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Summary

A Christmas fling, or has Janie found the real thing? Thirty-something hairdresser Janie Johnson's single status is a constant source of gossip for her friends and clients. So after too many nights in with her cat, a blind date disaster and news that her ex is getting married, Janie realises it's time to do something dramatic with her life. It's time for an adventure! Leaving winter behind, Janie takes the plunge and books an exotic trip to Africa. Her friends think she's mad and Janie thinks they may very well be right . . . but then she falls head over heels for her tour guide – and fully fledged Maasai Warrior – Dominic. But can Janie now face spending a snowy Christmas back home without him?

Packed with unforgettable characters, romance and laughter, Wrapped Up In You is your very own perfect Christmas Carole!

©2011 Carole Matthews (P)2011 Hachette Digital

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Festive tale, with a twist!

What made the experience of listening to Wrapped Up In You the most enjoyable?

Clare Corbett....her voice is full of enthusiasm & keeps you interested. Her accents are great too.

What other book might you compare Wrapped Up In You to, and why?

It's really not like anything I've heard before, a lot of the story is based in another county which is unusual, but it makes a refreshing change.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I loved the scenes with Janie & Dominic when they return to the uk, Dominic who is an African Masai Warrior coming to a small UK village is interesting!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I couldn't stop with it, every opportunity to have my headphones on I did!

Any additional comments?

A refreshing change to the Christmas genre, recommended!

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Disappointed

The story was quite straight forward.... no surprises really! I thought all in all that was the most boring book I listened to or read in a long time. I usually like Carole's books but with this one I was quite disappointed and can't recommend spending any money on. Sorry!

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Having to force myself to get to the end.

Started reasonably well and it is an interesting change to go to Africa however the constant referring to 'my lover' just made me feel squeamish.
I will try to listen to the last 35 minutes but not sure I can force myself.
I have had quite a lot of very enjoyable Carol Matthews stories before but this may be the last.

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Magical

A heart-warming story of love and trust ...beautiful. Also to say ‘Thank you very much’ :)

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Very good

Would you listen to Wrapped Up In You again? Why?

Thoroughly enjoyed this book, light and entertaining, would be a good choice on holiday

What did you like best about this story?

Feel good entertainment

What about Clare Corbett’s performance did you like?

Loved the narrator

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really struggled to finish

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wonderful winter tale

fab great story feel good factor loved it

makes mw want to start saving from a holiday

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Wrapped Up in You

Super story really unusual. Narrated really well by Clair Corbett.can't wait to listen to other of Carol Mathews story's

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lovely story

loved this story could not stop listening to it it had a fab story line that wasn't your usual run of the mill Christmas story.

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  • Carmen
  • 31-12-11

Meh

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I love a cheesy romance novel, but this just didn't cut it. Too much stuff was repeated and the whole story was lacking momentum.

Was Wrapped Up In You worth the listening time?

No.

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The male voice in this performance was AWFUL. Women should not make male voices just like men shouldn't speak in falsetto as if that were a genuine representation of a woman's voice.

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  • F.
  • 23-10-17

Fantasy Rubbish

Please don't choose this book because of the pleasing Christmassy cover. First few
chapters have promise, but then she hops on a plane for one week of a holiday in Kenya.
Do you know how long the flight is to get to Kenya, then back again, and she is only
going for a week. I lived in Central Africa for seven years so please believe me this poorly
researched rubbish gets worse and worse. Don't waste your time or credit. Couldn't
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  • Kate
  • 27-11-11

Christmas with a twist

This was a Christmas story with a twist! A story of true love, friendship and prejudice that has some great characters who are not all your typical chic lit types. It had me laughing out loud, finding excuses to listen to just a little more each time and wanting to book a ticket to Africa. A well written and well read story.