The Tavern on Maple Street

  • by Sharon Owens
  • Narrated by Caroline Winterson
  • 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An irresistible novel brimming with wit, warmth, and Irish humor, about the married owners of a friendly tavern in Belfast and the intimate lives of the customers and employees who band together to save it from demolition. Jack Beaumont and his beautiful wife, Lily, are the owners of the tavern on Maple Street, a tiny Victorian pub they inherited from Jack's great-uncle Ernest. It's a quiet place, untouched by the modern world, and that's why the customers like it so much. But a property developer wants to demolish the tavern and build a shopping mall on Maple Street. Jack and Lily and their little home-away-from-home are suddenly plunged into the limelight, caught in a desperate struggle to save their business from the bulldozers, or, with the help of some new employees, to at least make as much money as possible during their last few months as landlord and landlady. In The Tavern on Maple Street, Sharon Owens delivers another delicious sparkler full of love, friendship, relationships, and the day-to-day lives of ordinary people, one that is sure to satisfy readers' insatiable appetite for her romantic and quirky Belfast tales.


What the Critics Say

"The denizens of Maple Street represent her most charming creations yet." (Booklist)


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Customer Reviews

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The Tavern on Maple Street (Unabridged)

Made a boo boo here. This is the last in Sharon Owens series of books. They are all fantastic and although ideal to read in the correct order it does not really matter. The first book is the Tea House on Mulberry Street, then The Ballroom on Magnolia Street and then this one. Come on Sharon, write another one !!! Enjoy ... I am sure you will ... Jeanette :o)
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- Jeanette

Mundane tale poorly read

I was waiting for this book to go somewhere and when it did it was all too predicitable. Might have been more interesting had it been read better. You never seem to notice the good readers but they thought they needed a young to middle aged Irish women to read this - it didn't work.
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- Michael

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-05-2006
  • Publisher: Listen & Live Audio, Inc.