The Choir on Hope Street

The Choir on Hope Street The best things in life happen when you least expect themNat s husband has just said the five words no one wants to hear I don t love you any Picture perfect Caroline has to welcome her estranged moth

  • Title: The Choir on Hope Street
  • Author: Annie Lyons
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 314
  • Format: Paperback
  • The best things in life happen when you least expect themNat s husband has just said the five words no one wants to hear I don t love you any.Picture perfect Caroline has to welcome her estranged mother into her house after she was forced out of an exclusive nursing home.Living on the same street these two women couldn t be different Until the local communityThe best things in life happen when you least expect themNat s husband has just said the five words no one wants to hear I don t love you any.Picture perfect Caroline has to welcome her estranged mother into her house after she was forced out of an exclusive nursing home.Living on the same street these two women couldn t be different Until the local community centre is threatened, galvanising Caroline and the people of Hope Street into action But when the only way to save the centre is to form a community choir no one, least of all Nat, expects the results This spring, hope is coming

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    1. Thank you to Netgalley, Harper Collins uk and Annie Lyons for the opportunity to read this book for an honest review. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance reader copy of this book. You can find my review on both and . On /karenwhittard and on under k.e.whittard from publication date. Aww I have so much love for this book. If you are a chicklit/romance fan or if you love singing then I seriously suggest that this is a must buy must read for you. I really loved it.Nats world has just come crashing [...]

    2. I absolutely loved The Choir on Hope Street. It was heart warming and so easy to read. It focuses on friendship, loyalty and commitment with a great sense of achievement and Pride.I believe the biggest message Annie sends is to never give up on your hopes and dreams.I loved how Annie touched on personal matters within the choir members particularly Natalie and Caroline. The Breakdown of Natalie's marriage and the Estranged relationship Caroline had with her mother and her Dementia.This book bou [...]

    3. *I've got this book from NetGalley in exchange of an honest review*When I requested this book from NetGalley, I thought, that it will be yet another eye-roll worthy chick-lit romance book. But actually it was much better, that I expected. The story begins with to ladies Natalie and Caroline, whose world turns up upside down in an instant and they are forced to became frenemies at first and a real friends later. They both were so different, yet they found some common things to relate. And that is [...]

    4. Sometimes music speaks for words. And it creates delightful magic. The magic of bringing back memories.The magic of bringing an entangled relationship to reconciliation. The magic of bringing total strangers together to fight for a big cause. All of them and many more are found in this book. Two women living on the same street with very different characters are each going through an issue of their own; one trying to come to terms with a problematic relationship she has with a mother suffering fr [...]

    5. Oh my! This is just a lovely, lovely book! It made me laugh, smile, yearn to be part of a choir and yet at times it also made me struggle to swallow the lump forming in my throat and blink through blurring tears. The Choir On Hope Street tells the story of two women, Nat and Caroline, in alternating chapters. Both women are going through a time of uncertainty and change, with their family dynamics shifting and the lives they'd grown comfortable with reshaping. Nat's husband has just dropped a bo [...]

    6. This was the first book I’d read by Annie Lyons and it was an ABSOLUTE GEM OF A BOOK! I LOVED every minute of it!The book begins with words no woman ever wants to hear from her husband “I don’t love you any more” which sends Natalie Garfield into a spin as she never had any inclination her marriage to Dan was even in trouble.The story alternates between the two main characters Natalie who writes children’s books and Caroline who is coping with an elderly mother who has dementia. The on [...]

    7. Wow, this book was so much more than I anticipated. It covers a roller coaster of emotions with real world situations. Each chapter alternates with Natalie and Caroline, the two main characters, telling the story. They are very different women. Natalie is fun, loves to joke around, is a children's author who has a very good relationship with her eight year old son Woody. Unfortunately, her marriage falls apart in the book. Caroline, is a perfectionist. She is very closed emotionally and wants to [...]

    8. This was a new author for me and I will certainly read more as this was excellent and got me wanting to read more. Such an easy read and has two main characters Nat and Caroline. Nat's husband has just said the four words she didn't want to hear I don't love you and while going to school with her child she was upset and nearly got ran over by Caroline and they became friends trying to save the community centre. Two people you wouldn't put together at all and yet can they work and form a choir to [...]

    9. A fabulous, funny, touching tale of love friendship and the power of community. I with the Hope Street Community Choir was real so I could join it!

