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Winter Solstice - Rosamunde Pilcher
Winter Solstice
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In Winter Solstice Rosamunde Pilcher brings her readers into the lives of five very different people....Elfrida Phipps, once of London's stage, moved to the English village of Dibton in hopes of making a new life for herself. Gradually she settled into the comfortable familiarity of village life... show more
In Winter Solstice Rosamunde Pilcher brings her readers into the lives of five very different people....Elfrida Phipps, once of London's stage, moved to the English village of Dibton in hopes of making a new life for herself. Gradually she settled into the comfortable familiarity of village life -- shopkeepers knowing her tastes, neighbors calling her by name -- still she finds herself lonely. Oscar Blundell gave up his life as a musician in order to marry Gloria. They have a beautiful daughter, Francesca, and it is only because of their little girl that Oscar views his sacrificed career as worthwhile. Carrie returns from Australia at the end of an ill-fated affair with a married man to find her mother and aunt sharing a home and squabbling endlessly. With Christmas approaching, Carrie agrees to look after her aunt's awkward and quiet teenage daughter, Lucy, so that her mother might enjoy a romantic fling in America.Sam Howard is trying to pull his life back together after his wife has left him for another. He is without home and without roots, all he has is his job. Business takes him to northern Scotland, where he falls in love with the lush, craggy landscape and set his sights on a house.It is the strange rippling effects of a tragedy that will bring these five characters together in a large, neglected estate house near the Scottish fishing town of Creagan. It is in this house, on the shortest day of the year, that the lives of five people will come together and be forever changed. Rosamunde Pilcher's long-awaited return to the page will warm the hearts of readers both old and new. Winter Solstice is a novel of love, loyalty and rebirth.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780340752487 (0340752483)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Paperbacks
Pages no: 698
Edition language: English
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Moonlight Snow
Moonlight Snow rated it
5.0 A Festive Re-read
I read this book nearly every year in the weeks leading up to Christmas. I have loved Rosamund Pilcher's sagas since I picked up The Shell Seekers at a Barnes and Noble somewhere around 20 years ago. I passed it onto my mother, who fell in love with her writing. I don't know if Winter Solstice is ...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
5.0 A Time for Healing and an Impromptu Family
I ended up enjoying the two books of Pilcher I read so much I decided to read this one and hang waiting until this Fall. "Winter Solstice" touched me a lot. I can see why Moonlight re-reads this one every year. I can see me re-reading this come December. It was a really delightful book and I have to...
Portable Mistletoe
Portable Mistletoe rated it
4.0 Winter Solstice ★★★★☆
I was a little impatient with this slow-moving story at first, but in the end was glad that I stayed with it. It’s a warm, comfortable story of people who are adrift at the end of a relationship, who find one another and begin anew. It’s not a Romance, but it is a story of love in its many forms. It...
Moonlight Snow
Moonlight Snow rated it
5.0 Getting into that holiday frame of mind
This is one of my favorite holiday books - it is the right combination of bitter and sweet for me, and I read it most years. I had skipped the last couple of years, so it was lovely to revisit Corrydale and Creagan and reacquaint myself with Elfrida, Oscar, Carrie, Lucy and Sam. This is a very cozy ...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0
Opening: Before Elfrida Phipps left London for good, and moved to the country, she made a trip to Battersea Dogs Home, and returned with a canine companion.At 598 pages in hardback this would appear to be a doorstop however it moves along at a quick lick.3* September (high 3)3* Winter Solstice (low ...
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