Paradise Park
Iris Gower

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Narrated By: Di Langford

Duration: 11 hours and 20 minutes

What to expect

If you like Dilly Court, Rosie Goodwin and Kitty Neale, you will love this emotional and captivating saga, set amongst the romantic clay potteries of South Wales, from the pen of bestselling author Iris Gower.

READERS ARE LOVING PARADISE PARK!

"I loved every page of this book." - 5 STARS
"Love Iris Gower books - [I] only wish someone could make them into movies - I'd buy the box sets. ABSOLUTELY brilliant author." - 5 STARS
"Iris Gower triumphs again - another great story one that you don't want to put down. I read it in three days." - 5 STARS

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FACED WITH CHALLENGE AFTER CHALLENGE, CAN SHE TURN HER LIFE AROUND?

When Bull Beynon, her one-time lover, marries someone else, Rhiannon, is left alone in the world. Proud and spirited, she gains a respectable post as housekeeper to an elderly man, but when he dies, his waspish sister throws her out onto the streets where she faces destitution.

Determined to become respectable once and for all, Rhiannon obtains a job as maid to unhappy Janey Buchan, who takes a liking to her. But her luck doesn't last long and she soon finds herself along on the streets again.

In desperation, knowing that little stands between her and a return to her old life, she finds herself at the Paradise Park Hotel. Once scarcely more than a bawdy house, it has now changed hands and Rhiannon starts working there, helping gradually to transform it from a place of ill-repute into one of the finest hotels in Swansea.

The only thing lacking in her life is love, and with Bull Beynon married to sweet, gentle Katie, she fears that she may have to live out her life alone . . .

Genre

Romance, Generational sagas, Romance: wholesome, Romance: 'western', rural or 'outback', Narrative theme: Love and relationships, Historical romance, Family life fiction, Historical fiction, Narrative theme: Sense of place, Narrative theme: Death, grief, loss, Napoleonic War fiction, Narrative theme: Social issues

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