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    • Faith

    • By: Lesley Pearse
    • Narrated by: Tracy Wiles
    • Length: 17 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Scotland, 1995. On the hills of Cornton Vale Prison. She was convicted of killing her best friend.... Laura Brannigan has been put away for murder. She insists that she didn't kill Jackie. But her search for true justice seems futile. Then she receives a letter that takes her back to her youth and the memory of an old love, Stuart....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Faith

    • By barbara on 03-07-18

    Regular price: $25.58

    • Gypsy

    • By: Lesley Pearse
    • Narrated by: Heather Bleasdale
    • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Fifteen-year-old Beth's dreams are shattered when she, her brother, Sam, and her baby sister, Molly, are orphaned. Sam believes that only in America can they make their fortunes, so, reluctantly leaving Molly with adoptive parents, brother and sister embark on the greatest adventure of their lives.

    Regular price: $25.58

    • Belle

    • By: Lesley Pearse
    • Narrated by: Sherry Baines
    • Length: 21 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    She witnessed a murder - and now her life is in danger. Fifteen year-old Belle, though raised in a London brothel, is an innocent. But when she witnesses one of the girls brutally strangled by a client, she is cast into a cruel, heartless world. Snatched from the streets and sold into prostitution, she is made a courtesan in New Orleans.

    Regular price: $27.72

    • Remember Me

    • By: Lesley Pearse
    • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
    • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 1786 a fisherman's daughter from Cornwall called Mary Broad was sentenced to be hanged for theft. But her sentence was commuted, and she was transported to Australia, one of the first convicts to arrive there. How Mary escaped the harsh existence of the colony and found true love, and how she was captured and taken back to London in chains, only to be released after a trial where she was defended by no less than James Boswell, is one of the most gripping and moving stories of human endeavour (based on an amazing true story) you will ever listen to.

    Regular price: $26.17

    • The Woman in the Wood

    • By: Lesley Pearse
    • Narrated by: Rosie Jones
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Fifteen-year-old Maisy Mitcham and her twin brother, Duncan, lose their mother to an insane asylum one night in 1960. The twins are sent to their grandmother's country house, Nightingales. Cold and distant, she leaves them to their own devices, to explore and to grow. That is until the day Duncan doesn't come home from the woods. With their grandmother seeming to have little interest in her grandson's disappearance and the police soon giving up hope, it is left to Maisy to discover the truth.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Slightly disappointed at storyline

    • By Estee on 10-24-17

    Regular price: $25.58

    • Stolen

    • By: Lesley Pearse
    • Narrated by: Ms Lucy Brownhill
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    When a beautiful blonde girl is found half-drowned on a beach, she has no memory of who she is or what horrors have left her there. But an article about her in a Brighton newspaper rings alarm bells for beautician Dale, who shows the police photographs of Lotte Wainright. The girls met working on a cruise ship, and their friendship blossomed as they sailed the seas of South America, until Lotte fell under the sinister influence of an older American couple.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not as “Bubble Gum” as it appears to be

    • By JK907 on 11-13-17

    Regular price: $23.44

    • Secrets

    • By: Lesley Pearse
    • Narrated by: Sophie Ablett
    • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Twelve-year-old Adele is placed in a bleak, cruel children's home after a family tragedy drives her mother to madness. But when trust is betrayed Adele has no choice but to run away.... Alone and friendless, she heads for Sussex to seek out the grandmother she has never known. However the journey, without food or shelter, leaves her desperately ill. Surrounded by the beautiful Rye Marshes, Adele is nursed back to health. Can she now dream of a new life? But what will happen when her mother reappears bearing shocking family secrets?

    Regular price: $26.17

    • Forgive Me

    • By: Lesley Pearse
    • Narrated by: Alison Dowling
    • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Forgive Me, a compelling story of a daughter uncovering her mother’s secret past from the No. 1 bestselling author, Lesley Pearse. Read by the actress Alison Dowling. Cheltenham, 1991, when Eva Patterson returns home from work one day, a devastating scene awaits her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent story

    • By Cheryl on 08-27-13

    Regular price: $25.59

    • Without a Trace

    • By: Lesley Pearse
    • Narrated by: Emma Powell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Without a Trace. A compelling story of courage, friendship and love by international number-one best-selling author Lesley Pearse, read by Emma Powell. Coronation Day, 1953. In the Somerset village of Sawbridge, young shopkeeper Molly Heywood slips away from the celebrations to her friend's cottage and makes a shocking discovery: Cassie is dead, and her six-year-old daughter, Petal, has vanished without a trace.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Without a Trace

    • By barbara on 01-20-18

    Regular price: $25.59

    • Dead to Me

    • By: Lesley Pearse
    • Narrated by: Eve Webster
    • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 7

    When Ruby and Verity met as girls, they came from different worlds. Verity was privately educated, living in a beautiful Hampstead home, while Ruby was being raised in extreme poverty. Nevertheless, they became firm friends. However, fortunes are not set in stone, and soon the girls find their situations reversed. As Ruby goes up in the world, Verity encounters more and more tragedy, but still the girls remain a large part of each other's lives.

