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Publisher's Summary

Welcome to the Chapel House, the old oceanfront mansion where a group of close friends share their hopes and dreams and where love is sometimes an unexpected guest.

Heartfelt and deeply moving, Private Relations won the 1989 RITA Award for Best Single Title Contemporary Novel from the Romance Writers of America.

©2014 Diane Chamberlain (P)2016 Tantor

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Ummm

I can’t believe this is written by Diane... Superficially...
No surprise.
I like her works but not this.

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What???

This has to be the worst book ever. Stupid is putting it mildly. I gave it 5 hours but I can’t take anymore. Don’t believe the good reviews. This book is a waste of time.

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Boring! Don’t waste your time

Can’t believe I wasted 11 hours on this -kept waiting for the “good part” —never came

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Not good

I have enjoyed many of Diane Chamberlain’s books, but this one was disjointed with flat characters who were not likable. Skip it.

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Disappointed

I have read most of Diane Chamberlains books this was very hard to get through, the narrator was awful and the story was basically how these friends just slept around. I was hoping it would get better. It really wasn’t what I had expected at all, maybe this was an earlier book.

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The Cover Made Me Listen

What did you love best about Private Relations?

I loved Karen White's voice so so much, I know the book cover pulled me in immediately. such a great read/listen.

What other book might you compare Private Relations to and why?

I always run or think of Debbie Macomber's books immediately. Not sure why? ( ;

Which scene was your favorite?

what is not to love ... so many to pick from.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Not so PRIVATE, huh?

Any additional comments?

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Good, but agravating

Wonderful story in all and well written. I did however find it aggravating to listen as Kit and Cole's relationship develops throughout the book. It made it difficult to relax and enjoy the story. A bit of up and down is necessary, but this took it to another level of frusteration.

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Good summer read

I'm a huge fan of Diane Chamberlain, and for some reason this book didn't quite seem like a Chamberlain book, however I did enjoy listening to it. It's not as deep as some Chamberlain books, but for a light summer read, it was good. I enjoyed getting to know the characters, which I thought were well developed. There are other of her books I liked better, but this one really wasn't too bad

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Great listen

I discovered Diane Chamberlain's books a few months ago and once I get done one, I can't wait to get onto the next one. She always has the east coast incorporated into her stories and I love that coming from Maine.

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A Good book

This was a good book. I enjoyed the story enough. I would rate it a 3.5. It isn't my favorite story that I have heard or listened to by this author. It had a lot of good and enjoyable parts. There were some parts that would be triggers to some though. I liked some of the characters and didn't like others. Sometimes the story seemed to drag on and other times it was interesting and captivation. Overall it was a good story and I am sure others will enjoy it.

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  • 02-21-18

not good

Don't let this be your first experience of this wonderful author because its very poor

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  • Mr S Ferguson
  • 10-27-20

narrative

didn't enjoy harsh voice of narrator's thought she read too fast to make it enjoyable

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-11-19

enjoyable to hear

lovely book enjoyed listening to it every time i was on my own peace