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Chloe Bowler

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  • Summer of Love

  • By: Katie Fforde
  • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

Sian Bishop has only ever experienced one moment of recklessness – a moment that resulted in her beloved son Rory. It’s not that she doesn’t love the outcome of that wild night, but since then she has always taken the safer route. So when dependable, devoted Richard suggests a move to the beautiful English countryside, she leaves the hustle and bustle of the city behind, and she throws herself into the picture-postcard cottage garden, her furniture restoration business, and a new life in the country.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing narration

  • By Christine on 07-08-12

A real story of country living and the idyl......

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

Reviewed: 01-12-15

Would you listen to Summer of Love again? Why?

No I only ever listen once

What other book might you compare Summer of Love to, and why?

Floras Lot by Katie Fforde or the beach hut.

What does Jane McDowell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Accent and voice change for the characters whilst also allowing belief in the characters in the story.

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

The depiction of the setting and scenery. I have lived in the area Katie writes about and I can see myself there when she writes.

Any additional comments?

I listen to all books written by this author as they take me away from the hubbub of life as it is now and put me in a similar place and time .

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  • Here Come the Girls

  • By: Milly Johnson
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213

Ven, Roz, Olive and Frankie have been friends since school. They day-dreamed of glorious futures, full of riches, romance and fabulous jobs. Twenty-five years later, Olive cleans other people's houses to support her lazy, out-of-work husband and his ailing mother. Roz cannot show her caring husband Manus any love because her philandering ex has left her trust in shreds. And she and Frankie have fallen out big time. But Ven is determined to reunite her friends and realise the dream they had of taking a cruise before they hit 40.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Trust me ladies this book is a must read.

  • By Lisa on 17-04-13

Good chick lit, real holiday read

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

Reviewed: 01-12-15

Would you listen to Here Come the Girls again? Why?

No I only ever listen once

What was one of the most memorable moments of Here Come the Girls?

The reason they fell out and how that was resolved

Which character – as performed by Colleen Prendergast – was your favourite?

Olive

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Rom Com, more com than rom. The girls are on holiday!

Any additional comments?

Fab book , easy listening and worth every penny. I will now listen to more from the author ! This really does show what true friendship is about