From the very first day that they move to the Oddlode Valley, it's inevitable that young teacher Mo Stillitoe, recently separated socialite Diana Lampeter and cool, retired dressage diva Anke Brakespear will find their lives entangled. Despite their differing generations and backgrounds, the women are on a relocation collision course. As inept removal men deliver furniture - and even horses - to the wrong houses, other moves are being made…
Mo's bad-boy lover takes Diana's eye, Anke's flirtatious husband immediately suggests Mo hop into bed with him - and Diana's local heartthrob brother comes joyfully face to face with the Danish ice-maiden he posted on his wall as a teenager. As a long, hot Indian summer burns its embers into winter, the newcomers settle into their beautiful frost-hugged surroundings, generating enough heat to melt every heart in Oddlode.
New passions ignite and old flames are fanned amid the honeyed villages, enchanted gardens, haunted parkland and raucous country social life.The heat is on, and sparks fly - but is this just a flash in the pan or is somebody fuelling the fire?
©2005 Fiona Walker (P)2006 ISIS Publishing Ltd
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"Great story line"
Yes. The story has a 1000 characters and a ton of plot lines, but you just want to keep reading to see what becomes of them all.
The Summer Wedding, same author, and a great mix of characters.
Diana Lampeter, she was a fun character to listen to.
TOWIE, Made in Chelsea, Dallas, Eastenders, Emmerdale all rolled into one leafy part of the Cotwolds
Please keep Beth Chalmers as narrator, she does an amazing job at projecting the characters and adjust her voice to suit
I had read the book before and loved the story so I decided to listen this time. I enjoyed it second time around just as much and would recommend it as a lovely easy listen.
"Silly text, over dramatic narrator"
The narrator made a Danish person sound French and clearly hadn't even tried to look up pronunciation of the very few Danish words in the text before recording. It was over-dramatically performed, which made the story even more silly than necessary.
"Couldn't finish it"
I had to give up half way through this book because I didn't warm to any of the characters and the storyline was very confusing. The narration was a bit monotone. I couldn't get into this book at all which is a shame be because I usually like Fiona Walker's writing
"Really enjoyed this book"
Great story, lots going on. Very good value for money
Not much, but very good at doing the different voices.
"Managed 15 minutes and turned off"
I wrongly assumed that this would be a comical chick lit - I was mistaken, if your looking for a light hearted listen this isn't one for you, if your after a romp in the hay......well maybe it is! Not for me ta!
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