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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (193 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nancy Thayer Narrator: Barbara Caruso Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2017 ISBN: 9781436144964
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Reminiscent of Judith Guest’s Ordinary People, this novel is a deeply moving portrait of a family torn apart by a search for truth. Deftly capturing both the comfort and security of family bonds and the pain when these bonds are assaulted, Nancy Thayer has created a powerful domestic drama. The McFarland’s marriage is a success: they rejoice in their seven years together and in the friendship that has developed between Emily and Bruce, teenaged children from each of their first marriages. But when Emily attempts suicide at her boarding school, it is only the first indication of a dangerous compulsion simmering beneath the calm surface of the McFarland household. From its stark opening scene in a hospital emergency room to the final hopeful evening, An Act of Love will hold you in its spell. Narrator Barbara Caruso adds both warmth and emotional tension to a story that challenges conventional notions of punishment and forgiveness.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 11/11/2013

    " The difficulties of life in a blended family "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pari | 8/16/2013

    " Pretty dumb book. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone unless you have nothing to do. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carmen | 5/12/2013

    " This was my first Nancy Thayer book, I thought it was a good story and it kept me turning the page. The ending was nice but not happy and I felt like at times the husband and wife were odd. Overall I enjoyed the book and would like to read something else by her. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Robin Moore | 10/10/2012

    " Although I liked this story of a second marriage for two people, who each have a child in roughly the same age group, (he has a son and she has a daughter) I was at odds with parts of the plot, and the ending was incredulous for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 4/24/2012

    " Teenager Accuses her Stepbrother of raping her. He says he didn't do it. Who is telling the truth and will their parents' marriage survive? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 2/11/2012

    " This was my first Nancy Thayer book and I was pleasantly surprised. There was a lot of situations and a strong plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb Krill | 11/21/2011

    " family drama at it's worst, or best? not a bad read for needing a book to keep my mind occupied. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Annie | 10/31/2011

    " Would have given it 3 stars but I hated the way it ended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 10/19/2011

    " I give this only three stars because it was such a difficult and painful topic that I found it hard to read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Charlotte | 3/22/2011

    " Slow reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ari Terry | 12/15/2010

    " This was an interesting book. I thought they over simplified emotions and the way people would react in certain situations, but it was overall pretty good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Annie | 11/19/2010

    " Would have given it 3 stars but I hated the way it ended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suziep11 | 6/23/2010

    " A story about a family that is broken by an accusation of rape. It comes down to "who do you believe" in this situation. A good story but somewhat depressing.
    4.5 on a 5.0 scale "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 3/15/2010

    " A centered, almost therapeutic book regarding rape and how a step-family handles this unbelievable trauma. Honest reactions with hope and healing.
    I would recommend this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 7/22/2009

    " Teenager Accuses her Stepbrother of raping her. He says he didn't do it. Who is telling the truth and will their parents' marriage survive? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 4/11/2009

    " The difficulties of life in a blended family "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pari | 9/7/2008

    " Pretty dumb book. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone unless you have nothing to do.
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 8/21/2008

    " I give this only three stars because it was such a difficult and painful topic that I found it hard to read. "

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About the Author
Author Nancy Thayer

Nancy Thayer is the bestselling author of The Hot Flash Club, The Hot Flash Club Strikes Again, Hot Flash Holidays, The Hot Flash Club Chills Out, and Between Husbands and Friends. She lives on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.

About the Narrator

Barbara Caruso is an accomplished actress and critically acclaimed audiobook narrator. A graduate of London’s prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, she was a featured player in the Royal Shakespeare Company. She has played starring roles on Broadway and in theaters across the country. She won the Alexander Scourby Reader of the Year Award for her performances of young adult fiction, and has more than one hundred audiobook narrations to her credit. She has won twenty-two AudioFile Earphones Awards.