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The Year of Taking Chances Audiobook

The Year of Taking Chances

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Publisher's Summary

It's New Year's Eve, and at a house party, three women bond over dodgy cocktails and fortune cookies, and vow to make this year their best one yet. But as the months unfold, Gemma, Saffron, and Caitlin find themselves tested to their limits. Under pressure, they are each forced to rethink their lives. But dare they take a chance on something new?

©2015 Lucy Diamond (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

Praise for the author: 'Delicious, delightful, and warm, Lucy Diamond never fails to make you laugh out loud and cheer for her colourful cast of characters.' (Rowan Coleman)

'Charming, funny and as satisfying as a giant tiramisu. Loved it.' (Milly Johnson)

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    Emmabyrne 21/02/2015
    Emmabyrne 21/02/2015 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent listen - feel good"

    Great book - nothing less than expected from this author , was not disappointed in the slightest. Bring on the next one .

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Ann Newcastle, England 21/03/2015
    Ann Newcastle, England 21/03/2015 Member Since 2014

    Retired Psychologist Love reading/audiobooks, travelling, animals Favourite saying The fact that you believe something does not make it true

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    "Pleasant!"
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    This is a pleasant enough novel. It didn't really go anywhere though and was predictable. In the last few chapters, I was just wanting to get to the end, so I could move on to the next book, rather than care about what happened (never a good thing). I suppose that was due to it being a bit bland by then. Its worth noting that if I don't enjoy a book, I usually just discard it and move on. I didn't in this case because the characters were pleasent enough and I expected more to happen.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Michele Ellen Colasuono 11/03/2015
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    "A Great Listen"

    Yet another delightful book by Lucy. She has this fantastic ability of seamlessly entwining her characters lives together without you really noticing. I wasn't sure about the narrator at the beginning but I quickly decided that she brought the book to life gently and effortlessly. Being laid up with a bad back I found the narration rather soothing and the story line, whilst a little predictable in places, was still a great listen. As I expected fabulous characters brought to life by Lucy, I can visualise them all! If your looking for a way to chillax and unwind I would certainly recommend finding a comfy chair, putting in your earphones, closing your eyes and then just listen. Perfect 😃

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Ingrid Equestre 17/07/2015 Member Since 2009
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    "Very entertaining"
    Would you listen to The Year of Taking Chances again? Why?

    If you like books that end with "The love of my life", this is for you. A classic chick lit and a great entertaining read for the summer. Not too much romance and a great deal of entrepreneurship. Throw in some fashion, a celebrity, a husband and an ex and it's a perfect mix. Will never read fortune cookies the same way again.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs. K. J. D. CURRIE Hayling Island, UK 04/06/2015
    Mrs. K. J. D. CURRIE Hayling Island, UK 04/06/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "Good story - engaging central characters"
    Would you listen to The Year of Taking Chances again? Why?

    Yes, I would listen to this story again, I got to know the characters and I enjoyed the twists and turns in their lives - they were believable.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    I enjoyed the times when the girls were working together


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I was moved when Spencer become ill


    Any additional comments?

    Well worth a read/listen

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Emma Christie 14/06/2015
    Emma Christie 14/06/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "enjoyable story"

    Loved this book. This is the first Lucy Diamond book I have read or listened to and I will now be listening to many more!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    julie 03/06/2015
    julie 03/06/2015
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    "Amazing"

    This was such a lovely book, had me hooked from the beginning, it had me laughing and crying, just amazing

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    Donna P. 07/06/2015
    Donna P. 07/06/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantastic feel good book"

    Well narrated, believable characters and story . Didn't want it to end . Highly recommend.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Zowi 21/05/2015
    Zowi 21/05/2015 Member Since 2012
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    "Heartwarming and Enjoyable"

    I really enjoyed this, storyline was lovely and narration was great.

    It was a nice easy listen that I know I will listen to again.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Suzy 05/12/2016
    Suzy 05/12/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Easy listening and fun"

    Needed something light hearted and the title resonated. I shall make 2017 my year of taking chances! Very enjoyable and sweet - just what I was looking for.

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