Brittany Pressley and Gabrielle Glaister alternate the narration of this heartwarming novel about family, friendship, and forgiveness. In her introduction, Jio states she wants to create a "cozy place" for listeners, and both narrators help realize this ambition. Pressley portrays Valentina, a recently divorced 30-something Seattle librarian who comes to London when she inherits a charming bookstore from her estranged mother, Eloise. Pressley's range is impressive as she navigates Valentina's conflicting emotions; ages her timbre for Eloise's best friend, Millie; and deepens her intonation for Valentina's competing love interests, Daniel and Eric. While listeners might benefit from a more definitive backstory on Eloise, Glaister effectively employs a careful intonation and cadence to depict her and deftly shifts tones and accents to portray supporting characters. M.J. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2022]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2022
DD ISBN 9780593400487 $20.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2022
DD ISBN 9780593400494 $95.00
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