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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,424 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Luanne Rice Narrator: Bernadette Dunne, Jaclyn Gaines Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2009 ISBN: 9781415959015
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New York Times bestselling author Luanne Rice explores the complex emotional equations of love and loyalty that hold together three pairs of remarkable sisters, in an unforgettable story of loss, redemption, and forgiveness.

The storm off Mackinac Island that engulfed Maura Shaw’s husband and elder daughter,Carrie, also swept away the illusion of her life as the perfect midwestern wife and mother. Now, after years away, Maura has returned to Rhode Island to teach English at the fabled Newport Academy and to seek a new beginning. Newport has never failed to infuse Maura with a sense of mystery and hope, but ever since the accident, her younger daughter, fourteen-year-old Beck, has retreated into the safe, predictable world of mathematics. Without Carrie, Beck has lost half of herself—the half that would have fit into the elite private school she and her brother, Travis, will attend. The half that made things right. Sixteen-year-old Travis is also struggling to adjust—juggling a long-distance first love and an attraction to a girl with a wicked sparkle in her eye. And for Maura, ghosts linger here—an unresolved breach with her own beloved sister and a long-ago secret that may now have the power to set her free…

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  • The always insightful and engaging Rice explores the mystical bond between sisters as she portrays families learning what it means to love and forgive. Booklist

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dyana | 2/19/2014

    " I was unabashedly crying at the end of this book - it is very emotional but satisfying. Maura Shaw moved her family (son Travis and daughter Beck) to Newport Academy in Newport, Rhode Island to teach English a year after her husband dies in a tragic accident and her daughter, Carrie, runs away on the day of his death. The story is about a lost love, strong connections between sisters, and how secrets can tear a seemingly happy family apart. It is written from several points of view. The title comes from the character Beck who has retreated into the world of mathematics as a means of seeing her father again. I thoroughly enjoyed it as I have all Luanne Rice books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 2/3/2014

    " This is a wonderful, realistic story about a trio of sisters who remind me of me and my sister. Rice always speaks straight from the heart. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 2/3/2014

    " I thought this was an enjoyable, heartfelt book. I liked that the author switched character perspectives, though at first it was a tad confusing. If you can handle some sentimentality, this is worth a read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sheila | 1/30/2014

    " Enjoyable enough to read. A little too happy of an ending to be realistic, but I like happy endings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 1/27/2014

    " Quite simply a terrific read!!! It is exactly what you would expect from Luanne Rice. I found this a very readable book. I would definitely recommend this to any Luanne R fans, or if you haven't read any of her works. This is a great one to start with!. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 JoAnn | 1/26/2014

    " Luanne Rice is favorite of mine. Her characters are all special and reading about them is like catching up with family. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diana | 1/25/2014

    " Such a good read. 3 sets of sisters. Their special bonds, family relationships, a little mystery. Set in Newport, RI. Fabulous read!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ira | 1/24/2014

    " this was such a book tht touches ur heart. its sad cute and loving. i love Luanne Rice's books!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robyn Ouchida | 1/19/2014

    " I really like Luanne Rice's writing style and stories, this was no exception! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jen | 1/12/2014

    " I am so sad... this book had potential to be really great, but wasn't. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 12/31/2013

    " A good, moving drama of a book. Always wished I had a sister :-) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise | 12/31/2013

    " Loved this book from beginning to end! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 12/22/2013

    " Diane recommended this a long time ago and I finally got around to reading it. Fascinating story, says much about the bonds of sisterhood. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joy | 12/8/2013

    " One of her best yet!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shongi | 12/1/2013

    " My sister bought me this book as a birthday gift last year. I absolutely enjoyed reading this. It made me realize how important forgiveness is in the family. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 11/23/2013

    " Great book if you want an interesting read about the complexities of family relationships. It is a farily light, quick read with interesting characters. The ending was a bit predicatable, but overall I enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy Girgenti | 11/14/2013

    " Very enjoyable read. Good look into a normal family that harbors secrets and how it deals with it. Recommend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brenda Ann | 10/8/2013

    " This was a heartwarming book to listen to. A family that has it's problems but it all works out in the end. Well, it mostly works out. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rukmini | 7/7/2013

    " Very disappointing - the reviews made it sound good but I felt it was just a second-rate romance novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allyson | 5/7/2013

