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Going Home [Kindle Edition]

Val Wood
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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Book Description

For Amelia and her brothers and sisters, the grim past which their mother Emily had endured seemed very far away. As pretty as a picture, and now learning to be a teacher in York, Amelia looked forward with pleasure to becoming acquainted with the young men clamouring to get to know her, and especially the two gentlemen who had come all the way from Australia to meet her family. Ralph Hawkins, bringing with him his friend Jack - a handsome half-aboriginal Australian who was determined to make a good living for himself - arrived in Hull looking for his roots. He found Amelia, whose tangled family history was inextricably bound up with his.



Ralph Hawkins's whole world had been turned upside down when he learned that he had been adopted by the couple he had always called his parents. In his quest to find his real mother, he uncovered some cruel and unpleasant truths, before at last realising where his true destiny lay.



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The past casts its shadow over a quest to find a family's roots.

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For Amelia and her brothers and sisters, the grim past which their mother Emily has endured seemed very far away. A striking and independent young woman, studying to be a teacher in York, Amelia is looking for a purpose in life, and hopes especially to become acquainted with the two young gentlemen who have travelled all the way from Australia to meet her family. Ralph Hawkins, bringing with him his friend Jack - a handsome half-aboriginal Australian - has come to Yorkshire looking for his roots. He finds Amelia, whose tangled family history is inextricably bound up with his.

Ralph Hawkins's whole world was turned upside down when he learned that he had been adopted by the couple he had always called his parents. In his quest to find his real mother, he uncovers some cruel and unpleasant truths, before at last realizing where his true destiny lies.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 710 KB
  • Print Length: 436 pages
  • Publisher: Transworld Digital; New Ed edition (30 Nov. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00667J0S4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #21,510 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.8 out of 5 stars
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Paperback
Although it is not strictly necessary, it is advisable to read "Emily" the predecessor to this book.
Going home is a reveting and compelling read, telling the story of an extended family living the opposite sides of the world in the 19th Century. The past is relevant to the future and the future relevant to the past. One young man searching for his roots and a sense of belonging, his path crosses with the dark grim and cruel past to discover his identiy and destiny.
The characters are portrayed vividly, and the breathtaking scenery described enabling you to be there, to feel the sun beating down on you, and to smell and taste the sea upon your face.
Valerie Wood rarely disappoints her readers. She describes the local countryside and towns as though she were alive during the era. You can easily be caught up in the novel as though you were yourself walking in the windswept countryside, or along the busy and depressing streets of Hull. She catches the essence of the time and portrays it into one novel that weaves a web of mystery, intrigue, depths of despair, hope, romance and happiness.
I was unable to put the book down and read from cover to cover in one evening, and I now await impateiently the follow on book
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting 12 April 2013
By Jean
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Good story easy to follow and just right for the beach or round the pool on holiday. its a good read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Going Home 27 Mar. 2012
By Wendy
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I have read the first three books in this saga and was delighted to find the sequel, this book brought the characters up to date.
A really good read, i hope the saga continues.
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant story. 29 Nov. 2014
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"Going home" another lovely story ,which follows on from" Emily," the story starts in Australia were we find Joe & Meg Hawkins with there Son Ralph living in "Creek Farm" (A dear friend of Emily & her brother Joe) & their near neighbours are Lucinda Boyle & Son Edwin & sister Phoebe, Emily has returned to England with her husband, & settled to a new way of life totally different from her early years, so we follow the two families with all the drama's & life changing experiences, this is another book which will keep you turning the pages & sorry when it finches, brilliant story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a very good read 7 May 2013
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I like to read val woods books and this one is the follow on from Emily which was also a good book
I seem to for this type of book thankyou
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5.0 out of 5 stars Going home 12 Jun. 2014
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Nothing more that I havnt already said about bal woods. Stories they keep you guessing right to the end as to what is going to be the ending
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good read 10 Nov. 2013
By Lorkin
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Love all Val Woods books. Can not put these down once I start reading one. It is worth looking at her list of published books first and start at the beginning as the characters appear in different books. Although they could be read randomly as well!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Val Wood 31 Aug. 2013
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I love her books and working my way through them. I might not be from the areas that
are in the books but as i family there it is really good knowing about the places mentioned
in the book.
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