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The Second Chance Tea Shop

Narrated by: Lara J. West
Series: Little Somerby, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
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Summary

Anna Hemingway decides it's time for a fresh start. So Anna and her three-year-old daughter move to a cottage in the village of Little Somerby, where she takes over the running of the village tea shop, and they start to find happiness again.

Throughout a whirlwind year, life blossoms. But when history seems to be repeating itself, Anna must find the strength to hold on to her new life.

©2017 Fay Keenan (P)2017 W. F. Howes Ltd

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"Moving, funny, thoughtful and romantic. Bring on the next one!" (Jenny Kane)
"A wonderful read that has a bit more oomph than some others in this genre." ( The Great British Book Off)

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Nice light hearted story - main character so dull!

I bought this book to accompany me during commuting times and it didn't disappoint. It reads easily, grips you with its narration and is quite romantic despite the many cliches.

I had two issues however that spoiled it some times for me: 1. I am sorry to say that Anna is rather dull....I could not identify with her at all. The author did not provide enough insight into her thoughts or behaviour to make her that extra special; she takes everything in, in an annoyingly stoic way. Most other characters had more soul and jazz to them.
2. I liked the actress who read it, but for some reason at times it seemed almost robotic...

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