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Der Klang des Herzens by Jojo Moyes
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Der Klang des Herzens (edition 2020)

by Jojo Moyes (Autor)

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"The Spanish House is a notch potch of designs, Georgian, Gothic and Moorish, as if whoever started it had simply got bored. It has long been known to locals as an architectural folly, and is now nearly derelict to boot." "When its reclusive owner dies intestate the Spanish House is left to his city-dwelling niece. For Isabel, recently widowed, the house is a potential lifeline - the only hope she has of providing for her two children without having to sell her most treasured possession. But for neighbour Matt McCarthy, the house is revenge - on the family who ruined his father. For his wife it's the key to the perfect family life, while a struggling property developer sees in it a whole new future." "As desires clash and intertwine, lives and loves are demolished - and the Spanish House becomes a true folly indeed."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)
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Title:Der Klang des Herzens
Authors:Jojo Moyes (Autor)
Info:Rowohlt Taschenbuch (2020), Edition: 5. Auflage, Überarbeitete Neuausgabe, 464 pages
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A wall thrower for me. Liked her other books but couldn't get into this one. I don't mind darkness, but the unrelenting gloom of the first half finished it for me. ( )
  nautilus | Sep 20, 2017 |
A book about obsessions and family life. Matt is obsessed with owning Spanish House, and coerces his wife Laura into pandering to its cantankerous owner, in the hope of inheriting it. Isabel is obsessed with her violin, and is bewildered by mounting debt when she unexpectedly loses her adored husband Laurent in a car accident.

It's a story of maturing, of finding out what really matters in life. The ending is a bit over-dramatic, and the conclusion perhaps too tidy for real life, but overall I very much enjoyed this book. Four and a half stars really. ( )
  SueinCyprus | Jan 26, 2016 |
Marie Claire listed this as a perfect summer read. I disagree. In my mind a perfect summer read is basic chic lit - something you don't have to think too much about and doesn't cause strong emotions. This book is deeper and a bit darker than that. It deals with death, grief, infidelity, and madness. I did enjoy this book and it's variety of characters. I felt the author explored the emotions surrounding these issues quite well, in spite of the fact that it appears in her opinion most people are unfaithful to their spouses. ( )
  ABShepherd | May 15, 2013 |
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"The Spanish House is a notch potch of designs, Georgian, Gothic and Moorish, as if whoever started it had simply got bored. It has long been known to locals as an architectural folly, and is now nearly derelict to boot." "When its reclusive owner dies intestate the Spanish House is left to his city-dwelling niece. For Isabel, recently widowed, the house is a potential lifeline - the only hope she has of providing for her two children without having to sell her most treasured possession. But for neighbour Matt McCarthy, the house is revenge - on the family who ruined his father. For his wife it's the key to the perfect family life, while a struggling property developer sees in it a whole new future." "As desires clash and intertwine, lives and loves are demolished - and the Spanish House becomes a true folly indeed."--BOOK JACKET.

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The Spanish House is a hotch-potch of designs, Georgian, Gothic and Moorish, as if whoever started it had simply got bored. It has long been known as an architectural folly to locals, and is now nearly derelict to boot.

When its reclusive owner dies intestate the Spanish House is left to his city-dwelling niece. For Isabel, recently widowed, the house is a potential lifeline - the only hope she has of providing for her two children without having to sell her most treasured possession. But for neighbour Matt McCarthy, the house is revenge - on the family who ruined his father. For his wife it's the key to the perfect family life, while a struggling property developer sees in it a whole new future.

As desires clash and intertwine, lives and loves are demolished - and the Spanish House becomes a true folly indeed....
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