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Publisher's Summary

Can you fall in love with someone before you've even met? 

Seren MacArthur is living a life she never intended. Trying to save the Cornish seaside business her late father built - while grieving for his loss - she has put her own dreams on hold and is struggling. Until she discovers a half-finished seaglass star on her favourite beach during an early morning walk. When she completes the star, she sets into motion a chain of events that will steal her heart and challenge everything she believes. 

Jack Dixon is trying to secure a better life for daughter Nessie and himself. Left a widower and homeless when his wife died, he's just about keeping their heads above water. Finding seaglass stars completed on Gwithian beach is a bright spark that slowly rekindles his hope. 

Seren and Jack are searching for their missing pieces. But when they meet in real life, it's on the opposing sides of a battle. Jack is managing the redevelopment of a local landmark, and Seren is leading the community campaign to save it. 

Both have reason to fight - Seren for the cause her father believed in, Jack for his livelihood. But only one can win. With so much at stake, will they ever find what they are really looking for? 

Miranda Dickinson's Somewhere Beyond the Sea is a sparkling tale of love, life and finding magic where you least expect it. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2018 Miranda Dickinson (P)2018 Macmillan Digital Audio

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You'll be swept up in this lovely read.

Loved every page of this delightful book. Ms. Dickinson, you have made me a fan of your stories! I have been to Cornwall, England, and this book brought me back to one of the most beautiful places on earth. The story was charming, the narrators superb. Their voices made you feel as though they really were who they portrayed themselves to be. I will search for both of these actors again. Jonathan Bailey nailed the Cornish accent.

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Funny, Heartwarming, Touching

I mainly downloaded this because Jonny Bailey narrates the part of the main male character, Jack Dixon, but I enjoyed the story so much. I loved it! The love between father and daughter, love between friends, and love of town folks for their hometown is heartwarming. The sea glass star game made me look forward to each chapter with excited anticipation. Now, I want to visit Gwithian beach and St. Ives. I usually listen to audiobooks on my way to and from work. After the first day, I couldn’t wait to finish it, so I listened all day on my day off. I smiled, chuckled, and got teary eyed. This is a beautiful book that’s well narrated by two talented artists. I highly recommend it.

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  • 07-20-20

Great book but....

Loved the book and story but this is the third Cornish based book that pronounces Fowey incorrectly. It should rhyme with Roy instead of ' Ow-wee'. I would have hoped that narrators check the pronunciation of places before reading the book. Apart from that it was super light reading making me remember how I love Cornwall and particularly Polruan and Fowey. These places are in my heart but unfortunately now I have become disabled and a wheelchair user they are places my pushers don't fancy their chances with the cobbles. Still, l can daydream about them!!! Good book, recommended.

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  • Sarah Campbell
  • 08-04-18

Lovely and inspiring.

wonderful story that made me think of the possibilities in life and how maybe my dad is watching me too and spurring me on to step away from the 9 to 5 and into my possibilities

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  • 06-17-21

I lost interest

Over half way through I lost interest in the characters, it was a struggle to finish the book.

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  • ZippyTip
  • 08-02-18

Absolutely loved this in every way

Great narration. Wonderful story. Loved the writing style, the characters and the description. Kept my interest throughout.

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  • Mr Ian D Heathcock
  • 07-27-18

Really nice feel good story

Lovely story with a nice plot, great characters and stunning descriptions of Cornish life. The two person narration really adds to the experience. I would recommend to any reader, male or female.

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  • Starchik
  • 05-10-22

magical

Love reading this, just the get away I needed, such an enchanting read. Would have liked an epilogue to finish it.

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  • 08-04-21

Why can't I give this 10 stars? Amazing!

Excellent narration, story and guide to Cornwall too. Loved everything about it. Will keep to listen to again and again.

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  • wilmahatfit
  • 07-04-21

Pleasant listen

loved it. Enough twists to keep interested. Narration good, too. Will look out more of her books in audio.

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  • Beach bum
  • 07-02-21

Boring

Don’t bother wasting time listening to this book…. I kept going as I was sure it would improve, it got worse!

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  • fakhoury
  • 07-01-21

beach read

loved it, a bit long but overall it is a warm and light read, recommend.