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Summary

The Angel Tree by Lucinda Riley is a compelling mystery of family secrets and forgotten pasts from the author of The Seven Sisters.

Thirty years have passed since Greta left Marchmont Hall, a grand and beautiful house nestled in the hills of rural Monmouthshire. But when she returns to the Hall for Christmas she has no recollection of her past association with it - the result of a tragic accident that has blanked out more than two decades of her life. Then, during a walk through the wintry landscape, she stumbles across a grave in the woods and the weathered inscription on the headstone tells her that a little boy is buried here....

The poignant discovery strikes a chord in Greta's mind and soon ignites a quest to rediscover her lost memories. She begins to piece together the fragments of not only her own story, but that of her daughter, Cheska, who was the tragic victim of circumstances beyond her control. And, most definitely, not the angel she appeared to be....

First published as Not Quite an Angel under the name Lucinda Edmonds, now extensively rewritten.

©2021 Lucinda Riley (P)2021 Macmillan Publishers International Limited

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Good holiday listen

Very well read and each character stands out with the accents.
Enjoyable listen while holidaying

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Just Brilliant

I personally love Lucinda's books, hours and hours of great listening and Juliet's narration is suburb, best I have hear for a long time, the perfect voice to suit this story.

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Fantastic story

Couldn’t wait to finish this book but didn’t want it to end all at the same time, love Lucinda’s book.

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The Angel Tree

Another lovely story from the pen of Lucinda Riley. Love, tragedy, heartbreak all woven together to finish with love. I fully recommend this novel to other Audible listeners.

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The Angel Tree

Not my scene this one. I didn’t really care that much about any of the characters and I was relieved to get through it. I couldn’t bear Cheska’s voice especially as a child. I enjoy Juliet Stevenson narrating usually, but this missed the mark for me.

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very good

loved it. well worth listening to. I really enjoyed this book. all about life's journey

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Enjoyable book on the whole,but found the Welsh accent false and somewhat offensive,having lived 20 miles from Abergavenny all my life I have never heard an accent like it .The story would have been better with no attempt at the accent.

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Absolutely spell binding

Well worth listening to. Juliet. Stevenons voices are brilliant. The story gripped my imagination on many occassions. Oscar performance.

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Good story awful narration

I would have loved this book if the characters didn’t have individual voices. The little girl’s voice was diabolical and the narrator used it even when she was grown up. Spoilt it for me.

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  • 27-04-22

Love this author. Not this one though

Really struggled with this book. Didn’t enjoy the narration at all, and found Greta incredibly weak and irritating. Couldn’t listen all the way through. Found the voice of the narrator very unsuited to the storyline or age of the main character.

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  • 25-04-22

Guaranteed Riley quality

If you are familiar with L. Riley books you will recognize few reoccurring themes also from this book. The story is good and keeps you engaged until the very end - quality novel.