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A Spring Affair | [Milly Johnson]

A Spring Affair

Lou Winter is a lonely woman who no longer realises she's being taken advantage of - whether by her mother or unfaithful husband Phil. Then one day she spots a magazine article on clearing clutter. What begins as an earnest spring-clean soon spirals out of control. The more Lou lets go of, the more light can get to those painful places at the centre of her heart.
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Publisher's Summary

Lou Winter is a lonely woman who no longer realises she's being taken advantage of - whether by her mother or unfaithful husband Phil. Then one day she spots a magazine article on clearing clutter.

What begins as an earnest spring-clean soon spirals out of control. The more Lou lets go of, the more light can get to those painful places at the centre of her heart. When she meets hunky local man Tom Broom, she sees her philandering husband in a very different light. But, even with Tom's help, can Lou Winter manage to put the spring back into her step? And who knows where her newfound zest for the stripped-back life will take her next?

©2009 Milly Johnson; (P)2009 Isis Publishing Ltd

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    Jan Melbourne, Australia 10-07-12
    Jan Melbourne, Australia 10-07-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Really enjoyable."
    Would you listen to A Spring Affair again? Why?

    Yes I almost did not buy this book because the description did not sound appealing, however I was desperate when on holidays and used a credit purely because it was a Milly Johnson book. I was pleasantly surprised it was great.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lou because she went for what she wanted and got it.


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

    Yes she is always great.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No it was a light happy read very enjoyable but not moving.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    barbara Brookside, Australia 01-20-12
    barbara Brookside, Australia 01-20-12 Member Since 2007
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    "loved this book"

    This was a great story, well written and read. Characters were very believable and had depth and personality. Nice long story, I was sorry to get to the end. Concept was also believable and interesting. My dogs got extra walks just so I could take my iphone and listen to the next few chapters!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Colleen Sterling, United States Minor Outlying Islands 04-07-12
    Colleen Sterling, United States Minor Outlying Islands 04-07-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Cleaning house and husband"

    Do you ever get the inclination to clean, which, when done, makes you aware of other things that also need the boot? The more the heroine cleaned, the more she saw things that were wrong in her home and life, including an insufferable husband. Go Lou!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Myrtha Asunción, Paraguay 09-02-12
    Myrtha Asunción, Paraguay 09-02-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Definitively a great chick lit author!"


    Got this one after "the birds and the bees" and was glad.

    It has a more serious tone and the story is quite real, I would dare to say it makes you think a bit on some things but keeps its lightness via the romance, which of course is faery tale stuff....but that is after all the reason why one listens to this kind of things.

    One more thing, the book is nicely written meaning doesn't repeat same phrases or words again and again or uses cliches until you are gaging.

    Narrator is good.

    All in all WORTH IT !!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tracy Irving, TX, United States 07-13-12
    Tracy Irving, TX, United States 07-13-12 Member Since 2011
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    "GREAT SUMMER READ"
    If you could sum up A Spring Affair in three words, what would they be?

    This was a great listen from beginning to end and well worth the purchase. I enjoyed the narration and was able to picture each person in my mind. I highly recommend this book.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Donna santa fe, NM, United States 06-22-12
    Donna santa fe, NM, United States 06-22-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Inspired change for me!"
    Where does A Spring Affair rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best. Have listened twice. Light fluffy feel great story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Totally engrossed me and inspired me to have a clean out myself.


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

    Yes. She is very consistent and lovely. Easy to understand even though the phrases are new to me (being from the States).


    If you could rename A Spring Affair, what would you call it?

    Not sure. I like the name.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Teanne Fall River, Nova Scotia, Canada 06-13-12
    Teanne Fall River, Nova Scotia, Canada 06-13-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Extremely enjoyable to listen to!!!"

    Milly Johnson is now one of my favourite authors, listened to all 5 of her audible books, excellent stuff!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Christina Harlingen, TX, United States 02-09-12
    Christina Harlingen, TX, United States 02-09-12 Member Since 2004

    I study native plants, do revegetation projects, edit a newsletter, keep databases for clubs I belong to, and photograph (mostly plants).

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    "an affirming read for women"
    Where does A Spring Affair rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    highly enjoyable; I'll listen to it at least twice.
    Those which are more difficult to understand or which have more complex storylines I listen to more than twice.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The solid Joe Broom was excellent and full of a few surprises.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Sue finally found a convincing reason to leave house and home.


    If you could rename A Spring Affair, what would you call it?

    Romance of the Skip (sp?)


    Any additional comments?

    I'll keep my eyes peeled for other titles by this author. The narrator was brilliant!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Géna Noordbrug, South Africa 06-30-14
    Géna Noordbrug, South Africa 06-30-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Light, easy and cheerfull storyline"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Spring Affair to be better than the print version?

    Couldn't stop listening. Very easy and enjoyable audiobook


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lou. Because she took charge of her life and changed it for the better


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Catherine Cradoc, Australia 01-22-14
    Catherine Cradoc, Australia 01-22-14 Member Since 2011
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    "A really great story to listen to."
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Spring Affair to be better than the print version?

    I don't know have not read the story


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Spring Affair?

    Some lines really made you chuckle..........well read just an enjoyable story away from the day to day life. A bit predictable at the end but a good soapie.


    What about Colleen Prendergast’s performance did you like?

    She is a lovely reader and you easily get into the story. A good reading voice.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Dreams can come true.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Jill Besterman
    Jersey, Channel Islands United Kingdom
    10/21/10
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    "Delightfully down-to-earth heroine wins through"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It tells the story of Lou who copes with a domineering and not very faithful husband as well as family and so-called friends who do not value her true worth. One day she reads an article in a magazine claiming that clearing out one's unnecessary belongings is a good thing. She starts with her kitchen drawers but that was only the beginning and soon she realises that it is not just possessions that can clutter one's life. Beautifully read, it makes one laugh but also makes one think.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Karen
    Sheffield, United Kingdom
    10/23/09
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    "A spring affair"

    An excellent book with its characters based upon everyday people that we all know facing situations that are true to life. A book a very enjoyed and would highly recommend.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mytholmroyd, United Kingdom
    10/2/13
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    "A lovely warm feel good story"
    What did you like most about A Spring Affair?

    This was the first book by Milly Johnson that I read and it remains one of my favourites. As always she creates characters that you really care about and who are totally believable and, of course, it has the necessary happy ending.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I think Lou is a great character. At the beginning she feels herself approaching middle age and the disappointments in her life have resulted in her losing her real self - something that I think many women can identify with. I just wish I was able to follow her lead and de-clutter my life as much as she manages to do.


    Have you listened to any of Colleen Prendergast’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    This was my first experience of Colleen Prendergast's narration but I thought she was wonderful. Lou sounded exactly as I thought she should, she managed to give all the characters a clear identity which matched very much with how I had imagined them and her interpretation of the story was just right.


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

    Declutter your life to find true happiness!


    Any additional comments?

    A great read AND a great audio book - enjoy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sherril
    Adeje, Spain
    5/11/13
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    "Another good book from Milly Johnson"

    Milly Johnson keeps writing entertaining and well written books. Perhaps not her best, but definately worth listening to. A very enjoyable book and well read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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