When Hetty Huggins made a promise to her dying mother that she would look after her younger sister and brothers, little did she know how difficult this would be. But despite the threat of being turned out onto the streets by the unscrupulous tallyman and the never-ending struggle just to exist, Hetty is determined her family will never starve or want for a roof over their heads.
Longing for something better out of life than the daily grind of making matchboxes for a pittance, she dreams of setting up her own business. With the help of friends she sells hot potatoes on the streets and things begin to look up for them all. But when the tallyman comes calling, they are faced once more with a future full of hardship and despair.
What made the experience of listening to A Mother's Promise the most enjoyable?
I wanted to keep listening to the story to the very end. Felt sorry when I did reach the end of the book.
Who was your favorite character and why?
The main character Hetty. A lady with guts and determination to succeed in her life.
Which scene did you most enjoy?
The last chapter when Hetty realized just what and who was really important in her life.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes, I found it very hard to turn off the book.
Any additional comments?
I like this Author and will read more of her stories
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lived it listened to it about 4 times now. lovely narrating and lovely story I love the happy endings
Annie Aldington brings the characters to life and adds to the pleasure of this book. the last 6 books I have purchased have been by this winning duo and I am now in search of my next.
Loved this story, lovely ending. Worth a listen. Will buy more of dilly courts books.
I have read and listened to this story and enjoyed it both times , good old fashion Ed story.