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    • On a Turning Tide

    • The Cliffehaven Series, Book 16
    • By: Ellie Dean
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    As the Allied troops draw closer to victory, life at Beach View Boarding House is still full of uncertainty. Rosie’s plans for her wedding to Ron Reilly are plagued with misunderstandings. And when Ron takes on a secret assignment just days before they are due to say their vows, it seems their plans for a future together may be doomed. Meanwhile, Peggy Reilly embraces her new managerial role at the uniform factory. It’s a welcome distraction while her husband, Jim, is still away fighting in the Far East.

    Regular price: $24.00

    • The Very Thought of You

    • By: Mary Fitzgerald
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 24 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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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    It's 1944. Three girls join a touring variety group and travel through Europe, entertaining the troops as World War II draws to a close. In the wake of D-Day, three very different women join a touring variety company, performing to factory girls, hospitals and serving troops. Catherine's husband has been reported missing in action, and she needs a job to support her mother and daughter. Della, a Liverpudlian showgirl, is ambitious for fame and hides her problems behind a devil-may-care attitude.

    Regular price: $27.71

    • The Nightingale Christmas Show

    • By: Donna Douglas
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Matron Kathleen Fox has the job of putting the hospital back together but wonders if she is up to the task. In an attempt to bring some festive cheer, she decides to put on a Christmas show. The idea is greeted with mixed feelings by the nurses, who all have their own problems, and also by the new Assistant Matron and ward sister, who find themselves rivals for the role of organiser. But as rehearsals begin, the performers begin to find the show is not just a tonic for the patients.

    Regular price: $22.06

    • The Nightingale Girls

    • By: Donna Douglas
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    Three very different girls sign up as trainee nurses at a big London teaching hospital in 1934. Dora leaves her overcrowded, squalid working-class home for a better life. But has she got what it takes to keep up with other, better-educated girls? And will her hated stepfather ever let her go? Helen is born for the job; her brother is a doctor, her all-powerful mother a hospital trustee. But will Helen’s secret misery be her downfall? An aristocratic rebel, Millie’s carefree attitude will find her up in front of Matron again and again. Will she ever care enough to make a nurse? Or will she go back to the glamorous life she was born to?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very enjoyable read...

    • By Buffy on 12-22-16

    Regular price: $18.33

    • A Nightingale Christmas Wish

    • By: Donna Douglas
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      5 out of 5 stars 30
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    As Christmas 1938 approaches, the staff at the Nightingale Hospital have their own wishes for the festive season. Ward sister Frannie Wallace is hoping she won't have to live through another war like the one that claimed her fiance. Staff Nurse Helen Dawson wants to find happiness again after the death of her husband Charlie. But is she looking for love in the wrong place? Matron Kathleen Fox struggles to keep up morale.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I loved it

    • By mammaw marla on 01-11-15

    Regular price: $22.80

    • As the Sun Breaks Through

    • Cliffehaven, Book 15
    • By: Ellie Dean
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 15
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      5 out of 5 stars 13
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      5 out of 5 stars 13

    Cliffehaven, June 1944. As the planes continue to circle over Cliffehaven, Peggy Reilly’s sister, Doris, must seek refuge after a V-1 blast destroys her home. Rita, Sarah and the other residents at Beach View Boarding House quickly find their peace disturbed, and it’s not long before even Peggy loses her patience. But with more bad news to come, will Doris finally be forced to swallow her pride? Meanwhile Peggy’s father-in-law, Ron Reilly, is delighted when his sweetheart, Rosie, returns home. Until a heartbreaking confession suggests things may never be the same between them. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • As the Sun Breaks Through

    • By Gayle on 10-14-18

    Regular price: $24.00

    • The Nightingale Sisters

    • By: Donna Douglas
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
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      5 out of 5 stars 46
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    To the student nurses at The Nightingale hospital, the ward sisters are heartless and frightening, with impossibly high standards. But the sisters have troubles of their own...Dora, the student nurse is struggling with her heartbreak over Nick, the man who got away. A new arrival on the ward brings the chance to put a smile back on her face. But can she really get over Nick so easily? Dora's fellow student Millie is also torn between the two men in her life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I have loved reading the series!

    • By Kathleen Bailey on 06-22-15

    Regular price: $16.83

    • A Nightingale Christmas Promise

    • By: Donna Douglas
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    London, 1914. While young men enlist up and down the country, the Nightingale Hospital has its own set of new recruits.... Anna Beck is the daughter of the best baker in Bethnal Green. Her German father built the business out of nothing, but as the shadow of war descends, his fate is at the mercy of their neighbours. Meanwhile Katie Carlyle has always wanted to become a doctor. She fought hard to get into medical school, and even now she faces prejudice from her fellow students as well as the tutors. Can she prove them wrong?

    Regular price: $24.86

    • Nadia Knows Best

    • By: Jill Mansell
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Nadia Knows Best is a romance from the Sunday Times best-selling Jill Mansell, whose titles are must-listens for fans of Cathy Kelly and Lucy Diamond.

    When Nadia Kinsella meets Jay Tiernan and the weather traps them in a remote Cotswold pub, she's tempted. Of course she is. But Nadia's already met the one. She and Laurie have been together for years - they're practically childhood sweethearts, and she still gets butterflies in her stomach at the sight of him.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Till the Boys Come Home

    • War at Home, Book 5
    • By: Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6

    In 1918 the Great War has taken so much from so many, and it threatens to take even more still from the Hunters, their friends and their servants. Edward, in a bid to run away from problems at home, decides not to resist conscription and ends up at the Front. Sadie's hopes for love are unrequited, and Laura has to flee Artemis House when it is shelled, and she finds herself in London driving an ambulance. 

