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Sonja Bates

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great story telling

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-09-2019

the reader Caroline Lees does a great job bringing the story alive. There were many moments I really had to laugh. So Australians. I am overseas at the moment so it felt good to connect with this part of the story. However, the resolution was left me feeling unsatisfied. I can understand that the author doesn't want to have necessarily all loose ends tied up and wants to stay connected to to a real life scenario however as a reader I found this disappointing that there was no solution for Sophie. Nonetheless great storytelling and I enjoyed the journey although towards the end I was keen to reach the end

delightful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-09-2016

what a wonderful collection of advice! loved it so very much. i hope my daughter will listen to it now. so much compassion. Cheryl you are an angel. so wise. what a treasure you are

heartfelt and so deep

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-08-2016

what a beautiful and heartfelt memoir. made me shed a tear more than once. a sensitive reflection on the loss of a mother. we only have one mother in our life and the loss is immense. yet within nature lies the deep knowing that we must keep walking. and with all is ups and downs we learn to ride the way. and yet some of us do not. we lose friends, children grow up and we grow old and time relentlessly passes. thank you Cheryl for sharing your story.

so entertaining!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-08-2016

what a wonderful wonderful story! the author has captured the dialogue of privileged white women in Australia and their precious children perfectly. I recognised aspects of myself in the story and had to laugh and laugh. She also has tried harder this time to tackle the serious issues that face women. But she can't help but make it politically correct and include the 0.001 percent of men who might face similar situations. The actress brought all of the characters to life and did a fantastic job well done. I thoroughly have enjoyed the journey of the novel. I look forward to watching the movie.

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