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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (118 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marcia Willett Narrator: June Barrie Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2011 ISBN: 9781482980141
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The Keep—that beautiful, ancient family home where the Chadwick family has lived for generations—is still a haven from the heartbreaks and storms of life. Jolyon Chadwick, a famous television presenter, takes his new girlfriend, Henrietta, home to meet his extended family—and also to meet Marie, the mother who deserted him and his father many years ago, and who has now reappeared and seems to want forgiveness.

Jolyon, however, is not in the mood for forgiveness—although his father, Hal, now married to his cousin and childhood sweetheart, feels a lingering guilt about Marie and wants them all to be friends. And Henrietta, still vulnerable from the breakup of her own parents’ marriage, is not sure whether she can move on.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[A] gentle, charming novel of indiscretion, grudges, love, and mortality…The plot clicks along with pleasant, cathartic rhythms and an intriguing mystery subplot.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The institutions of marriage and family come under particularly keen scrutiny in Willett’s reliably tender hands.”

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

    " Enjoyable !!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maurynne | 8/23/2013

    " A good addition to the Chadwick family saga. I really miss sagas, it seems everyone's writing shorter books these days. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tenna | 7/16/2013

    " I wanted to like this book...I really did. But it was SO slow. I kept reading, hoping the pace would pick up but it never really did. I will give it to the author though...she managed to tidy up everything at the end and top it with a perfectly tied ribbon! "

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

    " I didn't realize this was part of a series until adding to my bookshelf. I usually love her books, but this one seemed to drone on. Perhaps I will start at the beginning of the series and it will be better. I'm skeptical though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 9/14/2012

    " I really enjoyed this book. Marcia Willett writes very interesting characters and makes readers really care about what is happening to them. Her focus on relationships is beautiful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 June | 7/1/2012

    " I brought this home before I realized that there were 3 books preceding it :( It was a good read, fairly stand-alone...but there were tantalizing references to the previous stories. Darn. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 5/24/2012

    " I really enjoyed this book about healing broken relationships. Very well written and a beautiful storyline. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 CLM | 3/23/2011

    " I really liked the first three books in this series (which were not published in the US) but found this a little disjointed and melancholy. Still, fans of Rosamonde Pilcher will enjoy this author, although I would not recommend starting with this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judith Martin | 3/21/2011

    " Complex family relationships and romance set in the beautiful English countryside. Well written and thoughtful. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eleanor | 1/18/2011

    " I didn't realize this was part of a series until adding to my bookshelf. I usually love her books, but this one seemed to drone on. Perhaps I will start at the beginning of the series and it will be better. I'm skeptical though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 9/27/2010

    "

    All Marcia Willett's book are wonderful. This one oddly is the fourth in a series of which the first three are unavailable in the states. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judith | 5/24/2010

    " Complex family relationships and romance set in the beautiful English countryside. Well written and thoughtful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 4/22/2010

    " I really enjoyed this book. Marcia Willett writes very interesting characters and makes readers really care about what is happening to them. Her focus on relationships is beautiful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tenna | 4/13/2010

    " I wanted to like this book...I really did. But it was SO slow. I kept reading, hoping the pace would pick up but it never really did. I will give it to the author though...she managed to tidy up everything at the end and top it with a perfectly tied ribbon! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 CLM | 11/26/2009

    " I really liked the first three books in this series (which were not published in the US) but found this a little disjointed and melancholy. Still, fans of Rosamonde Pilcher will enjoy this author, although I would not recommend starting with this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maurynne | 9/20/2009

    " A good addition to the Chadwick family saga. I really miss sagas, it seems everyone's writing shorter books these days. "

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About the Author

Marcia Willett’s early life was devoted to the ballet, but her dreams of becoming a ballerina ended when she grew out of the classical proportions then required. She had always loved books, and a family crisis made her take up a new career as a novelist—a decision she has never regretted. She lives in a beautiful, wild part of Devon with her husband, where she loves to be visited by her son and his young family.

About the Narrator

June Barrie has appeared in over eighty productions at the Bristol Old Vic, including playing Marina in Uncle Vanya, Mrs. Alving in Ghosts, Mrs. Conway in J. B. Priestley’s Time and the Conways, and the title roles in Driving Miss Daisy and Stevie. She has extensive experience on radio in plays and serials, while her television credits include Close Relations, Coasting, Seduction, and the BAFTA-nominated Dual Balls.