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Goodbye Piccadilly

    • War at Home, 2014
    • By: Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4 out of 5 stars 15

    In 1914, Britain faces a new kind of war. For Edward and Beatrice Hunter, their children, servants and neighbours, life will never be the same again. For David, the eldest, war means a chance to do something noble; but enlisting will break his mother's heart. His sister Diana, nineteen and beautiful, longs for marriage. She has her heart set on Charles Wroughton, son of Earl Wroughton, but Charles will never be allowed to marry a banker's daughter.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Prissy and Slow In One Grand Sweeping Motion

    • By Sara on 01-11-15

    Regular price: $20.24

    • A Child Is Born

    • By: Donna Douglas
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
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      5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Christmas Eve, 1936. On a foggy December night, a pregnant woman walks out in front of a trolley bus and is knocked unconscious. She is rushed to the Nightingale hospital, and a healthy baby is delivered. But the mother claims to have lost her memory, and cannot believe that the child is hers. It seems that the Nightingale nurses may need to perform a Christmas miracle.

    Regular price: $9.08

    • A Nightingale Christmas Carol

    • Nightingale Girls, Book 8
    • By: Donna Douglas
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    With her husband, Nick, away fighting, Dora struggles to keep the home fires burning but finds herself in a difficult position when she is put in charge of a ward of injured German POWs. Can she find it in her heart to care for her enemies? Fellow nurse Kitty faces a similar struggle looking after the men who killed her beloved brother. But her life becomes even more complicated when she falls for one of the prisoners. And Helen Denton returns from nursing in Europe with a secret. She has her own reasons for hating the Germans.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Story and Narration

    • By Laurie Burks on 05-17-17

    Regular price: $23.55

    • Nightingales Under the Mistletoe

    • By: Donna Douglas
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    It's Christmas 1941, and the nurses at the Nightingale are facing their toughest winter yet. With shortages everywhere and every news bulletin announcing more losses, the British people are weary and demoralised, and The Nightingale Hospital is suffering too. Millie is recently widowed and dealing with the demands of her family's estate. It's not long before her old world of the Nightingale begins to beckon, along with a long-lost love.... Jess is struggling with her move from East London to the countryside.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love this series.

    • By Gleefully on 02-13-16

    Regular price: $23.55

    • The Downstairs Maid

    • By: Rosie Clarke
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 307
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      4 out of 5 stars 284
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 287

    She is a servant girl... When her father becomes ill, Emily Carter finds herself sent into service at Priorsfield Manor in order to provide the family with an income. He will be the Lord of the Manor... Emily strikes up an unlikely friendship with the daughters of the house, as well as Nicolas, son of the Earl. But as the threat of war comes ever closer, she becomes even more aware of the vast differences between upstairs and downstairs, servant and master...If you like Downton Abbey you’ll love this!

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Some Good, Lots of Bad- Details too 'adult' for me

    • By Susan on 09-09-15

    Regular price: $28.91

    • Death's Dark Shadow

    • A DCI Monika Paniatowski Mystery
    • By: Sally Spencer
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    A nameless victim. An unknown killer. An impossible case for Monika Paniatowski. Before she can even begin to track down the killer of the old woman dumped by the lonely canal, Monika Paniatowski needs to find out who she is - and no one seems to know. Even when her daughter Louisa provides the vital clue, it only makes life more difficult, because the Chief Constable - intent on making Paniatowski's life difficult - refused to let her follow the obvious trail.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Could be 4

    • By Donna on 05-06-17

    Regular price: $19.82

    • The Best Boomerville Hotel

    • By: Caroline James
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Jo Docherty and Hattie Contaldo have a vision - a holiday retreat in the heart of the Lake District exclusively for guests of 'a certain age' wishing to stimulate both mind and body with new creative experiences. One hotel refurbishment later and the Best Boomerville Hotel is open for business! Perhaps not surprisingly, Boomerville attracts more than its fair share of eccentric clientele.

    Regular price: $21.81

    • The Long, Long Trail

    • War at Home, 1917
    • By: Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6

    The fourth book in the War at Home series by the author of The Morland Dynasty novels. Set against the evocative backdrop of World War I, this is an epic family drama featuring the Hunters and their servants.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Land of My Dreams

    • By: Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    In 1916, the people are settling down to the business of war. As conscription reaches into every household, Britain turns out men and shells in industrial numbers from army camps and munitions factories up and down the land. Bobby Hunter gains his wings and joins his brother in France. Ethel, the under housemaid, embarks on a quest, and Laura sets out on her biggest adventure yet.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful series

    • By silence dogood on 02-10-18

    Regular price: $20.65

    • District Nurse on Call

    • By: Donna Douglas
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
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      5 out of 5 stars 10
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      5 out of 5 stars 10

    West Yorkshire, 1926. After completing her training in Steeple Street, Agnes is looking forward to making her mark as the village's first district nurse, confident she can make a difference in the locals' lives. But when she arrives, she's treated with suspicion, labelled just another servant of the wealthy mine owners. The locals would much rather place their trust in the resident healer, Nella Black.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Made me appreciate coal miners and their families!

    • By Annie on 10-26-17

    Regular price: $25.04

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