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Summary

After trials, tears and a torturous break-up, Kitty Appleby has finally found where she's meant to be. Tumbledown Sandcastle Cottage, in the delightful seaside village of Firefly Common, is home, and Kitty's eccentric band of friends and neighbours are enjoying a glorious summer.

There's just one tiny little problem. Sandcastle Cottage doesn't belong to them. And Mavis Mullholland, Kitty's landlord, is on her way home from her round-the-world cruise....

Kitty can't bear to lose the community that's welcomed her in. But secretly, she can't bear to leave Sandcastle Cottage without finding out more about the mysterious and enigmatic Vinny... Why can't she stop thinking about him, when she's faced with losing everything?

©2021 Christina Jones (P)2021 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

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An incredibly thin story...

If you dream about reading a superficial story without any reality checks, it is a book for you. if you want to have something that actually provokes a deeper thought, give it a miss.

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Loved it!

I adore Christina Jones books and this one was a treat to listen to. It makes you feel cosy and nice, and leaves you with a smile on your face.
Not to mention the laugh out loud scenes - I adore them.
I cannot wait to listen to more of her books.

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Fair book until the ridiculous ending!

Not an earth shattering book but a nice easy, happy read. So many books these days are full of cancer, other illnesses, death and divorce. It was lovely to find something happy and light for a change. Characters whilst not very well rounded were likable.

I planned to look for other titles from this author. That is until the end of the book. Not one but three ridiculous things happen. The book suddenly went from believable to sounding like a school kids 'and we all lived happily every after' English Essay. Made me feel like id wasted my time with the rest of the book. Such a shame.

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Fabulous storyline

Loved every second of this book. I was there with the characters. I loved everyone of them - well apart from one estate agent! The characters came to life like king lost friends. Very well written. I want to live in Sandcastle Cottage. As always Christina Jones does not disappoint. A very very good author.

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Super narration by Karen cass. Story was great and well written not life though

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Boring

I normally love Christina Jones books and have read them all. I was disappointed in this book, I was waiting for the story to form but there didn't seem to be one. I felt I wasted my credit as I won't be listening to this again.

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Sublime escapism

What a wonderful tale to get lost in. I loved every second of this audiobook and couldn’t wait to listen each day. A gorgeous gentle story that wraps you in a comfortable duvet and makes you smile. As with all Christina’s books there are laugh out loud moments a plenty and I can’t wait for the next one! Couldn’t recommend more.