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Summary

Welcome to the Chapel House, the old oceanfront mansion where a group of close friends share their hopes and dreams and where love is sometimes an unexpected guest.

Heartfelt and deeply moving, Private Relations won the 1989 RITA Award for Best Single Title Contemporary Novel from the Romance Writers of America.

©2014 Diane Chamberlain (P)2016 Tantor

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not good

Don't let this be your first experience of this wonderful author because its very poor

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  • Kimberly K. Roberts
  • 12-06-18

What???

This has to be the worst book ever. Stupid is putting it mildly. I gave it 5 hours but I can’t take anymore. Don’t believe the good reviews. This book is a waste of time.

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  • kumi
  • 04-12-17

Ummm

I can’t believe this is written by Diane... Superficially...
No surprise.
I like her works but not this.

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  • Jackie
  • 24-06-16

Good, but agravating

Wonderful story in all and well written. I did however find it aggravating to listen as Kit and Cole's relationship develops throughout the book. It made it difficult to relax and enjoy the story. A bit of up and down is necessary, but this took it to another level of frusteration.

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  • Rusty
  • 22-06-18

Doctor Dumbo

The premise for Private Relations sounded promising but the execution was seriously disappointing. The diverse group of friends who shared a huge shore house were over 30 and educated yet acted like immature, selfish brats. It was like listening to a really bad reality show...

Doctor Cole was in a bizarrely abusive relationships with both his sociopath girlfriend and his manipulative family. Instead of breaking up with the violent bitch (can't remember her name), Cole flirted with newcomer Kit who was also his patient and co-worker. I stopped listening when they had unprotected sex - seriously stupid for 2 adults who work in healthcare.

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  • ElizrdbthSpeaks
  • 08-03-18

The Cover Made Me Listen

What did you love best about Private Relations?

I loved Karen White's voice so so much, I know the book cover pulled me in immediately. such a great read/listen.

What other book might you compare Private Relations to and why?

I always run or think of Debbie Macomber's books immediately. Not sure why? ( ;

Which scene was your favorite?

what is not to love ... so many to pick from.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Not so PRIVATE, huh?

Any additional comments?

( ;

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  • patricia hanlon
  • 14-06-16

narrator puts me to sleep

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I would have enjoyed this book much more with a different narrator.

Would you be willing to try another one of Karen White’s performances?

no

Any additional comments?

Story was good, narrator bad

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  • Gloria J. Bowden
  • 24-04-16

Very disappointed in one of my favorite authors!!

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

great start...good characters....but storyline was not realistic...smart people were made to act dumb...most of it was very sad...plus should have been a sequel instead of throwing 25 yrs into the epilogue

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