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Miss Heather Macdonald

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  • The House by the Sea

  • By: Santa Montefiore
  • Narrated by: Juanita McMahon
  • Length: 17 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116

Ten-year-old Floriana is captivated by the magnificent Tuscan villa near her village. When the owner’s son invites her inside, Floriana knows that her destiny is there, with him. But as they grow up, things begin to change. Miles away on the Devon coastline, Marina’s hotel has fallen on hard times. The arrival of Rafael Santoro, artist-in-residence, seems to bring peace in Marina’s family. But Rafa is not who he seems....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a very satisfying read!

  • By A.G.Raynor-Krill on 02-09-12

such a good listen

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

Reviewed: 09-08-18

i really enjoyed this all the way through, it gets thr grey matter thinking a bit also lol

  • The Woman Who Met Her Match

  • A funny romantic comedy that will make you laugh out loud!
  • By: Fiona Gibson
  • Narrated by: Emma Gregory
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217

What if your first love came back on the scene...30 years later? After yet another disaster, Lorrie is calling time on online dating. She might be single in her 40s, but she's got a good job and wonderful children, and she's happy. This, Lorrie decides, is going to have to be enough. That is until she receives a very unexpected request from France. Antoine Rousseau, who had once turned a lonely French exchange trip into a summer of romance, wants to see her - after 30 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic

  • By vanessa on 19-05-17

loved this story, so encompassing A🌟

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

Reviewed: 18-05-18

loved this story, so encompassing A🌟
highly recommended this book and was read just right :-D

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Paris for One and Other Stories

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaister, Stephanie Racine, Charlie Sanderson, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 54

Nell is 26 and has never been to Paris. She's never even been on a romantic weekend away before. Travelling abroad isn't really her thing. But when Nell's boyfriend fails to show up, she has the chance to prove to everyone, including herself, that she can be independent and intrepid. Alone in Paris, Nell finds a version of herself she never knew existed. In this collection of 11 unmissable short stories, Jojo Moyes introduces us to a cast of strong, relatable women in the midst of their everyday lives.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Big disappointment, Jojo

  • By Philip on 04-03-17

very good small stories

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

Reviewed: 16-02-18

all very good small stories that are easy listening and light hearted. would recommend to all.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Christmas Surprise

  • A Rosie Hopkins novel
  • By: Jenny Colgan
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

Includes mouth-watering recipes. Rosie Hopkins, newly engaged, is looking forward to an exciting year in the little sweetshop she owns and runs. But when fate strikes Rosie and her boyfriend, Stephen, a terrible blow, threatening everything they hold dear, it's going to take all their strength and the support of their families and their Lipton friends to hold them together. After all, don't they say it takes a village to raise a child? Treat yourself and your friends to Jenny Colgan's heartwarming new novel this Christmas.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Easy Listen, lovely to catch up with Rosie.

  • By Emily on 14-12-14

factual.

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

Reviewed: 04-02-18

quite factual rather than story based. I have experience more encompassing stories than this one but that said it is quite a nice heart warming listen.

  • The Christmas Promise

  • The cosy Christmas book you won't be able to put down!
  • By: Sue Moorcroft
  • Narrated by: Laura Kirman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

Count down to Christmas with your new must-have author as you step into the wonderful world of Ava Bliss. Perfect for fans of Trisha Ashley, Carole Matthews and Katie Fforde. On a snowy December evening, Sam Jermyn steps into the life of bespoke hatmaker Ava. Sparks fly, and not necessarily good ones. Times are tough for Ava - she's struggling to make ends meet, her ex-boyfriend is a bully, and, worst of all, it's nearly Christmas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a good, light hearted listen 🌟

  • By Miss Heather Macdonald on 28-01-18

a good, light hearted listen 🌟

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-01-18

a good, light hearted listen. I felt like Ava was a friend of mine 😃

  • Christmas Cakes and Mistletoe Nights

  • By: Carole Matthews
  • Narrated by: Jilly Bond, Carole Matthews
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 122

Indulge in this lovely, cake-filled novel of romance and friendship. Christmas Cakes and Mistletoe Nights is Carole Matthews at her heart-warming best! Fay and Danny are madly in love, and it's all Fay's ever dreamed of. But she left everything - including the delightful cake shop she used to run - to be with Danny on his cosy canal boat, The Dreamcatcher. And as she soon finds out, making delicious cakes on the water isn't always smooth sailing!

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Wrong narrator

  • By Hazel Dunfermline on 06-11-17

heart warming listen

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

Reviewed: 27-12-17

really enjoyed listening to this book, the audio was filled with expression with the story being moreish A******

  • 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 118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108

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

a good listen

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

Reviewed: 21-11-17

Just shows you how kind people can be when things are at there lowest for you.

  • You Drive Me Crazy

  • By: Carole Matthews
  • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

The last place Anna Terry expects to fall in love is in the waiting room of her divorce lawyer's office, but that's where she meets Nick Diamond.... Anna's first marriage ended before her pregnancy was over, and her second husband has disappeared, leaving her penniless and with two children. Nick's luck hasn't been any better: his wife has run off with another man, and his business is in chaos. When Anna gets a job as Nick's secretary, what starts as a mild flirtation soon accelerates into overdrive - and then their ex-partners show up....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Had to keep listening

  • By Cheryl Richardson on 22-09-18

A good listen

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

Reviewed: 04-10-17

loved it, there was a point in the story that was quite shocking and I was taken aback by it, but altogether a good book.

  • Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses

  • By: Carole Matthews
  • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201

Christie Chapman is a single mum who spends her days commuting to her secretarial job in London and looking after her teenage son, Finn. It's not an easy life but Christie finds comfort in her love of crafting, and spends her spare time working on her beautiful creations. From intricately designed cards to personalised gifts, Christie's flair for the handmade knows no bounds and it's not long before opportunity comes knocking. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Long Story for a predictable end.

  • By Lana on 15-01-17

what a fantastic book A☆

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

Reviewed: 26-06-17

Fantastic book was very addictive i loved the whole story from beginning to end 😊💗