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Stately Pursuits (edition 2012)

by Katie Fforde, Roe Kendall (Narrator)

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Title:Stately Pursuits
Authors:Katie Fforde
Other authors:Roe Kendall (Narrator)
Info:Blackstone Audiobooks (2012), Edition: MP3 Una, Audio CD
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I had high hopes for this book and to be quite honest, it was a disappointment.

The history and conservation was interesting and everything about the house was great.
The first third or so had some good bits. However, that's pretty much everything positive I can say. The book took a huge nosedive once 'the barbarian' arrived. Why on earth would anyone even like someone who treated them so badly? It's just ridiculous.

I definitely don't recommend this book. ( )
  Gorthalon | Dec 7, 2014 |
Fluff book, easy to predict what was going to happen. Good book to listen to while working out at the gym. ( )
  Pmaurer | Jul 26, 2013 |
Fluffy fun with engaging characters. ( )
  JenJ. | Mar 31, 2013 |
Thoroughly enjoyed, even though a bit predictable :) ( )
  Elphaba71 | Mar 11, 2012 |
Not Fforde's best. Perhaps an early novel? ( )
  Jaie22 | Dec 16, 2010 |
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Hetty was humming to herself as she drove up the rutted track to Alistair's cottage.
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"You're not doing very much at the moment, darling. I don't suppose you'd care to house-sit for a while?"

Thus begins the irresistible story of two fixer-uppers-an old house and a young woman-and their efforts to recapture their true luster.

When Hetty Longden, freshly dumped and brokenhearted, agrees to look after her great-uncle's long-abandoned mansion in the British countryside, she's at something of a lifetime low. With no job, no lover, no prospects, and no particular talent for resuscitating crumbling estates, she hope for nothing more than some good old-fashioned escape. What she finds includes a cast of quirky an ever-present neighbors, a couple of SNAGs (Sensitive New Age Guys), some very humorless bank officials, two disarming little canines, one gracious, dilapidated, romantic old house, and, just maybe, enough elbow grease to polish everything up again.
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"You're not doing very much at the moment, darling. I don't suppose you'd care to house-sit for a while?"

Thus begins the irresistible story of two fixer-uppers-an old house and a young woman-and their efforts to recapture their true luster.

When Hetty Longden, freshly dumped and brokenhearted, agrees to look after her great-uncle's long-abandoned mansion in the British countryside, she's at something of a lifetime low. With no job, no lover, no prospects, and no particular talent for resuscitating crumbling estates, she hope for nothing more than some good old-fashioned escape. What she finds includes a cast of quirky an ever-present neighbors, a couple of SNAGs (Sensitive New Age Guys), some very humorless bank officials, two disarming little canines, one gracious, dilapidated, romantic old house, and, just maybe, enough elbow grease to polish everything up again.

A British bestseller that's as inviting as an elegant old house full of unexplored rooms (after a good scrubbing-down, of course), Stately Pursuits is the funniest, smartest, and warmest read of the season.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:44:42 -0400)

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Hetty Longden's mother thinks that looking after Great Uncle Samuel's crumbling stately home will be just the thing for Hetty's broken heart. Hetty doesn't mind; at least she can be miserable in private. But 'private' is a relative term in a village which revolves around the big house. Particularly when you're expected to thwart Great Uncle Samuel's awful heir, and his nefarious plans for his inheritance.… (more)

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