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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (525 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eileen Goudge Narrator: Susan Ericksen Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2008 ISBN: 9781482977684
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Rosie and Abigail are like family, Ina Merriweather used to say. That is, until the day Ina cast out her housekeeper, Rosie, and her fifteen-year-old daughter Abigail. Abigail felt deeply betrayed, especially by Ina’s daughter Lila, who was her closest friend. Now, twenty-five years later, an old score is about to be settled, and an old love rekindled. Abigail is now a self-made woman who has built an empire out of the homemaking skills she learned from her mother. When Lila, who married well and for decades lived the glittering life of a Park Avenue socialite, suffers a tragic reversal of fortune, she seeks the help of her childhood friend, but learns that the only opening available at the moment is as Abigail’s housekeeper. At the same time, Abigail is coping with the fallout from a fire in her Mexico factory, which took the life of an innocent girl, whose mother, Concepción Morales, now seeks the rich señora she holds responsible for her daughter’s death. Abigail, Lila, and Concepción are thrown together and must unite to save one another … and themselves. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This is the ultimate indulgence—dramatic, involving, and ringing with emotional truth…Eileen is a top-drawer author at the top of her game.

    Susan Wiggs,  New York Times bestselling author of The Winter Lodge

  • “A love story --- not just a story of romantic love but of family love and friendship.”

    BookReporter.com

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Fran | 2/18/2014

    " While I loved Eileen Goudge's earlier books her newer ones are not that intriguing. This book was basically boring and very predictable. A housekeeper and her daughter are forced to leave the household they worked in by the acholic mistress of the home who accuses her house keeper of stealing her necklace. The daughter who is very close to the twins of the family are very disappointed when they don't come to her rescue. Tables turn when they are adults; the house keepers daughter becomes a famous chef, while her childhood friend marries well but looses it all when her husband commits suicide. She becomes the housekeeper to her best friend.....the book goes down from there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Valerie | 2/11/2014

    " I had such high hopes for this book. I usually enjoy reading Eileen Goudge. What a snoozer this one was, I can't even believe I read the whole thing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cam | 2/9/2014

    " Disappointing from Ms. Goudge. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 2/6/2014

    " This wasn't my fave by this author, nor was it unpredictable in any way. However, it was a nice read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 1/31/2014

    " Good novel, reads quickly, ending a bit predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenness | 1/28/2014

    " Abigal and Lila grow up together and are close friends until Abigal and her mother are banished from Lila's life. The friendship seems all but lost until many years later when Lila needs Abigal's help. Does Abigal seek revenge for being mistreated as a teenager or is she willing to help Lila and revive the old friendship. An interesting tale of friendship and betrayal. Just a good read. Some of the events are very predictable, but there are enough unexpected twists to the tale to keep your interest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Loretta | 1/27/2014

    " the author uses several story lines and a great cast of characters to tell a story of loyalty, ambition and love conquers all.... A good read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lauren | 1/20/2014

    " This book was okay for a fluff read. The plot and how it would play out was more or less obvious from the outset. It was a bit difficult to sympathize with the two main characters for various reasons. Not one I would recommend to others. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlene | 1/14/2014

    " A good story of life and love. "

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

    " Not a page-turner, not great but not horrible either. Save yourself the 400+ pages...LOL "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 1/6/2014

    " I've enjoyed many of Eileen Goudge's books in the past. This story had many of the same multi-year, spanning, saga-like qualities I'd enjoyed in her other novels. The writing in this book, however, was often very simplistic, and I saw the plot unfolding long in advance. I did enjoy the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tana | 1/1/2014

    " Not as good has her older books that I have read, but I still enjoyed the story line. The character development was less in depth, and I really love her books where you feel like you actually know the people and feel their emotions. This one did not have that feeling when I finished it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roma Del | 12/27/2013

    " really enjoyed this story. I was glad Abbey and Lula renewed their friendship "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 courtenay | 12/17/2013

    " It was a great read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda Mackintosh | 12/15/2013

