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The Long Weekend | [Veronica Henry]

The Long Weekend

In a gorgeous quay-side hotel in Cornwall, the long weekend is just beginning...Claire Marlowe owns 'The Townhouse by the Sea' with Luca, the hotel's charismatic chef. She ensures everything runs smoothly - until an unexpected arrival checks in and turns her whole world upside down.And the rest of the guests arrive with their own baggage. There's a couple looking for distraction from a family tragedy; a man trying to make amends for an affair he bitterly regrets...and the young woman who thinks the Cornish village might hold the key to her past.
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Publisher's Summary

In a gorgeous quay-side hotel in Cornwall, the long weekend is just beginning...

Claire Marlowe owns 'The Townhouse by the Sea' with Luca, the hotel's charismatic chef. She ensures everything runs smoothly - until an unexpected arrival checks in and turns her whole world upside down. And the rest of the guests arrive with their own baggage. There's a couple looking for distraction from a family tragedy; a man trying to make amends for an affair he bitterly regrets...and the young woman who thinks the Cornish village might hold the key to her past.

Here are affairs of the heart, secrets, lies and scandal - all wrapped up in one long, hot weekend.

©2012 Veronica Henry (P)2014 Orion Publishing Group

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  • Saffy
    UK
    5/24/14
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    "Perfect escapism"

    This is an almost perfect escapist listen. It does have chick lit cliches and the ending is predictable but I loved the Cornish setting, the cast of characters and Anna Bentinck's excellent narration. I wish there was more Veronica Henry on Audible.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Philip
    Burford, United Kingdom
    8/18/14
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    "Surprised myself!"
    Any additional comments?

    Wanted something less demanding to read, about to holiday in Cornwall and this had great reviews. Thought, in the early stages, I'd blundered in to classic chiclit, but was surprisingly gripped, worried about the chararacters and punched the air at the (albeit inevitable) happy ending. Came away with a big smile on my face.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Gillian
    Basildon, United Kingdom
    5/29/14
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    "Thoroughly enjoyable read"
    Where does The Long Weekend rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In the Chick Lit stakes this is one of the good ones.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Long Weekend?

    I enjoyed the way that the author kept the story moving the whole time and how, right to the end, you were left wondering how it would end.


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

    I haven't but I think she enacts each character superbly.


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

    When Isabel decides she is not going to tell her family that she is dying of cancer so that they can enjoy one last Christmas and New Year together without the cloud of knowing hanging over them.


    Any additional comments?

    Thoroughly enjoyable characters and it was nice to get "into" the story from the beginning. A recommended read for anyone who enjoys a good story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Rita
    7/31/14
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    "Loved it"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The story was simple yet captivating


    What did you like best about this story?

    People who stayed at the hotel their lives unfolded ,funny, sad just brilliant and a fab ending


    What does Anna Bentinck bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    What an incredible reader ,I loved her voice and the different characters she did was great , she made the story and I am looking for more of her narrations .


    Any additional comments?

    Just a fab read/listen light hearted and just so lovely .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • MILACKU
    UK
    7/19/14
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    Performance
    Story
    "Easy summer reading"

    This is a novel that requires little concentration - so perfect holiday reading. As always, Anna Bentinck is an excellent narrator. There are a few different stories to keep the novel alive, however, the main story is rather dull and predictable. I did not feel sympathetic towards Claire, the main female character ... and Nick was a bit of a drip!

    The story was based on a place that seemed very familiar to me which was enjoyable.

    All in all, a lazy summer read but don't expect too much.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Missybabs
    UK
    7/19/14
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    Performance
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    "Good holiday listen"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    This was chosen as a really light weight listen to totally switch off to and it served that purpose really well.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Not sure that I have thought about it that deeply as not that sort of book or listen.


    What does Anna Bentinck bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    The narration was fine and worked for me.


    Do you think The Long Weekend needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Not sure that I would be bothered with a follow on but it was a good and relaxed listen to switch down a gear with when I just needed an easy listen and easy to follow yarn. Funny in parts and kept up my interest without having to think too hard. Great summer listening.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • linda
    BANGOR, United Kingdom
    7/8/14
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    "well worth a read!"

    this is not normally the type of book I go for but I thoroughly enjoyed it. There was such a wealthy mix of characters and it gets increasingly interesting as their paths start to merge.
    A lovely, engaging read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bella82
    7/1/14
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    "Lovely Summer book"
    If you could sum up The Long Weekend in three words, what would they be?

    Summery, fizzy, lovely


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Long Weekend?

    The parties at the boys' house - beautifully described.


    Which character – as performed by Anna Bentinck – was your favourite?

    I liked Nick - Anna Bentinck made him sound as charming as he was described as being.


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

    There is a letter that is read twice in the book - no spoilers but it was definitely moving.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • kernowkat
    6/27/14
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    "Couldn't stop listening"
    What made the experience of listening to The Long Weekend the most enjoyable?

    The story lines of all of the characters come together in a hotel in Cornwall.




    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Long Weekend?

    The description of the setting of the hotel made you feel you were there.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Going back in time in each persons story to determine how they came to be there at that hotel on that weekend


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

    Penfleet


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Claire
    Tenbury Wells, United Kingdom
    6/24/14
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    "Wonderful escape to the sea."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes a lovely love story


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Long Weekend?

    All of it, a roller coaster of emotions without being soppy


    What about Anna Bentinck’s performance did you like?

    Loved it


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

    Whats a tag line?


    Any additional comments?

    Buy it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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