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It Started with a Secret

Narrated by: Katherine Press
Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (65 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

It Started with a Secret: the scorching new novel of this summer, from the Sunday Times best-selling author.

The trouble with secrets is that you can't guess what the consequences will be....

Lainey has lost everything. Luckily one little fib (OK, quite a big fib) helps nail her dream job. Soon she's living in a stunning house by the sea, fending off obsessed fans for a retired - if far-from-retiring - actor and organising his charming but chaotic family. It's definitely worth the challenge of keeping her secret.

At least Lainey isn't looking for love. It's time for a break from all that. And yet...Seth, the actor's grandson, really is rather attractive. There's growing chemistry and a definite connection between them. But how would he react if he knew she hadn't been honest with him?

Lainey's not the only one with a secret, though. Seth has one of his own. And everything's about to start unravelling....

A beautiful Cornish setting, one chaotic family and a woman who's had enough of love. Or has she?

©2020 Jill Mansell (P)2020 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Like a little blast of sunshine - uplifting, heartwarming and supremely feelgood." (Sophie Kinsella)

"Gripping and incredibly comforting." (Marian Keyes)

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Wonderful as expected!

I always have no doubt I’ll enjoy any book by Jill Mansell, and at times one pops up with storyline and characters that live on in my mind to be brought out and remembered with a smile. This book is one of those, with everything popping into place. Funny, touching and cuddly warm and all set in a beautiful house in a beautiful village. What more could we ask? Thankyou Jill - from Melbourne Australia. 😘

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Cheesy but heartwarming story

A cheesy story of how the smallest changes can lead to true love. I really enjoy this story and the characters in it you really fall in love with them and want the best for them. I really enjoyed it and found it hilarious at times.

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Fun and entertaining

Great easy listen. Was easy to like the characters and moved along well. Recommend this book.

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Heartwarming story

Heartwarming story. I loved the intertwining of individual characters stories and how it all comes together at the end with a satisfying conclusion. I enjoyed Katherine Press's narration. Such an engaging tone. Highly recommended book.

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  • Alicat10
  • 06-02-2020

Fabulous!

Oh this book delivers everything! , you invest and love the characters, all with such different personalities and stories, but you really want to be part of the mad family. The story goes along very well, and there are some giggles along the way (Specially the guitar player!) Narration is fabulous - there is NO reason why you should not purchase this book!!

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  • Loops xoxo
  • 03-02-2020

fabulous as always xoxo

really good, interesting and lots of twists and also funny, heart warming and just lovely

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  • Sue
  • 03-02-2020

It started with a secret.

Absolutely love Jill's books , can't wait for the next. The only trouble is you know you arnt going to get anything done until it's finished.

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  • Bear
  • 01-02-2020

Lovely story with great characters

As always Jill has written a fabulous book, lovely story with great characters was sad when it ended

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  • 匿名
  • 01-02-2020

Loved it!

A feel good story narrated brilliantly, another super book from Jill Mansell which was easy and enjoyable.

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  • janice
  • 07-10-2020

so romantic 🥰

I enjoyed this book from the first words. there wasn't just one love story but several. the characters were relatable and likable.

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  • kristy hazlehurst
  • 07-10-2020

Loved it!!

Ok so u can see it coming from the moment they land eyes on each other but what a lovely story!! Interesting and funny with great characters , couldn’t help but love the female lead character!! Great book , typical Mansell x

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  • Gable899
  • 09-09-2020

Disappointing

I wanted to enjoy this book but found it dull and really hard to get lost in. Didn’t finish it as it just didn’t do anything for me.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-08-2020

My first audio book

This was my first try listening to an audio book! I really enjoyed it far more than I anticipated. I think I’m hooked! Thank you everyone involved especially the author Jill Mansell

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  • Little Fowler
  • 20-07-2020

Brilliant

loved it! lots of stories that entwine that all conclude by the end of the story x