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Summary

Summer 1939: After touring an unsettled Europe to promote her latest book, Romily Temple returns home to Island House and the love of her life, Jack Devereux. But when Jack falls ill, his estranged family are called to his bedside.

With war now declared, each member of the family is reluctantly forced to accept their new stepmother and confront their own shortcomings. But can Romily cope with the life that has been so unexpectedly thrust upon her?

©2018 Erica James (P)2018 W. F. Howes Ltd

Critic reviews

"Written with tenderness and genuine affection...a stunning story to savour from first page to last." ( Lancashire Evening Post on Song of the Skylark)
"Absorbing and uplifting." ( My Weekly on Song of the Skylark)

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Always a good story teller

In the past I've always enjoyed Erica James novels and read the lot till a few years ago. This is my first catch up with her novels in some time and the first in audio. I do hope there are more I've missed in the meantime. Jenny Funnel is an excellent narrator. Erica James stories have a good bit more substance than a lot of her contemporaries of the same genre. The heroines are not silly airheads who are always getting into stupid situations that need a man to validate them. Give Erica James a try if you want a good read or listen.

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Praise for Erica James

Another brilliant book with wonderful characters., couldn't stop listening to it. I absolutely would recommend this book. Erica James just gets better and better.

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Really Coming Home

What a beautiful book, one out f Erica James's best, beautifully read by Jenny Funnell.

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Absolutely fabulous

Oh what a wonderful book, I was so sad it had to finish. The story was beautiful and the narrator exquisite. Jenny Funnell truly brought the characters to life. My next read will have a lot to live up to. Thank you

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Fabulous

I really enjoyed this book. I just couldn't stop listening. I will definitely be recommending to friends. I have listened to all of the books written by Erica James and enjoyed every one of them. Brilliant.

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Loved it!

Loved the story. As usual another brilliant and entertaining book by Erica James. Great narration too. Highly recommend.





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Guilty Pleasure

Whilst Erica James does unfortunately have to be categorised as 'chick lit' if she has to be categorised at all - her books are far superior to the usual run of the mill. This book doesn't disappoint and as an easy listen full of characters whose storylines you are genuinely keen to follow, its spot on. I am always drawn to war time tales and so it gets extra points for that. No it doesn't set the world alight or engage you in burning issues but it'll give you 16 hours enjoyment.

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A great listen

Another great book by Erica James. It's captivating from the beginning to the end. Loved it. When's the next one

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loved it

such a moving novel. will look for another by this author. couldn't stop listening to it.

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Brilliant

If I could have given this story more stars I would have done so! I absolutely loved it . The narrator read it so well and I must look immediately for another book written by Erica James!

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  • 29-08-21

We could all use an Island House

I’m so sorry to see this book end! I’ve read the other Romily Temple book and desperately wish for more! I’m enjoying Erica James’s style very much and will certainly seek out more. She has a talent for creating the most intriguing characters.

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  • Wendy Robertson
  • 15-06-19

Loved this book

The characters really came to life. Excellent story of a estranged family who were brought together by one very special lady.
Enjoyed the narator, So pleasant to listen to.