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House on the Downs

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House on the Downs by Gladys Edson Locke is a captivating and heart-wrenching tale of love, loss, and redemption. The story follows Sarah, a young woman who returns to her childhood home on the English countryside after the tragic death of her husband. As she navigates her grief and tries to make sense of her new reality, she uncovers long-buried family secrets and discovers the true meaning of forgiveness.

Locke's writing is beautifully descriptive, painting a vivid picture of the picturesque setting of the Downs and bringing the characters to life with depth and emotion. The relationships between the characters are complex and multidimensional, adding layers of complexity to the story.

The themes of love, forgiveness, and the resilience of the human spirit are woven throughout the narrative, making it a poignant and thought-provoking read. House on the Downs is a touching and beautifully written novel that will stay with you long after you turn the final page.

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Mark Brandon, a writer from Australia is in England to visit an old friend, Sir Quenton Rotherdene. However, while walking across the Downs on his way there, he sees a mysterious woman and then finds a murder victim with a moonflower clasped in his hand. More mysterious happenings, shocks and surprises ensue! - Summary by J M Smallheer

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