Liverpool, 1946: the blackout blinds may be coming down, but one family is about to face devastating misfortune....
When her violent stepfather meets a tragic end, Violet Clancy feels justice has been done....
London, 1938: Lizzie Larch is a 20-year-old hat maker in London's east end. She is happy and popular, but she carries a secret....
Maureen Jackson is a prisoner of her father's blackmail. Three years ago, she'd been hoping to marry Rory, the man of her dreams....
Rita and Rosie Stevens are only nine and five years old when their widowed mother marries a violent bully called Jimmy Randall and has a baby boy by him....
As the war continues to keep her family far away, Peggy Reilly must continue to look after her girls at the Beach View Boarding House and maintain hope that this dreadful war will soon be over....
The heartwarming and nostalgic new novel from the Sunday Times top ten best-selling author of The Beggar Maid.
Motherless since she was five, Mirabel Cutler was raised by her father to be a lady. But when he dies suddenly, Mirabel finds herself cast out on the street by her ruthless stepmother.
She is taken to a place of refuge by charismatic sea captain Jack Starke. But the safe haven turns out to be a house of ill repute. Here she becomes a parlour maid and catches the eye of an elderly retired army officer, Hubert Kettle.
Mirabel has fallen in love with Jack Starke, but when she hears that his ship has foundered and all were lost, she has little choice but to accept Hubert's offer of a home and marriage. Although desperately unhappy, Mirabel is determined to make the best of her life.
Until she receives unexpected news, and her life is thrown into turmoil once more.
This is an xcellent book, very much enjoyed. I am noe going to search for more Dilly Court books.
What did you like best about The Orphan's Dream? What did you like least?
When she married Hubert and when he died just as he got to where he wanted to go all his life.
Would you recommend The Orphan's Dream to your friends? Why or why not?
I would recommend any of Dilly Courts books because they are very good. Also I prefer stories to be on land, I don't know why I just do.
What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?
I did not like the narrators voice and to many people to distinguish and they mostly sounded the same.
Was The Orphan's Dream worth the listening time?
yes and no. yes because she is a very good writer and no because the same voice over and over has made me go off them and that is a great shame because I used to love buying them.
Any additional comments?
Change the narrator please.
I thought this was a bit mills and boon story you knew the ending before finishing listening to the ending of the story.
I loved this book there is more to it than you think well worth a listen.