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The Shell Seekers

Pilcher, Rosamunde (Book - 1997 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Shell Seekers

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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.
Authors: Pilcher, Rosamunde
Title: The shell seekers
Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Paperbacks,, 1997, c1987
Edition: St. Martin's Paperbacks ed
Characteristics: 582 p. ;,17 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Rosamunde Pilcher
ISBN: 0312961324
Branch Call Number: FICTION PILCHER 1997
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A touching story. The main character reminded me of my mother who lived her life for her children. She had her own definition for luxury and happiness. I miss her so much.

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  • Kate72 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

boring story about insufferable people

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  • skylars rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Great story about a woman that tells of her life from WWII through the 80's. She has three adult children, that many of us can relate to I'm sure. I loved the part that took us back to her life during the war when she met the love of her life.

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  • dragonsnakes rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

One of my favourite books

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  • Ebbie1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Pilcher also wrote under the name of Jane Fraser

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  • DL7173 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I found some sentences and parts rather cutesy/predictable but otherwise an enjoyable tale

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  • Cabby rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Good but very long.


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As Penelope Keeling's three adult children struggle to sell their grandfather's oil painting, their family's unusual history unfolds.


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