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We all want what we cannot have, but when Mark Castallack sees his longed-for inheritance Penmarric, a gothic mansion on the bleak cliffs of Cornwall, and the mysterious, mesmerizing Janna, he knows that he will make them his and nothing will stand in his way. Yet when Mark realizes his dreams, Penmarric only brings a legacy of conflict, jealousy, infidelity, and betrayal.
Spanning the Victorian era to the Second World War, this gripping story of one man and his two feuding families chronicles the tempestuous clashes between warring sons, wives and mistresses, and between a house divided against itself.
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, 1971.
ISBN: 9780671208233
Characteristics: 735 p. ; 22 cm.


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hania4987 Oct 30, 2013

I am so happy I finally finished this book. I lost interest in this book during the first part and never got back into it ... it was a chore to read. It's a family saga (which I normally enjoy) that spans 3 generations told by 5 characters. I finally realized that they were recounting one tedious episode after another and that there were no likeable characters to embrace.

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