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  • The Secrets of Summer House

  • By: Rachel Burton
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)

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By: Rachel Burton
Narrated by: Imogen Church
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Summary

The secrets of Summer House are about to come out at last....

1976. Rushing out of the university library, undergraduate Alice Kenzie bumps straight into PhD student Tristan Somers. There begins a whirlwind romance, and Alice falls pregnant and gives birth to a baby girl. Then Tristan is killed in a car accident. Unable to cope, Alice takes her baby to Summer House, Tristan's family home in Suffolk, leaves her there and disappears.

2018. Olivia Somers has always been told that her mother died in the same accident as her father. But when she finds a bundle of old letters in Summer House, everything she ever believed about her mother is called into question. Can she find her - and even more importantly, forgive her?

©2022 Rachel Burton (P)2022 W F Howes

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"Enticing and atmospheric! Burton really knows how to pull those emotional heart strings. The Secrets of Summer House is packed with love and mystery that will keep you wanting more." (Lauren North, author of Safe at Home)

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Sorry, I was so wrong!

I wrote a terrible review at the beginning of this book, but I canl't find it to change it!
I thought it sounded like a Chick Lit etc , but if you read my other review you'll see the rest of it. But I rather you don't.!
I admit I was totally wrong!
This story is absolutely brilliant.
And at first, I didn't want to carry on with it, but I was so glad I did,
you will be to if you read it and realise what has happened.
You can't miss any and I had to go back quite a few times so I didn't miss any of the story.
How she thought of it must of been hard but writing it must of been much harder. I loved it and
thoroughly recommend it, you will love it too!

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  • 24-04-22

Cute story but nothing happens.

This was a cute story. I kept waiting for something to happen but it never did. It felt a bit like it was written using the formula taught in college creative writing classes. Yes, it was a bit slow. No, nothing exciting or shocking ever happens. But I still enjoyed listening to the story - helped along by Imogen Church - and felt it’s worth a credit for a light and easy “read.”