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Wait for Me

By: Santa Montefiore
Narrated by: Georgina Sutton, Joe Eyre
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Summary

From the Sunday Times bestselling author of An Italian Girl in Brooklyn comes a captivating novel of enduring love and devastating secrets, based on a true story.

Rupert promised he was going to come back. All Florence had to do was wait.

Cornwall, 1944

When Rupert Dash is declared missing, presumed dead during the Battle of Arnhem, his wife, Florence, is devastated. She can’t accept that he has gone from her life forever, and so when she finds a poem called ‘Wait for Me’ hidden in an old book, she believes it’s a sign from her husband. A promise that he will return to her.

London, 1988

Since childhood Max has suffered from a recurring nightmare. Surrounded by the horrific chaos of World War Two, he has an urgent mission he knows he must complete. But time after time, the dream ends with him awaking in terror, his heart pounding from the horror of the battlefield. Desperate to understand why he is haunted by such terrible visions, Max embarks on a journey that leads him to Cornwall and a man named Rupert Dash.

Australia, 1995

Florence receives a letter from someone she has never met, who lives on the other side of the world. This stranger says he remembers a life that belonged to another before him. Could this be the one person Florence has waited over fifty years to meet again?

©2023 Santa Montefiore (P)2023 Simon & Schuster, UK

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"Nobody does epic romance like Santa Montefiore." (Jojo Moyes)

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The story started well and I found the subject intriguing. The narration was good. Unfortunately, for me the last quarter of the story seemed to lose momentum and the conclusion rushed and implausible.

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The wonderful characterisation and narration!

Nothing to dislike fantastic heart moving story line would love Robert and Florence, Max and Robyn’s story to become a film! Didn’t want it to end! Another beautiful book can’t wait for more!

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Totally Enrapturing

I was totally captivated from beginning to end. I loved it and it is one of those unique stories that sticks with you and makes you want to learn more about the subject of the book.

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Very moving story

I wasn’t sure about this book at the beginning but I was soon enthralled by it and couldn’t stop listening to it. Beautifully written and narrated the subject something I hadn’t touched on before. I was in tears on several occasions and the poem used was simply beautiful. I’ll definitely be recommending to my friends.

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Loved it!!!

I really enjoyed listening to this audio book , such a great story and always an intriguing topic . well written with characters that come to life and a great mix of past and present. Love the fact that it’s based on a true story too. Full of romance and mystery , Loved it. I could have done with another couple of hours , I’m now Very sad that it’s come to an end. I thought it was Well written and actually I have already recommended it to friends.

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Keep on listening

It was quite hard to get into I felt but then became hooked on the storyline.

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Absolutely Beautiful Story

I’ve really enjoyed this book, historical, spiritual, love ….. it’s all included and written so beautifully. The narrators are excellent, multiple voices and totally bring each character to life spanning decades, so an eclectic mix of age groups. A book within a book! Was sad when it ended, I could have listened for hours more. Five stars from me.

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Truly Lovely

This is a simply beautiful story by one of my favourite authors. It is very well written and the two narrators have done a very good job too. So very well worth downloading and listening to a story which is based on the true experiences of one of the author’s friends. I would really love for Santa Montefiore to write a sequel to this book.

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intriguing

Initially, I thought this wasn't for me, as there was a bit of a slow start. I came back to it after a while and got caught up in it. Glad I persevered.

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Wonderful Book

Loved every page, beautiful written and narration was spot on. Would highly recommend as an easy relaxing listen❤️

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