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Summary

Ponden Hall is a centuries-old house on the Yorkshire moors, a magical place full of stories. It's also where Trudy Heaton grew up. And where she ran away from.... 

Now, after the devastating loss of her husband, she is returning home with her young son, Will, who refuses to believe his father is dead. 

While Trudy tries to do her best for her son, she must also attempt to build bridges with her eccentric mother. And then there is the Hall itself: fallen into disrepair but generations of lives and loves still echo in its shadows, sometimes even reaching out to the present....

A hauntingly beautiful story of love and hope, from the Sunday Times best-selling author of The Memory Book and The Summer of Impossible Things. 

©2019 Rowan Coleman (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

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Nice story but you need to know the background

I really enjoyed listening to this book and I think if you already have knowledge of Emily Bronte and her books it'll make much more sense as they refer to her and her books a lot through out. Personally I have never read any of her books so it took me a while to actually catch up and realise what they are talking about in a lot of parts.

Otherwise a nice easy read

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Seriously loved it!!

Full of suspense and frequently had me biting my nails. I mean listening to it whilst walking the dogs around fields in the dark definitely added to the scared inner feeling I got at times but it is set on the Moors so made it feel more authentic. Really clever story line and brilliant ideas; if only they were true! I mean, who's to say they're not?

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Enthralling!

Wow! A captivating story, well-told.
Never written a review before but felt compelled to having just finished this audiobook.
It won’t disappoint.

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Brilliant book

I was enthralled from the beginning, a great book couldn’t stop listening to it, throughly recommend it.

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Amazing book and beautiful narration

A beautiful story combining love, hatred, loss, rekindling of relationships, humour, hope, respect and descriptions of beautiful scenery. Mesmerising!

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Great story. Terrible sound quality

This recording sounds like it took place in a cave. It is incredibly echoey but I persevered because the story was so good.

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Sentimental, but okay

The book was well-read, but it was a bit too emotional for me. Everything was "heart-wrenching", and there was a great deal of sobbing on the part of the main characters and their parallel character. It wasn't for me but if you love the Brontes, a bit of historical romance, and schmalzy mother-son/daughter-mother interactions, then this is a great choice for you.

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Magical woven story

Loved this story. Its history, its twists and friends and its beautiful humanity and hope.
I thoroughly lost myself listening to it and highly recommend it.

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Brilliant

Such a brilliant book. I love everything Bronte and I just couldn't stop listening to it.

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brilliant!

absolutely amazing book, had me wondering what will happen straight away 🙂 definitely worth a read

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