    " This was a new author I've never tried before- but this was a good story- I loved it and I'm going to read more of her books for sure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanne | 12/21/2012

    " Story follows Maura and her two children, Travis and Beck from Ohio to Newport, Rhode Island after her husband drowns and her oldest daughter runs away. This is about the deep and complicated relationship between sisters and how decisions affect a lifetime. Very dark story but still a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 12/18/2012

    " Yes, another Luanne Rice book... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marilyn | 6/2/2012

    " It's been awhile since I've curled up with a Luanne Rice novel.....This is one of her best! A story of family....lost....but not!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pmcdnld2 | 5/19/2012

    " Nice story about a family struggling with death and estrangement and old wounds "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia | 2/20/2012

    " Light reading. Fund to read. I read by the pool. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 7/27/2011

    " Very interesting book, another easy read, but well worth it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Betty | 6/4/2011

    " I'm not a big fan of chick lit. I downloaded this from the library as it sounded like it had possibilities (I like sister stories). It read pretty much like a Lifetime Movie Channel movie, aimed at the young adult reader with a romantic sensibility. Great literature - not. "

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

    " this was such a book tht touches ur heart. its sad cute and loving. i love Luanne Rice's books!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 5/19/2011

    " This was the first time I had read a book by LuAnne Rice. I enjoyed reading the book and will look for more books by this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 5/8/2011

    " Took me a while to get into the book, but enjoyed it enough in the end to read more of this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 4/10/2011

    " This was a very enjoyable book about a family torn apart by lies. Sisters in particular. I loved the setting of the story in Rhode Island at a posh prep school and the characters were very real. Looking forward to the next book about the character Pell and her adventures. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Camandwmm | 3/28/2011

    " Good story. Author did not waste time with details of each character, so the book moved along nicely. Powerful relationships between sisters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 3/28/2011

    " The Title and the New England setting is why i picked it. While reading you knew what was gonna happen next but still the subject of sisters and how sisters can connect despite the circumstances made a decent read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 3/27/2011

    " Good book. Sad...reinforces the importance of family and forgiveness "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 3/21/2011

    " Really good! Read it all in one day! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mom2jngncna~ Stephannie | 3/8/2011

    " The book didn't picl up unti around pages 150 and then it went way too fast..... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shauna | 2/19/2011

    " This books was too much like a Lifetime movie for my taste. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Connie | 2/14/2011

    " Travis and Beck move to Newport, RI, with their mom after their father drowns and their older sister runs away. Travis has a tremendous football season and Beck represents the Newport Academy in a national math competition all the while looking for a reunion with their lost sister. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Siobhan | 2/12/2011

    " I received this as a Christmas present..typical Luanne Rice, easy read with predictable ending..which is exactly what I was looking for :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Jane | 2/8/2011

    " I enjoyed both of the Luanne Rice books. I didn't realize they were a series and actually enjoyed reading the two in backwards order. I would read about the other two friends if they are available. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 2/2/2011

    " This was my first book by Rice and although I liked the plot and the story, the writing was a little fluffy for me. Only the youngest daughter seemed to be fully developed as a character. I'm not sure that I will read all of Rice's books but this one was okay. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 1/31/2011

    " This was a great book to read. everytime I started to read it I felt as if I never stopped reading. I felt as if I was right there in the story,being part of it. This is the 1st. book of Luanne's that I've read. She is truley a great writter. "

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About the Author
Author Luanne Rice

Luanne Rice is the New York Times bestselling author of thirty novels. Many of her novels, including Crazy in Love, Blue Moon, Beach Girls, and Silver Bells have been made into movies for television. Rice’s short stories, essays, and articles have been widely published in magazines and newspapers. “A Kiss after Dying,” Rice’s account of a Connecticut murder trial very personal to her family, kicked off Glamour magazine’s series of true crime pieces. She received an honorary degree from Connecticut College in 2002, and the school’s special collections library contains a collection bearing her name. She currently divides her time between New York City and Southern California.

About the Narrators

Bernadette Dunne is the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards and has twice been nominated for the prestigious Audie Award. She studied at the Royal National Theatre in London and the Studio Theater in Washington, DC, and has appeared at the Kennedy Center and off Broadway. She lives in Brooklyn.

Jaclyn Gaines is a young actress who has a very strong passion for the entertainment industry.