Get Your Free Audiobook

  • A Rose Petal Summer

  • By: Katie Fforde
  • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Romance
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

Non-member price: $30.38

After 2 months, Audible is $16.45/mo. Cancel anytime.

Publisher's Summary

The brand-new heartwarming romance from the Sunday Times best-selling author of A Country Escape and A Secret Garden.

Caro Swanson has taken a job in a remote part of Scotland.  

She’s answered an ad in The Lady: being a companion to an elderly gentleman who lives in a country estate could be perfect! Surely it is time to make a change and do something different for a while?

The fact that she may also see Alec, the young man whom she met some years previously and whom she has always thought of as her ‘one who got away’, is of course purely incidental.

Soon Caro is falling in love - not only with Alec but with the stunning house and grounds she is now living in. But the estate is in financial difficulties, and it quickly becomes apparent that there is only one way to rescue it.

So begins a magical romantic summer that will take Caro to London to the south of France and back again to Scotland in search of a classic lost perfume that might just restore all their fortunes.

Romance, humour, a cast of warm and totally believable characters and the possibility of happy ever after lie at the heart of Katie Fforde's wonderful new novel.

©2019 Katie Fforde (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks

What listeners say about A Rose Petal Summer

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    10
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    7
  • 4 Stars
    5
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    6
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    1

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

too many accents...

A bit predictable but probably would have enjoyed more in book form. Although clearly talented at accents I found the narrator to me like the many different changes of voice between gender and accent very annoying

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Very enjoyable

Good chic lit romance .. easy listening.. I like jolly bond .. but writing is bit wordy so that can be bit annoying but generally doesn’t spoil nice easy story.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for J W
  • J W
  • 25-06-2020

Loved it

But felt annoyed at the end ... I presume there’s another coming that will resolve a few points from the beginning that were never resolved....?

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for lynsay g
  • lynsay g
  • 01-03-2019

Brilliant

I am a big Katie Fforde fan & I was not disappointed.
Jilly Bond's accents don't get any better but that just makes you smile not get irritated.
The story was addictive in such a nice way.
Can highly recommend.

5 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for snowqueen
  • snowqueen
  • 01-03-2019

Rose petal summer, amazing read

What a lovely story, ranging from london, Scotland and france, could not stop listening to it, cleverly written, great story

5 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for simon the great
  • simon the great
  • 10-03-2019

A must for fforde fans

I’ve been looking forward to this audible release for some time . I enjoyed the story as it was set in various locations and somewhere other than the Cotswolds. Though I do love those ones too. The characters are fun and I enjoyed the relationship that developed between scarlet and Rowan .
One of those books to listen to whilst working away or doing chores or like myself trying to get to sleep .
Narration is great jilly is so suited to Katie fforde and really does bring the characters to life
Audible can we please have a release of both highland fling and thyme out read by jilly

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Glenys Robinson
  • Glenys Robinson
  • 10-03-2019

Good story

Enjoyed story but the narrator is not for me, I didn't like the false accents

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for pennycrimps
  • pennycrimps
  • 08-03-2019

Warming and lovely

This was my first ever Katie Fforde novel. I listened on Audible. The performance was excellent from the actress and the characterisation of story is really descriptive and relatable. Off to download my next Katie Fforde!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Elaine
  • Elaine
  • 21-11-2020

Lovely

Thoroughly enjoyed this easy listening book. Performances were excellent to the point I felt transported to Scotland during a lazy hot summer. Thoroughly enjoyed.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 18-10-2020

A Rose Petal Summer

Another Katie Fforde book which I enjoyed very much but not so keen on the narrator

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amy B.
  • Amy B.
  • 28-08-2020

Lovely escapism

Loved it, don't get tied up in the likelihood of these things happening in real life and just enjoy.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Kindle Customer
  • Kindle Customer
  • 13-07-2020

Enjoyable

A slower story than some I have listened to by Katie Fforde but quite relaxing because of this.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Samdango
  • Samdango
  • 12-07-2020

A lovely story

Really nice, narrator is very calming and the story kept me captivated all the way through

In the spirit of reconciliation, Audible Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.