Charlotte Fairlie

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5 out of 5 stars
By Susan h on 10-08-2010

A good "read"

I read this book a number of years ago but didn't remember a lot of the details. It is delightful, as all the author's books are. The reader did an exceptionally good job. I appreciate having books by authors like this who are not necessarily known by the mainstream of listeners.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jerri C on 23-05-2010

Career or romance

D. E. Stevenson is an author who is unsurpassed at creating believable characters that the reader cares about. Charlotte Fairlie is a delightful book about a woman who is a success in her career, as head of an English girls school. Then a chance for romance enters her life. What choices will she make? But the story of Charlotte is only part of this book. The secondary characters, both the good and the bad add to the delight of this book. And Hilary Neville does a great job bringing the characters to life. Listen to this book, then look for other books by D.E. Stevenson. Her world is a delight.

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By L on 19-10-2013

As a "comfort read," I just love this book

I was surprised how much I loved this book. The story is old fashioned and a little choppy, but the main character is so decent and likable it's hard not become engaged with her life decisions.

When I was young, I was a big fan of boarding school stories this book is from the perspective of the head of such a school. Another plus for me.

If you're looking for a gentler type of book, but not one that's insipid, I highly recommend this.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Holly on 06-09-2013

Narrator's splendid rendering of a lovely story

I already knew I loved Charlotte Fairlie, having read my paper copy several times. But what makes this so special is Hilary Neville and her splendid rendering of a lovely story. I feel she captures the very essence of talented author D.E. Stevenson's voice...I feel as though this special author is really speaking to me, telling me a wonderfully engaging story earnestly and truthfully. I am VERY happy with this recording, and sorry I didn't play it sooner. It is destined to be re-listened to a couple times a year.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Michele on 19-10-2012

Another lovely book by D. E. Stevenson

What made the experience of listening to Charlotte Fairlie the most enjoyable?

Ms. Neville's voice was perfect for each character, especially Charlotte. Slight scottish brogue.

What did you like best about this story?

The character of Tessa was beautiful.

What about Hilary Neville’s performance did you like?

Ms. Neville has a gentle voice, annunciates well and has a nice lilt to it. She performs all characters well.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The character of Tessa was so lovely, she is intuitive and bright with fresh and gentle honesty. I was moved at the tenderness of Tessa's father also.

Any additional comments?

A very lovely story of charcters with character. Stevenson paints a lovely picture of an isle in Scotland that is wonderful and bright.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By elisabeth on 06-08-2016

Charming all around

Charlotte Fairlie is a book that though understated, brings a warm mix of mystery, romance, English countryside and all around charm. I immediately identified with Charlotte, a sensible woman seeking a secure place in the world and doing well. Little does she know her world is about to turn upside down. I loved the contrast between her careful, tactful, organized life at the beginning of the story and the wild freedom of the Scottish island of Targ. Simply lovely!

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