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Running out on your wedding day never goes down well. When the pressure of her forthcoming marriage becomes too much, Jude bolts from the church, leaving a good man at the altar, her mother in a fury, and the guests with enough gossip to last a year.

Guilty and ashamed, Jude flees to Pengarrock, a crumbling cliff-top mansion in Cornwall, where she takes a job cataloguing the Trevillion family's extensive library. The house is a welcome escape for Jude, full of history and secrets, but when its new owner arrives, it's clear that Pengarrock is not beloved by everyone.

As Jude falls under the spell of the house, she learns of a family riddle stemming from a terrible tragedy centuries before, hinting at a lost treasure. And when Pengarrock is put up for sale, it seems that time is running out for the house and for Jude.

©2013 Liz Fenwick (P)2014 Orion Publishing Group

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  • Sue Bradley
  • 27-02-2015

Really good story

This was a really good story that never in any way dragged and kept me interested to the very end.. Most of the different characters were portrayed very well.

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  • Janet A.
  • 25-01-2015

Easy Listening

Pleasant story a bit predictable .
American accent grated at first but did get used to it- didn't like the men's voices not at all sexy just gruff.
Expensive for £13.99 would have liked a bit more substance for that price.

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  • Amanda
  • 02-01-2015

Enjoyable

Not great literature but a good story that kept my attention and I felt involved in from the beginning. I love Cornwall and Liz Fenwick writes well about an area I know and care about.

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  • Miss
  • 20-10-2016

A better class of chick-lit

Was expecting this to be easy listening and unchallenging, and though it was both of these, it was also a more sophisticated story, better written and better performed than I had been expecting.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-12-2015

Difficult to rate

Superb narration. Story would make a good film. Rather more Corny than Cornish. Many cliches. Characters superficial descriptions & they lacked depth - the people seemed rather bland to me. Treasure hunt scenarios could have been descriptively ,dramatically embellished; that's why I think a film of it would bring the fury & beauty of the Cornish Coast to life. The story theme was quite good. Shame.

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  • Claire
  • 05-12-2014

A nice story, easy listening

If you could sum up A Cornish Affair in three words, what would they be?

Romance, mystery, nice

Who was your favorite character and why?

The main character, there weren't many

Which character – as performed by Penelope Freeman – was your favourite?

The main character

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No, neither

Any additional comments?

Worth listening to, but story looses its mystery about halfway through

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  • Corinne
  • 04-12-2014

Runaway bride or treasure found

Would you consider the audio edition of A Cornish Affair to be better than the print version?

the audio edition is better than the print version, because the reader has a more indepth knowledge of where the emphesize lies.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Maybe by making the love interest more plausible.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Where she had to find the passage into the cave

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No real emotional reaction. Just easy listening.

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  • mrs sarah c cowen
  • 30-11-2014

lots of interesting twists and turns

What did you like most about A Cornish Affair?

very interesting story with great detail

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jude was a very believable and likeable character

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I was gripped at the end when they go into the cave and find the treasure!

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Gripping Cornish Tale

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed the way that an ordinary American woman finds a fascinating and fulfilling new life in the amazing Cornish countryside. It made me feel very lucky to be living in Cornwall!

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  • Carmen
  • 15-11-2017

lovely storytelling

It took me a long time to come to listen to this book, initially I found it boring.

Now, after my hiatus I loved it!

The narrative was faultless, she characterised beautifully. no awkward sex changes nor accents.

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  • barbara
  • 27-06-2017

A lovely story

Once again a story set in an area of Cornwall which I know. From the beginning to the end it held my interest and Penelope Freeman, as always, so good with all the accents. I do hope that there will be a sequel to this story - it would be interesting to know exactly what happened to the estate, even though we were told what was to be done in the near future.