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The Orange Grove

By: Rosanna Ley
Narrated by: Shazia Nicholls
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Summary

An unforgettable story of past love and family secrets, set in sunny Seville.

Holly loves making marmalade. Now she has a chance to leave her stressful city job and pursue her dream - of returning to the Dorset landscape of her childhood to open Bitter Orange, a shop celebrating the fruit that first inspired her. 

Holly's mother, Ella, has always loved Seville. So why is she reluctant to go back there with Holly to source products for the shop? What is she frightened of - and does it have anything to do with the old Spanish recipe for Seville orange and almond cake that Ella keeps hidden from her family? 

In Seville, where she was once forced to make the hardest decision of her life, Ella must finally face up to the past, while Holly meets someone who poses a threat to all her plans. Seville is a city full of sunshine and oranges. But it can also be bittersweet. Will love survive the secrets of the orange grove?

©2021 Rosanna Ley (P)2021 Quercus Editions Limited

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Struggled to finish story, too much Description long beautiful, melancholy, Description s of Oranges & Oranges blossoms & Oranges blossoming with scents, perfume s By the end I had lost the will to live, but I did finish it. They was more Description than plot .

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Not like the Usual Rosanna Ley stories

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. This book was awful. Chic lit throughout but without any likeable characters and a totally predictable outcome from the very first page. I have really enjoyed most of Ms Leys books as they are pleasing, well researched and usually have a few twists to the story line. However this one was utter rubbish. Please can we have some of your good stories again Rosanna! I would not recommend this book to anyone.

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Really good story

What a great story, made better by the brilliant story telling by Shazia Nicholls. Set in Spain and Dorset so easy to imagine you were inside the story and feeling a part of it. Highly recommended,

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A lovely.....

story with some great descriptive details thrown to the plot which Ilov9. The narrator was very good at using different voices for the characters.

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Well written with quite a twist. Anyone who's had a holiday romance would love it.

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...why I kept listening, except the parts about Seville were interesting. Otherwise a rather contrived story in lots of ways ( I can't describe without spoilers) and the reader didn't help with a dull voice, with emphasis on all the places I wouldn't have and vice versa...

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The Orange Grove

I thought it is a really great story I loved every minute of it hope there is more like this.

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The narrator was excellent.
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