    " Found this book taxing to read. I have always loved this author's writing but this work was a struggle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosanna | 12/14/2013

    " I liked this book alot, it was a fast summer read. This is the first book by this author I have read and it made me want to read more of her stuff. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Debbie | 12/11/2013

    " Not a book for me. Didn't like the descriptive paragraphs, continous run-on sentences, with no breaks. Hated the lack of dialogue between the characters. Too emotionally generated, and not enough conversation for me. Perhaps it's not a style I would invest my time into. Just not my taste. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathy Guilbert | 6/20/2013

    " Seemed a bit contrived and too long. Lots of good twists and turns, though the characters just weren't that believable. I did like the last paragraph. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roberta | 3/15/2013

    " This was actually an audiobook. It was very detailed, sometimes too much so. It still was an emotional story of the reprecussions of choices. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eileen | 3/5/2013

    " fast reading, well written book. good summer read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Genny | 3/4/2013

    " Started this on the beach yesterday afternoon - an absolutely perfect beach read so far! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terri | 1/31/2013

    " Really enjoyed this one a lot. Great story. Multiple characters all with a good plot. Would definitely recommend this one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle | 12/27/2012

    " the idea of 2 best friends seperated by circumstances during childhood and then meeting again as adults sounded interesting but in the end I found the overall storyline too predictable "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 11/10/2012

    " I enjoyed listening to this novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nan Williams | 7/16/2012

    " Real soap opera with characters based on Martha Stewart and Bernie Madoff, but was enjoyable and she tied everything up neatly in the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachael | 3/31/2012

    " I would rate this a 3.5 star book, but you can't give half stars...it wasn't a bad read. Decent plot/storyline. Somewhat predictable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marcia | 1/24/2012

    " I loved this book. I have never read anything by this author before but I will look for more of her books. The lives of the characters were entertwined and very engaging. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 12/24/2011

    " Enjoyable. Love to read books that follow characters through several life changing events and Eileen Goudge always delivers. My only criticism was that it was somewhat predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellatnaples | 5/28/2011

    " A wonderful big book with lots of drama that keeps you interested until the end. Enjoyed it very mcuh. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa Currier | 5/21/2011

    " Light. easy read. A few little twists thrown in. Fairly predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanne | 5/2/2011

    " Not a page-turner, not great but not horrible either. Save yourself the 400+ pages...LOL "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 4/29/2011

    " Light. easy read. A few little twists thrown in. Fairly predictable. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Carolyn | 1/23/2011

    " HORRIBLE! IT TOOK ME WEEKS TO EVEN SLIGHTLY GET INTO THIS BOOK. DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME. READ THE REVIEWS. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mrhonor | 12/8/2010

    " I liked this better than the Woman in Red, but again her plots are very predictable. It's a good book to read when you want lite fare and don't want to think too much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 10/7/2010

    " Found this book taxing to read. I have always loved this author's writing but this work was a struggle. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle | 6/23/2010

    " the idea of 2 best friends seperated by circumstances during childhood and then meeting again as adults sounded interesting but in the end I found the overall storyline too predictable "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 2/13/2010

    " I enjoyed listening to this novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 8/23/2009

    " A predictable book, especially once I got in to it. All the way, there were only a few small surprises, and in hind sight they weren't really surprises as much as contrived twists. I like the whole rediscovering a childhood friendship. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellatnaples | 8/3/2009

    " A wonderful big book with lots of drama that keeps you interested until the end. Enjoyed it very mcuh. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathy | 6/29/2009

    " Seemed a bit contrived and too long. Lots of good twists and turns, though the characters just weren't that believable. I did like the last paragraph. "

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About the Author
Author Eileen Goudge

Eileen Goudge is an author whose novels Such Devoted Sisters and Garden of Lies were New York Times bestsellers. Her work has also garnered the RT Book Reviews award for Best Contemporary Novel.

About the Narrator

Susan Ericksen is an actor and voice-over artist. She has been awarded nineteen AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as the prestigious Audie Award. As an actor and director, she has worked in theaters throughout the country.