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The Splendour Falls - Susanna Kearsley
The Splendour Falls
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Chinon-chateau of legend, steeped in the history of France and England. It is to Chinon that Emily goes on a long-awaited holiday, to meet her charming but unreliable cousin, Harry. Harry wanted to explore the old town and the castle, where Queen Isabelle, child bride of King John, had withstood... show more
Chinon-chateau of legend, steeped in the history of France and England. It is to Chinon that Emily goes on a long-awaited holiday, to meet her charming but unreliable cousin, Harry. Harry wanted to explore the old town and the castle, where Queen Isabelle, child bride of King John, had withstood the siege of Chinon many centuries ago, and where, according to legend, she hid her casket of jewels. But when Emily arrives at her hotel she finds that Harry has disappeared, and as she tries to find him she becomes involved with some of the other guests and learns of a mystery dating from the German occupation during the Second World War. Another Isabelle, a chambermaid at the hotel, fell in love with a German soldier, with tragic results.Emily becomes increasingly aware of strange tensions, old enmities and new loves; as she explores the city, with its labyrinthine dungeons and tunnels and its ancient secrets, she comes ever closer to the mystery of what happened to both the Isabelles of Chinon's history.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780770427184 (0770427189)
ASIN: 0770427189
Publisher: Seal Books
Pages no: 380
Edition language: English
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Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
3.0 The Splendour Falls
The Splendour Falls by Susana Kearsley. Mass Market Paperback, 380 pagesPublished April 1st 1996 by Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing GroupGenre: Fiction/Historical FictionSo I don't know what to really say about this book. It was an interesting book, but not at all what I expected. Sometimes that ca...
Ceilidh-Tripping the write fantastic
Ceilidh-Tripping the write fantastic rated it
3.0 Reading progress update: I've read 100%.
Finished this one up over the weekend and I'm still not sure of my impression. Unlike the other Kearsley books I've read (and there are a bunch) this one wasn't as historical, the characters didn't have much in the way of character and the mystery wasn't terribly mysterious. It wasn't bad, not at al...
Bluebird
Bluebird rated it
3.0 The Splendour Falls
3 ½ starsThis book is more a mystery with some romance rather than historical fiction. It's set mostly in 1990's Chinon, France, with just a few brief jaunts to the past to set the scene for the contemporary story. The book begins in the 12th century: King John's wife Isabella resides in Chinon Ca...
The Book Junkie
The Book Junkie rated it
3.0 The Splendour Falls
When Emily arrives in Chinon, she immediately makes friends and begins exploring the beautiful setting. Paul and Simon are delightful characters, brothers who quickly pull Emily into their fold. Both lured by the fascination of the history of the area and the possibility of hidden treasure. As Emi...
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