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Publisher's Summary

A cache of unsent love letters from the 1950s is found in a suitcase on a remote island in this mysterious love story by top 10 best-selling author Kayte Nunn 

1951. Esther Durrant, a young mother, is committed to an isolated mental asylum by her husband. Run by a pioneering psychiatrist, the hospital is at first Esther's prison but soon becomes her refuge.    

2018. Free-spirited marine scientist Rachel Parker embarks on a research posting in the Isles of Scilly, off the Cornish coast. When a violent storm forces her to take shelter on a far-flung island, she discovers a collection of hidden love letters.

Captivated by their passion and tenderness, Rachel determines to track down the intended recipient.  

Meanwhile, in London, Eve is helping her grandmother, a renowned mountaineer, write her memoirs. When she is contacted by Rachel, it sets in motion a chain of events that threatens to reveal secrets kept buried for more than 60 years.  

The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant is a deeply atmospheric, resonant novel that charts the heart's wild places, choices and consequences. If you love Elizabeth Gilbert and Kate Morton you will devour this audiobook.

©2019 Kayte Nunn (P)2019 Hachette Australia Audio

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Beautifully written and very well narrated

Lovely story very well told. I cared about the characters and what happened to them.

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Poignant, such a beautiful book

Such an enjoyable book to listen to, beautiful storyline, didn't want the book to end. Well narrated, very easy to listen to. Loved it immensely.

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Enjoyable read

Really enjoyed this book, was different and not too sappy. Nice story, easy to listen to.

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Really Enjoyable

Really enjoyed this book. The narrator was great and the story also great. Well done

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enjoyable listen

A little predictable but, nonetheless, very enjoyable. Makes we want to visit the Scilly Isles next time I am in the UK.

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This is different to what I normally listen to found this a truly lovely change. was a really easy and enjoyable from start to finish . narration easy to listen to. overall a good story.

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loved this

loved this, easy listen and a heartwarming story. really loved the narrator too. overall a good listen

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Lovely story

Really enjoyed this lovely dual timeline story. Both timelines were interesting and the island setting was beautiful. The story did end up tied in a pretty pink bow but that was to be expected. Narration was excellent.

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Promising but not quite

This novel appealed to me because it mixed a historical narrative with a present-day story. I love to hear stories about the impact of the past on the present. However, I felt like some of the plot points were a bit contrived and the happily-ever-after ending strangely disappointing.

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  • 09-06-2021

Great story

I really enjoyed this story. It is a little predictable but I didn’t choose it to keep me on the edge of my seat…. Esters story is wonderful.

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  • RueRue
  • 27-09-2019

Predictable

Soooo predictable ! Not a single surprise in this plot. But the setting is lovely, the characters sympathetic, EXCELLENT narration, and a HEA. Romance fans will enjoy.

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