• The Woman Behind the Waterfall

  • By: Leonora Meriel
  • Narrated by: Helen Taylor
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • 3.4 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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The Woman Behind the Waterfall

By: Leonora Meriel
Narrated by: Helen Taylor
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Publisher's summary

Heartbreak and transformation in the beauty of a Ukrainian village.

For seven-year old Angela, happiness is exploring the lush countryside around her home in western Ukraine. Her wild imagination takes her into birds and flowers, and into the waters of the river.

All that changes when, one morning, she sees her mother crying. As she tries to find out why, she is drawn on an extraordinary journey into the secrets of her family, and her mother's fateful choices.

Can Angela lead her mother back to happiness before her innocence is destroyed by the shadows of a dark past?

Beautiful, poetic and richly sensory, this is a tale that will haunt and lift its listeners.

©2011 Leonora Meriel (P)2023 Leonora Meriel

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"Readers looking for a classic tale of love and loss will be rewarded with an intoxicating world." ( Kirkus Reviews)

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Not my cup of tea

This book was well written and narrated but the story could not keep my interest. But I will try another Leonora Meriel book. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy by the author, narrator or publisher

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I struggled to finish this book. I lost the struggle. Guess it just wasn't for me. Not even sure how to describe it. Maybe 2 stars is too much. I hate to not like a book as the author has poured their soul into it but sometimes it just isn't meant for everyone.

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