by Madeleine Brent
April 23rd, 2005
Copyright © 1971 by Souvenir Press
Cadi Tregaron's voyages from a small English fishing village to the luxury of the kindly and well to do Morton family in Kent to the romance and mystery of Venice, Italy keep the reader's mind full of lush visuals and presents characters you like and care about.
Excitement, drama an suspense were only part of Cadi Tregaron's new life. It had been a sunny afternoon when she glanced from the cliff where she sat reading and saw below her in the sea a sight that would change her life. Set in England and Italy in 1910, this is the story of a young English girl who by accident starts to unravel the unknown elements of her grandmother's past and is brought by the mystery to the faraway city of Venice. There, among the gondolas and canals, she slowly comes to comprehend the meaning of two strange and puzzling dreams - dreams that seem to hold an eerie and menacing prophecy of the future.
Here is all the grandeur and excitement of the ageless glory of Venice and the handsome beauty of the English coutnryside combined in the romantic and suspenseful story of a young girl's confrontation with the past.
A boat's sabotaged rudder
An antique gold locket
Two mysterious dreams
A horse's broken rein
These were some of the strange clues to the mystery that tormented a young English girl. In pursuit of them, her life changed dramatically and brought her from her father's fishing cottage to a grand English manor. But the final clues to the mystery were in a distant palace in Venice and before her adventure was complete this fisherman's daughter would know to the full the terror lurking behind the ancient walls of that romantic city.
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