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Publisher's Summary

An enthralling story about love, motherhood and choosing who you belong to in the world by best-selling author Kimberley Freeman.

1874: only days before she is to leave the foundling home where she grew up, Agnes Resolute discovers that, as a baby, she had been abandoned with a small token of her mother: a unicorn button.

Agnes always believed her mother had been too poor to keep her, but after working as a laundress in the home she recognises the button as belonging to Genevieve Breckby, the beautiful and headstrong daughter of a local noble family. Agnes had seen Genevieve once, in the local village, and had never forgotten her.

Despite having no money, Agnes will risk everything in a quest that will take her from the bleak moors of Northern England to the harsh streets of London, then on to Paris and Ceylon. As Agnes follows her mother's trail, she makes choices that could cost her dearly. Finally, in Australia, she tracks Genevieve down. But is Genevieve capable of being the mother Agnes hopes she will be?

©2017 Kimberley Freeman (P)2017 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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A little slow

I usually enjoy Kimberley Freeman's books, but not this one.
The storyline was a little slow and dull.
I particularly did not like the narrator's tone for the main character's - her voicing actually made me dislike the main female character as her Yorkshire accent was just too grating.
This was disappointing as I actually did not mind the narrators voice when she was speaking in her own accent.
I was hoping to enjoy the novel once it progressed a little but it only got worse.

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Must read

this book is amazing.
beautifully read. the characters are believable and endearing. the reader manages to make them come alive with the beautiful nuances she uses with her voice. found it difficult to put down. I'm now off to download more Kimberley Freeman titles.

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  • Nicmacc
  • Canberra, Australia
  • 13-04-2018

Great tale!

SUPERB narration ! she was wonderful with all the voices. best I have heard in an audio book. great story kept me really enthralled. my first Kimberly Freeman book, I will be reading more for sure.

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  • Kim
  • 28-02-2018

I absolutely loved this book,

Loved everything about this book. Was captured within the first moments of listening, the mix of history and present.. Loved all the characters and beautifully read.

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Delightful!

A melodic, wistful and thoroughly enjoyable lighthearted tale. Easy listening with a storyline and characters to be delightfully entertaining.

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A lovely story thoroughly enjoyable

Excellent narrator and good story line, 1800s and 2000s hand in hand. Not soppy, sometimes funny and a good set of life lessons. There really were gutsy people in the days before mid-cons. Recommended.

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  • Jay B
  • 20-02-2018

What an adventure!!

Engaging from the very start. Filled with adventure, love (lost and found) and discovering what and where home really lies. Hey laughed and cried throughout the story. One of the best I’ve listened to in a while!!

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  • Harry Boyd
  • 19-11-2017

Enjoyable! Loved it!!

Well written!
Narration very pleasant listen!
A favorite Author & Narrator!
Every chapter was as intriguing as the next! Placing the puzzle pieces of a young fondling’s life together with adventure along the way.

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  • JoDee
  • 16-04-2018

Interesting story.

The twist and turns of the story kept me listening. I feel like the author didn’t quite know how to end it and wrapped it up quickly. I enjoyed the story though.

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  • tsoftee
  • 13-04-2018

Nice Listen

Another great listen from Kimberly Freeman. I love her style of writing and just about everything she's done. Highly recommended!

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  • Leslie
  • 07-03-2018

best author ever

I just love Kimberley Freeman writing. She is an amazing story teller. I have listened to all her books. Thank you

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  • Elaine
  • 17-10-2017

Wow!! Mind Blown!

This is amazing. What a story. So many twists and turns. I had to write things down bc it started getting so wild. The reader, Jennifer is incredible. She sang and read so many characters with heart. Love this one so much.

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  • Mary Andruczyk
  • 13-05-2018

Great Book

Good Story and wonderful narration! Would definitely recommend it to anyone who likes bicentury /Victorian stories.

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  • legip
  • 08-05-2018

Overcoming Obstacles is Always a Great Theme

While I thought the character's naivete was ridiculous, I was rooting for her. Resolute was the perfect last name for her but her middle name was "gullible." She had spunk, determination and grit. While the book was a little predictable, it was still enjoyable.

SPOILER ALERT: I am glad she made it half way around the world to find what she was looking for right in front of her face.

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  • Greta
  • 29-04-2018

Love this author and narrator!

Another fantastic ramble through a wonderful story! The narrator was perfect. If you liked this try Kate Forsyth and Louisa Young.

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  • Elissa
  • 24-10-2017

Disappointing

The story is rather predictable and lacks depth.
I finished it, but without enthusiasm.
Read author’s previous book “Wildflower Hill” which I enjoyed, however this title was just not for me.