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A Rural Affair | [Catherine Alliott]

A Rural Affair

Newly widowed Poppy Shilling should be feeling distraught at the death of her husband, Phil. But, instead, she can’t help feeling relieved. No longer will she have to endure Phil’s iron fist ruling over her and their two young children, or his unfortunate penchant for Lycra cycling wear. And when a secret is revealed after his death, Poppy’s memories of their life together are turned upside down. Freed from her loveless marriage, Poppy is determined not to make the same mistakes again. As she embraces village life to the full, will Poppy have the courage to follow her heart? It’s time for a new beginning, and a chance to discover what real love feels like…Alison Reid reads this hilarious, heartwarming novel from bestselling author Catherine Alliott.
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Newly widowed Poppy Shilling should be feeling distraught at the death of her husband, Phil. But, instead, she can’t help feeling relieved. No longer will she have to endure Phil’s iron fist ruling over her and their two young children, or his unfortunate penchant for Lycra cycling wear.

And when a secret is revealed after his death, Poppy’s memories of their life together are turned upside down. Freed from her loveless marriage, Poppy is determined not to make the same mistakes again.

As she embraces village life to the full, will Poppy have the courage to follow her heart? It’s time for a new beginning, and a chance to discover what real love feels like….

Alison Reid reads this hilarious, heartwarming novel from bestselling author Catherine Alliott.

©2011 Catherine Alliott (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    Ann New Zealand 01-21-14
    Ann New Zealand 01-21-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Lovely story"
    What did you love best about A Rural Affair?

    the narrator was awesome and the story was a nice light chic lit, easy to listen too


    Would you recommend A Rural Affair to your friends? Why or why not?

    yes I would recommend it to others who enjoy an easy listening story


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Jean
    Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
    11/16/12
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    "a rural affair"

    this was one of the best books I have purchased for a long time. it is begging to be made into a film, made me laugh out loud.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Amanda
    7/18/12
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    "A Rural Affair"

    A good fun book to listen to that flows along easily. Good story. One to go for if you want something easy and gentle.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Stockton on Tees, United Kingdom
    7/8/13
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    "Light read with some funny parts"
    What did you like most about A Rural Affair?

    It was a lovely story about a girl I could identify with. Everything she does goes wrong but she comes right in the end. With some funny moments along the way.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Poppy and her father


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The hunt and the ball


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

    It made me laugh


    Any additional comments?

    A nice holiday read with a few funny moments especially when her husbands dies

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • emma
    colchester, United Kingdom
    4/30/12
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    "overall a good ending"

    ive read many books by catherine alliott but dont feel this was her best at times there was too much detail leaving me wanting to skip along to get to the interesting bit but overall it turned out to be a good listen,narrated well

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Catrina Miles
    8/12/15
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    "Disappointing and confusing genre"

    It's been a while since I felt so much disdain for the main protagonist of any book. Was it supposed to be funny? It certainly didn't make me laugh. Was it supposed to be earnest and heartfelt? I was detached and unmoved. I found myself embarrassed by the underdeveloped characterisation and sudden love story that seemed to emerge out of nothing. The author seems to make light of child neglect and fox hunting. I was mildly entertained but very much looking forward to getting it finished and starting a new book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    8/6/15
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    "One not to be missed if you want an enjoyable tale"

    After reading previous reviews I thought I'd give this book a try hoping it would match up to its expectations.
    I needn't have worried, yes some people would say it was "CHICKLIT"
    but I dont care!
    If a book can give you enjoyment the way this one did & I was able too present it with a Prize for its genre, ,i'd match it along side Jane Austins Classic "Pride & Prejudice" in the way this is given 'Top Marks' in its genre!
    Lets put it this way, the storyline was good in that it kept me interested in not just "Poppys" life but all the characters who were intertwined along with her! Yes there were different sides to this story covering friendships, low self esteem, rage, irony & finally humour!
    Alison Reids delivery was excellent to the extent that I woke my betterhalf up in bed giving him the impression I was seemingly chuckling into thin air, as I had my headphones on, & he had to give me a nudge to get me too stop!

    Catherine Alliott will definitely be on my list of authors to look out & hopefully yours too when you give this story a try....

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Angela
    Waterford, Ireland
    8/1/13
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    "A bit drawn out"

    Some good characters especially the her father. There were some and very funny dialogs and laugh out loud moments. For most of the book Poppy was wrapped up in her own thoughts. Great narration just not my cup of tea.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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