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
"Hester Browne writes with such wit and polish. I love it!" (Sophie Kinsella)
Will read anything within reason.
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.
I love vintage and it was possible as well as a happy ending. All in all an easy listen without anything bad happening!
Evie as she had the adventure and carried you along with her
No accent so I liked the way it came over.
Loved the details of the reels! Brought it to life!
Addicted to Audible!
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.
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
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.
My friend raves about Hester Browne but this is a stinker of a book. The plot is pathetic and the heroine is irritating
Its put me off books read by Cathleen McCarron
She emphasises the wrong words in a sentence, and she has no idea how to say "antimacassar"
Fun, Scottish and old
Evie’s love of all things old and how Robert learned to humour her for it.
The emotion she put into the story was simply amazing. Although all the different voices were incredibly well done.
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Its Mrs David Clough Lyn to friends
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
Evi because she is real
No like a box of chocolates its good to read/taste in sessions.
This is a great book for light reading. Chill out by the fire with a mug of hot chocolate and this book.
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