you don’t know what happens or how it all comes together. Let’s hope there is a sequel. There are several characters I want to know about.

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easy listening

nor exactly startling brilliant writing but very easy to listen to with endearing characters. very well narrated.

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Good story, ending left me wanting

The ending felt incomplete. It should have been extended until the war’s end so the listener could have known if Maxine did get married and what happened to Peter. Otherwise it was a good listen with tragedy and horror of WWII in England.

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best book ever

this was a fabulous book I promise you will love it
it will make you happy make you sad great great story

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It passed the time

There wasn't a whole lot of substance, and I couldn't really get into it too much. But it passed the time

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  • Sakazoke
  • 07-13-18

An Orphans War

Absolutely brilliant! Loved listening to this story while I was knitting. The narrator Julie Masey is one of the very best out there. She brings each and every character to life. Looking forward to a follow up of this book.

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  • simplyswing
  • 05-11-18

Rxcellent

I have listened to so many good books of late and this certainly rates among the best. Excellent, more please.

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  • Jeanette
  • 12-21-21

A beautiful story

A great story, well written and well read. I can't wait for the next book

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  • 08-12-19

Verygood read

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  • Philippa Stokes
  • 02-01-19

a very gentle and romantic story

Rambled a bit and went off course a touch from time to time but overall very enjoyable.

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  • 10-02-18

Brilliant , couldnt stop listening.

a lovely story. really enjoyed it, very emotional in parts, would reccomend it so heartwarming ,

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  • Psalteryschool
  • 07-08-20

A wonderful story

This book was the perfect book to read during this time of pandemic. It really lifted my spirits. I am definitely going to get another of Molly Greens books. I absolutely loved Julie Massy too, she read with such a sensitivity and made the story seem very very real indeed. Well done Molly Green you are a terrific writer.Love 💕 from Australia 🇦🇺