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Summary

The best-selling author of The Lemon Tree Hotel returns with an enchanting new holiday listen about family bonds and following your heart, wherever it might take you.... 

With her marriage in danger of falling apart, Joanna returns home to the beautiful but dilapidated Mulberry Farm Cottage in rural Dorset, where her sister Harriet is struggling to keep the farm afloat and cope with their eccentric mother.  

When Joanna discovers a bundle of love letters in the attic, written by a watercolourist named Emmy, she is intrigued and sets out to discover Emmy's true story. Emmy's letters take Joanna to the picturesque alleyways and bridges of Lisbon, Prague, and the most romantic place of all: Venice - where a whole new magical world seems to unfold in front of her.   

Meanwhile, back at Mulberry Farm Cottage, a mysterious prowler adds to Harriet's problems and interrupts her search for a perfect partner. Will she ever find true love? Where will Emmy's mesmerising pathway lead? And more importantly, will Joanna and Harriet be able to rescue the cottage and finally be able to rediscover their sisterly bond?

©2020 Rosanna Ley (P)2020 Quercus Editions Ltd

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So Boring

Sadly I’ll have to return this one. Has to be the most boring convoluted drawn out story plot ever. Didn’t even bother finishing it not an author I’ll be pursuing. 🥱


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Great story, magnificently narrated!

Loved how the storylines of individual characters intertwined, although I felt it was cut a bit short at the end, when Joanna finally met Nick! I would have loved to have heard how that relationship unravelled!

Non the less, Rosanna never disappoints & a good Corvid 19 distraction!

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Boring

So disappointing couldn’t finish it was so boring. Hard to believe that same author wrote Return to Mandalay which I thoroughly enjoyed






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Lovely sweet story

Took a while to get going and I kept waiting for clues to get my teeth into. Very sweet but no exciting climax.

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Very slow and drawn out.

It had a lot of potential that was sadly lost, so very slow and far too much irrelevant material leaving me frustrated. It is rare that I find a book I can put down and leave for a few days but this did not hold my attention. The end dragged to an unsatisfactory end.

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intruiging story

excellent all round narrative. Great characters with intertwining lives. thoroughly enjoyable gentle story and loved the maple tree.

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Gripping

Thoroughly enjoyed this book, didn’t want to put it down.
Loved travelling to different cities with Joanne.
Researching the meaning of the letters that she’d found.
A journey of discovery for her and her family.

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Disappointing

This story is not Rosanna Ley’s best. Disappointing. Some characters are shallow in their form and the story is unconvincing. A shame as I usually enjoy this author.

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I loved...

the characters, and how the author used the chapters to explain what the characters were thinking and feeling throughout the book. i especially loved the story with the twists and turns from the past and the present and how it was explained properly. The narrator was very good.

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Lovely story

Lovely story a bit disappointed with the ending ..I wanted it to go on a bit longer....