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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (687 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nicole R. Dickson Narrator: Emily Durante Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2009 ISBN: 9781423397663
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On a tiny island off the west coast of Ireland, the fishermen’s hand-made sweaters tell a story. Each is unique — feelings stitched into rows, memories into patterns. It is here that Rebecca Moray comes to research a book on Irish knitting. With her daughter, Rowan, accompanying her, she hopes to lose herself in the history of the island and forget her own painful past. Soon, the townsfolk’s warm embrace wraps Rebecca and Rowan in a world of friendship, laughter, and love. And it is here that young Rowan befriends Sean Morahan, a cantankerous old fisherman, despite his attempts to scare her off. As Rebecca watches her daughter interact with Morahan, she recognizes in his eyes a look that speaks of a dark knowledge not unlike her own. And when current storms threaten to resurrect old ones, Morahan and Rebecca find themselves on a collision course — with Rowan caught between them — each buffeted by waves of regret and recrimination. Only by walking headfirst into the winds will they find the faith to forgive without forgetting…and reach the shore. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Finalist for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kris | 2/17/2014

    " A really amazing story! This is now one of my absolute fav. books of all time!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruth | 2/15/2014

    " At long last Becky receives a grant and is able to fulfill her dream of traveling to Ireland to do research for a book that she would like to write. Her college friend, Sharon is from an island off the coast of Ireland and helps to prepare things for her friend's visit. The people of the island already know much about Becky because they have heard many many "Becky" stories from Sharon. Becky becomes involved with the people in town and realizes that she is becoming a part of the community. Along the way she learns a lot about herself and has someone holding on to her so that she can let go of her demons. This book is Nicole Dickson's first novel which came about when she entered a contest and won! I eagerly look forward to reading future books written by her and will check out her website at nicolerdickson.com I recommend that all my friends read this book. I am sure you will love it as much as I did. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michele | 2/14/2014

    " This is one of my favorite books of all time. I believed the characters. They were well developed. The story intrigued me from the first. I was surprised many, many times. I sobbed with the ending; it was very cathartic....LOVED This book! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathy | 2/13/2014

    " Okay, I am not, not, not going to try any more novels about people who enjoy knitting! This was better than the last one I tried, but not good enough for me to finish--stopped about 2/3 of the way through. The Sean character just bugged me too much and the developing love story between Rebecca and Finn was too corny for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 2/4/2014

    " Amazing book, great story. Not the typical book I would choose, but it was on sale so I thought I would give it a chance. So glad I did, one of the best books I've ever read. Really inspiring. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anne | 1/18/2014

    " favorite part of the book was st brigid's cross...most difficult part is being in the center and not sure where to go..once you determine that things become more clear, goals more achievable...also the reference to being able to keep things private to remain true to yourself without having to conform to others..i.e English rule "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie Moore | 1/17/2014

    " I loved this book and hope that she writes a sequel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 1/10/2014

    " Simple read. Interesting history of the gansey sweater. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nora Roy | 1/9/2014

    " I found this a very moving book, read it in basically two sittings. I loved the knitting references and the stroy was well paced and the conflict and resolution were pleasing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 7/21/2013

    " Beautiful and heartwarming. A must read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 6/30/2013

    " I don't like when something is predictable. You know, girl meets man and instantly the sparks fly... not necessarily instant attraction but some evidence that this relationship will have it's test! But it was a good story with some lots of interesting facts about knitting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leanna | 5/13/2013

    " Great characters, even if you aren't a knitting you will appreciate this story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 3/23/2013

    " A good story but a few too many characters with unfamiliar Irish names which made it somewhat distracting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsey | 3/10/2013

    " This book was another amazing read! Never would have looked twice at it if it wasn't for a friends recommendation. Thanks Kris!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 2/7/2013

    " combines two of my favorite things Ireland and knitting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa C | 10/22/2012

    " Almost dropped this book about 30 pages in, as the emotional subtexts are fairly predictable... but much like the Irish music which is a key motif, as well as the knitted ganseys, it gets into your soul after a bit. I'm more than halfway through, and finding it hard to put down now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Spahr | 10/17/2012

    " II like this book. I wonder if any of the knitting references are accurate. Some day i will research. Makes me want to knit a gansey. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gretchen Schaefer | 9/18/2012

    " Was not as heavy on the knitting as I anticipated and I appreciate that. I actually found the plot of this book rather interesting but the characters were often, flat, unbelievable and silly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yuni | 5/30/2012

    " knitting is my passion :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shae | 5/7/2012

    " This is a dessert book that started off pretty predictable -- damaged single mom moves to Ireland, where island people take her in and help her heal (yes, including handsome young man). It does pick up toward the end with some excitement and I do appreciate the theme of forgiveness and redemption. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stefani | 2/19/2012

    " I really enjoyed the heart in this book. A great read even if you aren't into knitting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maura | 6/21/2011

    " Really enjoyed this book. It encouraged me do research on fisherman sweaters and fishing boats. It was a very good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise | 5/14/2011

    " Love the knitting parts, thought the romance kind of lame, but a good weekend read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisab | 5/4/2011

    " Loved it! A little fiber, a little romance, a little suspense. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise | 3/28/2011

    " Love the knitting parts, thought the romance kind of lame, but a good weekend read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Juno | 3/27/2011

    " Adorable, wise Irish people existing to serve and help the fucked up American. And the knitting wasn't good. Avoid.



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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 3/12/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. It contained interesting info about knitting fisherman sweaters. The story took place on an island in Northern Ireland. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 3/1/2011

    " Amazing book, great story. Not the typical book I would choose, but it was on sale so I thought I would give it a chance. So glad I did, one of the best books I've ever read. Really inspiring. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gretchen | 2/13/2011

    " Was not as heavy on the knitting as I anticipated and I appreciate that. I actually found the plot of this book rather interesting but the characters were often, flat, unbelievable and silly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mim | 1/4/2011

    " It had a great story line of a young single mom doing her dissertation on knitted sweater stitches. She travels to Ireland to get the stories, and ends up with so much more. This could be a favorite for knitters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcia | 1/2/2011

    " I listened to this book. It was fun with it's knitting definitions at the beginning of each chapter "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill | 12/15/2010

    " One of those books that you don't want to end! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sadie | 11/21/2010

    " An easy read, loved the plot. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anna | 11/8/2010

    " Barely summoned the interest to finish this one even though it was so light. "

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About the Author

Nicole R. Dickson, author of the novels Casting Off and Here and Again, currently resides in North Carolina with her daughter, two dogs, and an unforgiving yard of acorns. When not attending to her other responsibilities, she can be found in some far corner of the library buried in history, racing the ghosts in her local Revolutionary War battleground, or discussing the clutter of leaves with the lightning bugs in the forest of her backyard.

About the Narrator

Emily Durante’s recent performance credits on the East Coast include commercial and industrial voice work and a multitude of audiobook narrations. She has also directed audiobooks, including the Earphones Award–winning performance of Heaven’s Keep narrated by Buck Schirner. Emily resides in the Philadelphia area with her husband and two young boys.