Enter Rosamunde Pilcher's world of simple joys of crisp country air and crackling log fires, the pleasures of family reunions and rediscovered friendships.
Rosamunde Pilcher has had a long and distinguished career as a novelist and short story writer, but it was her phenomenally successful novel, The Shell Seekers, that captured the hearts of all who read it, and won her international recognition as one of the best-loved storytellers of our time. It was voted one of UK's top 100 novels in the BBC's Big Read in 2003. Her bestselling novels, September, Coming Home and Winter Solstice were made into television films. She was awarded an O.B.E for services to literature in 2002 and an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Dundee University in 2010.
YA-- Hope, memory, love lost, and love regained are the major themes that thread their way through this easily read collection of short stories. Ranging in topic from a tale of a young woman who finds from a stranger the courage she never thought she had, to a portrait of a bride-to-be who is forced to choose between two loves, the sensitively written offerings portray a kaleidoscope of human emotions that will touch the hearts of YA readers and may even provide some bibliotherapy to those for which a familiar situation, event, or emotion is evoked. --Roberta Lisker, W. T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA
Whether she is being poignant, wry or perceptive, Rosamunde Pilcher is always gentle * Woman's Realm * It is never too soon to discover Rosamunde Pilcher * Good Housekeeping * Pilcher's storytelling skills are serene and beguiling * The Times * Her genius is to create characters you really care for * Daily Express *