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Hard times ahead for the Harpers girls....

It is two years since Harpers opened in Oxford Street and Ben is planning to expand the premises.

Life is good for Sally and Ben as they look forward to their first child and hope for a prosperous future. Beth is settling into married life with Jack, gradually recovering from her aunt’s tragic death, though still unable to conceive a child.

New girls have joined Harpers and Marion, Janice and Becky all become a part of the daily life at the busy store. Rachel is undecided whether to marry a man she isn’t sure she can trust, while Minnie meets an old love.

The sun is shining in English streets but on the horizon dark clouds gather over Europe and war looms threatening, bringing rainy days for the Harpers girls....

©2020 Rosie Clarke (P)2020 Boldwood Books

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Great book but not the right narrator

Rosie’s book was as always a great story. Unfortunately Polly Edsell wasn’t the right narrator. Juliette Burton did a great job and managed the age appropriate voices much more skilfully.
I agree with another reviewer who complained about Rachel, a middle aged character being given the voice of an 18 year old.
At one point all the characters had the same voice. The pauses between sentences weren’t always done at the right time and sentences were cut in 2 . Voice tone was harmonious and easy to listen to but the general capture of the book and its characters wasn’t there. My feeling was that the narrator either hadn’t read the book beforehand or just wasn’t able to relate to the characters.
I hope in her next book if there is one, that Rosie will chose Juliette Burton again.

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  • 10-07-2020

Terrible narrator!

The narrator was didn’t know the characters. We listen to 18 years old girls talking like a 40 year old. And women in their forties and a suffragette (Rachel) speaking like a little girl. Even more irritating is the voice of Minnie: she has a speech impediment!
Please don’t use the same narrator on the next book of the series!
Juliette Burton did a very good job!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-06-2020

Loved the story

So annoying all these different accents, really made me not want to listen, also completely different voices and accents to the characters in the other two books. Spoilt it for me

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  • Susan Gainey
  • 11-06-2020

Shame about the narrating

Story excellent but cannot understand why all the character's have totally different accents than in the previous two books,spoilt it a bit for me.

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  • Joanne Whitty
  • 29-05-2021

Changed voices off putting

Disappointing that the same narrator changed the voices of so many characters from the previous two books.

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  • 24-03-2021

Poor Narrator

I enjoyed the two previous books in this series only to be really disappointed with the different narrator.She obviously hadn’t listened to the other books as she gave all the characters entirely different toffee nosed annoying accents.The main character Sally had been brought up in a London orphanage and then all of a sudden she becomes over the top posh. Truly spoiled the book for me

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  • 10-01-2021

not my kind of book

this really wasn't my kind of book and I struggled to finish it. There is a recording blip in chapter 32 where a couple of sentences are repeated.

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  • Jo Taylor
  • 12-12-2020

So annoying


pulling teeth and running your nails down a blackboard, that bad !

The narrator with the silly voices was reminiscent to story time for the infant class.
I think she was very good with timing and could at least pronounce words correctly, it was just the voices especially Minnie and Rachel

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