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    • Happiness for Beginners

    • By: Carole Matthews
    • Narrated by: Emma Powell
    • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    Molly Baker is living her best life. Thirty-eight years old, she lives on the 25-acre Hope Farm in Buckinghamshire, surrounded by (mostly) four-legged friends and rolling hills. An ex-teacher, Molly runs the farm as an alternative education for kids who have special needs or behavioural issues. It's full on, but she wouldn't have it any other way. So when the well-groomed Shelby Dacre turns up at Hope Farm asking to enrol his son Lucas, Molly isn't fazed. But Lucas is distant, and soon Molly realises he might be more of a handful than she anticipated.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • For teachers is a must

    • By Vics on 05-03-19

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses

    • By: Carole Matthews
    • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206

    Christie Chapman is a single mum who spends her days commuting to her secretarial job in London and looking after her teenage son, Finn. It's not an easy life but Christie finds comfort in her love of crafting, and spends her spare time working on her beautiful creations. From intricately designed cards to personalised gifts, Christie's flair for the handmade knows no bounds and it's not long before opportunity comes knocking. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Long Story for a predictable end.

    • By Lana on 15-01-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • A Cottage by the Sea

    • By: Carole Matthews
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217

    Grace has been best friends with Ella and Flick forever. The late-night chats, shared heartaches, and good times have created a bond that has stood the test of time. When Ella invites them to stay for a week in her cottage in South Wales, Grace jumps at the chance to see her old friends. She also hopes that the change of scenery will help her reconnect with her distant husband. Then Flick arrives; loveable, bubbly, incorrigible Flick, accompanied by the handsome and charming Noah. This is going to be one week which will change all their lives forever...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story

    • By Suzanne on 08-07-13

    Regular price: £16.99

    • You Drive Me Crazy

    • By: Carole Matthews
    • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    The last place Anna Terry expects to fall in love is in the waiting room of her divorce lawyer's office, but that's where she meets Nick Diamond.... Anna's first marriage ended before her pregnancy was over, and her second husband has disappeared, leaving her penniless and with two children. Nick's luck hasn't been any better: his wife has run off with another man, and his business is in chaos. When Anna gets a job as Nick's secretary, what starts as a mild flirtation soon accelerates into overdrive - and then their ex-partners show up....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Had to keep listening

    • By Cheryl on 22-09-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Million Love Songs

    • By: Carole Matthews
    • Narrated by: Emma Powell, Carole Matthews
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184

    Million Love Songs sees Sunday Times Top Three best seller Carole Matthews at her most fabulous. Feel-good and full of emotion, Carole will make your heart sing with this glorious listen. After splitting up with her cheating ex, Ruby Brown is ready for a change. She's single again for the first time in years, and she's going to dive into this brave new world with a smile on her face and a spring in her step. The last thing she's looking for is a serious relationship.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect!!!

    • By michelle g on 07-02-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Only Way Is Up

    • By: Carole Matthews
    • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124

    Lily and Laurence had it all: the money, the car, a beautiful home in the Buckinghamshire countryside. Then Laurence loses his job, and everything disappears. With nowhere to turn, Lily and Laurence are forced to take their two young children and move to a flea-ridden council house on a notoriously rough estate. As they try to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives, Lily constantly dreams of returning to her old luxurious life. Will her dream come true, or will she learn that money doesn't always buy happiness?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Only half way through! .....

    • By kerry on 17-07-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • More to Life Than This

    • By: Carole Matthews
    • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Kate Lewis is 35 and feeling restless. She's fed up of worrying about the ironing and would like her husband, Jeffrey, to pay more attention to her than to his golf clubs. There must be more to life than this! Kate enrols herself in a t'ai chi course and takes best friend Sonia along for the ride. She's determined to 'find herself', but it's easier said than done, especially when she finds the distracting Ben Mahler first....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It takes two to tango

    • By Fleetwoodboy on 07-02-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • With or Without You

    • By: Carole Matthews
    • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
    • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    When Jake tells Lyssa it's not working, she knows he's not talking about the toaster. Her immediate reaction is to sob into her pillow and wait for Jake to come to his senses. But slowly Lyssa begins to understand that's not an option. In a bid to escape, she embarks on a trekking holiday in Nepal. Lyssa needs to get away - it never occurred to her that she might fall in love.... When it's time to go home - back to reality and a very sheepish Jake - Lyssa is faced with the hardest choice of her life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lovely easy listen

    • By Mrs Hannah on 02-12-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • For Better, for Worse

    • By: Carole Matthews
    • Narrated by: Karen Cass
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Josie Flynn is in New York for the wedding of her American cousin Martha. Having just been through a messy divorce, she isn't really in the wedding spirit, especially when she thinks Martha is about to marry the wrong man - and Josie isn't afraid to tell her so. Which is all very noble until Josie meets Matt Jarvis and appears to be about to fall for the wrong man herself. Add to that the return of her ex-husband, an old flame and a dubious boy band, and it looks like it's going to be quite the wedding....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • good listen

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-05-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Cake Shop in the Garden

    • By: Carole Matthews
    • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 379
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 345
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 345

