When the vicar of the local church asks Fran to restore a shattered window, her research into its origins uncovers a fascinating and moving love story from the Victorian past that resonates in her own life.
©2008 Rachel Hore; (P)2009 WF Howes Ltd
This is an 'unturnable off' story with thoroughly believable characters. It's an unusual setting in a stained glass workshop where a window is being restored. There's an historical element too related through a diary about how the window was first commissioned and built. Also a strong musical element, the main character, Fran is a tuba player.
The narration is excellent with each voice being instantly recognizable for who it's meant to be.
Easy listening but well written and read. Highly recommended
Dog loving history nerd with a geranium fetish and a need to read.
Yet another good story from Rachel Hore. As usual, there is an interweaving of past and present with everything coming to a satisfactory, if somewhat expected, conclusion. Her historical information is spot on, and the description of Elgar`s "Dream of Gerontius" and the rehearsals, flows nicely. She`s obviously done her research!
However, Jilly Bond has to be THE most annoying narrator ever. Her voice is constantly full of emotion, yet her reading and interpretation of the characters is both emotion and passionless. In future, for me, Rachel Hore`s novels will have to be on the printed page unless narrated by someone else!!
I am a regular busy 50 something woman who really loves being able to listen to great stories while I am walking the dog or working at home.
Loved the gathering storm , but this one did not quite hit the spot. It seemed to labour on a little and I lost interest.
nothing like a good thriller to quicken the pulse
no, although I really don't want to read any more of rachel hores novels as they are all very samey and have gotten boring
not make is quite so predictable
non stood out
The pace was a bit slow at the beginning but once the scene was set I couldn't stop listening. As usual the past and the present weave together to tell a brilliant story.
Nope, it just plods along
The darkest hour, Barbara Erskine
Predictable , slow story
It was a chore
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