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Summary

Welcome back to Willoughby Close, with four new residents and happy endings to deliver....

Belinda "Lindy" Jamison has moved to the Cotswolds for a fresh start and to open a dancing school - her lifelong dream. Pushing 40 and still looking for Mr. Right, Lindy is determined to no longer wait for happiness but to reach for it with both hands. So she packs up her life and heads south to Wychwood-on-Lea to start up her school. 

Soon Lindy has a motley crew of would-be dancers. But her most intriguing pupil is Roger Wentworth, a 40-something bachelor with a shy and awkward manner, but a heart of blazing gold. When Lindy decides to showcase her pupils in a Christmas show, Roger is deeply reluctant but finally agrees. Lindy longs to bring Roger out of his shell - but she didn’t expect to fall in love with him in the process. 

Soon it is Roger teaching her how two lonely hearts might be able to embrace a second chance this Christmas...if they can just believe they’re both worthy of love.

©2020 Kate Hewitt (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

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Easy listening

Lovely story beautifully read. Easy listening enjoying the whole series highly recommended love having it as background when doing my craft

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Brilliant as usual.

Will be sad when I've listened to the next and last of the Willoughby Close sagas. Yes they're predictable but have all been heart warming and have left me with a peaceful smile on my face.

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Nice, kind, christmasy

I enjoyed the book! It is kind and interesting. Very cozy! I wanted to listen to it nonstop. It lifted my spirit 😍. I recommend it for a relaxing reading on holidays 👍🏼

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Lovely story

I really enjoyed this story but the narration was a little hard at times, putting me off a little

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The worst sort of supposed romantic drivel

Can’t believe anyone could take the time writing such drivel. Mind numbing boredom caused by Insane prose read by the most annoying voice I’ve come across so far on Audible.

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least favourite of the series

I love the willoughby close series but unfortunately I struggled with this one. it didn't keep my attention at all and found myself missing parts of it but not really bothering to go back.

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Gripping story

Loved it good storyline very addictive could not stop listening to story had to keep going on to next chapter

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Not sure at first

Found the American accent off putting at first but stuck with it and really enjoyed the story. When I finished another of Kate Hewitt’s books were suggested and it turns out she has a whole series most of which are included in the membership. I am thoroughly enjoying each book and listen to them whilst I’m getting my daughter to sleep.

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It's an easy listen. Nothing too taxing, although it took a while to get used to the narrator's voice.

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Nice enough story but some flaws

A few irritating Americanisms (though I realise Kate Hewitt is American) in a story set in a very traditional English village eg we talk about going into a/the hospice not going ito hospice. The reader did quite well with the British accents but having an American narrator was odd. The story itself was predictable but sweet.

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Love this clean sweet series!

This series, both the original and second are great! Really one long book one dovetailing into the next and the characters in all of the future books.

I enjoyed this book because it shows that someone on the ASD spectrum is able to have a happily ever after. It reminds me of the TV series “The Good Doctor.”

Several times the author refers to an “afghan” and “afghan quilt.” These are not the same thing. An afghan is a crochet or knit blanket, there are hundreds of designs, patchwork (smaller squares sewn together). While a quilt is made of two to three layers stitched together. The top layer usually many fabrics cut and pieced together into designs, unless it is one piece, which is called “whole cloth” quilt. The sandwiched layer called “batting” can be of different thicknesses of cotton, thin fabric such as flannel, or synthetic loft of varying thicknesses, depending on preference and purpose of the quilt, such as, winter, summer, throw, baby, etc. At times the center layer may be left out, in a hot climate. The bottom layer can be a single piece, multiple pieces or a design (which makes the quilt reversible). These three layers are stitched together, sometimes in “the ditch,” which means at the seams or in a decorative pattern. It can be stitched by hand or machine. Anyway, that’s the difference.

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  • 05-03-22

The narration is absolutely annoying.

I only made it through half of the first chapter. I'm sure it's a great story, but the narrators tone & shaky voice ruined it for me. Sorry......