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Publisher's Summary

"It is never too soon to discover Rosamunde Pilcher." (Good Housekeeping)

When you listen to an audiobook by Rosamunde Pilcher you enter a special world where emotions sing from the heart. A world that lovingly captures the ties that bind us to one another - the joys and sorrows, heartbreaks and misunderstandings, and glad, perfect moments when we are in true harmony. A world filled with evocative, engrossing, and above all, enjoyable portraits of people's lives and loves, tenderly laid open for us....

At 27, Virginia Keile had been through the most intense experiences life had to offer - a magical first love ending in heartbreak, a suitable marriage, motherhood, and widowhood. All she wanted now was to take her daughter and son to a seaside cottage in Cornwall and help them recover. But Virginia's true love was there, waiting, hoping, praying that this time she would be strong enough to seize happiness, in The Empty House.

©1973 Rosamunde Pilcher (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd.

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Perfect for a summer afternoon

I loved this book. I lost myself in the lovely descriptions of Cornwall and the characters. The narrator did a great job of putting you right in the story. My only complaint is that it was TOO short. I wanted it to go on for a much longer time.

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I am sure they got the chapters confused

I am sure the chapters were out of order. The book made no sense at all. I finally started skipping over chapters that were obviously not where they should be What a shame. And IF it was in the right order, then it deserves NO stars!

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WONDERFUL

Could not stop listening. Made a perfect Fall day...warm quilt, cookies, coffee and Pilcher. Great!

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A nice cozy read

A nice cozy read

The Empty House
By: Rosamunde Pilcher
Narrated by: Helen Johns
Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins

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A very rich and satisfying book!

I loved all the characters and getting to the depth of their evolving!
Every one of her books makes we wish for a sequel!

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Another lovely story by Rosamunde Pilcher

Helen Johns narrates RP’s stories so beautifully. Usually I am bored by descriptions of scenery but RP’s are so vivid and bring you right there into the scene. I get much pleasure from her stories and this is a good one.

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So sweet but too short

Rosamunde P is one of my favorite writers and with Helen narrating it just couldn’t be better! I loved this story! Loved the description and witty phrases. It just ended too soon, 5 hours I think. Makes me wish I lived in one of her books in England on a idyllic cozy little farm with a cook and a beach near by.

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OK story

Not really in my wheel house, but I enjoyed it. The narrator was perfect for the person that Virginia seemed to be.

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Was OK until the ending

I've read Pilcher before and really liked her, but this one is poor. Plot needs some work and there really isn't an ending. Too bad.

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A Story of finding out who you are.

a Story I wish went on and on. the feeling I get with Ms Pilchards books is so warm and joyful. I want to live there inside her books