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The FitzDeanes are wealthy. They have Ballyford Castle in Ireland and a growing shipping business in Liverpool, but a previous generation made a terrible mistake and now there are whispers that the family is cursed, unable to produce a living heir.

When young Ruby Flynn arrives to work at Ballyford, rumours start swirling around this beautiful girl with a mysterious past. Who is she really? And what will her arrival mean for this powerful family divided by tragedy?

©2015 Nadine Dorries (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Engaging, cinematic and powerful." ( The Times on The Four Streets)

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  • sarah
  • 06-17-17

Great book 😊

Nadine Dorries, as usual delivers! Love this book as I love everything Nadine Dorries has ever written!

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  • Mr Peter R Davies
  • 02-08-16

Ruby Flyn

Really enjoyed the story had to keep on listening till finished. onother great book by Nadine Dorries.wonderfully narrated by Noreen Leighton.

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  • emma cairns
  • 02-07-17

brilliant book just wish it had been longer

Excellent narration. Great story reminds me of Downton Abbey. I just wish the story was longer and the author went into each of the characters lives more. Pity as there is so much scope to make the book longer.

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  • L Hayes
  • 10-19-17

What A Lovely Story

Nadine Dorries is very quickly becoming one of my favourite Authors. This story is beautifully written and would definitely appeal to all Downton Abbey enthusiasts. I was drawn in by this book and felt and loved each of the characters, except Rory Doyle!!
Beautifully narrated by Noreen Leighton. I would most certainly recommend this story, hence the five stars.

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  • cecilia stewart
  • 04-06-16

A story that dragged

Didn't really enjoy this book not up to authors usual standard too mills and boony

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-19-16

I loved this book.

This is another wonderful offering from Nadine Nourishing. I wish they would create a filmplay based on this story.

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  • South coast shopper
  • 02-18-16

lovely

A really nice story. Listened to it on a holiday and thoroughly enjoyed it. Recommended

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  • Ms. S. Wilson
  • 02-11-16

Excellent.

Another great one from Nadine. Totally enthralling from page one. Thoroughly recommend. Very well narrated.

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  • Cheryl T
  • 03-13-16

Enjoyable - but lacks "body"

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I kept feeling that I had missed something along the way, like there was a previous book leading up to this one. It was often referring to the feud between an old family member and one of the workers, but it never fully explained what it was all about or why etc. I felt it needed to expand more on this aspect which would have helped give the story more "body". More story and time could have been given to Ruby's mother and explanation as to why she was left at the castle and then taken away as a young child. The story just left too many questions and unanswered story lines.

Has Ruby Flynn put you off other books in this genre?

No. I have read the other three novels by Nadine Dorries and very much enjoyed those stories.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Noreen Leighton?

Yes, Noreen Leighton was a pleasure to listen too.

Was Ruby Flynn worth the listening time?

No I don't think so. 9 hours of listening to be left with too many questions and unexplained plots.

Any additional comments?

I think the characters were a let down, there really weren't any outstanding personalities that you could either love or dislike. The story just seems to only skim the surface and there were so many opportunities for explore the characters and expand on them and make it into a very enjoyable captivating read.