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At 12, Ruth Appleby stood by her mother's grave on a bleak Yorkshire moor. Life as the daughter of a Victorian millhand had never been easy, but now she was both mother and housekeeper to the little family left behind. As one tribulation after another beset her life, so a longing, a determination, grew - to venture out into a new world of independence and adventure.
©1987 Elvi Rhodes (P)2007 Soundings

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Ruth Appleby (Unabridged)

This book was very good. I really liked how the booked moved along and was not boring, I did feel bad for her husband but it did make it all interesting. I wish there was a second book to tell you how things went later. but it is worth getting

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  • Susie Q
  • Victoria, BC, Canada
  • 10-15-11

A good Elvi Rhodes story.

A gripping story with twists and turns but rather an abrupt ending. You want it to go on a bit longer, but still worth listening to.

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  • Christine
  • 04-24-15

And then??

Didn't like the way it was open ended as though the author was running out of ways to pull the story to conclusion. Too many loose ends.

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