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The House by the Sea

(2011)
(The Mermaid Garden)
A novel by

 
 
Ten-year-old Floriana is captivated by the beauty of the magnificent Tuscan villa that overlooks the sea just outside her small village. She likes to spy from the crumbling wall into the gardens, and imagine that one day she'll escape her meagre existence and live there. One day, Dante, the son of the villa's powerful industrialist owner, invites her inside. From that moment on Floriana knows that her destiny is there, with him. But as they grow up they cross an unseen line, jeopardising the very thing they hold most dear. Decades later and hundreds of miles away, a beautiful old country house hotel on England's Devon coast has fallen on hard times. Its owner, Marina, advertises for an artist-in-residence to stay the summer and teach the guests how to paint. Rafael Santoro is charismatic and wise, and soon begins to pacify the discord in her family. However, Rafa is not who he seems. He has his own agenda. Whether to destroy, to seduce, or to heal, it is certain to affect them all. Spanning four decades and sweeping from the Italian countryside to the English coast, this new story by Santa Montefiore is a moving and mysterious tale of love, forgiveness and the past revealed.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"Santa Montefiore is a wonder: you will not be able to put this novel down. Unforgettable!" - Adriana Trigiani


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September 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: The House by the Sea
Author(s): Santa Montefiore
ISBN: 1-4458-5886-X / 978-1-4458-5886-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Windsor
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July 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: The House by the Sea
Author(s): Santa Montefiore
ISBN: 1-84737-930-3 / 978-1-84737-930-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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May 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Mermaid Garden: A Novel
Author(s): Santa Montefiore
ISBN: 1-4516-2430-1 / 978-1-4516-2430-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Touchstone
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November 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The House by the Sea
Author(s): Santa Montefiore
ISBN: 1-4711-8790-X / 978-1-4711-8790-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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April 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The House By the Sea
Author(s): Santa Montefiore
ISBN: 1-84983-106-8 / 978-1-84983-106-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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May 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The House by the Sea: A Novel
Author(s): Santa Montefiore
ISBN: 1-4516-2893-5 / 978-1-4516-2893-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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February 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The House by the Sea
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ISBN: 1-4458-5887-8 / 978-1-4458-5887-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: AudioGO
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July 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The House by the Sea
Author(s): Santa Montefiore
ISBN: 1-84737-931-1 / 978-1-84737-931-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
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December 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The House by the Sea
Author(s): Santa Montefiore
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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December 2011 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The House by the Sea
Author(s): Santa Montefiore
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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December 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The House by the Sea
Author(s): Santa Montefiore
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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December 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The House by the Sea
Author(s): Santa Montefiore
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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December 2011 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The House by the Sea (Unabridged Audiobook)
Author(s): Santa Montefiore, narrated by Juanita McMahon
ISBN: 1-4074-9146-6 / 978-1-4074-9146-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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June 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Mermaid Garden
Author(s): Santa Montefiore
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
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May 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Mermaid Garden: A Novel
Author(s): Santa Montefiore
ISBN: 1-61120-229-9 / 978-1-61120-229-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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November 2019 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The House By the Sea
Author(s): Santa Montefiore
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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July 2011 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The House By the Sea
Author(s): Santa Montefiore
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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July 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The House By the Sea
Author(s): Santa Montefiore
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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May 2011 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The House by the Sea: A Novel
Author(s): Santa Montefiore
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon