No Wings To Fly

  • Author Jess Foley
  • Narrator Patricia Gillmore
  • Publisher Random House
  • Run Time 21 hours and 3 minutes
  • Format Audio
  • Genre Generational sagas.

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What to expect

If you like Catherine Cookson, Dilly Court and Katie Flynn, then you will love this breath-taking saga of one of love, passion, betrayal, tragedy and longing by much loved author Jess Foley. This unmissable and unputdownable saga is one you will never forget…

‘Compulsive and well-paced’ — Wiltshire Times

‘A gripping saga… What makes this particular novel such compelling reading is its expertly researched background… The author writes with exuberance and style, and the central characters are totally convincing.’ — Northampton Chronicle & Echo
‘A stunning read’ — ***** Reader review
‘Excellent read – I couldn’t put in down’ — ***** Reader review
‘This book is really good: it’s sad, exciting, tragic – you have it all in this book’ — ***** Reader review


Having spent her childhood with a cold, unfeeling stepmother, Lily Clair’s life is changed for ever when she is sent as general maid to old friends of her family. When Joel – handsome son of a wealthy entrepreneur – enters her life, their meeting is for Lily, young and vulnerable, a revelation.

Riding high on the crest of her new-found happiness she is in no way prepared for the violent attack that comes in the night, or for its devastating, life-changing consequences. But she must live with the consequences as, with a shattered heart, she deals with one hand of fate after another.

In her search for happiness, Lily is a woman who will capture your heart and stay with you forever…

Critics Review

  • A compulsive and well-paced story

    Wiltshire Times
  • A really great tale of triumphs and trials that you won’t be able to put down

  • Really good read, very sad at times but this is a story that lingers with you even after the final words

    Whitehaven News
  • A touching tale to open any heart

    Northern Echo

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