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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,010 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Luanne Rice Narrator: Blair Brown Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Clare Burke’s life took a devastating turn when she tried to protect her sister, Anne, from an abusive and controlling husband and ended up serving prison time for assault. The verdict largely hinged on Anne’s defense of her spouse—all lies—and the sisters have been estranged ever since. Nearly twenty years later, Clare is living a quiet life in Manhattan as an urban birder and nature blogger, when her niece, Grit, turns up on her doorstep.

The two long for a relationship with each other, but they’ll have to dig deep into their family’s difficult past in order to build one. Together they face the wounds inflicted by Anne and her husband and find in their new connection a place of healing.

When Clare begins to suspect her sister might have followed Grit to New York, she and her niece hold out hope for a long-awaited reunion … but will it be the joyous occasion they dream of? And will Clare and her longtime partner, Paul, whose complicated relationship has been sorely tested through the years, find a way back to love and to each other—again?

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Kathy | 2/15/2014

    " I have read most of the author's books. This one is the worst ever. The story concerns an estranged family. Once two sisters, Claire and Anne, were close. Now they haven't spoken for years, since Anne's husband accused Claire of trying to kill him, with Anne agreeing, and Caire went off to prison for a while. One day, years after her release, Anne's daughter, Grit, shows up at Claire's door and stays on with her. The story line is weak. The sequence of events, slowly put forth through the book is not done well. Claire and Grit are the best developed characters in the story. The character of Grit's mother is very badly developed. There is a simmering (for years if you can believe it!) relationship between Claire an a park ranger, Paul, but it is not well developed, and, if better done, could have made the story more palitible. Even Grit's relationship with a boy/man she meets leaves much to be desired. The only other character, one I grew to hate, was Grit's father, who is a bully and tyrant and basically the root of everyone's problems. I found it difficult to just get through the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Debbie | 2/11/2014

    " I am a Luanne Rice fan and have read all of her books. I did not think this was one of her better books. I had a hard time with the characters and at the end just felt like there was a lot of loose ends. Can't really put my finger on it, but there was just something off about this book for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Keli Wright | 2/8/2014

    " My friend Michelled loaned me this and I almost read it all in one day ..but I fell asleep.. I liked it.. and enjoyed the story.. but that is all I just liked it.. and one day it will blend in with all the other books that I read.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Carol Bryn | 2/5/2014

    " I've been increasingly disappointed in Luanne Rice's books. This one was "okay", but not gripping like some of her past books. If you're a bird lover, you might love this book! "

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