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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (573 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eileen Goudge Narrator: Julie Briskman Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Lindsay and Kerrie Ann are sisters who have known hardship from an early age. Without guidance from their neglectful mother, their only aid came from an unlikely source, a retired exotic dancer by the name of Miss Honi Love. When the girls’ mother was sent to prison, Miss Honi tried unsuccessfully to save them from being separated and sent into foster care. 

Thirty years later, Lindsay is still trying to reconnect with her sister. The owner of a bookstore in the sleepy California seaside town of Blue Moon Bay, she was lucky enough to have been adopted by a loving couple. Unbeknownst to her, Kerrie Ann has suffered a very different life. Bounced from one foster home to the next, she ran away as a teenager before becoming a drug-addicted single mother. Now, newly sober, Kerrie Ann is fighting to regain custody of the little girl who was taken from her. Neither sister’s expectations are met when they’re finally reunited. But as the two sisters engage in the fiercest battles of their lives, they are at last drawn together despite their differences, restoring belief in the unshakable bond of family.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A touching story with wide appeal, Goudge’s novel is a sharp example of dysfunctional family fiction.”

    Publishers Weekly

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Carol | 2/11/2014

    " This is the second book I've read by Eileen Goudge and I liked it even better than The Replacement Wife. Great characters and a fast-moving plot. Goudge writes with a lot of emotion and you can really relate to her characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Betsy | 2/10/2014

    " Not particularly memorable, but once I got past a certain point I felt like I had to finish it. The most infuriating thing was the stupid editing errors -- misspelled and missing words and incorrect grammar. One such error is understandable; a bunch of them is just sloppy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Pam | 1/31/2014

    " I was somewhat disappointed in this book. Thought it would be a better written book. It was an easy read. It's about two sisters who were separated at a very young age; Lindsay (the eldest) being adopted and Kerry-Anne being brought up in various foster homes. They meet when they are adults and begin to form a relationship. It has the usual benchmark of two sisters who start off on the wrong foot and then slowly forming a true sibling relationship. No surprise. I guess I was just looking for something more in-depth. Oh well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lisa Currier | 1/30/2014

    " Predictable, but a good story. The characters are well written, and people you could care about. The author gives good background detail about their lives and jumps forward to the present as they try to sort out their relationship and lives. "

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About the Narrator

Julie Briskman is a classically trained actress who has performed in major regional theaters throughout the country, including the Guthrie Theater, where she spent seven years as a company member. Julie lives in Seattle, where she continues her work as a leading stage actress and voice talent.