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Publisher's Summary

The emotional, uplifting and completely relatable new novel from Sunday Times best-selling author Milly Johnson.

Shay Bastable is the woman in the middle. She is there for everyone else, holding them all together, looking out for them all. She is part of the sandwich generation - caring for her parents and her children - and she loves it that way. 

But Shay is so busy supporting everyone else, she hasn’t thought for a moment about herself. And when her family start to find their own ways in the world, she is finally able to look forward to some breathing space. But when her whole world collapses, who is left to her support her?

©2021 Milly Johnson (P)2021 Simon & Schuster, UK

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  • Amalie.
  • 23-10-2021

Chapter 14/15 skips!

How annoying. Great narrator, great plot but chapter 14 skips into 15 then skips again and you miss loads of the story! Jumped straight to chapter 16… now I’m not sure whether to carry on on give up… not just me. A friend downloaded at the same time and happened on here too so obviously a fault.

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  • Hannah Bolton
  • 19-10-2021

Audio not quite right

This book is another wonderful Milly Johnson book, and Colleen Prendergast's narration is as great as ever. However, the editing has gone wrong, a number of chapters seem to end and cut to the next chapter mid sentence.

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  • Victoria Wilson
  • 25-10-2021

Don’t Buy

Save your money - this audiobook skips several chapters meaning you miss several large chunks of story. Disappointing!

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  • Karen S
  • 25-10-2021

Fault with chapter 12-13

Book skips a huge chunk of the story which is a shame because I was really enjoying it!

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  • Julie
  • 24-10-2021

Skipping chapters, chunks missing!

Slow to get going and nearly gave up when narration skips at the end of chapter 14 and 15 mid sentence. A whole chunk seems to be missing. This one of Milly’s didn’t capture me as most of her books do.

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  • L Hayes
  • 18-10-2021

Milly Johnson Does It Again

This is another good story from Milly Johnson. An easy, heart-warming story to lose yourself in if it's cold and miserable outside. I just felt that the main character's new relationship could have been left to run a bit further.
A great narration by Coleen Prendergast.

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  • L. Mcfarlane
  • 16-10-2021

Modern life story

Beautifully read by Colleen. Loads of twists and turns. Super satisfying ending. Wish It Could Be Christmas is my favourite, this new book is a close second.

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  • dk.bookworm
  • 26-10-2021

Wonderful as always

Another wonderful book from Milly Johnson .
A lovely heartfelt storyline with wonderful characters that you really care about. Milly is the master of writing goodies and baddies that you root for.
Although you know it will all come together at the end ….it’s all the stuff in between that is so enjoyable.
Thanks again Milly for giving us so many hours of warm and fuzzy enjoyment, that you don’t really want to end.
Great narration.
NB.as others have commented there where a couple of chapters that where cut short which was most annoying, I have read other places that Audible has been contacted but where not very helpful, but I know the author has been made aware of the problem and is trying to sort it out.

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  • Mrs W.
  • 26-10-2021

Truly fabulous

Milly Johnson at her best! I couldn't
stop listening! I loved all the characters but best of all the sandwich!🤣

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  • Victoria
  • 26-10-2021

Another great story from MJ but bad recording

Story wonderful as per all this author’s work.
However the quality of the actual recording is not good. I found several chapters randomly skip and stop. Very frustrating. Never known this to happen before from audible

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