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A Cottage by the Sea Audiobook

A Cottage by the Sea

Grace has been best friends with Ella and Flick forever. The late-night chats, shared heartaches, and good times have created a bond that has stood the test of time. When Ella invites them to stay for a week in her cottage in South Wales, Grace jumps at the chance to see her old friends. She also hopes that the change of scenery will help her reconnect with her distant husband. Then Flick arrives; loveable, bubbly, incorrigible Flick, accompanied by the handsome and charming Noah. This is going to be one week which will change all their lives forever...
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Publisher's Summary

Grace has been best friends with Ella and Flick forever. The late-night chats, shared heartaches, and good times have created a bond that has stood the test of time. When Ella invites them to stay for a week in her cottage in South Wales, Grace jumps at the chance to see her old friends.

She also hopes that the change of scenery will help her reconnect with her distant husband. Then Flick arrives; loveable, bubbly, incorrigible Flick, accompanied by the handsome and charming Noah. This is going to be one week which will change all their lives forever... Join Grace, Ella, and Flick for a week of love, laughter, tears and friendship in A Cottage by the Sea.

©2013 Carole Matthews (P)2013 Isis Publishing Ltd

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    Jan Melbourne, Australia 05-05-13
    Jan Melbourne, Australia 05-05-13 Member Since 2015

    Member since 2010 I suspended my account for a couple of months and audible incorrectly states I joined June 2015 crazy with 343 titles

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    "Great Holiday Read"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes it was a great holiday read. Light hearted and enjoyable.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Cottage by the Sea?

    When Flick proposed.


    Have you listened to any of Claire Corbett’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    She is excellent.


    If you could rename A Cottage by the Sea, what would you call it?

    It was perfectly named


    Any additional comments?

    I loved it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Leisha los angeles 06-06-13
    Leisha los angeles 06-06-13 Member Since 2015

    Its an weird thing but my favourite genre to read is murder/mystery books but when it comes to audio books, I love ChicLit! Odd I know!

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    "GREAT READ/LISTEN"

    I really liked this story. I hadnt read a Carole Matthew's book before but gave it a go from the reveiws and they were correct. It was so enjoyable.

    3 couples spend a short break in a Cottage by the Sea. Sounds typical but the charaters where written so well and so interesting. I found myself looking forward to the next day when i could resume the story-line.

    Sometimes there are just too many names, people, events going on but this story was so easy to listen to and understand. I'll be trying another one of Carole Matthew's books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Suzanne
    BURNLEY, United Kingdom
    7/8/13
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    "Great story"

    I really enjoyed this book. I always like books about the coast and seaside. This was well written and I thoroughly enjoyed all the characters. I was also very well read. I have read others from this author and was not disappointed in this one.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Saffy
    UK
    9/6/13
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    "Fantastic chick lit"

    After 4 years of listening to mostly crime fiction I have entered a chick lit phase and I am loving it! I downloaded this as, after some great breaks by the sea this summer I was longing to be by the coast! This novel really did transport me to the Pembrokeshire coast and I became completely drawn into the lives of Grace and her friends. Yes there are lots of chick lit cliches but if you ignore these it's an enjoyable, escapist story. As ever Clare Corbett narrates beautifully but I wasn't convinced by the male characters accents!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • magic lady
    Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
    5/21/13
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    "fab read"

    When looking for a new book from this author I found this book, from the start I could not put it down until I finished it, lovely easy to read story until the end. I would recommend it to anyone, absolutely fab, note to author please don't stop writing, your books are wonderful value for money that keep you wanting more.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Amanda
    St Pierre de Cole, France
    6/28/13
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    "A lovely holiday read"
    If you could sum up A Cottage by the Sea in three words, what would they be?

    Light-hearted, feel-good, amusing


    Would you recommend A Cottage by the Sea to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes I would recommend this book as something to take on holiday and enjoy by the sea!


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    If you ever fancy living by the sea, this evocative book will have you reaching for the estate agents number.


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Ann
    Newcastle, England
    8/1/15
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    "Not just bland chic lit, more intelligent!"
    What did you like most about A Cottage by the Sea?

    It was an easy listen, but was intelligently written, with well drawn characters.


    What about Claire Corbett’s performance did you like?

    Great narration, where you lose yourself in the story and don't really register the narration because its spot on.


    Any additional comments?

    Towards the end, it seemed it was going to fall into bland cliche, but then it went iff in another direction. Good stuff!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Emily
    East cowes, United Kingdom
    1/15/15
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    "Brilliant"

    Story a bit predictable. Lovely descriptions of Wales. Loved everything about the book. Only thing I found a little annoying where the long gaps before the next chapter started. Otherwise it's well worth a listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    2/5/16
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    "You have to give it a go."

    I really enjoy this book. It turned better then I thought. Read brilliantly with the different voice's for each character. I don't normally go for this kind of book! Would like to say something about the ending. But if you don't mind? I won't :) x

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Becky
    11/9/15
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    "Love love love this!!"
    Would you listen to A Cottage by the Sea again? Why?

    Yes I would, it had a brilliant plot and great characters


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the sense of friendship but I liked that it highlights how people change & aren't always the same person they were in the past.


    What about Claire Corbett’s performance did you like?

    She read with enthusiasm and read like she herself was enjoying the book.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I felt for the characters at a lot of points in the book, one revelation will have you feeling furious but terribly sad!


    Any additional comments?

    Carole Matthews for me can do no wrong, this is another gem :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs
    LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom
    8/5/15
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    "A pleasant read"
    Any additional comments?

    It was just a nice relaxing book to listen to. Lots of different characters in it. Gemma was quite a funny character. The outcome wasn't really what I was expecting, so it wasn't as predictable as I thought it was going to be! Worth a listen but not a mind blowing book!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Liz
    Dover, United Kingdom
    3/8/15
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    "Disappointing"
    Would you try another book written by Carole Matthews or narrated by Claire Corbett?

    I bought this book because I LOVE 'A place to call home' by Carole Matthews, I've listened to it many times and enjoy it every single time. I didn't like this one at all, so not sure if I would buy another by the author.


    What could Carole Matthews have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Of the six characters, there was really only one (maybe two at a stretch) that I could like, the rest seemed totally self centred and thoughtless so from about an hour in I found it difficult to care about what happened to them. I found the 'big secret' unsurprising and predictable.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Claire Corbett’s performances?

    Probably


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Real disappointment because I so enjoyed another book by this author.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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