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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (996 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Luanne Rice Narrator: Bernadette Dunne Publisher: Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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New York Times bestselling author Luanne Rice tells a powerful story of love, family, and friendship through the lives of two women who reunite at a place where dreams begin—and where they may be fulfilled at last …

Years ago, Lyra Davis left behind a world of wealth and privilege and the people she loved most in the world, unable to reconcile the expectations of her celebrated family with the longings of her own wild heart. Now she lives quietly among a community of expatriates on the isle of Capri, slowly, carefully learning to live fully for the first time, flourishing in the friendship of a singular man who recognizes in her a kindred spirit. 

Granddaughter of the reigning doyenne of Newport, Rhode Island, wise beyond her sixteen years, Pell Davis is poised to take her place at the pinnacle of society. Yet she and her young sister still long for the mother who ran away from them when they were children so that they could be raised by the father they adored. Pell knows that Lyra felt she loved them best by leaving. But with her father now dead and her sister veering dangerously into fantasy, she will travel across an ocean to find the mother she remembers and the deeper truths they all need so desperately.

Lyrical, unforgettable, Luanne Rice’s new novel unfolds against a background of timeless beauty, as an unlikely love affair reshapes the meaning of devotion and three generations of women resist the pull of memory and tradition to find a new way forward.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Holly | 2/15/2014

    " I have read many other Luanne Rice books and this was the worst one by far. I didn't like Lyra at all and her choices -- as a mother there are some things you just do not do. I couldn't understand how she had children and then stopped fighting for the right to see them and parent them. And I didn't like how her daughters, at 14 and 16, could express themselves as 24 year olds. The ending was the worst -- I didn't like that everything was resolved "happily ever after" and the kids could forgive their mom for 10 years' absence. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Connie | 2/14/2014

    " This was an immensely powerful and thought-provoking book for me. I intend to buy my own copy now that I have read the library's copy. This is one of the very few fiction books that I am interested in having in my personal collection. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Heidi | 2/14/2014

    " Loved it. This was a continuation of The Geometry of Sisters. This made a great audio book, kept me engaged and had a few twists I didn't see coming. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Morgan Allison | 2/9/2014

    " Like the star rating.... it was ok. I only decided to listen to this audiobook because it was the second in a series after "The Geometry of Sisters". I found the plot predictable and the characters pretty bland but since I only half listened as I was doing things around the house it was bearable. "

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