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Amanda Wilkie unexpectedly finds herself alone with her three children in a rambling Victorian house in London. Her husband leaves them, claiming he's just 'lost the love', like one might carelessly lose a glove. A few months later, Amanda's heavily pregnant friend, Ali, crashes into her kitchen announcing her husband is also leaving. So, after Ali's baby, Grace, is born, they both move into Amanda's attic. And when Jacqui, a long-lost friend and fellow single mum, starts dropping by daily, the household is complete. 

Getting divorced is no walk in the park, but the three friends refuse to be defined by it. And as they slowly emerge out of the wreckage like a trio of sequin-clad Gloria Gaynors singing 'I Will Survive', they realise that anything is possible. Even loving again...

©2018 Janet Hoggarth (P)2018 W.F. Howes Ltd

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Good Book

The first in a series by new to me author Janet Hoggarth about the power of friendship and laughter to get you through the pain of divorce and healing your life to build again. The story started out very slow for me and dragged in several places, but I am glad I stuck with it as it turned out to be a good read. I liked the characters and found them easy to relate to and cheer for.

Readers who enjoy stories featuring characters rising above the ashes of the chaos, pain and destruction in their lives and being empowered to move forward stronger than before will enjoy this offering.

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  • Midnight Chance
  • 01-08-19

Really enjoyable, easy listening

I really enjoyed listening to this. The author is a very brave lady divulging her innermost thoughts, hopes and fears. I've not gone through divorce and hope I never will but I could still relate to lots of bits of the book and I hope it will give me more compassion to those around me dealing with divorce. Now I'm intrigued to try reiki.

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  • april smedley
  • 12-26-18

inspirational

loved it , couldn't stop listening wanting to know what was going to happen next.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-03-18

Charming and bittersweet

Wasn't instantly gripped, but didn't take long before I was hooked and couldn't stop listening. I loved how all the characters were really brought to life. But overall the story had too much swearing for my taste.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-12-19

It’s a robot 😭

I can’t believe I didn’t listen to the preview before I bought it .. it’s impossible to listen to.

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  • Miss L Whiteley
  • 02-08-19

Overall ok

Enjoyed the story but reader left a HUGE gap in between chapters. At first I thought it’d stopped playing

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-18-19

narration not to my taste

I loved the story so turned to kindle when I couldnt stand the narration further than chapter 5.

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  • keith b.
  • 03-25-19

chick lit drivel

I would never have picked this book except it was our book club offering. boring, not funny and typical chick lit rubbish. didn't get past chapter 7 and believe me it was a trial to read it fo that long! avoid unless you like mind numbing nonsense

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-28-19

Bad boos. Worse audiobook.

Uninteresting storyline. Terrible narrative voice - sounded monotone about the whole thing, bad accents, bad impersonations of children, kept getting the inflexions and emphasis all wrong. Would be funny if it wasn't so distracting.

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  • 02-06-19

Unrealistic

unrealistic children's views of understanding, copious amounts of friends that all seem to be drunk yet there and unedited amounts of time this Single mum sleeps and self woes with time to think from beginning middle and end with children. And the narrator had a terrible voice for even attempting deep tones of the male characters...she made the seem like overstupid warbles. This is a bit insulting to single mothers who actually try.

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  • A. Campbell
  • 01-11-19

Erm!!! Didn't finish is so... I don't know!!

Not as good as I thought it was going to be when I first started listening.. The story was good but it deteriorated somewhere along the way.. Very silly, superficial and not convincing. Don't waste your precious credit. Keep searching..