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The Orphan Sisters

Narrated by: Anne Dover
Length: 12 hrs
4.5 out of 5 stars (37 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A heartbreaking, enthralling and utterly unforgettable World War 2 story of two young sisters cruelly abandoned by their mother at an orphanage.

1929: four-year-old Etty and eight-year-old Dorothy are abandoned at Blakely Hall orphanage by their mother, never to see her again. With no other family to speak of, the sisters worship their beloved mam - and they are confused and heartbroken to be deserted by her when they need her the most.

1940: Etty and Dorothy are finally released from the confines of Blakely Hall - but their freedom comes when the country is in the grip of World War Two and its terrors. Amidst a devastating backdrop of screaming air-raid sirens and cold nights huddled in shelters, the sisters are desperate to put their broken childhoods behind them.

But trouble lies ahead. Dorothy must bid good-bye to her beloved husband when he’s sent to war, and Etty must nurse a broken heart as she falls in love with the one man she can never be with.

Etty and Dorothy survived the orphanage with the help of one another, and neither sister can forget the awful betrayal of their mother, which has haunted them their whole lives. But when a shocking secret about their painful childhood comes to light, will the sisters ever be the same again?

©2019 Shirley Dickson (P)2019 Bolinda Publishing

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Unique Look At Life During War

This story was well written and performed. It pulled at my heart strings. I loved hearing about the unbreakable bond between the sisters, and felt that the author did a great job of bringing her characters to life. The listener really gets to know them, and will become emotionally attached to them and the story’s outcome, as did I. Despite war being the backdrop, the actual story is about family, and the choices we make, and how those choices effect our lives. Get ready to shed a few tears. Beautifully presented. I was so invested in the book, that I finished it in just two days. Definitely worth downloading!

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Awesome story!

Loved the story ! As an audible it was very well acted/narrated making the story alive. Thank you!

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Excellent

I overwhelmingly enjoyed this story. So many emotions! Beautiful story that took me back in time.

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  • 05-30-19

excellent for a first time Author.

I look forward to her next book. Very heart warming. It had a few twists and turns I didn't see coming.

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beautiful story<br />

started a tiny bit slow, but I always disliked history.
stuck with it and felt every victory, every heartbreak, every everything.

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  • 05-31-19

The orphan sisters

Very enjoyable looking forward to the next book. The wonderful Anne Dover made this possible

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  • 07-18-19

Emotional turmoil....

Really loved the story line...so well written kept you interested and wanting more. The bond between the sisters and the truths coming out...and the sad followed by the happy content ending...looking forward to your other books...thank you...