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Description

Absorbing and escapist, The Villa on the Riviera is perfect summer listening for fans of Rachel Hore and Santa Montefiore.

Polly Smith is struggling to make a living as an artist when her friend and patron, Oliver, invites her to the south of France. But her world is unexpectedly turned upside down when she digs out her birth certificate to apply for a passport. Her parents are not who she believed them to be - even her name is different.

Fleeing to the Riviera, Polly finds that the serenity and sunshine brings her art to life as never before. But all is not well in the grand house. Oliver's father was forced to leave England in a cloud of scandal and his past is about to catch up with him. And Polly's own future begins to take on a new and fascinating shape....

The perfect listen for fans of The Villa and Summer's Child, this is a beguiling and evocative tale that will transport you away to the Riviera itself.

©2015 Elzabeth Edmondson (P)2015 Audible, Ltd

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  • Lorriee
  • 16/07/2015

Good, too many characters not completely developed

There were far too many characters who were interesting in the beginning, but lost steam towards the end of the book. Still a listenable book for a beach or a car ride.

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  • Callie E Masten
  • 07/07/2016

A Good Storyline

This book has a good storyline that is easy to follow. It is well read.

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  • C. Rosser
  • 25/04/2016

Too many characters for so thin a plot

The reader was excellent, giving each of the (far too) many characters a separate voice. The characterizations were very good, even the minor characters were described with perhaps more detail than they deserved. The plot was thin and the book went on too long.




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  • Alexa
  • 16/12/2015

Meandering and boring

I was hoping this would be a cozy and entertaining mystery/romance story. No such luck.

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  • Angela
  • 20/02/2017

Great listen.

Very entertaining,interesting characters well developed. Just enough twists to make you want more. Looking forward to the next book.

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  • Andrea mcmillan
  • 15/07/2016

Nice story, wonderful reader.

The woman doing the reading was fantastic. Great story. Wish there was another. Will download more books by this author and reader!

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  • Sarah Nissen
  • 26/01/2018

still delightful

I have liked Elizabeth's other books more, but this one was still delightful. Poly, the main character, was sweet and relateable if a bit annoying at times.

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  • Stephen Reich
  • 16/09/2017

Pornographic

Story was fine until introduction of pornography. I did not finish book because of this.

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  • Eva
  • 19/03/2017

It's a bit of fluff

I liked the first of this series but on hearing the second, the formula becomes very apparent. Predictable, tied up in a neat bow, improbable relations and relationships. The author does give us lovely settings and a peek at life in the late 1930s. The narrator is terrific with appropriate accents and inflections. I won't rush to another of these but will remember them for a time when I need something cozy and light.

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  • susanne gravelle
  • 04/01/2016

terrible and annoying narrator!

i really struggled to make it to the end. The narrator was terrible, extremely annoying.


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