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The Birthday That Changed Everything

Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaister
Length: 11 hrs
4.3 out of 5 stars (49 ratings)

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Summary

She wanted a birthday surprise, just not the one she got....

The last thing Sally Summers expected from her husband on her special day was that he'd leave her for a Latvian lap dancer half her age. So with her world in tatters, Sally jets off to Turkey for some sun, sea and sanctuary.

The Blue Bay resort brings new friends and the perfect balm for Sally's broken heart in gorgeous Dubliner James. He's just the birthday present she needs. And when the chemistry between them continues to spark as the holiday ends, Sally wonders if this is more than just a summer fling. But James has scars of his own, and Sally isn't quite ready to turn her back on her marriage.

This birthday might have changed everything, but what will the next one bring?

©2016 Debbie Johnson (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

Praise for best-selling summer read Pippa's Cornish Dream: "A sheer delight." ( Sunday Express)
"Has all the best ingredients for a holiday read: the beautiful West Country, a family-run farm, and a mystery man with Poldark-style charms." ( Yours Magazine)
"A summer romance with an abundance of country charm, Pippa's Cornish Dream by Debbie Johnson is a standout title for this season." ( Book Chick City)
"A beautifully addictive read." ( Reviewed the Book) "Just wonderful." ( Lisa Talks About)
"A wonderful, engaging story that will leave you with a smile." ( I Am, Indeed)
"A fantastic read - romance, beautiful Cornish scenery, a gorgeous but troubled hero, teenage traumas, great characters, lots of humour and a real feel-good ending. Highly recommend this for your summer-reading shelf!" ( Portobello Book Blog)
"Truly addictive...the perfect 21st century love story." ( Jane Hunt Reviews)
"What a fantastic book! I read it in one sitting and loved everything about it.... I'm sorry if I sound over-effusive but I think you've got the message now. The book was amazing and I want to read much more by Debbie Johnson!" ( Annie Cooper's Book Corner)
"A wonderful summery book, full of fun and frolics." ( Rachel's Random Reads)
"This book is full of everything - romance, family dynamics, teenage rebels, the Cornish coast.... It makes you want to go and book a holiday rental and visit the local coves! ( Bookworms & Shutterbugs)
"The perfect summer read whether your out on your balcony (like me) or by a pool (like I was wishing.)" ( Star Crossed Reviews)

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Made me laugh out loud

A Witty & engaging read about love ; to relationships and being a woman in your forties ...Great narrator .

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What a read!!!

This book actually made me burst out laughing so many times ! I got so involved in the story and loved the mental battle of the main character throughout !

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Loved every minute!

Fabulous, funny and heartwarming. Fantastic narration too. Loved the characters and storyline great easy listen will definitely be listening to more from this author.

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Absolutely hilarious

Was laughing out loud and crying with laughter.
Loved it.
Loved the narrator, very nice voice and delivery

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Great easy listening!

It doesn’t matter the plot was a bit predictable. I cried half of the story, laughed the other half. Absolutely love it.

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A Corker!

Another excellent book by Debbie Johnson and superbly narrated as always by Gabrielle Glaister! Brilliant!

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LOVED IT!😂🤗😁💯♥️

First of all I LOVE gabrielle the narrator! She is my favourite narrator 💯🗣she really really suits funny books defo! I got this book because of her after listening to her in the “why mummy drinks” series and i was her fan since then🥰♥️and she was amazing in this book too!!!🙌🏽 I really enjoyed this book sooooo much, i will be getting more from this author for sure! I thought the story was really good and the humour was BRILLIANT! Yes theres LOTS of bad language, but thats needed to make it as funny as it is😂💯so if you don’t like swearing then def don’t get this book, i saw someone saying that they didn’t like the way the daughter spoke to the parents, but its fiction and it’s only to add to the humour, I thought that made it really funny. I am a fussy customer and I really enjoyed this so im giving it FULL stars all round!😁👍🏽💯🤗thank you audible!♥️xx

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Good storyline

Wasn't keen on swearing or sex scenes but enjoyed the story line and comedy elements, won't add the author to my collection as presume all her books in the same language

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Great Storyline.. But spoilt by swearing throughout!!

Absolutely loved this story.. With great narration by Gabrielle Glaister... But the 16yr old daughter constantly swearing at her mother was disgraceful & totally unnecessary.. I personally found it difficult to listen to. It has completely put me off listening to another book from this author, which is a shame..

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Really enjoyable

Made me laugh out loud many times.
Parents of teenagers will really relate. Off to find another Debbie Johnson book. Hope it is as good as this one.