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Read By: Sandra Burr Publisher: Brilliance Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 9.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 7.25 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: May 2011 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781441853103

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E.R. nurse Ella Majors has seen all the misery that she can handle. Burned-out and unsure of her next step, she accepts the temporary position as caregiver to Marion Henderson, a frightened five-year-old who suffers from juvenile diabetes. But Ella soon realizes there is more sorrow in the isolated home than the little girl's illness can account for. Harris Henderson, a single father, seems better able to deal with the wild birds he rehabilitates in his birds-of-prey sanctuary than with his own daughter.

Then something magical begins to happen: the timeless beauty of the South Carolina coast and the majestic grace of the wild birds weave a healing spell on the injured hearts at the sanctuary. But a troubled mother's unexpected return will test the fragile bonds of trust and new love, and reveal the inherent risks and exhilarating beauty of flying free.

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"Another great read by this wonderful author. Her quest to save the birds in the book is truly inspiring. She is an advocate for all the wild animal life on the planet and you can tell by her extensive research and her participation in saving them. "

— Kathy (4 out of 5 stars)

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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Wonderful story. Love how this author draws together nature, local culture, and a good story. "

    — Gabrielle, 4/28/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This book has been on my Kindle for close to a year now but I wanted to wait until we were back in SC to read it. I enjoyed the story and the local history. "

    — Anne-Marie, 4/26/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Made you appreciate the work of the Raptor Center "

    — Barbara, 4/10/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Learned a lot about birds of prey and interaction of people "

    — Karen, 1/29/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This was alright. The writing was inexpert, which took away from an otherwise nice story. "

    — Megan, 8/7/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " it had to be the 'bird' thing. while i tho't it was good, i just didnt think it was as good as 'the book club'. i dont regret reading it i probably wouldnt say it was one of the best of hers "

    — Mich, 6/23/2010
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I've read and enjoyed Mary Alice Monroe about the Carolina low county, so I'm trying another. I thoroughly enjoyed Beach House by this author. I can't say the same for the book, however. Maybe I'm just not that into bird sanctuaries. "

    — Dee, 5/29/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Well done, characters and setting varied. I did feel it was just a bit too predictable. Then, I suppose most of these books follow a format. It just would not do to have an unhappy ending, would it? "

    — Barbara, 4/27/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " You get an education in birds (raptors) and at the same time a good story. "

    — Alex, 1/2/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Once again Mary Alice Monroe has managed to capture my love for South Carolina! I was able to bond with the characters and the story. It was almost like I could smell the southern air :) "

    — Rachael, 12/6/2009
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I need a feel good book after reading Deadlock. I love the lowcountry and would live on the beach in North or South Carolina if I could afford it. I learned a lot about birds of prey in this book and juvenile diabetes. It was really good. "

    — Janice, 11/18/2009
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I always enjoy Mary Alice Monroe. I also love the lowcountry and would love to live in the area. She makes me more aware of nature. I learned a lot about birds of prey in the book. "

    — Thebookplace, 11/18/2009
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " this writer writes kind of romance combined with nature books and I learned something from every book she wrote. This is a light read, a quick read and i enjoyed it. "

    — Gayle, 9/24/2009
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " A love story wrapped around a child with diabetes and a rescue center for birds of prey....marvelous book! "

    — Deanna, 7/10/2009
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " More Mary Alice Monroe. What can I say? I like sitting on my deck and reading and her books are perfect for that. This is probably my least favorite, although still very enjoyable. Just felt like it wrapped up too quickly. "

    — Lauriej, 5/6/2009
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Interesting facts about raptors at the beginining of each chapter. "

    — Carla, 4/7/2009

About Mary Alice Monroe

Mary Alice Monroe is the author of nearly two dozen novels, several nonfiction titles, and award-winning children’s books. Her body of work reflects her commitment to the natural world through literature. She has served on the faculty of numerous writer’s conferences and retreats and is a featured speaker at events, both literary and conservation. Her books have achieved several bestseller lists, including the New York Times, SIBA, and USA Today, and are sold worldwide. She has been awarded the SC Center for the Book Award for Fiction, the International Book Award for Green Fiction, the Career Achievement Award for mainstream fiction by RT Book Reviews, and the South Carolina Book Festival Literary Excellence Award.

About Sandra Burr

Sandra Burr is an AudioFile Earphones Award–wining narrator. She has read more than one hundred books in her career, including the New York Times bestselling Cedar Cove romance series by Debbie Macomber.