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Summary

At her dying mother's bedside, Rebecca Bayliss is shattered to learn of a family she never knew existed. Determined to find them, Rebecca journeys to Boscarva, a beautiful mansion in Cornwall, to meet a family torn by passion and greed. From her grandfather Grenville Bayliss, who is hiding an explosive secret, to a handsome cousin whose kisses are dangerously seductive, to sensual craftsman Joss Gardner, whose past hints of intrigue, Rebecca becomes entangled in a family mystery. Unravelling it holds the key to her future and her heart.

©2010 Rosamunde Pilcher (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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"Much-needed balm to soothe the troubled mind." (Sunday Express)

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Disappointing

Have read most of Rosamund’s books but the story was boring and was very disappointed with the narration too. Far too twee!

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Disappointing

I have listened to many of Rosamund Pilcher's stories and generally have enjoyed them, 'Winter Solstice' being my favourite. This story however, was dated, predictable and reflects just how far feminism has progressed. The main female character is weak and lacking in any gumption and self respect. The narrator was not particularly good either and continually mis-pronounced words such as 'Beauchamp' and 'Cadogan' which became increasingly irritating and jarring. I was actually quite glad when it was finished. Maybe RP wrote well in her era but I think her books probably are of their time.

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To short

The story was nice but a bit to long discussing un important things like the weather and not enough to time on the story line and characters. It was not really a romantic book either. I will give it 3/5 stars

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pronunciation of ibiza

narrative good but irritated by pronunciation of Ibiza, it is pronounced Ibitha not EYEBEEZER !