The Secret Letter Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Kent, 2019. With her marriage in tatters, school teacher Lizzie Armstrong moves to sleepy Elm Heath for a fresh start and her pupils and the community soon steal her heart. So when the school is threatened with closure Lizzie knows she has to fight and she looks to the school’s founder for inspiration.
What makes Esther, born and bred in London, a proud Suffragette, suddenly leave the city and escape to Elm Heath? And when Lizzie uncovers Esther’s heartbreaking secret, could it give her the strength she needs to save not just the school, but her new beginning too?
A heart-wrenching and uplifting novel for fans of Emily Gunnis, Kathleen McGurl and Kathryn Hughes.
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|Listening Length||10 hours and 24 minutes|
|Narrator||Rachel Atkins, Claire Louise Amias|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||06 February 2020|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 107,053 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
459 in 20th Century Historical Romance (Audible Books & Originals)
1,256 in Historical Mysteries (Audible Books & Originals)
3,121 in 20th Century Historical Romance (Books)
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Esther Watkins is a suffragette, she's just been released from Holloway prison, where she was locked up for a month and force fed. Esther’s a teacher, the school she works for terminates her employment, and she’s not welcome at her mother’s house and fellow suffragette Agnes Oliver employees her as a live in governess for her children. When she’s banished from London due to her involvement with the cause, she moves to Elm Heath, a small farming community, they don’t have a school, and Esther's determined to open one.
Elizabeth Armstrong’s marriage has ended badly, she leaves London and is the new deputy head of Elm Heath School. Lizzie’s pleasantly surprised by her new job, her co-workers are friendly, the students and parents are lovely and she really likes the community spirit. The numbers at the school have been slowly dropping, the council is considering closing the school, Elizabeth and her fellow teachers need to come up with a plan to keep it open and be financially viable.
Lizzie discovers the link between Esther Watkins the founder of the school, her being a suffragette, they use her story as inspiration, the whole community rallies together and saves the school from developers. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, I look forward to reading other books by Kerry Barrett and four stars from me.
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An excellent read that I didn’t want to end.