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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:
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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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... "

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