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Ivy Lane Audiobook

Ivy Lane

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Publisher's Summary

From spring to summer, autumn to winter, a lot can happen in a single year....

Tilly Parker needs a fresh start, fresh air, and a fresh attitude if she is ever to leave the past behind and move on with her life. As she seeks out peace and quiet in a new town, taking on a plot at Ivy Lane allotments seems like the perfect solution.

But the friendly Ivy Lane community has other ideas and gradually draw Tilly in to their cosy, comforting world of planting seedlings, organizing bake sales, and planning seasonal parties.

As the seasons pass, will Tilly learn to stop hiding amongst the sweetpeas and let people back into her life - and her heart?

A charming and romantic story certain to make you smile - perfect for fans of Carole Matthews, Trisha Ashley, and Katie Fforde.

Ivy Lane was originally published as a four-part serial. This is the complete story in one package.

©2014 Cathy Bramley (P)2015 Random House Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

"Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns." (Trisha Ashley)
"A perfect blend of the two greatest pleasures in life - love and gardening!" (Fern Britton)
"A witty, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy." (Miranda Dickinson)

What Members Say

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    Bee 09/06/2015
    Bee 09/06/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Enjoyable"

    Easy listening while pottering around the house/garden or taking a car journey. Pleasant characters and generally gentle story line.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    lynn clough 05/07/2015
    lynn clough 05/07/2015 Member Since 2014

    Its Mrs David Clough Lyn to friends

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    "cracking good story"
    If you could sum up Ivy Lane in three words, what would they be?

    Heartwarming, life affirming & hopeful


    What other book might you compare Ivy Lane to, and why?

    I wouldn't its an original and considering its chic lit its hard to be original


    What does Colleen Prendergast bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    A personal tell of the tale


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Life growth love


    Any additional comments?

    A lovely story. Very believable. Full of hope.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    ANNE 26/06/2015
    ANNE 26/06/2015 Member Since 2010
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    "Great read"

    Very ease to get into the story and very hard to stop listening too and get on with other things.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ms. R. Wharrier Gateshead, England 02/06/2015
    Ms. R. Wharrier Gateshead, England 02/06/2015 Listener Since 2010
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    "Really childish and dull."

    Really childish and unrealistic got to half way though and wished I had returned it for a credit but kept hoping it would get better.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Marguerite 23/07/2016
    Marguerite 23/07/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "My review on Ivy Lane."

    A very enjoyable book & loved Colleens,story telling. Listened to it in less than a week,

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 05/07/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Ivy Lane.... A lovely warm escapism"

    This book made me feel relaxed and warm inside, lovely narration and by the end felt I knew the characters, really enjoyed the escapism felt like a therapy would definitely recommend to anyone who just feels like a good book to escape and chillax for a while

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    l pearson 03/04/2016
    l pearson 03/04/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Great read"

    Loved it. A simple but heartwarming story. Looking forward to the next one. Would recommend

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    Amazon Customer 30/03/2016
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    "Good insight into the slow journey of healing"

    If you are looking for a riveting, suspense-full read then this book would not be for you. It's gentle & unfurls slowly, blossoming with soft pushes from the minutiae/ little things in life that actually make all the difference to how we feel. I never " got" the connection between the main character & a probation officer that turned up briefly in the story. The romantic theme was a bit too drawn out for my liking. On the whole a quiet, non pretentious read.

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    Mum of 3 22/03/2016
    Mum of 3 22/03/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "A good listen but a bit farcical at times"

    I liked the way the story unwound although it was all quite predictable. The Christmas party muddle was a bit convoluted to be believable which was a shame and slightly annoying but otherwise a good listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cookie Monster E Yorks, UK 26/02/2016
    Cookie Monster E Yorks, UK 26/02/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Nice easy listen"

    This was a nice gentle listen, perfect for pottering or doing jobs to.
    The characters were varied and grew as the story progressed and at no point did I get bored of their antics.
    The narration was very good and clear and I would listen to more by this narrator.
    All in all, would recommend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Linzel McBride
    08/08/15
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    "Nice story"

    I love gardening, overcoming obstacles and British accents. This novel provided all three. Easy listening.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Aimee
    Christchurch, New Zealand
    04/05/15
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    "Ivy Lane"
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    I love Colleen Prendergast narration and that is why I picked this book.
    I mostly enjoyed the story but I found it a little predictable. Some great characters is this book. I have never read Cathy Bramley before but I would give another book a go. It defiantly kept me interested and I was interested to find out what happened with Tilly

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Robin
    new york, new york, United States
    09/05/15
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    "Uneventful"

    This book is a slow moving story, probably best enjoyed by the twenty something set. Charming narration kept me engaged. 3 stars.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • TikiSan
    Ventura, CA, United States
    03/11/16
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    "Great narrator, slow story"

    Colleen Prendergast is a great narrator, but this story was not great. It was slow & in parts it felt like the author was trying too hard to build intrigue (and it wasn't working). Didn't love it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • GBBMOA
    Boston, MA
    15/08/15
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    "Good, but predictable"

    Nice listen, just nothing too shocking, relaxing. More great narration by Colleen Prendergast.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Christa Walker
    18/06/15
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    "Fizzled at the end...."

    I love the story of her recovering from tragedy with the help of community but I am not at all crazy about how it ended. The Last couple of chapters are like cold water to the face and the romance seemed a bit juvenile. It's worth reading for the main characters development however.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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