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Open House

Narrated by: Julia Franklin
Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
Categories: Romance
4.4 out of 5 stars (30 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Open House is a deliciously engaging romantic novel from Jill Mansell, author of over 20 Sunday Times best sellers including The One You Really Want and Miranda's Big Mistake. For fans of Sophie Kinsella and Marian Keyes.

Nell O'Driscoll has known Marcus Kilburton for years - according to her diary, she even had a crush on him as a teenager. When he decides to open Kilburton Castle to the public, Nell takes a job as his assistant - and soon sparks are flying between them. But is Nell free to pursue Marcus when a figure from her past refuses to let go?

Meanwhile, Nell's best friend, Hetty Brewster, has other problems. Her husband has abandoned her for a bitchy but successful writer. Now the press is full of stories about the frumpy, boring wife losing out to a younger, slimmer model. But Hetty's about to get her chance for sweet revenge - if she can stop being a nice person long enough to take it!

©2003 Jill Mansell (P)2006 Isis Publishing Ltd

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Out of date but good story

Clearly written in a time when ideals were different it's a bit of a time capsule in fat shaming and the way women and men treat each other, but it was written awhile ago now. Story still gets you in.

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Loved it

This was a beautiful story. I think it'd make a great movie. Just the right amount of romance, drama and sadness.

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  • Liz C
  • 26-01-2018

Slow start

Took a while to get into this one and initially didn’t like the voice of narrator but it slowly grew on me and I didn’t want to switch off

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  • Linda Emhar
  • 21-03-2017

Enjoyable but ....

I did enjoy this story. Although very predictable as is most of Jill Mansell's stories, I found the narrator annoying. Her over pronunciation of certain words and names was grating at times.

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  • Animal lover
  • 15-01-2017

A jolly good read!

very good read by Jill Mansell, well narrated
by Julia Franklin who manages to bring the characters to life.

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  • susn
  • 09-06-2016

another hit.

as usual a good easy read from Jill Mansell . predictable but enough going on to keep you wanting to read more.

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  • Bola
  • 17-09-2020

Performance ruined it.

I think I will have enjoyed this book immensely - I just kept slipping to get past the performance. Still liked Petronella immensely.

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  • Kaila 💓
  • 29-03-2020

Fabulous

A fabulously enchanting tale of villagers who run away from their troubles only to find it no good. Romantic and amusing.