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Summary

Merham is a well-ordered 50s seaside town - the kind of town where everyone knows their place (and those who don't are promptly put in it).

Lottie Swift is an evacuee who has grown up with the respectable Holden family and loves Merham. The Holden's daughter Celia, however, chafes against the constraints on the town and longs to escape....

©2003 Jojo Moyes (P)2004 W.F. Howes Ltd

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Slow burner but stick with it!!!

It took me a while to get into the characters set in the past but once I did I loved them!! She's a fantastic story teller I will miss the characters now it's over. Brilliant book can't wait for the next one!!

14 of 16 people found this review helpful

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A must read!

An absolutely brilliant! As always with Jo Jo Moyes! Just fab in every possible way

12 of 14 people found this review helpful

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Worth a listen

Loved this story, took a little to keep track of the characters but you felt yourself drawn in, which made you not want to stop listening.

11 of 13 people found this review helpful

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A beautiful Campion book

Again Jojo Moyes has brought to life another amazing book.
Love, romance and a dash of fruitiness

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Not what I was expecting

Whilst listening to the first part of the book I actually went back into Audible to check I had downloaded the right book. However once into it the story took shape and I did enjoy it, the characters became evident and I was able to follow the thread.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

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brilliant

fantastic story well written loved it ....every one of her books I have listened to is wonderfully written ..well done again jo jo

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Another fab story by John Moyes

It took a while to get into this one but then I couldn't stop listening! Parallel tales, one with the hoped for ending, the other unexpected! Pure escapism ideal for listening to on a dreary weekend.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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easy and enjoyable

good summer holiday read, jump to modern day initially confusing, narration good, overall easily enjoyrd

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Boring

I usually enjoy the books by Jojo Moyes but sadly I found this one rather boring. Not my style at all.

9 of 13 people found this review helpful

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Not up to usual standard

Took me til part 2 to get into the book, then it was sadly predictable.

8 of 12 people found this review helpful

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  • 28-11-17

Disappointing characters

Sadly, I found this story quite unlikable. Normally this author is one of my favourites, however this time I had a hard job listening to the end of the book as none of the characters instilled a desire in me to care about what happened to them. Another reviewer mentioned it as a romantic story, I found it passionless, frustrating and altogether rather boring.