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The House by the Sea | [Santa Montefiore]

The House by the Sea

Ten-year-old Floriana is captivated by the magnificent Tuscan villa near her village. When the owner’s son invites her inside, Floriana knows that her destiny is there, with him. But as they grow up, things begin to change. Miles away on the Devon coastline, Marina’s hotel has fallen on hard times. The arrival of Rafael Santoro, artist-in-residence, seems to bring peace in Marina’s family. But Rafa is not who he seems....
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Ten-year-old Floriana is captivated by the magnificent Tuscan villa near her village. When the owner’s son invites her inside, Floriana knows that her destiny is there, with him. But as they grow up, things begin to change. Miles away on the Devon coastline, Marina’s hotel has fallen on hard times. The arrival of Rafael Santoro, artist-in-residence, seems to bring peace in Marina’s family. But Rafa is not who he seems....

©2011 Santa Montefiore (P)2011 W F Howes Ltd

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  • A.G.Raynor-Krill
    Lincoln, United Kingdom
    9/2/12
    Overall
    "a very satisfying read!"

    This is a lovely gentle novel that starts as 2 separate stories which build throughout the book to be all pieced together at the end like a jigsaw puzzle. The character descriptions are very good pulling you into the story. I like the narrator too and she managed to do the male voices very well. A couple of twists at the end to make it a very satisfying read.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Sarah
    Crewe, United Kingdom
    7/8/13
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Just lovely"
    What made the experience of listening to The House by the Sea the most enjoyable?

    Nicely narrated and a lovely story to listen to.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The writer is very descriptive and you can imagine yourself actually watching things unfold before your eyes.


    Have you listened to any of Juanita McMahon’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I haven't but I will be looking for some more.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Loves Reading
    Plymouth, United Kingdom
    5/2/13
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    Performance
    Story
    "Loved It"

    Santa Montefiore is one of my favourite authors and I thoroughly enjoyed this story. The characters are so real they seem like friends and the poetic description of the scenery and places transports me there. This book has all the elements I love, romance, a touch of mystery and intrigue, beautiful settings, lovely descriptions. And the voice artist deserves special mention--she enhanced the story with her narration. All in all an excellent listen that my husband enjoyed as well.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ann
    ST IVES, United Kingdom
    6/26/13
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    Story
    "Intriguing story, that pulled me along. Lovely!"
    Would you recommend The House by the Sea to your friends? Why or why not?

    I certainly would recommend this book. It was a good escape and I made friends with the characters.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Deirdre
    Cookstown, Tyrone, United Kingdom
    7/31/14
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    "Probably the MOST boring book I have ever read"
    Would you ever listen to anything by Santa Montefiore again?

    Please, no more!


    What character would you cut from The House by the Sea?

    All of them!


    Any additional comments?

    This book has nothing! I am more than half way through and absolutely nothing has happened and the reader labours every word! Lovely diction but thats about all I can say.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Julia
    Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
    9/15/12
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    "Disappointing"

    The plot is reminiscent of a cross between Barbara Cartland and Mills and Boon. I couldn't decide whether it was the narrator or the purple prose that I found more irritating.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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