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    DescriptionThe internationally bestselling author of "The French Gardener" presents a complex and irresistibly compelling novel that confirms the remarkable power of love to heal and transform. 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 meager existence and live there surrounded by its otherworldly splendor. Then one day Dante, the son of the villa's powerful industrialist owner, invites her inside and shows her the enchanting Mermaid Garden. From that moment, Floriana knows that the only destiny for her is there, in that garden, with Dante. But as they grow up and fall in love, their romance causes a crisis, jeopardizing 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 after the financial crash of 2008. Its owner, Marina, advertises for an artist to stay the summer and teach the guests how to paint. The man she hires is charismatic and wise and soon begins to pacify the discord in her family and transform the fortunes of the hotel. However, he has his own agenda. Is it to destroy, to seduce, or to heal? Whatever his intentions, he is certain to change Marina's life forever. 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. This novel was published under the title "The House by the Sea" in the UK.


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    Title
    The Mermaid Garden
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Santa Montefiore
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 418
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 202 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781451628937
    ISBN 10: 1451628935
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 823.92
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.5
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC E4L: ROM
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Libri: I-FR
    Ingram Subject Code: FR
    DC22: 823/.92
    B&T General Subject: 704
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 79
    B&T Approval Code: P25207000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET210
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SPANIS
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: FRD
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC027000, FIC027020
    LC classification: PR6113.O544 M47 2012
    Thema V1.0: FRD
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Publication date
    01 May 2012
    Author Information
    Santa Montefiore's novels have been translated into twenty languages and have sold more than three million copies in Europe. She studied Spanish and Italian at Exeter University. She lives in London with her husband, historian Simon Sebag Montefiore, and their two children. Visit her website at SantaMontefioreAuthor.com.
    Review quote
    "Montefiore is a grand storyteller." -- Emily Melton, "Booklist"