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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,808 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne Rivers Siddons Narrator: Judith Ive Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When Maude Chambliss first arrives at Retreat, the seasonal home of her husband’s aristocratic family, she is a nineteen year old bride fresh from South Carolina’s Low Country. Among the patrician men and women who reside in the summer colony on the coast of Maine, her gypsy-like beauty and impulsive behavior immediately brand her an outsider. She, as well as everyone else, is certain she will never fit in. And of course, she doesn’t at first.

But over the many summers she spends there, Maude comes to cherish life in the colony, as she does the people who share it with her. There is her husband Peter, consumed with a darkness of spirit; her adored but dangerously fragile children; her domineering mother-in-law, who teaches her that it is the women who possess the strength to keep the colony intact; and Maine native Micah Willis, who is ultimately Maude’s truest friend.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An outstanding multigenerational novel…We are hooked from the moment we meet Maude.”

    The New York Times

  • “Highly engaging…Excellent writing…A powerfully good read.”

    Philadelphia Inquirer

  • “If it’s gothic, Siddons can do it…Fans will be doing cartwheels, and others will queue up.”


  • “Siddons is at her best in describing the place…Her rich florid prose and peaceful southern cadences create their impact.”

    Los Angeles Daily News

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Julie | 2/18/2014

    " This was a perfect airline/beach/traveling book. Interesting story, interesting characters but no trauma inflicted on the reader! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lyn Anderson | 2/18/2014

    " This is a very emotional and powerful book. Siddons is a wonderful author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Trina | 2/17/2014

    " This is a wonderful novel in which the protagonist really captures the reader's sympathy and interest. The story development is wonderful. A real page turner that will carry you through to the very end. Great story telling! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kristin Denault | 2/7/2014

    " Just fluffy, smutty goodness. Take with on your next trip to the beach. "

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