Una casa junto al mar

  • Title: Una casa junto al mar
  • Author: Santa Montefiore
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  • Page: 332
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    About Santa Montefiore


    1. Born in England in 1970 Santa Montefiore grew up on a farm in Hampshire and was educated at Sherborne School for Girls She read Spanish and Italian at Exeter University and spent much of the 90s in Buenos Aires, where her mother grew up She converted to Judaism in 1998 and married historian Simon Sebag Montefiore in the Liberal Jewish Synagogue in London They live with their two children, Lily and Sasha in London.Santa Montefiore s novels have been translated into twenty languages and have sold than three million copies in England and Europe.


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    1. I just adored this book, and this surprises me as I would usually find this kind of story quite bland and predictably fulfilling.But I fell in love with the characters in a way that I haven t fallen in love with fictional characters for a very long time Each time one of the characters was involved in a plot twist, or each time something very REAL happened to them, my heart just ached I cared about them so much.And even though the book ended with a typically happy ending, I didn t roll my eyes, o [...]

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    2. For those of you who enjoy gentle, escapist romance, this is a great choice This books makes you believe in the power of love and reminds you what is important in life The novel is an extremely relaxing read with an abundance of memorable characters, beautiful destinations, mystery, intrigue and romance I loved the descriptive detail and than once found myself carried off to the destinations of Italy and the English coastline.The book consists of two different stories The first story is set in [...]

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    3. Kokia gi vasara be keli pasak apie princeses su laiminga pabaiga a.k.a lengvo turinio blevyzg B tent tokia buvo pirma pa intis su Santa Montefiore Vienas geresni io anro roman , bet ir v l ne tobula Fabula labai primena Sparkso k ryb , kur pasakojamos dvi jautrios, jausmingos istorijos viena i praeities, kita i dabarties, kurios ai ku susijusios kart s saj nuo prad i nebuvo matyti, bet pajud jus siu etui viskas dar si perd m ai ku ir kadangi ai kiai matyti, kad autor ne visai to siek , tai kiek [...]

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    4. I received this book from Giveaways I really enjoyed this book a lot from start to finish It is actually two different stories in one book The first story is of the blossoming of young love between Floriana, a poor village girl abandoned by her mother, and Dante, the son of one of the richest men in Italy They meet when Dante finds Floriana spying on his family home, Villa La Magdalena Floriana loves the Villa and dreams of living there and spending her time in the Mermaid Garden with her belove [...]

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    5. Interesting that I picked this up to read after reading The Secret Keeper Both stories shift back and forth between two time periods At least in Morton s book the reader clearly understand why and can make some connections between the two story lines However, in The House by the Sea, it appears that one is reading two different stories simultaneously Both are good stories but until I reached the last section I could only guess at the connection Anyway, I saw this book in a discount book store an [...]

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    6. He de admitir que al principio del libro estaba un poco esc ptica, ya que no es del todo mi tipo de literatura, pero, no s si porque es verano y mucha parte de la historia se desarrolla en una playa, pero termin amando el libro.Son dos historias El primer cap tulo comienza en los a os 60 s con Floriana, una peque a ni a italiana que es hu rfana de madre y vive sola con su padre alcoh lico que no se preocupa por ella Es una ni a solitaria, con una sola amiga Hasta que conoce a Dante Bonfanti y se [...]

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    7. This is one of those books that would probably fall under the category Women s Books It s got a romance or four , it has a semi mystery that is fairly easy to figure out , the atmosphere is charming and so is the writing I am not ashamed to admit that I ate it up with a spoon Like the Calgon commerical, it took me away from my own life and placed me in Italy in a beautiful garden, as well as the lovely Devon, England I am a sucker for happily ever after if it s done welld Santa Montefiore does i [...]

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    8. I had to abandon this book it just wasn t holding my interest I liked Floriana Marina, but found myself wishing someone would push Clementine off a cliff I couldn t respect or like Grey because he let his children disrespect his wife and believe that she stole him from their mother This book seemed to have promise, but failed to deliver it fast enough or enough to have me care about any of the characters Clementine was horrid

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    9. Love, love, loved this Review to follow.

