• The Dover Café at War

  • The Dover Café, Book 1
  • By: Ginny Bell
  • Narrated by: Bea Holland
  • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (508 ratings)

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The Dover Café at War

By: Ginny Bell
Narrated by: Bea Holland
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Publisher's summary

The first book in a brand new World War II saga series. Perfect for fans of Ellie Dean and Annie Groves.

Dover, 1939.

At the heart of Dover's Market Square lies the Castle's Café. A bustling, homely place run by the formidable Nellie Castle and her six children.

Since the scandalous birth of her beloved son 10 years before, Marianne, Nellie's eldest daughter, has preferred to stay in the kitchen, hidden away from the scrutiny of the town gossips. Overcome with shame, Marianne has never revealed the name of Donny's father - not even to her own mother.

But with World War II just around the corner, Marianne's past catches up with her. And suddenly the lives of the Castle family become a lot more complicated.

Will the secrets from her past destroy their future?

©2020 Ginny Bell (P)2020 Bonnier Books Ltd

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Awesome book

Great story and a easy read/listen. Happy to live on the the next book in the series

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Loved it!

Started out slow with lots of confusing characters, but got better and better as it went on!

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Great characters, great performance

I loved listening to this book. Besides my interest in World War 2 England, the narrator did a marvelous job distinguishing the voices. Am looking forward to the next book in the series!

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Fav Historical Romance

Heartfelt historical romance. My heart ached at several moments.
I can't imagine what all the turmoil was like for the British Isles over two World Wars.
Thank God for every moment of joy & peace.

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ok story, rushed ending

Likable characters and a decent plot, but the ending felt unnatural and rushed. It's still enough to leave me curious about the 2nd book.

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Really interesting story

The narrator's delivery is excellent, but I wish there had been more difference in the voices of the characters because there is a lot of them.
The story was interesting and mostly factually correct....Churchill didn't give his "We will fight them on the beaches" on the radio... it was recorded later and replayed. But it was good for dramatic effect.
Looking forward to the next book in the series!

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Entertaining

Beginning to the end, this audio was so entertaining to listen to. Sad at times but many moments of laughter. Everyone should have a Nellie Castle in their life, sadly I don't.
The narrator made the story engaging. I look forward to the next book and hope it tells us how the lives of the rest of the characters are doing.

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Very realistic saga from the WW2 era

I enjoyed the dialog, the storyline, and the narration. It gave a good perspective of how things were in this era and location.

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delightful and intriguing saga