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Summary

A feel-good story of new beginnings set in a gorgeous country village, perfect for fans of Katie Fforde and Milly Johnson.

After losing her job in New York, Amber Green isn’t looking forward to visiting her godmother in the sleepy village of Cranbridge. With its empty lanes and rundown shops, it’s hardly a place to mend her lonely heart.

But when Amber discovers that Cranbridge Stores, owned by her godmother, Cathy, and son, Josh, is under threat of financial ruin, she realises that her skills as a window dresser might just be able to help save the struggling shop.

When disaster strikes, Amber and Josh must unite to save both the shop and the village from flooding.

Can Cranbridge Stores become the heart of the village once more?

And as the village begins to come back to life, perhaps Amber will discover a reason to stay.

©2020 Alison Sherlock (P)2020 Boldwood Books

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Waste of a credit

If you like novels containing two-dimensional characters, uneventful predictable plots with no mystery or depth, and sing-song narration too, then buy this book. However if you enjoy characters you care about driving a compelling plot that captures your interest and imagination, then look elsewhere.

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  • 20-10-20

BRILLIANT ☺

Really enjoyed very much listening to this clean and wholesome love story. Thank u for it.🌹

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Became too Saccharine

I was enjoying this. Though it was predictable it was a pleasant story but by over half way I wanted to shake Amber too get a grip as she became quite a pathetic character and by the end it was too mills and boon in style and felt very fleshed out with silly scenarios etc especially the end when suddenly she does a 360 degree change of character that is frankly ridiculous. Narration was ok but each character sounded exactly the same or went into a high pitched whine.
Stick to Cathy Bramley or Milly Johnson I’d I were you and don’t waste a credit

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Lovely and heartwarming 💕

I thoroughly enjoyed this lovely heartwarming story of two people in a quiet country village. Lots of lovely characters to get to know and I hope there is more.

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Excellent narrator. Brilliant book.

I absolutely loved this book. I so wish we had a shop like this in my village, real time. just how things used to be. I could imagine myself in this shop, as it was so brilliantly written. I would definitely recommend this book. Thank you to the Author Alison Sherlock. xx

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I've heard of slow burn but...

I've heard of slow burn but I stopes rooting for them in the end. Otherwise a nice story

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A slow starter!

Very slow to get into any sort of story/established characters etc. Nothing really happens until chapter 20.

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My first audio book

I loved it, it's a nice easy listen with good flow to the story. Well narrated.

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lovely chic lit novel

what a lovely story. really enjoyed the characters, the setting and the story. well done.

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A good voice reading a charming story

I enjoyed this life affirming story right to the end, and found the voice fitted the story without jarring.

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loved this story

I wanted to move into the book and stay there. It was a wonderful escape from this awful year.

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  • 23-05-21

A Sweet Story about Love and Friendship

I didn’t give this book five stars because I thought the pacing was a little too slow but overall I enjoyed the story very much. The characters were charming and relatable and the romance between Josh and Amber was sweet, though probably a little too slow of a burn - wish there had been a chance to develop it further. Overall, I spent an enjoyable afternoon reading about village life in England.

The narrator was excellent.

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