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The Difference a Day Makes

The Difference a Day Makes [Kindle Edition]

Carole Matthews
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)

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All the warmth and wit we expect from Carole Matthews. Perfect (Bella)

Witty, funny and incredibly touching (Heat)

Simply brilliant (Closer)

Hilarious (OK!)

Book Description

You never know when your luck's about to change . . . A heart-wrenching tale about real love and real life from the Sunday Times bestselling and readers' favourite Carole Matthews

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 572 KB
  • Print Length: 420 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0755345819
  • Publisher: Sphere (1 Jan 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AJ208WE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,729 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Carole Matthews is the bestselling author of more than 23 hugely successful romantic comedy novels. Her unique sense of humour has won her legions of fans all over the world.

Her latest books, A Cottage by the Sea and Calling Mrs Christmas have both appeared in the top ten of the Sunday Times bestseller list. Her novels Welcome To The Real World and Wrapped Up In You were shortlisted for the RNA Romantic Novel of the Year award. She was also inducted into The Festival of Romance Hall of Fame for her outstanding contribution to romantic fiction.
Carole is a prolific writer of short stories, featuring in several anthologies, and has presented on television. She's also a regular radio guest.

Born in St Helens, Merseyside, Carole has always been an avid reader and dreamed of being a teacher, an air traffic controller, a travel guide or a hairdresser - writer never featured once. Leaving Liverpool for London after a torrid holiday romance in Torquay, she worked as a secretary, an ice-cream lady, a shop assistant and a beauty therapist. It was when she was working in a completely mad holistic clinic that she first thought 'one day I should write a book about this.' She still hasn't got round to it.

Entering a short story competition in Writing Magazine, the first fiction she'd written since being coerced into it at school, Carole - to her and everyone else's amazement - won a thousand pounds! Then - to her and everyone else's amazement - she spent the money, not on shoes and handbags, but on a writing course. The tutor on the course liked what she was writing and recommended an agent who took her on straight away. He sold her first book, which became Let's Meet on Platform 8, a week later.

Previously very unlucky in love, she now lives happily ever after with her partner, Lovely Kev, at Matthews' Towers in the Costa del Keynes. She likes to drink champagne, eat chocolate, bake cake and spends far too much time on Facebook and Twitter.

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Fantastic Read from a Brilliant Writer! 23 Mar 2009
By Bindi B
I've just finished The Difference a Day Makes and was torn between wanting to know how it ended and NOT wanting the book to come to an end! Yet again, Carole Matthews has written a story filled with characters I really cared about and a plot that I found both believable and fascinating. To see how Amy Ashurst adapts to life in the Yorkshire countryside, especially after such a tragic turn of events in her life, was both realistic and heartrending at the same time. I found myself laughing and crying in the space of two pages - and the scene at the funeral with their troublesome hound Hamish, was pure brilliance! I thought it was going to prove too heartbreaking and tragic to bear, but Carole knows just how to offset one set of emotions against another. I honestly enjoyed this book SO much and it gave me some much-needed escapism at a pretty rotten time in my own life. I've since bought a load more of Carole's books - she's a genius and one of the best writers around today. Keep up the good work Carole - can't wait for your next book to come out!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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I have been a huge fan of the "chocolate lovers" books and although this wasn't quite as good it was a great read all the same. This is about Amy and Will who are out and out townies. Will has an "incident" and ends up moving him and Amy and their two children out to the sticks to start a better life. When tragedy strikes Amy is thrown in at the deep end on her own with two children, a bunch of farmers that consider her an outsider and trouble filled animals. An amusing and warm story that is easy reading.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely, heartwarming read 8 April 2012
By Lynn M
This is the first book I have read by Carole Matthews and I really enjoyed it. It is a lovely, cosy story to make you laugh and cry, sometimes within the same page. The book has an interesting story line - a high flying couple and their two children move from London to a rambling house in Yorkshire in the attempt to have a less stressful lifestyle as the husband has suffered ill health. The story has very likeable characters and lots of cute and crazy animals - the antics of Hamish, the family dog, made me gasp with shock as well as laugh out loud. I recommend this book as a warm, enjoyable and easy read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The difference a book makes! 2 Aug 2011
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The coverage of grief in this book was fantastic and after going through a similar experience myself recently really showed me how I wasn't alone. The coverage of the animals antics was absolutely hilarious and I literally devoured the whole thing in a day. The cover claims how it makes you laugh and cry and it couldn't be more accurate. I recommend this to anyone and everyone. Funny, emotional, quirky, succinct and genuine.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fantastic Read! 27 May 2010
I confess I borrowed this book from the library, and haven't bought it from Amazon (!) but I thought it was so good, I read it twice. Amy, her husband Will, Guy the vet and Serena, Amy's sister are all likeable characters, and the animals are given such fantastic personalities. I would say they were given an animorphic quality which we have all seen in our own pets. When Will passes away, Guy, who had fancied Amy when he first met her, becomes her best friend and confidante, and we see Amy struggle with her grief, even neglecting her children, but Guy is always there to help and support her. We all know how it's going to end, but if you are a hapless romantic who wishes for chocolates and roses in their own lives (me!) then it's worth buying. And watch out for Hamish, the Gordon Setter, who is equally daft and clever in equal measures! Nobody's pants are safe with him around.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Carole at her best 4 Mar 2009
This is one of the best stories Carole has ever written! You won't be able to put the book down. It's funny and romantic and you will enjoy every minute of it. As many of her novels, it would make a perfect script for a film. Well done again, Carole!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to read, very entertaining 14 April 2014
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If you are a lady like me that has lots to do and likes a book that you can read and zone out of the day you are having, then this is the book. Simply a lovely romantic book, that is easy to read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good read for a Summer's day, 13 April 2014
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The characters are rounded and the story runs along at a good pace. Didn't take me long to read it because it wasn't easily put down!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars An okay read
I enjoyed the book but lost interest towards the middle of the book due to the story being dragged out and quite predictable. lovely but obvious ending.
Published 7 days ago by shelley curtis
5.0 out of 5 stars Ann
Ann excellent book. well worth reading. A plot with a twist and not the romantic plot. Shows how easy it is to drift into the wrong relationship. Read more
Published 26 days ago by Patricia Gray
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Brilliant! Carole Matthews at her best. Really enjoyed this book. Found it hard to put it down. Lovely heartstrings story.
Published 1 month ago by Emma Coltar
5.0 out of 5 stars another brilliant book
This is my second carole matthews book that I have read and again I found it hard to put down once I started to read it

The book made me laugh and cry

I... Read more
Published 1 month ago by JULES A.
4.0 out of 5 stars A book to get your head into
Really good read. A bit slow at the start but really good a few chapters into the book. some good surprises too!
Published 1 month ago by Emma
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read - could not put it down
Really enjoyed the story and there are some very funny bits that make you smile - couldn't put it down.
Published 1 month ago by suzyb
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent story. Well written.
Very warm and heart rendering story. Would recommend it to my friends. Easy reading with a feel good ending
Published 1 month ago by Joan Kerr
5.0 out of 5 stars Marvellous athews
just the kind of Carol M Mathews book that I love warm, identifiable and down to earth humour Loved the story line and the laugh at loud situations with the animals Was sad when... Read more
Published 2 months ago by mary irene scott
3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
A great story by Carole Matthews. However, I didn't stomach the constant references to mice entrails, horse balls been eaten by the dog and found the devastation caused by Hamish... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Julie Allen
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely story
Lovely story as always with Carole Matthews. Can't wait to read the next one. I just hope she keeps on writing more books.
Published 2 months ago by Lesley C
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