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The Magnificent Mrs. Mayhew

Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
5 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

The queen of feel-good fiction! 

The brand-new novel from the Sunday Times best-selling author of The Perfectly Imperfect Woman - a gorgeous listen full of love, life and laughter. 

Sophie Mayhew looks like she has the perfect life. Wife of rising political star John F Mayhew, a man who is one step away from the top job in the government, her glamour matches his looks, power, breeding and money. But John has made some stupid mistakes along the way, some of which are threatening to emerge. Still, all this can still be swept under the carpet as long as Sophie 'the trophy' plays her part in front of the cameras. 

But the words that come out of Sophie’s mouth one morning on the doorstep of their country house are not the words the spin doctors put in there. Bursting out of the restrictive mould she has been in since birth, Sophie flees to a place that was special to her as a child, a small village on the coast where she intends to be alone. 

But once there, she finds she becomes part of a community that warms her soul and makes her feel as if she is breathing properly for the first time. Sophie knows she won't be left in peace for long. Now she must decide: where does her real future lie?  

©2019 Milly Johnson (P)2019 Simon & Schuster UK

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  • Aimee
  • Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 23-04-2019

The Magnificent Mrs. Mayhew

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I have read all of Milly Johnson's books and the last couple I was a little disappointed with them. This book was one of my favorites and had it finished far too fast!!

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Loved this book

An incredible reminder to live your dream no matter how big or small. And don't get manipulated by anyone who uses you for their own agenda.

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Great Reading

This is the first book by this author I have listened to and I'm hooked

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-03-2019

An absolute truimph! Probably her best book yet.

Loved it. Narrative was fantastic. A real feel good book. Unique story line. Highly recommend.

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  • Mrs J ramsdale
  • 09-03-2019

Absolutely fabulous

As a long time fan of Milly Johnson and having all of her books, I felt the last two were enjoyable but not spectacular as some of her other. This one though is magnificent and shows Milly is on top of her game and I would say her best book to date.
The main story is intertwined with vignettes of characters who you believe in , taking you on a fabulous journey. As well as being her best book to date, I would say this is one of the best books I have read for years

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  • Gilly
  • 10-03-2019

As warming as a hot chocolate on a winter's night

Perfect in every way, amazing, felt like I had met a familiar friend again .

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  • L. Holyday
  • 11-04-2019

Another Milly success! ❤❤

The story was wonderful, another Milly success. The details were enough so the book didn't drag. Characters were believable & real. Colleen does a fab job narrating. Bring on more!!!

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  • Daisymamauk
  • 05-04-2019

The Queen of Fiction has done it again!

I’m never disappointed with Milly Johnson‘s offerings and this latest one is of no exception. The plot was great and un-put-down-able as usual. Coupled together with the voice & talent of Colleen Pendergast meant the last 48hrs has been a delight!

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  • Jus ward
  • 02-04-2019

Loved it!

This book is another hit for Milly Johnson.
I struggled with the graphic descriptions of the affair but that's just me!
Colleen Prendergast was as amazing as ever.

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  • Effie
  • 16-04-2019

Another winner from Milly!

If you require a large dose of feel good medicine you will do well to read The Magnificent Mrs Mayhew followed by all of Milly' s other brilliant titles, if you haven't already done so. A guaranteed warm glow awaits you, and just like her very believable leading ladies maybe you'll feel encouraged to follow your own dreams. Just what the doctor ordered :)

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  • alexandra68cats
  • 15-04-2019

Captivating

Brilliant story about the and excellent news regarding the role of reader very well and done

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  • Nutty
  • 15-04-2019

Fantastic

Couldn’t leave it alone absolutely brilliant! Loved listening to it took 3 days to listen too

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  • Stephen Smith
  • 13-04-2019

Awful narrator

After 3 attempts gave up. Narrators voice was like she was reading a children's book. Annoying as i purchased for wife for a long drive

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-04-2019

Great listen

Really enjoyed this book read a lot by this author but this was the best yet. Very sorry when I finished it.

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