Sian Bishop has only ever experienced one moment of recklessness – a moment that resulted in her beloved son Rory. It’s not that she doesn’t love the outcome of that wild night, but since then she has always taken the safer route. So when dependable, devoted Richard suggests a move to the beautiful English countryside, she leaves the hustle and bustle of the city behind, and she throws herself into the picture-postcard cottage garden, her furniture restoration business, and a new life in the country. Her good intentions are torpedoed on a glorious summer’s evening with the arrival of Gus Berresford. One-time explorer and full-time heartbreaker, Gus is ridiculously exciting, wonderfully glamorous and a completely inappropriate love interest for a single mum. But Gus and Sian have met before…Sian has no use for a fling, she simply mustn’t fall in love with the most unlikely suitor ever to cross her path – even if he has now crossed her path twice. But who knows what can happen in a summer of love…
©2011 Katie Fforde (P)2011 Random House Audiobooks
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"I just couldnt get into it"
I tried for around 4 hours but just couldn't get into the story. The write-up and reviews were all positive but I just found that nothing happened. If you asked me to tell you what I listened to just a few hours ago, I cant remember - it just didn't spark an interest for me.
Maybe it was the narration which I didn't really enjoy - I like more of a Jilly Bond type voice. But, in saying that, I do think I'm in the minority as most people did seem to enjoy it.
"A bit too predictable"
I would not try another Katie Fforde book.
I really liked Jane McDowell's performance. She turned the book alive.
"At Last, Another Katie Fforde"
I love Katie Fforde books and have read most of them. I love listening to them at night because I know they are lovely and relaxing and I will not be disturbed by any of it's content! Please Audible record some more asap I have been waiting for years for some more!!
I am a big fan of Katie Fforde but this is the first of her books I have listened to as an audiobook and I really enjoyed it. The reader has a lovely voice and I have now listened to it many times. One of my favourite Katie Fforde books to date.
Such a nice book to just sit and relax with- would recommend to anyone who just likes a nice chick flick.
Excellent story but the narrator is very flat and lacks the ability to differentiate character's voices which makes it hard to follow and boring to listen to. Her attempt at the child's voice was laughable. Makes me more careful to listen to extracts on line before buying when it's a narrator I don't know.
A great escape book. Just the thing to listen to under the duvet on an autumnal evening.
"Well I never"
It could be said, as I like to read in bed that the audio version is better However when sitting relaxing, the written version is better.
I did not enjoy her narration. It felt breathless and stilled
Get to know someone before you sleep with them.
I enjoy Katie Fforde but this narrator could put you off.
"A real story of country living and the idyl......"
No I only ever listen once
Floras Lot by Katie Fforde or the beach hut.
Accent and voice change for the characters whilst also allowing belief in the characters in the story.
The depiction of the setting and scenery. I have lived in the area Katie writes about and I can see myself there when she writes.
I listen to all books written by this author as they take me away from the hubbub of life as it is now and put me in a similar place and time .
"Sweet and tender."
I don't usually comment on audio books but as this one was recommended I've got to say I'm glad I took up the recommendation. Good story and some delightful dialogue especially between the three main characters . Well worth the listen
"I was hooked"
I laughed, I cried, I "yelled at the characters". I even dreamt about the storyline the night I finished the book.
Katie Fforde is now in my list of Authors to watch for.
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