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Once there was a girl who loved saffron. She loved its secrets and its mystery, and best of all she loved its hint of magic.

After the death of her beloved mother, Nell travels from rural Cornwall to the colour and chaos of Marrakech. Her marriage may be on the rocks, but exploring the heady delights of Moroccan cuisine could help her fulfil her dream of opening her own restaurant.

It's there she meets Amy - a young photographer trying to unravel the story behind her family's involvement in the Vietnam War. The two women develop a close friendship and discover a surprising connection between their own pasts.

©2015 Rosanna Ley (P)2015 WF Howes Ltd

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  • Kathy
  • 11-07-16

Great Locations

The outcome of the various threads of the story may be predictable but the journey to reach them is a good one. I love the way Rosanna Ley weaves the storylines with well researched histories, locations and plenty of the details that have you right there seeing it all in your minds eye.
I've enjoyed all the books of Ms Ley that I've listened to.
Nicely read too.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Katharine
  • 10-30-15

Holiday listen

Well-written with a good sense of place but some whopping coincidences made this slightly unbelievable. The switches between past and present were well-handled and the narration kept me going through the slower parts. Enjoyable but not outstanding holiday romance.

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  • Alexandra
  • 02-25-16

Evocative tale

Where does The Saffron Trail rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the more moving books

What other book might you compare The Saffron Trail to, and why?

The Villa by the same author is another journey of discovery, misunderstandings and beautiful descriptions

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

Emotional characterisations bring the book to life

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

The discovery of the truth in the journal

Any additional comments?

Well worth a read and although the story jumps around a lot in terms of time it brings the various strands together well.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Nicki John
  • 09-01-15

Utterly brilliant!

I am officially addicted to Rosanna Ley's books! Thoroughly researched, they cleverly entwine different story lines, to bring them altogether at the end. Beautiful detailed desscriptions.... makes you feel as though you are there. I love the romance of them... and this time, the storyline is part based, where I live here in beautiful Cornwall. So sad the book had to end! Thank you Rosanna, for all the endless hours you dedicate to your books .., as a single Mum, I am also addicted to Audio books... as I can do all my practical chores as I am taken off into other worlds, through the audiobooks, as I work & listen! Beautifully read with clever use of different voices for each character. Totally & utterly brilliant. Thank you all. x

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  • Mrs. Fjm Hargreaves
  • 04-26-16

Okay but ...

I felt no connection with the characters and didn't really care what happened to them.
Some dodgy accents also marred the enjoyment.

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  • ANNE
  • 10-15-16

I was in Morocco

I felt like I was in Morocco, the way the writer wrote, I could hear, smell, taste and see everything she wrote about Morocco and I was really drawn into the story.

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  • Miss R Tasyaka
  • 03-22-16

an easy listen

First time I have listened to a story by this author, it was a predictable but easy listening story. The narrator was good too.

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  • BronG
  • 03-10-16

dreadful accents, great story

fantastic story - has it been made into a film yet? Most of the reading was great but the Moroccan sections were marred by distracting accents that didn't flow. Worth listening to, all the same

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  • Clare
  • 06-21-16

BEAUTIFULLY WOVEN STORY

Loved the way Then and Now Stories came together. How the chance meeting of 2 people can become entwined in history so that by chance the next generation meet by a mutual love of Saffron and Morocco! ! I was drawn to the smells and the sounds of Morocco that I have put it on my To Visit List.
The story was compelling and the Narrator had the charecters sounding so realistic you forget it is just one voice.

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  • sarah
  • 03-22-18

Evocative and I could almost smell the spices

I did enjoy how the story wove itself together, however it was almost too neatly tied together at the end. The only thing missing was Nell’s child also loving saffron and continuing the farm ... that would have been just too much. A bit of jumping about between Glen/Bethany and Nell/Amy timeframes was somewhat confusing but after a few chapters I got the hang of it, and liked it.