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My One True North

Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4.6 out of 5 stars (35 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The brand-new novel from the Sunday Times best-selling author of The Magnificent Mrs Mayhew - a gorgeous listen full of warmth and heartfelt emotion.

Laurie and Pete should never have met. But fate has pushed them together for a reason. 

Six months ago, on the same night, Laurie and Pete both lost their partners. Struggling to manage the grief, they join the same counselling group - and meet each other.

From their sadness, Pete and Laurie find happiness growing, and they sense a fresh new beginning.

Except, the more they talk, the more Laurie begins to spot the strange parallels in their stories. Then Pete discovers a truth that changes everything.

But, as surely as a compass points north, some people cannot be kept apart. 

My One True North is a story of friendship and what love means, of secrets uncovered, tea-shops on corners and the northern lights.

©2020 Milly Johnson (P)2020 Simon & Schuster, UK

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"Every time you discover a new Milly book, it’s like finding a pot of gold." (Heat)

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lovely

I really enjoyed the characters in this book along with the narration. Would definitely recommend.

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Loved it!

I can’t wait for Milly Johnson’s next book, this was wonderful. Colleen Prendergast is my favourite narrator, great job!

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Nice story to pass the time

Whilst I did have trouble getting into this book to begin with, once I was familiar with characters and back stories, I was able to really enjoy it. Likable characters with Interesting plots and sub-plots. I wasn't overly keen on Colleen Prendergast's style of narration - a bit too stilted and overly enunciated in some parts - but it wasn't the worst.

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Romantic storytelling at its finest.

Story and Narration Perfect. Romantic, humorous and covered grief, sterility and magic. Isn't that just the definition of my life. Thank you Milly and Colleen.

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  • Steve
  • 07-09-2020

My one true north

Loved this Great escapism during COVID era Recommend this audio A few twists to keep you interested not the usual romance

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  • Truth
  • 27-07-2020

Super cute - great listen.

Light hearted and engaging. Really enjoyed it. Narrator was lovely. No more words to add.

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  • Dumetella
  • 07-03-2020

soothing like hot chocolate

I'm not sure what it is with Milly Johnson... the story is rather predictable and very sweet, but it never becomes too sweet, and whatever she writes, it is always delectable and just that something you need after a stressful day.

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  • Frances
  • 16-03-2020

Wonderful

I have enjoyed all of Milly’s books that I have so far read, but this one is particularly scrumptious. I often use this type of book as rewards to myself after listening to other far more serious books. As here I always know what I ‘m getting and that I am going to be left with all sorts of wonderful feelings afterwards. Brilliant narration as usual

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  • Mrs J ramsdale
  • 08-03-2020

Like a warm hug

Milly Johnson is on top of her game with her latest book. It has been so worth the wait. As well as her fabulous story she has reconnected us with past favourite characters , which if you haven’t read any of her previous books, stand alone in their characterisation. I am just disappointed that I will have a long wait until her next book

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  • Bola
  • 25-07-2020

Too sad for too long. Almost sadistic.

Not what I was expecting at all. Very little humour or joy. I don’t understand a story dragging out misery like this. This book just waits till the last 1 min of the book for happiness apart for a glimpse of a feel good in the middle. It paints lying cheating marriage and engagement wreckers as angels looking down on their victim spouses. There’s no let up - best friends keeping devastating secrets, cruel and selfish in-laws discussed in endearing tones. I kept listening hoping for some joy somewhere, but instead the writer just introduces more inconsequential characters building up to a predictable end that sign posted but kept dangling like a sadistic jailer holding a cup of water from a thirsty inmate just out of reach. It also had other miseries, couples hoping for kids who were sterile - a widower entangled with a really horrible partner. The final resolution comes in a too little too late package - not worth waiting 62 chapters for. . I am heart broken all over again cos I am a widow and there were secrets. Sadistic book. So disappointed cos I have so many books by this author that I like. Miserable.

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  • Jan
  • 06-10-2020

Escapism!!

I’ve heard many of Milly Johnson’s books but particularly liked this one as it had strong connections to my favourite one of hers “Teashop on the Corner”! Of course you can guess what is going to happen but it’s lovely to “escape” in the afternoon..relax and thoroughly enjoy yourself..many thanks both to Milly Johnson and Colleen Prendergast.

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  • The peachy one
  • 06-10-2020

Superb!!!

As always, Milly brings the perfect book, with Colleen making it come alive with her narration. The combination, in the words of Tina Turner, are simply the best xx

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  • TLD3
  • 12-09-2020

Not disappointed

A truly lovely story with its twists and turns I didn’t want it to end. Usually only listen to my audible books in the car but this time had it on at every spare moment so I could find out how it all ended. Thank you Milly Johnson!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-08-2020

Heartwarming and well written

Really enjoyed listening to this book – Millie Johnson at her best! Gentle, Easy listening and warming storyline

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  • bookaholic
  • 21-08-2020

Not her usual standard

I was really looking forward to this book and sadly it was a disappointment. I love Milly Johnson books normally but this one just didn’t do it for me. The story was too transparent and predictable, not enough depth to the main characters and the narrator’s grating voice made me tense with irritation. The highlight was the brief insertion of characters from previous books that brought back happier reading memories

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  • Anjnee
  • 11-08-2020

Lighthearted

in the struggle that is grief there is belief that life can go on and love prevails - thats what this book beautifully portrayed