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Ten-year-old Floriana is captivated by the magnificent Tuscan villa near her village. When the owner’s son invites her inside, Floriana knows that her destiny is there, with him. But as they grow up, things begin to change. Miles away on the Devon coastline, Marina’s hotel has fallen on hard times. The arrival of Rafael Santoro, artist-in-residence, seems to bring peace in Marina’s family. But Rafa is not who he seems....
©2011 Santa Montefiore (P)2011 W F Howes Ltd
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By A.G.Raynor-Krill on 09-02-12

a very satisfying read!

This is a lovely gentle novel that starts as 2 separate stories which build throughout the book to be all pieced together at the end like a jigsaw puzzle. The character descriptions are very good pulling you into the story. I like the narrator too and she managed to do the male voices very well. A couple of twists at the end to make it a very satisfying read.

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By Sarah on 07-08-13

Just lovely

What made the experience of listening to The House by the Sea the most enjoyable?

Nicely narrated and a lovely story to listen to.

What did you like best about this story?

The writer is very descriptive and you can imagine yourself actually watching things unfold before your eyes.

Have you listened to any of Juanita McMahon’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I haven't but I will be looking for some more.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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