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Author: Emilie Richards Narrator: Isabel Keating Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Shenandoah Album Novels Release Date: February 2010 ISBN: 9781602838949
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Gayle Fortman has built a good life for herself and her three sons as an innkeeper in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. She has even maintained a cordial relationship with her ex, charismatic broadcast journalist Eric Fortman, covering with the boys for his absences and broken promises. Luckily Travis Allen, her closest neighbor, has been a loving surrogate father to the boys and her own best friend. Then, on the eve of oldest son Jared’s graduation, Eric returns, having nearly lost his life in Afghanistan. Worse, he has lost his way and his courage, and needs a place to recover. Gayle realizes this might be the last chance for her sons to establish a real bond with their father, and offers him a summer at the inn and a chance to put things right. Gayle and Eric are all too aware that their onetime love and attraction are still there. But can the pieces of their broken lives be mended, or are they better laid to rest? Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Complex characters, compelling emotions and the healing power of forgiveness.”

    Sherryl Wood, New York Times bestselling author, praise for One Mountain Away

  • “This novel features a multilayered plot, vivid descriptions, and a keen sense of time and place.”

    Library Journal, on Rising Tides

  • “Magically interpreting the emotional resonance of love and loss, betrayal and redemption through luminously drawn characters, Richards’ latest installment in her irresistible, quilt-inspired Shenandoah Album series glows with transcendent warmth, wisdom, grace, and compassion.”


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 1/17/2011

    " Listening to this on a Playaway. So far I am liking it. Finished it. It got a little long and drawn out. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jamie | 8/31/2010

    " Found this one at the beach house when I was book-less, and as stupid as it is, I have gotten sucked in and am determined to find out what happens. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 8/25/2010

    " I enjoy this author. And I love the fact that this takes place in VA. Great book. I highly recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vikki | 3/14/2010

    " This is a book in the Shenendoah Album series. Gayle Fortman who runs a Bed and Breakfast Inn has asked her husband Eric to live with her and her three sons for a summer while he recovers from a terrorist attach. Very good. Can't wait for next book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arlene | 11/28/2009

    " I enjoyed this novel about a family living in the Shenandoah valley. There are some historical bits and a quilt but mostly about relationships between family members. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terry | 10/27/2009

    " Another of my favorites in the series and totally unlike the stories that precede it since the principal character does not quilt but lives among those who do. Avoids easy resolutions of marital and human conflicts. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gloria | 9/12/2009

    " I expected to like this more, but after reading several of her other books, i found this fell short in comparison. After 150 pages I just gave it up and read the ending. I just couldn't connect with the characters as I have in her other books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet | 8/14/2009

    " Part of the Shenandoah series. Good reads. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 12/29/2008

    " Finished reading this book on July 7, 2008.

    I enjoyed this book. It was a very touching book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shelly | 10/25/2008

    " Okay, but I probably won't read again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherry | 8/12/2008

    " good book, enjoyed the storyline thoroughly. "

About the Author

Emilie Richards is the bestselling author of more than seventy novels, including the 1994 Rita winner Dragonslayer. Three of her books have been finalists for Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Awards, and she was a finalist for their Career Achievement Award. Her many novels feature complex characterizations and in-depth explorations of social issues, a result of her training and experience as a family counselor.

About the Narrator

Isabel Keating has earned several AudioFile Earphones Awards for her audiobook narration and twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. As an actress, she garnered a Drama Desk Award, Theatre World Award, and a Tony nomination for her critically acclaimed 2004 Broadway performance as Judy Garland in The Boy from Oz. She was awarded the Helen Hayes Award for Best Actress in 2000 for her portrayal of Flora Crewe in Tom Stoppard’s Indian Ink.