    Fay Merryweather runs her cake shop from her beautiful garden. She whips up airy sponges and scrumptious scones while her customers enjoy the lovely blossoms and gorgeous blooms. Looking after the cake shop, the garden, and her cantankerous mother means Fay is always busy, but she accepts her responsibilities because if she doesn't do all this, who will? Then Danny Wilde walks into her life and makes Fay question every decision she's ever made.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • If you want to feel miserable then this is for you

    • By Maz on 21-04-15

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Chocolate Lovers' Wedding

    • By: Carole Matthews
    • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90

    The ladies of The Chocolate Lovers' Club should be gearing up for the wedding of the year, but life keeps getting in the way.... Lucy is worried about her financial situation, and it keeps distracting her. Should she accept an offer of help from an untrustworthy source? Nadia may have a real chance at finding love, but other areas of her life aren't so rosy. Something needs to change - but what? Autumn can't wait to meet someone she hasn't seen in a very long time.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • enjoyable listen

    • By Jinny on 24-01-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Christmas Cakes and Mistletoe Nights

    • By: Carole Matthews
    • Narrated by: Jilly Bond, Carole Matthews
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 186
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 156

    Indulge in this lovely, cake-filled novel of romance and friendship. Christmas Cakes and Mistletoe Nights is Carole Matthews at her heart-warming best! Fay and Danny are madly in love, and it's all Fay's ever dreamed of. But she left everything - including the delightful cake shop she used to run - to be with Danny on his cosy canal boat, The Dreamcatcher. And as she soon finds out, making delicious cakes on the water isn't always smooth sailing!

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Wrong narrator

    • By Hazel Dunfermline on 06-11-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Summer Daydreams

    • By: Carole Matthews
    • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 94

    What if you had always dreamed of something more? Waving goodbye to the chip shop, Nell McNamara starts up a new business making her own line of must-have handbags, which are soon flying off the shelves. It seems Nell's dreams are finally coming true, but her success doesn't come without a price. Before too long, Nell has to ask herself if it's really possible to have it all….

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really enjoyed this book

    • By Jill on 02-08-13

    Regular price: £9.99

    • Let's Meet on Platform 8

    • By: Carole Matthews
    • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 57

    Teri has dated more men than she's had low-calorie, low-fat dinners, and she still hasn't found Mr Right. She's found other men, though: Mr Lazy, Mr Greedy, Mr Completely Selfish, Mr Looking-for-Mother-Substitute and Mr Pervert. But no Mr Right. That is until she's literally knocked off her feet by Jamie Duncan as they rush to catch the same train from Euston station: the 18.07 from platform eight. It's not long before love blossoms and commuting takes on a whole new meaning.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By kerry on 07-07-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Difference a Day Makes

    • By: Carole Matthews
    • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    William and Amy love their busy city life, but when Will collapses on his way into work he decides enough is enough and moves his family to the country. Three months later, Amy is standing outside Helmshill Grange, a sullen monstrosity of a house, deep in the Yorkshire moors. Within days, Will has traded in the Audi for a Land Rover and brought home chickens, goats, sheep, a serial-killer cat and a mad dog. But when tragedy strikes, Amy finds herself living a dream that isn't hers....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a easy read

    • By pamela on 16-10-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • It's Now or Never

    • By: Carole Matthews
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    When twins Annie and Lauren attend their older sister Chelsea’s 40th birthday party at the Dorchester Hotel, they wonder why their lives are so different. Why is Chelsea’s devoted husband twirling her round the dance floor, while Annie’s husband has gone fishing and Lauren’s lover is at home with his wife and children? There and then, they decide it’s time to turn things around. To go all out for what they want, to start living again. The question is: have they left it too late?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you follow your dreams your dreams...

    • By Lie Back & Listen on 15-07-13

    Regular price: £15.79

    • A Compromising Position

    • By: Carole Matthews
    • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
    • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    When Emily's boyfriend posts compromising photos of her on the Internet, her life goes into sharp decline. Emily is about to lose everything - including the man she thought she loved. Her best friend, Cara, is determined to mend Emily's broken heart, and she believes that a little magic is all that's required. But will Cara cast the right spell to get Emily out of her current position? Or will it go horribly wrong when they both fall in love with the same man?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Boring

    • By Dekka52 on 30-09-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Wrapped Up In You

    • By: Carole Matthews
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Festive tale, with a twist!

    • By Becky on 09-11-15

    Regular price: £16.99

    • A Whiff of Scandal

    • By: Carole Matthews
    • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    When Rose escapes from London and her handsome and charming ex-lover, she has no idea her occupation as an aromatherapist will cause such a scandal in her new country village. All she wants is a bit of peace and quiet, but her new neighbours soon ensure that her life is more chaotic than ever before. But that may be because Rose is falling in love....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good book

    • By J Smith on 21-07-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • With Love at Christmas

    • By: Carole Matthews
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    Can the imperfect family really have the perfect Christmas? Juliet Joyce adores Christmas. She loves the presents, the tree, the turkey, the tinsel, everything. Already the festive spirit is upon her, which is just as well as this Christmas things are starting to get out of hand. Her son, Tom, is out of work and bringing home a slew of unsuitable partners; pregnant daughter Chloe and her little boy have moved back in; Juliet's father, Frank, is getting over heartbreak of his own; and Rita, her eccentric mother, is behaving more erratically each day.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • 5 Words: Christmas, family, love, kindness...

    • By TeaPartyPrincess on 13-01-15

    Regular price: £16.99

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