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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,952 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Barbara Delinsky Narrator: Linda Emond Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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What comes after the moment that forever changes your life?

This question haunts Julia Bechtel, Noah Prine, and Kim Collela, the only survivors of a terrible boating accident that claims the lives of nine other people off the coast of Maine.

Julia, a 40-year-old wife and mother, has always taken the path of least resistance. Feeling strangely connected to Noah, the divorced, brooding lobsterman who helped save her life, Julia begins to explore the unique possibilities offered by the quiet island of Big Sawyer, Maine. Suddenly, things that once seemed critical lose significance, and things that seemed inconsequential take on a whole new importance. With each passing moment, each new discovery, Julia grows more sure that after coming face to face with death, she must have more from life.

The Summer I Dared is a deeply moving story of the risky but rewarding search for self, and the irrepressible ability of the human spirit to rebound from disaster and to make life anew.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Delinsky excels at combining a compelling mystery with an insightful portrayal of captivating people facing challenges both ordinary and dramatic.” 


  • “Tight pacing, realistic family portrayals, and deft narration make this compelling romantic suspense.” 


  • A New York Times Bestseller

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Brandi Sullivan | 2/19/2014

    " I loved this book. It had a little of everything. It was a book, again, i could not put down. It is rare for me to find books that I could not put down. I loved all the characters. The mystery could have been a little bit more dramatic, but ifyou get the whole "local law", and have a strong family sense, then a person would welcome it. Good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Maureen | 2/14/2014

    " A book about a woman who is discovering herself after a scary accident that could have killed her. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sherry Dale | 2/2/2014

    " Great book next to the pool! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Summer | 1/8/2014

    " I had a hard time caring about the characters at the beginning, but by the end I really was into it and wanted to know what was happening next. Good vacation book. "

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