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by Santa Montefiore

eBook Meet Me Under the Ombu Tree download ISBN: 0340769513
Author: Santa Montefiore
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (October 31, 2001)
Language: English
Pages: 566
ePub: 1404 kb
Fb2: 1722 kb
Rating: 4.5
Other formats: mbr lrf docx rtf
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction

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Paco had spoken to Antoine who had explained that she had left without revealing where she was going to stay toine considered the whole thing wholly out of proportion. So he told Paco that she had simply said she wanted to lay her roots down in London. Anna was devastated that Sofia had not gone to school in Lausanne as planned and desperately wanted to contact her daughter to beg her to come home. She worried that Sofia might decide never to return. Had she been too harsh? She told.

Santa Montefiore was born in England in 1970 to an Anglo-Argentine mother, and read Spanish and Italian at Exeter University. She lives in London with her husband, the historian Simon Sebag Montefiore, and their children, Lily and Sasha.

There is no tree in the world like the ombu tree. But above all, the ombu had a mysterious allure that one simply couldn’t put one’s finger on, an allure that had drawn generations of children to seek adventure within its branches. Gigantic with low horizontal branches, its enormous girth can often exceed forty to fifty feet. Its thick roots radiate out over the ground in long bumpy tentacles, as if the tree itself has begun to melt, spreading like wax over the earth. Besides its peculiar shape, the ombu is the only tree indigenous to those dry plains. The only tree that truly belongs.

Could Santa Montefiore rewrite this book, please? Because I can't sleep now. ☆. /5☆. I love Santa Montefiore as a writer. At first I thought it's going to be 5/5 read, but the middle part (about London) was extremely boring. I even didn't care and didn't have feelings for non-argentinian characters in this part so you can already guess I hate the ending. Her characters are well defined and have depth that make you love or hate them, her stories are well delivered and have multiple layers that become revealed as the tale unfolds. There is trauma and truth, conflict and compassion, loss and loyalty, humor and humanness.

Born in England in 1970, Santa Montefiore grew up in Hampshire. She is married to writer Simon Sebag Montefiore. That said, this book is still a Romance, and not in the same category as the classics I've mentioned. But while I'm no connoisseur of Romances, I think it's a darn good one. They live with their two children, Lily and Sasha, in London. Visit her at ww. antamontefiore.

An extraordinary tale of love, desire and forgiveness from the number one bestselling author of Songs of love and War. Sofia Solanas grows up on a beautiful ranch in the middle of the Argentine pampa. In a world of old-fashioned values, she carves out a place as a rebellious and passionate young woman.

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Sophia grows up on a ranch on the Argentine pampa, part of an extended privileged family. The pair grow up, fall in love, and Sophie becomes pregnant with Santi's child. The problem is that they are first cousins and Sophie's family will stop at nothing to bring an end to the relationship. Find similar books Profile. I left Argentina in the summer of 1976, but as long as my heart beats, its resonance shall vibrate across those grassy plains, despite all that has happened since. In the meantime, if you know any books with non-binary main characters you think we should include, please let us know.

is Santa Montefiore at her best - an enchanting read overflowing with deliciously poignant moments. Please provide me with your latest book news, views and details of Waterstones’ special offers. If you love a heartfelt, epic trilogy this is for you. I loved it and can't wait for more' - Dinah Jefferies, author of The Tea Planter's Wife, on Songs of Love and War & does epic romance like Santa Montefiore. Her first novel, Meet Me Under the Ombu Tree, was inspired by her first trip to Argentina and several of her other novels are set there.

The Butterfly Box. Meet Me Under The Ombu Tree. I am proud to introduce my novels and the children’s Royal Rabbits series which I write with my husband, Simon Sebag Montefiore. Since I could first hold a pencil I have been writing stories. It was my most enjoyable hobby and one I never expected would become a career in adulthood. I am so lucky to do something I adore and luckier still that you, my readers, enable me to do it. For that I am incredibly grateful.

Comments: (7)
Prinna
I found this story captivating and hard to put down. I disagree with an earlier customer review which panned it as
--"love from the first sight" Well, no; the lovers are cousins and have grown up on the same extended-family ranch; their love grew as they did, over their young lives.
--"incest" No; relations between first cousins is not incest, although in some states of the U.S. cousin marriage is illegal; only a few label it incest, and it's not even illegal in any country in Europe, nor, as I understand it, in Argentina.
--"patient, waiting love" Is this bad? True, their love lasted at least 24 years after their forced separation, but this is not unusual. I doubt that any genuine, deep love is ever altogether forgotten; it shapes who a person is for the rest of their lives.
--"marital unfaithfulness . . . purely sexual affairs" Yes, and these make _Madame Bovary_ bad literature?

I could go on enumerating points on which I disagree with that negative review.

Personally, I found the descriptions of the Argentine pampas, of Buenos Aires under changing conditions, and of the relationships among members of the extended family to be both interesting and helpful. (But then, I enjoy _Les Miserables_ and _War and Peace_ too.) In one sense, there is no ending for a story of forbidden love that is both satisfying and non-trite; but Montefiore has brought significant healing and closure to her characters. She tells an interesting story and she tells it well. I found Sofia and Santi (Santiago) Solanas very appealing protagonists.

That said, this book is still a Romance, and not in the same category as the classics I've mentioned. But while I'm no connoisseur of Romances, I think it's a darn good one.
Rose Of Winds
First time I have ever read a story on this topic. Understandable characters travel from childhood thru adulthood in a large family setting, trying to survive an impossible love. Argentina is a place of deep awe, their pampas waits for you to ride a polo pony or just walk. Europe, a common place in Montefiore's pages will be known to you, as though you lived there a while back. Not all in life, nor in her books, always has a rosy happy ending; but, an adult closure. She is a truthful witness of the human condition. Love her descriptions. Pages turn too quickly, endings too soon. You will slow down to read every word - no quick read here!
Unereel
Another great story!
Broadcaster
My favorite book by this author!!!
Captain America
Im on my way to Uruguay next week and remembered this wonderful book, however it's out of print and very difficult to find. "Booklovers of Bath" sent me a gorgeous first edition in great condition and I can's wait to start reading and lose myself on the pampas...

This is a great read: Think "The Thorn Birds" meets "House of the Spirits" It should be required reading for every traveller to Uruguay.
Vuzahn
A very good Book - historic South American Spanish - but very interesting writing, reading and believabvle characters

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White gold
Been looking all over for this ! Great story !
Loved it. SAnta Montefiore is my favourite author.