Best-selling children's book writer Angelica is amused and flattered at the attention of Jack, the owner of a vineyard in South Africa, whom she meets at a dinner party. With his easy charm and reputation as a ladies' man, Jack makes her feel good about herself - surely it can't do any harm to indulge in a mild email flirtation?
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In comparison to previous books, this was a disappointment. The plot surprises were all obvious and I was cringing along with Candace the whole way.
I hope that the author goes back to her complex character and plot development in her future books.
Can't think of a favorite scene.
Angelica is a happily married woman, or so she thinks. She has the perfect life, a husband she loves, and two children she adores. She lives in a beautiful house in London, has a fulfilling career as a children's author with enough time left over to do lunch with the girls.
Then Jack, a handsome South African man walks into her life turning her world on its head.
I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook. The story started off a little slow but then drew me in until I was hooked. This was enhanced by the narrator, Jilly Bond, who gave the story life. Every voice in the story was very well portrayed, with much care even given to the minor characters. eg. when Angelica gets together with her girlfriends each and every one of them was given a very distinctive voice and their personalities were brought to life.
Lovely story, and I agree moral undertones. Very enjoyable. Hope this helps:)
This was a most enjoyable book to listen to. The reader was excellent. There was also a moral throughout the story.
"Umh not what I expected."
I only just discovered Santa and having read "The French Gardener" I was really looking forward to this but it didn't quite come up to the previous standard. However I'm not letting it put me off and will try another of her books.
I felt this book was a little dated and far fetched, and if I'm honest a bit boring and a let down in several places, I can't think of a book to compare it with.
Jilly Bond gives a good performance, and appears to try and bring a little life into the more mundane parts, I like to listen to her and would certainly try to find other books she has narrated.
Yes I did laugh in places, and it has its sad parts too. The husband does very little to endear himself to the listener and at times I would liked to have boxed his ears.
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