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Coming Home to Cuckoo Cottage

Narrated by: Karen Cass
Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
Categories: Literature & Fiction
4.6 out of 5 stars (188 ratings)

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Summary

From the best-selling author of Mince Pies and Mistletoe at the Christmas Market and The Cherry Tree Café comes a glorious summer treat of glamping, vintage tearooms and love.... 

When Lottie Foster’s grandmother’s best friend, Gwen, dies, she leaves Lottie her lovely home, Cuckoo Cottage.  

Lottie loves the cottage, but Matt, a charming local builder, points out that beneath its charm it is falling apart. Luckily he is always on hand to help with the problems that somehow seem to keep cropping up. But is he just a bit too good to be true? Certainly Will, Lottie’s closest neighbour, seems to think so.

Lottie plans to set up her own business renovating vintage caravans. She hasn’t told anyone about the project she has cooked up with Jemma from The Cherry Tree Café to repurpose Gwen’s old caravan and turn it into a gorgeous tearoom.

But before she can finally enjoy living with her legacy she must uncover whom she can trust and whom to avoid. And with two men vying for her attention, will she also find love? 

©2017 Heidi Swain (P)2018 Simon & Schuster UK

Critic reviews

"A sweet and lovely story. I guarantee you will fall in love with Heidi’s wonderful world." (Milly Johnson)

"A big, fat, cosy hug of a read...it will leave you with a warm glow!" (Mandy Baggot, author of Those Summer Nights)

"A perfect summer read.... It made me want to pack up my cupcakes in my red spotty hanky and go and live in the book." (Jane Linfoot, author of The Little Wedding Shop by the Sea)

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Brilliant

Fantastic narrator loved this story took me away from the stress of normal life couldn't stop listening

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Disappointing

I have listened to and enjoyed most of the other Heidi Swain series set in the same town but found this one disappointing. From the very beginning, the plot had an enormous arrow pointing to the end that made any jeopardy unrealistic and as for the main character - which century was she born in!? How could any woman be so naive and basically stupid to fall for 'the baddie' and not see his oh so obvious plotting. Just about managed to listen to the end but it was touch and go. Liked being introduced to the Cherry Tree Cafe again and hope that Miss Swain has a bit more faith in women in her next book.

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Difficult to listen to at times.

I downloaded this expecting the usual recipe for an enjoyable listen from Heidi Swain. As usual the main characters were interestingly drawn and the first meetings left me wanting to know more. The middle of the book was almost excruciatingly difficult to listen to, as Lottie ignores all but one voice with the obvious disastrous consequences. It was a relief to get to the end and I shall be having a rest from Ms Swains writing for a while.

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Cuckoo cottage a delightful story.

Absolutely loved this book , a love story with villain and hero seeming to swop titles. fully of intriguing, conspiracy and a times a little danger. A must read for a Cathy Bramley readers.

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Gripping didn’t want to put it down

Another enjoyable listen, narration is great along with a heartwarming story, great how it encorporates Cherry Tree Cafe too.

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Coming home to cuckoo cottage

Very good book. Interesting all the way keeps you wanting to listen to it all the time.

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Fine to pass the time

I think I would have enjoyed the book a bit more if the main character hadn’t been so gullible. I found myself rolling my eyes at how utterly pathetic she seemed at times. The narrator was fine but I wasn’t keen on some of the inflection which made Lottie sound much older than she was in the book. I love the idea of Wynbridge so will probably give another book a chance, I’m hoping the narrator will grow on me and the next character will be a bit more intelligent!

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Could have been good

But she’s just so stupid for the first 90% of the story I had to force myself to get to the end.

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good

very slow to get into it but once it got going it was very good. slightly predictable however I still enjoyed it. a little too much narration for me but overall I'm glad I listened to it.

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Nice and relaxing

A bit slow to get into the story but loved my time with coockoo cottage.

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  • Toni
  • 20-08-20

Gaslighting for Days

This book was soo frustrating to me, especially because the main character who didn’t want to trust anyone not even her friends, trusted a cute boy because he said he was friends with Gwen. If it looks and acts and quacks like a duck, it’s a duck. I didn’t even finish the story; every time I went to hear it, I could not get over her blindness. I was soo heated. Nope, I don’t recommend

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  • Susan Depalma
  • 07-07-18

Delightful

Though charming, it was a story of nefarious schemes mixed in with love. I so enjoyed the development of Lottie’s passion and dreams as well. New author for me, but will seek other books she’s written.

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  • vicki
  • 12-03-19

Cuckoo.Cottage

Nice, light listen. A bit frustrating at times when the main character took so long.to catch on , but overall a fun book.

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  • Bonnie Graham
  • 12-09-18

cuckoo

This book is so frustrating! I don't understand why she made the main character, Lottie, a complete idiot. I understand the point but it keeps going through out the book.