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Publisher's Summary

Absorbing and escapist, The Villa on the Riviera is perfect summer listening for fans of Rachel Hore and Santa Montefiore.
Polly Smith is struggling to make a living as an artist when her friend and patron, Oliver, invites her to the south of France. But her world is unexpectedly turned upside down when she digs out her birth certificate to apply for a passport. Her parents are not who she believed them to be - even her name is different.
Fleeing to the Riviera, Polly finds that the serenity and sunshine brings her art to life as never before. But all is not well in the grand house. Oliver's father was forced to leave England in a cloud of scandal and his past is about to catch up with him. And Polly's own future begins to take on a new and fascinating shape....
The perfect listen for fans of The Villa and Summer's Child, this is a beguiling and evocative tale that will transport you away to the Riviera itself.
©2015 Elzabeth Edmondson (P)2015 Audible, Ltd
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By C. Rosser on 04-25-16

Too many characters for so thin a plot

The reader was excellent, giving each of the (far too) many characters a separate voice. The characterizations were very good, even the minor characters were described with perhaps more detail than they deserved. The plot was thin and the book went on too long.




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By Lorriee on 07-16-15

Good, too many characters not completely developed

There were far too many characters who were interesting in the beginning, but lost steam towards the end of the book. Still a listenable book for a beach or a car ride.

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By Animal lover on 08-14-15

Compelling

A story with several twists. Nothing it what it seems! Enjoy, you will not be disappointed.

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By Pamela on 06-04-15

My kind of book

It has everything: original plot, engaging characters, nicely paced. Didn't want it to end. Would make a good movie.

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7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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