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(4.3 stars; 97 reviews)

It's described as "A SPRIGHTLY LOVE STORY" and it is written by F. H. Burnett, "one of the most charming among American writers!" (Summary by Project Gutenberg and Elli) (3 hr 13 min)


Chapter 1 Part 1: Preparing for a journey 14:21 Read by Neeru Iyer
Chapter 1 Part 2: Preparing for a journey 14:36 Read by Neeru Iyer
Chapter 2: The arrival 18:01 Read by Rachell Lovett
Chapter 3 Part 1: The meeting 15:01 Read by Rachell Lovett
Chapter 3 Part 2: The meeting 15:04 Read by Rachell Lovett
Chapter 4 Part 1: Theo's diary 11:26 Read by Rosie
Chapter 4 Part 2: Theo's diary 11:48 Read by Rosie
Chapter 5: The separation 12:00 Read by Rosie
Chapter 6: Theo goes to Paris 16:23 Read by Rosie
Chapter 7: "Parting is sweet sorrow" 15:06 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
Chapter 8 Part 1: Theo's first trouble 15:17 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
Chapter 8 Part 2: Theo's first trouble 16:25 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
Chapter 9: What comes of it all 18:08 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)


Sweet little story

(4 stars)

This is a typical sugary sweet FHB story. A nice listen to relieve your daily stress. The narrators all did a terrific job, every one of them were wonderful. Many thanks to the readers. Often stories with mixed readers have spotty narration but all of these ladies did a super job!

Not one of Burnett’s best stories

(2 stars)

Burnett is a fine author but this tale was rather cringeworthy in its predictability and shallowness. The characters are rather 2 dimensional. It reads like a romantic wish-fulfilment story written by a teenager.

Predictable, and bland

(1 stars)

Light years away from her "Little Princess," or "The Secret Garden."

(5 stars)

Excellent readers and plot. A sweet love story of a by gone day

(3.5 stars)

Cute, but hardly memorable compared to FHB's other romances.

Well, I Don't Know...

(2 stars)

Enjoy her writing, and the story is well constructed, but I found it overly dramatic. I guess times have changed, but I kept thinking how the main character is ONLY SIXTEEN YEARS OLD!!! I'm from USA, but have grown fond of British readers. The various readers were tolerable if lacking lustre, and some of the pronunciations made me shudder. Definitely check out her other books.

worthy of a listen

(4 stars)

I love most of FHB's stories. This one is a little overly romantic and unrealistic. Still, well read and worth listening to.