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Pursued by gigolos, gold diggers, an ex-wife, and highly aggressive salesmen, all chasing after their millions, freelancer-turned-heiress Penny Nichols and her boyfriend, Jeremy, decide to take a whole summer off and sock away most of their inheritance. But they allow themselves one big splurge from their wish list - and that's where all the trouble begins....and a boatload of secrets.
At an auction on the French Riviera, Penny and Jeremy win much more than they bargain for, as they uncover a centuries-old rivalry involving the theft of a strange, priceless treasure linked to Beethoven's Germany. Investigating everything from a 1920s yacht on the Mediterranean, to the legendary superstitionsof the island of Corsica, right up to a castle on Lake Como, Italy, Penny and Jeremy track down a mysterious elderly count whose fractured memory may hold the key piece of this fascinating historical puzzle.
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By Simone on 01-20-17
A Rather Mixed Review
This book was like watching a so-so episode of your favourite TV series. You’ll keep watching and you’ll tune in again next week for more despite a less than great instalment.
I liked the overall scenario, I liked the characters, I liked the writing, I especially liked the setting in the French Riviera… but I did not like the mystery of the lion; it bored me.
Frankly, I could have skipped that plotline completely and I just enjoy reading about how Penny and Jeremy plan to build their lives together – getting married and setting up their future etc. Of course in the long run that would not be very interesting, but since they are still new to me and I feel like I am getting to know them, I would not have minded a book of “just filler”.
The narration is stellar! I would give it 10 stars if I could.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
By Robin on 12-24-16
Good to pass the time
C.A. Belmond's books are a bit of fun to add to a routine day. Personally, I preferred the first and third books in this series, but best to read no. 2 before proceeding on to no. 3. Why not give it a try?
3 of 3 people found this review helpful