An irresistible, heart-warming novel from the much-loved author of numerous Sunday Times best sellers, including A Walk in the Park and To the Moon and Back.
Dexter Yates loves his fun, care-free London life; he has money, looks and girlfriends galore. But everything changes overnight when his sister dies, leaving him in charge of her eight-month-old daughter Delphi. How is he ever going to cope? Comic-strip artist Molly Hayes lives in the beautiful Cotswold village of Briarwood. When it comes to relationships, she has a history of choosing all the wrong men. Leaving the city behind, Dex moves to Briarwood - a much better place to work on his parenting skills - and he and Molly become neighbours. There's an undeniable connection between them. But if Dexter's going to adapt, he first has a lot to learn about Molly, about other people's secrets... and about himself.
©2013 Jill Mansell (P)2013 Headline Digital
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A pleasant read , very enjoyable though not one of her best for me.
Other fans may disagree.
I've now listened to all Jill Mansell's books on Audible, this one was the last one. I've definitely saved the best till last! Gripping story line from the start.
If you like total sexist nonsense, badly written cliches and stereotypes, go for it. I found myself feeling anger and frustration.
"light, pleasant read"
A nice way to spend some spare time if you don't think every hour of your time must be well-spent on something enlightening and meaningful. Enjoyable, for the times you just want something light to make you smile, but otherwise... if you don't read it, you're not missing a thing! :)
"Loved every moment"
I'm afraid I can't comment as I haven't read the print version. All I can say is as this is an unabridged audio book I heard everything you would read from a book. I personally feel the audio version always adds to the enjoyment of the book, well only if you have a good narrator which this book does.
I haven't read any other books with this storyline so it's hard to answer. I would however say if you read the authors book called "To the moon and back" then you'll like this other book by her too.
I thought she was a great narrator and I loved how she was different for each character. You wouldn't get this with a book, even if you imagine in your head. She sets the scene well and makes you love each character.
Yes I did, there were times of sadness and happiness amoung other emotions. I think a sign of a good book and a good narrator make a big difference to your emotional reaction.
I have only read one of her books before, her others had yet to draw me in from their description but this one did. I read the description and thought I'd love this book. I then saw the reviews and was worried by the negative comments. I am glad I went with my gut and choose this book. I thoroughly enjoyed the book from beginning to end, in fact I was sad when it finished. Very good story, not always predictable and the narrator really made this a very enjoyable read. Give this book a try, if the description made you want to buy then I know you'll love this book.
I have really enjoyed this book. It was very well read with good voices for the different characters. I also enjoyed the story even though it was quite a predictable ending. You did feel that you knew the village and it's inhabitants. The only thing I did not like was the baby sounds! An earth mother I am not!
I really loved this listen! I am a painter so listening while I work is very important and when I find something captivating like this I can work all day happily! The story is excellent from the beginning and if you like this genre you will not be upset to have chosen this book at all. 12 hours long of blissful listening. I loved the voice of the narrator who brought all the characters alive. A heart warming fun story. It's still in my mind now, I wanted to carry on the characters longer! I didn't want it to end :)
"Feel good story"
This is a brilliantly compiled funny romantic story that I really enjoyed and could not put down. Loveable characters and lots of laugh out loud moments. Ms. Mansell manages to draw the reader into her world of romance and definitely leaves the reader feeling good at the end of her stories.
"A Lovely Story"
Another lovely, heartwarming story from Jill Mansell. The characters are very likeable and the book flows nicely. The voice of the reader is also very easy to listen to.
"Don't want to miss a single Jill Mansell novel!"
Have read all of Jill Mansell's books and love them all! This one I enjoyed in particular as the story is heartwarming and as always I was sucked in from the first paragraph!
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