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Faith [Audio CD]

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  • ASIN: 1407430440
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,426,965 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Lesley Pearse's novels have sold over three million copies in the UK alone. Her twelve most recent books, including Gypsy, Faith and Hope, have all been huge bestsellers and are available as Penguin paperbacks. Lesley lives near Bristol, has three daughters and one grandson.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well-researched and engaging story 27 Dec 2007
The other reviewers here are in danger of being too harsh on this novel. It tells the life story of Laura, a woman who has been wrongly imprisoned for the murder of her best friend, Jackie.

This book has much to offer. The descriptions of poverty in London only a few years after the war are unflinching, engaging, affecting but subtle and free from embellishment at the same time. Bit by bit, Pearse builds on the characters of Laura and Jackie until I was drawn into the story and cared about what happened to them.

The character of Laura, who was sexually molested by her stepfather as a child, grows up to be the archetypal woman of the world, going through a variety of interesting/colourful experiences, as well as various sleazy and degrading ones. Yet this adds further credibility to the plot. Such situations occur, and the way in which Pearse describes them makes readers empathise with Laura rather than scorn her. She is, after all, a victim of a troubled past, and those who recognise that in themselves will enjoy reading 'Faith'. The descriptions of how a woman can be drawn into a world of pornography, drugs, and lust for wealth are very vivid and told with an unflinching, painstaking attention to detail. Why shouldn't a writer draw attention to the ways in which a working-class woman can inadvertently be drawn into such things? Just because Lesley Pearse didn't graduate from a top University and has a more accessible vernacular than middle-class writers like Joyce Carol Oates does not make her story-telling any less valid. Virtually everyone will be able to relate to at least one of the characters in this novel - doesn't this therefore guarantee it's relevance and artistic worth?

Yet 'Faith' isn't without it's flaws.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Faith - I think I've lost it! 30 May 2011
By Trish
My sister told me that she had read two of Lesley Pearse's books and she really enjoyed them. I went for this one - I don't really know why - and I started reading it in anticipation of a real good read. I have to say that I was a bit disappointed. I enjoyed the why she writes, down to earth and not pompousely like some other authors I have read, but I kept hoping that there was going to be more to the tale, perhaps with a twist at the end, which sadly there wasn't. It is a large book, which I did finish, but looking back over it, nothing much really happens. As other reviewers said, it was rather predictable and there were a couple of cringe induced moments in there too. It hasn't put me off though - my sister tells me that Gypsy is a much better read, so here goes ..
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Something missing 30 Sep 2007
I bought "faith" at the airport and had visions of sitting in the sun, totally absorbed and unable to put it down.

However I was sadly disappointed. I think the problem was I just didn't care about the characters enough to buy into the whole premise of the book.

I did find the second half of the book slightly more absorbing, so it is worth persevering.

If like me you are a Lesley Pearse fan I'm sure you won't be able to resist buying it anyway and despite what I have said I would still recommend it - it's a reasonable story, just not up to her usual standard.

However, if you're new to Lesley Pearse try one of her earlier books first for a truly brilliant read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another delightful book by Lesley Pearse 8 Oct 2011
Laura Brannigan, is serving life in prison for the murder of her best friend, which she states she did not commit. One day she receives a letter from Stuart, who she had a relationship with 20 years ago, he pays her a visit in prison, and he is one of the only people who is convinced she did not commit the murder, he takes it upon himself to prove that Laura is innocent.

This is another brilliant book by Lesley Pearse.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lesley Pearse top fan 13 Oct 2007
I loved it - but then again I just want an absorbing read on holiday - and it was a GOOD read. Lesley's books are always worth buying. I am eagerly awaiting the next one. The story did go back and forth "in time" but that added to the suspension in the plot. Rock on Lesley....!
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3.0 out of 5 stars okayish but bit long winded 15 April 2008
This was the first of lesley pearses books I have read and i did enjoy it although I found some parts of the book were very long winded and skipped a couple of pages just to finish that part of the book - however I have gone on to buy more of her books - some are good some not so good.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Usually a HUGE fan - very dissappointed 17 Sep 2007
I have read EVERY Lesley Pearse at LEAST once and have been eagerly awaiting this latest novel.

I cant belive how utterly dissappointed I am with it. Usually I am hooked by the first couple of pages but with this novel you jump about from the present day to the past back to the present day then 3 years on from where you last read from 'the past' and it was really intensly annoying!

I struggled to keep reading the book and actually kept putting it down and then forcing myself to read it in the hope that it got better. Unfortunately it didnt.

Really dont know why Lesley wrote this book in a totally different way from all her others as the others all WORK - this unfortunately doesnt and I will be looking for another author to follow from now on.
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful
By Tracey
Laura started in surprise as the prison officer's voice boomed out along the block. She had been longing for her name to be called, but from the moment she opened her eyes this morning, she'd felt sure Stuart wouldn't come.

The visiting room had not changed since the last time she had a visitor, and that was over a year ago. The walls were still drab, the same large tables which prevented close contact between visitor and inmate, and the usual display of chocolate, cake and biscuits stood by the tea urn.

What was new to her though was her ability to feel the tension in the air, to notice the anxious expressions on both prisoners' and visitors' faces as they clutched at one another's hands over the tables. A few years ago she was aware of nothing but her own misery.

But such thoughts vanished as she saw Stuart come into the room. Her pulse began to race and the palms of her hands were suddenly sweaty.

Laura hadn't seen him as handsome when they first met, for he'd had the rawness of youth, his nose and mouth seemingly too large for his skinny frame and his mane of chestnut-brown hair obscured the beauty and gentleness of his grey eyes. She had been initially attracted by his ability to make anyone he spoke to feel important and valued. He really listened, he thought about what he said in reply, and cared. That wasn't something she'd found in many other men.

But a few years later, he had filled out, his features in perfect proportion to his then muscular body, and though perhaps still not classically handsome, he was arresting. Jackie had often chuckled about how women always made a bee-line for him, saying that even the coldest, starchiest women would try to flirt with him.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not her best work, but enjoyable nonetheless
I did enjoy reading this book but I must admit it took me weeks to finish it because it just didn't hold my attention like Lesley's other books. Read more
Published 12 days ago by Aoifsie
5.0 out of 5 stars Holiday Reading
Yet another winner from Lesley- gripping and enjoyable
Published 13 days ago by Susan Brockman
5.0 out of 5 stars My wife is an avid Lesley Pearse fan
My wife picked up a Lesley Pearse novel from our hotel book exchange this summer. She enjoyed it so much that since then I've ordered a whole lot more for her. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Adenann
4.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff as usual
If you've enjoyed any of this authors books then you'll love this one too.
Nothing too challenging but an enjoyable romp.
Published 23 days ago by Janie U
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 1 month ago by Mrs. M. Hockin
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Lovely enjoyed all her books
Published 2 months ago by jenny eeley
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Packaging and delivery was good,,,and as always, Leslie Pearce wrote a fab book
Published 2 months ago by jowo
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 2 months ago by mo
5.0 out of 5 stars A good read
well another gripping story written by Lesley Pearse her books never fail to give me a really enjoyable gripping read.
Published 3 months ago by Lavinia Hallam
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Another cracking story from Lesley Pearse I loved it.
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