• A Sister's Struggle

  • By: Mary Gibson
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

London, 1935. Ruby is always hungry, but she will go without if it means her young brothers can eat. 1930s Bermondsey might be called the larder of London, with its pie, pickle and jam factories, but for the poor working classes, starvation is often only a heartbeat away. 

When Ruby's neighbour suggests she ought to go to the Methodist Mission for free food, Ruby knows her father will be furious, but she has no other option. It is a decision that will change the course of her life forever, split her family and in the end lead her to face a terrible choice between duty and a great love.  

A heartfelt saga from the best-selling author of Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts.

©2019 Mary Gibson (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

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  • Sakazoke
  • 08-28-19

A Sister’s Struggle

Yet another amazing book. I’ve loved all from Mary Gibson. Thank you for the tears and laughter. And thank you to Anne Dover for the perfection in bring this book and all the characters to life. You are one amazing team.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-27-21

1930 's Hardship .

Enjoyed this audio book .
The story line was full of history of the 1930 London.

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  • Northern Light
  • 10-29-19

poignant struggle between light and darkness

This novel kept my attention all the way through. I enjoyed the characterisation, with all the characters trying to make a better world in their own way. I felt sorry for Charles, who had head knowledge of the Bible but didn't have Jesus in his heart. I felt for Eric, who had to grow up too quickly and made choices that he mistakenly thought would lead to a better life. I felt for Dodge, who was too weak and immature to do the right things by his wife and children. Ruby's own struggle with her faith shone through after her split with Charles, but her ability to show forgiveness to her father helped me believe that God was still working in her life, as did her strength in insisting the hospital staff change the treatment, which happily in the end brought about nothing short of a miracle! The book was read well and this added to my enjoyment.

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  • Mouse2560
  • 10-13-19

A Sister’s struggle

Absolutely fantastic ! Enjoyed from start to finish.
Mary Gibson books are well worth waiting for and even more so if narrated by the wonderful Anne Dover who in my opinion always brings each character to life !
Would very much like to read some more of the Scully Family and Friends
Excellent read, strong and caring characters
All brought together to make a great storyline
Would like some more please
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  • Skippy
  • 05-30-22

Captivating story

I loved everything about this book. The narrative was great and kept my attention. I was sorry when the story finished. I’ll definitely look for more books from this author 😊

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  • Sharon Wolf
  • 05-10-22

What a girl

I enjoyed this book even though parts were easily predictable, there were surprises. I will miss Ruby!

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  • Sigrin
  • 04-22-22

Ruby’s struggle


A great feel good story, easy listening and lovingly read by Ann Dover whose voices are faultless.

Based in Bermondsey in the pre war years. The rise of the fascist under Moseley was weaved throughout as well as the poverty and mayhem of this impoverished London borough. However the sense of family and friends in the same situation overrides the doom and gloom.

I need these lighter books after the more heavy going books and just generally for a lighter life.

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  • MARIE STONES
  • 04-22-22

great listen

great story with good characters. Enjoyed listening. A glimpse into the period of time.

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  • 03-02-22

Sisters struggle

Loved it would have loved a follow on as its young love and family staring again

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  • jackie
  • 03-02-22

absolutely enjoyed it

love the storyline would recommend this thank you audible for putting this book in Audible

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  • G Rumpy
  • 07-24-21

Unusual storyline

I love Mary Gibson's tales of Bermondsey and find the social history of the day to day struggles being brought to life really gripping and interesting. Although I enjoyed the story, this one is my least favourite. the tales of the "Black shirts" and every day factory workers worked really well, I just found the constant biblical references a bit much. I understand the need to portray Ruby as a true Methodist believer but at times it got a bit tedious. The rest of the characters were really well thought out though and I'm looking forward to the next book.

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  • M. Garvey
  • 02-20-21

fantastic and thoughtful

really enjoyed the storyline and realistic characters. the audio was good and easy to listen to.