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Summary

Never give up on a wish for a happy ever after....

Callie Derbyshire has it all: her dream job as a carer at Bay View, finally she has found the love of her life. Everything is perfect.

Well, almost.

Ex-partners are insistent on stirring up trouble, and Callie’s favourite resident, Ruby, hasn’t been her usual self.

But after discovering the truth about Ruby’s lost love, Callie is determined to give Ruby’s romantic story the happy ending it deserves. After all, it’s never too late to let love in again. Or is it?

A heartwarming and uplifting novel of finding love and friendship in the least expected places from top 10 best-selling author Jessica Redland.

This book was previously published as two novellas - Raving About Rhys and Callie's Christmas Wish.

©2020 Jessica Redland (P)2020 Boldwood Books

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Cheerful story predictable ending

Nice story. The narrator was very good and the ending very predictable but I still enjoyed it.

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Teenage novel

It was ok but very much a novel for teenagers. Well… back in my days teenagers.
As usual the main character is a nice person and a pushover. As usual she is so mature for her age and very stable no matter of her previous life experience. As usual there is a big love story in the end…
Performance as usual great!

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making wishes at bay view

pleasant read. light and entertaining sad but funny. loved it Reading next one already ..

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Awful.

This could have been written by a teenager. Predictable and tedious. I'm glad I got it for free as paying for it would be a joke.

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Didn’t enjoy.

The story was annoyingly predictable. It was obvious what would happen long before it did and that made listening quite frustrating. There was a chapter where the main character was demanding to meet her partner’s child after dating a few months. Acting as though it was unreasonable for her not to and becoming jealous of him spending time with his child and ex partner. The whole story felt really immature. I had to stop listening two thirds of the way through. I really didn’t enjoy this audiobook at all.

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Lovely story

What a brilliant story and very heartwarming too. This is the second Jessica Redlands book that I’ve read and I think I will be reading many more from now on too !
Thank you Jessica 😊

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really enjoyed this series

love these books by Jessica Redland. can literally listen to one book in a day as dont want to turn it off!

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  • 16-08-21

Couldn't finish

Cliché, predictable story. Frustrating inept characters who react in illogical ways.

The main thing I think is a real shame is the way that the protagonist is portrayed as a frustratingly weak, neurotic, paranoid, over emotional victim. In the era we live it's a shame to still see women portrayed in this way. Very un empowering.

The narration is also poor. All men are given the same voice. I can only describe this as when children imitate a stupid person.

Got so frustrated with it all I had to stop listening.

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An amazingly good book!

This a must read / listen - it’s a great story if heartache and love… Disney eat your heart out! Loved the narration too…. Now onto the next one… just slightly annoyed read a later book first lol but it was also great … starry skies over chocolate pot cafe! Fabulous too :-)

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Enjoyable

I enjoyed this book, yes we know what is coming and who ends up with who, but as it was so well written with very likable characters which made it a lovely read, I did a mixture of reading and audio book, I do like the narrator, she really gets into the characters, looking forward to reading the rest of the series

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  • 06-10-21

good story

I enjoyed the characters very much. The main character was a much better person than I. I would have given up on some of those people and she never did. I liked the loyalty of her. I also liked that in the last chapter she explained what happened to everyone. She didn't leave me wondering what happened to some of the people in the story.

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  • 11-11-21

Entertaining, fun, easy listen!

I love when I listen to an ‘included’ title and feel like it was worth every penny and then some! This was a gem. 💛

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  • 04-10-21

Stupendous fun! My first read by this author. Can’t wait for more.

Loved the multigenerational storyline and always love happy endings. Hearts will be touched. I highly recommend this book.

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  • 25-09-21

just ugh

every character all seemed to have trauma in their history for 1 thing or another attributing to their horrible life choices (therefore their personality deficit is not their fault), and how can all the characters just be so adolescent?? I felt like I was listening to a middle school drama instead of adults ranging in ages from 25-80!

if you like neverending drama with 1 issue after another and very little character growth then you might like this one, I on the other hand cringed all the way through

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  • 23-09-21

weak blindly stupid main character

I don't understand, nor do I want to understand, how or even why anyone can be so blind in a relationship. If a man only comes over to have sex, not take you out...for a year...why would you think there is a future with that person. I tried to listen thinking it would get better even sped up to listen and couldn't make it past several chapters...Glad it was free. I understand it had to be free

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  • 02-10-21

different for me

This was a romance mystery. Took me a little time to warm up to the story. Not a typical romance novel. Finding your roots with romance on the side.

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  • 28-11-21

Captivating

Such a wonderful story of Love. Finding it , losing it, thinking it’s true , finding out it’s not, and reuniting. Such a great characters , backgrounds and storyline. It kept me coming back for more after I promised myself this was the last chapter, so I could get back to chores around the house.
I ended up plugging in earbuds and doing BOTH. Lol. Congratulations on a book well written.

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  • Tami Miller
  • 05-11-21

Happily Ever after!

Good Story, loved the end..was heartwarming perfect Loved all the characters. Narration with an accent liked it. Thank you

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  • 03-10-21

My favorite out of 150 audible romances!!!

I can't say enough about how much I loved this story!! It is complicated but woven perfectly and allows the reader to experience multiple relationships with all the complexities of real life drama, pain and reward.

I am addicted to romances novels & shorts. I read them on Kindle and listen on Audible. To date I have approx 150 audible books under my belt mostly romances. I often fall for a new author and enjoy one of their books. A handful + I have loved enough to read their entire series. This author I know will be one of those.

I liked the narrator too but there were a few bobbles where it was hard to distinguish between characters but not enough to detract from the overall enjoyment of the book.

Bravo! More please!

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  • Laura
  • 21-01-22

Wonderful

I thoroughly enjoyed this story and it’s characters. The only issue that I found was that the narrator is not adept at doing different voices. Sometimes I wasn’t sure who was speaking, male or woman, they tended to all sound alike.