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The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher

The Shell Seekers (original 1987; edition 2013)

by Rosamunde Pilcher

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Title:The Shell Seekers
Authors:Rosamunde Pilcher
Info:St. Martin's Press
Collections:Books owned - all formats, E-books - Kindle
Tags:fiction, wartime, World War II, read 2012, nice

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The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher (1987)


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Story captured me right away but many extra sections pop up - including some new characters in later chapters -- and, ultimately, I wanted only to finish it. ( )
  Craig_Pratt | Jun 16, 2017 |
There is a lot about this book that would normally make me hesitate. World War II setting and dual timeline, both I've been experiencing a lot of in recent books so wanted a switch from. Also, several unlikable and I redeemed characters. The main character faces many hardships. Somehow in all of this the experience of reading this book is utterly peaceful. The writing, almost subtle, about artistic, bohemian lifestyle, the landscape, simply transports you. You want to be there amount them soaking in their cultures and wrapped in people who love the beauty of art, nature, music, people in a pure and accessible way. For no other value then joy, beauty expression. I would reread for that experience alone. Rosamunde Pilcher was a new author to me but I'll defiantly be looking for more of her books. ( )
  CMDH5 | May 3, 2017 |
I enjoyed this book although it was slow at times and predictable. ( )
  liv_books | Apr 18, 2017 |
I loved this book. It was the first time I read Pilcher. I feel it is her best book. I hated to se the story end, I felt like I lost a best friend when the book ended.If you have't read Pilcher, READ THIS first. ( )
  LauGal | Aug 16, 2016 |
My very favorite book. ( )
  Arubaborn | Jul 8, 2016 |
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At the end of a long and useful life, Penelope Keeling's prized possession is The Shell Seekers, painted by her father, and symbolizing her unconventional life, from bohemian childhood to wartime romance. When her grown children learn their grandfather's work is now worth a fortune, each has an idea as to what Penelope should do. But as she recalls the passions, tragedies, and secrets of her life, she knows there is only one answer...and it lies in her heart.

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A mild heart attack confronts Penelope Stern with her own mortality, and she decides to return to the small town of Porthkerris on the coast of Cornwall. There she will visit the scenes of her famous father's artistic life.

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