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4.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 5 4.40 (20 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Deborah Smith Narrator: Kymberly Dakin Publisher: BelleBooks Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2012 ISBN:
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Twenty years ago, Claire Maloney was the willful, pampered, tomboyish daughter of the town's most respected family, but that didn't stop her from befriending Roan Sullivan, a fierce, motherless boy who lived in a rusted-out trailer amid junked cars. No one in Dunderry, Georgia - least of all Claire's family - could understand the bond between these two mavericks. But Roan and Claire belonged together...until the dark afternoon when violence and terror overtook them, and Roan disappeared from Claire's life.

Now, two decades later, Claire is adrift, and the Maloneys are still hoping the past can be buried under the rich Southern soil. But Roan Sullivan is about to walk back into their lives....

By turns tender and sexy and heartbreaking and exuberant, A Place to Call Home is an enthralling journey between two hearts - and a deliciously original novel from one of the most imaginative and appealing new voices in Southern fiction.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marti | 2/16/2014

    " This book really fell apart in the second half. The characters (as adults) seemed to suddenly be filled with mysterious silences for no very good reason and were prone to acting like complete idiots just to keep the thin plot going. It's a shame, because the first half showed some promise. Also, the contrast between 10 year old Claire's voice and her 10 year old niece's tortuous dialogue was painful. Did the author suddenly forget how to write about children? If anything, it seemed like the author was passionate about the story of the main characters as children . . . set the book aside for a long time . . . and then later decided to finish it with the story of the characters as adults, minus any real passion for the writing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 2/10/2014

    " This was a very sweet book about a boy and girl and how they were torn apart and came back together as adults. I really loved it! Keep tissue close by, I cried like a baby thru most of it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin Elizabeth | 2/7/2014

    " This book is a must-read for those of us in the romantic community! I first read this book when I was twelve years old, then I did not realize the significance nor the moral of the story. As I became older I re-read the book and my heart slowly began to break.. This book is touching, heart-felt, and true beyond words.. Deborah Smith, you are the chocolate to hopless romantics' souls. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah | 2/3/2014

    " I read this a long time ago. If you are in the mood for a sweet and sappy book, this is for you! I've read it a few times and really really liked it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth Lee | 2/1/2014

    " One of my all-time favorite books. You can read Deborah Smith's novels out loud and the words sing. LOVE this one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brianne Olguin | 1/30/2014

    " Absolutly loved this book it was a wonderful story "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 1/18/2014

    " I brought this novel from my college library .The moment i started reading this novel i couldn't keep it down.i almost finished reading this novel within 4-5 hrs.the love between Roan and Claire is so real and heartwarming .reason behind why Roan did't meet Claire for 20yrs was logical.For me the first half was more appealing than the second. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle Walden | 1/14/2014

    " This is book I first read years ago, and find myself going back to re-read several times. There is something about the way childhood binds us to one another, and this books portrays that perfectly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 10/29/2013

    " the story of little girl Claire, born into a large affluent family, and older boy Roan, born into poverty and shame "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim Johnson | 10/23/2013

    " Claire & Roan - a fun read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bonnie Mcdonald | 9/22/2013

    " My favorite books by this author are: A Place To Call Home, On Bear Mountain, When Venus Fell, Stone Flower Garden, Charming Grace, Sweet Hush, A gentle Rain. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jmercer26 | 9/20/2013

    " An older book, one of my Summer Escape Reads picked up at our Fitness Club's book exchange. Covers class discrimination, family loyalty and individual triumph over adversity. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Halah Lovesbooks | 9/1/2013

    " Claire and Roan are such perfect for each other , Roan love for her breaks my heart . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda Louthan | 8/5/2013

    " One of my favorite books ever. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aubrey | 6/22/2013

    " Again I read it after my sister, who edited it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Booklover, Indianapolis | 6/14/2013

    " (December) 2.5* Ok, not great, reminds me a lot of Sweet Gum Tree - a bit soap opera-y, borderline between romance and chick-lit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gretchen | 6/9/2013

    " It is a good book to find out who you are and what your worth is. Life is not what you think it is going to be, but it always ends up how it should. Great romance. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lucinda | 8/20/2012

    " What can I say, I LOVED THIS BOOK. I became so fond of the characters -- the good and damaged in them. How it shows events and consequences that lead in directions not intended. I would definately say READ THIS BOOK. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teresa | 7/16/2012

    " I think this has become one of my all time favorites. Read it from start to finish today.. with tears of sadness and happiness throughout the entire story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wwarrenww | 6/26/2012

    " One amazing book. Unexpected and intriguing plot. I love an underdog getting ahead... The plot and characters are so real I easily picture them in my mind. It pushes into real life... Things are not always as simple as they seem. "

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About the Author
Author Deborah Smith

Deborah Smith is a New York Times bestselling author of numerous contemporary romance novels, including A Place to Call Home, On Bear Mountain, and The Crossroads Cafe. There are more than 3 million copies of her books in print. She is married and lives in the mountains of northern Georgia.

About the Narrator

Kymberly Dakin is a professional actress with over twenty years’ experience and has been a featured performer both on Broadway and in national tours. Kym has also played roles on The Guiding Light, One Life to Live, and All My Children, and has appeared on PAX-TV’s It’s a Miracle and on PBS’ Math Monsters.