Pru Plum is the owner of a famous Mayfair bakery. She wears Chanel and her hair is expensively cut. Few would believe that she turned sixty-six last year. But Pru is not the confident, successful businesswoman she appears. She has done shameful things to get to where she is today. And she will do anything to protect the secrets of her past - especially now she has finally fallen in love...
©2013 Amanda Prowse (P)2014 W F Howes Ltd
"[C]aptivating, heartbreaking and superbly written" (Closer on What Have I Done?)
"A modern day love story" (Daily Mail)
A Little Love by Amanda Prowse has been a delight to listen to and I think I just may have found a new author to enjoy!
It is extremely well narrated by Julia Franklin, her voices vary, and she had the right accents, phrasing and speed to make it absorbing to listen to. She really brings the story alive.
Prue and Millie - cousins - are two tough birds originally from the East End, they have been through the mill of life and have on the whole a very loyal relationship with each other.
Prue is a kind and compassionate woman, she is also a little wily and can lead Millie where she needs to go. Prue is also vulnerable and open to the new, even if it invites hurt.
There are interesting side characters, one or two not so likeable ones, but they are balanced by some that are wonderful.
The plot moves a long at a good pace and there are twists and turns that make the reader wonder what is going to happen next.
Their bakery sounds really, really.... delicious! Wish there was a Plum Patisserie near me!
Readers who enjoyed The Seafront Tearooms by Vanessa Greene would I think be very happy with this book too. I am off to seek more by Amanda Prowse. Christmas For One I see takes up the story of Meg, a character in this book, so that might be next. However it doesn't have the same narratory so will give it a little time in between.
If ur into baking this is for u.... Great descriptions that add to the story line. Not too many characters to keep track of and a couple of twists along to way to keep it interesting. Good narration and written at a good pace, ur not waiting too long to hear what's happening next. Well worth a relaxing listen
"Stick with it"
Takes a little while to get into story, but ends up being a rather good read.
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