Secrets in Burracombe, Paperback
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Come home to Burracombe - the village where life is full of surprises...A seemingly sleepy Devonshire village, Burracombe is in fact full of intrigue and drama.

Family secrets, budding romance, cruel twists of fate and amazing friendships all play out against the backdrop of the beautiful countryside. It's autumn 1953. The village is delighted when Joe Tozer - who left Burracombe as a young man in 1919 - returns to visit his family.

His life since emigrating to the States has been a world away from rural Devon, but coming home, he falls in love with the place (and one particular person) all over again.

With him is his eldest son, Russell. He sets hearts fluttering in the village - but will there be anyone on his arm when he catches the boat back to America?


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
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  • Category: Sagas
  • ISBN: 9781409120674



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Secrets in Burracombe by Lilian Harry is the 6th book in her gentle series revolving around a small English village in the early 1950’s. Britain is still recovering from World War II, but now, having crowned a new young queen, appears to be looking forward to seeing what the future will bring. These stories are simple, yet ring with such positivity and earnestness that, now, after six books, I feel as if I know all the villagers. This book opens with two American visitors arriving. Joe Tozer, who emigrated after World War I, has come home for a visit and has brought his 24 year old son with him. We see Burracombe through their eyes as they become involved in village affairs and tour the Devon countryside. Of course all is not lightness and gaiety, as some of the younger members of Burracombe seek changes in their lives, and tragedy is about to strike.These books make a lovely escape, and I enjoy visiting this village and its people.