January 6, 2016

A Little Love Amanda Prowse

A Little Love
Amanda Prowse
Published: Lamplight
Date: 2014.
Format: Audiobook
Length: 9hrs 42min
Narrator: Julia Franklin
Genre: Women's Fiction
Source: Own book
Rating:
4 stars                            Add to Goodreads
Pru Plum is the owner of a famous Mayfair bakery. She wears Chanel and her hair is expensively cut. Few would believe that she turned sixty-six last year. But Pru is not the confident, successful businesswoman she appears. She has done shameful things to get to where she is today. And she will do anything to protect the secrets of her past - especially now she has finally fallen in love...
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A Little Love by Amanda Prowse has been a delight to listen to and I think I just may have found a new author to enjoy!

  • It is extremely well narrated by Julia Franklin, her voices vary, and she had the right accents, phrasing and speed to make it absorbing to listen to. She really brings the story alive.
  • Prue and Millie - cousins -  are two tough birds originally from the East End, they have been through the mill of life and have on the whole a very loyal relationship with each other.
  • Prue is a kind and compassionate woman, she is also a little wily and can lead Millie where she needs to go. Prue is also vulnerable and open to the new, even if it invites hurt.
  • There are interesting side characters, one or two not so likeable ones, but they are balanced by some that are wonderful.
  • The plot moves a long at a good pace and there are twists and turns that make the reader wonder what is going to happen next.
  • Their bakery sounds really, really.... delicious! Wish there was a Plum Patisserie near me!
Readers who enjoyed The Seafront Tearooms by Vanessa Greene would I think be very happy with this book too. I am off to seek more by Amanda Prowse. Christmas For One I see takes up the story of Meg, a character in this book, so that might be next. However it doesn't have the same narratory so will give it a little time in between.

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28 comments:

  1. Kathryn how WONDERFUL that this is an older woman star character. I want to read/listen to this too!
    Thanks for this great review!

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    1. Yes partly why I chose it, and she was a delight.

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  2. Lovely cover! Plus, I love that the romance isn't between 20 or 30 something year olds. Off to audible to check this out!

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    1. Yes it was enjoyable and nice to find a well written and entertaining story. I am not sure of world rights on this audiobook. It's something I wish they put on them so we know who they are available to. Often I go off to see and find the book might be there but not available to where I live.

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  3. I too like the idea of romance for the older people! nice

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    1. Yes and actually there was a lot more to it than romance, it was there but not the total story.

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  4. I just borrowed the Green book from the library ;) So I will see what you mean then

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    1. Hope it is as good to read as to listen to.

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  5. I'm adding this to my list, Kathryn. Thanks for telling us about it!

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  6. I loved The Seafront Tearoom.

    I have to check this out.

    Thanks for sharing...nice post.

    Elizabeth

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth, very English it is and the book narrated very well. And nice to have older characters. Although there is a younger one too.

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  7. This sounds terrific. I'm going to add it to my 'ToRead' list. I think I should start walking and reading/listening at the same time. This sounds like a good audio to start with. Thanks for your great review.

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    1. Walking and listening is really good! It helps me to get out most days because of that incentive.

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  8. Between the cover and the fact that a bakery is mentioned this one was on my TBR. I'm glad to see that you really enjoyed it. I wish my library would get this in audio format as the narrator sounds wonderful but I'll be sure to look for some of the other books she reads. Great review!

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    1. Yes she was, loved the English accents!

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  9. I do love older female characters in books...and I have this one bookmarked on Amazon, waiting until I catch up on some of the other books I've bought. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I think you just may enjoy this one. Entertaining and characters were great.

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  10. I just finished reading an incredibly well-written middle-grade story that pertained to baking too! It was so hard not to crave the goodies mentioned in the book.

    One of the great things I enjoy about audiobooks is remarkable storytelling - the type of storytelling that blends the conflict, tension and poignant moments so well you forget you are listening to a book!

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  11. I like the idea of an older character! I love the cover and glad you enjoyed the narrator. I have not listened to her. I love your book buttons, did you make them yourself?

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    1. Yes great listen. I did make them Nise, been having fun playing on Picmonkey!

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  12. Love the sound of all those twists and turns and I love a plot that revolves around secrets. I haven't heard of this author before but it sounds great so I'll add it to my audible wishlist :)

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    1. Definitely worth being added to your wish list!

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  13. Sounds lovely, Kathryn! Like the other commenters, I'm intrigued by the older heroine too. A nice change!

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    1. Yes it is a nice change, I only remember really striking it once before with a book by Rosamunde Pilcher that really hit the spot too.

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  14. It's on my list, you know I can't resist a story with any sort of 'foodie' theme. And I loved The Seafront Tearooms :)
    And totally btw ... I loved Regan O'Rourke in If You Could See What I See!

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    1. I really enjoyed these couple of women. Yes Regan O'Rouke was a great character, I love most of Cathy Lamb's women, feeling the need to read another of her books!

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