The Three Miss Allens

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 10 Mar 2019

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An absolute treat of a book. I loved it. Telling the story across two time frames, the original Miss Allen’s and their great grand daughters. Beautifully written and perfectly crafted to ensure no loose ends. Everything about it was just perfect. I can’t wait to read more by the same author.
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This novel I beautifully written, ducking between 2016 and 1930’s South Australia. Set in a small beach town the novel follows cousins Addy and Roma and flicks back to their great grandparents Ruby and Adeline. With life throwing some turbulent times at the girls can their relationship be repaired and will they overcome the difficulties they have faced. 
Set on the gorgeous South Australian coast this book follows the girls as they try to overcome issues, interweaving to the problems that their relations had in years gone by. 
Many tears were shed and I can’t wait for the next one! I could not put it down!
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How long do you think it would take a family's descendants to , forget a member.  In 1935 there were three miss Allens.  In 2016 the daughters of two of the sisters know of only two.  What happened to the third?

The story is told in two time frames - 1935 the era of Ruby, Adeline and Clara, and 2016 with Roma and Addy.  Roma buys a run down guest house which, when she and Addy are doing it up, they find that their great, great grandmothers stayed there. In 1935 the family broke apart and it seems as though in 2016 the house is trying to mend the rift - and bring some peace to the occupants.  

I finished this book yesterday evening and it haunted my dreams.  A sad/happy booked.
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This book is a smashing, emotional read. I loved it.

Thank you sot NetGalley and to the publisher for allowing me to read this in exchange for an honest review.
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A book  which tells  of the lives of three women  in the past and their relatives now. It was easy  to follow  the stories, usually I do not find two storylines easy but in this case it was interesting  to see  what happened to the Allens then the younger family.  I would  recommend  this  book.
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Loved the cover, which initially drew me to to this book.  Has to be one of my favourite reads this year!  I am not usually fond of stories with different time lines as i normally get annoyed with the switching, but not with 'The Three Miss Allens'.  Loved the characters and loved the setting.  I am not going to write what the story is about as i prefer one to read the story for themselves, but i do recommend.  It is the first time that i have read a book by Victoria Purman and hope to read more of her books sooner or later. 

My thanks to Netgalley and the Publishers for my copy.
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Thanks to netgalley for an early copy in return for an honest review 
A Totally  Exquisite   tale told with wonderful  compassion  and a totally seamless switch between  two era's  can highly recommend this book to family and friends  well worth reading
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I loved this novel full of emotions wonderfully written characters travels between different times .A book that drew me from my armchair to a far away place and time .Thanks #netgalley.#harper369
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I loved this book, it's heartbreaking, full emotions and entertaining.
I loved how the writer mixes the two different timelines and the well written characters.
Ms Putnam can surely write a book that will keep you hooked till the last page and how to make you root for her characters.
I look forward to reading other books by this author.
Highly recommended!
Many thanks to Harper360 and Netgalley for this ARC
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