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Helena's Secret

By: Lucinda Riley
Narrated by: Lucinda Riley,Harry Whittaker
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Publisher's Summary

Please note: This title is also published as The Olive Tree.

It has been 24 years since a young Helena spent a magical holiday in Cyprus, where she fell in love for the first time. When the now crumbling house, 'Pandora,' is left to her by her godfather, she returns to spend the summer there with her family.

At the difficult age of 13, her son, Alex, is torn between protecting his mother and learning the truth about his real father. Both Helena and Alex know that life will never be the same, once Pandora's secrets have been revealed....

©2016 Lucinda Riley (P)2016 W F Howes Ltd

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One of the best

One of the best works of Mrs. Riley. It is not very surprising but quite mature and tense.

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  • Brightlight
  • 02-21-19

Read all her books round the wrong way !

Well wasn’t expecting this at all ! It was quirky and I think if not her first book very early . I really enjoyed it ! Loved the dead pan voice of Alex and his character . I couldn’t put it down because it was just so easy to listen to and I identify with .typical chaotic family life .

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  • Pickerie
  • 11-30-18

Fantastic read well written well good

Lovely read sad happy full of emotion. Scripted well lots of twists love this author

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  • Angela Brereton
  • 12-08-21

Didn’t know it had 2 titles

I bought this audiobook without reading that it was also published as “The Olive Tree”
Expensive mistake ! As I had already read the book ! So felt a bit annoyed & scored low

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  • J. Brown
  • 07-21-21

Lovely

Absolutely loved it as with all Lucinda Rileys books. Characters totally rounded and beautifully portrayed.

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  • mrs j gillam-patrikios
  • 04-11-22

Terrible narration

Just goes to show why authors should hire actors for audio books - so very wooden!

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  • Helen SJ
  • 08-06-21

Quite an enjoyable tale.

I enjoyed this book with all it's twists and turns. It was quite nice to hear to two different characters opposing viewpoints.

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  • rhiannon pugh
  • 03-25-22

same book different title's

the same book different titles not happy be careful a waste of a credit

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  • Veronica Taylor
  • 05-25-21

Good story

Enjoyed the book. Harry Whittaker is an exceptional narrator. Unfortunately I cannot say the same for the author. Makes a huge difference to the enjoyment of an audio book

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  • MRS.C.J. ENGLAND
  • 06-27-20

Helena’s Secret- Lucinda Riley

A fascinated story full of intrigue and excitement ,, partly read by the the author. Voices and charactisation exceptional.
A very good read.


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  • Edna
  • 02-10-19

Disappointed as already read this book under title The Olive Tree

Will read other books of Lucinda Riley as they are excellent books especially the seven sisters

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  • DebManning
  • 06-25-22

Dreadful

I have read a lot of Lucinda Riley's books and really enjoyed them but this would have to be one the very worst. The story is all over the place the narration is woeful. I should have listened to the reviews.It feels like it was her first book and she had no clue how to make it cohesive. Don't waste your money. very disappointing

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  • Bron
  • 06-10-22

Terrible orator made it hard to hear

Storyteller voice is unpleasant. Speed is too fast and it had no feeling in the telling. Struggled to get passed it and I love Lucindas stories