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Three women celebrate their birthdays.... 30. 40. 50. But this milestone birthday marks the start of a year that will change everything....

Ginger isn't spending her 30th the way she would have planned. Tonight might be the first night of the rest of her life - or a total disaster.

Sam is finally pregnant after years of trying. When her waters break on the morning of her 40th birthday, she panics: forget labour, how is she going to be a mother? Callie is celebrating her 50th at a big party in her Dublin home. Then a knock at the door midparty changes everything....

©2018 Cathy Kelly (P)2018 Orion Publishing Group

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sorry did not like this book, the story was all too perfect and convenient....it was dull!

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Sorry, I hated it.

I really tried to like this book and the narrator, but it was a slow story read slowly. The dialogue was redundant and much of the writing repetitive. I gave up.

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I can't get enough of these novels.

Another awesome novel from Cathy Kelly, love this author. The narrator does a great job in telling the story.

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Nothing special

The book was well performed but the story was fairly mundane and a bit silly. It was okay for light entertainment but I would not highly recommend it.

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Good storyline

The narrator sounds like Tarryn Brumfitt which kinda ruined it a little for me. As I found it really distracting having recently listened to the book Embrace. The parts about the neighbours Ian and Julie had me cracking up laughing. Overall I liked the story and the narration was good.

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Narration and overall view

Good narrators. Makes you think of your own life and the people in your life.

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Loved it!

Could hardly put it down 😊 great story! Loved the narrator - gorgeous accent! So easy to listen to.

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Listen to hundreds of audiobooks in the past and this is my first review!!!

I laughed and I cried as the characters unfolded and shared their lives. Beautifully read. Wonderfully written 💕

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Lovely

Loved the separate then combined lives in this book. It kept my attention but had to concentrate as to who the characters were during the chapters.

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Loved it!!!

Great story of pain and growth. Of overcoming the obstacles life throws at you with a new vigor and strength. I loved how it all tied together beautifully at the end.

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  • K s hughes
  • 28-06-2018

Fantastic love the narration and story

Lovely easy read especially laying in the sun on holiday the Irish accent was so soothing and story so entertaining and touching. Love Cathy Kelly

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  • Emma
  • 07-04-2018

Dull!

Was really disappointed with this book. Slow pace, unrealistic and cliched characters, minimal plot line. Such a shame!

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  • Paula Weir
  • 17-07-2019

Too simple a narrative for my taste I guess

I found the story very light and in parts patronising. It's limited and often stereotypical in the arc and resolution. A very simple narrative. I actually found it hard to finish because I was bored and it was a laborious task to get to the end. I think it would be suitable as a plane book or by the pool so if that's what you're looking for this is the one for you. just not my taste.

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  • mt
  • 16-08-2018

Entertaining

Narrated very well. Loved the story. Entertaining and Engaging. A nice listen for chill out time.

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  • The peachy one
  • 14-08-2018

Wonderful!

A fantastic story of 3 strong women who don't realise how strong they really are. I absolutely loved it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-09-2020

A slow burner for me

I had to go back to this audio book 2/3 times ... I don’t think it really needed all 3 characters and For me it felt like it took a long time to come together . I probably would have preferred it to have just stuck to either ginger or Cali’s story and expanded upon them as they were strong characters . I did finish it in the end and it did get better as it went on, this is just my personal opinion and I do not want to put anyone off trying this book as some of the reviewers are raving about it. I did however particularly enjoy the narration.

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  • mgfblackpool
  • 08-06-2020

Unputdownable

If you start to listen to this book make sure you have plenty of time because you will have to finish it ASAP. I loved this book and all its characters. I loved the lessons learned and the love and friendship that emerged. It was definitely my sort of book hope you will like it too.

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  • Rosslyn bevan
  • 01-09-2019

A really good listen

It took a while to know who was who but an uplifting story and a lovely read

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  • Paula Knapman
  • 17-07-2019

Brilliant!

Cathy Kelly at her finest, a great story and you very soon become involved in the story. Great characters with a good storyline, totally absorbing. Didn’t want it to end

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  • tracey watters
  • 02-02-2019

great read ..well narrated...

like all Cathy Kelly a great read ..well written and we'll narrated..really enjoyed it..sorry to finish

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