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Summary

What if your first love came back on the scene...30 years later?

After yet another disaster, Lorrie is calling time on online dating. She might be single in her 40s, but she's got a good job and wonderful children, and she's happy. This, Lorrie decides, is going to have to be enough.

That is until she receives a very unexpected request from France. Antoine Rousseau, who had once turned a lonely French exchange trip into a summer of romance, wants to see her - after 30 years.

But Lorrie is a responsible woman. She can't exactly run off to Nice with the man who broke her teenage heart...can she?

A wonderfully funny novel, perfect for fans of Jill Mansell, Joanna Bolouri and Milly Johnson.

©2017 Fiona Gibson (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic reviews

"A terrifically entertaining, cheery romance, with an endearing heroine." ( Sunday Mirror)
"Warm, funny and poignant." ( Daily Mail)
"Warm, witty and fun." ( My Weekly)
"The voice of modern woman." ( Marie Claire)
"More than funny, it's true." ( Elle)
"Warm, funny and endearing." ( Best)

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fantastic

really funny and heartwarming I really enjoyed this book will look for more by this author.

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  • Mr
  • 28-04-17

Great book-loved it

Fiona Gibson, never lets you down, such a lovely book, thoroughly enjoyed it. Narrator was good too. Well worth downloading

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Brilliant.

I really enjoyed this book. I particularly liked the way Lorrie stood up for herself.

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Loved this

I was looking for a good read/listen for out book club, this was great.

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loved this story, so encompassing A🌟

loved this story, so encompassing A🌟
highly recommended this book and was read just right :-D

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surprisingly good!

not normally my sort of thing but I actually really enjoyed it. The odd chuckle and some real truths.

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lovely

amazing narrator, she did lots of voices and made it interesting. sweet story , well written

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brilliant and funny

This book was amazing I loved the journey I was taken on.had it finish in a few nights.

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  • RRF
  • Washington, DC United States
  • 25-02-18

pleasant

simple story but warm likeable characters. plus a bit of employment law. I liked it.

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Great story; well told

This would probable be called a "Woman's Book" as a male I really enjoyed what was a funny and touching story of one woman life. well written and well told.

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  • Tina Oberson
  • 13-05-17

You won't be disappointed

Love the story line and connected with the main character. Put a smile on my face,
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  • Shaneese
  • 26-04-18

Boring

This book was entirely too long for such a weak plot. A novel with half the time would have been better

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  • lzydaizy
  • 01-02-18

sweet easy read

I liked the main character overall, but I found her a bit too nice and easy going. I wanted her to push, be more forthright, get ticked off once in awhile. even when things were hard for her she still didn't react how I would expect her to. apologizing to her mother? ehhh I just wish she'd stand up for herself. the read was fun and quick. overall, a good read that you won't regret .

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  • A's Mom
  • 31-01-18

Fun

This was a lovely book... however, there are some themes running through that are far from light. Spoiler: It ends well but there are some heart wrenching moments-especially if you relate closely with the main character.

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  • Roadrunner
  • 24-12-17

Was over too soon.

Loved it. The story was fun. Laughed out loud a few times. You really didn't know where she was going to land until the last chapter. The narrator was exceptional. Can't wait to listen to another by this author and narrator.

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  • g. bright
  • 21-12-17

eh

it was ok. the narrator is kind of dry. the story is predictable. a few funny parts. just not what I was looking for I guess.

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  • Susan
  • 29-11-17

way too slow

This book was a so dull. The characters were likeable but completely predictable and boring.

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  • Dolores
  • 22-11-17

worth the credit

this book held my listening ear from the beginning. excellent narrator. The story was both funny and heart warming. The story tells of the complication in families but the love remains.

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  • Ruby Elizabeth
  • 15-11-17

A must-read if you want a super funny, heartwarming story!

This book made me laugh out loud too many times to count! What an engaging story as well as performance. I have recommended this book to my family and friends. Look forward to reading more from this author!

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  • Lena
  • 15-05-18

lovely book

I was sad when this book was over I did not want it to end.