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Summary

The number one Sunday Times best-selling novel! Three women. A chance to rewrite history....

1918.

The Great War is over and Clara Carter has boarded a train bound for Cornwall – to meet a family that would once have been hers. But they must never discover her secret....

1939.

Hannah has always been curious about her mother’s mysterious past, but the outbreak of the Second World War casts everything in a new light. As the bombs begin to fall, Hannah and her brothers are determined to do their bit for the war effort – whatever the cost. 

2020.

Caroline has long been the keeper of her family’s secrets. But now, with her own daughter needing her more than ever, it’s time to tell the truth – to show Natalie that she comes from a long line of women who have weathered the storms of life, as hardy and proud as the rugged Cornish coastline....

From the Sunday Times best-selling author comes a sweeping, epic novel of mothers and daughters, secrets and lies and a love that lasts a lifetime....

©2020 Fern Britton (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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wonderful read loved it

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  • 09-08-21

amazing book

loved it couldn't stop listening to it was brilliant highly recommend this book x

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Very weak story & boring narration

As a fan of Fern Britton, I had high hopes for this book but really struggled to finish this. Such a predictable, weak story with very little substance. Not sure if the style of her narration made it this boring. I normally love listening to Fern Britton talking but imo, her narration of this book was almost childlike. Will not be buying another of her books.

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A lovely listen from Fern Britton!

Daughters of Cornwall has a well constructed theme and thread throughout the book. It is beautifully written which is enhanced by the author herself narrating it. Absolutely lovely!

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Thoroughly good read.

I could not put this book down. A interesting family sags that has you gripped til the end.

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Fern’s best book

Fern’s writing gets better and better. In my opinion this is her best book to date. Totally believable story, I got invested with the character’s lives. Was disappointed when I get to the end.

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A pleasant staycation interlude

I enjoyed escaping with this book. A family saga which is well written and delivered.

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loved it

I loved this story and was beautifully read by Fern. really brought to life a different world.

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Why isn’t this a film?

Excellent read...it was best the covid lockdown 2020 book read..a perfect garden reading book , an afternoon treat ..can’t wait to see it in a film.

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Good story, but rather unsatisfactory ending

Fern Britton never disappoints - her stories are full of strong female characters with good story lines. But this one almost felt unfinished! It is supposed to be about three strong generations of women in the same family, but two of the stories - of Clara and her daughter Hannah - are much more developed than that of the third generation, Caroline.

I enjoyed it, but felt rather frustrated by the sudden ending.

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Loved.

I just loved this book. Fern Britton really brought the characters and the time alive. One of my favorites.