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Pond Lane and Paris

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A sophisticated Parisian romance

After faithfully nursing her late husband William for eight years, Laura Brooke is slowly re-emerging into the world.

Laura decides she must convert her home Pond Cottage into a Bed & Breakfast.

But she needs cash to renovate it and William’s failed career as an artist and hotel owner left her with nothing.

Short of money, she finds a
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Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Published November 26th 2015 by Endeavour Press (first published June 10th 2005)
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Damaskcat
Dec 29, 2015 Damaskcat rated it really liked it
Laura's husband has died after being ill for several years. In order to stay in her beloved cottage she needs to find a way of making money and decides to turn the house into a B&B but she needs money to do that and no one will lend her any. A chance meeting with a friend sees her taking up a job offer in Paris working for the sophisticated Oliver looking after Charlotte, his daughter but old ties make her homesick for Pond Lane.

This is a well written story of relationships and how they grow
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Els
Aug 10, 2016 Els rated it it was ok
I'm sorry to say that the book, for me, was rather boring. It felt like an old fashioned story and it dragged a bit. I was looking forward to reading it when I read the text on the back cover but sadly it dissapointed me.
Pam
Nov 23, 2007 Pam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: transita
11/23/07
TITLE/AUTHOR: POND LANE AND PARIS by Susie Vereker
RATING: 4.5/B+
GENRE/PUB DATE/# OF PGS: Women's Fiction/2005/312 pgs
SERIES/STAND ALONE: Stand Alone
TIME/PLACE: Present/Paris, France
CHARACTERS: Laura Brooke/widow & housekeeper to ambassador & daughter
FIRST LINES: Laura smiled grimly as she watched the Bentley crawling up the rutted lane & around the bend by the oak tree.

COMMENTS:
rec 10/01/07 bookcrossing ring/ray. I always enjoy these transita books -- women of a "certain age"
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Debbie Viscosi
Jan 17, 2016 Debbie Viscosi rated it really liked it
This book is one of emergence. Laura has been a hermit for 8 years while she nursed her husband. After his death she is determined to shake things up by traveling to Paris and watching over a teen aged hellion. As Laura navigates through life as a widow she makes mistakes, looses sight of her goals, and forgets the scope of her job in Paris. Laura is an understandable and realistic character. Oliver has a large part of Laura's life but hasn't been developed to the point of believing in him. He ...more
Michael Tweed
Sep 09, 2016 Michael Tweed rated it liked it
Entertaining enough light read.
Bharti
Jan 20, 2016 Bharti rated it it was ok
I picked up the book as the title was promising and the story sounded good. The title promised Paris but the Paris delivered was drab and boring. The pace plot of the story dragged on a bit more than my liking. The ending was much better than the rest though. There was excitement and actions which if happened at earlier points during the story would have made this a good read.
Amy Sperry
Jan 02, 2016 Amy Sperry rated it liked it
Good vaca read

Good little book to keep you entertained on a break. Good plot, took a little to get into. Looking forward to seeing if there are more
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Oct 03, 2011 Faye rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Ok but I felt the story dragged in places and the ending was a bit predictable.
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