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Postcards from a Stranger

Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
Categories: Fiction, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (106 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A secret lies buried at the heart of her family - but it can’t stay hidden forever.

When Cara stumbles across a stash of old postcards in the attic, their contents make her question everything she thought she knew.

The story she pieces together is confusing and unsettling, and appears to have been patched over with lies. But who can tell her the truth? With her father sinking into Alzheimer’s and her brother reluctant to help, it seems Cara will never find the answers to her questions. One thing is clear, though: someone knows more than they’re letting on.

Torn between loyalty to her family and dread of what she might find, Cara digs into the early years of her parents’ troubled marriage, hunting down long-lost relatives who might help unravel the mystery. But the picture that begins to emerge is not at all the one she’d expected - because as she soon discovers, lies have a habit of multiplying....

Revised edition: This edition of Postcards from a Stranger includes editorial revisions.

©2018 Imogen Clark (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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This was a great book.

It is a family story without the usual trappings of gooey emotion or impossible situations.

Instead, it was very grown up and thought provoking. And it moved me because of it. The main character is as she should be, not irreparably damaged and unable to cope. She is a well rounded product of her life and has very reasonable reactions to her changing situation. Thank goodness for a well written book with no victimhood, global warning or left winged PC BS mucking up the story.

I think I'll change the 4 stars to 5, I liked it more than I realized.

The narration was excellent.

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Lovely story

This was such a sweet and sad, but also happy story. I loved the the ending and the narration was perfect. Highly recommended!

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Deeply touching

The subject matter is difficult at best. The characters were very real and my heart reached out to them all. I highly recommend this book.

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Sad, but Wonderful!

Not all of it was sad, but there were a few moments. I loved that I couldn’t guess different parts & it end.....well you’ll find out. I Loved It!!

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Touchingly Beautiful

A nice change from my usual espionage and mystery genres. gave it a try because his ass offered as a Kindle unlimited selection which I could easily return if I didn't like it. but once into it around 20% I was hooked and listened every chance I could. not exciting and or sensational but a very down to earth story about a daughter and her family.brojen apart by domestic bullying.

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Mothers and Children

It's a dual narrative having to do with mother's upbringing and subsequent unhappy marriage. Then the grown designer's current life with dad who has Alzheimer's. They bring in a nurse who we suspect all along is the mother. However, there is a twist at the end. It was an engaging story but I roundhouse the twist was handled to be confusing.

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Postcards

My first I.Clark read.
What a grand story! All the characters had such great depth! Read it!💖

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  • jken
  • 09-13-18

Spoilt by the reader

Once again I have bought an audiobook and been unable to listen to it because the reader grates on me. People who can't do accents should not try to do them. It would be better just read in a straightforward fashion.

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  • Vivian Zems
  • 06-01-19

A sweet story

This story had heart. It started slowly- but then began to layer itself with intrigue. I like how Clarke effortlessly crosses timeline whilst keeping the story tight. The characters are well developed as well believable. Altogether a fine book .

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  • Tilly Flop
  • 03-27-19

Very enjoyable book

I really enjoyed this book. The characters were well drawn and you know that if you met Cara you would become friends.

Lots of glimpses into peoples lives which may or may not, depending on your upbringing, bring back memories to readers,.

A real plus for me is that the ubiquitous 'F' word is never used ...
and the narrator deserves five stars of her own for her brilliant portrayals of the different characters.

I shall look out for other books by this author

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  • g hart
  • 06-21-19

A wonderful story of real lives

The story keeps you reading to the very last page, a truly wonderful read. Thank you

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  • myra smart
  • 05-24-19

Tender family story

Well-written, intriguing story with sympathetic characters...but I found the narrator's attempts at a Yorkshire accent quite annoying.

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  • missbabs
  • 04-05-19

Good read

I thought I knew how it was going g to end. I didn't after all

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  • Rie Dickinson
  • 03-27-19

Beautifully written & read.

This is a beautiful story full of emotion, it is heart wrenching at times & I struggled to hold back tears towards the end. This is the second book I’ve ‘read’ of Imogen Clark’s & I highly recommend them 🙂

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  • Carol Smith
  • 02-26-19

simple story for a chilled out read

It was a fairly good story to listen to in the car as it was a simple storyline.

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  • elizabeth b.
  • 02-07-19

Postcards from a stranger

I just loved this book. It was beautifully read by Henrietta Meire. Interesting and emotional with an intriguing storyline. Gentle. Makes one want to write. Makes one want go to England again. I really enjoyed it.

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  • Shenya
  • 01-15-19

Good story spoiled by narration

Unfortunately I found the voice of the narrator a bit irritating and dull. I found myself nodding off many times and having to rewind. It took me nearly twenty hours to get through this one. I enjoyed the tale though, and persevered to a satisfying end.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-02-19

Great story

I really enjoyed this book. The narrator did an excellent job and the storyline was very entertaining. So pleased they added the epilogue- it provides closure for the storyline and balanced out a very good book

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  • Annabelle
  • 10-11-18

Great read

Had me from the start - I couldn’t stop listening - loved it. Great narration - and a story that touches my heart in so many ways