Grace has been best friends with Ella and Flick forever. The late-night chats, shared heartaches, and good times have created a bond that has stood the test of time. When Ella invites them to stay for a week in her cottage in South Wales, Grace jumps at the chance to see her old friends.
She also hopes that the change of scenery will help her reconnect with her distant husband. Then Flick arrives; loveable, bubbly, incorrigible Flick, accompanied by the handsome and charming Noah. This is going to be one week which will change all their lives forever... Join Grace, Ella, and Flick for a week of love, laughter, tears and friendship in A Cottage by the Sea.
©2013 Carole Matthews (P)2013 Isis Publishing Ltd
I really enjoyed this book. I always like books about the coast and seaside. This was well written and I thoroughly enjoyed all the characters. I was also very well read. I have read others from this author and was not disappointed in this one.
After 4 years of listening to mostly crime fiction I have entered a chick lit phase and I am loving it! I downloaded this as, after some great breaks by the sea this summer I was longing to be by the coast! This novel really did transport me to the Pembrokeshire coast and I became completely drawn into the lives of Grace and her friends. Yes there are lots of chick lit cliches but if you ignore these it's an enjoyable, escapist story. As ever Clare Corbett narrates beautifully but I wasn't convinced by the male characters accents!
When looking for a new book from this author I found this book, from the start I could not put it down until I finished it, lovely easy to read story until the end. I would recommend it to anyone, absolutely fab, note to author please don't stop writing, your books are wonderful value for money that keep you wanting more.
Light-hearted, feel-good, amusing
Yes I would recommend this book as something to take on holiday and enjoy by the sea!
If you ever fancy living by the sea, this evocative book will have you reaching for the estate agents number.
Its Mrs David Clough Lyn to friends
follow your heart
I have not read one similar to this its a unique original story.
I think she is great I really enjoy her reading. She flows smoothly and consistently from character to character. Also I listen to these books in bed you don't need the light on to listen.
rough seas and stormy relationships.
I would recommend this book I was sorry when it was finished. I will reread later in the year
Retired Psychologist Love reading/audiobooks, travelling, animals Favourite saying The fact that you believe something does not make it true
It was an easy listen, but was intelligently written, with well drawn characters.
Great narration, where you lose yourself in the story and don't really register the narration because its spot on.
Towards the end, it seemed it was going to fall into bland cliche, but then it went iff in another direction. Good stuff!
Story a bit predictable. Lovely descriptions of Wales. Loved everything about the book. Only thing I found a little annoying where the long gaps before the next chapter started. Otherwise it's well worth a listen.
This book manages to strike the balance between having enough to keep the audience interested without being over complicated. I really enjoyed the storyline which is very relatable. Would read more from this author.
"Great Holiday Read"
Yes it was a great holiday read. Light hearted and enjoyable.
When Flick proposed.
She is excellent.
It was perfectly named
I loved it.
I really liked this story. I hadnt read a Carole Matthew's book before but gave it a go from the reveiws and they were correct. It was so enjoyable.
3 couples spend a short break in a Cottage by the Sea. Sounds typical but the charaters where written so well and so interesting. I found myself looking forward to the next day when i could resume the story-line.
Sometimes there are just too many names, people, events going on but this story was so easy to listen to and understand. I'll be trying another one of Carole Matthew's books.
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