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Summary

Amanda King and Tess Cuffe are strangers who share the same Georgian house, but their lives couldn't be more different. Amanda seems to have it all, absolute perfection. She projects all the accoutrements of a lady who lunches. Sadly, the reality is a soulless home, an unfaithful husband and a very lonely heart. By comparison, in the basement flat, unwanted tenant Tess has spent a lifetime hiding and shutting her heart to love. It takes a bossy doctor, a handsome gardener, a pushy teenager and an abandoned cat to show these two women that sometimes letting go is the first step to moving forward and new friendships can come from the most unlikely situations.

©2017 Faith Hogan (P)2018 W. F. Howes Ltd

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Lovely, well written book

I really enjoyed this. I listened to it at every opportunity. It’s a simple, ‘feel good’ tale, but one that is very well written, with engaging, richly drawn characters. The lovely story is enhanced by the, as always, faultless and warm narration by Aoife McMahon.

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Beautiful

I adored this book, funny sad and simply charming beautifully narrated by Aoife McMahon, didn’t want it to end

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Great book, great narrator.

Great book to listen to, made all the more interesting due to the brilliant narrator.
The story revolves around the lives of two very different women a generation apart in age and from very different backgrounds, but whose lives are brought together by differing but tragic circumstances.
Well written, well narrated.
A joy to listen to.

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enjoyed and impressed

great story with page turning joy,
enjoyable plotline, characters,
recommended and well worth the time

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Sweet Story

A wonderfully uplifting story of second chances and it never being too late. The narrator is one of my favourites and she was spot on as always.

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great story

I really enjoyed this book from beginning to end. Very good story telling and uplifting.

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Tedious

I listened to this for over an hour (up to chapter 9), but continued to lose track of which character was which, my mind wandering a few times as the storyline was taking way too long to unfold and didn't hold my attention.
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loved it !

Such a lovely story. I look forward to Faith Hogan and Aoife Mc Mahon again.

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  • 10-10-21

Especially enjoyed this storyline!

Recreating oneself is never easy, and self reflection can be daunting to anyone, but this story's strong and memorable leading ladies take the challenge to heart and persevere, even when necessary changes throw their lives into turmoil. The characters are well developed and the storyline takes some surprising turns to keep the reader interested. What will happen next? Bravery comes in many forms. Faith weaves a believable and entertaining story of two very different women who, when the layers are finally peeled back due to unexpected life events, emerge as kindred spirits. Totally enjoyed The Girl I Used to Know. Great easy read!

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  • Marya
  • 26-05-20

Very enjoyable read

Really good book and the narrator was excellent. Would definitely recommend this to other readers

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  • 22-03-19

Fair

It was hard to get into at first, but it did pick up once I was about 1/3rd into it.