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  • Paradise House

  • By: Erica James
  • Narrated by: Shirley King
  • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (197 ratings)

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Paradise House

By: Erica James
Narrated by: Shirley King
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Summary

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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I really enjoyed it

This is the first Erica James book I've read and I really enjoyed it. The characters were all believable, the story went along at an easy pace and the narrator did a great job of giving each character a different voice.

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Great story, poor narrator.

Narrator leaves a lot to be desired as she highlights the wrong words and gives an awful accent to the deaf person. I persevered as I enjoyed the twists and turns in the story.

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Good story

Good story but think it needed a younger voice. The Midlands accent was diabolical and put me off, shame as Erica James books are amongst my favourite.

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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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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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Heart warming

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

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Gentle story set in Wales

Didn't enjoy this as much as Erica James's other books. Thoughtful and gentle story, but quite long drawn out. The narrator I found a little irritating, sorry narrator! It's hard to listen to an accent for so long , even though I'm welsh myself.

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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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narration

I enjoyed the story but felt it was let down by the narration. the sisters' voices weren't young enough and the Birmingham accent was troubling!

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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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