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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Avon a; 1 edition (Dec. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060595639
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060595630
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 2 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,382,776 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Carole Matthews is the Sunday Times bestselling author of twenty-seven novels, including the Top Ten bestsellers A Cottage by the Sea, Calling Mrs Christmas, The Christmas Party and The Cake Shop in the Garden.

In 2013, Summer Daydreams was shortlisted for the Melissa Nathan award for Fiction about Life and Love. Carole was also shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists' Association Romantic Comedy RoNA in 2012 and inducted into the Reader Hall of Fame by the inaugural Festival of Romance. Her novels dazzle and delight readers all over the world. She was given an award for Outstanding Achievement by the Romantic Novelists' Association in 2015.

She is published in more than thirty countries and her books have sold to Hollywood.

For all the latest news from Carole, visit www.carolematthews.com, follow Carole on Twitter or join the thousands of readers who have become Carole's friend on Facebook

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A feel-good tale . . . thoroughly escapist (Marie Claire)

This novel has all the warmth and wit we expect from Carole Matthews. Perfect (Bella)

It makes you laugh one minute and cry the next (Prima)

A heart-warming tale (Daily Express) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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A riotously funny romance of misunderstanding and mayhem from the Sunday Times bestselling and readers' favourite Carole Matthews --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dot on 22 Jun. 2010
Format: Paperback
Rose Stevens has left her London life behind her to settle in the quiet village of Great Brayford. She has bought a little cottage where she can live and run her Aromatherapy business from. Rose is looking for a fresh start away from her complicated past with her ex-lover Hugh. However, things don't quite go to plan due to the nosy neighbours jumping to the conclusion that she is offering far more than a back massage and essential oils. Plus she meets Dan, who she is instantly attracted to but he is already spoken for by one of the village's most beautiful and high maintenance residents.
A Whiff of Scandal is another great book from Carole Matthews. The writing is very witty and engaging, I loved all of the characters. Angelica and Anise are the two elderly sisters living opposite Rose, Anise is the driving force behind convincing the other villagers that Rose is actually a lady of the night. I warmed to Dan too, Rose's arrival in Great Brayford makes him realise that his long-term relationship has not been right for a long time. Rose ties all of the characters together and I enjoyed the fact that she had some flaws too. Rose is not proud of some of her past actions yet she appears to be heading towards making the same mistakes all over again.
I think that Carole Matthews really showed eccentric British village life. Rose has to prove who she really is so that the other villagers can't keep jumping to conclusions however comical the results. A Whiff of Scandal is a good, entertaining read that I would recommend.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By angela on 26 April 2015
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Village life - non-acceptance of outsiders, non-acceotance of change, people being people, village gossip - nothing really new. I like the backbiting, nosey old lady character, but preferred her more acerbic sister. I did wonder about the policeman, Frank, and how he managed to accept his wife's behaviour with all his colleagues.

You could say nothing happens, but then it is a book about an English village.

Having been 'the other woman', the heroine is a drip. The hero (?) has done the usual male thing of deciding to end his relationship when he has somewhere else to go rather than looking at his life and making the decision to end his relationship. I think this book epitomises why I choose not to live in a village, but prefer to live in a small town - it's slightly less claustrophobic!

It passed the time, but such was my enthusiasm for it, that it took twice as long to read as some of my other books! I didn't have that much patience with the characters, so kept getting up to make another cup of tea or coffee.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By bradgirl on 17 Feb. 2000
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I really enjoyed this book. All the character were well developed and i could relate to them all, even the cranky old lady. A thoroughly enjoyable read which i would recommend to any of my friends
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Heardz on 12 May 2013
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I've been a big carole matthews fan for years, and this has to be one of my favourites. It's funny, shocking and real sweet moments keep you hooked the hole way through
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Balzan on 11 Jun. 2013
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A real page turner, could not put it down, very funny at times but tear jerking as well, typical Carole Matthews, great !
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Karen Gooderham on 12 April 2013
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I have read nearly all of Carole Matthews books and I did not enjoy this one as much as some of her others.

Rose is an Aromatherapist and has moved to the quite village of Great Brayford. She has brought a little cottage and is running her business from there. She has moved her to get over a relationship that has recently ended. What she did not bargin for was nosey neighbours who think that she is up to no good with all the people coming and going from her house.

You also have Dan who is the local builder who is with body obsessed Gardina. Mr Patel from the local shop who knows everyones business, the postie, Mel who cleans for the Vicar. Good set of characters and a good story. Well worth a read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Suehs on 21 July 2013
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So funny , just made me laugh , witty and perfect . Some of Carole's books are predictable , but not so this one
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 11 Dec. 2001
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Even better than her first book "Lets meet on platform 8". I think this was a great book, if you like Jill Mansell or Fiona Walker, you will love Carole Matthews. I was dying to know what happened all the way through and was surprised with a few things that did! If you like a book about love with humour then this is a great book to read! I am now going to buy all her other books!
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