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Publisher's 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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Beautiful, trials of life, love and a deep seated desire to tame the depth of your hearts desires.

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Loved every word. Such a lovely story, beautifully told. Took me on a magical journey.

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One of my favourite books in a long time! only problem was it kept me up late at night because I didn't want to stop listening

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-03-2021

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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  • Debbie
  • 06-05-2021

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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  • G
  • 24-04-2021

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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  • vickinotvicky
  • 27-05-2021

Brilliant

Loved this book from start to finish. The narration is excellent- distinguishing every character. Would highly recommend to anyone xxx

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  • Nicki John
  • 25-05-2021

Perrfect duo in marriage of author & narrator

cannot express how lovely this storyline is. Junita McHome is an extraordinarily talented narrator, bringing another fabulous story of love & the poignancy of life's phases to life by Santa Montefoire. Totally recommended escapism to life's trials & tribulations in this one beautiful book. Thank you to everyone involved to bring this to the audible arena. xxx

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  • Lisa Horner
  • 16-05-2021

A Beautiful Story Portrayed with Excellence

The voice over actress is very talented and enriches this wonderful story in its telling. I highly recommend this heartwarming story that also has gritty, adult parts in it.

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  • Mrs. Ann Mary Sayer
  • 07-05-2021

Fascinating

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

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  • Knight Reader
  • 23-04-2021

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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  • Emma Simms
  • 11-04-2021

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.

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