• The Orphan's Secret

  • A Totally Gripping and Emotional World War 2 Historical Novel
  • By: Shirley Dickson
  • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (58 ratings)

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The Orphan's Secret

By: Shirley Dickson
Narrated by: Katy Sobey
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The tear-jerking wartime tale of an orphaned baby who needs a home and the woman who risks everything to provide it. Fans of Before We Were Yours, Wives of War, and Diney Costeloe will be utterly swept away.

England, 1941: Life has always been cruel to Ethel. Raised in an orphanage by a merciless mistress, she never knew the meaning of love. And now she has fallen for the one man who is forbidden to her - Karl, a German held captive in the local prisoner-of-war camp. He might be the enemy, but he has her heart.

When Ethel discovers she’s pregnant, she is labelled a traitor and shunned by all. The love of her life is torn away from her, but she vows to protect their precious daughter. She gives birth as bombs rain down, to the sound of ear-splitting shrieks and explosions in the distance. But then the planes fly over the house, and the unthinkable happens....

A baby girl lies in the rubble, surrounded by broken glass and crumbled brick. The odds are against her, until a woman, Lily, picks up the child from the wreckage. Will she be saved from her mother’s fate, or will she forever be a helpless orphan? 

©2021 Shirley Dickson (P)2021 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.

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  • 02-07-22

Trigger Warning - Miscarriage/Infant Loss

An amazing story but wow, full of so much heartache. Definitely didn't expect the twists the storyline to take and I can imagine it would be very hard listening for some people if they have experienced infertility or baby loss.

The narrator sounded a bit like she was robotic at times, especially when she wasn't putting on accents or being the characters themselves. Otherwise she did a fab job. I listened to this story in nearly a day

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  • Nadine Faucher
  • 06-14-22

Sad

This book was heartbreaking at times but nevertheless it was a great read. Going to be looking for more books by this author.

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  • 04-26-22

Sweet story

Its not a cliffhanger. But whilst predictable it was a sweet sentimental story well read and it did keep me interested. I wanted to see what happened next so yes over all good book worth listening too. Well done