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The Vintage Girl Audiobook

The Vintage Girl

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Publisher's Summary

When Evie Nicholson is asked to visit Kettlesheer Castle in Scotland to archive the family heirlooms, she jumps at the chance. Evie's passion for antiques means that, for her, the castle is a treasure trove of mysteries just waiting to be uncovered.

But in each heirloom lies a story, and in the course of her investigations Evie stumbles upon some long-buried family secrets. Add handsome, gloomy heir Robert McAndrew and a traditional candlelit gala to the mix, and Evie's heart is sent reeling with an enthusiasm that may just extend beyond the Kettlesheer silver....

©2011 Hester Browne (P)2014 WF Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Hester Browne writes with such wit and polish. I love it!" (Sophie Kinsella)

What Members Say

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    Kaggy 26/01/2015
    Kaggy 26/01/2015 Member Since 2013

    Will read anything within reason.

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    "A little ray of sunshine"

    The story is slight and the heroine is as daffy as the day as long, but there is something likeable about this unassuming little comedy romance. I think it is partly because it lacks the venom and spite that crops up in many other chick lit books. It has a great assembly of amusing characters including Evie's big sister who is a delight with her flamboyant clothing and eccentric choice in eyewear accessories, and the description of the Scottish ball is very atmospheric.
    For me the top marks go to the narration. Cathleen McCarron reads this with infectious enthusiasm and really carries the story along. Don't read this if you want to be mentally challenged, but do if you really want to brighten up your day.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ceri 31/03/2016
    Ceri 31/03/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "okay not brilliant"

    enjoyed but took a while to like / get use to narrattors voice. At 1st wasn't keen on some of the voices but once I got use to them the story took over

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    barneybooboo 01/12/2015
    barneybooboo 01/12/2015
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    "Escapism with a hint of possible"
    What did you like most about The Vintage Girl?

    I love vintage and it was possible as well as a happy ending. All in all an easy listen without anything bad happening!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Evie as she had the adventure and carried you along with her


    What about Cathleen McCarron’s performance did you like?

    No accent so I liked the way it came over.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved the details of the reels! Brought it to life!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Freddiesmum manchester england 27/07/2015
    Freddiesmum manchester england 27/07/2015 Member Since 2016

    Karen

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    "Easy listening"

    Enjoyable easy listen
    Light weight but still a nice fun story
    The narrator didnt irritate the heck out of me either so thats good!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lindsey 24/01/2015
    Lindsey 24/01/2015 Member Since 2012

    Addicted to Audible!

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    "Average chick lit"

    I wouldn't choose to read another by the same author based on this book. It wasn't bad but predictable and narrated in a rather breathy style that I found slightly annoying.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cate Morris 20/01/2015
    Cate Morris 20/01/2015
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    "A wonderful romance."

    A great story of sisters, antiques, gorgeous men, dancing and day-dreams. Humour, romance and a dash of mysterious past. Just perfect for curling up with on a winter's evening (or whilst recovering from flu, like me). Enjoy

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Merelina Halinghen, France 30/12/2014
    Merelina Halinghen, France 30/12/2014 Member Since 2016
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    "Vintage girl a big disapointment."

    Started off well and was interesting, then it got so complicated. The narrator is not good inflections are in the wrong places making sentences difficult to understand. The book breaks off at the end in mid sentence during a reel, so I do not even know how it ends. Normally end of books have "we hope you have enjoyed..." I like books that give a bit of history on the subject but this one gives nothing about antiques, no little stories about things. Disappointing, sorry to be negative.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    L. Mcfarlane Saltburn-by-the-sea 28/12/2014
    L. Mcfarlane Saltburn-by-the-sea 28/12/2014 Member Since 2013

    lynnemcf

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    "Not funny, not clever, awful narration"
    Would you try another book written by Hester Browne or narrated by Cathleen McCarron?

    My friend raves about Hester Browne but this is a stinker of a book. The plot is pathetic and the heroine is irritating


    Has The Vintage Girl put you off other books in this genre?

    Its put me off books read by Cathleen McCarron


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    She emphasises the wrong words in a sentence, and she has no idea how to say "antimacassar"


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lucy Reads Romance 07/12/2014
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    "Genuinely laugh-out-loud funny"
    If you could sum up The Vintage Girl in three words, what would they be?

    Fun, Scottish and old


    What did you like best about this story?

    Evie’s love of all things old and how Robert learned to humour her for it.


    What about Cathleen McCarron’s performance did you like?

    The emotion she put into the story was simply amazing. Although all the different voices were incredibly well done.


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

    Does this question actually help people decide if they want the book?


    Any additional comments?

    For a more well-developed review than audible will allow visit my blog post on this book at http://bit.ly/1CVN9EY

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    lynn clough 13/11/2014
    lynn clough 13/11/2014 Member Since 2014

    Its Mrs David Clough Lyn to friends

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    "Worth the read"
    What did you like most about The Vintage Girl?

    This is Clear logical story it is not over manipulated with false jeopardy. Neither is the end to obvious as in so many romance novels


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Evi because she is real


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

    Great characterization


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No like a box of chocolates its good to read/taste in sessions.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great book for light reading. Chill out by the fire with a mug of hot chocolate and this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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