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Publisher's Summary

Please note: This title is also published as The Olive Tree.

It has been 24 years since a young Helena spent a magical holiday in Cyprus, where she fell in love for the first time. When the now crumbling house, 'Pandora,' is left to her by her godfather, she returns to spend the summer there with her family.

At the difficult age of 13, her son, Alex, is torn between protecting his mother and learning the truth about his real father. Both Helena and Alex know that life will never be the same, once Pandora's secrets have been revealed....

©2016 Lucinda Riley (P)2016 W F Howes Ltd

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  • Cleber Fernandes
  • 17-05-2018

One of the best

One of the best works of Mrs. Riley. It is not very surprising but quite mature and tense.

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  • Brightlight
  • 21-02-2019

Read all her books round the wrong way !

Well wasn’t expecting this at all ! It was quirky and I think if not her first book very early . I really enjoyed it ! Loved the dead pan voice of Alex and his character . I couldn’t put it down because it was just so easy to listen to and I identify with .typical chaotic family life .

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  • J. Brown
  • 21-07-2021

Lovely

Absolutely loved it as with all Lucinda Rileys books. Characters totally rounded and beautifully portrayed.

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  • Pickerie
  • 30-11-2018

Fantastic read well written well good

Lovely read sad happy full of emotion. Scripted well lots of twists love this author

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  • Helen SJ
  • 06-08-2021

Quite an enjoyable tale.

I enjoyed this book with all it's twists and turns. It was quite nice to hear to two different characters opposing viewpoints.

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  • Veronica Taylor
  • 25-05-2021

Good story

Enjoyed the book. Harry Whittaker is an exceptional narrator. Unfortunately I cannot say the same for the author. Makes a huge difference to the enjoyment of an audio book

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  • MRS.C.J. ENGLAND
  • 27-06-2020

Helena’s Secret- Lucinda Riley

A fascinated story full of intrigue and excitement ,, partly read by the the author. Voices and charactisation exceptional.
A very good read.


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  • Mrs. B. M. Long
  • 22-12-2021

I have read it before, but still captivating g

Carries you along with all the characters who are well portrayed. Very good listening

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  • Angela Brereton
  • 08-12-2021

Didn’t know it had 2 titles

I bought this audiobook without reading that it was also published as “The Olive Tree”
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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-11-2021

the performance made it a worthwhile listen

I enjoyed the performance more than the story to be perfectly honest. the story was ok, the characters were well rounded and the places were easy to imagine. the dynamic between the family and various friends was quite realistic, but the main character was very unlikeable.

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  • Anonymous
  • 25-08-2021

Lovely story

Enjoyed the story but please use a professional female narrator as the author’s pronunciation of T is very distracting.

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