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Can country air, Aunt Jayne's love potion, and Duncan the dishy tractor driver mend Leah's broken heart?

Leah is accused of a crime she didn't commit. Dumped by Adam, the man she planned to marry, she escapes to Aunt Jayne's smallholding in the Kent village of Winkleigh Marsh. Heartbroken and homeless, she strives to clear her name and deal with her emotions.

Jayne treats Leah's unhappiness with herbal remedies, cowslip wine, and common sense in equal measure. In return, Leah works hard for the delicious home-cooked meals they share. She wrestles with sheep, breaks nails, and gets stuck in the mud - learning as much about herself as she does about farming. Soon, Leah is happy milking cows, mucking out pigs, and falling halfway in love with Duncan, a dishy tractor driver.

Back in London, steps are being taken to investigate what's happened to the missing money. It looks as though the real embezzler must soon be unmasked, and Leah will have to choose between resuming her old life or starting a new one.

That's when her problems really start.

©2016 Patsy Collins (P)2021 Patsy Collins

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Fun

I enjoyed listening to Claire Storey, brings the characters to life.

I smiled and laughed listening to this great book

This is a perfect escape. Very well written, a gentle romance.
perfect

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Christian Romance?

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Unsatisfying, unrealistic romance that probably Christians might be happy with because the romance is so tame nothing really happens. Leah comes across as a doormat, very compliant to her abusive ex's wishes and willing to take him back despite everything. The 'M word' is flown about and she's meeting the parents of the new love before they've even said they were girlfriend and boyfriend, and done nothing more than kiss. I'm not sure why this is labelled under 'Mystery', it is very clear from the start who the culprit is for the fraud, so you're just waiting for it to be revealed to get it out the way. Huge emphasis is put on Leah and her ex not telling their company they were in a relationship and living together, however the company in reality already knows because they would have sent out company correspondence to both of them at the same address. In an investigation that would have easily come to light, but apparently the company in this case were clueless. It ends weirdly with Leah making a big deal about a lie regarding the love interests name. From a readers perspective the author makes it obvious who he is from the start so Leah's reaction comes across as way over the top. The book wasn't necessarily boring, it was just very unrealistic and frustrating to read because you knew what was going to happen already so there were no surprises. There were also some audio issues with the narrators voice volume going up and down for some reason.

I was given this book for free of my own choosing and have voluntarily left this review.

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amazing book

amazing book loved every minute
Leah is accused of a crime she didn't commit. Dumped by Adam,

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Escapist literature at its best

I read “Escape to the Country” as an ebook when it first came out so I jumped at the chance of a review copy of the audio version.
I have to say, it’s not as good as I remember. It’s better! I’d forgotten how good the characters are and Claire Storey does a great job bringing them to life.
This is escapist literature at its best. I’d much rather be in Winkley Marsh than doing the washing up.

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  • 21-06-21

Predictable

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I don't want to do the "overall" average, in this case, it would be around 3.5 because the story was just meh, in my opinion.

This was a cute story, but it took me a long time to finish. I'm not sure what I was expecting when I asked for a free audiobook code, but all the predictability was not it. There were no surprises or OMG moments. I knew what was going to happen/be revealed once I found out why the MC was visiting her aunt.

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  • Jocelyne
  • 17-06-21

Sweet and Clean Romance

This was my first Patsy Collins's book. This is a sweet and clean romance. The characters are great, and the storyline interesting. Clair Storey did a good job with the narration. I was given a free review copy of the audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • SIMARA
  • 03-06-21

Interesting clean romance

This story has likeable characters and it makes you root for them. It’s a clean romance with a storyline that draws you in. The narration is excellent as well with the right accent, pronoun citation and the right emotion added to the story. I loved the setting of the story as well. I recommend this to people who enjoy contemporary clean romances.

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  • Mindy
  • 13-05-21

Cute story

I really enjoyed reading this book. I loved the characters and that it takes place on a farm. I especially loved Duncan because he was so sweet. I only wish that it had an epilogue because I felt like the ending was a little too abrupt and I would really like to know what happens with them in the future but it didn't bother me so much that it changed my rating. One pov and an HEA. I also liked the narrator. I'd definitely recommend.

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