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Love isn't always plain sailing....

When Jo's husband trades her in for a younger model, she suddenly finds herself living on a barge near the Thames. Used to being a kept woman, she soon realises she'll need more than a few culinary skills to keep herself afloat. Aware she was about to make a terrible mistake, Dora has fled from a huge wedding, her fiancé, her mother and a very critical village to come under Jo's protective wing. 

While offering mutual support, Dora gets a job where she has to row to work and Jo works out how to make a living. And though they may not know much about boats, they're determined to make the best of things. One thing's for certain, though, they've both sworn off men for good. Unfortunately, life has other plans and inflicts arrogant but attractive Marcus, who's the oracle on all things nautical, and laid-back, charming, jack-of-all-trades Tom on their ordered lives. 

And as if they didn't have enough to worry about, they've discovered they have to take the barge to sea....

©2007 Katie Fforde (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Out of touch!

Found this to be a bit of a strange book. Set in modern day but it was as if the characters were from olden times. Didn’t come across as realistic. Not sure if the way it was read didn’t help - only way I can think to describe it is la de da! Might be that I’m not of the age group the book is aimed at even though I’m 45 and I would say the main character would have been only 10 years older. All in all the book didn’t really do anything for me

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  • 03-10-2020

Not her best

A bit disappointing. The story was a bit weak and the characters seemed old fashioned. I did not like the narration, more suited to a 1950s novel than a modern story. I have always liked Katie Fforde but this was not her best and was made even more dull because of the narrator’s voice.

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  • Rebecca Hiley
  • 25-09-2020

Bad narration

The book was lovely but the narrator was awful which is a shame as it spoilt a good love story.

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