The Shell Seekers
"A huge warm saga . . . A deeply satisfying story written with love and confidence." --Maeve Binchy in The New York Times Book ReviewFor the first time ever in trade paperback, Rosamunde Pilcher's beloved, #1 New York Times bestselling novel--a captivating story of life and love.An instant... show more
"A huge warm saga . . . A deeply satisfying story written with love and confidence." --Maeve Binchy in The New York Times Book ReviewFor the first time ever in trade paperback, Rosamunde Pilcher's beloved, #1 New York Times bestselling novel--a captivating story of life and love.An instant bestseller when it was first published, The Shell Seekers is an enduring classic which has touched the hearts of millions of readers worldwide. A novel of connection, it is the story of one family--mothers and daughters, husbands and lovers--and of the passions and heartbreak that have held them together for three generations. This magical novel--the kind of reading experience that comes along only once in a long while--is the perfect read, whether you are returning to it again, or opening the cover for the first time.At the end of a long and useful life, Penelope Keeling's prized possession is The Shell Seekers, painted by her father, and symbolizing her unconventional life, from bohemian childhood to wartime romance. When her grown children learn their grandfather's work is now worth a fortune, each has an idea as to what Penelope should do. But as she recalls the passions, tragedies, and secrets of her life, she knows there is only one answer...and it lies in her heart.
Publish date: 2015-05-12
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages no: 656
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
, World War II
Even though I gave this five stars, I do want to say that the back and forth between timelines got a bit much after a while. I still loved this book, but when I re-read it in the future, I will probably just skip over that and stay mostly in the present parts of this book. "The Shell Seekers" fol...
3.5 Stars A beautifully written character driven novel about family and life, love and loss, greed and hope, a book that has the charm and eloquence of books from a bygone era, just a good old fashioned family saga, a story with real characters and places that are interesting and vivid.I had never ...
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Long and intricate story that was far from what I typically read. I definitely enjoyed it. Review to come.
Pilcher delivers an engrossing family saga of a British family through four generations. Mostly set in the mid-1980s, it weaves in tales going back to World War II. At the center of the tale is sixty-four year old Penelope Keeling, the daughter of a renowned painter. She possesses only one finished ...
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