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Mothers and Daughters Kindle Edition

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Length: 579 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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Praise for The Girl From World’s End and The War Widows:

‘A beautiful, almost poetically-written tale of love and tragedy in the Yorkshire Dales mainly set during the Second World War. The characters are real flesh and blood and the reader shares their ups and downs with genuine empathy.’
Maureen Lee, bestselling author of Mother of Pearl.

‘An epic tale of hardship and tragedy straddling the Second World War.’
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‘A heartwarming read.’
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About the Author

Leah Fleming was born in Lancashire of Scottish parents, and is married with four grown-up children and five grandchildren. She usually writes full-time from a haunted farmhouse in the Yorkshire Dales, but has recently completed a gap year for grown-ups living on the slopes of an olive grove in Crete.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 943 KB
  • Print Length: 579 pages
  • Publisher: Avon (6 Mar. 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002RI99SM
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 54 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #10,465 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This is another beautifully-crafted, poignant and heart-warming story from Leah Fleming, entwining the stories of three girls in the fifties and the impact that events in their own mother's lives have on theirs.
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Wish I knew that this was book 2, so was a bit lost when the story teller assumed that you knew the history of these characters, have gone back and checked this out and no where does it say book 2. I still enjoyed this book and too late now to read 1st book which I think is called war widow 's
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This is a great read, couldn't put it down. Also great descriptions of the times it was set it. Having read a few of Leah Flemings's book I find they are wonderful.
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Thoroughly enjoyed this book. It enlarged and completed the story of the 'War Widows', which luckily I'd read first, thanks to reading the recommendations of others. Without reading the recommendations I wouldn't have known this was the 2nd of a series and I wish it was made clearer in the descriptions of the books. A good book in it's own right, but best read as a follow up.
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I read a lot, and unusually, it took me a LONG time to get into this book.

I've just read the other review that stated it was a sequel to another book, which I also wasn't aware of, so perhaps this was why I often found myself wondering where the first few chapters were going!?

Nevertheless, once I got into it, and figured out all the complicated relationships, living arrangements etc..., I found it hard to put down!

An excellent insight into the dilemnas and challeges faced of those living in the 1950s, and quite an eye opener to how things have changed, and perhaps a little too much!
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Having chanced upon another book by Leah Fleming last year - Winter's Children - and having thoroughly enjoyed reading that, I am very disappointed by Mothers and Daughters.

I liked the sound of the book after reading the back cover, and looked forward to reading the story. I could not get into it at all, and even left this book to read another one.... only to return to it and I still felt at a loss trying to get the jist of the tale. The story to and fro's between various family members, in the past and then in the 60's and it is rather confusing. On top of that, I discovered after reading other reviews that this book is a sequel!! No mention of the previous book anywhere, which would have helped somewhat.

I finished the book in the early hours of this morning - around 5 am, (having bad insomnia), and I asked myself as to whether I should read the prequel - War Widows - which may explain the story better perhaps ..... I answered myself straight away..... "not worth the bother."

Such a shame. Perhaps having read Winter's Children I had my expectations too high. I cannot see myself buying another Leah Fleming book in the near future.
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This is the second book about the same family / friends and thoroughly enjoyed it. Was so involved with the story there were a few tears shed. Couldn't put the book down and would recommend any one to read this book. Will definitely be looking at purchasing more books from Leah Fleming
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You need to read The War Widows first to get the most out of this book as it lays the foundations in the 50s. This book covers the early 60s and Leah Fleming has nailed it. She writes sympathetically about subjects considered scandalous in that time which we now don't think twice about. Being a teenager in that time I feel she has a great understanding of the tough times an unmarried mother was given and also how hard it was to be gay then. She also addresses domestic violence. I prefer this book to the War Widows as I think it has more depth. A good read.
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