The Shell Seekers
In Under Gemini, it seemed such an innocent deception. All Flora Waring had to do was play the part of Rose, her long-lost twin, for one weekend and meet the family of Rose's fiance. But when Flora is introduced to the Armstrong family, she realizes that she has inherited the secret scandal Rose created five years before...and left wounds that turn the man Flora loves against her.
When you read a novel 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...
I normally love books by Rosamunde Pilcher but this is not one of her better books. I knew, by the description, the plot was far fetched but admittedly she does have a wonderful way with her characters and bringing them to life. There is comfort in her books as well due to her personalized writing style. But again, the plot was a bit much and there was a bit too much predictability for me. While I enjoyed the book, it did not keep me page turning and I had to force myself to finish it. Still, as other commenters have pointed out, the book is a Piltcher and that in of itself makes it a good read.
I am so, so ill. Since I can't have my mommy (I'm middle-aged and she has died) the next best comfort is any book by Rosamunde Pilcher. Her books transport me to a world I'd adore inhabitting, where manners are lovely and hearts are open and endings are always uplifting. A cup of tea, some crisp shortbread, and Rosamunde - better than an apple a day!