    Regular price: $30.62

    • The Promise

    • Belle, Book 2
    • By: Lesley Pearse
    • Narrated by: Sherry Baines
    • Length: 17 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Promise from the bestselling author Lesley Pearse. War threatens to take all she has loved and lived for. When Belle Reilly's husband Jimmy enlists and heads for the trenches of Northern France, she knows she cannot stand idly by awaiting his return. Volunteering to help the wounded, Belle is posted to France as a Red Cross ambulance driver.

    Regular price: $25.59

    • Georgia

    • By: Lesley Pearse
    • Narrated by: Emma Powell
    • Length: 23 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 51
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      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    When nine-year-old orphan Georgia James is unexpectedly fostered by the kindly Celia and her bank manager husband, she can hardly believe her luck. But then - on her 15th birthday - she suffers the cruellest betrayal of all at the hands of her foster father and is forced to run away, leaving everything she loves behind.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Predictable but enjoyable

    • By Leslie on 03-18-09

    Regular price: $31.44

    • Charity

    • By: Lesley Pearse
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 22 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Charity Stratton's bleak childhood is changed forever when both her parents are killed in a fire. Separated by the authorities from her younger brothers and sister, Charity is sent out to work as a skivvy in a boys' boarding school. Her loneliness and misery are eased when she falls deeply in love with the dashing but fickle sixth-former Hugh Mainwaring, but when she discovers she is pregnant with Hugh's baby, she soon realises just how alone she really is.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It's an Ok book

    • By Menon on 05-14-13

    Regular price: $31.81

    • Survivor

    • By: Lesley Pearse
    • Narrated by: Alison Dowling
    • Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    London, 1939: Eighteen-year-old Mari is defiant, strong-willed and selfish. She has craved independence her entire life and now, with the World on the brink of war, Mari has finally escaped the sleepy fishing village of her childhood in New Zealand. After passionately falling for Morgan, the cockney steward aboard ship on her voyage to England, she hastily dismisses him in favour of being taken out by handsome young pilots in the glamorous West end. But, without warning, the Blitz blows her new life apart. Now Mari has the chance to make a difference but can she learn from her mistakes in time?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story

    • By Sandra Peel on 12-30-16

    Regular price: $25.59

    • Ellie

    • By: Lesley Pearse
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 25 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Ellie is a sweet-natured brunette, generous of heart with a sparkling smile and an accent that reveals her East End background. Bonny is beautiful and spoilt, with cascades of blond hair, the brightest pair of blue eyes and a mouth like Cupid's bow. The two girls meet in London at the end of the war when, seduced and abandoned by two American airmen, they pool their wits and resources and set off to make a living on the stage.

    Regular price: $33.08

    • Father Unknown

    • By: Lesley Pearse
    • Narrated by: Lucinda Dryzek
    • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Daisy was adopted. But when her mother dies, she finds her secure existence thrown into turmoil by the discovery of a scrapbook. Inside it is information about her real mother. However, when Daisy drops everything to go in search of her roots, she uncovers a harrowing story of greed, misery and corruption. She also risks hurting her adored dad, the only true family she has left.

    Regular price: $28.35

    • Trust Me

    • By: Lesley Pearse
    • Narrated by: Sally Scott
    • Length: 26 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When their father tragically kills their mother, Dulcie and her sister are sent to an orphanage. Told that a 'better life' awaits them in another country, they are shipped off to Australia. But the promises made to the sisters turn out to be lies. And it seems to Dulcie that everyone who ever said 'trust me' somehow betrayed that trust. So when she meets Ross, another orphanage survivor, and finds he is a kindred spirit, hope swells in her heart. But can she ever get over the past betrayals and learn to trust again? And can she fight not only for herself but also for her sister?

    Regular price: $26.17

    • Never Look Back

    • By: Lesley Pearse
    • Narrated by: Holli Dempsey
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
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    Sixteen-year-old Matilda is a poor Covent Garden flower girl until the day she saves the life of Tabitha, a minister's daughter. Welcomed into Tabitha's family, Matilda is offered the chance of a lifetime. She leaves behind London's slums and enters the darkest corners of New York. From there she travels across the plains to the Wild West, where San Francisco is in the grip of the gold rush. Streetwise and strong-willed, Matilda forges a new life for herself and Tabitha among pioneers like Captain James Russell - a man to whom she is deeply attracted. Yet a civil war will soon rip apart this new nation.

    Regular price: $28.35

    • A Lesser Evil

    • By: Lesley Pearse
    • Narrated by: Charlie Sanderson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Following her heart, Fifi moves with Dan to London, where they rent a seedy flat in Dale Street, Kennington. Though Fifi must now become acquainted with squalor, she is soon drawn into the goings-on behind the shabby front doors of her new neighbours. But it is the Muckles, at number 11, who are the street's focus. Rumours of criminal depravity and shocking behaviour are rife. So when Fifi steps in to help their youngest child, she risks the wrath of this frightening family....

    Regular price: $26.17

    • Rosie

    • By: Lesley Pearse
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaister
    • Length: 23 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Without a mother, Rosie is at the mercy of her father and thuggish brothers. Then one day a friend comes to the farm in the form of cockney housekeeper Heather Farley. But soon enough Heather vanishes, abandoning Rosie to her fate. Only when Thomas Farley comes to find his sister several years later does Rosie learn the terrible truth about Heather - and her family. Running away from home, she finds herself pursued by the man who brought ruin on her family. Is he out to get her, too? Or could he have some other reason for chasing her?

    Regular price: $28.35

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