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Angel Sands is an old-fashioned seaside resort of bed and breakfasts, cottages to let, and teashops. And with the best views of the tiny beach is Paradise House, home to the Baxter girls. With their mother taking time out to find herself, it’s down to them to maintain the smooth running of the family-owned bed and breakfast. Not an easy task given that their father - now that his wife isn’t around - has suddenly become a moving target for the opposite sex.…

©2003 Erica James (P)2004 W F Howes Ltd

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Wonderful read

This is a very lovely story. Don't be put off my a few mediocre reviews because they're wrong. This story is set in Wales along the coast at a family run bed and breakfast. The plot involves 3 sisters, their parents and grandmother with a few more additional characters. It's very involved and mostly centers on one sister. Shirley King reads splendidly with assorted Welsh accents. The whole book is simply delightful.

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Absolutely Horrible !!!

What would have made Paradise House better?

For me, nothing.

Has Paradise House turned you off from other books in this genre?

Yes.

How could the performance have been better?

That's a mystery because I own other audiobooks performed by this narrator and enjoyed them. In this one, she reads as if each character were children.

What character would you cut from Paradise House?

I really cannot imagine the elimination of any one character making this an interesting book.

Any additional comments?

Having read other books by Erica James, it is difficult to believe this one was written by the same author. It is so juvenile, silly and boring, an hour listening is as much as I can endure. Obviously, I am sorry for wasting my money on this one, and disappointed that it cannot be returned.

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  • Boysie
  • 07-06-20

a family saga

A family,although dysfunctional, living together through the years. Starting when Genevieve is a young child,growing up with all the usual anxiety of a teenager and then her life in adulthood. When her teenage boyfriend turns up at her door when she is running the family B&B she doesn't know what to do.

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  • amber
  • 08-21-16

Not as good as other Eric's James

I did not enjoy it as much as I hoped from Eric's James , not as funny as some of her others and quite drawn out story I found

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  • FionaF
  • 10-06-15

Disappointing

Predictable storyline and irritating narration. This was very disappointing as I had heard good reviews about Erica James.

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  • Joan ScottGran gran
  • 06-19-15

Every day Life!

A very good story so different from the last oneI read.but I enjoyed it just as much.

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  • Amanda
  • 02-27-13

Nice and gentle

Really enjoyed this book once I got into it. Its an easy pleasant read. You can picture the paradise house in your mind. A pleasure to listen too.

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  • Mrs B Cuerden
  • 04-06-21

Good story but terrible choice of narrator

The monotoned, stilted narration really spoiled this for me. I kept drifting off. Shame as it is really quite a good story.

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  • Judy S.
  • 03-18-21

narrator boring ruined the book nearly gave up se

narrator ruined the book for me ruined what was a lovely story nearly gave up several times because of her boring voice and accent

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  • ,Caroline Pitrakou
  • 03-12-21

Pleasant listening

Pleasant listening, harmless but a good story line. Beautifully narrated. A lovely very easy listen

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  • Аmazon Customer
  • 03-09-21

enjoyable

I licked listening to this book. it was a nice normal family with ups and downs.

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  • Emilie
  • 02-26-21

Heart warming

Heart breaking yet warming at this same time, it had me laughing and crying but most of thankful