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A Mother's Shame Audiobook

A Mother's Shame

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Publisher's Summary

On the outskirts of Nuneaton stands Hatters Hall, home to the mentally insane. One rainy, dismal day in 1857, Maria Mundy arrives there to work.

She is ordered to care for Isabelle Montgomery, daughter of an influential land-owner, but it becomes apparent that she has been falsely imprisoned. It’s going to take courage, determination, and resolve - but freedom is always worth fighting for.

©2013 Rosie Goodwin (P)2013 W F Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Rosie is a born storyteller...you'll care for her characters and lose yourself in her story." (Jeannie Johnson)

"A touching and powerful new novel from a wonderful writer" (Bookseller)

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    "Slow and Boring"

    This book started interestingly enough but it eventually became slow and boring. The characters, especially one of them, became caricatures. I could only finish Part 1 and then I had enough. I believe I could predict what was going to happen and how it was going to end. The narrator was good. She is probably the reason I hung in there as long as I did.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Ian
    11/12/17
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    "A heart warming and sometimes emotional read. "

    I was introduced to this author by a friend after he'd read Mothering Sunday and posted up on Facebook about how good it was, the title interested me so I then went and looked Rosie Goodwin up, I am so glad I did as I have found a new author that I am quickly becoming a fan of. Both Mothering Sunday and the little angel were fantastic and I can't wait for the third book in that collection to come out. As this book is based in the same area I decided to go for this one next. I did not enjoy it as much as the previous two but it was still a fantastic book. very heartwarming and emotional in parts and quite suspenseful as well. the book was based on Maria a young girl who is sent to work at hatters hall a place for the mentally ill, she is employed to take care of Isabel Montgomery who is the daughter of the main benafishary of the establishment. however it's clear that sh's not in sane, a lot of un married mothers are also locked up there to hide the shame of becoming pregnant outside of marriage, the two women quickly realise that if they don't escape they may never leave. Along with Isabel's brother and a young made they befriend who's been brought up in hatters hall they plan an escape.

    The story was really good and it's saddened to see how people were treated back in the 18th century. I will read more by this author for sure and if anyone can give me any recommendations on which one to go for next I'll be happy to give it a try.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sheila
    9/24/17
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    "Great Book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Mother's Shame to be better than the print version?

    I could not put this book down. I really enjoyed the twist and turns of this great story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Maria was really a great character in the story.


    Have you listened to any of Juanita McMahon’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    As I am new to audio listening this is a hard question to answer.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • maria t mitchell
    5/28/17
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    "loved the story"

    loved the story with it's twist and turns then all came good at the end:-)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • robyn whitehead
    9/27/16
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    "Loved it!"

    I could not put this down! Beautiful story. I laughed, loved and cried. Brilliantly touching book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mrs
    6/8/16
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    "Lovely story"

    This was a lovely story with a happy ending. Easy listening and very hard to put down. A must read

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jane
    ARUNDEL, United Kingdom
    10/9/15
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    "Persevere"

    I found the book hard going initially but developed as you got further into it however there were loose ends which were left unresolved.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sue
    10/5/15
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    "Same old story..."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The book was ok. The story is a tried and tested plot with a predictable end but pleasant enough.


    What could Rosie Goodwin have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I'm not sure,, it was quite predictable, I don't know how to avoid that with such a comment story. Maybe more could be made of the ocean crossing?


    What does Juanita McMahon bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    She reads beautifully, her empathy shines. Her voice is almost hypnotic and very calming. This was just what I needed to help with insomnia.


    Do you think A Mother's Shame needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No, I didn't make much of a connection with the characters so I don't care enough about them to make me read a sequel.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mollyeyre
    Leicestershire UK
    1/25/15
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    "Took a little while to get into this"

    I enjoyed this story overall, it did take me a little while to get into as I felt it was a bit of a miserable tale, but once I got over the initial chapters I was quite hooked. There were a few things that I felt were a bit rushed - at the end Maria's and Josh's response to a disclosure was odd to say the least, but still overall I enjoyed the book. The narration was well done.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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