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A Cornish Affair Audiobook

A Cornish Affair

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Publisher's Summary

Running out on your wedding day never goes down well. When the pressure of her forthcoming marriage becomes too much, Jude bolts from the church, leaving a good man at the altar, her mother in a fury, and the guests with enough gossip to last a year.

Guilty and ashamed, Jude flees to Pengarrock, a crumbling cliff-top mansion in Cornwall, where she takes a job cataloguing the Trevillion family's extensive library. The house is a welcome escape for Jude, full of history and secrets, but when its new owner arrives, it's clear that Pengarrock is not beloved by everyone.

As Jude falls under the spell of the house, she learns of a family riddle stemming from a terrible tragedy centuries before, hinting at a lost treasure. And when Pengarrock is put up for sale, it seems that time is running out for the house and for Jude.

©2013 Liz Fenwick (P)2014 Orion Publishing Group

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    Sue Bradley 27/02/2015
    Sue Bradley 27/02/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Really good story"

    This was a really good story that never in any way dragged and kept me interested to the very end.. Most of the different characters were portrayed very well.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Janet A. 25/01/2015
    Janet A. 25/01/2015
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    "Easy Listening"

    Pleasant story a bit predictable .
    American accent grated at first but did get used to it- didn't like the men's voices not at all sexy just gruff.
    Expensive for £13.99 would have liked a bit more substance for that price.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda Near Abingdon, United Kingdom 02/01/2015
    Amanda Near Abingdon, United Kingdom 02/01/2015 Member Since 2010
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    "Enjoyable"

    Not great literature but a good story that kept my attention and I felt involved in from the beginning. I love Cornwall and Liz Fenwick writes well about an area I know and care about.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Miss 20/10/2016
    Miss 20/10/2016 Member Since 2011
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    "A better class of chick-lit"

    Was expecting this to be easy listening and unchallenging, and though it was both of these, it was also a more sophisticated story, better written and better performed than I had been expecting.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 13/12/2015
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    "Difficult to rate"

    Superb narration. Story would make a good film. Rather more Corny than Cornish. Many cliches. Characters superficial descriptions & they lacked depth - the people seemed rather bland to me. Treasure hunt scenarios could have been descriptively ,dramatically embellished; that's why I think a film of it would bring the fury & beauty of the Cornish Coast to life. The story theme was quite good. Shame.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Claire Tenbury Wells, United Kingdom 05/12/2014
    Claire Tenbury Wells, United Kingdom 05/12/2014 Member Since 2014
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    "A nice story, easy listening"
    If you could sum up A Cornish Affair in three words, what would they be?

    Romance, mystery, nice


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The main character, there weren't many


    Which character – as performed by Penelope Freeman – was your favourite?

    The main character


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No, neither


    Any additional comments?

    Worth listening to, but story looses its mystery about halfway through

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Corinne Rickenbach Sulz, Switzerland 04/12/2014
    Corinne Rickenbach Sulz, Switzerland 04/12/2014 Member Since 2012
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    "Runaway bride or treasure found"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Cornish Affair to be better than the print version?

    the audio edition is better than the print version, because the reader has a more indepth knowledge of where the emphesize lies.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Maybe by making the love interest more plausible.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Where she had to find the passage into the cave


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No real emotional reaction. Just easy listening.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    mrs sarah c cowen 30/11/2014 Member Since 2014
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    "lots of interesting twists and turns"
    What did you like most about A Cornish Affair?

    very interesting story with great detail


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jude was a very believable and likeable character


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    I was gripped at the end when they go into the cave and find the treasure!


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

    Gripping Cornish Tale


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed the way that an ordinary American woman finds a fascinating and fulfilling new life in the amazing Cornish countryside. It made me feel very lucky to be living in Cornwall!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Carmen UK 15/11/2017
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    "lovely storytelling"

    It took me a long time to come to listen to this book, initially I found it boring.

    Now, after my hiatus I loved it!

    The narrative was faultless, she characterised beautifully. no awkward sex changes nor accents.

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    alexis6787 Metairie, LA United States 01/08/2017
    alexis6787 Metairie, LA United States 01/08/2017
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    "Predictable with grating narration"

    I have to disagree with anyone who said the narration was good. I wonder if the narrator has ever heard an American accent before. Love it or hate it Americans, myself included, pronounce Rs strongly. This narrator mispronounced essentially every word that contained an R such as saying "draw" for "drawer" as well as other mystifying pronunciations for words such as "aqua". Also the narrator sounded much older than the character she was portraying which led to disbelief and a lack of developed characterization. The story itself was very predictable and lacked realistic dialogue. I got this story as a two for one deal and knew it was something I wouldn't normally listen to so I'm not really disappointed but at the end of the day I couldn't stand the narration no matter the content of the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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