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Cedar Valley

Narrated by: Jaimee Taylor-Nielsen
Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
4 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

On the first day of summer in 1993, two strangers arrive in the town of Cedar Valley. 

One is a calm looking man in a brown suit. He makes his way down the main street and walks directly to Cedar Valley Curios & Old Wares, sitting down on the footpath, where he leans silently against the big glass window for hours. 

The other is 21-year-old Benny Miller. Fresh out of university, Benny has come to Cedar Valley in search of information about her mother, Vivian, who has recently died. Vivian's mysterious old friend, Odette Fisher, has offered Benny her modest pale green cottage for as long as she wants it.  

Is there any connection between the man on the pavement and Benny's quest to learn more about her mother? Holly Throsby is the perfect guide as Cedar Valley and its inhabitants slowly reveal their secrets. 

©2018 Holly Throsby (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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Simple writing style, well read in Taylor-Neilson’s quintessentially Aussie voice. Enjoyed the meandering story and the building intrigue but disappointed in the abrupt, underwhelming conclusion. Also found the authors constant and repeated use of characters full names (and often occupation) irritating, juvenile and completely unnecessary. Probably wouldn’t recommend it.

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Loved it

The narrator was excellent and the story kept me enthralled through the whole book and listened in record time.

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Too simplistic

I enjoyed Holly's Goodwood so looked forward to this one. I found the writing quite annoyingly simple and was often reminded of the First Readers little books that my children read in 2nd class.