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The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle
The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle: A Heart-Warming, Surprising and Irresistible Love Story That You'll Never Forget ... | Matt Cain
It's never too late to start your life's big adventure . . . Albert Entwistle was a postman. It was one of the few things everyone knew about him. And it was one of the few things he was comfortable with people knowing. 64-year-old Albert Entwistle has been a postie in a quiet town in Northern England for all his life, living alone since the death of his mam 18 years ago. He keeps himself to himself. He always has. But he's just learned he'll be forced to retire at his next birthday. With no friends and nothing to look forward to, the lonely future he faces terrifies him. He realises it's finally time to be honest about who he is. He must learn to ask for what he wants. And he must find the courage to look for George, the man that, many years ago, he lost - but has never forgotten . . . Join Albert as he sets out to find the long-lost love of his life, and has an unforgettable and completely life-affirming adventure on the way ... This is a love story the like of which you have never read before!
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Curvybookgirl
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Our January book club pick and a really good one. It was heartwarming and emotional. A lovely comforting read for this time of year

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julesG
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CarolynM
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About to turn 65, Albert realises his padlocked closet door has left him friendless and miserable. He sets about making new connections and tracking down his one and only love from 50 years before. I wanted to like this more than I did. It stretched my ability to suspend disbelief a bit too far.

rwmg wishlisted despite your reservations 4mo
CarolynM @rwmg It‘s not bad, I just found it a bit artificial. I hope you enjoy it. 4mo
Prairiegirl_reading I agree 100 percent. That‘s exactly how I felt about this book! 4mo
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julesG
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Enjoyed this story of a soon to retire postie and how the doom of retirement shows him who he really is.

Moving story of gay men in the 1970s and how the LGBTQ+ community changed within the last 50 years.

TLuvs I loved the vocal actor on this book! He was perfect for the character. 5mo
julesG @TLuvs Yes, the narration was brilliant. 5mo
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MaggieCarr
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While searching for George, Albert found himself. This story reminded me of Ove, Arthur Pepper & the movie Letters To Juliet with a Great Britain LGBTQ+ history thrown in.

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quirkyreader
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In between the post-op side effects, which suck, I was able to sit outside for a while and finish this book. Here is the link to my gr review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4326330038?book_show_action=false&from_rev...

@shawnmooney if you haven‘t read this one yet, go find a copy.

tpixie @quirkyreader hope you have a fast recovery ❤️‍🩹 6mo
quirkyreader Thank you @tpixie 6mo
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quirkyreader
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Home sick again today to complications from Monday. And not feeling guilty about missing work. I‘m going to try and finish this book today. And I‘ve got my late uncle‘s schnauzer collection to keep me company.

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quirkyreader
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A few of the books I want to finish before I tackle…….

jimfields3 I have Live Not by Lies on my TBR, too. I look forward to reading your review. 7mo
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coffees
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A really sweet and tragic story about Albert, who had to give up love bc of the homophobia rampant in the fifties. Now he's about to retire and realizes that the times are different and maybe it's not too late to be himself. Very cute and heartbreaking, mostly follows Albert's story but we also follow Nicole's story, which tbh felt less developed #pridemonth #gay

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stevesbookstuf1
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Rounding out Pride Month: A Hallmark Movie in a book. Albert Entwistle is a postman in northern England, who has been in the closet since he was a teenager. His pending mandatory retirement at age 65 is the jolt that starts him on a quest to find George, who he once loved, and who loved him. Despite the Hallmark comment, and the fact that it's overlong I really enjoyed it. And, I admit I teared up at the end.

Full review: https://bit.ly/3Nw5f6u

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rachelm
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This was a 3.5⭐️ audiobook for me but if I read it on paper it might have been lower 😕. The voice actor is fabulous and the LGBTQ rep is wonderful, but there are overly sentimental passages and lots of direct statement of feelings/hitting you over the head with how you‘re supposed to feel in a moment. Plus, I get bothered by the use of a sick person as a “lesson” or prop (midway thru book). Just not my favorite if you only see a character once.

rachelm I really wanted to love this more. I know many will! I have a feeling it will be very big. 8mo
KristiAhlers I almost bought this one today. But something held me back. 8mo
rachelm @KristiAhlers maybe request for your library? I‘m still glad I read it, but these things did bug me. 7mo
KristiAhlers @rachelm I just put myself on the waitlist. 7mo
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JoyBlue
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This loner-senior-finally-blossoming saga is a pleasant, if predictable, story. Publication is expected May 31. Read my full review here: https://debbybrauer.org/#the-secret-life-of-albert-entwistle

#NetGalley #RBMedia #TheSecretLifeofAlbertEntwistle

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TLuvs
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Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC audiobook for an honest review! First impression: if you are at all interested in this book, you must get it on audiobook! The vocal actor is AMAZING and the British accent is a must!!

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TiminCalifornia
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5 stars for its handling of one basic message: you are never too old to make new choices in how you live your life. Being now in my mid-50s, I‘ve found less and less of that messaging seems directed to my generation and those older than me. The strength of this book is it unpacks everything that goes along with making a wholesale change of perspective late in life – at the age of retirement in Albert‘s case. Thanks to #Netgalley for the #ARC.

Bookwomble I retrained and changed career in my early 50s, which I'm loving I'm my late 50s! Never too late 😊 10mo
johncadams That's a lovely image. 9mo
bthegood Just saying hi - haven't seen you for awhile on Litsy - 8mo
CarolynM 👋 Hi Tim, I‘ve missed seeing you around. Hope all is well. 6mo
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TiminCalifornia
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“Albert Entwistle was a postman.“

#FirstLineFridays

@ShyBookOwl

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Olivia306
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Sweet and heart warming, this is the perfect read for a sunny Sunday. I enjoyed Albert‘s journey from an anxious man with little left in his life to enjoy to a man that has the courage to put himself out there, enjoy the little joys of life and above all, recognise some hard truths about himself. But underneath it all, there‘s also a story of hiding oneself, of never living one‘s life because of fear, judgement and repercussions.

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thewallflower0707
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When I started this, I thought it would be a five-star read for sure. I thought Albert would be a less grumpy and more anxious #AManCalledOve. However, the constant need of the author to unnecessarily spell out everyone‘s thoughts quickly got annoying, and I felt myself lose interest and had to force myself through the last ~100 pages.

⭐️⭐️⭐️

#novel #kindle #thesecretlifeofalbertentwistle

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