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The White Hare

By: Jane Johnson
Narrated by: Sofia Engstrand
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Summary

In a valley steeped in legend lies an abandoned house where Edens may be lost, found and remade....

The White Valley in the far west of Cornwall cuts deeply through bluebell woods down to the sea. The house above the beach has lain neglected since the war. It comes with a reputation, which is why Mila and her mother, Magda, acquire it so cheaply in the fateful summer of 1954.

Magda plans to restore the house to its former glory: the venue for glittering parties, where the rich and celebrated gathered for bracing walks by day and sumptuous cocktails by night. Mila's ambitions, meanwhile, are much less grand; she dreams of creating a safe haven for herself, and a happy home for her little girl, Janey.

The White Valley comes with a long, eventful history, laced with tall tales. Locals say that a white hare may be seen running through the woods there; to some, she's an ill omen, to others a blessing. Feeling fragile and broken-hearted, Mila is in need of as many blessings as she can get. But will this place provide the fresh start she so desperately needs?

©2022 Jane Johnson (P)2022 W F Howes

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I was looking forward to this story but unfortunately I did not enjoy it as much as I had hoped after reading the summary of the novel. Predictable and slow. Also I think the narrator wasn’t the voice for this book.

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Beautifully magic

I have loved this book in so many ways. It is a story of people who have their own stories, backgrounds and histories entwined with historic and magical land. I finished it in 5 days and when it ended I wanted more.
Spooky in some places to enlightenment in others. If you like witches and pagans and healing with herbs than this book is for you.

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Fall for Cornwall

Lovely folklore story told through descriptive, lyrical prose. I fell in love with Cornwall whilst reading this book.

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The white hare

There are some mispronounced words which jarr a little when listening to the story

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another good one fro. this author

enjoyed this one as well will listen torre from this author. like her writing ..