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Publisher's Summary

The sparkling new novel from the best-selling Irish author Roisin Meaney. 

When Chef Emily is left at the altar in front of her family and friends, she swears off love and instead throws herself into her new business: a restaurant with a difference. There's only one communal table, designed with the single diner in mind.  

Now it's two years later, and with her business thriving with regular customers, romance is still the last thing on Emily's mind - until she receives a letter from her ex who is returning home from Canada with a burning question for her.... 

Will Emily give up her business for the life she used to want, or will she realise that happiness might be on the menu a little closer to home? 

©2020 Roisin Meaney (P)2020 Hachette Books Ireland

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Just couldn't finish it

I pushed through the first three and a half chapters (just under 2 hours total listening time) and had to pull the plug.
Just such a boring story. The author has a penchant for padding up the word count with lists, and the narrator has such a dull tone, I found myself on the one hand growing impatient waiting for the actual story to kick in, and on the other hand trying to stay awake through the monotone timbre of the narration.
My first book by this author and this narrator... I will actively avoid them in future.

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Great read or listen

I had not read any of her novels if this is the standard I can’t wait to listen to others. I really enjoyed it

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Beautifully read by your he narrator

Great story! And beautifully read , i was kind of sad that the book ended. Recommend.

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interesting story

I enjoyed this book. lots of happenings throughout. performance of the narrator excellent I really enjoyed her performance

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  • barbara b.
  • 17-11-2020

love Irish stories... great, original characters..

loved the healing from addictoion . Irish stories warm my heart ❤️. characters held my interest. narrator is a great story teller.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-07-2020

wonderful

I really loved listening to this audible book. Great story and characters. Excellent Narrator. I highly recommend.

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  • Frankie
  • 04-08-2020

Absolutely lovely

Wonderful -Maeve Binchy all over again, perhaps with a little edge, but with the same cast of delightfully warm and real characters, all with their own faults and problems, and all with intriguing life situations. The war story in particular had me in tears, all the more so because it reflects the reality of what really happened to so many people. This is a lovely book - the ending is perhaps a bit too cosy, but don’t we all need a bit of belief in friendship and people being good to one another? I enjoyed every minute of it, especially as the narration was absolutely perfect too. I would give it more stars if I could.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-02-2021

Excellent!

This is a lovely story and very much in the style of my favourite author Maeve Binchy.
Great characters, brilliant storyline, and wonderful narration, thoroughly recommend.

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  • Gable899
  • 20-02-2021

Such a delight

Didn’t know what to expect as this is the first book I have tried of Roisin Meaney. It was just what I needed and I loved it. After having not really got on with my last few ‘reads’ all that well, I am delighted to have found an author that I really like. Hopefully this will be the first of many enjoyable listens by Roisin. Narration was excellent too by Shelley Atkinson - empathic to the characters and soothing to listen to. A winner all round.

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  • M. Cusack
  • 19-12-2020

Another engrossing read from Roisin Mealney

Loved this story, told from multiple viewpoints by characters whose lives are weaved together by the restaurant of the title. This is a kind and engrossing book: you feel as though you're sitting at the table with them, then travelling home to get an insight into their lives.
Roisin Meaney tells this story so well in this manner, really enjoy it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-06-2020

Beautiful read 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

@roisinmeaney thank you for your most recent work 📖📚 #TheRestaurant . It was a delightful read & escape from the current world that surrounds us at present . I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know each character & such a perfect last chapter 😃. Well done 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟@HachetteIre.
Would highly recommend.

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