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Polly has always been the high-flier of the family, with the glamorous lifestyle to match.… Clare is a single mum with two children, struggling to make ends meet in a ramshackle cottage. The two sisters are poles apart and barely on speaking terms.

But then Polly’s fortunes change unexpectedly. Left penniless and with nowhere else to go, she’s forced back to the village where she and Clare grew up, and the sisters find themselves living together for the first time in years. With an old flame reappearing for Polly, a blossoming new career for Clare and a long-buried family secret in the mix, sparks are sure to fly. Unless the two women have more in common than they first thought?

©2012 Lucy Diamond (P)2012 Isis Publishing Ltd

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04-08-13

Funny and Easy Listening

This book was a brilliant "listen" it was entertaining and heart felt. The narrator did a brilliant job of keeping is fresh and I wish there was a follow on book as I really enjoyed the two sisters dynamic and wanted to hear more about their future lives. Well written and a must read or "listen"

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  • tina
  • 03-26-14

a great listen

If you could sum up Summer With My Sister in three words, what would they be?

Fun inspiring story

What was one of the most memorable moments of Summer With My Sister?

The strength of the sisters relationship

Which character – as performed by Kate Rawson – was your favourite?

Difficult so many favourites

Any additional comments?

Didn't want the story to end. Felt like I was there with them through thick and thin

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  • GHills
  • 08-20-17

Nice story. But what was with the accents?!

They don't speak like that in Hampshire! Felt a bit like an accent bingo. Not sure it was necessary.

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  • Victoria
  • 03-15-17

Best Lucy Diamond story!

This is my favorite of all Lucy Diamond's stories. The characters were brilliant and I found I couldn't stop listening. The narrator brought the story to life and her different accents and voices for the children were exceptional. My fave audible in a long while!

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  • Dawn
  • 03-10-16

A brilliant listen !!

A story were we might find ourselves in at some stage in our lives where we lose touch with the truly important things in life !! Makes you evaluate your own life a bit !

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  • lynn clough
  • 02-01-16

Not as cleaver as you may think

Would you listen to Summer With My Sister again? Why?

Yes I will listen again. There are always new angles and missed snippets to be gleaned from good books..

What other book might you compare Summer With My Sister to, and why?

Sweet Temptation this one is better.

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

Kate Rawson is an excellent narrator. I have read "Sweet Temptation" this one is better

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Not possible I have a life to lead

Any additional comments?

I found this a good read. However I feel it difficult to believe that such a high flyer coould really be as silly as she some times is.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-29-16

Funny, sad, entertaining

I liked the way the psyche shift of the main character was developed in the unfolding storyline. Story Made me laugh so much in places, although it was sad at the same time, or at least fraught with dysfunctional ways of being. But All is well that ends well. Only negative was the unrealistic Hampshire accents. Sounded more like West Country.

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  • Catherine
  • 11-17-15

Excellent

What did you like most about Summer With My Sister?

The two sisters are total opposites, but when they are forced to live together for the summer, they both learn important lessons from each other. Polly in particular changed from a very cold, self centered London yuppie to a much nicer person who realised that she had all her priorities wrong. The gradual change in her personality was good to listen to. Clair was the one that I felt sorry for and was pleased with the outcome and her change of circumstances. This author is very good, she gets you to understand the people she is writing about, you can really get into their heads.

What did you like best about this story?

When the two sisters finally spoke about their guilt about the death of their brother and came to realise that they weren't to blame after all. It really brought them closer together

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It was just a good easy read. Some comical parts, some sad.

Any additional comments?

I really like the narrator. I disagree with another reviewer who said she should only read children's books. I thought the expression she put into the narration was excellent, her accents were good(not perfect) and she was easy to listen to.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-25-15

Fab listen

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the way the relationship between the sisters developed throughout the story.

Which character – as performed by Kate Rawson – was your favourite?

Polly

Any additional comments?

An enjoyable listen that was well narrated.

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  • 05-28-15

wonderfully warm

the narration was really good and the story us one that leaves you smiling. the best part was Polly coming to understand what a total ass she had been.

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  • Emily
  • 11-04-17

Another great Lucy Diamond book

This is my 8th Lucy Diamond book and I’m officially an addict. The storyline of this story had me hooked until the end, great characters and a real life connection to worldly happenings in 2017. Highly recommend to fellow chick lit book lovers!