Summary

In many ways, my life has been rather like a record of the lost and found. Perhaps all lives are like that.
It's when life started in earnest. Hertfordshire, 1928.
The paths of Tom and Alice collide against a haze of youthful, carefree exuberance. And so begins a love story that finds its feet by a lake one silvery moonlit evening....
It's when there were no happy endings. Paris, 1939.
Alice is living in the City of Light, but the pain of the last decade has already left its mark. There's a shadow creeping across Europe when she and Thomas Stafford - now a world famous artist - find each other once more . . .
It's when the story begins London, 1986.
Bequeathed an old portrait from her grandmother, Kate Darling uncovers a legacy that takes her to Corsica, Paris and beyond. And as the secrets of time fall away, a love story as epic as it is life changing slowly reveals itself...
Sweeping and heartrending - the perfect listen for fans of Victoria Hislop and Kate Morton.
©2015 HarperCollins Publishers Limited (P)2015 Lucy Foley
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Critic reviews

"A classic sweeping love story . . . moving and engrossing" (Katherine Webb)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 02-07-18

Wonderful escapism!

I finished this in two days - I got lost in Alice and Tom's story and I loved Kate's quest, too. it's fantastic escapism... I was transported to a Corsican summer and I felt that I learned a lot along the way about art and history. I didn't want to leave the characters at the end... they all felt so real to me. It broke my heart but in a good way! If you love art, beautiful locations, family secrets and epic love stories then this is for you.

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2 out of 5 stars
By MRS on 13-02-17

badly narrated

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Better narration. The storyline was interesting but not so interesting to make me want to continue with it.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I only got as far as chapter 4 before giving up on this book. I found the narrator irritating because she constantly mispronounced various words and had a sort of staccato tone to her voice.

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