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A Pennyworth of Sunshine

The Irish Sisters, Book 1
Narrated by: Marie McCarthy
Series: The Irish Sisters, Book 1
Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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Publisher's Summary

Best-selling saga author Anna Jacobs' novel of life in 19th-century Lancashire and Australia. A must-listen for fans of Dilly Court and the Rivenshaw saga.

Love can cross oceans....

Keara Michaels doesn't want to leave her family in Ireland, but fate sends her first to Lancashire, then across the sea to Australia, pregnant and penniless. And Theo Mullane, the man who loves her, is married, with an ailing baby son, so cannot follow her as he longs to.

Mark Gibson leaves Lancashire to avoid marriage. But gold prospecting is a dangerous pursuit, and when his gentle young wife dies in childbirth, his father-in-law kidnaps the baby. So Mark runs away again, this time to Western Australia, where he employs Keara in his country inn.

But danger threatens them all, even in the bush. As Keara searches for her lost sisters, Theo comes looking for the woman he loves, and Mark at last confronts his past.

©2019 Anna Jacobs (P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd

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A great book

I really enjoyed this story which wasn’t overly predictable and had some great twists. Being Australian the only thing I found a little distracting were the Australian accents but not distracting enough to ruin the story for me.

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Great story

Enjoyed story, Narrator has a lovely voice but didn't like her attempt to speak Australian, that was the only negative but in saying that I can't speak her beautiful Irish or English accent so not worth a negative review at all ill take that back. Look forward to meeting new characters in the next book

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  • 08-08-2020

Awesome narrator

An engaging story with exciting characters and read by the best narrator that I have ever heard! It's hard to believe that one person did all the voices because each was so distinct. An audio book is not just read, but needs to be acted as well and this narrator communicates beautifully each character's motivation.
The author paints the plot with in-depth main characters and many twists and turns. I was so happy to have the whole trilogy.
Well-done!!

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  • joanie
  • 03-01-2020

a 5 star book

love the story so realistic life comes with pain ,sorrow and joy and it shows how woman weren't strong in the 18 hundred the narrator did a wonderful job a credit well spent

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  • Fran w
  • 26-10-2019

A penny worth of sunshine

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Australia as a setting was surprisingly nice. It was very cold outside as I read this, but the Australian sunshine shone through.
I am off to get the next in the trio.

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  • 21-04-2020

A lovely listen

A lovely easy book to listen to & narrator was perfect. About to start the second book.

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  • barbara
  • 04-03-2020

Brilliant

A lovely story which was sad at times but I was so glad that the story had a happy ending. I hope there will be another story telling how the lives of all the characters turned out.

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  • Judith White
  • 14-02-2020

Loved it

Have read 1 and 2 of this series so far and just about to read book 3 and l can say l really enjoyed both books, loved the narrater as well,