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Summary

Welcome to Wychwood-on-Lea...a not-too-quaint village where frosty evenings, welcoming fires, and second chances will make this a Christmas you’ll never forget.

Anna Vere has escaped to the Cotswolds for Christmas to try to heal from her broken engagement and, far worse, her broken dreams. When her reserved room at a bed-and-breakfast is flooded, she takes up the offer of camping out in Willoughby Close, the converted stables of the nearby manor house...and is taken under the wing of sexy local carpenter Colin Heath.

What starts out as merely helping a neighbor in need turns into far more as Colin and Anna share a surprisingly intense and emotional connection, weaving their own Christmas magic as they spend the holiday together. But Anna has a secret she's scared to reveal, something that could destroy the fragile bond they've just created, and Colin knows she’s only in England for a short time. Can these two sudden soul mates risk their hearts for a love that has yet to be tried and tested?

Get swept away by this poignant and heartwarming story, set in beautiful Wychwood-on-Lea, in the English Cotswolds. And look forward to four more books set in Willoughby Close, where everyday miracles and happily-ever-afters are guaranteed.

©2016 Kate Hewitt (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

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Utter piffle!

This was “included in” so I gave it a go because it was free. If this is indicative of the free stuff, I’d rather not bother. Woeful.

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awful narration voice

I found it very difficult to listen to due to the awful American accent of the narrator

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Better than the reviews

This book is no heavyweight but kept me amused while driving one thing that did find annoying she kept calling his car a was a Rover it was a Landover which we would call a Lanny not a Rover

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Wouldn’t recommend

Didn’t feel like either characters or plot were well developed, no depth to anything. Result was a pretty boring story.

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Ouch!

This book was a freebie so I can’t say too much except I’m glad I hadn’t paid for it. Weak story, the narrative was bizarre in places. When attempting to speak as a man with an English accent the pronunciation was awful. I will have the word Onna ( should be Anna ) playing in my hand for a while. Not for me.

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Horrible choice of Narrator!

Story wasn't terrible, and Collin was a loveable character, even if a lil slow off the mark. BUT it was so hard to keep listening with the choice of Narrator....grating and her awful mispronunciations, just not sure why she was chosen for a British Story...at least youcould have schooled her rather than leave her to the cultural stumbling blocks and phrases she obviously had no clue. 🤔🤨😕

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not sure at first

bit slow at first but gradually got into it, alright for a bit of like this morning

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loved the romance of it

a lovely feel good with lashings of insecurity and love ❤️ really enjoyed this short story

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very good read or rather very good listen

interesting characters with a male and female lead character.

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Three quarters of the story was build up and then it was all over and done with in about two paragraphs. No depth of characters and their relationship or within the plot itself.

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'Cotswold stone, Cotswold stone, miss eachother for two seconds, COLIN knocks on the door'

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  • 11-05-22

Charming little Christmas story

I really liked this sweet love story and Christmasy cozy book. Perfect for taking a break from the thrillers and deep reads I usually listen to. Loved Colin and Annie and the narrator was great. Am def reading the next book!

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  • 17-02-21

Oh my goodness... I found a new series to love!

New Yorker Anna booked a vacation at a quaint B&B in the English Countryside after a painful breakup. However, once there, she finds that nothing goes as planned... the B&B is flooded and through a series of events, she ends up meeting a hunky handyman who is refurbishing some local cottages and staying in his spare room. Will she take a chance on love with Colin, even though her "real" life is back home in the US? This is quick, heartwarming listen, and I was so excited to know that there are 4 more in the series! Yay!!