The Cul-de-Sac War

· Thomas Nelson · Narrated by Kate Rudd
2 reviews
8 hr 20 min
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About this audiobook

In this charming rom-com, two enemies find something they never expected in one another—taking "all's fair in love and war" to a hilarious and heartwarming new level.

Actress Bree Leake doesn't want to be tied down, but just when it's time to move on again, Bree's parents make her an offer; hold steady in Abingdon for one full year, and they will give her the one thing she's always wanted—her grandmother's house. Her dreams are coming true . . . until life throws her some curve balls.

And then there's her new neighbor. Chip McBride.

For the first time in her life, she's met the person who could match her free-spirited air—and it's driving her to the ledge of sanity. She would move heaven and earth to have him out of her life, but according to the bargain she's struck, she cannot move out of her house and away from the man who's making her life miserable. So begins Bree's obsessive new mission: to drive Chip out of the neighborhood—and fast.

Bree isn't the only one who's a wee bit competitive, and as Chip registers what Bree's up to, he's more than willing to fight fire with fire. But as their pranks escalate, the line between love and hate starts to blur.

Good fences make good neighbors—and sometimes love and hate share a backyard.

  • Sweet, stand-alone romantic comedy
  • Book length: 77,000 words

Ratings and reviews

2 reviews
Sherry Rehbock
November 10, 2020
A heartwarming rom-com in the spirit of the 80s and 90s movies. Neighbors and enemies Chip and Brie start a prank war against each other in hopes to get the upper hand in controlling their quiet street. A cute tale with a few poignant moments. Kate Rudd narrates the audiobook and is great. I listen to a lot of audiobooks and haven’t had the pleasure of listening to one of her narrations. I’ll definitely be looking up her work
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Brittany McEuen
November 11, 2020
I listened to the audio version of this story. The narrator did a very good job and I enjoyed her narration style. It was lively and entertaining. It took me awhile to get into the plot of this book. The misunderstandings and pranks between Bree and Chip were definitely juvenile and that had me on edge for a bit. However, I lightened my grasp on reality and decided to just enjoy the silliness of it all and began to enjoy the story much more, including many moments where I laughed out loud. The later portions of the book had some really good, heart-tugging scenes between the main characters, making them much more likable to me than earlier in the story. I especially liked the epilogue. I couldn’t really find much of a faith thread in this book. Just a mention of characters going to church. I would, personally, call it a clean read. I could see this book being enjoyed by Christian fiction readers as well as by general market readers. I received a complimentary copy of this audio book. All opinions are my own.
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About the author

Melissa Ferguson is the bestselling author of titles including Meet Me in the Margins, The Dating Charade, and The Cul-de-Sac War. She lives in Tennessee with her husband and children in their growing farmhouse lifestyle and writes heartwarming romantic comedies that have been featured in such places as The Hollywood Reporter, Travel + Leisure, Woman’s World, and BuzzFeed. Follow Melissa with over 765,000 other subscribers at Instagram: @our_friendly_farmhouse; TikTok: @ourfriendlyfarmhouse; or newsletter on her personal website:

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