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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (274 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Barclay Narrator: Cassandra Campbell Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2011 ISBN: 9780062133052
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From the author of If Wishes Were Horses comes a novel of long-buried secrets and self-discovery, showing us that sometimes what goes unsaid is more powerful than words. . . .

Chelsea Enright never expected to inherit her grandmother's lakeside cottage deep in the Adirondacks—a serene getaway that had been mysteriously closed up decades ago. This is no simple bequest, however, because when Chelsea finds her grandmother's WWII diaries, she's stunned to discover that they hold secrets she never suspected . . . and they have the power to turn her own life upside down.

Even more surprising is the compelling presence of local doctor Brandon "Yale, and Chelsea soon finds her "short stay" has stretched into the entire summer. She cannot put this cottage and her family's past behind her easily—and the more she learns about the woman her grandmother truly was, the more Chelsea's own life begins to change . . . and nothing will ever be the same again.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[If Wishes Were Horses] will satisfy fans of sweet romances and tender family sagas…Mr. Barclay weaves a quiet tale about people with hearts of gold, each barely coping with inner demons or tragic circumstances, who learn that they need one another in order to find redemption.” 

    NY Journal of Books

  • If Wishes Were Horses is chock full of wonderful characters. The novel is a moving one, at turns poignant, sad, dramatic, amusing, and hopeful.”  

    Roman Reviews Today

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elena | 2/8/2014

    " What a great story and I felt it was excellent writing! It truly made me feel like part of the story and as if I was reading her grandmother's journal firsthand at the cottage by the lake. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lyndsay | 2/8/2014

    " This book was ok. I wouldnt say its anything to get super excited about, Im a little disappointed I spent $12 on it. The story is good, the characters are well developed but this wasnt a big time page turner for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Veronica | 2/8/2014

    " I really enjoyed Brooke's journal. I kind of wish it was more about her story, it was very interesting. Perhaps it was the time era she was living through. Overall I really liked the book and I'm glad it included Brooke's World War II recipes. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Deanna | 2/5/2014

    " I was looking forward to reading a book set in the Adirondacks. However this was horrible. A good editor would have cut the duplication & overdrawn characters by half. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Huong | 1/23/2014

    " I really enjoyed the first 1/2 of this book. The author weaved a captivating and beautifully described story. But the remaining half of the novel became rather corny (cheesy?) and a tad overly dramatic to my liking. At one point, I thought..."Yeah that's definitely a male author imposing how he thinks women think or act in an ideal world..." Hah. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Julie | 1/21/2014

    " This book is pretty awful. It remains to be seen if I'll bother to finish it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 1/20/2014

    " Very good book! Loved it! The characters were great and the love story told was amazing. :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Danielle | 1/1/2014

    " I love the WWII angle, but it was just too hallmark movie for me "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Melanie | 12/25/2013

    " So bad I couldn't finish it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa Kayden | 12/22/2013

    " I like inter-generational books and I like this one, although it was pretty predictable. But a good story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Anne Meyer | 12/21/2013

    " I started out loving this book but as it went on it just got way TOO sappy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Aaron | 11/28/2013

    " Sappy, obvious, and predictable... I found the main character sympathetic, so kept reading it (plus, I was on a train and had finished my other book). Not recommended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat Morris | 11/25/2013

    " Chelsea inherits a cottage in upstate New York after her Grandmother dies. she uncovers her grandmother's family secrets and meets her future husband. A feel good, happily ever after story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary | 6/17/2013

    " I don't think I have ever read a Harlaquin Romance book but I think this is the closest to one that I've ever been! It was fluffy, mushy, predictable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alberta | 2/4/2013

    " A love story which was predtciable and a fast read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara Schweitzer | 12/28/2012

    " This was a good summer romance, involving WWII and the present--very relaxing to read, but the plot was trite and I knew the secret very early in the book--still good for beach reading. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Paige | 12/15/2012

    " The story is good but the writing is too obvious. The author writes all thoughts and actions out like the reader is stupid. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rebecca | 8/29/2012

    " Predictable plot, two dimensional characters and flat writing saved by yummy recipes in the back matter. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Leah McDonald | 5/26/2012

    " Ridiculous prose. Predictable to nth degree. A male author who imposes his idea of female thoughts and feelings on his main character. Run away, even if it is on sale on audible for $4.95. "

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About the Author

Robert Barclay, author of If Wishes Were Horses, sold his successful consulting business and moved from upstate New York to south Florida, where he could devote his full attention to what he always wanted to do—write. He also enjoys weightlifting, Shotokan karate, and going to the beach to do absolutely nothing.

About the Narrator

Cassandra Campbell, Audie Award–nominated narrator and winner of thirty-nine Earphones Awards, has performed in regional theaters across the country and in several off-Broadway shows at the Public Theater and the Mint Theater. In addition to narrating audiobooks, acting, and directing, she is a commercial and documentary voice-over artist.