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  • By: Jo Thomas
  • Narrated by: Anna Acton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (33 ratings)

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Retreat to the Spanish Sun

By: Jo Thomas
Narrated by: Anna Acton
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From the best-selling author of Escape to the French Farmhouse comes a deliciously feel-good new story....

Eliza has a full house! When her three children grew up and moved out, she downsized to a smaller property...but now they're all back. Every room in the house is taken and Eliza finds herself sharing her bed with her eldest daughter and her daughter's pug. Combined with the online course she's trying to finish, plus her job to fit in, there just isn't the peace and quiet that Eliza needs.

So when an ad pops up on her laptop saying 'house-sitters wanted', Eliza can't resist the chance to escape. She ends up moving to a rural finca in Southern Spain, looking after the owner's Iberico pigs, learning about secret gastronomic societies...and finding a new zest for life and love along the way.

©2022 Jo Thomas (P)2022 Penguin Audio

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Espana at it's best

An absolutely gripping and wonderful tale of friendship n love that I didn't want to end

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Really enjoyed the characters

What a lovely audio book, real escapism. Lovely voice but the Spanish characters all sounded Russian 😂😂😂

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I looked forward to this so much

It was an interesting story idea using an older woman written off as invisible but somehow there we too many repetitions of stressed phrases to make a comfortable read.
It was almost as if she didn’t feel we understood the dilemmas.
The characters felt a bit 2 dimensional compared to normal. I guess it’s hard to keep repeating the successful formula and remain fresh.

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Grest Summer Listen

I wasn't sure if I'd enjoy this at first, but it was a great listen. I love the way Jo Thomas clearly does so much research, each year I learn different things about cherries, reindeer and now Iberica ham!! A grest Summer holiday book, or something to warm your heart in winter.

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