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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,872 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Luanne Rice Narrator: Blair Brown Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Hubbard’s Point / Black Hall Series Release Date:
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New York Times bestselling author Luanne Rice returns to Hubbard’s Point, Connecticut, and to characters from her beloved Beach Girls, to tell the haunting story of a close-knit community grappling with a heartbreaking mystery, and of a woman rebuilding her world and reclaiming a love she believed lost a lifetime ago.

A face on a poster, a name in the news, an inexplicable tragedy. A promising young man goes out one warm summer evening and is found dead—murdered—less than twenty-four hours later. No motive. No clues. No answers. Most people reflect briefly on the disturbing headlines, perhaps say a silent prayer of safely removed sympathy, and go on with their lives. But what if the young man was your son? Or your true love?

Nearly a year after the death of eighteen-year-old Charlie, singer-songwriter Sheridan Rosslare still hasn’t played a note of the music that was once her life’s passion. Tucked away in the beach house where she raised her only child, she lives with her memories of him and a grief too big to share even with her beloved sisters or her dear friend Stevie Moore. Nor can Stevie comfort Charlie’s heartbroken girlfriend, Nell Kilvert, whom she regards as a daughter. Nell won’t rest until she finds out what really happened to the boy she loved. Out of the past she summons a man she believes cares enough, and is tough enough, to uncover the truth—Sheridan’s long-ago soul mate, Gavin Dawson.

Now Gavin’s boat, the Squire Toby, sits anchored in the harbor within sight of the window of the woman he once loved, still loves, and will always love. Sheridan, too, had once fervently believed in the miraculous power of love and healing, forgiveness, connection, and reconnection. But that faith died along with her son….

Unfolding among the Hubbard’s Point people and places that fans have come to treasure, and replete with feeling and mystery, Last Kiss weighs the power of the past to heal as well as wound, in a captivating tale of love, loss, and redemption that no reader will ever forget.


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  • An element of supernatural whimsy, a dark secret involving a trust fund and a disturbing question related to Charlie's estranged father, Randy, add complexity, while cameos from other Beach Girls characters contribute an engaging, homey touch. Publishers Weekly

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Katie | 2/20/2014

    " I have read a previous book of this authors and was not very happy with it. I was quite bored with the read. However, even though this book was a slower story I enjoyed it. From the title I expected it to be a gushy love story, but it turned out the be more or a mystery love.You get to learn how each person was effected with this boys death. And at times their feelings and what they have lost with him, breaks your own heart. It was good read and I recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Barbara Kramer | 2/17/2014

    " A little mystery, a little romance and a little magic, what more can you ask for in a summer read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cheryl Karkoff | 2/15/2014

    " Two old friends brought back together a year after the death of a son. Fast reading, good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Laura | 2/8/2014

    " Compelling characters & plot, plus a great sense of place (East Coast beach town.) A touch of magical realism like you often see in Alice Hoffman books. "

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