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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (108 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sheila Walsh, Cindy Martinusen-Coloma Narrator: Ann Harrison Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Women of Faith Series Release Date: October 2015 ISBN: 9781595549679
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Wren has tried to shelter her only son from the tumult of the world. Now she's about to find sanctuary…in the last place she ever expected.

In tiny Cottage Cover, on the coast of Maine, Wren Evans is raising her gifted son, Charlie. A single mom, she's fought hard to give Charlie a stable, secure home life. When a prestigious music academy in Boston expresses interest in Charlie's talent, Wren is willing to move them again to make his dreams come true.

But Wren doesn't know that Charlie has been praying for her. And the answer to her son's prayers will change both of their lives. As Wren plans their move to Boston, life in Maine begins to fall apart. Her job is threatened with budget cuts, and Wren's grandmother, Ruth, arrives unannounced, with an outlandish request.

Ruth wants the family gathered together one last time, at the summer home where, years before, an accident shattered Wren's peaceful childhood. In the tumult, Wren finds a friend in a handsome, kind-hearted local, Paul Callahan.

When the family gathers in Cottage Cover, old wounds will be healed, new love will blossom, and the innocent prayers of a child will be answered in a most unexpected way.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Walsh…is well known and her fans will be looking for this. Its leisurely, character-driven story line should appeal to fans of Karen Kingsbury.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 2/6/2014

    " Great book about forgiveness. There were some holes in the family history that were never fully explained. Overall, a thought-provoking journey of treating others as you'd like to be treated. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 1/13/2014

    " A single mother trying to do the best she can raising her son is suddenly confronted with an opportunity to heal from painful memories of her past and reconcile with her dysfunctional family. The story is interesting but not super exciting. I liked the main character, Wren, and her prayerful ways, but I was glad to finish and be done with this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 1/12/2014

    " A great simple light reading book! A single mom trying to raise her son in the way of the Lord and goodness. Along with some twists from her past and siblings to boot,Wren finds peace in God's Word in her everyday life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan | 12/2/2013

    " Like the way she writes. Easy read, engaging story about family and past hurts. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather Wilkinson | 11/27/2013

    " I am not a super religious person, I do believe in God. This book was very good and just the perfect amount of religion for me. I recommend this book to friends and family! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doris | 10/11/2013

    " I enjoy reading books with moral and spiritual wholesomeness. This one has it all with dysfunctional relationships brought to the forefront as a result of Grandmother Ruth's request for a birthday bash to bring her family to their summer home for a last hurrah. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne | 10/2/2013

    " An amazing book about family dysfunction and the healing power of God. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jocelyn Barnes | 3/5/2013

    " This book was very inspiring. Great read "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Virginia | 10/5/2012

    " Could not get into the heroine. Seemed like she was a whiner who would do anything not to be happier. I liked the son. Some of what happened seemed too contrived (not that everything in fiction isn't). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen | 8/10/2012

    " A bit too predictable for my taste. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 3/16/2012

    " I really enjoyed this book. The story was really interesting. The only things that I would've changed would be seeing where Wren and Paul end up and also it would've been nice to hear things from Paul's point of view a bit more. Overall, it was a really nice book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jo | 3/9/2012

    " It's a story of forgiveness... I've loved Cindy Martinusen's other books... This one wasn't my most favorite, but I still enjoyed it... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 10/11/2011

    " I am not a super religious person, I do believe in God. This book was very good and just the perfect amount of religion for me. I recommend this book to friends and family! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 8/30/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. The story was really interesting. The only things that I would've changed would be seeing where Wren and Paul end up and also it would've been nice to hear things from Paul's point of view a bit more. Overall, it was a really nice book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelley | 8/10/2011

    " I received this book as part of the Goodreads First Reads program.

    This was a very good book - quick and light reading, full of family conflict and finally love and forgiveness. Highly recommended. "

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About the Author
Author Sheila Walsh

Sheila Walsh is a powerful communicator, Bible teacher, and bestselling author with more than five million books sold. She is the author of the award-winning Gigi, God’s Little Princess series, Peace for Today, Loved Back to Life, The Storm Inside, Five Minutes with Jesus, and The Longing in Me. She is cohost of Life Today with James and Betty Robison. Sheila lives in Dallas, Texas, with her husband, Barry, and son, Christian.

About the Narrator

Ann Harrison is an audiobook narrator praised by AudioFile magazine for excelling in her “delivery of the story’s multiple plot twists.”