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Publisher's Summary

Celebrity photographer Grace Buchanan has always known that one day she'd swap her manic day job for the peace and quiet of her beloved childhood cottage, St Christopher's - she just didn't expect it to be so soon.

At the reading of her mother's will, she's shocked to learn that inheriting St Christopher's hangs on one condition: Grace must drop everything for two weeks and travel the country with a mysterious stranger - war-weary Royal Marine Alasdair Finn.

©2015 Melanie Hudson (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

"I laughed and I cried while reading this book. Thoroughly enjoyable." (The Sun)

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It's ok...

Story moves along at a good pace, there's depth in the main characters but parts are just too obvious and a bit cliche. Worth a listen if you're looking for a love story that doesn't require deep concentration.

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  • Maya
  • 10-30-15

Brilliant!

I loved this book more than anything I have listened to for ages.

It has everything.

Thoroughly recommend it.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Julie
  • 01-13-16

loved this book

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Lovely family story daughter following her dead mum's story.

What other book might you compare The Wedding Cake Tree to, and why?

Tea planters wife another great book about a woman and family

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Mountain scene other walkers,rescue,drama and fun

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

Lovely Sunday afternoon film

Any additional comments?

I do not like writing much as do not want to spoil story for others.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Marianne Buck
  • 09-28-15

Brilliant Idea

What made the experience of listening to The Wedding Cake Tree the most enjoyable?

I THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA TO GET A WAYWARD DAUGHTER ON AN UNUSUAL HOLIDAY BUT BY HITCHING HER UP WITH A GOOD FRIEND ON-ROUTE.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Wedding Cake Tree?

WHEN GRACE WAS TOLD THAT SHE COULDN'T INHERITE THE HOUSE UNTIL SHE HAD TAKEN THIS JOURNEY HER MOTHER HAD PLANNED WITHOUT TELLING HER ANY OF THE DETAILS.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

WHEN GRACE GOT STUCK ON THE MOUNTAIN IN THE STORM. ALSO WHEN THEY WHERE BIRD WATCHING AND GRACE WAS DETERMINED TO SIT STILL TO PROVE THAT SHE COULD EVEN THOUGH THERE WAS NO CHANCE.

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

NO IT WAS ALL VERY MOVING. AND IT MADE ME HOWL WITH LAUGHTER QUITE A FEW TIMES.

Any additional comments?

BRILLIANT BOOK.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Ginger
  • 01-17-16

Fabulous!

Couldn't put this book down, brilliant story, can't wait for the next one! Thank you Melanie.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Denise Angela Robinson
  • 12-10-15

A wonderful romantic story

Would you consider the audio edition of The Wedding Cake Tree to be better than the print version?

I have preferred audio edition for a long time now, it is so much more relaxing and you can do your housework at the same time.

What other book might you compare The Wedding Cake Tree to, and why?

Another book I had recently was Letters to the lost, a beautiful book.

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

This was my first Gabrielle Glaister's book

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

It made me laugh and cry, and any book that can provoke that emotion is a winner in my book!

Any additional comments?

Not all books are winners but this one definitely is!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Jenny
  • 12-05-15

Enjoyable!

An interesting and enjoyable story! Well written and well narrated! Will read more by her.

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  • Lindsey
  • 12-02-15

Captivating

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Wedding Cake Tree?

The walk in the Cairngorms and the shock of the water

What about Gabrielle Glaister’s performance did you like?

The Yorkshire accent of the Aunt. Unfortunately all the other accents sounded similar even the american. But the characters were so convincing and the story line so good it didn't really matter.

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

The main characters time spent hiding by the river. Another part of the book that moved me was the break up. It was obvious things were going to go one of two ways and both were going to be tear jerkers….

Any additional comments?

I laughed out loud and loved the teasing between the two main characters. The only downside was that the letters from her mother were too assured that the relationship would blossom as expected and were just a little unbelievable.

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  • jacqui
  • 11-24-15

Good Storyline

This was an interesting story with good narration and an enjoyable listen. Worth the credit.

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  • Lynn Cage
  • 05-01-16

Excellent

Loved this book
Made me laugh and cry
Brilliant story from start to the end

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  • Margaret
  • 03-23-16

Rambled and repetitive

This book started off okay I was intrigued to discover what the story held, however after the fist location visited the whole thing ran out of steam. I found myself fast forwarding but it never got any better.
The ending was so predictable.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful