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When I Was Yours

Narrated by: Jenny Funnell
Series: The War Nurses, Book 3
Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
5 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A beautiful and emotional wartime historical novel - heartbreaking, moving and unforgettable.  

1939. War has broken out - hundreds of children are evacuated to the countryside to keep them safe from the bombs raining down on London. Wrenched from her family in the East End and sent more than a hundred miles away, seven-year-old Pearl Posner must adapt to a new life away from everything familiar.  

Vivienne didn’t ask for an evacuee child. In fact, she’s not sure her heart can take it. So many years, so many disappointments...Vivi’s ability to feel love left her the day she learned the truth about her husband Edmund, and when she made the worst decision of her life and left her cherished sister to her fate. But like it or not, Pearl is here to stay, and what with the rumours about what’s happening to Jewish children in mainland Europe, it might be the last safe place for her.  

As Pearl and Vivi learn how to live together, they discover that they have a connection that runs more deeply than they could ever have guessed - from before Pearl was born, and deep into Vivienne’s past. And will it be Pearl - the little girl who says so little and sees so much - who forces Vivi to finally confront what happened in her marriage...and to the long-lost sister she loved so dearly and let fall so far, just when she needed Vivi most?

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My first Lizzie Page Book but not the last!

Thoroughly enjoyed this book even though I usually like to read non-fiction. It was so realistic and no doubt historically correct, I felt it could have been someone’s real life.
Beautifully read by Jenny Funnel who’s voice sounded just as I imagined Vivienne’s to be.

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Excellent depiction of women's roles during war.

I loved this book. It took me right into the heart of a family dealing with the results of war over two decades. It showed the strengths and resilience of women and their ability to make changes as they found their own way to be part of the war effort.

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  • LSuzieClark
  • 11-11-2019

First time with this author, pleasantly surprised

it took a minute to realize how the book was set up, but I found it fascinating and really enjoyed this book.

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  • Mary Doyle
  • 24-08-2019

Realistic story of a courageous woman’s life

Loved this story with all it’s twists and turns. Actually found the perspective of two world wars and the perspective of their effect on a growing up aspect of a woman’s life

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  • ruth farrington
  • 27-08-2019

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