Lucy Cardwell has recently lost her troubled father, Tom. While sifting through his papers, she finds he'd been researching an uncle she never knew he'd had. Intrigued, she visits her father's childhood home, the once beautiful Carlyon Manor. She meets an old woman named Beatrice who has an extraordinary story to tell. As Lucy listens to the tales of the past, she learns a secret that will change everything she has ever known... As Lucy listens to the tales of the past, she learns a secret that will change everything she has ever known....
©2011 Rachel Hore (P)2011 W F Howes Ltd
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"Didn't want it to end!"
I have listened to or read all Rachel Hore's other books and this one didn't disappoint. Thoroughly enjoyable, believable characters, exciting storyline - totally absorbing! Loved it!
"Loved EVERY Minute"
I just adored this book. It is lengthy and a real saga but I was totally hooked from the start. It is superbly narrated and the pace is excellent. The characters were convincing and well defined and the story, though complex, was thought provoking and convincing without seeming contrived or leaving loose ends. I was in another world whilst listening to this. Totally absorbing.
loved this book it had been recommended by a friend but now off to listen to more Rachel Hore
"Rachel Does it Again"
Loved it. Rachels books always bring you in from page one and take you on a journey Emotional,Geograpical,Historical etc Just when you think you kow the ending it twists again.
Where to start? I didn't finish the book as it didn't capture my interest enough.
It takes too long to get to the point
Uninspired. Dull. Forgetable
i would trash the lot and start again. sorry
"fantastic captivating so moving count put it down"
The story of this well to do damaged well to do family sticking together no matter if it hurt the lovely girl that so admired them all.
The dull childhood and her father attitude to children, her her escape to this beautiful house her bravery working being sent to france in the war the description of the Nazi touchure
Gerri Hilligan her reading voice accents are perfect in fact I will now read her other books she has read
No it was a very long read I ask my husband get most of our meals, think he got a bit fed up with me!
This book is one to take away with you from all distractions on an Island with NO TV or radio.The description of her real Grandmother life story the true meaning of unconditional love of both her and her new found granddaughter.
Great story of the life of a young girl to old age including narrative on 2nd world war. A good saga.
Yes, I would listen again. Even though I know the outcome, the story was so well crafted and told that I would enjoy listening again.
Beatrice was my favourite; her character was slowly revealed throughout the story and was not what I was expecting. I found that I admired her and cared about her so the final reveal was all the more emotional.
It was difficult to turn off and I looked forward to listening to another instalment when possible.
I don't want to give the story away, but it wasn't a boy meets girl, boy goes to war story that I thought it would be - it was so much more. it turns into a rollercoaster ride through the second world war for the main characters with a secret slowly revealed. Well worth a listen.
Just outside my top ten
The Last Summer ...predictable story
When Beatrice talked about her son Tommy
The story was pretty good and kept me listening. I like this kind of story, a telling in the present of life with secrets in the past. And this wasn't a bad version of this genre.
The narrator was brilliant, I'm usually dubious when a narrator decides to do voices and few manage to keep it up. In this case every voice was different and maintained, she even managed to make the men sound like men! Certainly will look for more books read by this narrator.
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