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Brought to you by Penguin. 

The thought-provoking, evocative and life-enhancing new novel from the Sunday Times best-selling author of Where the Light Gets in and A Hundred Pieces of Me and All I Ever Wanted

©2019 Lucy Dillon (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"No one tugs at the heartstrings quite like Lucy Dillon." (Red Magazine)

What listeners say about Unexpected Lessons in Love

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Lovely twist

really enjoyed the story, something a little different with characters that had hard decisions to make.

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Not only was the story beautiful and engaging but the narrator was AMAZING!! I definitely want to hear more books read by her

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Brilliant story!

What a spectacular story, so beautifully written with a poetic almost musical narration that did the writing justice. I love how characters from other Lucy Dillon books have been woven into this one. I do hope there’s another book taking over where this one left!

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Sweet story with backbone

This is a well read romance but with earthy, gritty real aspects that lift it above a standard chick- lit story
The characters are very well written and the talented reader really brings the book to life
Very pleasant and satisfying audiobook

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Charlie Coletta is fantastic.

This story is average, but Charlie Coletta does a fantastic job of the characters. Her accents were really good. I would buy an audio book just to hear her perform.

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Engaging but flawed

I've read two of Lucy Dillon's novels previously and enjoyed them; there are always dogs with fabulous personalities and this novel is no exception. This novel had mixed reviews but I thought it was worth a try. I'm not sorry I listened but overall, it seemed to draw me in but not quite deliver. I was immediately intrigued by the plot; not a standard romance trope. And yet... Jeannie's humanity was real, her desire to "do the right thing" a believable premise but after a promising start, the story felt as if it were plodding verbosely to a conclusion that could have been seen coming in Chapter 5. A few of the supporting characters drew me in, I liked that the author was approaching marriage from a slightly more complex perspective, the puppy farm rescue was endearing. I kept listening to see how the conclusion would be written and characterised despite knowing where it was going, but felt the last hour & a half drew too much together in a simplistic, almost trite way, like the stories we wrote as children that went on and on and then suddenly, in one page, wrapped up. I would concur with other comments regarding the narrator's inconsistency with accents.

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