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Shattered Stars [Kindle Edition]

Hilary Norman
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Book Description

The third novel by internationally-bestselling author, Hilary Norman.

SHATTERED STARS is the tale of the young Cesaretti family, torn apart by one hot Tuscan night of tragedy and its aftermath. Scattered from London to the South of France and New England, the survivors begin their quest for reunion. But savage blows of fate have marked them all – and the madness that is part of their legacy waits to strike again.

‘Beautifully written and gripping.’ Sunday Telegraph

‘Norman weaves a story so well… it remains in the reader’s mind, a feat most contemporary novels cannot boast.’ West Coast Review of Books

‘A powerful novel by a born story-teller.’ Annabel

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About the Author

Hilary Norman was born and educated in London where she worked as an actress and had careers in the fashion and broadcasting industries. She travelled extensively throughout Europe and lived for a time in the USA before writing her first international bestseller, In Love and Friendship, which has now been translated into ten languages.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1048 KB
  • Print Length: 436 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GSSC00Q
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #102,012 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars shattered stars 15 May 2003
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Format:Paperback
gripping novel about tragedy that strikes an italian family causing them to spilt up and end up going in different directions. has something for everybody. Romance, drama, crime. Its happy and its sad and ultimately tragic. its a must read. enjoy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The characters come to life 6 Jun. 2014
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Excellent book which I could not put down until I finished it. Would very highly recommend to any thriller reader.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Shattered Stars, by Hilary Norman 4 April 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
When this book first came out, I read an excerpt in Good Housekeeping and knew immediately that I wanted to read the whole novel. It's been almost ten years since it came out, and it is still one of my favorites. I've lost my copy, but have been searching diligently for another, because I want to be able to read it again and again!
4.0 out of 5 stars Not a shattering read afterall! 12 Feb. 2002
By bumblebee - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I have read this book in 1996 and I found myself reading it again in 2002 because of the excellent plot the author has so brilliantly created.
The story started with the suicide of Serafina Cesaretti, mother to Vittorio, Francesca, twins Luciano and Giulietta and baby Giacomo, who had gone mad and set herself ablaze which too, had killed her own husband and Giacomo. Giulietta was burned 30% of her body. The homeless kids were sent to live with their kind uncle Bruno who, unfortunately had a wicked wife, Livia and 2 spoilt children. Livia, unable to tolerate another disfigured child living with them, had plotted a fake death of Giulietta. Each and everyone of them had thought that Giulietta had succumbed to the burns but she was quietly sent to an orphan and had her name changed. The Cessaretti children finally attempted an escape of their own from their uncle and aunt but tragedy struck when they were about to board on the ship sailing to Boston , with the help of their gypsy friend, Niccolo Dante. Vittoria was killed by a truck, Luciano was taken away by uncle Bruno who had meant no harm while Francesca ran away and managed to board the ship to America.
Years passed by and both Francesca and Luciano who had overcome tremendous hardships, had finally found some happiness in their lives. Francesca went back to Italy in search of her brother Luciano and they had a tearful reunion but little did they know that they still had a sister, still alive somewhere but was being surrounded by darkness and loneliness. Being a twin to her sister, Luciano is constantly plagued by tormented physic dreams. By chance, they found out that Giulietta was still alive and is now living in England, under the name of Juliet Austen. However, Giulietta is no longer that little 5 year old sister they used to know. The longing for a final reunion with their sister, had brought nothing but a grave mistake.
3.0 out of 5 stars Very hard to find 6 Aug. 2002
By Psboston7 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Let's see well. I don't know if it was just me but I ran through this book very quickly to just have it finished. The beginning started out really interesting the suicide scene is unforgettable. The story of the children after that was like watching a 70's Night Time Soap Opera. I guess if you are trying to find this authors back list then it would be worth it. I'm sure that it sticks out in readers mind for those who read it when it first came out, had a very international vibe and the prerequisite climatic end. Like some of the earlier "Susan Elizabeth Philips" try some of her earlier ones or perhaps "Judith Michael" if you like this style of writing.
5.0 out of 5 stars shattered stars by Hilary Norman 15 Mar. 2015
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Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I am now confused. I know I read Laura but think I read another in between. What a brilliant author! I have known no other like her. Each of her books is different, and yet each challenging in a different way. Thank you for the hours, weeks and months you have devoted to your books. I don't know how many others there are but I will seek them it. And to think that it all began with Laura, in a second hand bookshop, bought for a pittance. I can't thank you enough. Maureen rowland aitken, johannesburg, South africa
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 2 Dec. 2014
By Amarillie Ackermann - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Wonderful.
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