#1 New York Times Bestseller"The Shell Seekers is a deeply satisfying story, written with love and confidence."—Maeve Binchy, The New York Times Book ReviewThe Shell Seekers, the classic novel by acclaimed writer Rosamunde Pilcher, is now available ...
now available in hardcover once more. This epic romance has sold over 3.5 million copies to date; her other bestsellers include Winter Solstice, Wild Mountain Thyme, and Coming Home.Set in London and Cornwall from World War II to present, The Shell Seekers tells the story of the Keeling family, and of the passions and heartbreak that have held them together for three generations. The family centers around Penelope, and it is her love, courage, and sense of values that determine the course of all their lives, Deftly shifting back and forth in time, each chapter centers on one of the principal players in the family's history. the unifying thread is an oil painting entitled "The Shell Seekers," done by Penelope's father. It is this painting that symbolizes to Penelope the ties between the generations. But it is the fate of this painting that just may tear the family apart.From the Hardcover edition.
I hope you don't think I'm a snob but I don't think I have patience for books like these ever again. Pilcher obviously wanted to make the reader think about the morality of the characters but in my opinion it wasn't executed very successfully. TheI hope you don't think I'm a snob but I don't think I have patience for books like these ever again. Pilcher obviously wanted to make the reader think about the morality of the characters but in my opinion it wasn't executed very successfully. The story was boring, I felt like laughing in some of the dialogues and the descriptions seemed very much glued on. The gap between this and my favourite novels is huge so this certainly wasn't my cup of tea....Continua Nascondi
I haven't read this book but I understand more or less your opinion. I read "September" and I should say the book was OK but never got me hooked to read more books of the author. Really never happened much and I just felt too impatient to think about the character always explaining their morality opinions or something like that.