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The Shell Seekers
The Shell Seekers | Rosamunde Pilcher
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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, in this beloved Cornwall novel from Rosamunde Pilcher.
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SilversReviews
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I think everyone has heard of this FABULOUS read.

I read it with a different cover.

What about you - have you read it, and did yours have a different cover?

Amiable Yes, I read it years ago. It had a different cover but I don‘t remember exactly what it looked like. 3w
SilversReviews @Amiable 😍Such a good book. Thanks for commenting. 3w
PurpleyPumpkin I‘ve had this one on my tbr for forever! Must move it up my stack. 📚 3w
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Kdgordon88 One of my all time favorites. Mine has a floral cover. 3w
SilversReviews @Amiable I don‘t remember either, but I KNOW I loved the book. Thanks for commenting. 3w
SilversReviews @PurpleyPumpkin ENJOY....so good. 3w
SilversReviews @Kdgordon88 An all-time favorite for me too. 3w
CarolynM I read this one a long time ago. I loved it at the time and I remember it fondly. Mine did have a different cover, from memory it was meant to be a part of the (fictional) painting the book's title came from. I might see if I can find my copy and post a picture for you🙂 3w
SilversReviews @CarolynM That would be wonderful....thanks. Mine was from the library so I don‘t have it. 3w
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MaureenMc
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Beautiful and engaging British family saga. I adored the main protagonist, Penelope, and her thoughtful takes on family, self, motherhood, and love. I will definitely be reading more of Pilcher!

Andrew65 Loved this. 4mo
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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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Pickpick

So so wonderful!!!

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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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I went for a browse around the Goodwill Bookstore today and came across the hardcover for The Shell Seekers. My Kobo ebook does not have these lovely printed chapters or chapter headings! I couldn't walk away from that now could I? And at $3.95 a book I also grabbed her Winter Solstice and a brand new Bryce Courtenay, Annie Proulx and a Margaret Drabble. 💖

Penny_LiteraryHoarders *meaning a brand new, not even opened copy, of the Courtenay. 5mo
Eyelit Ooh, I don‘t have that one by Courtenay. Must seek out! 5mo
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Eyelit Me too! 😃 5mo
Bklover Those book covers of Pilcher‘s were all beautiful! 5mo
JSW AHHHH WINTER SOLSTICE is my FAVE 5mo
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @JSW 💖💖💖🎉👌👍 5mo
TheCuriousHousecat I read this years ago and just loved it❤️ 5mo
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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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I need this to be a 5-star experience!! Need it. A friend recently read and gave it 5-stars so 🤞 I can't imagine a better book to enjoy out here on the patio (as soon as the neighbours Quit It with the leaf blowers and hedge trimmers!!!)

Hazel0303 This is one of my all-time favorite books. It is absolutely a 5 star read! 5mo
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @Hazel0303 🎉🎉🎉🎉 yay thanks!! 5mo
Hazel0303 @Penny_LiteraryHoarders You're so welcome! 5mo
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JSW After I read this book, I read every Rosamunde Pilcher I could get my hands on. I hope you love it! 5mo
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @JSW sweet!! Thanks!! 😚😚 5mo
Oana7 I loved this book! You should also try September, it was my first book written by Rosamunde that I have read and it was very good! 5mo
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @Oana7 sounds like a great plan!! 5mo
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TheSpineView
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#manicmonday @JoScho

📘 Tagged
📽 Ghost in the Shell
🎶 Daybreak Over the Ocean

JoScho Thanks for playing 😊🖤🐚 5mo
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Bkwrm7
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Book: The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher - never read it, but picked it up as part of a $2 bag of books from the used bookstore in college
Movie: The Little Mermaid
Song: Kokomo
#manicmonday
@JoScho

Bklover It‘s definitely worth reading! 5mo
JoScho Thanks for playing 😊🖤🐚 5mo
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auntie_jenn
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i put this book in my cart back in February when i heard of Rosanunde Pilcher‘s passing. i was in my teens then it first came out, but remembered my mom reading it. i started it a few weeks ago as my annual throwback read and left it at the Cape. we were finally reunited this week and it felt so good. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #books #bookstagram #read #reading #amreading #throwback

Suet624 I remember reading this book on the Jersey Shore many years ago. 😁 5mo
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Kaye
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I don‘t know if anyone posted this yet today, but all these Pilcher books are in the Daily Deals today. I read them all many years ago. If you like the Binchy Books, you‘d like these too. My favorite was Coming Home. Second was Shell Seekers. 8 books, 3 bucks each.

CarolynM Yep, she's good. The Shell Seekers and September are my favourites. 8mo
batsy I loved Coming Home and Shellseekers a lot when I read it, ages ago! I need to revisit these books. 8mo
Cathythoughts I havnt read these - they look lovely 💕💕💕 8mo
Bklover Loved these! 8mo
Amiable Loved “The Shellseekers” years ago —should probably re-read. 8mo
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Andrew65
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The Shell Seekers is currently available for 99p (today only) on Amazon.co.uk. Can‘t recommend this book highly enough. Get it while you can.