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    10. 2,5.La trama de esta novela promet a, y la narraci n de Santa Montefiore es muy dulce, pero la historia no me ha convencido del todo Y no porque no tenga buenos ingredientes, pero creo que la autora se va demasiado por las ramas, mete muchos rellenos entre las escenas que no tienen ninguna relevancia, y m s del 40% del libro trata del d a a d a de los personajes, con an cdotas que no me han hecho desear en ning n momento saber qu hay detr s de todo el secretismo con Rafa Me ha costado terminarlo [...]

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    11. chicklitaholic 20The House By The Sea, which in the US is titled The Mermaid Garden, follows two stories The first set in Italy, follows fragile Floriana, who was abandoned by her mother, and her journey of falling in love with Dante, the son of a prestigious family They first meet when Floriana is captivated by the beauty of La Magdalena, the beautiful home where Dante and his family spend their summers Their relationship faces many obstacles from the outset including the issues of a rich and p [...]

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    12. I am stingy in my highest praises of books, but I m pretty sure I can say that this would be a favorite of mine I absolutely adored everything about this book Some of it is probably the beautiful imagery and the fact that I adore gardens, italian anything, and writing that grips you and keeps you guessing without ever really knowing Only one of the many plot twists did I sort of predict correctly, and I wasn t entirely sure about it, either I didn t really believe the back cover when it describe [...]

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    13. this book ended up being quiet spiritual.wisdom we are all rootlessuntil we find our soul mate when you do, the world will shift into place and you will no longer feel dislocated don t forget the past, accept it and let it go so it doesn t ruin your present you can t change what happened, but you can choose to change the way you view it design create a beautiful place from the heart when you are with someone, you should like who you are and be a better version of yourself what mattes is the hear [...]

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    14. What a brilliant book I thought it was going to be gushing with sloppy bits, but it is simply a really good story that keeps the reader guessing and spanning over a whole life time of Floriana Taking the reader on a journey that visits Tuscany and Devon the view given is one the reader soon finds themselves transported to The story will make you laugh, sigh and take a sharp intake of breath There is another story at the beginning of the book on how it was written and the struggle to get it from [...]

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    15. This was a delight and easy read Set between Devon and Italy Santa brings to life the places she sets her novels in Marina and Grey have money troubles with their hotel The Polanza in Devon What can and will they do to save it Marina is at loggerheads with her stepdaughter Clementine and trying to save the hotel that has become they baby she could never have until her artist in residence appears Rafa , but who is this mysterious Argentine Rafa and has he fallen for Clementine When it looks like [...]

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    16. This book was cute The writing style was nice, but the plot devices were very frustrating The book contains two stories One takes place in Italy in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and one takes place in England in the present day There is no obvious connection between the two stories, and the jump in time and place was so annoying that I was ready to stop reading at any time Fortunately, another reviewer thank you mentioned that the book has a satisfying conclusion , so I kept reading It s true [...]

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    17. Me ha fascinado el modo en que la escritora describe los objetos, los sentimientos y el car cter del personaje, as como el clima y apariencia de las cosas o el f sico de cada sujeto que compone esta historia.Comenzando porMarina Me parece que su actitud no es nada atractiva, tomando en cuenta que siempre est preocupada porque est n en bancarrota No disfruta de la vida ni le ve el lado bueno a las cosas, como siempre trata de hacer su esposo Grey, quien le alegra la vida y le da la mano siempre q [...]

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    18. Wow, this sucked harder than I thought possible Very unlikely story Years that don t quite match Coincidences Extremely unlikely character development Losing an accent and speaking English like you re born in England when arriving at 18 Just Nope Won t be reading anything by this author.Normally I d file this under historical fiction due to the dual time narrative, but there is just no history to it It s paperback romance chick lit, pure and simple.

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    19. A heartwarming story of the present connecting to the past through winding paths of lives spent separated The reader traverses with the characters from Italy to England to Argentina.

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    20. Santa writes with eloquent descriptions giving the reader a perfect tapestry of place and character.Her characters are well structured, engaging and keep the reader intrigued until the end Woven between England and Italy this novel gives a taste of life in these two places and the struggle of their inhabitants.I highly recommend this book, it was a joy to read.

