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3.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 5 3.88 (26 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Megan Chance Narrator: Amy Rubinate Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2012 ISBN: 9781469228259
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In the mid-19th century, Leonie Russell works alongside her husband, Junius, an oysterman in the Washington Territory. At night she continues her father’s lifelong obsession — collecting artifacts and studying the native culture that once thrived in the area. On her thirty-seventh birthday, Leonie discovers a mummy protruding from a riverbank — a mummy that by all evidence shouldn’t exist. As Leonie searches for clues to the mummy’s origins, she begins to feel a strangely mystical connection to it. When Junius’s long-lost son, Daniel, appears one day, a native elder insists that Leonie wear a special shell bracelet for protection. But protection from whom? The mummy or, perhaps, Daniel? Leonie has always been a good daughter, a good wife, but for the first time, these roles do not seem enough. Finding the mummy has changed everything, and now Leonie must decide if she has the courage to reject the expectations of others to be the woman she was meant to be. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Nobody emerges unscathed or unchanged by the journey through this story.”

    Seattle Times

  • “A complex, intriguing read.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Chance’s quietly powerful tale will appeal to fans of well-detailed, mysterious, and romantic historical fiction.”

    Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Polly-alida | 2/10/2014

    " The archeological mystery, time period and setting drew me to this title. But I didn't realize it was really of the romance genre. If you like romance with a bit of mystery, then you might enjoy it. I found the writing a bit dull and wanted to skip most of the chapters. I persisted because I did want to find out how the mystery resolved itself, despite having figured it out early in the book. Descriptions of the geography and the weather kept me going. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon Holford | 2/10/2014

    " Pretty good story, just kinda wordy! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katy | 2/7/2014

    " What a read! Chance does a wonderful and realistic job describing the challenges Leonie Russell and her husband face living and working on the coast of Washington. The story line is captivating and unpredictable. I wasn't bored by a single paragraph. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janis Davies | 2/4/2014

    " Extremely well written I thought. The story runs like a freight train building power to crest the hill then full-steam through to the end. The setting, historical features, scientific features, Native American and artifact details all felt very authentic to me. Sure I could pick apart a couple of the story lines or character details, but it was not enough to throw me off. I highly recommend this book as a great read. Now I will look for other books by this author, who I had never read before. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krista | 1/21/2014

    " At some points, this became a bit more of a love story than I usually like, but overall I really enjoyed this book. It's a story of a woman who finally discovers who she really is. Chance is a good writer and draws you in. "

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

    " Very interesting novel about one woman's contribution to scientific discovery and the way her contributions were subsummed by both her father and her husband. No surprise there but the book also presented an accounting of daily life in that time period that reinforces just how tough women's lives can be. Overall a good read for anyone who enjoys historical and /or women's fiction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eva Carrasquero | 1/15/2014

    " I really enjoyed this quick & easy read-- especially since it was from the Amazon under 3.99 section!! The story pulled me in and I couldn't put the book down, although I did find the story a bit predictable. Definitely recommend "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tricia Douglas | 1/9/2014

    " This novel takes place around 1850 in the Pacific Northwest. Very carefully the reader learns about the characters, a father and daughter who collect artifacts and study the native Indian culture. We also meet the daughter's husband, Junius. The story picks up speed when a mummy is found and Leonie, the daughter, is determined to find out who she was. Dreams account for the forces that makes Leonie suspicious of how and why the mummy was buried and why her father's necklace was entangled in the corpse. When Daniel, an unknown son of Junius arrives, the story takes on a new twist. I floated along in this story like I was a character observing what and where the truth was headed. I couldn't put the book down. The author's research on the Indians of this time and the White culture who saw them as savages provides a strong background to a very original story. This was an ARC received from Book Browse. It will be published in December. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Iris | 1/8/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book. While the conclusion ended up being somewhat predictable, that didn't take away from the story or dampen the impact when everything comes to a head and Leonie finds out the truth. This was a real page-turner! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie Meyer | 1/2/2014

    " Historical fiction meets social evolution meets spicy romance that is integral to the plot. I had it figured out half way through, but it was an enjoyable read that keeps you thinking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 1/1/2014

    " Good book. Dragged out a bit in the middle, but a good, solid ending. Interesting NW Native American folklore/mythology, a well-developed lead character and a good mystery. Check it out! :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Socorro | 12/21/2013

    " The historical, mystery, love triangle kept me pivoted to the plot. Enjoyed the cultural aspects of the Native and European in the northwest "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angie | 12/9/2013

    " This is a book that I got very inexpensively through Amazon for my Kindle. I wasn't expecting much, but found myself drawn in and invested in the characters and their relationships. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon | 12/6/2013

    " This was a great story with an ending that didn't disappoint! I loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janice | 12/1/2013

    " Loved the book. Mystery, love, loss, history all in one. A very good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth Mccallum | 11/27/2013

    " Slow to gain my interest, I soon found that I was challenging my vocabulary which many modern day books struggle to do. It was a sly ending but somewhat predictable. Of happily recommend it for someone to find something new to interest them "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 10/26/2013

    " fair read. I got it at a very reduced price, and I don't think I would have wanted to pay more. Interesting enough overall, but the notion of the mystically inclined native has been done to death. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julia Gabler | 10/20/2013

    " Not a ton of substance but a nice little twist that kept me reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 10/18/2013

    " This was an excellent book. Living in the Pacific Northwest only made me appreciate the struggles with the elements and richness of the Native culture. A fascinating study of subjugation and of course the realization that we are not always who we thought we were. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marya Bossong | 10/3/2013

    " It took me a bit to really get into it, but once I did I thought it was amazing!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela | 9/14/2013

    " I really loved so much about this book. I only gave it a 4 because I figured out what was going to happen pretty early on. Still it is well written and such a great idea for a story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marvel | 7/3/2013

    " Really good book - especially if you're into archaeology, history, genetics, etc. A novel but educational as well as entertaining. I really liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alissa | 5/29/2013

    " This book was okay for me. Didn't really ramp up until about 3/4 way through, but then it did get interesting!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 4/16/2013

    " Enjoyed this book quite a bit. Some of the plot became a little obvious as you got into it but I still wanted to see how it ended and read it in about 2 days. Very good. "

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

    " This book really drew me in. The main character is a strong and conflicted woman. The setting is powerful. The plot is a bit of a mystery, peeled off a layer at a time. And I was satisfied with the ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kassi Heine | 3/6/2013

    " this was a great story. some cutting down of the middle would serve it well "

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About the Author

Megan Chance is the critically acclaimed, award-winning author of several novels. Her books have been chosen for the Borders Original Voices program and IndieBound. A former television news photographer with a BA from Western Washington University, Chance lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two daughters.

About the Narrator

Amy Rubinate has narrated over 250 audiobooks and won multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards. Her books have been selected for AudioFile’s Best Romance of 2016 list; Booklist’s Top 10 Romance, Top 10 Historical Fiction, Editor’s Choice Media; and YALSA’s Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults. She has a degree in oral interpretation of literature and won state and national awards for poetry reading. A voice actor and singer for over a decade, Amy has narrated many interactive children’s books and provided character voices for toys and video games. Amy’s work has been featured in the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, AudioFile magazine, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Library Journal.