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Publisher's Summary

What surprises might life have in store for you?

A takeaway, TV and tea with two sugars is about as exciting as it gets for 30-something Sophie Stone. Sophie's life is safe and predictable, which is just the way she likes it, thank you very much. But when a mysterious benefactor leaves her an inheritance, Sophie has to accept that change is afoot. There is one big catch: in order to inherit, Sophie must agree to meet the father she has never seen. Saying yes means the chance to build her own dream home, but she'll also have to face the past and hear some uncomfortable truths....

With interference from an evil boss, warring parents, an unreliable boyfriend and an architect who puts his foot in it every time he opens his mouth, will Sophie be able to build a future on her own terms - and maybe even find love along the way?

A totally charming modern love story for fans of Katie Fforde, Carole Matthews and Trisha Ashley.

©2016 Cathy Bramley (P)2016 Random House Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

"Delightfully warm and with plenty of twists and turns." (Trisha Ashley)
"A witty, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy.... I highly recommend it!" (Miranda Dickinson)

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i love thus author and the reading. would recommend to anyone wanting a good book

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Shallow storyline and characters 1 dimensional. plots predictable and difficult to connect to characters. I cldnt have cared less what happened to the main characters..they where cardboard cutouts. The whole book superficial and felt like i was skimming the surface of a book that held promise but failed to deliver. Almost like i was reading a rough outline for the story but not getting any deeper. So much wasted potential because i liked the premise but it went nowhere. I can not believe this book was actually published? How? It was also illogical and silly.

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Loved, loved, loved it 🤗

The characters were great, you love or really hate them, the story was well done and interesting all the way through and the narrator was great too.

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Written for the female teen age group?

Conditional Love was poorly written and totally predictable. The reader sounded as if she was reading for children. So both the performance and the content of the novel were cringe worthy. I wasted my money!

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  • Lady viscount
  • 31-05-2016

such a lovely story

it was speedy enough without being to speedy and kept you interested all the way. such a well deserved happy ending too :-)

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  • Fleetwoodboy
  • 12-05-2016

Building bricks of love

Enjoyable love ramble with the usual twists and turns of most romantic novels, the difference being good strong characters and interestingly different theme

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  • Catherine
  • 05-05-2016

Easy going chic lit

What other book might you compare Conditional Love to, and why?

Was very like lot of books written by Milly Johnson.

Which character – as performed by Colleen Prendergast – was your favourite?

I loved all the female characters in the book. The main character was Sophie, but her flat mates were fun to listen to a well. It had a few twists and turns, it was a bit predictable as chic lit novels often are, but it was light hearted and enjoyable just the same. Nick was lovely, Mark was horrible, her mum was mad and her dad was lovely. College Prendergast was an excellent narrator as always.

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If you read this and really enjoy it, you will also enjoy books written by Milly Johnson

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  • 28-02-2020

really cuddly book

absolutely beautiful book. gorgeous!
brilliantly narrated by Colleen Prendergast yet again. my favourite narrator

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  • Sue
  • 15-11-2018

Conditional Love . A Cathy Bramley feel good book

It's book made me feel all warm and cosy, one of those books you kick off your shoe pore a glass of wine , put another log on the fire and settle down to a night of far away dreams .
Sofie is a girl that never steps out of her comfort zone until she reserves a cottage in her Auntie will .
slowly she emerges from her cucone into a strong women who will stop at nothing until she gets answers and what she want out of life.
A great read and a talented narrator.

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  • C Smith x
  • 22-07-2016

Not bad

Not bad. It has funny moments but it was predicable, an easy listen for commuting.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-09-2021

Really struggled with this one

I really love Cathy Bramley books but I just really struggled with this one. References to body image & being ‘fat’ not acceptable. Listened to the end but wasn’t worth it

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  • Piggy
  • 25-07-2021

feel good story

Good story with some interesting twists. well narrated too. definitely worth getting will recommend to friends

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  • Mrs G
  • 14-05-2021

Awful narration

The narrator sounds way older than the character she is meant to depict.... a bit like listening to Susan from the Archers..... Story was so predictable I gave up after a few chapters..... disappointing!

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  • Ann A.
  • 05-08-2020

NOT ENOUGH

I always enjoy her books because she has the best narrator ever, BUT, saying that,,, her books never end in a way that leaves me satisfied, never get the best ending , like an epilogue telling you what you need to here to finish the book .

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