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Secrets of the Lighthouse | [Santa Montefiore]

Secrets of the Lighthouse

Ellen Trawton is running away from it all. She hates her job, she doesn't love the aristocratic man to whom she is engaged, and her relationship with her controlling mother is becoming increasingly strained. So Ellen leaves London, fleeing to her aunt's cottage in Connemara. Cutting ties with London society, Ellen gives in to Ireland's charm and warmth, thinking her future may lie where so much of her past has been hidden.
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Ellen Trawton is running away from it all. She hates her job, she doesn't love the aristocratic man to whom she is engaged, and her relationship with her controlling mother is becoming increasingly strained. So Ellen leaves London, fleeing to her aunt's cottage in Connemara. Cutting ties with London society, Ellen gives in to Ireland's charm and warmth, thinking her future may lie where so much of her past has been hidden. Her imagination is soon captured by the ruins of a lighthouse where, five years earlier, a young mother died in a fire. The ghost of the young wife, Caitlin, haunts the nearby castle. Unable to move on, she watches her husband and children, hoping they might see her and feel her love once more. But she doesn't anticipate her husband falling in love again...

©2014 Santa Montefiore (P)2014 Dreamscape Media, LLC

What the Critics Say

Nobody does epic romance like Santa Montefiore. Everything she writes, she writes from the heart.. (Jojo Moyes, author of The Girl You Left Behind.

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    "Nothing in this plot is a "secret""
    What disappointed you about Secrets of the Lighthouse?

    Like another reviewer, I got this because it was recommended in People (surprisingly, People usually chooses well. Usually.) I was extremely disappointed. You can see every twist and turn in the plot coming from a mile away.

    I think what was most disappointing, though, was the romance. Every romantic scene was gag-inducing. Not to mention totally unrealistic. And if I ever hear the words "mischievous grin" or "lascivious gleam in his eye" again...

    Add to all of this that the main character in the story, Ellen, is completely unlikeable, and listening to this audiobook becomes more of a chore than a source of enjoyment.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Santa Montefiore again?

    No.


    Which character – as performed by Susan Riddell – was your favorite?

    The narrator was quite good! I liked Peg and Dylan.


    What character would you cut from Secrets of the Lighthouse?

    The protagonist, Ellen, which gives some insight into how bad the book was.


    Any additional comments?

    Spend your money on another audiobook. And don't trust People reviews!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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