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3.55 out of 53.55 out of 53.55 out of 53.55 out of 53.55 out of 5 3.55 (33 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jo-Ann Mapson Narrator: Emily Durante Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2010 ISBN:
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Glory Solomon, a young widow, holds tight to her memories while she struggles to hold on to her Central California farm. She makes ends meet by hosting weddings in the chapel her husband had built under their 200-year-old white oak tree, known locally as Solomon's Oak.

Fourteen-year-old Juniper McGuire is the lone survivor of a family decimated by her sister's disappearance. She arrives on Glory's doorstep, pierced, tattooed, angry, and homeless. When Glory's husband, Dan, was alive, they took in foster children, but Juniper may be more than she can handle alone.

Joseph Vigil is a former Albuquerque police officer and crime-lab photographer who was shot during a meth lab bust that took the life of his best friend. Now disabled and in constant pain, he arrives in California to fulfill his dream of photographing the state's giant trees, including Solomon's Oak.

In Jo-Ann Mapson's deeply felt, wise, and gritty novel, these three broken souls will find in each other an unexpected comfort, the bond of friendship, and a second chance to see the miracles of everyday life.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 2/20/2014

    " I really enjoyed this story of three very different people, all grieving, but brought together and offered hope at one very special place, Solomon's Oak. Mapson is great at bringing characters to life. I loved the growing bond she develops between Glory, the recent widow, Juniper McGuire, the awkward teen whose life was shattered when her sister disappeared, and Joseph Vigil, the physically and pyschologically wounded Albuquerque cop. I would recommend Mapson to readers who like Elizabeth Berg or Anne Rivers Siddons. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joann | 2/12/2014

    " Kept me interested. Read til I finished this 3 am. Good story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeannie Turicik | 2/10/2014

    " I stumbled across this book on Amazon and it was only $.99 for my Kindle so I thought what the heck. It turned out to be a really good story about a woman who had suddenly lost her husband, a teenage girl who needed a foster home, and a man who had been shot as a Police Crime investigator--all taking place in small mountain town in CA. The author did a great job of character development, then weaving them all together--it was a nice read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 2/8/2014

    " Ebook. I think I'm a fan! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melanie | 1/28/2014

    " Local California setting - great story - great writing - fostering, weddings, catering, relationships "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bitsy | 12/24/2013

    " Predictable. One dimensional characters. Enjoyable, but not great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leanne | 12/16/2013

    " The book itself was rather gripping, but, spoiler alert - the ending was too happy, wrapping things up in the best possible way, and thus, unrealistic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 12/6/2013

    " A solid book. Really enjoyed the plot and characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 11/15/2013

    " wanted to like it more than i did. the writer's style was good and the book flowed but i didn't love it. had trouble liking the main female character "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maggie | 11/14/2013

    " Excellent story! Can't wait to read the sequel...Finding Casey. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Baker | 10/13/2013

    " I liked this novel. The plot followed the friendships of three people who have survived tragic circumstances. It was a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 9/17/2013

    " The dialogue of some of the characters, especially that of Juniper, the teenage foster child, just didn't ring true to me. Otherwise the story was good and the characters interesting. There's a sequel coming out and I'll be interested to see what happens next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clocklin locklin | 9/13/2013

    " I could really relate to Juniper, I too was a mess at 14, and the love of a dog helped me through it, different issues, but this brought up a very raw wound. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah N | 9/1/2013

    " The character of the teenager completely ruined this book for me. The author's attempt to make Juniper rebellious/petulant one minute and then cute and loveable the next was completely unbelievable. I enjoyed the parts she wasn't in. =P "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carol | 3/14/2013

    " Eh...it was OK. Good for a beach read. Too predictable and sappy for my tastes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 2/16/2013

    " Even thought this book wasn't my cup of tea, it was well written. To me it read like a Hallmark movie & was a bit too predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Kay | 1/5/2013

    " If you have never attended a pirate wedding, be sure to read this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 11/25/2012

    " I received this book in a giveaway and I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. It stayed interesting and kept me reading. Loved the dogs. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather | 11/25/2012

    " I liked that this was such an easy read. After struggling through A Visit from the Goon Squad & Freedom, I needed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn | 10/22/2012

    " I really enjoyed this story. The epilogue was a bit weak, but overall everything came together nicely in the storyline. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ann Schaffer | 10/9/2012

    " All three main characters were interesting, but none of them really got to finish their story. There was no real resolution. No plot twists. No real surprises. No crescendo. Eh. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bevlaudie | 1/21/2012

    " Everything works a little too perfectly, but that's why I read "novels"! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tabitha | 9/9/2011

    " Hoping I can get into this book, looks like something I would read, however, not getting into so well, I've only read a couple chapters but I love to fall in love with a book by now! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 8/20/2011

    " I didn't realize that this was going to be a romance, everyone lives happily ever after. Woman loses husband, turns off her emotions, accidentally meets a new man, everyone is happy. The characters are fine, the story is fine, it is all fine. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ginna | 8/7/2011

    " A very satisfying read. Thanks, J-A! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria | 5/24/2011

    " One of my favorite books ever. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky | 5/23/2011

    " Predictable, but well-written. Probably 2.5 but I'm alway optimistic. Clean. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 5/23/2011

    " this was so fun to read on a lazy saturday. a touching story featuring nature, foster kids, weddings and rescue dogs- what else do you need? oh yeah and love. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna | 4/21/2011

    " A "Jodi Picoult" kind of writer: relationships, love, redemption. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Juanita | 3/14/2011

    " Sweet love story. For those over 40-50. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 3/2/2011

    " Loved Loved Loved this book. I found all the characters really interesting and their person developed nicely throughout the book. I am shocked that I have never read anything by this author but that will end today. Great romantic read without being harlenquiny. (New word. LOL!) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margery | 2/25/2011

    " Loved her descriptions of her "rescue" dogs and the goofy pirate wedding which was Glory's first catering job during which the other main characters pop up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 2/3/2011

    " wanted to like it more than i did. the writer's style was good and the book flowed but i didn't love it. had trouble liking the main female character "

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About the Author

Jo-Ann Mapson is the author of ten novels, including the beloved Hank & Chloe, Blue Rodeo, and the Los Angeles Times bestsellers The Wilder Sisters and Bad Girl Creek, a book club favorite. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with her husband and their five dogs.

About the Narrator

Emily Durante’s recent performance credits on the East Coast include commercial and industrial voice work and a multitude of audiobook narrations. She has also directed audiobooks, including the Earphones Award–winning performance of Heaven’s Keep narrated by Buck Schirner. Emily resides in the Philadelphia area with her husband and two young boys.