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The Light Behind the Window | [Lucinda Riley]

The Light Behind the Window

THE PRESENT - After her mother’s death, Emilie de la Martiniéres finds herself the sole inheritor of a chateau in the south of France. There she discovers an old notebook which leads her along a journey to unravel the tragic love story of the mysterious Sophia. THE PAST (1943). Constance Carruthers, arrives in occupied Paris at the height of conflict. There she stumbles into the heart of a wealthy family and is drawn into a web of deception, the repercussions of which will affect generations to come.
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THE PRESENT - After her mother’s death, Emilie de la Martiniéres finds herself the sole inheritor of a chateau in the south of France. There she discovers an old notebook which leads her along a journey to unravel the tragic love story of the mysterious Sophia.

THE PAST (1943). Constance Carruthers, arrives in occupied Paris at the height of conflict. There she stumbles into the heart of a wealthy family and is drawn into a web of deception, the repercussions of which will affect generations to come.

©2012 Lucinda Riley (P)2012 W F Howes Ltd

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    DHackney Round Rock, Texas 08-30-13
    DHackney Round Rock, Texas 08-30-13
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    "Dual Time-Line: Modern & WW2"

    Emilie annoyed me at first but I loved her by the end. The dual story lines were excellent. I especially enjoyed the WW2 story line with the female SOE agent, Constance, behind enemy lines in France. The reader can't help but adore Constance and her bravery. The story had a great deal of twists and turns and it kept me guessing to the end.
    Many parts of the story were sad but that fit perfectly with the time period and subject matter. I enjoy Lucinda Riley's style of writing and look forward to more. Gerri Halligan delivers and excellent performance of this story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tiffany San Diego, CA, United States 01-27-14
    Tiffany San Diego, CA, United States 01-27-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Enjoyed the historical aspect"

    I really enjoyed this book as to the occupied France during WWII. However, the modern day plot was predictable and disappointing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Judy Syracuse, NY, United States 02-04-13
    Judy Syracuse, NY, United States 02-04-13
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    "enjoyed it very much,love that time period"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes,i was very inspired by the females in the story.


    What about Gerri Halligan’s performance did you like?

    yes


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    any personal stories from ww11 move me,people just cared more about their fellow
    man back then then they do today,


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Folkestone, United Kingdom
    7/19/13
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    "A very compelling listen"

    I must congratulate Lucinda Riley on this very compelling "listen" - this is a superb story that weaves its way through two time frames very effectively. I am usually not keen on dual timelines but here I make exception - I marvelled at the lengths Lucinda has gone to in depicting some very palpable scenarios - the two times frames could have been separate books themselves - so brilliantly written that it made me forget one "story" whilst listening to the other! This really was a book I didn't want to stop listening to and I started to feel disappointed when it was obviously nearing conclusion. True, I found some of it predictable - but it was a thrilling, emotional and enjoyable read throughout. Special mention must be given to Gerri Halligan who narrated it brilliantly - and made the characters believable. I thoroughly recommend this compelling listen - I have now listened to all Lucinda's books on Audible and can't wait for her next one to be published. A truly enjoyable author (and narrator).

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    TENTERDEN, United Kingdom
    7/8/13
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    "The Light Behind the Window"
    Would you listen to The Light Behind the Window again? Why?

    No because there is a mystery to be unravelled and I now know the answer to it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characterisation, especially the sympathetic insight into the main character Emily.
    The vivid description of the various settings.
    The tense atmosphere of the two main stories.
    The twist at the end. You think that you know it all but you don't !


    What about Gerri Halligan’s performance did you like?

    Mostly her voices of the characters. She is also easy to listen to.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. It's good to break it up into the separate time periods.


    Any additional comments?

    I like this author and look forward to her future books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kathy
    Cornwall
    12/8/13
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    "A good easy listen"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Light Behind the Window to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the book in print but would imagine the audio is better as the reader was very competent.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Venetia, a real heroine and Alex, he seemed to be pretty genuine. I had sussed his brother for a scoundrel at the first meeting.


    What does Gerri Halligan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Expression and inflection is good. I find it hard to characterise whilst reading. Also the accent is good.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I was sad to lose both venietia and James, both heroic characters and symbolic of the bravery shown by ordinary people in wartime.


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  • laura
    wisbech, United Kingdom
    12/1/13
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    "An Excellent Book!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Light Behind the Window to be better than the print version?

    The narrators voice is interesting and also sympathetic to the story which definitely helps to draw you into the plot. Her voices and accents are good for the different characters.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Light Behind the Window?

    There are many memorable moments in this stunning story of love, war, brutality and the strength of the human spirit in times of crisis. Each time you return to the past and to the wartime struggles of occupied France, you could almost be there.


    Any additional comments?

    The plot and characters in this book are exceptional. Although to begin with the modern day Emilie is quite irritating, she becomes stronger throughout the book, and the way she deals with her husband - later in the book is very refreshing!

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