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Publisher's Summary

It's 1884, and 14-year-old Sunday Small has been in the Nuneaton workhouse since she was abandoned at birth. The regime is cruel, and if it were not for her dear little friend Daisy, Sunday's life would barely be worth living. And now she's attracted the unwelcome attention of the seedy workhouse master, who will stop at nothing to get her alone. It's time for Sunday to strike out alone in the world, but the brutal world of the workhouse will not let her go without a fight....

©2017 Rosie Goodwin (P)2017 W F Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

Praise for the author:
"Rosie is a born storyteller...you'll care for her characters and lose yourself in her story." (Jeannie Johnson)
"Goodwin is a master of her craft: she excels in writing about the complexity of relationships, the hardships of life, the ties of family and the joys of love and friendship." ( Lancashire Evening Post)

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i loved it

i thoroughly enjoyed this ebook. great narrator great story. hope that there is a sequel.

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good book. like author. makes the characters real

recommend book. good listen. like authors style of story telling. look out for authors books

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  • ian mcnamara
  • 26-10-2017

Amazing and heartwarming.

This was a wonderful story, it is the first book I have ever read by this author, however after reading this I will be reading more without a doubt. The story although really sad in parts was really uplifting, although I knew some of what was going to come out during the story from the start it did not take away my enjoyment of the book in anyway. Sunday was a lovely character and very well developed, she had really good spirit no matter what was thrown at her and was very strong willed. There were some very emotional scenes in the book but the one that probably tour at my heart the most was when Lavinia spoke to baby Steven while trying to help him fight for his life. A fantastic author who I would highly recommend. The book was based in the midlands, Charlie Sanderson did a very good job with the accents and as she was quite young sounding and the main character was a young girl I thought she was the write choice of reader for this book. Looking forward to getting more by this author in the future.

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  • Pam
  • 15-01-2020

Mothering Sunday

This was a great story I found it hard to take a break. Truly lost myself in the story.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-07-2019

A most enjoyable audio book.

A s usual Rosie Goodwin doesn't disappoint. The narration by Charlie Sanderson was really enjoyable.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-02-2018

Another lovely story

Really enjoyed this book. Lovely story. narrator is brilliant. Read with true feeling and you could really get into the story with the different voices of all the characters. Thank you.

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  • Jason Moore
  • 11-10-2017

A truly heart warming listen

Despite the story being a little predictable in places, this was a huge joy to listen to. The narration was first class, I will be finding more books narrated by her. Highly recommended escapism.

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  • Mary Rodgers
  • 14-12-2020

Captivating story

Full of drama, tenderness ,heartbreak and tragedy. A lovely book to take the listener into a time of historical hardship for the poorest of society.

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  • karen jakes
  • 03-12-2020

enchanting

beautifully narrated and very believable as the young girl due to the narrator's abilitiy to portray a youngster. the only negative was the last few chapters stretching the story a bit too much. but overall a magic spellbinding read.

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  • Mrs
  • 08-08-2020

Worth the read

Really lovely uplifting story. Could have finished a little earlier but well worth the read.

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  • pamela c.
  • 12-05-2020

Excellent

What a brilliant book, it kept you guessing right to the end, I didn’t want to stop listening. The reading was exceptional, so realistic, in places I laughed out loud, and in others I wanted to cry. Was so sad when it finished, it was an excellent ending

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  • Esther
  • 28-11-2018

Gentle and absorbing

loved this story showed how hard life was for 0rphans and the scourge of the workhoue that hung over the heads of the poor.

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