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The Little French Guesthouse Audiobook

The Little French Guesthouse: La Cour des Roses, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Sun, croissants, and fine wine. Nothing can spoil the perfect holiday. Or can it?

When Emmy Jamieson arrives at La Cour des Roses, a beautiful guesthouse in the French countryside, she can't wait to spend two weeks relaxing with boyfriend Nathan. Their relationship needs a little TLC, and Emmy is certain this holiday will do the trick. But they've barely unpacked before he scarpers with Gloria, the guesthouse owner's cougar wife. Rupert, the ailing guesthouse owner, is shell-shocked.

Feeling somewhat responsible - and rather generous after a bottle (or so) of wine - heartbroken Emmy offers to help. Changing sheets in the gîtes will help keep her mind off her misery. Thrust into the heart of the local community, Emmy suddenly finds herself surrounded by new friends. And with sizzling hot gardener Ryan and infuriating (if gorgeous) accountant Alain providing welcome distractions, Nathan is fast becoming a distant memory.

Fresh coffee and croissants for breakfast, feeding the hens in the warm evening light, Emmy starts to feel quite at home. But it would be madness to walk away from her friends, her family, and everything she's ever worked for to take a chance on a place she fell for on holiday - wouldn't it?

Fans of Jenny Colgan, Lucy Diamond, and Nick Alexander will want to join Emmy for a glass of wine as the sun sets on the terrace at La Cour des Roses.

©2016 Helen Pollard (P)2016 Bookouture

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    "Disappointing and tiring"

    I wanted to like this book, however unfortunately the first few chapters wore me out. For the first five chapters the story hashed over Emmy's anger, confusion and tears and it was still on and off by chapter 11. It may have gotten better after that, but the receptiveness of the drama got to me. I wish Emmy was a stronger, more resilient character who didnt consider (for the first five chapters) taking back her cheating boyfriend. Who does that? Sorry to say, I have returned this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Kelly
    Lawrenceville, Georgia
    15/07/16
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    "I'm looking forward to the sequel."

    It was a lovely story and the narration was great! Thoroughly enjoyable! Can't wait for more!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Cbiscuit
    26/08/16
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    "Simply delightful."

    Not a heavy story but well written and narrated beautifully. I envisioned myself in the French countryside and loved all the characters in the story. I highly recommend this as a feel good listen, especially after listening to books with more unpleasant topics.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • TikiSan
    Ventura, CA, United States
    23/09/16
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    "Absolutely loved it!"

    This is a really good story, full of interesting characters, lovely scenery and some unexpected twists. It's my first time reading a Helen Pollard book and I'll definitely be reading more from this author. Helen Johns did an excellent job with narration.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Laura Francis
    Medina, Ohio USA
    30/08/16
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    "Very nice read"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was a little slow to start but eventually I enjoyed it very much. It is a nice, light read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Deborah
    Seattle, WA, United States
    20/11/16
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    "Brave girl moves on with delicious love interest"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I would. It's funny, heartwarming and full of delicious food! Also, I like the heroine's modern take on romance and not falling to pieces over a man.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Rupert was funny and warm, although annoying when he got angry for no reason.


    What does Helen Johns bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I always love a good narrator. Some narrators fit the story and the age of the characters and others don't. I was happy with her. She did a great job with the French accents.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Love wins in the end.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a typical chick lit book and although these books don't hold surprises, I think there is sometimes a message or a passage that speaks to my heart or to my life. Those are the ones I love. This one does that for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dlux74
    8/11/16
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    "shrill"

    Main character was whiny and shrill. Couldn't listen past a the first few chapters. waste of time.

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  • Kim
    23/10/16
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    "The little French guesthouse"

    I enjoyed this book.... & would recommend it as a lighthearted story.....
    Did not dislike anything .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Joyce
    22/09/16
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    "Little nighttime reading"

    Thoroughly enjoyable read. Kept hold of my attention at all timeline just would have preferred the tale a longer story.

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  • Sarah
    Ireland
    17/07/16
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    "gentle read"

    Easy to read and to listen to, I enjoyed this little book. I loved the characters and wish I could wallow in the charm of The Little French Guesthouse.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fleetwoodboy
    15/07/16
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    "To do or not to do"

    An interesting and smoothly written story that keeps a good even pace and a believable plot. Well narrated with Interesting voice changes. Good easy listening.

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