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2.59 out of 52.59 out of 52.59 out of 52.59 out of 52.59 out of 5 2.59 (32 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Buchan Narrator: Ruth Moore, Katherine Kellgren Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2005 ISBN: 9781598873504
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The bestselling author of Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman returns with a delightfully wise and witty novel of two women constrained by choice. One has too little, the other too much.

In the summer of 1959, 40-year-old Barbara Beeching, the married mother of two grown-up children, embarks on an unexpected, tender, and surprisingly passionate affair with a much younger man. Forty years later, 35-year-old Siena Grant, a successful television fashion consultant, faces a difficult question: Should she agree to have the baby her husband yearns for?

Decades separate Barbara and Siena, yet each is at a crossroads, and each is wondering, "Where does happiness lie?" They are destined never to meet, yet their stories are woven together and their intimate, inner lives are linked.

Fans of Elizabeth Buchan know that no one is better at capturing the complexities of marriage at middle age. Each of her novels is eagerly awaited by women who revere her as a literary goddess. Her latest—savvy, sophisticated, irresistibly entertaining—does not disappoint.

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Veronica | 2/14/2014

    " Blech, blech, blech...5 chapters in I gave up. "

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

    " I agree that the potential for this was great. Unfortunately, I think it fell short. The book narrated what the characters did and said but not what they were feeling. I did not feel any of their inner conflict. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy Hollister | 2/9/2014

    " this was a light read and good in between book read. I liked the two stories with one whose having an affair and the other who is a career woman. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary | 1/25/2014

    " compare and contrast, the lives of two women, one in 1959, one in 1999. not chic-lit, maybe women-lit? nice try, but I couldn't get interested in these two shallow and self-absorbed people. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kelly | 1/17/2014

    " Ughh, I got to chapter 5 on this book and couldn't go on. :( "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michelle | 1/14/2014

    " very boring book. it had no ending, no meaning, and jumped around to much. I do not recommend this book to anyone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan Arra | 1/14/2014

    " I kept wondering how the two women would be linked and was a bit disappointed that it was the house. I thought it could have been something more substantial or exciting. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kellie Uhrig | 1/13/2014

    " To be fair, I was reading an advance edition...so maybe it got better in the final cut? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheila Stitzel | 12/31/2013

    " GOOD ENOUGH TO READ BUT THE BEST PART WAS THE END OF THE BOOK, WHEN YOU SAW HOW EVERYTHING TIED TOGETHER....UNTIL THAT POINT YOU WERE KIND OF WONDERING... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 12/22/2013

    " I liked her previous book "Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman" much better. I just didn't find the story as compelling. "

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

    " An interesting book. Follows two women in two time periods experiencing marital difficulties and explores how they deal with them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 7/4/2012

    " I liked this book. I thought it was a real page turner. I related to the character Siena. It was an enjoyable read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ryann | 6/2/2012

    " An interesting and unusually written book that was a good read though could have been much more powerful with a better ending. Still, a good read that I enjoyed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan Hanberry | 5/11/2012

    " Parallel stories from WWII and today. Very British, well-plotted. Good read. "

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

    " This book was decent, but a little bit predictable. Still the characters were good and it was a pretty easy read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anna | 10/28/2011

    " It was ok. A little dragged out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy G. | 8/23/2011

    " EXCELLENT book..really loved it! Or maybe something spoke to me in this book..whatever, but I did really enjoy it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 7/10/2011

    " A pleasant enough light read, featuring two women 50 years apart. One is a traditional housewife in the 1950s, hankering for something more; the other a modern career-woman whose husband would like her to be more traditional... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Annie | 6/14/2011

    " It's on my shelf, I recogize the story - but it left no impression. That says a lot. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Erin | 5/6/2011

    " I pulled this from the condo library as a potentially good plane book. save yourselves. it was a pathetic, unsure, unsettled book. it felt like it was written by an angsty 15 year old girl imagining was "grown up drama" is like. so very bad. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Beth | 3/26/2011

    " Couldn't finish. Just didn't hold my interest. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kelly | 3/13/2011

    " Ughh, I got to chapter 5 on this book and couldn't go on. :( "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joy | 2/18/2011

    " This was surprisingly good - I picked this up on a clearance rack and I really enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ryann | 1/3/2011

    " An interesting and unusually written book that was a good read though could have been much more powerful with a better ending. Still, a good read that I enjoyed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 10/30/2010

    " I liked this book. I thought it was a real page turner. I related to the character Siena. It was an enjoyable read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathi | 6/23/2010

    " Great book about two different women - one in 1950's and one more present day. They both had choices in their lives and decisions to make. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurie | 4/9/2010

    " listened to it on CD "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheila | 1/13/2010

    " GOOD ENOUGH TO READ BUT THE BEST PART WAS THE END OF THE BOOK, WHEN YOU SAW HOW EVERYTHING TIED TOGETHER....UNTIL THAT POINT YOU WERE KIND OF WONDERING... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 10/26/2009

    " Another good read on marriage. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 8/19/2009

    " This book was decent, but a little bit predictable. Still the characters were good and it was a pretty easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 8/17/2009

    " this was a light read and good in between book read. I liked the two stories with one whose having an affair and the other who is a career woman. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eloisa | 7/21/2009

    " Well in a way i just read half the book, Sienna story, because igot bored quickly with barbara's so didn't read the rest of that story. And well Siennas, what i can i say she did in the end what she had to do... "

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About the Author
Author Elizabeth Buchan

Elizabeth Buchan is the author of many acclaimed novels, including the bestselling Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman and the prizewinning Consider the Lily

About the Narrator

Katherine Kellgren has appeared onstage in London, New York, and Frankfurt. Her work includes the role of Laura in a regional production of The Glass Menagerie and appearances on Comedy Central. She is an Audie Award and AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator of audiobooks and has also received the Peabody Award.