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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (218 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: R. J. Keller Narrator: Caroline Shaffer Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2012 ISBN: 9781469201023
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Tess Dyer’s husband, Jason, promised to love her forever. That was eleven years ago, before the fights, before the pain, before the bitter divorce. Now he is just another in a long line of people who rejected Tess, from her coldly distant mother to the seemingly endless string of one-night stands from her youth whose names she can’t remember.

Desperate to escape the pain of the past, Tess flees her small Maine hometown of Brookfield for the even smaller New Mills. There, she hopes to start over and forget what she left behind…with the help, perhaps, of her handsome new neighbor, Brian. He is drawn to Tess’s quirky, outspoken nature, and to the beauty he sees in her haunting paintings. She tells herself he is just a warm young body to help mask the pain, though his kindness and his affection for his troubled sister are having quite an effect on her bruised heart.

But the fear of losing his love is always there, and when a man from her past unexpectedly shows up, Tess’s personal demons threaten to destroy the fragile happiness she has found with Brian. Ultimately, she must make a choice: continue wandering through life, drifting and numb, or confront the cruel realities of her past once and for all and finally start living.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott Collins | 2/12/2014

    " While this book doesn't fall into my normal reading genres, I'm very happy I went outside my comfort zone and read this book. I found the characters well developed, even the ones I didn't like. The story kept me engaged and I even engaged the text to speech feature (which I don't really like) so that I could "read" in the car. I was very moved by this book, both positively and negatively. I found myself saddened by some of the trials of the characters and filled with hope by others. Thank you RJ for your story. It was very enjoyable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Readforlife | 2/3/2014

    " This book could benefit from serious editing, 30 percent of it could and should be deleted. Length does not always equal quality. Excess can (and did) result in a very annoyed reader. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 1/24/2014

    " A sweet,old-fashioned romance "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathleen Crowell | 1/14/2014

    " I thought the beginning really captured the sadness and pain of the main character Tess. But it never ended and just seemed to get worse and worse. I hated the constant "counting" the main character did--from the steps to her apartment to how many days since something bad happened. Maybe I missed something there. I obviously got that Tess used sex for validation, etc...but the sex in this book (usually called f--ing) got old really fast. For someone who supposedly thought in terms of color, and creative colors at that, there was nothing bright and colorful about Tess or this story. I thought the drug dealer and Rachel story was bizarre and anyone could see how that was going to end. I hated the stupid story about the broken pin...I feel terrible for being so mean, but the ending was so neat and tidy and unbelievable I just had to cringe--I think it might have been better to end like "Looking For Mr. Goodbar." I think this was a first novel, so I have to say, I couldn't have done it, but maybe streamline the story next time. I'm still "Waiting for Spring" No pun intended--well actually yes it was! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 1/13/2014

    " This is the first ebook I have bought. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle | 12/25/2013

    " A great read by a Maine author. Wonderful description. She made me feel the depths of the character's desperation. Beautiful slice of life book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 K. Rozier | 12/6/2013

    " A metaphoric, complicated search for something beyond mere existence, dare I say hopeful and good. A realistic sketch of life filled with color and beauty, flawed by jagged rocks under feet. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allison | 9/17/2013

    " A fun YA read, but there really wasn't anything new or groundbreaking in this novel. A cliche narrator, a predictable plot, and a merely adequate control of storytelling language made this another run-of-the mill teen read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Klaudyna Z. | 9/4/2013

    " this book was really long and at times I felt like the author dragged on a bit but in the end it was very well written. it is an incredibly emotional and a lot of the times sad story and the author did a really god job of making me feel tess's pain. I would definitely recommend this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cribquilter | 6/3/2013

    " This book has captured raw emotion like no other I have ever read. I wept many times while reading this. I ached for the leading character. It was a good book I liked it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karissa | 4/8/2013

    " It was a beautiful story of family, pain, forgiveness, love and moving on. But it feels a little too wordy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 4/1/2013

    " Great story, a little depressing in the middle, but with a happy ending! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sharayu Gangurde | 3/16/2013

    " Terribly disappointed and disgusted by the contents of the book. I think it only has a serene and cute cover page, other than that this one superbly fools the reader! I think this could be given a miss. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna Callea | 12/27/2012

    " A hauntingly beautiful novel. "

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About the Author

R. J. Keller lives in central Maine with her husband, their two children, and the family’s cats. She enjoys gardening, rooting for the Boston Red Sox, and watching other people cook.

About the Narrator

Caroline Shaffer is an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator. A former company member at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for nineteen years, she received an MFA from the American Conservatory Theater.