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Summary

An unforgettable journey of discovery....

Federica is moved from Chile to Cornwall when her parents separate, and all she has left of the relationship she cherished with her father is a wooden box, which has a secret beauty hidden within. Swiftly embraced into the eccentric Appleby family, it isn’t long before Federica falls for her friend’s older brother, Sam, who barely notices the little girl until it is too late....

Years later, from the sanctuary of a seemingly perfect marriage, Federica embarks on a painful journey of self-discovery. Will she finally learn the true lesson of the butterfly box?

©2002 Santa Montefiore (P)2021 W F Howes

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Loved it !!..

What Lovely story from start to end 100% lots of twists and turns I would definitely recommend this book

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Fascinating

Such an enjoyable story and the opportunity to follow many different characters in different countries.

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Soporific and nonsensical

The story starts slowly and grinds down to practically a full stop within the first chapter. The narration is dull but very useful in sending you off to sleep. I very rarely write scathing reviews on someone else’s attempt to entertain others through whatever medium, however, on this occasion, I felt it only fair to warn others. Save yourselves and save yourself a credit.

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Took a long time getting there

I’ve read/listened to all Santa Montefiore’s books and she is a wonderful story teller. Somehow though with this i couldn’t get into the characters and it seemed like a long winded story recounting lots of separate events which didn’t really tie up with the main story line. It was an easy listening ramble but not her best for me anyway.

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Wow!

I changed my mind about the characters in this book as it delivered the their perception of events the deeper you get into the story. I found this an easy and enjoyable read.

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Not one of the better ones

I’ve enjoyed all of the author’s other books but this didn’t do it for me. Really flat and slow. Just didn’t warm to or care about characters and the ‘event’ of the book just seemed to be a damp squib. Hood the Flappy adventures are more like the other novels.