The Sea Gate

The Sea Gate

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"One house, two women, a lifetime of secrets... Following the death of her mother, Becky begins the sad task of sorting through her empty flat. Starting with the letters piling up on the doormat, she finds an envelope post-marked from Cornwall. In it is a letter that will change her life forever. A desperate plea from her mother's elderly cousin, Olivia, to help save her beloved home. Becky arrives at Chynalls to find the beautiful old house crumbling into the ground, and Olivia stuck in hospital with no hope of being discharged until her home is made habitable. Though daunted by the enormity of the task, Becky sets to work. But as she peels back the layers of paint, plaster and grime, she uncovers secrets buried for more than seventy years. Secrets from a time when Olivia was young, the Second World War was raging, and danger and romance lurked round every corner... The Sea Gate is a sweeping, spellbinding novel about the lives of two very different women, and the secrets that bind them together."--Publisher's description.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Simon & Schuster Canada, 2021
Edition: Simon & Schuster Canada export edition
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9781982169336
Branch Call Number: FIC Johnson J
Characteristics: 410 pages ; 23 cm


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Apr 16, 2021

Adjust your expectations regarding this book. It is not a particularly well written story.

Apr 10, 2021

Reads like "Where the Crawdads Sing." Speaks of love, and loss, of human frailties, of judgement and redemption. A satisfying read that offers hope for us as we muddle through all of what we call "life."

Apr 03, 2021

An unusual story and a great read.

Mar 25, 2021

This was a great read ! Enjoyed it entirely.

Mar 06, 2021

Loved this book! Exceptionally well-written novel containing all the elements of a captivating read! Beautiful descriptions of the wild landscape and the Cornwall coast, an old decrepit house with treasures in the attic and a dark and mysterious cellar; family secrets and dangerous neighbors, a dual timeline between the present and WWII, and a strong female protagonist in each time period with romance for each of them. Oh yes, and a parrot. If you like Kate Morton's novels, you must read this one. The Sea Gate is now on my favorites shelf.

Dec 28, 2020

I loved this book! It had a little bit of everything: historical fiction (WWII in Cornwall), romance, mystery, racial tension, family dynamics, and some very strong female characters. The story line was believable and I just couldn't put it down. It has been a long time since I read a book that I enjoyed this much. Women will love this!

debwalker Nov 28, 2020

A house full of secrets in Cornwall.


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