• The Woman Who Fell in Love for a Week

  • By: Fiona Walker
  • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 06-04-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.1 (34 ratings)

Regular price: $19.62

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Publisher's Summary

Jenny loves to house-sit, looking after a stranger's enviably perfect home and pretending to be someone else - just for a bit.
Her latest booking is a beautiful, disheveled old rectory in the Home Counties owned by the uber-successful Lewis family. Freed of teaching duties for the summer, and her own teenagers spending time with her objectionable ex, Jenny readies herself for a life of walk-in larders and sparkling water taps.
Battling to control the riotous family dog and stay cool in an unrelenting heat wave, she discovers skeletons in the Lewis closet that further threaten to disrupt her idyll. But then a seductive new friendship offers her a surprise second chance: to open herself up to love again and to finally live life on her own terms.
Laugh-out-loud funny, touching and romantic, this is the new summer novel from the much-loved Fiona Walker.
©2015 Fiona Walker (P)2015 Isis Audiobooks
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Critic Reviews

"A perfect summer read." (Jojo Moyes)
"Fans of Jilly Cooper will enjoy this summery, romantic romp. Hugely enjoyable fun." ( Sunday Mirror)
"An entertaining read that romps along at a canter. Fun, stuffed with witty one-liners and lots of countryside shenanigans." ( Daily Mail)
"A moving tale of learning to trust and letting go of the past. The perfect holiday read." ( The Lady)
"Such brilliant characters you'll wish you knew them in real life. Walker's writing is slick and there are genuinely laugh-out-loud moments." ( Heat)
"An escapist comedy that's a perfect read for the beach." ( Sunday Mirror)
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Customer Reviews

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3 out of 5 stars
By Tulipina on 01-26-16

Couldn't get past narrator's voice. Story just OK

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No, I would warn friends to stay away. Silly, harmless story, not very well written. Narrator's voice (well, all of the voices as she affected some accents) and manner of reading was irritating. Too ponderous for a silly story. Don't bother!

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Utterly predictable. Made me mad at myself for hanging in there so long.

What didn’t you like about Julia Franklin’s performance?

Ponderous delivery. Irritating tone of voice, arch and strangely full of air. Poor attempt to render voices of male characters, American accent, Scottish accent, etc. Would have been better if she did not try.

Did The Woman Who Fell in Love for a Week inspire you to do anything?

Yes, I was inspired to return it and never read anything by this author or listen to anything else by this dreadful reader.

Any additional comments?

I had always thought I would like this author. Now i will never read anything else of hers. Next one I will choose more carefully.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Maya on 06-28-15

Fiona Walker at her best!

I loved this book. It takes me back to reading some of Fiona's earlier works.

It might seem a bit slow to start but bear with it and get to know the characters.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Rebecca on 02-02-17

Returning this 1/3 of the way through

What would have made The Woman Who Fell in Love for a Week better?

If the main character wasn't a blithering idiot

Has The Woman Who Fell in Love for a Week put you off other books in this genre?

no

Which character – as performed by Julia Franklin – was your favourite?

Gunther

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Woman Who Fell in Love for a Week?

most of them

Any additional comments?

I actually couldn't finish this as the main character was SO stupid, it was practically painful. She is meant to be a professional housesitter, but then she keeps saying "I know the house owner told me not to do this, but it''ll probably be fine" and then it, predictably, proceeds to be a disaster. I just gave up.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Audrey on 09-24-16

Ewan Henderson

enjoyed it, but felt Jenny was just about to shag Miss Jean Brodie!!
need Male voice for Ewan's part

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