Random House presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of A Leap of Faith by Trisha Ashley, read by Julia Franklin.
Sappho Jones stopped counting birthdays when she reached 30, but even with her hazy grip on mathematics she realises that she's on the slippery slope to the big four-oh! With the thought suddenly lodged in her mind that she's a mere cat's whisker away from becoming a single eccentric female living in a country cottage in Wales, she has the urge to do something dramatic before it's too late.
The trouble is, as an adventurous woman of a certain age, Sappho's pretty much been there, done that, got the T-shirt. In fact the only thing she hasn't tried is motherhood. And with sexy potter Nye on hand as a potential daddy - or at least a donor - is it time for her to consider the biggest leap of all? It's either that or buy a cat....
Wonderfully wry, heartwarming and life-affirming, Trisha Ashley's hilarious novel is perfect for fans of romantic comedies by Milly Johnson and Jill Mansell. And it contains recipes!
This novel was originally published in 2001 as The Urge to Jump.
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What a disappointment!
As a great Trisha Ashley fan, I was really looking forward to listening to A Leap of Faith. I had already read the book and enjoyed it immensely. Unfortunately the narrator didn't seem to be able to read very well and consistently mangled the sense of the text making it a very difficult listen.
I enjoyed all the characters even the beastly Dave
I suspect that the narrator was not fully prepared to read this book. She didn't seem to fully understand what she was reading and struggled with Ashley's inclusion of a text within a text. The fact that the heroine, Sappho, is a writer herself and finds the Fantasy novel she is writing emerging in tandem with her own, 'real life' experience is a key element of A Leap of Faith'. The narrator read these sections in the same breathy, sub-hysterical tone that she adopted for the whole story which just didn't work.
And why does literature 'for women?' have to be read in this bizarre way anyway? Surely the romance 'will out' through it's own, innate power. It certainly did when I read the book.
- mary C. Irving
Good story with atmosphere