• The Cake Shop in the Garden

  • By: Carole Matthews
  • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 03-23-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
  • 4.5 (8 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Fay Merryweather runs her cake shop from her beautiful garden. She whips up airy sponges and scrumptious scones while her customers enjoy the lovely blossoms and gorgeous blooms. Looking after the cake shop, the garden, and her cantankerous mother means Fay is always busy, but she accepts her responsibilities because if she doesn't do all this, who will?
Then Danny Wilde walks into her life and makes Fay question every decision she's ever made.
When a sudden tragedy strikes, Fay's entire world is thrown off balance even further, and she doesn't know which way to turn.
Can Fay find the strength to make a life-changing decision - even if it means giving up the thing she loves the most?
Life, love, and family are about to collide in The Cake Shop in the Garden.
©2015 Carole Matthews (P)2015 Isis Audiobooks
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Critic Reviews

"A wonderful story of friendship and romance." (Katie Fforde)
"Full of joy and laughter." (Trisha Ashley)
"The perfect escape". (Woman)
"Simply brilliant." (Closer)
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By Shireen Alam on 12-10-16

nice story but a little slow

nice story but a little slow. the main character was someone you could really identify with

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By Maz on 04-21-15

If you want to feel miserable then this is for you

The so called heroine of this book is a total doormat, and I just wanted to shake her. I can't believe anybody would act like her and allow herself to be put upon in such a way. She is such a whinging boring character that frankly I really didn't care what happened to her. The story was also spoiled for me by the dreadful Irish accent the reader uses for the main love interest. I normally really enjoy Carole Matthews, but I would recommend that you don't waste your money on this one.

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By Jess Ruth Ryan-Phillips on 05-25-15

Disappointing and depressing!

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I had really looked forward to this but sadly it didn't deliver at all. The main character was pathetic and unlikeable, and the storyline completely predictable. The narration was totally mismatched, the main character sounded like an old woman and the fake Irish accent was truly awful! <br/>Very disappointed.

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By M. A. Kando on 11-18-15

Not A Fave

Didn't like this boom at all. It was drawn out too long and way too predictable. I was hoping it was near ending as I knew what was going to happen but when I checked how long was left there was still 7 1/2 hours to go! Felt like moving on but as is paid for it and wanted it to be good I kept going. A couple of surprises 3/4 of the way through but not enjoyable for me and I normally love cutesy romantic love stories.

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By Jenne Walker on 05-19-15

Frustrating - what a pathetic heroine!

This book was so frustrating as the heroine was so downtrodden and self-sacrificing that it was almost unbelievable. This was a disappointment as have read other Carole Matthews 's book and really enjoyed them.

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