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Conditional Love

Written by: Cathy Bramley
Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins

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Publisher's Summary

What surprises might life have in store for you?

A takeaway, TV and tea with two sugars is about as exciting as it gets for 30-something Sophie Stone. Sophie's life is safe and predictable, which is just the way she likes it, thank you very much. But when a mysterious benefactor leaves her an inheritance, Sophie has to accept that change is afoot. There is one big catch: in order to inherit, Sophie must agree to meet the father she has never seen. Saying yes means the chance to build her own dream home, but she'll also have to face the past and hear some uncomfortable truths....

With interference from an evil boss, warring parents, an unreliable boyfriend and an architect who puts his foot in it every time he opens his mouth, will Sophie be able to build a future on her own terms - and maybe even find love along the way?

A totally charming modern love story for fans of Katie Fforde, Carole Matthews and Trisha Ashley.

©2016 Cathy Bramley (P)2016 Random House Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

"Delightfully warm and with plenty of twists and turns." (Trisha Ashley)
"A witty, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy.... I highly recommend it!" (Miranda Dickinson)

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  • Lady viscount
  • 31-05-16

such a lovely story

it was speedy enough without being to speedy and kept you interested all the way. such a well deserved happy ending too :-)

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  • Fleetwoodboy
  • 12-05-16

Building bricks of love

Enjoyable love ramble with the usual twists and turns of most romantic novels, the difference being good strong characters and interestingly different theme

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  • Catherine
  • 05-05-16

Easy going chic lit

What other book might you compare Conditional Love to, and why?

Was very like lot of books written by Milly Johnson.

Which character – as performed by Colleen Prendergast – was your favourite?

I loved all the female characters in the book. The main character was Sophie, but her flat mates were fun to listen to a well. It had a few twists and turns, it was a bit predictable as chic lit novels often are, but it was light hearted and enjoyable just the same. Nick was lovely, Mark was horrible, her mum was mad and her dad was lovely. College Prendergast was an excellent narrator as always.

Any additional comments?

If you read this and really enjoy it, you will also enjoy books written by Milly Johnson

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  • Sue
  • 15-11-18

Conditional Love . A Cathy Bramley feel good book

It's book made me feel all warm and cosy, one of those books you kick off your shoe pore a glass of wine , put another log on the fire and settle down to a night of far away dreams .
Sofie is a girl that never steps out of her comfort zone until she reserves a cottage in her Auntie will .
slowly she emerges from her cucone into a strong women who will stop at nothing until she gets answers and what she want out of life.
A great read and a talented narrator.

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  • C Smith x
  • 22-07-16

Not bad

Not bad. It has funny moments but it was predicable, an easy listen for commuting.

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  • carol
  • 17-02-20

Not my cup of tea!!!!!!!

Sophie was such a bloody idiot in the story, I felt like saying "wake up and smell the roses", sorry not for me!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-02-20

Heart warming

I found this story very heart warming, kept me hooked all the way through you feel like you connect to the characters so easily. Really enjoyed this one

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  • Ruth
  • 02-11-19

Very disappointed.

Listened to many of these books. Nice easy story. This one just wound me up.

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  • Helly
  • 11-07-19

Excellent Book

Another gem from Cathy Bramley, excellent storyline that grips you all the way through. Believable character that take you on many journeys through the book, if you want a good read then look no further.

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  • Melanie Gardner
  • 09-07-19

Cheesy and unoriginal

I guessed the ending about 30 mins in. It was not at all gripping, no twists or turns, dragged out story to a terrible predictable ending.

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  • Louise
  • 10-12-17

love

i love thus author and the reading. would recommend to anyone wanting a good book

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  • Pensive
  • 09-01-20

Disappointing

Shallow storyline and characters 1 dimensional. plots predictable and difficult to connect to characters. I cldnt have cared less what happened to the main characters..they where cardboard cutouts. The whole book superficial and felt like i was skimming the surface of a book that held promise but failed to deliver. Almost like i was reading a rough outline for the story but not getting any deeper. So much wasted potential because i liked the premise but it went nowhere. I can not believe this book was actually published? How? It was also illogical and silly.

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  • Donna
  • 10-11-19

Loved, loved, loved it 🤗

The characters were great, you love or really hate them, the story was well done and interesting all the way through and the narrator was great too.

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  • Sarah Smith
  • 31-07-19

Written for the female teen age group?

Conditional Love was poorly written and totally predictable. The reader sounded as if she was reading for children. So both the performance and the content of the novel were cringe worthy. I wasted my money!