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  • By: Carole Matthews
  • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (367 ratings)

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Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses

By: Carole Matthews
Narrated by: Julia Barrie
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Summary

Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses is Top 5 Sunday Times best-selling Carole Matthews at her outstanding best. A heart-warming and poignant novel of romance, family and second chances.

Christie Chapman is a single mum who spends her days commuting to her secretarial job in London and looking after her teenage son, Finn. It's not an easy life but Christie finds comfort in her love of crafting, and spends her spare time working on her beautiful creations. From intricately designed cards to personalised gifts, Christie's flair for the handmade knows no bounds and it's not long before opportunity comes knocking.

Christie can see a future full of hope and possibility for her and Finn - and if the handsome Max is to be believed, one full of love too. It's all there for the taking. And then, all of sudden, her world is turned upside down.

Christie knows that something has to give, but can she really give up her dreams and the chance of real love? Will Christie find her happy ending in...Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses.

Listen to a free exclusive interview with Carole Matthews and Christine Emberson HERE.

©2016 Carole Matthews (P)2016 Hachette Audio UK

Critic reviews

"I'm a Carole Matthews addict!" (Mary Berry)

"A gorgeous novel that will delight." (Katie Fforde)

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fantastic production

beautiful and gripping till the end fantasticly read didn t get bored once looking forward to the next book

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great read for a broken soul

great read for a broken soul. A single mum doing the unachievable is a good read :)

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Brilliant

I did not want the story to end Julia Barrie was great to I would love as my daughter

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Heart warming and gentle story.

This was just what I was looking for! I enjoyed escaping into this sweet story. Thanks you 😁

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I absolutely adore this book.

Maybe its because I relate to the main character but can't recommend it highly enough.

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Perfect for a romantic crafter

Couldn't put it down and go the end-of-a-good-book-blues when it finished. As a crafter and a chick lit fan I was in my element but even a non-crafter could enjoy the book. I do want to know what happens and there is definitely enough going on to merit a sequel. I loved the style of writing and the narration was perfect. Will be waiting for the sequel with fingers crossed!!!

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The struggle of a 40 yo

I enjoyed the turnarounds of the main character, and I felt that it always stayed true to herself, but I felt the ending was a bit too much. I have my doubts someone like Max would simply change his whole life for someone he had met just a couple of times. But that’s just me. The characters are wholesome and it’s a really nice story over all.

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Brilliant Read

Loved this book even though it had its sad bits it was also uplifting, and being a crafter liked that part of the storyline as well.

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fantastic book

really great story, very well narrated. kept me captured all through in true Carole Matthews style.

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The depth of the characters

I loved the ins and outs and problems with health which is completely realistic.
The son was written as totally adorable but normal. I highly recommend this book

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