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Publisher's Summary

One of Rosamunde Pilcher's classic stories, now in unabridged audio download.

Virginia Keile has a secret dream. To have a second chance at loving the tall, handsome Cornish farmer she met - and foolishly lost - the heady summer she was a debutante.

Life has taught Virginia a great deal in 27 years - about wedding a titled bachelor picked out by her mother, about a lonely marriage that ended in her husband's accidental death, and about nearly losing her children to her husband's mother and bossy Nanny. Now she has come back to picturesque Cornwall to rent a battered seaside cottage. For herself and for the children. And to discover if this time she can fill an empty house with love.

©1973 Rosamunde Pilcher (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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  • Sue
  • 03-09-2019

Lovely story

A story of second chances. After the deaths of her controlling mother and playboy husband, our heroine bumps into someone she's met 10 years ago. She grows in confidence and at last begins to make decisions for herself. Very enjoyable. It did finish a little suddenly, but you could guess what would happen from there on.

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  • Tracey
  • 28-11-2018

A Lovely Cosy Tale

Loved this story. Rosamunde tells a wonderfully rich tale filled with setting characters amd settings. The narrator was an excellent storyteller.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-04-2022

Loved it.

I read this story a few years ago and decided this would be my first audible story. I wasn't disappointed.

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  • janice dumbrell
  • 22-04-2022

A feel good story

Very nice story and although mainly the narration was okay I could not tell the difference between Eustace and Aunt Lingard..it was so confusing at times, their voices were identical..quite annoying really.. But I enjoyed the author's descriptions of everything..amazing..I love Cornwall and I felt I was there with them. Really good writing as always..Great books to read, looking forward to my next listen..

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  • Jane
  • 22-03-2022

Love Rosamunde Pilcher

But oh my goodness nearly gave up due to the dreadful fake accents of the narrator. The main character was annoyingly pathetic. I would have enjoyed just reading this book. First time using audible and if this is the quality of the narration probably thr last.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-03-2022

The EmtyHouse

I enjoyed this book. It followed on nicely. A happy book to read at bedtime. I will read more of the same.

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  • rose
  • 13-02-2022

nice easy listening

loved listening to the descriptions of the area.. really made you wish you were there...nice ending.

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  • K. Bailey
  • 28-01-2022

An pleasant, odd, quaint story

I wanted to love this story, but I struggled with it a little. Along with wanting to give the main character a good slap for most of it I do wish that Rosamunde Pilcher had thought to add dates to her chapters. It took me a long time to be able to actually picture this story in my mind because I could not work out when it was supposed to be happening. Everyone would be acting very prim and old fashioned and I was picturing characters in long dresses and bonnets when suddenly jeans and orangeade were mentioned! I also don’t like how her characters never say please. They say thank you, but never please!
I also need to mention the travelling from London to Cornwall, on a train, with groceries including butter, in a cardboard box when it has been mentioned many times that it was a heatwave. Little things like that bother me unfortunately. Anyway, it was a reasonably pleasant story, thank you.

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  • LPC
  • 01-12-2021

Wonderful story

I have always enjoyed Rosamunde Pilcher novels and this is no exception. Beautiful storytelling and excellent narration.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-03-2021

Much better story than Gemini but rather short

hoping for a longer book next, but it's still the best way to get to sleep.

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  • a ross
  • 02-02-2021

Lovely heartwarming Story

I’m a huge fan of Rosamunde Pilchers books and thoroughly enjoyed this story. Helen Johns is an excellent narrator. Looking forward to beginning my next one.

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