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  • Fall from Grace

  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Luis Moreno
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Sydney Wells' perfect life with her wealthy, devoted husband vanishes when he dies suddenly in an accident. Widowed at 49, she discovers he has failed to include her in his will. With Andrew's vicious daughters in control of his estate, and no home or money, Sydney finds a job in fashion, despite her own designer daughters' warnings. Naive, out of her element, and alone in a world of shady international deals and dishonest people, she is set up by her boss and finds herself faced with criminal prosecution.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Book!

  • By Suzan Nderitu on 08-02-19

Nightime read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-02-18

Really enjoyed this novel from Danielle. Give it a go,I'm sure you will agree.

  • Fairytale

  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Luis Moreno
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

Deeply in love, Christophe and Joy Lammenais built Chateau Lammenais into a small but renowned Napa Valley winery and an idyllic home where they raised their beloved daughter, Camille, who takes on increasing responsibilities for the estate they all treasure. But after Joy's early death from breast cancer, a lonely Christophe soon falls prey to the machinations of a sophisticate from his native France - who moves, with her two reprobate sons, to consolidate her power over Camille and the property when Christophe is killed in a plane crash.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing book

  • By Amazon Customer on 13-09-18

Dreams

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-10-17

I did enjoy this read, light ideal for bedtime. If you are a Danielle fan, give it a try.

  • The Right Time

  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

Abandoned by her mother at age seven, Alexandra Winslow takes solace in the mysteries she reads with her devoted father - and soon she is writing them herself, slowly graduating to dark, complex crime stories that reflect skill, imagination, and talent far beyond her years. After her father's untimely death, at 14 Alex is taken in by the nuns of a local convent, where she finds 26 mothers to take the place of the one she lost, and the time and encouragement to pursue her gift.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hooked<br /><br />

  • By Chris 043 on 22-11-17

A Nightime Read

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-09-17

Enjoyed this novel of Danielle's, but personally do not feel it is one of her best to date.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • No Angel

  • By: Penny Vincenzi
  • Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
  • Length: 26 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

Enter the world of the rich charismatic Lytton family and their powerful publishing empire in this passionate family saga, spanning the Edwardian era to World War I and the excesses of the glamorous 20s. Enter the world of Celia LyttonÑa woman who is used to getting her way. She moves through life making difficult and often dangerous decisions that affect herself and others.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • English book,American accent - why?

  • By Orchard Riser on 28-01-11

A read that did not fulfil my expectations, rather disappointed.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-04-17

Although I did quite enjoy this book, being a longtime fan of Penny Vincenzi, did not feel this was one of the best. No doubt others may disagree with med

  • Before the Rains

  • By: Dinah Jefferies
  • Narrated by: Naomi Frederick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59

Rajputana, India, 1930. Since her husband's death, 28-year-old photojournalist Eliza's only companion has been her camera. When the British government sends her to an Indian princely state to photograph the royal family, she's determined to make a name for herself. But when Eliza arrives at the palace, she meets Jay, the Prince's handsome, brooding younger brother. Brought together by their desire to improve conditions for local people, Jay and Eliza find they have more in common than they think. But their families - and society - think otherwise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cochrane, Glasgow

  • By veronica cochrane on 01-08-18

Dinah Jefferies

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-03-17

I was so looking forward to this book but was disappointed when reading it. Perhaps I expected too much, but not her usual can't put down read.

  • The Mistress

  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 89

Natasha Leonova's beauty saved her life. Discovered on a freezing Moscow street by a Russian billionaire, she has lived for seven years under his protection, immersed in rarefied luxury, while he pursues his activities in a dark world that she guesses at but never sees. Her home is the world, often on one of Vladimir Stanislas's spectacular yachts manned by scores of heavily armed crew members. Natasha's job is to keep Vladimir happy, ask no questions, and be discreet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The price paid for romance, or not?

  • By osteo1 on 05-02-17

Book at Bedtime

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-01-17

A Danieiie Steele fan I did not enjoy this book as much as I enjoyed others. Repetitive , slow and actually hard to finish. My personal view others may disagree.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Don't Want to Miss a Thing

  • By: Jill Mansell
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271

An irresistible, heart-warming novel from the much-loved author of numerous Sunday Times best sellers, including A Walk in the Park and To the Moon and Back. Dexter Yates loves his fun, care-free London life; he has money, looks and girlfriends galore. But everything changes overnight when his sister dies, leaving him in charge of her eight-month-old daughter Delphi. How is he ever going to cope? Comic-strip artist Molly Hayes lives in the beautiful Cotswold village of Briarwood.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A pleasant hotchpotch of a story

  • By Kaggy on 18-07-15

Easy listening

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-11-16

A pleasant read , very enjoyable though not one of her best for me.
Other fans may disagree.

  • The One You Really Want

  • By: Jill Mansell
  • Narrated by: Sarah Barron
  • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171

When Nancy spies her Christmas present from her husband sitting on the lawn, she realises the jewellery she thought was for her must be on someone else. Her best friend, Carmen, isn't surprised (she never liked Jonathan) and persuades Nancy to leave Edinburgh and come and stay in her luxury London flat - far too vast for Carmen since her husband, millionaire rock star Spike Todd, died. Soon Nancy's met gorgeous Connor O'Shea, who lives next door, and his daughter, Mia, is matchmaking.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely

  • By Gem on 01-09-16

Book at Bedtine

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-11-16

This has something for everyone, witty, funny, romantic, a thoroughly enjoyable read for all who enjoy a well written novel.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Beach Café

  • By: Lucy Diamond
  • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 326
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 299

Evie Flynn has always been the black sheep of her family – a dreamer, unlike her over-achieving elder sisters. She's tried making a name for herself as an actress, a photographer and a singer, but nothing has ever worked out. Now she's stuck in temp hell, with a pension-planning boyfriend. Somehow life seems to be passing her by. Then her beloved aunt Jo dies suddenly in a car crash, leaving Evie an unusual legacy – her precious beach cafe in Cornwall.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Beach Cafe

  • By Alison on 13-06-16

The Beach Cafe

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-10-16

Thoroughly enjoyable read, intend to find more of her books,ideal night time reading. Give it a try.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Bookshop on Rosemary Lane

  • By: Ellen Berry
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaister
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110

Take a trip to the Yorkshire village of Burley Bridge, where a very special little cookbook shop is about to open its doors.... In the beginning...Kitty Cartwright has always solved her problems in the kitchen. Her cookbooks are her life, and there isn't an issue that 'Cooking with Aspic' can't fix. Her only wish is that she had a book entitled Rustling Up Dinner When Your Husband Has Left You. Forty years later.... On Rosemary Lane, Della Cartwright plans to open a very special little bookshop.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Book for Bedtime

  • By Joyce on 09-10-16

A Book for Bedtime

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-16

Thoroughly enjoyed this read, shall look for more of her books for future reading,hopefully soon.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful