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A Rose Petal Summer

Written by: Katie Fforde
Narrated by: Jilly Bond
Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins

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Publisher's Summary

The brand-new heartwarming romance from the Sunday Times best-selling author of A Country Escape and A Secret Garden.

Caro Swanson has taken a job in a remote part of Scotland.  

She’s answered an ad in The Lady: being a companion to an elderly gentleman who lives in a country estate could be perfect! Surely it is time to make a change and do something different for a while?

The fact that she may also see Alec, the young man whom she met some years previously and whom she has always thought of as her ‘one who got away’, is of course purely incidental.

Soon Caro is falling in love - not only with Alec but with the stunning house and grounds she is now living in. But the estate is in financial difficulties, and it quickly becomes apparent that there is only one way to rescue it.

So begins a magical romantic summer that will take Caro to London to the south of France and back again to Scotland in search of a classic lost perfume that might just restore all their fortunes.

Romance, humour, a cast of warm and totally believable characters and the possibility of happy ever after lie at the heart of Katie Fforde's wonderful new novel.

©2019 Katie Fforde (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks
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  • J W
  • 25-06-20

Loved it

But felt annoyed at the end ... I presume there’s another coming that will resolve a few points from the beginning that were never resolved....?

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  • snowqueen
  • 01-03-19

Rose petal summer, amazing read

What a lovely story, ranging from london, Scotland and france, could not stop listening to it, cleverly written, great story

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  • lynsay g
  • 01-03-19

Brilliant

I am a big Katie Fforde fan & I was not disappointed.
Jilly Bond's accents don't get any better but that just makes you smile not get irritated.
The story was addictive in such a nice way.
Can highly recommend.

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  • Glenys Robinson
  • 10-03-19

Good story

Enjoyed story but the narrator is not for me, I didn't like the false accents

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  • simon the great
  • 10-03-19

A must for fforde fans

I’ve been looking forward to this audible release for some time . I enjoyed the story as it was set in various locations and somewhere other than the Cotswolds. Though I do love those ones too. The characters are fun and I enjoyed the relationship that developed between scarlet and Rowan .
One of those books to listen to whilst working away or doing chores or like myself trying to get to sleep .
Narration is great jilly is so suited to Katie fforde and really does bring the characters to life
Audible can we please have a release of both highland fling and thyme out read by jilly

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  • pennycrimps
  • 08-03-19

Warming and lovely

This was my first ever Katie Fforde novel. I listened on Audible. The performance was excellent from the actress and the characterisation of story is really descriptive and relatable. Off to download my next Katie Fforde!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-05-20

Absolutely wonderful . From start to finish.<br />

Enchanting through and through. Perfectly gripping through out. First class, excellently narrated. Totally enjoyed it

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  • Ms. C. M. Hudspeth
  • 21-04-20

brilliant

love it great read has all way from Katie fforde great story u need read it

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  • Mary Gillmore
  • 12-03-20

Very thin story line

The narrative was poor and the awful attempts by the narrator to do either a male or Scottish accent was toe curlingly awful. I had to switch off and listen to the radio news after about an hour.

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  • Mr. Ronald Barkess
  • 09-03-20

Dreadful

With two and a bit hours to go I’ve finally admitted defeat and given up on this book. The storyline is so weak and cheesy. I mean who’s going to bump into someone they met on a Greek island years earlier and pretend they don’t know each other? Also who can’t find a perfume that just isn’t the right scent?
The storyline is bad enough but the narration is absolutely dreadful and makes the book ten times worse than it is.
Awful, save your credit!

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  • Lizzie
  • 08-03-20

twee

Sadly the last Katie fforde I will read or download. The accents in the performance were dire. the stories have now become so predictable.

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  • Ruth Bromley
  • 05-09-19

too many accents...

A bit predictable but probably would have enjoyed more in book form. Although clearly talented at accents I found the narrator to me like the many different changes of voice between gender and accent very annoying

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-06-19

Very enjoyable

Good chic lit romance .. easy listening.. I like jolly bond .. but writing is bit wordy so that can be bit annoying but generally doesn’t spoil nice easy story.