The Shell Seekers

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At the end of a long and useful life, Penelope Keeling's prized possession is The Shell Seekers, painted by her father, and symbolizing her unconventional life, from bohemian childhood to wartime romance. When her grown children learn their grandfather's work is now worth a fortune, each has an idea as to what Penelope should do. But as she recalls the passions, tragedies, and secrets of her life, she knows there is only one answer...and it lies in her heart.

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"Beautifully done... A book about families... when the reader closes the book, it is with a sense of regret -- regret that there is no more."-- Boston Herald.

The Shell Seekers is a novel of connection: of one family, and of the passions and heartbreak that have held them together for three generations. The Shell Seekers is filled with real people-mothers and daughters, husband and lovers-inspired with real values. The Shell Seekers centers on Penelope Keeling-a woman you'll always remember in world you'll never forget. The Shell Seekers is a magical novel, the kind of reading experience that comes along only one in a long while.

"A lovely story, the best, really absorbing book I've read in a long time, the kind you hate to put down and especially hate to finish." -- The Atlanta Journal & Constitution.

"A novel that excludes warmth, joy and familial interaction, peopled with men and women we will long remeber." -- The West Coast Review Of Books.

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#1 New York Times Bestseller
"The Shell Seekers is a deeply satisfying story, written with love and confidence."
?Maeve Binchy, The New York Times Book Review
The Shell Seekers, the classic novel by acclaimed writer Rosamunde Pilcher, is now available in hardcover once more. This epic romance has sold over 3.5 million copies to date; her other bestsellers include Winter Solstice, Wild Mountain Thyme, and Coming Home.
Set in London and Cornwall from World War II to present, The Shell Seekers tells the story of the Keeling family, and of the passions and heartbreak that have held them together for three generations. The family centers around Penelope, and it is her love, courage, and sense of values that determine the course of all their lives, Deftly shifting back and forth in time, each chapter centers on one of the principal players in the family's history. the unifying thread is an oil painting entitled "The Shell Seekers," done by Penelope's father. It is this painting that symbolizes to Penelope the ties between the generations. But it is the fate of this painting that just may tear the family apart.
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