    10. What a super read. Gripping. Moving. Funny. I didn't want to put it down and am now so sad the journey is over. It's a book about finding a sense of community and friends in the most unexpected places. It's a book about self-acceptance and accepting others. The chapters' point of view alternates between snooty Caroline and down-to-earth Natalie, and this works really well. I wish there was a sequel! A story to make your soul sing.

    11. A new Annie Lyons book is always a treat and this one doesn’t disappoint. It’s an engaging, heart-warming story about a local community coming together to form a choir to save their local hall. Great characters, warm humour and the feel-good factor. A lovely uplifting read!

    12. Funny, real and full of hope! Annie Lyons makes you feel like you're looking into your neighbours lives and are wrapped up in their stories. Great book.

    13. Hope Street is a small neighborhood, like so many in the world, where many of the residents can exist quite neatly within the small area. An aging community center becomes the catalyst for the story, as a developer’s interest may result in changes to the neighborhood, unwelcome changes. We start the story with Natalie: a children’s book author with a husband, son and gay best friend who is also responsible for bringing her books to life. Things are busy, but good and comfortable, at least un [...]

    14. The words no woman ever wants to hear from her husband are " I don't love you any more" but that is just how the book starts, and it sends Nat into a tailspin, as she thought their marriage was rock solid and working really well. While reeling from this bombshell, she meets Caroline who lives at the "posh" end of Hope Street. Caroline then ropes Nat into the campaign to save the Hope Street Community Centre, which involves them forming a community choir. Nat is a children's book writer, and has [...]

    15. Annie Lyons has been on my "to read" list for a while now so I was thrilled when her upcoming The Choir on Hope Street appeared on NetGalley (and, soon after, my NetGalley shelf!). It's set to be released on April 6th and if you're a fan of chick lit, romantic comedies (although the romance is light), singing and/or really good stories about community spirit, I highly recommend giving this one a shot.Natalie and Caroline are the two main characters and, seemingly, all they have in common are the [...]

    16. Thank you HarperCollins and NetGalley for the opportunity to review this book.I grew up with parents who both sang in a choir. Our house was always filled with music and because my parents had me and my three brother within six years after their marriage, they could sure do with an 'evening out' for the both of them each week. My parents sang in a classical choir so I grew up not with Something Inside So Strong (one of my favorites by the way!) but with Bach and others. It really makes no differ [...]

    17. Very engaging, I finished it in 36 hours!The story concerns two women, Natalie and Caroline, who are both having their own personal crises. Natalie is a children's author, who's husband has just left her and their son, simply saying he doesn't love her any more, leaving her lost, heartbroken and confused. In the morning outside school she is nearly knocked down by the irritating and supercilious head of the PTA - Caroline. When Caroline finds out that Natalie is fairly well known, she recruits h [...]

    18. The Choir on Hope Street is a well paced and beautifully written story. Whether you're a forgetful Natalie or an organised Caroline, there's so much to identify with both characters. When I opened the pages I felt immediately transported to the lives of the people on Hope Street. This is an immersive read hitting some difficult topics with just the right amount of humour. A must read this spring!!

    19. All reviews can be found on my blog at thewritinggarnet.wordpressI've got to admit, whilst I was looking forward to Annie Lyon's new novel, the cover had me thinking that the storyline was going to be a lot tamer than what it actually was. Don't get me wrong, the storyline wasn't all harsh and completely serious but the cover was rather simple for such a rollercoaster ride of a book. It really was a pleasant surprise.One of the main characters, Nat, has just been told five words that no wife (or [...]

    20. This is the first book I’ve read by Annie Lyons, but I now want to read all her novels! I loved the premise – a choir trying to save a community hall from developers. I’ve sung in choirs myself and know the joy of singing with like-minded people, so I started reading with anticipation.What I didn’t expect, however, was how quickly and satisfyingly I would be drawn into the world that the author describes so beautifully and how much I did not want to put this book down. I read it in two d [...]

    21. Natalie and Caroline could not be more different. Nat is easy going and has a wicked sense of humour while Caroline is uptight, judgemental and a huge snob. Caroline lives on the “posh end” of Hope Street while Nat lives at the other.There’s no way that these two women could ever hope to be friends, under normal circumstances. But this is far from normal.Nat’s husband Dan has just told her that he no longer loves her. She understandably lost her temper and threw him out. Since then she [...]

    22. Yuck. Saccharine sweet and preachy - the characters were not sympathetic, the story was way too far fetched, the plot was totally predictable. I know this has gotten great reviews - it just is not my cup of tea.

    23. A good book. Was a bit skeptical after reading the blurb but the book itself is very good and has an adequate dose of drama to satisfy everyone.

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