Winter Solstice

  • by Rosamunde Pilcher
  • Narrated by Lynn Redgrave
  • 6 hrs and 0 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Elfrida Phipps abandons London for a quaint country village, she settles in quickly. She has a tiny cottage, her faithful dog Horace, and the friendship of good neighbors, Oscar, Gloria and their little girl. Perhaps, at last, she can exorcise the pain of the past and find peace. But it is not to be. Tragedy upsets Elfrida's newfound tranquility and she takes refuge in a rambling house in the north of Scotland called Corrydale. Almost like a magnet, Corrydale attracts various waifs and strays, each of them escaping difficult personal pasts. As the holidays approach and the weather turns foul, it seems a perfect recipe for disaster. But somehow the group proves to be greater than the sum of its ill-suited parts, and as the solstice passes and Christmas approaches, the healing power of love on even the most troubled human spirit begins to work its magic.

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What the Critics Say



Nominee, 2001 Audie Award, Solo Narration - Female
"... an excellent performance that truly brings the author's words to life...Redgrave inhabits the author's homey prose as easily as slipping into a comfy pair of slippers´┐Ż" (Publishers Weekly)

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A Good Read

Rosamunde Pilcher is only second to Jane Austin in my world, with The Shell Seekers on a par with Pride and Prejudice. Winter Solstice is not exciting in any way, it is like comfort food...filling and satisfying. It is a simple story about simple people who could be people you know or used to know. Do not let me give you the idea that this means the story is boring, it is not, not at all. I loved getting to know the characters, sharing their losses, pleasures and loves, especially Oscar. This is a perfect book to curl up with when you want soothing or to be taken out of your own woes for a short time and go for a brief visit somewhere else.
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- Eileen "So many books, so little time!"

I Loved this Audio

The reading by Lynne Redgrave was superb, she made my favorite characters come to life.The only thing I didn't like, was that I accidently bought the abridged version, my favorite part was edited out for the audio. Winter Solstice is my favorite Rosamund Pilcher book,
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- paula

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-30-2000
  • Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio