Letters from Lighthouse Cottage

Narrated by: Emma Powell
Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
4.2 out of 5 stars (45 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The sun is shining in the quiet little seaside town of Sandybridge.

Sandybridge is the perfect English seaside town: home to gift shops, tearooms and a fabulous fish and chip shop. And it's home to Grace - although right now she's not too happy about it.

Grace grew up in Sandybridge, helping her parents sort junk from vintage treasures, but she always longed to escape to a bigger world. And she made it, travelling the world for her job, falling in love and starting a family. So why is she back in the tiny seaside town she'd long left behind, hanging out with Charlie, the boy who became her best friend when they were teenagers?

It turns out that travelling the world may not have been exactly what Grace needed to do. Perhaps everything she wanted has always been at home - after all, they do say that's where the heart is....

©2016 Ali McNamara (P)2016 Hachette Audio UK

Critic Reviews

"An irresistible, feel-good story infused with infectious humour." (Miranda Dickinson)
"A sweet, clever tale." ( Heat)
"If you've got a soft spot for director Richard Curtis' romcoms, then you'll happily devour this book in one sitting.... Utterly enjoyable." ( Stylist)

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Lovely read

Really enjoyed this book from Ali McNamara a great book to relax with. The setting was perfect I felt I was actually in a seaside village love most of her books.

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very light entertainment

good chick lit. an easy read for the holiday season although it's not a holiday story

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Sweet bed time story

The story is very simple, but nice. What made me miserable was the narrator. Very bad performance. Sometimes I wanted to buy the paper book to finish the story instead of listening to her.

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Delightful

I really enjoyed listening to Lighthouse Cottage. A charming story that kept me wanting to hear more.

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One of the most surprising stories in a long time

Would you consider the audio edition of Letters from Lighthouse Cottage to be better than the print version?

Although I haven't read it in print, I think the audiobook is inspiring me to do so, just in case I missed some details in the mystery of Remy.

What other book might you compare Letters from Lighthouse Cottage to and why?

I honestly don't know...it's that unique.

What does Emma Powell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She has a pleasant voice, and didn't over-do any of the voices. I would buy more books narrated by her.

Any additional comments?

I highly recommend this story. I bought it for the predictable feel-good romance, and I ended up getting so much more. I had to stay up all night listening, mainly trying to figure out the mystery surrounding the letters. In the end, the mystery is only partly solved, and yet that is the most perfect ending. I also loved all the characters, and was surprised by the amount of depth and honest emotion in this story, especially in the mother-daughter relationship.

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  • 09-22-16

A beautiful story

A really beautifully written book, enjoyed every minute from start to end with lots of twist along the way.

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  • Fleetwoodboy
  • 02-06-17

A type of spirit healing

A really good and very interesting story. Very different from the norm with a twist in the whole of the story line. A bit frustrating in parts as the heroin misses the plot but this is probably the " art" of this tale. Very enjoyable and well recommended

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  • Nicola Thompson
  • 08-17-16

Delightful

Really enjoyable story. Read it at the poolside. Amazing!!! I was born in a house opposite a lighthouse so meant a lot to me.

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  • sara j.
  • 12-29-19

Brilliant story, superbly written

This was my second Ali McNamara audiobook and I have enjoyed them both immensely! Particularly this one is much more than feelgood chick-lit. It truly has it all. Look forward to my next audiobook.

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  • Miss Ingrid Giovino
  • 10-09-19

First Book

This was the first time that I have listened to this author. I initially got it due to the reader. Emma Powell is one of the readers like. I wasn’t sure at first about the book, however as it went on I started to enjoy it. Would definitely listen to another one of her books.

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  • Tracey wolf
  • 02-26-19

wonderful

I couldn't put it down,I was intrigued to find out how it ended, the story was very well read.

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  • kristy hazlehurst
  • 12-14-16

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Love love love Ali McNamara and her fanciful style but all the time travel in this left me a little baffled. The story jumps around in time throughout and I'm not sure there's need to, it would have been a lovely story anyway. I did enjoy it though and would recommend to fans.

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  • Mho Phipps
  • 10-12-20

Exciting story that makes you think

loved this , could not put down , fabulous twists and turns taking you to a marvellous conclusion

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  • Debra
  • 09-12-20

beautifully writtern

you will need tissues especially at the end . would love to visit the little seaside village.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-23-20

Wonderful !

Loved it from the start to the end ! lovely Journey of mystery and love and seaside sunshine couldn't put the listen down !fascinating! lovely story lovely happy ending!

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  • 09-12-19

Lovely story quite unexpected.

The reader captured the characters very well. pleasure to follow and I love many of this author's books