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The House by the Sea

By: Santa Montefiore
Narrated by: Juanita McMahon
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Summary

Ten-year-old Floriana is captivated by the magnificent Tuscan villa near her village. When the owner’s son invites her inside, Floriana knows that her destiny is there, with him. But as they grow up, things begin to change. Miles away on the Devon coastline, Marina’s hotel has fallen on hard times. The arrival of Rafael Santoro, artist-in-residence, seems to bring peace in Marina’s family. But Rafa is not who he seems....

©2011 Santa Montefiore (P)2011 W F Howes Ltd

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I loved the story

A lovely easy listen. It was just what I needed to take me away from the crazy reality that we live in 😊

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The house by the sea

Santa montefiore is one of my favourite authors and this book did not disappoint. I liked how all the loose ends were tied up in the end. Although I guessed a few of the connections the majority were a real surprise to me.

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Nice story

A nice easy listen love story, with some lovely characters. plus beautifully described surroundings which made you feel like you were there.

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Lovely

Took a while to get into this one but it was worth it in the end with a lovely story and well rounded characters.

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A Lovely Story

Oh I really enjoyed listening to this story read so well by Juanita McMahon. Santa Montefiore writes such interesting books that it is so easy to close your eyes,listen, and you feel that you are there - wonderful!!

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Descriptive passages

One could imagine the place in Italy also the hotel. An enjoyed listening to it

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loved it, brilliant

This book had it all. Highly Recommended. beautifully written and narrated. interesting characters. story telling at its best.
















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Charming and relaxing read

Beautifully read , lovely amusing and sweet characters and great story Loved the little twist at the end

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easy to listen to relaxing book

it's a little slow to begin with but worth sticking with it, just calm and a very easy audiobook just to relax too

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Loved it

Absolutely loved this book and with an unsuspecting twist at the end too. One of my late mum’s favourite authors too and I know why. 😊

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