When Lewis Harley has a health scare in his early 40s, he takes it as a wake-up call. So he and his wife, Charlotte, leave behind life in the fast lane, and Lewis opens the antiques shop he has dreamed of. Bonnie Brookland was brought up in the antiques trade and now works for the man who bought out her father's business, but she isn't happy there. So when she walks into Lew's shop, she knows this is the place for her.
As Bonnie and Lew start to work together, they soon realize that there is more to their relationship than either thought. But Bonnie is trapped in an unhappy marriage, and Lew and Charlotte have more problems than they care to admit. Both have secrets in their pasts that are about to be uncovered. Can they find the happiness they both deserve?
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The story is ok though a little predictable.
Milly Johnson just gets better!!
Intriguing, funny, life!
I couldn't really say what I liked best about the story as I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. Milly Johnson's books just get better and better. The author and the narrator are a match made in heaven as Colleen Prendergast is the perfect narrator for this type of book.
I was really glad to hear the return of 'The Daily Bugle' newspaper articles, they are just an hilarious addition to the general story. It has featured in a lot of her previous books, but i missed it in the last couple so I was so pleased that she added the newspaper clips again.
She is an excellent narrator and as I have just written, she is the perfect narrator for Milly Johnson.
The book made me laugh so much. The names of the various antique dealers were just genius!! (Mart Deco, Stan Tiques, and Clock Robin to name just a few)
Lewes wife and her friends were so cringe worthy, they were like Cheshire Housewives (the TV programme) Bonnie's husband, Steve, was such a control freak, I couldn't wait for the outcome of their relationship.
Although I've said that the book made me laugh so much, I wouldn't say that it's a comedy book. There's a lot of heartbreaking things that happen and the different personalities are a joy to read about (even the not so nice ones!)
Listen to this book, you will not be disappointed - 100% recommended