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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,338 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Susan Wiggs Narrator: Joyce Bean Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2013 ISBN: 9781455867936
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After years of following her navy officer husband on assignment around the world with their three children, Grace Bennett realizes that she’s left something behind: herself. Steve Bennett can’t understand the unraveling of his wife’s heart. He wants to set things right, but when a secret from his past is revealed just as he’s sent out to sea, their already-strained relationship is pushed to the edge. Now, with plenty of space to ponder the true distance between them, Grace begins to reinvent herself. Just as her new self is coming to terms with her family life, the unthinkable happens. A disaster aboard Steve’s ship shatters Grace’s world and all she can do is gather her children around and wait for news to come, good or bad. A navy wife’s worst nightmare collides with the cold truth that life’s biggest chances can slip away while you’re busy looking for guarantees.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A human and multilayered story exploring duty to both country and family.”

    Nora Roberts

  • “Wiggs has done an excellent job of depicting what lies beneath the surfaces of relationships.”

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  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lyn Gardner | 2/19/2014

    " This book really captured the Pacific Northwest and what Grace experienced when finding the house she loved and the life struggles she shared with the reader. Each character had such depth, you felt as though you knew them in real life. The story was touching and one that has and could happen in todays world. I was so interested in what goes on as Navy crews are living their everyday lives aboard the Dominion. A look at family life in a naval family. A book really worth reading. "

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

    " I loved this depiction of the life of a Navy wife/ family. I can relate to her feelings of being lost in the daily hussle & bussle of kids, husband, volunteering, etc. I also have found that in tragedy, one finds the most simple priorities include love and only love. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jody A | 2/11/2014

    " This is Classic Wiggs, she has captured the lives of the military wife/family to perfection. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 1/23/2014

    " REALLY good book about the life of a Navy officer's family's life ... easy to read, gripping... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 1/17/2014

    " I liked the story and it was well written. It kind of reminds me of the TV show "Army Wives." "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elaine | 1/17/2014

    " Simplistic writing. Interesting topic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 1/17/2014

    " Nice, light read - military wives will get it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracey | 1/17/2014

    " This was a great book, especially for anyone from a military family. Grace and Steve are married. Steve is in the navy and is gone for months at a time. They have 3 teenage children, two of which are coming upon their high school graduation. The story is about them and another couple (I will not spoil the plot by telling you about them) and basically how Navy life affects their family and the decisions they make. It was an excellent book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen Wahl | 1/16/2014

    " Read it years ago....excellent story and very realistic. Good job Susan!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katherine Owen | 1/11/2014

    " This is a story that stays with you long after it finishes. It's just so poignant. Always happy to support a Pacific Northwest writer and see her success. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen | 12/28/2013

    " loved it. couldn't put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 12/16/2013

    " This book provided alot of insight into the lives of Navy families while telling a really good story. It started a little slow, but I couldn't put it down by the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cory | 12/7/2013

    " AWESOME BOOK FOR MILITARY WIVES!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Noel Arndt Caryl | 11/4/2013

    " One of my favorite Susan Wiggs books!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maryellen | 9/14/2013

    " Great story, I'm fascinated by military families and how they keep it together...or don't. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 8/22/2013

    " Great book and story. Well written, enjoyable book. I would highly recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mona Schisler | 8/22/2013

    " Good read , I kept a consistent interest , read it during my lunch break over 4 days "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lee | 8/7/2013

    " Good description of the effect on a family of frequent moving. Book as a whole is ok. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cj | 8/4/2013

    " One of my least favorite "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Meredith | 7/30/2013

    " I like Susan Wiggs but this one was a slower read than the rest of hers that I have read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy | 6/18/2013

    " Had a hard time getting into this book...way too much Navy jargon, but stuck with it. Wasn't much to write home about. Not my favorite book I've read by Wiggs. Entertaining enough to read on vacation, but not something I'd recommend to someone else. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ginny | 6/17/2013

    " This is one of my favorite books. I was a Navy wife and can relate to alot of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela | 6/7/2013

    " Great book about love! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 4/21/2013

    " Slow beginning, but then it picked up. I loved it!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 TeriC | 4/20/2013

    " What a delightful book of life when the husband is in the Navy and the family left at home, and the trials and tribulations. Susan Wiggs is an excellent writer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ~DIAMOND~ | 4/9/2013

    " Better than I expected. Did not want to read it since it is based on a Navy Wife/family. Took a while to get into....but glad I read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diana | 3/15/2013

    " A touching story about the life of military women and the strength they need to stay a wife to a man who is only half yours. Made me tear up. Overall, a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Francene | 2/18/2013

    " Read this on the plane to visit my family and then home. It was OK. Pretty perdictable but it was fun and fast! Nothing I had to think about! "

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