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The Flight Of Swallows

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Charlotte’s father is a cruel man, viciously beating her and her brothers for the slightest reason. He even wants to marry her off, at just sixteen years old, to a man she does not love. Lion-hearted Charlotte wants to defy him – but to protect her brothers from his fury she agrees to become the wife of Brooke Armstrong. Brooke welcomes her brothers into his home and sets ...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published 2009 by Hodder & Stoughton
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Bev Taylor
Jul 05, 2015 Bev Taylor rated it really liked it
forced to marry - can their love survive?

charlotte's father is a cruel man to her and her 6 brothers. then he forces her into a marriage with a wealthy family which she agrees to protect her brothers

charlotte does not understand that broke, although 14 years older, adores her and does not realise she has forced into a marriage and so suddenly. both r very independent and he is not happy when she starts taking in women who have been abused and fallen pregnant then starts a business

only when tr
Carol Preston
May 10, 2012 Carol Preston rated it really liked it
I loved this book by Audrey Howard as I have loved all her stories. Such great female main characters with tragic, challenging and victorious lives. I always get totally absorbed and feel sad when the story ends.
Laura Smith
Jun 13, 2013 Laura Smith rated it it was amazing
Audrey Howards The Juniper Bush will forever remain one of my favourite books - it is many years old now but is timeless, romantic and a true saga. It has been some time since Audrey Howard emulated the characters in her earlier novel but in The Flight of Swallows she achieves a book of the same magnitude as The Juniper Bush.

The story of Charlotte who at 16 is married to wealthy estate owner Brooke Armstrong who is truly infatuated with her and loves her dearly is fantastic. As they struggle to
Aug 26, 2013 Amy rated it liked it

Audrey Howard is a bit hit-and-miss for me. I *loved* A PLACE CALLED HOPE, and just couldn't get into THE LONG WAY HOME, and couldn't make my mind up about ROSE ALLEY.
THE FLIGHT OF SWALLOWS had good and bad points, of which the main ones are listed below:


- I liked Charlotte, and her strength of character and convictions, her determination to save the 'fallen women' (although I was grinding my teeth in frustration at the earlier part of the book where she was constantly brushing of
Kay Bolton
Jul 22, 2013 Kay Bolton rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star
Review taken from my Blog Post #111 in May 2011, when I borrowed it from the local library, but thought I would share my impression:

Being the daughter of a "gentleman" doesn't always accord you luxury and privilege. Charlotte Drummond's father is a brute of a man, ruling his house with a rod of iron, and dispensing Charlotte and her brothers discipline and humiliation for the tiniest of infractions.

Due to re-marry himself Arthur Drummond is keen to marry the sixteen year old Charlotte off to the
Aug 13, 2014 Grace rated it it was amazing
I just fell in love with this book, I never came across a single chapter which wasn't interesting. Aundery Howard keeps you hooked at every word. Brilliant book glad I read it.
Lora Swafford
Oct 02, 2015 Lora Swafford rated it really liked it
I loved the book. It kept me entertained and hooked the entire time. I loved the way each page keep you wanting to read more. I couldn't give it five stars due to the fact that I did not like the ending. It all just happened so fast. I wish they would have put a little more into the ending. That's all I will say so I don't ruin the book. But all together, very good book and worth the time to read! I would recommend!
Mar 20, 2014 Joan rated it really liked it
A very strong female role for this story and an enthralling, page turner.
Sep 12, 2013 Margaret rated it it was amazing
Another Great Read, loved it.
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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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