To Hear a Nightingale (by Charlotte Bingham)

'To Hear a Nightingale' is a modern novel by Charlotte Bingham.

Cassie's childhood is tragically abused, as she is brought up by a grandmother who despises her. She finds friends and some self-esteem in a convent school, and eventually falls in love with, and marries an Irish racehorse trainer.

She is blissfully happy until tragedy strikes, but gradually picks up her life and succeeds as a woman in a man's world.

There are some very striking moments in this novel, unexpected twists in the plot, and a nicely rounded ending.

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