Summary

Lucy Cardwell has recently lost her troubled father, Tom. While sifting through his papers, she finds he'd been researching an uncle she never knew he'd had. Intrigued, she visits her father's childhood home, the once beautiful Carlyon Manor. She meets an old woman named Beatrice who has an extraordinary story to tell. As Lucy listens to the tales of the past, she learns a secret that will change everything she has ever known... As Lucy listens to the tales of the past, she learns a secret that will change everything she has ever known....
©2011 Rachel Hore (P)2011 W F Howes Ltd
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5 out of 5 stars
By Charlie on 05-07-13

Loved EVERY Minute

I just adored this book. It is lengthy and a real saga but I was totally hooked from the start. It is superbly narrated and the pace is excellent. The characters were convincing and well defined and the story, though complex, was thought provoking and convincing without seeming contrived or leaving loose ends. I was in another world whilst listening to this. Totally absorbing.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 15-04-17

This author's book writing skills just get better & better

The story was indeed extremely well written. Each time I put the book down I always wanted to get back to it as soon as I could. The themes in the story all linked together so well. Heart breaking yet resplendent too. Very "real", totally imaginable. Narrator did the book much justice. Excellent read.

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