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It Started with a Secret

Narrated by: Katherine Press
Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
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Summary

A beautiful Cornish setting, a chaotic family, a woman who's had enough of romance - or has she? Not to be missed by listeners of Katie Fforde and Millie Johnson.   

The trouble with secrets is that you can't guess what the consequences will be....

Lainey has just lost everything. Luckily one little fib (OK, quite a big fib) helps nail her dream job. Soon she's living in a stunning house by the sea, fending off obsessed fans for a retired - if far-from-retiring - actor and organising his charming but chaotic family. Yes, everyone thinks she's part of a couple, and it's tricky keeping this secret. But at least she's not looking for love: with her disastrous relationship history, men are definitely off the agenda.

Except Seth, the actor's grandson, really is very attractive. There's growing chemistry and a definite connection between them. What would happen if he knew the truth?  

But Lainey's not the only one with a secret - it seems everyone has them! And they're all about to start unravelling....

©2020 Jill Mansell (P)2020 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

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Fabulous!

Oh this book delivers everything! , you invest and love the characters, all with such different personalities and stories, but you really want to be part of the mad family.

The story goes along very well, and there are some giggles along the way (Specially the guitar player!)

Narration is fabulous - there is NO reason why you should not purchase this book!!

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fabulous as always xoxo

really good, interesting and lots of twists and also funny, heart warming and just lovely

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It started with a secret.

Absolutely love Jill's books , can't wait for the next.
The only trouble is you know you arnt going to get anything done until it's finished.

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Lovely story with great characters

As always Jill has written a fabulous book, lovely story with great characters was sad when it ended

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Loved it!

A feel good story narrated brilliantly, another super book from Jill Mansell which was easy and enjoyable.

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Brilliant

Brilliant read, Loved it all, narrater, content, good plot and humerus as well at times.

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Awful

Where do I start? The "performer" gabbles this thing out at 100 miles per hour, like she can't wait to get to the end, often sacrificing all expression. The story starts out promising, but soon disintegrates into the mush of meaningless, grey pulp. The characters, again start promisingly, but fade to 1-dimensional, cardboard cut-outs.

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Exelent story could not wait to pu it on and relax with a drink and drift into the story as if I was watching a film easygoing

Exelent story could not wait to put it on and relax with a drink and drift away into it as if watching a film

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Lovely Little Love Story

I really enjoyed this book. The main storyline is great but it also has lots of sideline stories which could have easily been the main one. Well written, well read, and easy to binge listen.
My only issue was at the beginning, there were so many characters, I lost track and had to restart. But that could haven been because I was trying to sort kids out for school at the same time!
Definitely recommend.

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Jill Mansell triumphs again!

Loved it!! Got me hooked and I couldn't stop listening! Great accompaniment to my early morning walks.