Lodes Chronicles

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 76 ratings

Lots of Love Summary

When Ellen Jamieson breaks up with her long-standing boyfriend, she plans to go travelling. But first she agrees to house-sit for her parents, who are trying to find a buyer for their idyllic cottage in the Cotswold village of Oddlode. The village is full of quaint and eccentric characters, both blue-blooded and below the salt, and Ellen is the subject of much speculation. Under the wing of Ophelia ('Touchy Pheely') Gently, an impoverished local sculptor, Ellen goes to an Auction of Promises village fund-raiser and wins a mysterious lot of three wishes. 

These have been donated by Jasper Belling, the incredibly gorgeous prodigal son of the local lord of the manor. Falling in love with a notorious hellraiser is the last thing Ellen intended, and the convoluted scandals of the villagers put many obstacles in the way of the young lovers. Several ancient skeletons come rattling out of various cupboards before a no-holds-barred, loved-up finale.

©2003 Fiona Walker (P)2003 ISIS Publishing Ltd
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  • Book 1

    • Lots of Love

    • By: Fiona Walker
    • Narrated by: Marie McCarthy
    • Length: 18 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    When Ellen Jamieson breaks up with her long-standing boyfriend, she plans to go travelling. But first she agrees to house-sit for her parents, who are trying to find a buyer for their idyllic cottage in the Cotswold village of Oddlode. Under the wing of Ophelia ('Touchy Pheely') Gently, an impoverished local sculptor, Ellen goes to an Auction of Promises village fundraiser and wins a mysterious lot of three wishes. These have been donated by Jasper Belling, the incredibly gorgeous prodigal son of the local lord of the manor.

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 2

    • Tongue in Cheek

    • By: Fiona Walker
    • Narrated by: Beth Chalmers
    • Length: 25 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    From the very first day that they move to the Oddlode Valley, it's inevitable that young teacher Mo Stillitoe, recently separated socialite Diana Lampeter and cool, retired dressage diva Anke Brakespear will find their lives entangled. Despite their differing generations and backgrounds, the women are on a relocation collision course. As inept removal men deliver furniture - and even horses - to the wrong houses, other moves are being made…

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it.

    • By Sally on 24-01-17

    Regular price: £12.99

  • Book 3

    • Four Play

    • By: Fiona Walker
    • Narrated by: Lucy Scott
    • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Despite her broken heart, when Dilly Gently joins Magnus Olensen's new band, the chemistry between them is explosive. Both impossibly romantic dizzy blondes with the souls of poets, they could be made for each other. But before they have chance to declare themselves, Dilly's friend Nell confides that she has a huge crush on Magnus, and Dilly nobly steps down in order to play reluctant matchmaker.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • What happened...

    • By ❤ 2 Girls & Their Kindles ❤ (Lynsey Austin-Goddard) on 19-11-14

    Regular price: £13.99

  • Book 4

    • Love Hunt

    • By: Fiona Walker
    • Narrated by: Suzy Aitchison
    • Length: 20 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    The announcement of a grand treasure hunt sets the Lodes Valley ladies' hearts aflutter. The cash is only part of the appeal: A win could solve several romantic dilemmas. Pixie Guinness sees the quest as a route back to her wayward husband while Pheely is spurred into a covert affair. Faith hopes to snare true love, Rory; and Liv - well, Liv just wants distraction from the boredom of country life. But it is Trudy who finds the trail of clues leads her in quite a different direction and one closer and closer to temptation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book

    • By ANNE on 23-12-12

    Regular price: £12.99