For eight years Flora's love affair with Fin was a whirlwind of fun and spontaneity - but when Flora wanted to settle down and have children, Fin vanished. Life moved on and Flora's world filled with other people, other cares. There were benefits to being single - no socks under the bed, no mess in the bathroom - even if the memory of Fin could never be completely erased. But then suddenly, shockingly, Fin reappears. He's a changed man, he says, and her wants her back. Is this a chance to put right the wrongs? Or a massive mistake?
©2013 Hilary Boyd (P)2013 Quercus Publishing Plc
I can't wait for Hilary Boyd to write her next novel as I've enjoyed all three so far. It's so easy to become involved with the characters and the reader switches feelings of sympathy between them in a way that does not leave the reader feeling manipulated. This is difficult to achieve and Hilary manages it brilliantly. The narration was first-class too. I was totally immersed in this novel, like a warm bath!
I would because although this is not my normal sort of book its a really good detox, I've just listened to a couple of very intense stories (the sort that grab you by the throat and suck you into them) and this was a lovely mellow story that just slipped down. Some of the plot twists where slightly predictable but overall a very good romance.
I don't think I had a particular favourite, they all had their part to play but none of them really spoke to me….
I don't think so, everything was very neatly tied up at the end and any attempt at a follow up could just turn it into a never ending soap constantly creating drama for the sake of it, I think all of the main characters who ended up together are the sort of people who would want a quite life and so should be allowed to receive it.
I have to admit, I listened to a lot of it at 1.5 speed, which is like skimming I guess. I enjoyed it at that rate and it was good company as I did my errands/walks/etc.
Not sure - I think they are probably formulaic.
Dorothea - the narrator did a good job giving each character individuality.
Yes a TV movie but it is very very predictable.
It did have a surprise turn in the middle so that kept it interesting!
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