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Can happiness be made in Devon?

After the sudden death of her estranged husband, Clare is shocked to discover she has inherited a dog and a small fortune. Convinced by her adult children to finally do something for herself, Clare embarks on a coast-to-coast adventure - until she stumbles upon an unmarked location on the fringes of South Devon. 

When Clare finds herself driving down a narrow road to the tiny village of Little Sorrell, she is met with distant, cold and rude locals. But as she falls in love with a cottage she wishes to call home, can Little Sorrell truly be the place of second chances?

©2021 Sheila Norton (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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Lovely

Nice listen, light story and amazingly narrated. Would recommend if you're looking for a light read

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Loved this book

Excellently written and narrated. Not the normal romance sage, refreshingly different. I am hoping there will be more from Sheila Norton and Karen Cass. Recommended read. Thank you

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Great Audiobook

Brilliant book - more like this please Sheila!
as always great narration by Karen.

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Ok book

Review demands fifteen words for some reason. Not sure why but I will say I enjoyed it

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Great escapism

A very lovely story. I couldn't stop listening, a great escapism from the stressfull real world

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My Escape from Real Life

I loved the story, listened to it constantly! My dream life compared to my true stressful work. We can all dream eh?!
Easy listening, feel good experience.

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So much potential ... and then it falls to pieces

There was a really good setup to this story. You are transported to an intriguing west country village. There's a 57 year old woman, trying to find new beginnings in life, and a whole village full of people hiding painful stories of their past. And then, at some point in the book, the whole thing breaks down into mush. What looks like a really sweet and promising relationship developed by a 9 year old and the 57 year old, breaks down into mind-melting child-talk and pointless, ridiculous tripe. What a disappointment for a book where there was so much potential for nuance, plot and intrigue. I'm not saying leave out the story with the child, quite the opposite, I believe this provides a really interesting twist to the story. However, when everything disolves into childrens' parties and stupid baby conversations which never seem to end, then you know that you've been dealt a lemon. You feel like telling the author to snap out of it and get your head together.

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Aw I really enjoyed this book! Karen cass is an absolute AMAZING narrator!💯👏🏽

This is not normally the type of book I would go for, but oh what a really lovely story and feel good kind of book🥰😁I couldn’t stop listening till I found out what happened 🤔🤗there was lots of little twists and surprises in it, enough to keep you wanting more!🤗I will for sure be looking for more books by this author and wow Karen Cass has an absolute TALENT!👏🏽💯well done doing so many different voices and doing them SO brilliantly👏🏽😁I would love to be friends with the main character in real life😂🥰as well as move to the town! Oh thank you Sheila Norton for a really lovely story ❤️and thank you Karen Cass for gliding me into this story with such ease😊❤️I would love a follow up book to this for SURE!🙏🏽🙏🏽😁 thank you audible for another AMAZING book!💯💯💯💯👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽😁❤️xxx

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Brilliant

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A Great Read!

This is a very likeable story with all right ingredients. Clare, the main character, is a person you know you’d want for a best friend and you can easily imagine living in the cottage and the village and being part of the trials and tribulations that make the story. Really enjoyable.