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Wishes and Tears

Written by: Dee Williams
Narrated by: June Barrie
Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins

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When a naive encounter at a Coronation party leaves 16-year-old Janet Slater pregnant there's no question in her scandalised parents' mind of her keeping the baby. Bundled off to a home for unmarried mothers in South London, Janet is about to face the hardest moment of her sheltered life alone. Forced to give her tiny daughter up for adoption, Janet promises her that one day, come what may, she'll find her.

In the years that follow it seems it is a promise that will be impossible to keep. Nonetheless, she builds her life around her secret and Paula, her lost daughter, is never far from her thoughts. And one day, her searching pays off - the road to their longed-for reunion seems clear. But then a new shadow falls across the fragile happiness of both their lives...

©1999 Dee Williams (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • Chi_Bea
  • 01-01-20

A simple story with some drawbacks

Although I listened to the end, I found it difficult to warm to the characters. It's always good to have a narrator who can do different voices, but I didn't like some of them, as they sounded like croaky smokers! The overall plot was okay - I've heard better stories but on the plus side, it's an easy listen, not taxing at all. I found myself wanting to find out what happened, but overall, lack of engagement with the characters and the voices were what impeded my enjoyment.

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  • D. Rennick
  • 08-05-18

Really good read!

Once I started the book I couldn't put it down. Great story with a few good twists, lost of tears both from sad and happy parts. I didn't want it to end!

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  • Ms simplydebs
  • 02-01-16

a really lovely book

wasn't sure at first but soon got into it and found I couldn't put it down. the characters were realistic and interesting. would definitely recommend