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December Girl

Narrated by: Emma Thorpe
Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins

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Molly Thomas is a feisty, independent soul, born on the Winter Solstice. At every stage of her life, she has faced troubles. As a young woman, her family are evicted from their home at Christmas. Molly swears vengeance on the jealous neighbour and land agent responsible, Flann Montgomery. Then in 1896, her baby son is taken from his pram.

While Molly searches the streets for little Oliver, the police are called but her baby is gone. Why does trouble seem to follow Molly? And will she ever find out what happened to her child?

December Girl is a tale of family bonds, love, revenge, and murder.

©2019 Nicola Cassidy (P)2019 Nicola Cassidy

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  • Marla
  • 18-08-2020

A child gone

Molly finally finds someone who says they care about her only to have one thing after another happen to her. Only to find love with problems at that. The narrator, Emma Thorpe, gave an excellent performance. This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • LilMissMolly
  • 26-05-2020

This story will pull on your heart-strings!

December Girl by Nicola Cassidy is a wonderfully written historical story about one woman’s struggle to survive in the late 1800s in Ireland, and later in London. It is an emotional rollercoaster as misfortune and unfortunate events follow Molly Thomas repeatedly. First, with the eviction of the family from their home at Christmas; and second, with the kidnapping of her son. Molly is a true heroine seeking justice, happiness, and yes, revenge. She has courage and determination, and never gives up. While there is heartbreak and disappointments, there is also love and courage. This story will pull on your heart-strings and have you thinking about it for days afterward! I listened to the audiobook version of this story narrated by Emma Thorpe, who did an admirable job. Her narration flows naturally at an even pace and she uses differing voices and accents for all characters. In summary, I highly recommend this story to anyone who enjoys listening to historical fiction stories with descriptive settings, well-developed characters, and beautiful prose.

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  • Thrones for ever
  • 17-02-2020

GREAT HEART WRENCHING

I was grabbed from the beginning i became lost in Molly's world rooting for her feeling her pain an anguish understanding some of her struggles and the voice of the narrator is perfect. looking forward to more books

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  • Amber Smith
  • 08-11-2019

Wonderful Historical Fiction

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. The start is very dramatic. It pulls you in and makes you want to know what happened. The narrator is amazing and gives such emotion. I enjoyed listening to this book and also the story. I would read more by this author.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-06-2020

Felt like I was back in time

Absolutely amaxing storyline and writing. History brought to life. Really felt like I was back in time. I sometimes struggle with audio books but I found myself stealing away from busy family life to listen to Molly and Henry's story. You can tell the book was really well researched too and care was taken to bring the time period to life. Overall just a brilliant listen and my little escape during the covid19 lockdown!

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  • Kirsten Carlyle
  • 17-02-2020

Loved this!

I absolutely loved listening to this story and finished it within an few days! The narrator read with such emotion. She made the story and characters come to life and was very good at different accents. I loved the main character, molly. What a brave, courageous lady. If you love historical fiction and the likes of Diney Costello then you will love this! I will definitely look out for more from this author. 10/10!

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  • Selina ryles
  • 03-11-2019

A Sad, Raw and Gritty tale of past times

I was captivated by this tale. I adore Molly's character purely for her fiestiness and her ability of strength to deal with everything that is thrown her way. She has led such a troublesome life but as a reader it kept me hopeful for positive change. The book reminds me of the sagas written by Margaret Dickinson and Catherine Cookson . It is a very sad and melancholy story with great character development. It is beautifully raw and insightful of past times .I was given this book by the author/narrator in return for an honest and unbiased review

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-10-2019

Enchanting

Cleverly written and beautifully narrated. Emma Thorpe does credit to Nicola Cassidy’s gripping story. I hated to have to put the book down and go to work!

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  • Fiona Cronly
  • 10-10-2019

A totally gripping story

I loved this story and it’s wonderfully interwoven narratives ... kept me engrossed to the very last word!

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  • sandra smyth
  • 09-10-2019

Highly recommend!

The narrator managed to bring this book to life. She captured every single character perfectly. Outstanding range of voices:dialect, accent and total empathy with characters. Well done to, Emma, this was like listening to a one act play!

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  • Lisa Bloomfield
  • 01-10-2019

Gripping from start to finish

I loved this book from start to finish. A real emotional rollercoaster. Narrated beautifully, with raw emotion. Highly recommend!