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An enthralling story about love, motherhood and choosing who you belong to in the world by best-selling author Kimberley Freeman.

1874: only days before she is to leave the foundling home where she grew up, Agnes Resolute discovers that, as a baby, she had been abandoned with a small token of her mother: a unicorn button.

Agnes always believed her mother had been too poor to keep her, but after working as a laundress in the home she recognises the button as belonging to Genevieve Breckby, the beautiful and headstrong daughter of a local noble family. Agnes had seen Genevieve once, in the local village, and had never forgotten her.

Despite having no money, Agnes will risk everything in a quest that will take her from the bleak moors of Northern England to the harsh streets of London, then on to Paris and Ceylon. As Agnes follows her mother's trail, she makes choices that could cost her dearly. Finally, in Australia, she tracks Genevieve down. But is Genevieve capable of being the mother Agnes hopes she will be?

©2017 Kimberley Freeman (P)2017 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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What an adventure!!

Engaging from the very start. Filled with adventure, love (lost and found) and discovering what and where home really lies. Hey laughed and cried throughout the story. One of the best I’ve listened to in a while!!

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Enjoyable! Loved it!!

Well written!
Narration very pleasant listen!
A favorite Author & Narrator!
Every chapter was as intriguing as the next! Placing the puzzle pieces of a young fondling’s life together with adventure along the way.

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Stars Across the Ocean

If the ratings went up to a 10 this book would warrant it hands down!! It was perfectly written with just the right amount of mystery ,exceptional characters and three stories woven into one. Jennifer Vuletics narration was exceptional!!!!!! I will eagerly search for other books by then both!!!

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Get this book!

I loved this book.... Highly recommend it!
It touched all possible emotions-
And left me grateful that I listened.

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Great story!!!

Loved this story and performance, I’ve listened to several audiobooks this year and this is one of my favorites!

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Lovely.

Beautiful narration. Lovely story, albiet sappy & predictable. Perfect brain-candy & sweetness. I'd love to meet Jack someday!

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Great Book

Good Story and wonderful narration! Would definitely recommend it to anyone who likes bicentury /Victorian stories.

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Interesting story.

The twist and turns of the story kept me listening. I feel like the author didn’t quite know how to end it and wrapped it up quickly. I enjoyed the story though.

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Nice Listen

Another great listen from Kimberly Freeman. I love her style of writing and just about everything she's done. Highly recommended!

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best author ever

I just love Kimberley Freeman writing. She is an amazing story teller. I have listened to all her books. Thank you

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  • 08-09-18

Enjoyable story but not her bestI

I enjoyed the story but I didnt really warm to Agnes although she certainly had a lot of adventures. I couldn't really see the point of the daughter who had come over from Australia to look after her ailing mother part of the story - I suppose it was to construct the story around the pieces of letters the mother had found but it didnt add anything to the main story and I found it irrelevant. I enjoyed Ember Island and Wildflower Hill much more but still will look out for more of Kimberley Freemans books on Audible.

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  • jill cavanagh flowers
  • 10-10-17

A little slow

I usually enjoy Kimberley Freeman's books, but not this one.
The storyline was a little slow and dull.
I particularly did not like the narrator's tone for the main character's - her voicing actually made me dislike the main female character as her Yorkshire accent was just too grating.
This was disappointing as I actually did not mind the narrators voice when she was speaking in her own accent.
I was hoping to enjoy the novel once it progressed a little but it only got worse.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-22-18

Excellent

Loved it. Jennifer Vuletic really brings the story to life with her narration. Can recommend!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-12-18

Must read

this book is amazing.
beautifully read. the characters are believable and endearing. the reader manages to make them come alive with the beautiful nuances she uses with her voice. found it difficult to put down. I'm now off to download more Kimberley Freeman titles.

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  • Nicmacc
  • 04-13-18

Great tale!

SUPERB narration ! she was wonderful with all the voices. best I have heard in an audio book. great story kept me really enthralled. my first Kimberly Freeman book, I will be reading more for sure.

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  • Kim
  • 02-28-18

I absolutely loved this book,

Loved everything about this book. Was captured within the first moments of listening, the mix of history and present.. Loved all the characters and beautifully read.

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  • Sandra
  • 12-30-17

Delightful!

A melodic, wistful and thoroughly enjoyable lighthearted tale. Easy listening with a storyline and characters to be delightfully entertaining.

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  • Lynnette Dyer
  • 12-22-17

A lovely story thoroughly enjoyable

Excellent narrator and good story line, 1800s and 2000s hand in hand. Not soppy, sometimes funny and a good set of life lessons. There really were gutsy people in the days before mid-cons. Recommended.