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The Olive Tree

By: Lucinda Riley
Narrated by: Harry Whittaker,Lucinda Riley
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Publisher's Summary

A summer in Cyprus reveals many secrets in The Olive Tree, the number one international bestseller from Lucinda Riley, author of the bestselling Seven Sisters series.

This title is also published as Helena's Secret.

A magical house. A momentous summer.

It has been twenty-four 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.

Yet, as soon as Helena arrives at Pandora, she knows that its idyllic beauty masks a web of secrets that she has kept from William, her husband, and Alex, her son. At the difficult age of thirteen, Alex is torn between protecting his beloved mother, and growing up. And equally, desperate to learn the truth about his real father...

When, by chance, Helena meets her childhood sweetheart, a chain of events is set in motion that threatens to make her past and present collide. Both Helena and Alex know that life will never be the same, once Pandora's secrets have been revealed...

©2016 Lucinda Riley (P)2022 Macmillan Publishers International Limited

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It will whisk you away to the glorious sunshine of Cyprus . . . refreshingly different (Veronica Henry)

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Mesmerising

Wonderful to hear a book read by its author and living up to every expectation. Such complexity in the plot which is a hallmark of every Lucinda Riley book. A sad loss that there will be no more.

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Delightful

I regularly had a smile on my face listening to this. Wonderful characters. Thoroughly enjoyable.

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Terrible Narration

Love Lucinda’s books but the male narration on this was not an easy listen unfortunately

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Boring

Terrible naration couldnt finish it, I've read most of Lucinda O'Reilly novels and enjoyed all except this one.

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Truly terrible

I paid for this so forced myself to listen. I appreciate there are fans of Lucinda But I am definitely not.

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The olive tree

I was extremely disappointed when I had realised that Lucinda printed this story twice under a different title.
I had bought both.
But the story was great and I loved every bit of this book

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Lucinda Disappointed

Storyline good as usual, masterful however, the narration is dreadful. Both Lucinda AND especially the male voice. It was difficult to listen to.

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