A city girl through and through - how will she cope with country life?
The brilliantly entertaining new audiobook from the author of Katy Carter Wants a Hero.
Amber Scott loves her city life - a terrific job working on a glossy magazine and a fiancé, Ed, she's known since uni. Even if Ed doesn't take her job seriously (as a solicitor, he doesn't have much time for women's magazines!), it is Amber's dream job. So Ed's news that he has taken a job in the West Country turns Amber's world upside down.
The new life in Cornwall does not get off to the best start. The huge house Ed was so keen on is, well, huge - what is Amber going to do with four acres? And do M&S make Aga-ready meals? And when a handsome, if surly, man leads the local hunt over her land, it's more than Amber can stand.
So how is it that before long, Amber is friends with the local eccentric lady of the manor, making love potions at her mother's recommendation - and answering the door naked to strangers?
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Heroine sweet; funny passages make book OK
Would you try another book from Ruth Saberton and/or Emma Fenney?
Yes and no. I could not get through Ellie Andrews Has Second Thoughts. It might have been easier had Emma Fenney been the narrator, but that's doubtful. The story and heroine were awful. I liked Katy Clark Wants a Hero (Emma Fenney narrated that one too).
How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?
I would have made Amber realize sooner what a jerk her fiancée was. He was the image of the jerk fiancée in Katy Clark (money hungry, cheater, horrible to heroine), which I did not like.
What does Emma Fenney bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
She does a great voice when she's reading the hilarious parts of the book, like the goat and the dog scenes. Even when Amber's mother is around.
Could you see Amber Scott Is Starting Over being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?
No. I am not a fan of books made into movies or TV series.
Any additional comments?
I would have preferred that the fiancée in this book had been vastly distinguished from the fiancée in Katy Clark. Seriously, it's like Saberton cut and pasted the bits from one book and put them in the other. The heroines were pretty similar too and at times I had to check which book I was listening to because I listened to them right after one another. Not very original.
Thoroughly enjoyable story. Lots of laughs and beautifully narrated will be listened to many times.