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Lemonade and Lies

Narrated by: Jilly Bond
Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
4.3 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When the entire village is invited to a garden party for a mysterious announcement, nobody expects it to end with a man being thrown to his death.

In a race against the clock, Julia must juggle her blossoming romance with DI Brown whilst interpreting her lodger's strange behaviour to uncover the truth behind the untimely death. With members of her family in the frame, will Julia like what she discovers?

©2017 Agatha Frost (P)2017 W. F. Howes Ltd

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  • Debbie
  • 30-04-2019

Posh Party for the Pompous in Peridale

The second in the Peridale Café series is just as much fun as the first one. Julia South, owner of the café, has been invited to her father’s posh Garden Party, and is SO dreading it. Her father and his young rich wife, Katie Wellington, have some BIG announcement to make. Fearing that they may be having a baby (at his age!), Julia and her young friend, Jessie, (not long off the streets) go to the party together. When Katie’s brother coming crashing out of a second story window to his death, following a fight with his sister, the celebration comes to a halt. Julia and her neighbor, Detective Barker Brown both start to investigate the matter . . . finding that there’s more than what appears on the surface. This series is clean, interesting and I did not figure out who the murder was. I am liking the characters more and more. Jessie, the young girl from the streets, and newest café employee is one of my favorites. Spunky, compassionate and curious Julia is also the cat’s meow 😊.

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  • Bergie
  • 01-12-2018

Character Narration Doesn't Work

You can't have an older person narrate the voices of younger people. It doesn't work. I couldn't make it through the first chapter.

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  • John
  • 16-06-2018

SPOILER ALERT..!! Read Them In Order

Why in the world the author chose to completely disclose the entire synopsis and solution to her previous book throughout this one is beyond me.. Not everyone reads the first book in the series before finding one that just catches their eye.. then,.. if Good they’ll usually back up and start from the beginning and go in order.. It was incredibly disappointing that she didn’t stop to think she might be shooting herself in the foot for future sales.. Bummer....sigh...

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  • Rory
  • 25-01-2018

Light

This was ok. Lighter than I expected but good pace and interesting storyline and characters. Not sure I was really interested in the rescued girl story. It was a bit dull.

There were several candidates for the murder. The tone did change near the end as if written by someone else. But it was a good listen.

The only thing was the narrator's voice for narration and heroine - like a 6 year old - too childish.

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  • Christal
  • 22-01-2018

Modern-day Miss Marple

This is an easygoing tale incorporating village life, family complications and a whodunnit; a bit of a modern-day Miss Marple but somehow not so believable. I found it a hard to buy into Julia’s character, especially her being far more astute than the detective. Had it been a longer book I’d probably have given up on it but since I did actually finish I gave the story 3* rather than 2* Jilly Bond’s narration was excellent, as always.

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  • Sandra127
  • 17-07-2018

Dreadful

Without explanation, the audio disappeared. I only have chapter 1 on audio and the 'help' function for audio is useless. Disgusting, a waste of money. Don't buy.

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  • Dr. R. Taylor
  • 24-01-2018

A cosy crime book that dissapoints

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The dislocated plot needs work

Has Lemonade and Lies put you off other books in this genre?

Yes

Would you be willing to try another one of Jilly Bond’s performances?

Jill Bond has been good in the past - so I might, but a couple of the characters voices were so silly/distractin that I would think twice about it

Could you see Lemonade and Lies being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

No

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It could have been interesting, but reading and dislocated plot makes it difficult to recommend

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  • Gill
  • 24-01-2018

Easy listening

Very enjoyable, a pleasure listen to and a good plot, waiting for the next book please.