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The House of Birds and Butterflies

Sprecher: Katy Federman
Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 44 Min.
4 out of 5 stars (1 Bewertung)
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A gorgeous new romance from the best-selling author of The Canal Boat Cafe.

Abby Field loves every inch of Meadowsweet Nature Reserve on the idyllic Suffolk coast, where she lives and works. Especially Swallowtail House, the rambling but empty country house that seems to look out at her each time she passes its shut-up windows.

When a TV wildlife programme choses a rival location for their new series, Meadowsweet is under threat - unless Abby can whip up a plan to keep the visitors flocking. But she finds herself distracted by the arrival of a brooding - and annoyingly handsome - new neighbour...bad-boy novelist Jack Westcoat.

With the pressure on, Abby and her cute rescue huskie, Raffle, must pull something special out of the bag. But with Jack in need of a good friend and Abby feeling the pull of attraction, she can sense her resolve fluttering away....

©2018 Cressida McLaughlin (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Kritikerstimmen

"Oh, I just love this story. All the characters are wonderful." (Isabelle Broom)

"I could hear the birdsong and smell the wildflowers as I read The Dawn Chorus...." (Sarra Manning)

"McLaughlin writes so warmly and vividly, the rest of the world melts away...I love that feeling!" (Kirsty Greenwood)

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Cute story, one peeve with the narration

I really enjoyed the story of this book. I also liked the setting of a nature reserve and all the tiny animals and plants!
The main characters were interesting enough to keep me engaged. I also liked the side characters, though some changed their ways a bit too often and quickly for my liking. But overall I really enjoyed spending time with them! The outcome of the love story was predictable from the very start, but I don't begrudge that in chick lit, which I read precisely for a happy ending and comfortable read! All in all I was well entertained and will definitely consider reading more by the same author.

My biggest problem with the book was the voice the narrator gave the male main protagonist. A very nasal sort of voice that made me dislike him instantly, and even though his actions might make him likable along the way, I was annoyed at him till the very end...
My other small gripe was the female main protagonist having a husky while working full time - and only when she's out even longer would a neighbour take care of him. Poor dog being home alone in the house most working days.