From the best-selling author of A Hundred Pieces of Me and One Small Act of Kindness comes a heartwarming, bittersweet and uplifting story of missed chances and unexpected opportunities.
Caitlin's life is a mess. Her marriage to a man everyone else thinks is perfect has collapsed, along with her self-esteem, and breaking free seems the only option.
Nancy, her four-year-old daughter, used to talk all the time; in the car, at nursery, to her brother Joel. Then her parents split up. Her daddy moves out. And Nancy stops speaking.
Nancy's Auntie Eva, recently widowed and feeling alone, apart from the companionship of two bewildered pugs, is facing a future without her husband or the dreams she gave up for him.
But when Eva agrees to host her niece and nephew once a fortnight, Caitlin and Eva are made to face the different truths about their marriages - and about what they both really want....
©2016 Lucy Dillon (P)2016 Hodder & Stoughton
"Lucy Dillon's books make the world a better place." (Heat)
"Bittersweet, lovely and ultimately redemptitive; the kind of book that makes you want to live your own life better." (Jojo Moyes)
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Couldn't stop listening it kept me engrosssd and I felt I was there living the story with the narrator
"Good but not her best"
I'm usually a massive Lucy Dillon fan and as much as I enjoyed her usual cleverly woven plot lines and the way she deftly brings in characters from previous books, namely Anna and a sly name drop of Buzz, the story line with the children made me cringe slightly. It was far too saccharine for me.
The performance by Lucy Price Lewis was great, her voice depicts the tone of Lucy Diamond's books perfectly and her accents are good.
Overall an enjoyable listen but would recommend her back catalogue over this one.
"Narration so whiny I couldn't finish"
Three time I gave this another listen, but the narrator made all the characters sound weak and pathetic. It was impossible to know it they were or not. I got to chapter 20, with a struggle and that was it!
"Don't waste your time!"
Cheesy, lack of actual story and irritating narrator. I didn't enjoy this book at all
kept waiting for it to improve. I've returned books half way through but thought I'd stick with this one, waste of a credit
honestly don't waste your money narrator was ok but disappointed in the "secret" that wasn't really a secret if you had listened to the book
I'll stick to the authors I know will deliver a great story
"It's not over till the end"
A really good story with an excellent dialogue , real to life characters and narrated at a good pace with plenty of believable dialects . Two main interesting storylines and a well handled, delicate, subject of child insecurity. Very enjoyable and highly recommended.
"A bit disappointed"
I am a massive Lucy Dillon fan and have loved all her previous books, mainly because she often presents characters and storylines which are different to the usual stuff that most writers of this style offer the reader. This book is more run of the mill and I did not enjoy the main storyline about Nancy or the children in general. The character of Eva was written well with a good portrayal of grief, but Caitlin wasn't very likeable. I hope this typical married...marital problems...children...happy ending isn't the future for Lucy Dillon or we will have lost a unique author. Also as an aside, more dog 'bits' please!
"Boring and Predictable"
Boring and predictable storyline from beginning to end, however a very easy listen, wouldn't matter if you skipped chapters so a good book if you have chores, work, things to do!
Beautiful story which flowed easily. I loved how Bubble & Bee had over voices made me laugh out loud. such a fantastic idea .
very boring, empty. l liked both previous books by the author. l feel let down.
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