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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (155 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marcia Willett Narrator: June Barrie Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2011 ISBN: 9781482981230
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Pregnant and grieving, twenty-something Tiggy arrives at the remote house of her friend Julia in the middle of a snowstorm. All alone, having lost her mate in a tragic accident, Tiggy finds refuge with Julia’s warm and chaotic family. Nurtured and loved at last, Tiggy begins to live again as she eagerly awaits the birth of her son. But nearly thirty years later, when her son is about to become a father himself, the next generation discovers that there are some secrets of the past that still live on.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The women are largely faultless and sweet…Angela makes a delicious antagonist, and the friendships at the novel’s heart—especially the tender relationship between Julia and Tiggy—are believable and warming.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The always captivating Willett accurately traces the tangled threads of family relations and the complications in untying them, understanding that sometimes it’s wiser to tie them tighter.”

    Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha | 1/17/2013

    " This book was not quite as compelling and satisfying as The Courtyard . . . but I still liked it a lot. Such gorgeous descriptions of nature! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 7/4/2012

    " Quick, easy light read. Enjoyable, but not a literary masterpiece. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat | 12/9/2011

    " I have enjoyed every one of Marcia Willett's books. These are womens books and the characters are well developed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 11/11/2011

    " a so so story but i hated the format, the story went back and forth betwen 1976 and 2004 which I like when books do that but everytime it went to one of the years, the narrative was only for 2-3 pages so it was short and then back to the other year. Got kind of old. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda Georges | 3/20/2011

    " It is only my second Willett. I really liked it a lot. Looking forward to others as people think she has done better ones. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eleanor | 4/8/2010

    " I like all her books! This one weaves a story between 1976 and 2004. Perhaps not as dynamic as her previous works, but I still loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 10/30/2009

    " Quick, easy light read. Enjoyable, but not a literary masterpiece. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eleanor | 9/16/2009

    " I like all her books! This one weaves a story between 1976 and 2004. Perhaps not as dynamic as her previous works, but I still loved it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 5/13/2009

    " a so so story but i hated the format, the story went back and forth betwen 1976 and 2004 which I like when books do that but everytime it went to one of the years, the narrative was only for 2-3 pages so it was short and then back to the other year. Got kind of old. "

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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.