Secrets and Seashells at Rainbow Bay

Narrated by: Katy Sobey
Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (28 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The sun is shining on the golden castle on Rainbow Bay - and change is in the air!  

Amelia is a single mother, doing her very best to look after her young son, Charlie - but money is tight and times are tough. When she first hears that she is the last descendent of the Chesterford family and that she has inherited a Real-Life Castle by the sea, Amelia can't quite believe her ears. But it's true!  

She soon finds that owning a castle isn't quite the ticket to sorting out her money problems that she'd first hoped: she can't sell, because the terms of the ancient bequest state that any Chesterford who inherits the castle must live there and work towards the upkeep and maintenance of the family home. So ever-practical Amelia decides to uproot her little family and move to this magnificent castle by the sea.   

Living in a castle on the beautiful Northumberland coast is fun at first, but organising the day-to-day running is a lot more complicated than Amelia first imagined. Luckily she has help from the small band of eccentric and unconventional staff that are already employed there - and a mysterious unseen hand that often gives her a push in the right direction just when she needs it most. It's only when she meets Tom, a furniture restorer who comes to the castle to help repair some antique furniture, that Amelia realises she might get the fairy-tale ending that she and Charlie truly deserve.... 

©2019 Ali McNamara (P)2019 Hachette Audio UK

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Nice story

I usually listen to police procedurals and thrillers and this is a pleasant escape from those. Well written and narrated.

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Skip It

Usually I love these light hearted stories, but the combination of a too-good-to-be true woke heroine, and a childish ghost story just stretched the bounds of credulity.

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  • S. Thomas
  • 09-02-19

Wonderful!

Magical story, a modern fairy tale with a castle full of love and spirit - heart warming and uplifting. Ali has a brilliant creative imagination. Perfect for enjoying rest as part of ME/CFS pacing.

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  • e l honeyman
  • 08-14-19

nice easy listening

nice easy listen in which you can find yourself in the castle grounds perfect for the car

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  • Anna Fern
  • 10-20-19

Great read

Lovely heart warming story with sone great twists! Well narrated and nice to listen too.

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  • david reed
  • 07-20-19

The book title rells youvery little about this boo

Wow a brilliant read, it was a brilliant, thanks especially the four mysterious residence she could see.

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  • Belham
  • 07-18-19

Lovely storyline

Love the storyline but I felt the end was very rushed, and could have been a lot better

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  • Cuckoosuzie
  • 10-21-19

wonderful

Well written, most enjoyable short story, I would have loved it to have gone on for much longer, good mix of character s

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  • P.M.N.
  • 09-09-19

Secrets and seashells at Rainbow Bay

This is a delightful tale which is a little different to the usual story. There were many twists and turns and a lovely happy ending!

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  • Gilly
  • 09-08-19

thoroughly enjoyable

absolutely loved it, from start to finish, highly recommend it, a perfect recipe of storytelling

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  • Jacqueline Torr
  • 06-30-20

Lovely feelgood book

I really enjoyed this book even with the ghosts, which I'm not usually a fan of. Very well narrated too. Overall an excellent, easy listen!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-27-20

Pleasant relaxing reading

I liked the readers voice, it made good bedtime or holiday reading. I enjoyed the story.