Deep in the English countryside, Marshwood has always been much more than just a house. It has been the backdrop for elegant parties, a wartime hospital and an idyllic escape from trauma and unhappy marriages. When the roof starts to cave in and the money runs out, 80-year-old Bella resists the pressure to sell and instead begins to peel back the layers of the past.
As this imposing house gives up its secrets of marriage, war and forbidden love, patterns begin to repeat themselves when Jack, Bella's granddaughter's childhood sweetheart, returns from the war in Bosnia. Like so many before him, Jack comes seeking solace. But he also wants Isla, who is unavailable to him. And as all three characters explore whether you can ever truly go back, the past and the present collide with shattering consequences.
©2009 Natasha Farrant (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
Yes I much prefer audio as you can take yourself off into the book and imagine your own scenery pictures.
That the ending wasn't what you expected, a different relationship was saved - it made me shed a tear or two.
She manages to have different audio voices for the characters.
The end part when the husband came back to save his marriage.
You have to listen to this - it goes over several decades so you have to concentrate to keep up but it whole book had me in awe.
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