Summer at Shell Cottage

  • by Lucy Diamond
  • Narrated by Juanita McMahon
  • 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A seaside holiday at Shell Cottage in Devon has always been the perfect escape for the Tarrant family. But this year,everything has changed. Following her husband's recent death, Olivia is struggling to pick up the pieces.
Harriet's looking forward to a break with her lovely husband, Robert, and teenage daughter, Molly. But unknown to Harriet, Robert is hiding a secret - and so, for that matter, is Molly....

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Audible Editor Reviews

The perfect summer holiday audiobook listen can be found in Summer at Shell Cottage, written by Lucy Diamond and narrated by Juanita McMahon. The characters are unforgettable and will teach you to let go of anything that's holding you back in re-discovering a new you. You'll absorb into the story as you hear each individual character tackle their own personal challenges head-on to create the very best summer holiday they can in spite of everything. This heart-warming tale will be one you will want to read over and over again. Available now from Audible.

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Customer Reviews

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Nice summer holiday book

What did you like best about Summer at Shell Cottage? What did you like least?

I really didn't think I was going to listen to all of this as didn't really have any interest in any of the characters in the book initially, but the narrator's voice was lovely and I was in a holiday mode so carried on and I'm glad I did. It got a lot better in the second half and while it's not going on my 'wow' list I did enjoy it as a light summer book...


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- KCT "An editor and publisher who needs to give her eyes a break when reading for pleasure."

enjoyable listen across the generations

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, for easy and engaging listening


Who was your favorite character and why?

Gloria, the larger than life cleaner


Which scene did you most enjoy?

the skinny dipping


If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Summer in Devon


Any additional comments?

Since I know the area where the cottage is supposed to be, some of the location details jarred with me - the post office and shop they went to in Ivybridge would be miles and miles away, since Ivybridge is nowhere near the coast. Also, since Olivia is portrayed as an elderly grandma, it was a shock to discover that she was only 59! I'm 47 and my partner is 51 and we both run half-marathons. We're not ready to be old yet, and at 59, neither should Olivia be.

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- Jinny "I listen to audiobooks while I'm running - the miles pass so easily!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-06-2015
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks