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Darina

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Only for fashion history buffs

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-07-2019

I wish there was as much texture in the story as there was in the description of the dresses!

This one’s staying on my “read again” list!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-07-2019

Sweet and silly with just enough serious to stay in your heart. Loved the story and the narrator. Can’t wait to listen again!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

So Disappointing :-(

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-12-2018

I had so looked forward to this book, having really enjoyed the earlier books in the series, but I just couldn’t get into this one.
The storyline is so weak with such improbable events that I kept turning it off in frustration. It was only the memory of the quirky rollicking yarns that I had enjoyed in the earlier books that made me keep trying. Although all my favourite characters were still loveable, they didn’t grow in any way and the new ones seemed like cardboard cut-outs with no personality at all. And it is all painted over with so many words that any substance there might be in the story just drowns in the detail.
I’m sorry Kerry. I guess you are entitled to have one dud in such a good series, but please give Corinne a story she deserves next time!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Lost potential

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-10-2018

A sweet romance, loveable characters, great narrator, but such a lightweight storyline that ended up a real disappointment. The characters’ response to the early dramatic thread is totally implausible and the whole storyline seems to fizzle into nothing - such wasted potential for an element that could have really made this book into a great read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

A beautifully woven story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-10-2018

So many rich and vibrant characters brought to life in a way that shines a light on each of their stories, while weaving an intricate thread that slowly draws them all together. I loved it all, and the narrator obviously did too. If you like history, mysteries, ghosts, art, science, clever children, strong women and stories that test your ideas about home and life and love, this is a must read.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Cute, but definitely not a page turner.

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-05-2016

Given the previous reviews I was a little disappointed, but really it is just what was written on the box. A totally unbelievable plot line with almost no intrigue and a rather lame Beatles theme that doesn't offer much to anyone who is not a real fan, nevertheless it was entertaining if you just want something light and easy. Narrator did a good job in bringing the characters to life.