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Summary

A novel about friendship, romance and learning to love yourself - just the way you are.

When Olivia Tennyson - or Ollie to her friends - was 16, she wrote a Dream List of all the things she wanted for her life, including a happy marriage and a family. But at 29, Ollie is single, living at home with her over-protective and manipulative mother and is feeling like her dreams are getting further out of reach.

It’s time for a change.

It’s time to take matters into her own hands.

Without telling her mum, or more importantly, asking her permission, Ollie finds the perfect place to start her new life. End Cottage has a duck-egg blue front door, a garden that leads to acres of forest and definitely counts as her dream home. Now all Ollie has to do is complete the rest of her list and find out who she really is, before she can imagine any romance coming into her life. After all, how is she going to find her dream man in the middle of a forest....

Listening to Beth Moran’s gorgeous novels makes every day better. Uplifting, smart, with unforgettable characters and gorgeous settings, it’s impossible not to fall in love with a Beth Moran story. Perfect for all fans of Jill Mansell, Julie Houston and Jenny Colgan.

©2022 Beth Moran (P)2022 Boldwood Books

Critic reviews

"Life-affirming, joyful and tender." (Zoe Folbigg)

"Every day is a perfect day to read this." (Shari Low)

"A British author to watch." (Publisher's Weekly)

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A romance??

Not normally my bag but what a lovely refreshing change to have a bit of love!!! Loved it!!

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expected more

I love Beth Moran's books but this was a bit straight forward and not exited.

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Couldn't Stop Listening

The whole audio book was perfect! I just couldn't stop listening. I will definitely read more books written by the author or read by the narrator.

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Perfect!

Another great listen from Beth. A heartwarming story that I could have listened to for much longer.

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  • 29-05-22

Loved it.

Well written with wonderful characters and performance was fabulous. Good insights into the value of relationships.

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  • 28-04-22

Cute Story!

Fun, romantic story read by an excellent narrator. Very likable characters. Loved the forest setting!

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  • Victoria
  • 26-04-22

I loved this book and the performance!

A codependent mother and daughter that carried on until the daughter was in her twenties, causing the only solution to be a break to learn to live her own life. Her trials and journey provides many well developed and preformed characters along the way. The sub stories provided many emotional and funny moments. I adore the author and narrator both.

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  • Deonna Clark
  • 23-04-22

Sweet story

This genre of books are easy to come by but this one stood out. Themes of abuse, manipulation and societal pressure are woven to produce several flawed characters. Each of them is well developed and all become very likable. Eilidh Beaton is a masterful narrator and made this listen much more believable and enjoyable. Just getting to know Beth Moran and will read other titles based on how much this book moved me.

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  • Tracy
  • 02-04-22

MY FAVORITE AUTHOR!!!

My Favorite book by BETH MORAN is Christmas Everyday. After that ,I absolutely had to read every single book of Beth Moran’s that I could find. I love her humor an wit An style of writing so very very much!!! And this book is NO less grand!!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-03-22

Loved it!

This was such a feel good story about finding yourself first and foremost. Love this author and the narrator did such a fantastic job of adding to an already wonderful story.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-03-22

A cheerful read

I badly needed a light hearted romance to take a break from life. This was perfect. The romance is more that of a young lady falling in love with life than the hunky neighbor - he’s just icing on the cake. Fun quirky characters that British writers love, a precocious child, and a rescue dog - delightful.

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  • The Goph
  • 06-03-22

What a wonderful book

Beth Moran weaved a wonderful story of finding one's self, and re-discovering the world around you. I absolutely loved all the characters around Olivia, big and dmall. I was captivated by all their stories. Absolutely all of them. I enjoyed all of Beth Moran's books that I listened to so far, and was not disappointed. At all. It was absolutely a worthwhile listen