AMAROO, Australia | Member Since 2012
For some reason I was expecting a standard Chick-Lit book and didn't realise this was such a long and at times quite serious story but regardless, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
There are a lot of characters who have their own individual stories but they do interlink and after a bit, and with the great narration, I was able to remember each character and who was who.
The story is pretty much about rich people who, as members of Lloyds of London, now face the prospect of losing everything they own. I didn't feel overly sorry for them but the story kept me riveted and wanting to know how it all pans out for each person/couple.
I always know it’s a good book when I listen to it not just at the gym but when I go shopping, clean the house, go for a drive etc. I just had to know what happened to everyone.
I do recommend this book.
Enjoyable .. have read the other books so was familiar with the story but it did take me a bit to really get into it and have that .. "I wonder what's going to happen next" feeling. I would still recommend it as a light listen to/read. Just keep in mind its a very light story
Based on an absolute love of dogs and recommendations from others, i downloaded this book and so glad i did. It was wonderful. I didnt want it to end but it could have finished at any point as it was such a satisfying read. It just got better and better ... Yes, a couple of tears but worth it. Its a must and a re-listen to!!!
Would recommend this book as a casual read but it is one of many in the series and the story is wearing a bit thin. But in saying that, i would still read the next installment (if there is one)
As always with Jojo Moyes, this was a great story. No need for a synopsis just to say highly recommended from a reader who found this author purely based on other reviews which were all correct. She has a way of writing which is so engrossing but still an easy enjoyable read.
What a great writer ... how can you write a story about a road trip and mathmatics, and make it exciting and fun .. but this author can.
Such a great listen to. I was glued from the beginning. The loveable Mum and 2 kids from the wrong side battling life. A rich depressed guy in lots of trouble with his IT business.
They end up in a road trip together to fulfil the dream of the daughter, living in the once luxury car, battling a farting dog, food poisoning, motion sickness ... its warts and all
But the bond that develops is just lovely .. its a great book
Basic story, 2 people coming out of their own failed romances, rocky start, they are happy then an expected hic-up strikes.
Easy to get through ... story was very normal, nothing exciting. I kept waiting for something really exciting to happen but it just didnt.
Got through it ... not a keeper
I know this book has received great reviews but i found it quite dull. Ive had a poor run lately in my picking of audio books so was determined to give this one every chance but it was an effort. Im not saying it was bad, i just found it boring .. no "what going to happen next" or "cant wait to resume where i left off". I just listened to the lives of the characters and waited for the end.
I know this book was a finalist in the recent ChitLit awards and yes it was enjoyable but there was that extra something missing. I wasn't hanging out to find out what happens next .. I was quite happy to keep listening and plodding on with the story and just waiting for the end.
Not saying it wasn't enjoyable. You'll get cake recipes and cooking tips and the story itself was OK but just average. Girl loses job, spends her redundancy on opening up a cake store, makes new friends, learns from her old grandpa, meets a guy etc
Nice story .. I actually listened to most of it whilst cooking but at times, had to make myself focus on the story
Jill Mansell books are always a sure bet - this one in particular.
After Lara's mother died, her father took up with another woman and married her. Neither are nice people and eventually, Lara is thrown out of the house at aged 16.
She lives with her Aunt for many years and eventually returns "home" upon the death of her father. She discovers she has inherited her family home and decides to move in and get a job.
Switch to her old boyfriend, Flynn, single & handsome and wants to pick up where they left off years ago.
On top of this, there is Lara's teenage daughter ......
Then there is Harry, Lara's friend who owns an old fashion clothing store with troubles of his own - ie in the form of a popular rap star (sounds odd but really works) who is filming his own reality show.
Then there is Lara's best friend, Evie who is about to get married but everything begins to fall apart.
This is such a good book with beautiful charaters. Its a must to read.
Great read - Sophie is a photographer and has moved to Cornwall to set up her own business. She catches the eye of Josh who co-owns a local hotel with his grandmother Dot. Sophie however has vowed to stay away from relationships ie Josh to which I had to find out why!!
Then there is Sophie’s best friend Tula, Josh’s fun loving friend Riley, Dot and her ex-husband Lawrence, and local author Marguerite. All have their own sub-plots and dramas which are perfectly woven throughout the story.
Its an enjoyable read/listen to
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