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Publisher's Summary

Escaping an unhappy marriage and an unsatisfactory job, Cassie Holloway moves to the little NSW coastal town of Whitby Point. Here she meets the Aquino family, whose fishing business was founded by their ancestor, Giuseppe, an immigrant Italian, some ninety years before. Life for Cassie on the south west coast is sweet as she sets up a successful restaurant and falls in love with Giuseppe's great grandson Michael. But when the family patriarch dies, a devastating family secret is revealed which threatens to destroy her dreams. Cassie's future happiness now rests with her quest for the truth.

©2013 Copyright © Lady Byron Pty Ltd 2013. (P)2013 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic Reviews

"The Morrissey name has become a sure-fire indicator of a big read." ( The Australian)
"Highly recommended for holiday reading." ( Woman’s Day)

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Beautiful and thoroughly engrossing

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

Amongst the best, I'm sure I will listen to it again

What did you like best about this story?

The overall story content and interesting characters

Would you be willing to try another one of Kate Hood’s performances?

Perhaps

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

Pretty well

Any additional comments?

I really loved this story, although a little over descriptive at times. The Narrator is too sickly sweet for my liking.

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Argh!

Struggled through the book - partly narration partly story. The voice of Cassy so irritating. The 'interesting' (read irritating) tidbits around fishing and basically everything else was not making the story more interesting but rather patronising. Not worth a credit.

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Rich and believeable story

The writer engross you in the colourful adventure of Giuseppe, a very likeable Italian migrant who ventured out from his small island hometown to Australia. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the story is actually not centred only on Cassie's side but Joe also played a crucial role. In my opinion Joe's story was more interesting than Cassie's (though it's definitely nice to read both).

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  • Julie
  • 01-21-17

A god yarn

I liked that Di researches her surroundings in her stories I feel like I m revisiting these places that I know so well

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  • Angela
  • 04-28-16

Another great book

Another great story from Di Morrissey. Highly recommend this book and author to any one.

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  • Jane
  • 08-29-15

Another great Di Morrissey novel

I have read almost every Di Morrissey book; this was my first audible. The reader Kate Hood was EXCELLENT and the story was yet another brilliantly written, captivating read.

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  • Emma
  • 06-15-15

Most enjoyable

A very interesting background into the Italian immigration and settling in Australia, excellent narration. Recommend to friends & family.

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  • Anna Blyth
  • 05-17-15

Australia at It's Best

My first experience listening to a Di Morrissey Audio book. Was a bit hesitant at first, as
I thought the story might drag on a bit. I was very wrong. Beautifully narrated, and captured the unique Australian background to the storyline. Loved the story.