Ms_T Thanks for the tag, I‘ll have a look 👍🏻 8mo
Andrew65 @Ms_T 😊👍 8mo
Birdsong28 Thanks for the tag I will check it out!! 📚📖 8mo
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robinb I second and third that recommendation! 🤣 One of my very favorites! 😊👍🙌🏼 8mo
CarolynM Mine too @robinb 🙂 8mo
robinb @CarolynM Great minds....😉😁👍 8mo
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robinb
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I just learned that one of my favorite authors passed away last week at the age of 94. Although she had been retired as an author since 2000, Ms. Pilcher leaves behind some much-loved historical fiction and family sagas that linger long after they‘ve been read. If you‘ve never read her but would like to, these four are a good place to start.

R.I.P. Rosamunde Pilcher, and thank you for many hours of reading pleasure. ♥️♥️♥️

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robinb Fun fact: She and I shared a birthday (but I‘m not 94). 😊😉 10mo
CarolynM I loved The Shell Seekers. Did you see the travesty of a movie that was mad of it? Such a disappointment 😟 10mo
robinb @CarolynM The Shell Seekers is my favorite. No, I didn‘t see the movie...sounds like I‘m glad I didn‘t. 😱 What a shame! 10mo
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Follow.my.read
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You will never be forgotten...

CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 10mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 10mo
Lel2403 Welcome to Litsy 📖 10mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺 10mo
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Tonton
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batsy Oh! I loved the tagged book. RIP. 10mo
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robinb
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“Post a book you love each day for 7 days, without review or comment, using the hashtag #7favesin7days in your post so we can keep it going.”

Thanks so much for the tag @Jas16 ! Even though I‘m knee-deep in graduation chaos I‘m going to try and do this...sounds fun! 😊

Want to join @eanderson , @ScientistSam , @Bourriquet76 ?

#7favesin7days

Traci1 Love this book. And everything else she wrote. ❤ 2y
robinb @Traci1 we are on the same page then. 😊😉😉👍 2y
SandyW This is one of my old standards. Love Penelope! 2y
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robinb @SandyW Always nice to find a fellow “seeker”. 👍😊❤️ 2y
eanderson Sounds fun!!! Definitely will try to keep up with this! 2y
robinb @eanderson Yay!! I thought so too! 😊👍 2y
ScientistSam Sounds like fun! Thanks for the tag - I'm going to try! 2y
Bourriquet76 Going to do this, but starting tomorrow. Got to look for mine. :) 2y
robinb @Bourriquet76 and @ScientistSam so glad you both are jumping in! 😊👍 2y
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"As it is, she never stops. Cooks and gardens and entertains and reads everything she can lay her hands on, and listens to music, and rings people up and has long, satisfying conversations. Sometimes she takes herself off abroad to stay with old friends."

#lifegoals

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"For that reason only, I should like to be a young man again. To be able to watch it all happening."

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Oh, how I like opening up an old favorite and finding that the edition happens to be an anniversary reissue with a lovely, loving introduction.

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robinb
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Thanks for the giveaway offer @DGRachel and congratulations!

I always recommend ANY books by the author Rosamunde Pilcher. I first read her (and this particular book) years ago as a teenager/young adult. Her books are wonderfully descriptive (usually family) sagas that always left me feeling good, pondering and wanting more. I devoured her entire booklist and missed her when she retired. Highly recommend her stuff. ❤️

#ShareTheLitsyLove

DGRachel I haven‘t read anything by her. This sounds like a beautiful novel! (edited) 2y
robinb @DGRachel would love to hear what you think! I loved everything I read by her. 2y
Andrew65 I love Rosamunde Pilcher. This is a good one to start with @DGRachel 2y
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robinb @Andrew65 yes! And this one as well...sorry, I‘ll stop now. 🤣🤣 2y
Andrew65 @robinb 😂👍 2y
SandyW I liked all her books, but my favorite is The Shell Seekers. It's out on loan right now. I'm nervous, it's been awhile. I hope it comes back ok. 2y
robinb @SandyW Some of hers are harder to find in hard copy than others. I own five (including those mentioned here) but have been meaning to try and track down more. (edited) 2y
ScientistSam I haven't read Roasamunde Pilcher in years, but this brings back good memories! I'll have to look up some of her books to reread. 2y
robinb @ScientistSam I‘m due for a total re-read myself....hopefully sooner rather than later. 2y
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SusanLee
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Such an engaging read! Loved how it was plotted and ended in a full circle

Bklover I read that years ago but I remember loving it! 2y
SusanLee 😘😘😘 2y
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robinb
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Was pleasantly surprised today to discover that one of my favorite authors is still alive and well and will be celebrating her 93rd birthday on Friday (right along with me...not my 93rd however). How cool is that?! 😍 Happy early Birthday Rosamunde Pilcher, and thank you for sharing your wonderful words with us! 🎉🎉🎈🎈🎈

