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By: Madeleine Smith

The Secrets of a Cornish Coastal Village

Pages: 116 Ratings: 5.0
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Faced with the task of producing a written composition, fifteen-year-old Rosie reflects on the time when, five years previously, she and her family inherited and took up residence in their most beloved aunt’s grand house along the south Cornish coast.

Rosie’s twin brother, Simon, is the one totally mesmerised by the village’s age-old gossip relating to the goings-on in their new home some two hundred years ago but it is Rosie, haunted by dreams, a particularly nasty nightmare and a very strange scent which manifests in various locations, who unwittingly, along with the assistance of her family, eventually unravels the truth behind the local hearsay.

Who is responsible for the dreams and reoccurring fragrance? Only by numerous conversations with their aunt’s old village friends and by accidentally tuning into a particular TV programme do the children reach their unbelievable and totally unexpected conclusion.

Born and raised in Enfield, North London, Madeleine and her husband, Christopher, moved to Cambridgeshire. Within the space of nine years, their family was completed with the births of their two precious sons. 

Madeleine retired at the age of sixty-two, following a varied and successful career, working mainly in administration and finance in a variety of different industries. During her career, she took time out to run her own successful retail business.

Customer Reviews
7 reviews
7 reviews
  • Margaret Parcell

    A nice, well-written storyline that kept you enthralled to the end. Looking forward to the next one!

  • Jennifer Weaver

    Excellent read . Kept me in suspense to the very end .

  • Graham Cox

    Thoroughly enjoyed reading this book . Wanted to finish it in one read as I needed to know the answers . Easy reading.

  • Glennis Clarke

    A really lovely read that slowly opens to reveal all the secrets that are part of this families life. Anyone who has taken a holiday in Cornwall will be able to imagine this story taking place in the many lovely old houses that are located in this beautiful part of our country. A thoroughly enjoyable journey into the characters past and their exciting future. A really enjoyable book for the summer holidays which are now upon us!

  • Julie Tyler

    Absolutely loved this book, didn't want it to end. Took me back to my childhood holidays in Cornwall. Excellent read can't wait for the next one.

  • Bella Dempsey - French

    This book was very interesting to read because I love going to the seaside with my brother and parents and it was really a book of my dreams! I loved how the book was beautifully linked together, I think this book is amazing and you should definitely read it!!!!!! It was great to lay outside in the summer and read this book as you always feel that you are in sunny Cornwall and you can feel the beautiful sea breeze!

  • Donna Dickens

    I found this book thoroughly enjoyable. It had me intrigued and captivated from the start. I would whole heartedly recommend.

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