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Five Farthings

3.39  ·  Rating Details ·  38 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Jess Tavener would have said that her life in a Somerset market town, with her husband Matt and their small daughter Lucy, was happy and settled. The recent death of her beloved father had cast the only shadow on their tranquil domesticity. But returning to work after her bereavement, Jess found a sketch, drawn by Matt, of her father, and, in the same mysteriously grand an ...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published December 1st 2003 by Corgi (first published 2003)
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Janith Pathirage
Jul 15, 2014 Janith Pathirage rated it did not like it
First time in my life I was deceived by a book cover !! . Yes the cover was eye catching and I also read the description on the back page and thought this would be a nice read but gosh!! it was a big mistake. I've never read such a lame book.... As soon as I finished it, I gave it to a friend of mine as a gift (not a very close friend) and got rid of this junk. Susan Sallis ... Never again !!!
Oct 07, 2015 Shona rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. Jess had some hard times to cope with and untangled along the way, everyone has a breaking point.
I would read this again.
Lesley Ellis
Nov 11, 2015 Lesley Ellis rated it it was ok
This was a pleasant enough read & made a change. Not my usual sort of book but kept me interested & was light, easy reading. Not a book I will keep or read again.
Maureen Vincent-Northam
Mar 26, 2011 Maureen Vincent-Northam rated it really liked it
I always enjoy reading Susan Sallis and Five Farthings was no exception. Main character, Jess Tavener is in for a few nasty surprises when her life is turned upside-down by personal tragedy and her discovery that every member of her family have been keeping secrets from her. As these secrets - particularly those of her husband - are brought to light, Jess falls deeper into despair. Help, of a sort, is offered, and we're left wondering right up to the book's end if this will be enough.
Sharon Reeves
Aug 26, 2013 Sharon Reeves rated it liked it
Shelves: disappointing
I liked this book, even though I still found it a little strange. I do seem to find a lot of Susan Sallis' books a little strange, even if I have liked elements of them. I liked it, but didnt love it.
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