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3.95 out of 53.95 out of 53.95 out of 53.95 out of 53.95 out of 5 3.95 (19 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marcia Willett Narrator: June Barrie Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781538466582
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Roly Carradine has found refuge in Cornwall, in the mellow stone house of his childhood. A broken marriage made Roly remove himself from his busy London life, and here in Cornwall he welcomes Kate, also seeking refuge from the grief of losing her husband, and young Daisy Quin, a dancer recovering from a back injury. Roly’s son Nat, a garden designer with his own secret burden to bear, lives not far away and is plagued by the unsympathetic visits of his mother Monica, Roly’s ex-wife. Roly, Kate, Daisy, and Nat all try to find resolution in the beauty and peace of the Cornish countryside. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Warmhearted…Appealing, durable, human characters.

    Publishers Weekly

  • “June Barrie's gravelly, thoroughly English voice conveys character depth and is easy to listen to. She moves gracefully between the generations, distinguishing characters with slight adjustments in tone, accent, and energy.”

    AudioFile

  • “With an agile mastery of multiple story lines and an uncanny knack for creating sympathetic characters, Willett winsomely creates congenial worlds that welcome loyal fans and new readers with ease.”

    Booklist

  • “Tender and moving…Its captivating and surprising conclusion delivers a memorable and emotional read to be savored.”

    RT Book Reviews on The Children’s Hour

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 6/6/2013

    " Simply my kind of book! If you enjoy Rosamund Pilcher, then you'll like Marcia Willett! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 June | 4/7/2013

    " Ms Willett is a gifted storyteller. I had the feeling that I was missing part of the story--that this book was a sequel, altho it wasn't marked as such. I did enjoy the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shirley Freeman | 3/6/2013

    " I listened to this one on a drive to Ohio and back. It's a decent story in a style reminiscent of Rosamunde Pilcher - British, nicely developed characters and storylines and not tons of action. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 12/19/2012

    " I really enjoyed this book. I like Marcia Willett's style of writing. This story is all about moving on instead of looking back and acceptance of those we love. A good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eleanor | 8/23/2012

    " Classic Marcia Willett - she paints a beautiful story in England. I love how she develops the relationships between the characters. Each character evolves and grows with the highs and lows of life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 5/9/2012

    " I love just about anything this author does "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacey | 12/31/2011

    " I really did enjoy this book. It gave me TONS to think about and consider. The back of the book says it's a "family drama" and I thin that is the best way to explain it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzanne | 10/21/2011

    " I enjoyed every minute of this noveal and was sorry that story ended. It is a complex story with many twists and turns and underlying examination of faith that I found very personal. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 8/7/2011

    " i listened to this story and found it hard to follow all the flash backs. the story was ok, sad but real life experiences. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terry Maupin | 11/20/2010

    " Another surprise -- no "neatly wrapped up, everybody's with someone" ending. Yeah!!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 8/10/2010

    " Pleasant novel involving various people who help each other, mostly in Cornwall. An injured dancer, two men with very different secrets, and various others. A little slow to get started, and rather a lot of characters, but enjoyable once it got moving. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 5/20/2010

    " It reminded me of a Maive Binchy. A group of interconnected characters and how they relate to each other. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 3/19/2010

    " Simply my kind of book! If you enjoy Rosamund Pilcher, then you'll like Marcia Willett! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 4/9/2009

    " I really enjoyed this book. I like Marcia Willett's style of writing. This story is all about moving on instead of looking back and acceptance of those we love. A good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eleanor | 6/25/2008

    " Classic Marcia Willett - she paints a beautiful story in England. I love how she develops the relationships between the characters. Each character evolves and grows with the highs and lows of life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marna | 5/28/2008

    " I gave this four stars because it is the type of book that appeals to me for plain old easy reading. It is not memorable but comfortable.
    The descriptions of nature and the characters were delightful and I enjoyed getting involved in their lives. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 5/27/2008

    " It reminded me of a Maive Binchy. A group of interconnected characters and how they relate to each other. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 1/25/2008

    " Pleasant novel involving various people who help each other, mostly in Cornwall. An injured dancer, two men with very different secrets, and various others. A little slow to get started, and rather a lot of characters, but enjoyable once it got moving. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacey | 10/25/2007

    " I really did enjoy this book. It gave me TONS to think about and consider. The back of the book says it's a "family drama" and I thin that is the best way to explain it. "

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About the Author

Marcia Willett’s early life was devoted to the ballet, but her dreams of becoming a ballerina ended when she grew out of the classical proportions then required. She had always loved books, and a family crisis made her take up a new career as a novelist—a decision she has never regretted. She lives in a beautiful, wild part of Devon with her husband, where she loves to be visited by her son and his young family.

About the Narrator

June Barrie has appeared in over eighty productions at the Bristol Old Vic, including playing Marina in Uncle Vanya, Mrs. Alving in Ghosts, Mrs. Conway in J. B. Priestley’s Time and the Conways, and the title roles in Driving Miss Daisy and Stevie. She has extensive experience on radio in plays and serials, while her television credits include Close Relations, Coasting, Seduction, and the BAFTA-nominated Dual Balls.