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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (540 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Adler Narrator: Carrington MacDuffie Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2006 ISBN: 9781482976250
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Elizabeth Adler is a master at depicting lush scenery, gourmet food, and the joys of travel. Here she tells the story of Lamour Harrington, a recent widow. She’s immersed herself in landscape architecture, but even creating beautiful outdoor “rooms” can’t bring back her happiness. When she’s faced with a devastating truth about the husband she adored, Lamour returns to the house on the Amalfi coast where she’d lived with her father during the happiest years of her childhood. There, she finds dangerous secrets, breathtaking beauty, two mysterious and compelling men, and the courage to live life to the fullest.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Carrington MacDuffie offers a capable reading of an audiobook lush with description. Her understated performance is ideal for a novel that crackles with details about everything from scenery to food, painting glossy portraits with words…The author’s words sparkle.”

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  • “Magic…[Alder’s] descriptions are so beautiful and clear that one could wander her cities with only this book as the map, and so evocative that the reader feels that he or she has also eaten pizza in a tiny café, and watched fishermen unload their catch.”

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  • “Adler’s colorful descriptions of Italy are as enticing as the story. Romance and mystery fill this magnetic novel, perfect escapist fare.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 2/14/2014

    " The book was a bit melodramatic and formula-ic for my taste. But I really enjoyed being transported back to places in Italy I have visited. Reliving the sights and smells and tastes was a treat. A good escapist read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 2/13/2014

    " My favorite of the series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tdbelmont | 2/13/2014

    " You'll feel like you're on the Italian Riviera while reading this book! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ket Lamb | 2/11/2014

    " Capri. Positano. Amalfi. The title conjures up memories of the southern Italian Gold Coast. If you need an escape, this well-drawn setting helps. Everything else is as forced as the protagonist's cheesy name, Lamour. 20 years after her father's mysterious death, a recent widow returns to Italy to unravel what really happened. Why she waited this long remains an enigma. In the process, our thirtysomething heroine is torn between a rich twentysomething Italian and his fiftysomething father. Can you say ICK!?! There are too many things wrong with this shallow story to recommend it, no matter how much you miss the Amalfi coast. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tebafin | 2/1/2014

    " I think so many times that audio books can either make or break my rating...I don't think I would have read this book with such a whiny tone, but since that is how I heard it... I have to only give it three stars... I bet if I would have read it myself, I would have given it a higher rating. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gretchen | 1/12/2014

    " Yet another beach read. This time about Amalfi. What I like about Elizabeth Adler is how she includes the clavor of the country about which she is writing. It's a travelogue without pain. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donnajo | 12/29/2013

    " NL's book crawl italy "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kim | 12/13/2013

    " As with all other Elizabeth Adler books, I read the descriptions slowly - they are wonderful and evocative and so picturesque. The people and relationships are boring and badly written - almost cringe-worthy! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mikki Karotkin | 12/3/2013

    " In case you haven't noticed yet, I love her cozy mysteries/travel books. She really gives a sense of place and danger but nothing too scary or violent. I call her work Chick Flicks with an Edge. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Richard | 11/24/2013

    " A good beach read -- and rather like an update of old movie . . . a slim American widow seeking answers about her father's past, a lush coastal retreat on the Amalfi coast, two charming Italian men, a Secret, a violent storm, romance and redemption. "

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

    " She is a fun read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 11/5/2013

    " Just a book. easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 10/22/2013

    " needed something light for the winter blahs, and even tho the ending was too pat, Italian sea side was terrific "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andrea | 4/17/2013

    " Bought it because it takes near my home in Naples. Not too great. I enjoyed bits and pieces because I could visualize the area she was talking about and appreciate some of the cultural things. "

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

    " Not bad. Fun to read about Amalfi. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Faith | 11/23/2012

    " a pleasant journey to Italy. the storyline is a little thin, but it's a comfy, lazy read if you're in the right mood... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heidi | 9/4/2012

    " I just love Adler!!:) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackie Sampson | 9/1/2012

    " I find Elizabeth Adler's books very entertaining "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Clare | 7/30/2011

    " This book started off to be quite interesting, but, about two thirds of the way through, it became a run-of-the-mill love story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandi Stonebraker | 7/27/2011

    " loved it - especially since i have spent time on the Amalfi coast "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 7/14/2011

    " I read the book because it was chosen by our book club. It is definitely more of a romance novel which is not my first choice in reads (and the reason for 2 stars). Adler is very descriptive in her writing and does a good job of taking you away to Italy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorena Korbel | 7/3/2011

    " I enjoy Eliabeth Adler's books set in Italy. There's romance, a little mystery, and beautiful settings. What's not to like? I listened to this one and also enjoy Carrington McDuff's (I think that's right) narration. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lauren | 6/8/2011

    " Good enough for the commute, although a little too much of a romance novel for my liking. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jan | 4/12/2011

    " It should have said published by Harlequin. Sappy and predictable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 4/8/2011

    " I read the book because it was chosen by our book club. It is definitely more of a romance novel which is not my first choice in reads (and the reason for 2 stars). Adler is very descriptive in her writing and does a good job of taking you away to Italy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 3/6/2011

    " The book was a bit melodramatic and formula-ic for my taste. But I really enjoyed being transported back to places in Italy I have visited. Reliving the sights and smells and tastes was a treat. A good escapist read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 3/1/2011

    " Story was so-so. This felt very much like a first book in the sense that it was unpolished. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandi | 12/21/2010

    " loved it - especially since i have spent time on the Amalfi coast "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erica | 7/20/2010

    " She is a fun read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathryn | 6/13/2010

    " Love the romantic idea of moving to a foreign country. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 1/31/2010

    " As you can tell, I really enjoy these books! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fadiosis | 11/22/2009

    " It's been a long time since i read a novel like this. I really enjoyed it, no matter how hard life can be, truth can only alleviate that pain. 5 stars, coz i love romance combined with mystery :D "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gretchen | 7/24/2009

    " Yet another beach read. This time about Amalfi. What I like about Elizabeth Adler is how she includes the clavor of the country about which she is writing. It's a travelogue without pain. "

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