The Silent Fountain Paperback – October 31, 2017
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- Item Weight : 10.6 ounces
- Paperback : 400 pages
- ISBN-10 : 077831927X
- ISBN-13 : 978-0778319276
- Dimensions : 5.28 x 0.94 x 8 inches
- Publisher : MIRA; Original edition (October 31, 2017)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #3,159,464 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Two storylines going on at the same time in this book and I loved that they wind around each other the entire book and then completely combust near the end. Viven Lockhart is in both the present and historical storylines, in the historical storyline she is a retired starlet who has taken up residence in a beautiful Italian home with her husband and his sister and its worth reading the book to find out why the sister is in residence with the couple. In the present day, Lucy has some drama on her own so she decides to get away to this Italian home for a job and escape, but drama always finds you!
Vivien Lockhart comes from a family in South Carolina that is not at all a nice family. Her father, Gilbert Lockhart, is a preacher who is one of those who likes to use God as a threat, making his daughter turn away from him and seek her future elsewhere. Her life moves forward and Vivien ends up to be a film star. But a nightmare occurs that sends her into the arms of a secretive man named Giovanni.
What these two separate females have in common is the fact that they will both call the Castillo Barbarossa their home. The same place that plays home to odd voices, secrets, ghosts, and a fountain that appears in all sorts of dreams…and nightmares.
Victoria Fox is a master when it comes to weaving a tale that fits perfectly against the location/scenery she chooses to use. And, best of all, Fox has that talent to make a person’s skin grow cold while they’re reading about a sunny, beautiful day in Italy.
the story is also set in present day Tuscany, Lucy Whittaker - fell for the wrong guy, so she applied for a job in the crumbling Castillo Barbarossa, secrets are trapped within the walls, and as Lucy starts to get stuck into her duties, out if the view of the reclusive Vivien Lucy is unable to resist digging into the secrets of this house and owner. what should be an idyllic Italian villa. holds some sinister secrets, will Lucy unearth its secrets or will her own track her to the villa and expose her to the media sharks.
Ok so what did I think, well the author has written the story in a way that hints at what secrets are hidden. Vivians life was a struggle, but she soldiered on, found her Prince charming, then found life at the castle (or villa as the case may be) was spoiled by the wicked sister in law. the relationship between brother and sister caused some major troubles.
in present day, I found Lucy was very naive, but she begins to grow as she delves into the life of her employer and of course the company of a handsome Italian man. and as parts of the tragedy that rocked Vivians world are revealed, the suspicion of what happened grew in my mind.
Although the story was at times slow, there were others which just pulled me into the book. and at one point I thought I'd worked out the mystery, but I was miss-directed. and that doesn't happen often. And that's why I have enjoyed the book, the majority of the book was slightly too drawn out for me.
the ending is a but of a shock, it seemed too quick and I couldn't believe that the author did that, I admit I was bawling.
Overall I think this books a solid mystery suspense, that will appeal to many.
And the description of Tuscany makes me want to visit even more.
*** this review is MY honest opinion and I have not received any monies or requested to review the book.***.