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  • A Rose Petal Summer

  • By: Katie Fforde
  • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Romance
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (195 ratings)

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Summary

The brand-new heartwarming romance from the Sunday Times best-selling author of A Country Escape and A Secret Garden.

Caro Swanson has taken a job in a remote part of Scotland.  

She’s answered an ad in The Lady: being a companion to an elderly gentleman who lives in a country estate could be perfect! Surely it is time to make a change and do something different for a while?

The fact that she may also see Alec, the young man whom she met some years previously and whom she has always thought of as her ‘one who got away’, is of course purely incidental.

Soon Caro is falling in love - not only with Alec but with the stunning house and grounds she is now living in. But the estate is in financial difficulties, and it quickly becomes apparent that there is only one way to rescue it.

So begins a magical romantic summer that will take Caro to London to the south of France and back again to Scotland in search of a classic lost perfume that might just restore all their fortunes.

Romance, humour, a cast of warm and totally believable characters and the possibility of happy ever after lie at the heart of Katie Fforde's wonderful new novel.

©2019 Katie Fforde (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks

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Brilliant

I am a big Katie Fforde fan & I was not disappointed.
Jilly Bond's accents don't get any better but that just makes you smile not get irritated.
The story was addictive in such a nice way.
Can highly recommend.

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Rose petal summer, amazing read

What a lovely story, ranging from london, Scotland and france, could not stop listening to it, cleverly written, great story

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A must for fforde fans

I’ve been looking forward to this audible release for some time . I enjoyed the story as it was set in various locations and somewhere other than the Cotswolds. Though I do love those ones too. The characters are fun and I enjoyed the relationship that developed between scarlet and Rowan .
One of those books to listen to whilst working away or doing chores or like myself trying to get to sleep .
Narration is great jilly is so suited to Katie fforde and really does bring the characters to life
Audible can we please have a release of both highland fling and thyme out read by jilly

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Good story

Enjoyed story but the narrator is not for me, I didn't like the false accents

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Warming and lovely

This was my first ever Katie Fforde novel. I listened on Audible. The performance was excellent from the actress and the characterisation of story is really descriptive and relatable. Off to download my next Katie Fforde!

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Just a delightful story for summer

I absolutely loved listening to this story, it was just the essence of summer. The narrative was easy to listen to and the story was utterly charming.
I would recommend this audio book to anyone who wants to relax with a glass of wine and listen to a charming story.

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Lovely

Thoroughly enjoyed this easy listening book. Performances were excellent to the point I felt transported to Scotland during a lazy hot summer. Thoroughly enjoyed.

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A Rose Petal Summer

Another Katie Fforde book which I enjoyed very much but not so keen on the narrator

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Lovely escapism

Loved it, don't get tied up in the likelihood of these things happening in real life and just enjoy.

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Enjoyable

A slower story than some I have listened to by Katie Fforde but quite relaxing because of this.

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  • J W
  • 25-06-20

Loved it

But felt annoyed at the end ... I presume there’s another coming that will resolve a few points from the beginning that were never resolved....?