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Secrets of the Lighthouse | [Santa Montefiore]

Secrets of the Lighthouse

From Sunday Times best-selling author Santa Montefiore comes a novel about losing yourself, but finding your future.… Ellen Trawton is running away from it all - literally. She’s getting married to a man she doesn't love, her job is depressing, and her mother is getting on her nerves. So she escapes to the one place she knows her mother won't follow her - her aunt's house in rural Ireland. Once there, she uncovers a dark family secret - and a future she never knew she might have.
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Publisher's Summary

From Sunday Times best-selling author Santa Montefiore comes a novel about losing yourself, but finding your future.…

Ellen Trawton is running away from it all - literally. She’s getting married to a man she doesn't love, her job is depressing, and her mother is getting on her nerves. So she escapes to the one place she knows her mother won't follow her - her aunt's house in rural Ireland. Once there, she uncovers a dark family secret - and a future she never knew she might have.

©2013 Santa Montefiore (P)2013 W F Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Santa Montefiore is the new Rosamunde Pilcher." (Daily Mail)

"A gripping romance... It is as believable as the writing is beautiful." (Daily Telegraph)

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  • Sarah
    Okehampton, United Kingdom
    5/25/14
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    "The most disappointing Audible experience!"
    What would have made Secrets of the Lighthouse better?

    Selecting narrators that could speak at the same speed as each other and could narrate in good Irish accents. the characters slow speech made it sound as if they were speaking to children.


    What could Santa Montefiore have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Not sure that the author could have done anything about the narrators.


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Maggie Mash and Gerri Halligan ?

    The main narrator in the book has a very good speaking voice, however the character voices were slow, and a very poor reflection of the Irish accent. Ellen's voice sounded as if she was straight out of a Walt Disney children's film.


    Any additional comments?

    I have read and listened to many Santa Montefiorie books, but I for me, this is the weakest, and the audible experience was so poor, I had to buy the book in order to finish the story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Shirley
    Brixham, United Kingdom
    11/15/13
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    "a superb read"
    Would you listen to Secrets of the Lighthouse again? Why?

    Yes. The narrators were good to listen to and the story was really good, kept me enthralled. Best of all the description of the scenery was so good I could really imagine myself there.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ellie because it was so easy to empathise with her because of the way the story was written.


    What about Maggie Mash and Gerri Halligan ’s performance did you like?

    Superb, you always knew which character was speaking.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Red Fred
    England
    4/15/14
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    "Predictable and rather annoying"
    Would you try another book written by Santa Montefiore or narrated by Maggie Mash and Gerri Halligan ?

    I would not try another book by this author - clearly not for me. The narrators largely did a good job job - although I found Ellen's voice to be very annoying - she was made to sound like a naive teenager.


    What could Santa Montefiore have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    It was incredibly predictable. I was shouting at loud in the car at some points and it was very annoying that the reader was miles ahead of the any of the characters in the book!


    How could the performance have been better?

    Ellen was very annoying - but not sure if that was deliberate or not - it certainly did not make me warm to her and Connor sounded awful too.


    What character would you cut from Secrets of the Lighthouse?

    Ellen and Connor - so not much of a book left really.


    Any additional comments?

    I thought I'd try something different, but this was just very dull and predictable. With no liking for the main characters I really didn't care what happened. I don't why I struggled on with it. I think I was hoping that there must be more to it than there was, but I was wrong.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • NellMcMH
    Somerset, UK
    1/13/14
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    "Good story let down by the performances"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A more contemporary approach by the readers


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked the peripheral characters far more than those at the centre of the story. Ellie was just annoying. Where had the rebellious girl of her youth gone (running away doesn't count)? She behaved more like a teenager than a woman of 33...


    What didn’t you like about Maggie Mash and Gerri Halligan ’s performance?

    It's true that the readers made it easy to tell the characters apart but why, oh why did Connor - the vibrant, exciting, sexy man of 44 - have to sound as if he was a ponderous ancient and Ellie like a Woman's Weekly heroine, circa 1965??


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I plodded on, determined to hear how things panned out, but have to admit to adding a few comments and expletives of my own in the second half as I listened. Goodness knows what my fellow dog-walkers thought!


    Any additional comments?

    It's been asked before, but how are the readers chosen? This wasn't quite total ruination for me, but I have to work hard now to remember why I thought, despite this, that this was really a good story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Joanna
    Lechlade, United Kingdom
    10/8/13
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    "Very mills & boon"
    What disappointed you about Secrets of the Lighthouse?

    Poorly written with predictable story line. In the audio book the male Irish accents were very irritating.


    What was most disappointing about Santa Montefiore’s story?

    Predictability and quality of writing.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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