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Private Relations

Narrated by: Karen White
Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Welcome to the Chapel House, the old oceanfront mansion where a group of close friends share their hopes and dreams and where love is sometimes an unexpected guest.

Heartfelt and deeply moving, Private Relations won the 1989 RITA Award for Best Single Title Contemporary Novel from the Romance Writers of America.

©2014 Diane Chamberlain (P)2016 Tantor

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  • kumi
  • 04-12-2017

Ummm

I can’t believe this is written by Diane... Superficially...
No surprise.
I like her works but not this.

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  • Kimberly K. Roberts
  • 12-06-2018

What???

This has to be the worst book ever. Stupid is putting it mildly. I gave it 5 hours but I can’t take anymore. Don’t believe the good reviews. This book is a waste of time.

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  • ElleDove
  • 25-06-2020

Not good

I have enjoyed many of Diane Chamberlain’s books, but this one was disjointed with flat characters who were not likable. Skip it.

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  • ElizrdbthSpeaks
  • 08-03-2018

The Cover Made Me Listen

What did you love best about Private Relations?

I loved Karen White's voice so so much, I know the book cover pulled me in immediately. such a great read/listen.

What other book might you compare Private Relations to and why?

I always run or think of Debbie Macomber's books immediately. Not sure why? ( ;

Which scene was your favorite?

what is not to love ... so many to pick from.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Not so PRIVATE, huh?

Any additional comments?

( ;

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  • Jackie
  • 24-06-2016

Good, but agravating

Wonderful story in all and well written. I did however find it aggravating to listen as Kit and Cole's relationship develops throughout the book. It made it difficult to relax and enjoy the story. A bit of up and down is necessary, but this took it to another level of frusteration.

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  • S. Newman
  • 12-03-2020

To long...

I kept expecting it to end and easily could have two hours before it did. The story was good but again so much towards the end unnecessary.

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  • Sam
  • 07-02-2020

Disappointed

I have read most of Diane Chamberlains books this was very hard to get through, the narrator was awful and the story was basically how these friends just slept around. I was hoping it would get better. It really wasn’t what I had expected at all, maybe this was an earlier book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-08-2019

Not bad...except for the narrator

The storyline is pretty good!
The narrators voice and intonation was less than perfect. She sounds out of breath and too intense throughout.
I enjoyed the tale so tolerated it.
Try the sample before you purchase it.

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  • broxie
  • 05-08-2019

Private relations

This had a difficult story line. The narration was in need of help. I usually enjoy this author, but I don't know what happened with this.

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  • Rusty
  • 22-06-2018

Doctor Dumbo

The premise for Private Relations sounded promising but the execution was seriously disappointing. The diverse group of friends who shared a huge shore house were over 30 and educated yet acted like immature, selfish brats. It was like listening to a really bad reality show...

Doctor Cole was in a bizarrely abusive relationships with both his sociopath girlfriend and his manipulative family. Instead of breaking up with the violent bitch (can't remember her name), Cole flirted with newcomer Kit who was also his patient and co-worker. I stopped listening when they had unprotected sex - seriously stupid for 2 adults who work in healthcare.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-02-2018

not good

Don't let this be your first experience of this wonderful author because its very poor

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-12-2019

enjoyable to hear

lovely book enjoyed listening to it every time i was on my own peace