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  • Summer at Lavender Bay

  • Lavender Bay, Book 2
  • By: Sarah Bennett
  • Narrated by: Rachel Bavidge
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 133

When Eliza Barnes said ‘I do’ to her husband all those years ago, she thought that they’d be together forever. Instead, he’s flown to Abu Dhabi to start a new life, and she’s returning to the little seaside town of Lavender Bay. It’s finally time to chase the dreams she’s put on hold for so long, whipping up luxury bath products and organic soaps using local ingredients. Of course, she didn’t expect to meet local farmer, Jack Gilbert, or for him to be quite so gorgeous! 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Feel good story

  • By Dog lover on 27-07-18

warming

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-01-19

I just loved this book its so heart warming.
I didn't want it to end

  • Hetty’s Farmhouse Bakery

  • By: Cathy Bramley
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Hetty's Farmhouse Bakery by Cathy Bramley, read by Colleen Prendergast. Thirty-two-year-old Hetty Greengrass is the star around which the rest of her family orbits. Marriage, motherhood and helping Dan run Sunnybank Farm have certainly kept her hands full for the last 12 years. But when her daughter Poppy has to choose her inspiration for a school project and picks her aunt, not her mum, Hetty is left full of self-doubt. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Most enjoyable

  • By Glenys Robinson on 25-11-18

Heartwarming

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

Reviewed: 06-09-18

I loved listening to this book, it reminded me of being at home by the descriptions given of the long dining table etc.

  • Victoria & Abdul (Movie Tie-in)

  • The True Story of the Queen's Closest Confidant
  • By: Shrabani Basu
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Jasicki
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Tall and handsome, Abdul was just 24 years old when he arrived in England from Agra to wait at tables for Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. Within a year Abdul had grown to become a powerful figure at court; the queen's teacher, or Munshi; her counsel on Urdu and Indian affairs; and a friend close to the queen's heart. "I am so very fond of him," Queen Victoria would write in 1888. "He is so good and gentle and understanding...a real comfort to me."

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Is This a History Lesson?

  • By G Baker on 30-10-17

Wonderfull

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

Reviewed: 29-07-18

I loved listening to this book. I couldn't help but think back to those times and wonder what they were like!!
It made me look back at our nation's history

  • More to Life Than This

  • By: Carole Matthews
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 26

Kate Lewis is 35 and feeling restless. She's fed up of worrying about the ironing and would like her husband, Jeffrey, to pay more attention to her than to his golf clubs. There must be more to life than this! Kate enrols herself in a t'ai chi course and takes best friend Sonia along for the ride. She's determined to 'find herself', but it's easier said than done, especially when she finds the distracting Ben Mahler first....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It takes two to tango

  • By Fleetwoodboy on 07-02-18

wonderful

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

Reviewed: 11-12-17

If you are a moman over a certain age you will love this warming book

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Little Teashop of Lost and Found

  • By: Trisha Ashley
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169

Alice Rose is a foundling, discovered on the Yorkshire moors above Haworth as a baby. Adopted but then later rejected again by a horrid stepmother, Alice struggles to find a place where she belongs. Only baking - the scent of cinnamon and citrus and the feel of butter and flour between her fingers - brings a comforting sense of home. So it seems natural that when she finally decides to return to Haworth, Alice turns to baking again, taking over a run-down little teashop and working to set up an afternoon tea emporium.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good all-round telling of someone's life

  • By Dewdrop on 14-03-18

warming

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-10-17

You think you know how this story is going to end but....there is a surprise in store when you get to the end. I loved the added recipies

  • Chasing Daisy

  • By: Paige Toon
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Woodward
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Daisy has been dumped, unceremoniously jilted. Not by any ordinary guy, no...Daisy has a secret in her past that she won't even tell her best friend, Holly. She's given up on men - and on her own family. But life still has to be lived and where better to recover than as far away from home as possible. Grabbing a chance to see the world, Daisy packs her bags and joins the team catering to the world's highest-paid, supercharged racing drivers on the Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Love the book hate how it is narrated

  • By Aaron on 14-03-18

loved this book

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

Reviewed: 07-10-17

i loved this book,the story was fantastic. i couldn't wait for the next chapter

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Life and Other Near-Death Experiences

  • A Novel
  • By: Camille Pagán
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 30

Libby Miller has always been an unwavering optimist - but when her husband drops a bomb on their marriage the same day a doctor delivers devastating news, she realizes her rose-colored glasses have actually been blinding her. With nothing left to lose, she abandons her life in Chicago for the clear waters and bright beaches of the Caribbean for what might be her last hurrah.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Finding hope in strange and familiar places

  • By FBeattie on 16-12-18

i couldnt listen to this Awful voice.

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-08-17

i couldnt listen to this awful voice any longer. I made it through 3 pages

  • The Only Way Is Up

  • By: Carole Matthews
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123

Lily and Laurence had it all: the money, the car, a beautiful home in the Buckinghamshire countryside. Then Laurence loses his job, and everything disappears. With nowhere to turn, Lily and Laurence are forced to take their two young children and move to a flea-ridden council house on a notoriously rough estate. As they try to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives, Lily constantly dreams of returning to her old luxurious life. Will her dream come true, or will she learn that money doesn't always buy happiness?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Only half way through! .....

  • By kerry on 17-07-17

Heart Warming story

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

Reviewed: 12-08-17

what a wonderful,heart warming story. a lesson for everyone in this wonderful book. you must try and listen

  • A Cottage by the Sea

  • By: Carole Matthews
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217

Grace has been best friends with Ella and Flick forever. The late-night chats, shared heartaches, and good times have created a bond that has stood the test of time. When Ella invites them to stay for a week in her cottage in South Wales, Grace jumps at the chance to see her old friends. She also hopes that the change of scenery will help her reconnect with her distant husband. Then Flick arrives; loveable, bubbly, incorrigible Flick, accompanied by the handsome and charming Noah. This is going to be one week which will change all their lives forever...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Suzanne on 08-07-13

wonderful story

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

Reviewed: 22-06-17

I think this is a wonderful story but I couldnt wait for a happy ending

  • The Cake Shop in the Garden

  • By: Carole Matthews
  • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 376
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 342
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342

Fay Merryweather runs her cake shop from her beautiful garden. She whips up airy sponges and scrumptious scones while her customers enjoy the lovely blossoms and gorgeous blooms. Looking after the cake shop, the garden, and her cantankerous mother means Fay is always busy, but she accepts her responsibilities because if she doesn't do all this, who will? Then Danny Wilde walks into her life and makes Fay question every decision she's ever made.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • If you want to feel miserable then this is for you

  • By Maz on 21-04-15

a wonderful story is beautiful and real tret

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

Reviewed: 07-06-17

this is a really heart warming story with likable and believable vharacters a real treat