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Publisher's Summary

St Angelus runs like a family: the workers take care of their own - a lesson the mysterious new assistant matron, Miss Van Gilder, is about to learn the hard way.

Little Joe has had trouble breathing but the doctors don’t take his sister Lily’s concerns seriously, least of all Miss Van Gilder. The nurses of Lovely Lane have a secret which is dividing their close knit group and when Nurse Pammy Tanner once again breaks the rules, her actions threaten them all.

©2016 Nadine Dorries (P)2016 W.F. Howes Ltd

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Fantastic

Romance intrigue suspense all on top of a great story line. Bring on the next book.

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Realistic storyline and brilliantly read

I absolutely adored this book. What a smashing writer Nadine is.
The characters were real to me and the narration was realistically done. It broke my heart in parts.

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Delightful!

Delightful story and well narrated. Did not want it to end and so happy to see there is a third one in the series.

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  • Maureen
  • 23-03-2019

Children of Lovely Lane

This is a book that you could not stop listening to, it held you all the way. The story was excellent.

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  • Candy
  • 13-12-2019

Candy

I wish I’d of listened to these 5 books in the order they were written!! 1) The Angels of Lovely Lane 2) The Children of Lively Lane 3) The Mothers of Lovely Lane 4) Christmas Angels 5) Snow Angels!!! Loved them all!! I could easily envision the surroundings described, the people and the love felt!!!

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  • Northern Light
  • 18-05-2017

As good as book 1

Loved this very human story of what life was like for many people in inner cities in the early 1950s.

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  • Mrs. B. A. Dossett
  • 02-07-2017

Heartwarming, heartbreaking.

Nadine Dorries and Georgia Macguire draw you expertly into the heart of the community of the slums of Liverpool after the war. The characters are warm, caring, loving - sharing what little they have with those in need.

The hospital community, by contrast, on the surface is much more regimented and disciplined - but underneath beats a warm, caring, loving heart.

This story, told through the eyes of Lily and her family, the gentle nurses, the affluent, arrogant Amy and the lovely Lockey tells of loyalty, love and loss. On more than one occasion, I could not stop the tears from rolling down my face, I was there with them all.

The intricate, but beautiful 'love dances' that grew and developed throughout the story were sweet and - for the most part - innocent. The underlying deceit weaving its way through the story, kept me asking myself where this was going - didn't expect that!!

I was so disappointed when I finished this book as I thought it would be a long time until the next one comes out. Imagine my excitement when looking through audible for another of Nadine's books (I have 'read' them all), to find that The Mothers of Lovely Lane is out. Needless to say, I have already downloaded it - can't wait 🤗.

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  • Crafty jan
  • 16-06-2017

Enjoyable reading a slice of early NHS life and poverty in the 1950s

A really enthralling story line , not quite as much about hospital life as Book One in the series , but a vivid picture of Liverpool and pen pictures of many colourful characters . Some pieces of the plot fell a bit too easily into place to be totally credible , but a nice warm and comfortable ending .

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  • Anne
  • 03-06-2017

emotional rollercoaster

this book is really brought to life by the excellent narrator. The story continues from the first book, introducing new characters. Interesting description of the birth of the nhs and post war liverpool.

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  • Cathy skely
  • 26-01-2017

cathy skely recomeds this

loved it felt like i new the cariktors by the end of it, and getting it in audio could get on with other tasks in hand cathy skely lpool xx

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  • 06-06-2021

Another good story.

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  • Lisa Garrard
  • 22-05-2021

Another great story from Lovely Lane

A great story from Lovely Lane, not quite as exciting as book one but still a great listen

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  • Alison
  • 15-05-2021

Enjoyed but...

This is the 2nd book that I have read in this series although I wish I'd stopped after the first where it seemed to finish nicely. I feel that I've just lost interest in the lives of the characters. Book 2 has finished with unfinished story lines and I don't know if I'll be bothered to buy and read book 3.

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  • Denise N
  • 02-05-2021

An All Action story

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, right from the start but felt it ended too soon,

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-03-2021

Children of lovely lane

Loved it charactors are all fascinating. The narrator was fantastic with the accents brilliant all through.

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