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Publisher's Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of With a Kiss and a Prayer by Ellie Dean, read by Julie Maisey.

Cliffehaven, May 1944.

The tension is rising for Peggy Reilly and the inhabitants of Cliffehaven as the planes continue to roar above the town, and there is still no news of the long-awaited Allied invasion into France. There seems to be no end in sight of this war, which has scattered her family and brought conflict right to the door of Beach View Boarding House, but Peggy cannot work miracles, and the toll of the war is beginning to weigh on her slender shoulders.

Meanwhile, Ron Reilly has landed himself in hot water with his sweetheart, Rosie - and this time, his Irish charm will not be enough to get him out of trouble.

The war has forever changed the lives of Peggy's loved ones, but with the promise of an Allied invasion comes the hope that her beloved husband and family will at last be coming home. It will take an enormous amount of spirit to keep that hope alive and bring harmony back to Beach View.

Find love. Find hope. Find Cliffehaven.

With a Kiss and a Prayer is set almost exclusively in Cliffehaven in the heart of Ellie Dean's world: the Beach View Boarding House.

©2018 Ellie Dean (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

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SKIP this book!!!

I’ve never written a book review before, but SKIP this title if you’re paying by book for the up until now lovely series. Hours are spent with repeating old back stories you will already know. SPOILER ALERT to summarize the book: Rose’s chest is still bigger than her common sense, Ron is a still a drunk but he finally cleaned his room and washed his clothes, Jim still sees himself as a lucky catch while in the jungle, Delaney is still a liar. A cliff-hanger ending is a picnic with a bomb where all the main characters survive in order to remember how much they love each other.

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  • shaz
  • 03-07-18

Brilliant, a good listening.

I love Ellie Dean books, you feel as if you are part of the family, and the narrator is so good, can't wait for another installment of cliff haven.

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  • don shaw
  • 12-31-18

Beach view at its best

Brilliant as always can’t wait for the next book will so miss these stories at the end of the series

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  • Cheryl Barham
  • 03-25-18

Another lovely episode

I've now Listened to all this series and absolutely loved them all. I really feel part of this family!!
I listen whilst in my sewing room and can't think of a better combination..looking forward to the next book.

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  • shirley
  • 03-23-18

Brilliant book

Would you listen to With a Kiss and a Prayer again? Why?

I have listened to this book twice and will listen to it again. The story drags you in and you feel like you are there with the people in the story.

Who was your favorite character and why?

My favourite characters as usual are Peggy and Ron. Without those two there would be no story.

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

Julie is ok reading the story but in truthfulness I would prefer Annie Aldington to read all my books I find she has more feeling in any story she reads

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

The best part of the book is when Dolly gets Ron's letter back I found myself hoping she was going to give Rubys mum a good pasting

Any additional comments?

I have all Ellie Dean books and love them all beach view seems so real when your listening to them.

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  • Mouse2560
  • 03-21-18

With a wing and a prayer

Thoroughly enjoyed listening to this story by Ellie Dean great characters and great storyline, will probably listen to again and again.
Brilliant read by Julie Maisey, cannot wait for the next book
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