SilversReviews I LOVED The Shellseekers. 2y
Andrew65 I loved the Shell Seekers and Winter Solstice. 2y
robinb @SilversReviews @Andrew65 I remember once I discovered The Shell Seekers, I had to rush right out and read EVERYTHING of hers. Just fell in love. 2y
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Andrew65 @robinb so easy to do with her storytelling ability! 2y
robinb @Andrew65 exactly!!! So effortless. I so need to go back and re-visit her treasures. It's been too long. 2y
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I'm fully recharged after a delightful weekend. An outdoor picnic, a wander through the woods and yesterday a stop for a Sunday afternoon respite. We merrily munched away on scones and croissants and sipped on frothy lattes. After jotting down a few memories from the weekend, we idly people watched, then propped our feet up on the chair rails and tucked into our respective novels.

#amreading #currentlyreading #booksy #books #booksandcoffee

Angitron This sounds like the ideal weekend! 😍 2y
catebutler @Angitron It truly was! We had such a wonderful time. I love how great weekends make the new week so much better. 😊 2y
kspenmoll Wonderful- and your photos are lovely! So enjoy them. 2y
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catebutler @kspenmoll Thank you, Katherine! That is so kind of you to say!! 2y
SilversReviews Ohhhh...I LOVED this book. 2y
catebutler @SilversReviews I did too! I still think about it constantly, since finishing it. Have you read anything else by Pilcher? 2y
SilversReviews @catebutler I haven't, but I am sure they are excellent. 2y
catebutler @SilversReviews I just finished, SEPTEMBER last month and enjoyed it. I didn‘t think it was as good as THE SHELL SEEKERS, but I definitely enjoy Pilcher‘s novels. I‘ve also read WINTER SOLSTICE, which is a great book for the winter months. 2y
SilversReviews @catebutler Oh yes....I remember SEPTEMBER, but I never got to it. Thanks for the reminders and comments. 2y
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Redy2trvl
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I'm having a difficult getting into this book. I can't connect with the characters, and the fact that it is 600+ pages isn't helping. Hoping to get to the halfway point today. That might be enough of a push to get it done.

quirkyreader Is that a #persephonebooks bookmark that I spy. 2y
Redy2trvl @quirkyreader It sure is!!!!!!!! ❤️ 2y
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Redy2trvl
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Heading to Carova, NC for the weekend. Yes, I'm leaving one beach to go to another. 😂 While the husband drives, my traveling companion sits in my lap. This was a birthday present from my best friend. It is one of her favorite books which makes it a perfect gift for me!!! #beachread

Megabooks Enjoy! 2y
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rubyslippersreads
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When Sadie saw the tagged title, naturally she thought it referred to tortoiseshell. 😸 #publishedinthe1980s #junebookbugs #catsoflitsy #tortitude

GypsyKat Great picture! 2y
mcipher This picture is so cute! 2y
Dolly Aww sweet! 2y
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Lmstraubie Great picture! 2y
LeahBergen Haha! 2y
Jennick2004 She looks identical to mine!!!! 1y
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rmrm
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This is a heartfelt emotional book,this is the first adult book i read when i was 13 which made me sad happy and cry.

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Imagineannie
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I don't really feel all that guilty about my love of "aga sagas," but I do tend to pop them like candies when I need comfort or distraction. #marchintoreading #guiltypleasures

rubyslippersreads I love them too! They're perfect comfort books. ❤ 3y
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Well-ReadNeck
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For #recommendsday! One of my favorite beach reads of all time. This is one I re-read from time to time. (But always by the ocean).

Twocougs Her books are special. I read the Shell Seekers right after my father passed away and its gentleness was just what I needed. 3y
Hazel0303 What a great book. Just read it for the first time last year. It was one I truly didn't want to end. 3y
Victoria_C One of my favorites ever. 3y
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Lakesidemusing Loved this book! 3y
JennaRoot How have I never heard of this book?! Adding to my TBR right away! 3y
affiknitty I might have to re-read that! 3y
Suzze Oh, I loved this book! My sister and I read it when it first came out, almost 30 years ago. 3y
ImaginativeMom I read this years ago, too, on my mother's recommendation. Such a great beach read suggestion! 3y
Jhullie Love this one. I have read it countless times and used to watch the film regularly too. 3y
[DELETED] 2232195534 Count me as one who read this 30 years ago or longer. Such a lovely book!! 3y
SusanInTiburon Great pick! 3y
SheReadsAndWrites Yes! This. ❤️ 3y
Novelnerd88 One of my favorite books! Awesome book choice! 3y
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rlund
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'Happiness is making the most of what you have, and riches is making the most of what you've got'.

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I read this first as a teenager and then decided to revisit it this week when I was in the need of something familiar. Love a family epic.

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kristaonpurpose
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The kind of woman I hope I grow to be.