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    21. This review first appeared on my blog knittingandsundries 20The Mermaid Garden flows from past to present and back almost effortlessly.The past A young girl named Floriana in Tuscany, whose mother is believed to have run off with a man and left her with her drunken father She has unlimited freedom to explore, and as she is looking over the wall of a villa that she likes to visit, she meets a boy named Dante, whose family owns the villa He invites her in to explore the garden, and they become fri [...]

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    22. This is a love story that is beautifully written I was able to imagine myself in Tuscany and in Devon, living alongside the characters as I watched the story unfold.The prologue sets the scene In Tuscany, Floriana and Dante meet Floriana is a 10 year old whose mother has run away with her younger brother and left her with her alcoholic father Dante is a few years older, the son of a high profile industrialist who may have connections with the Mafia.We re then taken to Devon in 2009 where hotel o [...]

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    23. Ten year old Floriana, an Italian urchin, abandoned by her mother and left to care for her alcoholic father, falls in love with the gardens of the Villa La Magdalena and the owner s son, Dante Convinced it s her destiny to marry Dante and to live happily ever after in the beautiful villa, she ignores the difficulties of money, class and Dante s dangerous father.Forty years later, Marina and her husband Grey run a luxury hotel on the coast of Devon, but face financial and familial difficulties Ma [...]

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    24. I have to be near the sea It has always been the most consistent thing in my life Love is like a bright light that burns away all negativity like sunshine on mist Happy people are full of love, and unhappy people have very little, perhaps none at all That s all there is to the world those who love and those who don t It s really very simple In Italy in the late 1960 s, young Floriana is captivated by the beautiful villa that overlooks the Ocean When she meets Dante, the son of the owner, he invi [...]

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    25. This was the first romance novel I have read in a very long time and I am so glad I picked it up I bought it on a whim Honestly the two reasons I bought it were because it had mermaid in the title and it took place in Italy I followed my gut and it paid off.After reading some other reviews I have to disagree with the majority of the people who are saying that the whiny girl Clementine should not have gotten her way at the end and its so typical for the spoiled brat to end up happy I don t believ [...]

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    26. Here s the trick for me in rating this book at the moment this novel is totally and completely chick lit, and that s just not what I m into at the moment So for that reason, it didn t entirely appeal to me But my sister practically glowed when she talked about it, and I ve long said that I ll read pretty much anything that someone tells me is outstanding I ve got to say, within its genre, this rocks.Which made me thing about the genre What makes chick lit BE chick lit Here s what I came up with [...]

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    27. The House by the Sea traverses two eras, Devon, England in the present and Tuscany, Italy in 1966 Floriana, a ten year old girl, lives with her alcoholic father and spends her summer wandering up to a huge beautiful house, peering longingly through to the gardens she aches to be in On one of her visits, she is spotted by resident, 16 year old Dante, who invites her inside and begins a friendship that will last for years.In present day Devon, Mariana and her husband Grey are gearing up for the su [...]

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    28. Absolutely beautiful I had never read a novel by Santa Montefiore before and am very glad that my Mum who is an avid reader of her books handed this one to me when I was between books and wondering what to read next.Santa Montefiore writes with so much warmth and love, it truly feels like your among the characters and experience first hand what they re going through.The second characters in this books are the locations all are so wonderfully described you can truly smell the sea salt, hear the o [...]

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    29. Beautifully written I enjoyed the worlds and characters Montefiore created in Italy and England featuring a ten year old fiesty Tuscan urachan who dreams of living in the local villa with its beautiful gardens.Her tenacity defies the odds as she acutally meets and becomes the darling of the family who owns the villa Fast forward forty years to a lovely English estate turned hotel overlooking the sea The owners are struggling to keep the hotel afloat after the 2008 crash As part of their attempts [...]

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    30. A compelling romance novel where the author weaves the past and present to keep you at the edge of your seat as you follow the developments This resilient young girl that was abandoned by her mother and left with an alcoholic father is smitten by an upper class young man Their love can t keep things from getting complicated and with the help of family and friends the unexpected happens.It is hard to get into a detail account of the plot without spoiling the novel, but there is romance, true lov [...]

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