Before I start I’ll just say… by the time I had read a third of this book I was reading some words in a sing song welsh accent and loving it. Set in a small seaside village in Wales, Ceri Price a social media entrepreneur plans on a flying visit to Dwynwen to scatter her mothers ashes. A misunderstanding lands Ceri a job in the pub and she stays a bit longer than she intended. In the village of Dwynwen Ceri finds kindness, friendship and the chance of love. But mostly a more meaningful purpose than she’s felt in a…

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In a recent conversation about Author Marian keyes I said ‘I’ve never read any of her books’ so on recommendation I’ve started with:  This Charming Man At first I couldn’t get into this book, the opening passages are written ‘diary like’ and very disjointed and I did wonder if this was the writer’s usual style, which I didn’t like at all. I soon realised this was only for the opening character Lola, as the four main characters, all women, each have their own voice (and font). Written in sections it flows back and forth between the women all connected by…

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