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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (540 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nicola Thorne Narrator: Nicolette McKenzie Publisher: Isis Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2012 ISBN:
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New Zealand, 1921. Bright, feisty, and pretty, 16-year-old Lottie O Brien lives with her troubled family in an impoverished part of Wellington. Life at home is hard for Lottie, her younger sister Bella and brother Jack their father has returned from the war a mental and physical invalid, for whom their mother has neither sympathy nor affection.

Ambitious Lottie dreams of a better life and is befriended by her class teacher, Madeleine Carson, who introduces Lottie to her affluent family. At first, Lottie resists becoming involved with the glamorous Carsons, but she is gradually drawn into their world and in particular that of Madeleine's handsome brother, Hugh. Her life is soon transformed, but at what cost?

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miki | 2/15/2014

    " Although not perfect, much better than the prequel "Falling Home". "

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

    " Another outstanding book from one of my favorite authors. Even though I knew from the very beginning what was probably going to happen, I had great difficulty putting this one down. Heartwarming, delightful, uplifting---these are all adjectives that come to mind when I think about this book. It also causes one to think, how do you handle "the rain" that inevitably falls in each of our lives? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Curvy | 2/7/2014

    " Did not like. I finally skipped to the last few chapters just to find out Suzanne's (boring) secret. Just went on and on. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 2/7/2014

    " Pretty predictable, but enjoyable. Suzanne Paris is a freelance photographer on the run, and settles down in Walton, GA. There is the question of stolen photos, love, abuse, adoption... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Yasmin | 1/25/2014

    " Decent read but predictable and too heavy a romance storyline..neither which are favorites nor what I was expecting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth Griffin | 1/23/2014

    " Overall a good read but a little slow at first, it seemed to take me a while to get interested although I had recent read falling home. Enjoyed the book a little more as I got into it further. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 1/20/2014

    " A good read to escape into.... I enjoyed it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Peterson | 1/14/2014

    " This was a really good book, a nice sequel to Falling Home. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ruth Marston | 1/5/2014

    " The ending left me a bit disappointed. It struck me as slightly homophobic conclusion instead of funny or a comeuppance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kay | 12/30/2013

    " I love all Karen White books. While I liked it and found it to be a quick read, it was not my usual 5 star expectations. The characters In the book were interesting, but the main character was a little difficult to understand. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carissa | 12/27/2013

    " I loved this book. I kept putting it down so that I could enjoy the story longer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Renee | 12/13/2013

    " Decided to step away from the smut and Jodi Picoult that I was reading and I really like this author! Can't wait to read more from her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marilyn | 12/12/2013

    " Interesring follow-up to Falling Home, with a focus on Joe instead of Cassie. Read it straight through, and I want more of these characters! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alice | 12/5/2013

    " I found this at the library. It was not awful, but was kind of a silly romance. Thought it was going to have a bit more mystery to it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terri Fitzgerald | 9/10/2013

    " I rate all of Karen Whites book with 5 stars; they are hard to put down. "

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

    " It was rather predictable and obviously an earlier work, but I just love her writing. I could read a Karen White book every day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Malorie Gresham | 9/1/2013

    " I can not get enough of Karen White's novels and this one did not let me down. Her stories and characters draw me in and I can not put them down till they are over. My only complaint is that I know am forced to wait for her next novel! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 8/22/2013

    " A good follow up to Falling Home. This story was a little predictable but it was fun to catch up with these characters and see how they have grown since the end of the last book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pat Morris | 8/13/2013

    " Sequel to Falling Home. Returns to Walton to follow the lives of the Warners and Suzanne, who comes to town to escape an abusive fiance. This was as good as Falling Home. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessie Higgins-lane | 7/1/2013

    " This is the second book I have read by Karen White. I love how she draws you in. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Virginia | 6/28/2013

    " I really didn't much care for my first visit to Walton in falling home. But this one was much better. Got a bit slow 3/4ths the was in but in all was good. I am a really big fan of Karen White's later books esp The Beach Trees. I can almost see that quality in this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristy | 6/6/2013

    " Suzanne finds herself in Walton, Georgia while hiding from an abusive ex-fiance. She thinks that her mother may have had ties to this town. The book is a sequel to Falling Home, but it's another story with a new character added to the old ones. Another quick read. Good story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah Hopkins | 4/26/2013

    " Enjoyed the book - sweet love story. :-) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Slancaster | 4/8/2013

    " Her books are so sweet- flawed people who get a second chance "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb Zdenek | 1/14/2013

    " I haven't read a book yet by Ms. White that I didn't love. This one was a little more lighthearted, but no less enjoyable than her others. I highly recommend checking out this author. "

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