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Let It Shine

3.83  ·  Rating Details ·  154 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Ada Williams once believed money and power would bring her happiness. But now she is all alone except for her greedy son Peter, who waits only for the day he will inherit her fortune. Ada, however, has a different plan altogether.

A few miles away in Blackburn, the Bolton family may be poor - but the love they share means they can overcome almost any adversity. But no one
Paperback, 448 pages
Published October 4th 2001 by Headline (first published May 6th 1999)
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Diane Findlay
Oct 06, 2016 Diane Findlay rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Could not put it down looking forward to reading the next

A very good read looking forward to the next book

Good as all Josephine Cox books are that I have read
Leyla Shuri
Apr 11, 2013 Leyla Shuri rated it liked it
Shelves: english
What attracted me to this book is the local English dialect used in the conversations.
Plot is well-knitted and the simplicity of the writing would attract younger readers.

On the preface of this book wrote the writer gave up teaching in order to write full time. She said: "I love writing, both recreating scenes and characters from my past, together with new story lines which mingle naturally with the old. I could never imagine a single day without writing..."
Mar 02, 2014 Claudia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
At first I was trapped by the story and the book was easy to be read but I found the characters to be too good or too bad, and some of the bad characters changing miraculously to good ones.... The women were always beautiful (specially the red hair ones).I found too many coincidencies in bad parents who had abandoned their children. It was too much. All in all, I didn't like the book
Dhanu Amanda
Dec 21, 2014 Dhanu Amanda rated it it was amazing
I went through all emotions from smiling feeling angry, having tears in my eyes back to smiling again. Fantastic reading - could not put this one down, quite fast paced but perfectly so. I have read several books by Josephine Cox and I will certainly look for her in the future.
Feb 22, 2013 Diane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So pleased it all turned out well in the end, just a shame people got hurt before hand. Love Josephine's books.
Jul 03, 2013 Kaz. rated it it was ok
My mother just loves this author and said that I had to read one of her books but it just wasn't my cup of tea, I don't enjoy books that have a lot of sad trials and tribulations.
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Dec 02, 2012 Darla Van rated it really liked it
Another book from the lending library at Westhaven Bay in Tenerife. This has good intrigue and a surprise.
Sharon Reeves
Aug 27, 2013 Sharon Reeves rated it liked it
I always like to read a Josephine Cox book, when I want an easy to read, safe, story, that I know I will get into quickly, and I don't have to think much. This was a good read, I enjoyed it.
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Josephine Cox was born in Blackburn, one of ten children. At the age of sixteen, Josephine met and married her husband Ken, and had two sons. When the boys started school, she decided to go to college and eventually gained a place at university but was unable to take this up as it would have meant living away from home. Instead, she went into teaching – and started to write her first full-length ...more
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