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Angel Meadow

3.95  ·  Rating Details ·  77 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
From the age of nine, Nancy Brody knew she wanted to save her sisters from the life of prostitution that plagued their mother. She finds them jobs and becomes a manufacturer herself, but there are many more obstacles the brave young girl must face before she can find true happiness.

Published 1999
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Kay Bolton
Aug 09, 2013 Kay Bolton rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star
Review taken from my Blog Post #108 - I borrowed this from the local library in April 2011, and thought I would share my thoughts with you:

Having read a couple of these now, I think I am fairly safe in saying that you are never going to get a good beginning for her characters, and the road is decidedly rocky along the way to a happy (and sometimes tearful) ending. A 4.5 star review for this one - finding it very difficult to put down.

The Brody girls, Nancy, Mary and Rose lose their mother when s
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Ria
Jun 06, 2016 Ria rated it it was amazing
When Nancy, Rosie and Mary's mother leaves them and for some reason never comes back its upto Nancy as the eldest to take charge at a very young age and try her best to keep the family together against insurmountable odds.
Determined to become a leading light in the world of cotton and weaving she embarks on a quest to learn everything she can along with her sisters to rise them up out of the slum area they live in.
But things take a disastrous turn when Nancy is raped and left pregnant.
Can Nancy
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Aug 07, 2015 Charysse rated it liked it
I loved the fact that this book had a strong female character in it. You rarely come across a book where the female is so strong that she will do just about anything in her power to overcome her situation and put her family first, stripping herself of childhood to become the head of the family. Her story is definitely an empowering one.
I was leaning towards a four star rating, but dropped it to a three when I read the ending - the book failed to include the endings of the other strong roles that
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Kate Rivers
Jun 29, 2016 Kate Rivers rated it it was amazing
I can never fault anything written by Audrey Howard. Her novels are always set against a rich backdrop of nineteenth century social history in England. They hold my interest from start to finish and I can never put them down until they've been read from cover to cover.
Živa
Jan 09, 2014 Živa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Still liked it, but it wasn't one of my favourites from the lovely Audrey Howard, it was missing some closure for me. Short review will be up with my Read-a-Thon wrap up on YT.
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Audrey Howard was born on 1929 in Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK, and grew up in St Annes on Sea, Lancashire, where she lives in her childhood home.

Before she began to write she had a variety of jobs, among them hairdresser, model, shop assistant, cleaner and civil servant. In 1981, while living in Australia, she wrote the first of her bestselling novels published since 1984. In 1988, her nove
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