The Beach Hut follows the stories of the families who come to Everdene each year, people who fall in – or out – of love, remembering their pasts, or trying to forget them…There’s Jane Milton, left only debts by her husband, and forced to sell the beloved beach hut that holds so many happy memories; Sarah; for whom fidelity has lost its appeal; and Harry, suffering from the anguish of first love when he falls for Florence – who has grown up to be far more alluring than she ever used to be.
©2010 Veronica Henry (P)2011 Isis Publishing Ltd
This is chick lit to appeal to a wide age range. This is not just about twenty or thirty-somethings but ranges across the love lives of teenagers to pensioners. A great read for the beach (says something in the title), you'll sail through it. It's not howl with laughter chick lit but it is has pace and interesting characters with interesting snippets of their lives to keep it going plus a seaside setting. What's more to like than a bit of sun, sand, sea, surf and a row of brightly coloured beach huts - I want one! No seaside town is complete without a hotel, pub, restaurant or ice cream stall and that essential ingredient children.
Definitely. nice uncomplicated story bringing in many different characters that came alive as you encountered them. Guess its not a great strain on the brain, but a feel good book.
The narrator was excellent.
the many twists and turns and the pulling together of it all in the end
i dont really have a favourite
maybe Huts plural
All Veronica Henry's books are feel good, happy reads
This audiobook is beautifully read by Julia Franklin - she voices all the characters perfectly and really brings this story alive. Unfortunately, I did not particularly like any of the characters and lost interest in their lives. I do feel that a perfect 'chick lit' novel should completely engross you in the story and lives of the characters so that you feel a real sense of loss when you have finished listening or reading (listen to Erica James 'the Hidden Cottage' for a perfect example!). This was not the case with this book, the characters lacked depth and I also felt that Veronica Henry failed to portray a convincing picture of the coastal setting. I never really felt like I was there by the sea, or in the characters lives.
"Another good story from Veronica Henry"
Funny, light hearted, compelling
I couldn't name just one, as there are multiple characters all interlinked. I really liked hearing about all the different characters and their points of view on life, family and experiences. I thought it was clever how she put everything together.
No I havn't, but I enjoyed this performance.
Overall I enjoyed the book, it was compelling, I couldn't stop listening.
"Great summer read"
great read ,full of quirky story lines and lots of interesting charachters who all get what they deserve in th end..Warm,funny but with a story line that gives it an edge .Maeve Binchy transported to Devon and given a make over....
"Good easy listening"
Good book to listen to.
The narrator doesn't have a wide range of voices but is still easy to listen to.
Would recommend a listen.
This is a clever story telling of many different families and their life in their beach hut. As usual Julia Franklin does a lovely job of reading. A lovely introduction lead in and you are captured into wanting to listen to what will happen next. A very happy and cheerful story, no fighting!! I recommend this book with no reservations.
"A beach hut haven for many lives"
A beach hut haven for many lives that are cleverly woven together as the book progresses.
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