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Summary

Fall in back in love with life in this gripping listen about fate and second chances. The eagerly awaited new novel from the Sunday Times best-selling author.

Thirty-year-old Izzy Sweetwell has a peaceful life. She lives in the sleepy village of Halfhidden with her aunt with her aunt Debo, who runs the local kennels, a home from home for waifs and strays in the area.

You couldn't say that Izzy's life is particularly exciting, but that's just how she likes it, she's bid farewell to a dramatic life since a terrible accident when she was a teenager and for now, she's perfectly content with her aunt and the dogs in Halfhidden.

So what happens when someone forces Izzy to fall in love with life again? Will her painful past stand in the way of her future happiness? Can you make an omlette without breaking a few eggs?

©2015 Trisha Ashley (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"One of the best writers around!" (Katie Fforde)
"Full of down-to-earth humour." (Sophie Kinsella)
"A warm-hearted and comforting read. Trisha at her best." (Carole Matthews)

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Take nothing for granted

Where does Creature Comforts rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Right at the top. I have become a fan of Tricia Ashley. Her stories are not predicable they are full of content They have logical story lines. Her women are strong and have minds of their own

What other book might you compare Creature Comforts to, and why?

Lucy diamond. Carol Matthews, Jenny Colgan et al. I know its Chicklit but they are a excelent sorties to chill out with.

Which character – as performed by Julia Barrie – was your favourite?

All of them maybe Izzy takes the crown

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

I will get there folks the truth will out

Any additional comments?

I have only one complaint about Tricia Ashley and that is she does not produce enough books fast enough. More please

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Light & enjoyable

One of those stories where the nice, pleasant folk are well delineated against the nasty, selfish people. Goodness brings the good personalities happiness & all is just & right in the world for them, in the end. Not for some therefore if the reader is after the complexities of the human psyche. But for me it was endearing escapism. 1 annoyance was Narrator's rendition of male voices which made all males sound like Neanderthal half wits; & although some readers might think this to be a truism of Men it was annoying to listen to. Narrator very good with female voices.

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Predictable and disappointing

Not much of a story and it could have been told in half the time. Very disappointing!

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Umm.... so slow

Ah, I rarely write a review, least if all a negative one. However this book, for me was painfully slow and unimaginative. On the up side it was not the usual predictable mush. The narrator was also incredibly boring and shallow. Sorry it had great potential but didn’t hit the mark

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Loved it!

The whole of the story was well up to the best story telling of Trisha Ashley.
All sorted in the end! Wonderful!

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Not what I expected.

Not what I expected but I am happy it was not!
Having read one of Trisha Ashley’s books before I picked this one at random expecting a love story that would be quite simple and easy.
Here I found some plot twists, a mystery from the past, an impossible relationship and more.
Overall a very enjoyable listen!

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loved book and narrator very good too - very enjoyable
nice story and good characters