An irresistible World War II story of a forbidden upstairs-downstairs romance in a great English country house.
It’s the spring of 1938 and no longer safe to be a Jew in Vienna. Nineteen-year-old Elise Landau is forced to leave her glittering life of parties and champagne to become a parlor maid in England. She arrives at Tyneford, the great house on the bay, where servants polish silver and serve drinks on the lawn. But war is coming, and the world is changing. When Kit, the son of Tyneford’s master, returns home, he and Elise strike up an unlikely friendship that will transform Tyneford - and Elise - forever.
A pageturning tale of family, love, loss, and the power of the human spirit set against the perennially popular backdrop of World War II England, Natasha Solomons’ The House at Tyneford is upmarket romantic fiction at its best.
Natasha Solomons is a screenwriter and the internationally bestselling author of Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English and Mr. Rosenblum’s List. She lives with her husband in Dorset, England.
©2011 Natasha Solomons (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
“Natasha Solomons has written a lovely, atmospheric novel full of charming characters and good, oldfashioned storytelling.” (Kristin Hannah, New York Times best-selling author)
A less predictable story line.
It bordered on cheap Romance novel
Naration was the best part of the book, so I wouldn't change anything.
I would have cut at least half. It was long and therefore became boring.
I purchased the book based on the narrator. I would not buy another book by this author.
I have read too many to rank them. All different kinds of stories and subjects. It was well written and lovely to listen to.
Gave even more understanding in what happened during pre war (world war II) Vienna to the Jews.
very good accents, made it all come alive
no, no time for that.
Better things to do but this is more fun.
I probably wouldn't try another Natasha Solomons book, particularly audio. I might try it in ebook form. I found the story very slow and am having trouble sticking with it. I've only managed to make it thus far (about 1/3) because it's historically interesting and from an equally interesting viewpoint.
I found this in the romance genre (I think) but don't think it's representative of Romance books, historical or otherwise.
Hmmm. Good accents.
no, nor was it worth the money. A good book should transport you into another world and I found myself zoning out instead.
Hi all. I'm in my 50's (that's relevant, i think), and I favor fiction. I like the british sensibility, and was introduced to the Forsyte Saga through audible ... loved it! I happen to also like Chinese writers, but they are not well represented yet at audible. Looking to follow readers with similar tastes ...
this is a good story. i do agree with other reviewers, however, that the narration takes away from the listening experience.
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