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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: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2013 ISBN: 9781455869862
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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. With sensitivity and insight, #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs explores the emotional rewards and sacrifices of love and marriage in this sweeping novel. Download and start listening now!

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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.”

    Booklist

  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kellie | 2/16/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book. It gives us a glimpse into the world of military families, and the everyday challenges they face, the soldiers & their families. There were a few parts that moved me to tears as well. I've always had respect for our military & this books just helps enforce how brave our men & women serving this country (and their families) really are. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Aileen | 2/15/2014

    " not very exciting..... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darlene | 2/14/2014

    " reminded me of my life as a Navy wife! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cj | 2/13/2014

    " One of my least favorite "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brianne | 2/8/2014

    " I really liked this book! It took me a while to get into it but after I did I couldn't put it down. The plot really kept me interested. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 2/5/2014

    " Military family - separations - some twists.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marnie Meisner | 2/3/2014

    " While I thought that this book had kind of a slow start, I found the book to be quite good! Susan Wiggs is one of my favorite authors. This book definitely touches on what true love is. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon | 2/1/2014

    " Story about two people married with children about to leave for college. They have been going along without realizing how much their marriage has deteriorated, until something happens which makes them re-evalute all the choices they have made. Similar to Home Front by Kristin Hannah. My favorite book by Susan Wiggs. "

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

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mikki | 1/18/2014

    " i like everything i have ever read by susan wiggs and this one was a bit different than her others but i enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela | 12/28/2013

    " Great book about love! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sari | 12/18/2013

    " Gave great insight into what it is like to live life in the military. The solider's families are heros too! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 12/1/2013

    " First Susan Wiggs book that I read. I thought it was great! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen | 11/27/2013

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ginny | 10/9/2013

    " 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 Christina Delillo shawn | 9/29/2013

    " i really liked the characters and the writing made me want to keep reading every time I finished a chapter. I'll definitely read more of her books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 8/25/2013

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 7/18/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cherri | 5/26/2013

    " This book was captivating and a great study on family relationships, how family and duty to work/country can cause struggles. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tammy | 5/20/2013

    " I read this book for book club. I only finished because I signed on to read the books and talk about them. Shallow book with no depth of chararcter. I wouldn't even recommend it as a beach read. That would be an insult to sea creatures. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alayna | 3/26/2013

    " WOW! As a military spouse I have to congratulate the author on capturing the feelings of the military spouse and children. Very well written. Not a book I'd read if my Husband was deployed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Donna | 2/21/2013

    " Just did not hold my interest....am going to try another one of her's to make sure not to discount the author too soon "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 2/21/2013

    " A good read, but a little too graphic for me at times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cory | 2/15/2013

    " AWESOME BOOK FOR MILITARY WIVES!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Babs | 1/20/2013

    " Solid read, compelling characters and story line. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne | 1/13/2013

    " I loved this book! Couldn't put it down. A easy read. Fun learning about military family life. "

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About the Author
Author Susan Wiggs

Susan Wiggs, author of more than fifty novels, has been featured on NPR’s “Talk of the Nation,” and is a popular speaker locally and nationally. She is the recipient of three RITA awards and four starred reviews from Publishers Weekly. Her novels have been translated into more than two dozen languages and have made national bestsellers lists, including the USA Today, Washington Post and New York Times lists. She is a former teacher, a Harvard graduate, an avid hiker, an amateur photographer, a good skier, and terrible golfer, yet her favorite form of exercise is curling up with a good book.

About the Narrator

Joyce Bean is an accomplished audiobook narrator and director. In addition to having won eight AudioFile Earphones Awards, she has been nominated multiple times for the prestigious Audie Award. Equally adept at narrating fiction and nonfiction, and she also narrates audiobooks under the name Jane Brown.