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Publisher's Summary

You can't trust your future until you uncover your past....

Dragonfly Farm has been a home and a haven for generations of Melchiors - arch rivals to the Culbones, the wealthy family who live the other side of the valley. 

Nestled amidst soft, rolling apple orchards in the depths of the Somerset countryside, life there is dictated by the seasons and cider-making. 

The farm is idyllic and everyone falls under its spell. But its thick stone walls hold many secrets, and this summer everything will change for the family living there....

Laden with heady summertime atmosphere, A Home from Home is full of family drama and gorgeous scenes you wish you could step into: the very best of Veronica Henry's storytelling on her biggest ever canvas - crossing three generations of one family.

©2019 Veronica Henry (P)2019 Orion Publishing Group

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  • Frankie
  • 03-08-2019

Super

I was very excited to see a new Veronica Henry because I have enjoyed all her work so much. This book is a little romantic, perhaps even a little bit mushy at times, and the ending is just too perfect to be real, but this doesn’t in any way spoil the enjoyment. The story is very cleverly woven, and all the threads come together beautifully at the end. All the main characters are warm and realistic, and feel like real people, fitting into the story perfectly in their own individual ways, making this a delightful listen. Beautifully narrated by Alison Downing - I struggled a little bit at first, because I am so used to hearing Alison in her role in the Archers, and I thought she sounded a bit too sweet and whimsical, but this wore off, and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to her narration. Recommended!

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  • Emj
  • 08-08-2019

Captivating!

An utterly captivating and wonderful story. I thoroughly enjoyed this audio book from start to finish!

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  • Bean
  • 29-08-2019

Super story great characters excellent performance

I have enjoyed each and everyone of Veronica Henry’s books. Yes slightly unreal; yes slightly unlikely; yes makes you laugh out loud and cry but isn’t that what life is like? To escape into the world of the Meltchers and Culbones for so many hours was bliss. And to have a story with no violence, no bad language, no zombies and lots of lovely well mannered, well meaning people was an absolute pleasure. Can’t wait for the next instalment - feels ripe for a revisit!

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  • movie buff
  • 26-08-2019

What a joy loved this book from the first page

A lovely story loved all the twists and turns and the bringing together of all the characters. Really hope their is a sequel as im not ready to let go of them all yet.

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  • trish
  • 25-08-2020

Lovely story!

Heartwarming... I enjoyed this book from start to finish. It would be nice if there was a follow up.

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  • T BESSELL
  • 17-05-2020

'Nice' predictable love story

I enjoyed the book - but I should have taken heed from a reviewer who said the narrator's voice was off putting if you listen to the Archers - I found it terribly distracting.

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  • S J Hunter
  • 29-12-2019

Love Veronica Henry

This does not disappoint. A galloping listen with interesting characters. Veronica Henry is one of my favourite authors, her books are always hugely enjoyable. Lighthearted but with enough pace and story to keep you listening. I’m always disappointed when they finish.

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  • Julie47
  • 25-11-2019

nice gentle story

I enjoyed this book. narration was good. story a little predictable but worth a listen

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  • Paula Knapman
  • 16-11-2019

Brilliant!

A great story with plenty of twists and turns, a nice easy gentle listen, where you didn’t have to think too much you just enjoyed the journey, would thoroughly recommend.

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  • Ginette
  • 04-11-2019

Nice story but high pics voice is too much

I really enjoy the story but I did not like when the narrator was doing Lola's voice with really crazy and high pitch voice. It disrupted the listening and I could not listen to those parts at all. I listen to stories to fall asleep and that felt awful. Sorry. The voice for the other characters was fine.

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