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When she was 9 years old, Melody Browne's house burned down, and it took all of her childhood memories with it. Now she's a single mother of a teenage boy living in Central London. She hasn't seen her parents since she left home at 15, but she doesn't mind. She's better off on her own. She works as a dinner lady at her son's school and has no idea where her humdrum life is heading. But one summer's night, a hypnotist inadvertently unlocks memories of her childhood, and her whole life is turned upside down. 

At first, these new memories mean nothing to her, but as Melody slowly begins to piece together the real story of her childhood, she begins to uncover mystery after mystery and wonders if she'll ever know the truth about her past...

©2020 Lisa Jewell (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Lisa Jewell classic!

This is one of the best Lisa Jewell books I’ve listened to. I’ve either read or listened to everything she’s ever written and if you love the sweeping family saga style writing that is classic Lisa Jewell you will really enjoy this one. True rich characters and a wonderful story.

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A must !

I’ve listened to at least 7 of Lisa jewells books and enjoyed every one . This one was practically emotional for me as I lost my mother at a young age. I cried and laughed and throughly enjoyed every moment. Not wanting the story to end . A tale told perfectly . A must if you have loved her other books .

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So much potential.....what a letdown!!!

I am really at a loss on how to rate this book. The narration was perfect! I haven't heard this narrator read before and I stand up and applaud this extremely talented voice artist. To be quite honest, it is more than likely the only reason that finished the book. Now, for the story itself...it grabbed my attention and kept me awake until the wee hours of the morning... I really felt like the story was going to bring everything together and really hit it out of the ballpark with an earth shattering ending...without giving anything away..I have to say that I was left thinking...really?? thats it?? There were SO many characters piled Into the story that just didn't need to be there. Nobody really served a purpose or added to the storyline. I have to say that I am truly disappointed and feel cheated out if my time and credit.

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Great read

A great change from the other books that I've read from her. Highly recommend and was finished quickly

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Beautiful story

Lisa Jewell hit it out of the park with this one. I couldn’t stop listening.

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Buy it

One of my all time favorite narrators. Everything you want and expect from a Lisa Jewell book.

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Hopeful! Great example of making a difference!

This fictional account of a woman’s life experiences and interactions captured my attention and held it throughout: Author deftly jumps back And forth in time to reveal glimpses of critical times in Melody Brown’s life, giving just enough hints to keep the reader wondering yet engaged in finding out the TRUTH about Melody Brown. Best of all- I like how his story gives me hope that people I have known in MY life met, still remember me and have been positively affected by knowing me. It was a VERY positive story. I got the idea in early chapters that the heroine had low self-esteem or perhaps FELT that she had been dealt unlucky cards in life, but by the end, It’s revealed that she is a highly respected and loved person who has left a significant and positive impact on Those with whom she has come in contact.

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Favorite Lisa Jewell by far

Loved it!!! Read it on vacation and every free minute I went straight back to it. Loved the way the past and present intertwined.

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I just love Lisa Jewell

Everything she comes up with is amazing. So happy that I ignored some of the negative reviews.

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Not so good.

I’ve read a lot of Lisa Newell’s books and this is the first one that was just meh. It was slow and single dimensional. I never got that into the story and never got attached to the characters. The narrator did well with Melody’s voice but all the other women’s voices seemed too dramatic.

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