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Home is Where the Heart Is [Kindle Edition]

Joan Jonker
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Book Description

When fun-loving, eighteen-stone Eileen Gillmoss announces that she's expecting a baby, her husband Bill thinks it's another one of her jokes. After all, it's twelve years since Edna, their youngest, was born. But when it sinks in that a baby really is on the way, Bill is over the moon and decides that the family should move out of their two-up, two-down house in Liverpool to one with more spacious accommodation. Eileen digs her heels in at first, reluctant to leave the house she loves and friends and neighbours so dear. But a scare early in Eileen's pregnancy strengthens Bill's resolve to provide a more comfortable home for his wife. Before Eileen knows what's hit her, she's installed in a smart home with posh new neighbours. Then tragedy strikes and Eileen must come to terms with a loss far greater than leaving behind her beloved neighbourhood. She tries to put on a brave face, but she can't fool the people who love her, who miss the smile on that round, chubby face and the laughter ringing through her house. They vow to make amends and fate steps in to lend a helping hand...

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Joan Jonker's saga brings to life a close-knit Liverpudlian community in a bygone age

About the Author

Joan Jonker was born and bred in Liverpool. She led a rich and varied life and was devoted to her family. Before writing novels, she worked tirelessly for the charity-run organisation Victims of Violence which she founded in 1976. Sadly, Joan died in 2006, but she is remembered fondly by her family and friends and her multitude of fans.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1584 KB
  • Print Length: 324 pages
  • Publisher: Headline (24 May 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008071ZTK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #64,697 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enthralling down-to-earth family saga 24 Sept. 2001
By A Customer
... From the first page you are drawn into this wonderful woman's life and family as if you belong there. Joan Jonker creates a web of family crises and tragedies mixed with the never flagging spirit of Eileen Gilmoss to keep you hungry for more. I can't wait to read the next instalment!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Home is where the heart is 5 Feb. 2010
A Kid's Review
Great book you do not want to put it down, Joan Jonker again has written a heartrending but funny story about life in Liverpool through the war years and after, this is well worth reading
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant 20 Jun. 2013
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love this kind of story true to life real people enjoyed every page very touching in places read it on my new kindle which was brill as i could read on sleepless nights with the kindle light not disturbing my husband having this device i shall be reading a few more books by this auther
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fab 8 Jan. 2014
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l love this series of three books. the story's really make me smile. 'm not old enough to remember the time when this series was written. be these stories make me wish I was.. fab
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5.0 out of 5 stars Joan Jonker 21 Oct. 2013
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As always with Joan it's a mix of hard nitty gritty life and fun thrown into the mix, never a dull moment with her books, tears of woe one minute and laughter the next
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book 2 July 2013
By jackie
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Brilliant book, I couldn't put it down. Joan jonker is a fantastic author, she makes the stories come alive. Iv read all of her books
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5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating 16 Sept. 2013
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Joan Jonkers books are very good to read, this was a captivating story, difficult to put down.will look forward to more of her books
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