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3.62 out of 53.62 out of 53.62 out of 53.62 out of 53.62 out of 5 3.62 (42 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patti Callahan Henry Narrator: Emily Durante Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2010 ISBN: 9781441862082
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Twenty-seven-year-old Kara Larson is bogged down in the stress of planning her elaborate wedding to a professional golfer. Still, to fulfill the requirements of the Palmetto Pointe Junior Society, she makes time in her busy schedule to visit an elderly woman at a nursing home facility. Soon she finds herself mesmerized by the singsong Irish lilt of ninety-six-year-old Maeve Mahoney as Maeve recounts the rambling story of her first love back in Ireland. Or, Kara begins to wonder, is she really retelling an ancient tale of myth and legend? Waiting for the story to unfold in bits and pieces, and trying to discern the underlying truth, Kara is drawn in – and driven to remember her own first love: childhood neighbor Jack Sullivan. Gradually she realizes that before she embarks on her new life, she must find out how her own story – with Jack – will end…. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 2/16/2014

    " It's one of those simple, quick read books that makes you want to be one of characters. I am a sucker for a love story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeannie Scheirman | 2/10/2014

    " This book was very good. A different perspective with the main character following an older woman's story and how it intertwined with her own life. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Megan | 2/10/2014

    " I thought this book was predictable and just okay. I wanted to like it more, but parts of it were a little too Lifetime Movie for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy Neal | 1/24/2014

    " I loved this book! I couldn't put it down!! It was very romantic and had interesting Irish history! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 bookczuk | 1/19/2014

    " Though I got mildly impatient with this book a fair amount of time, all in all the positives outweigh the negatives...though I'm really shocked it took Kara so long to figure things out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dara | 1/18/2014

    " a borrowed book from my mom. i read in an afternoon at theh lake. it's wonderfully cheesy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tara Martin | 1/17/2014

    " This book was a very quick and easy read. I found it enjoyable yet unbelievable at times and very predictable. It was light-hearted without a lot of depth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terri | 1/16/2014

    " this book was recommended by a friend.....I loved it! I love discovering new authors to read! Couldn't wait to read more of her books..... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellen | 1/1/2014

    " I really loved this book. The author has a wonderful writing style--really enjoyed it. I loved the story line of following your heart and not following the expectations of your family and friends.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meghan | 12/31/2013

    " Good book, the best of Patti Henry so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 12/25/2013

    " Really enjoyed this book, and enjoyed the connection of the Maeve's Irish story with Kara's story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 12/8/2013

    " Uplifting & Life Affirming "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 12/5/2013

    " Who hasn't dreamed about their first love. Not only will you get caught up with the story, but you'll probably start dreaming up one of your own. You'll want to curl up with this one alone, so you don't have to explain the faraway dreamy face to your husband! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christy | 12/3/2013

    " it took me a while to get into this book. about half to two thirds of the book to get into it actually. it was a very slow read for me until the last third or so. it had a nice ending, but it's not something i would read again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patti | 12/1/2013

    " Nice story ...sappy! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley | 11/27/2013

    " Nice summer read. Sweet story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 11/26/2013

    " If you like Southern settings, this is a nice easy read. I have read several books by this author and enjoyed them all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carmela | 6/15/2013

    " This was a cute book with some tiny problems. There was sort of a mystical Irish influence to a story set in the American South, but sometimes the characters would talk in way that read as being Irish. It was confusing. But the story was simple and easy to read. It was light and delightful and cute. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy Bradley | 5/16/2013

    " An enjoyable summer read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 2/26/2013

    " Another Callahan Henry book, loved it!! This one follows a career minded gal planning her wedding until she volunteers at a nursing home and hears a story that leads to her seeking out her first love. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda Hickey | 1/27/2013

    " an incredibly easy read that leaves a smile on your face "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Em | 12/25/2012

    " fun, light, read. Popcorn book:) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura Beasley | 8/14/2012

    " Very good story. First book I have read by this author but plan to read many more. SHe tells a good story. Believable and full of some good life lessons. Loved the main theme--follow your heart. Makes you think but in a good way. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Deborah | 4/9/2012

    " Shallow book about a twenty something woman who can't make up her mind who she loves - her fiance or an old flame. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/30/2012

    " I love the plot of this book. It was a little too predictable to be great, but it was completely relatable - who hasn't though "what if"?! A really good, relaxed read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 12/8/2011

    " A nice light summer read. This is the second book by her I have read. It wasn't as good as Between the Tides, but still a book I really enjoyed the characters and wanted to know them and their story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan 2 | 10/8/2011

    " Young love gets a lesson from an old Irish lass. It was great the way their two stories unfolded, and a very easy romantic read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 7/29/2011

    " beatiful story!! Anything she writes is great!!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marie | 5/17/2011

    " easy, predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 3/31/2011

    " A heartwarming story about finding your long lost true love. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Megan | 3/30/2011

    " I thought this book was predictable and just okay. I wanted to like it more, but parts of it were a little too Lifetime Movie for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christy | 8/28/2010

    " it took me a while to get into this book. about half to two thirds of the book to get into it actually. it was a very slow read for me until the last third or so. it had a nice ending, but it's not something i would read again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ~mad | 7/11/2010

    " Beach read! Easy, shallow, but good nonetheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 6/22/2010

    " Another Callahan Henry book, loved it!! This one follows a career minded gal planning her wedding until she volunteers at a nursing home and hears a story that leads to her seeking out her first love. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 1/23/2010

    " beatiful story!! Anything she writes is great!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terri | 9/27/2009

    " this book was recommended by a friend.....I loved it! I love discovering new authors to read! Couldn't wait to read more of her books..... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeannie | 9/21/2009

    " This book was very good. A different perspective with the main character following an older woman's story and how it intertwined with her own life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley | 7/24/2009

    " Nice summer read. Sweet story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 6/13/2009

    " Easy beach read...needed that! Lowcountry setting, typical story line. I like this author for the setting and mindless entertainment :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terri | 6/12/2009

    " wonderful book - I've never been disappointed in a book of hers... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 2/3/2009

    " Who hasn't dreamed about their first love. Not only will you get caught up with the story, but you'll probably start dreaming up one of your own. You'll want to curl up with this one alone, so you don't have to explain the faraway dreamy face to your husband! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 bookczuk | 12/31/2008

    " Though I got mildly impatient with this book a fair amount of time, all in all the positives outweigh the negatives...though I'm really shocked it took Kara so long to figure things out.

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About the Author
Author Patti Callahan Henry

Patti Callahan Henry is the New York Times bestselling author of nine novels, including Losing the Moon, Where the River Runs, When Light Breaks, Between the Tides, and The Art of Keeping Secrets. Hailed as a fresh new voice in southern fiction, she has been shortlisted for the Townsend Prize for Fiction, and nominated four different times for the Southeastern Independent Booksellers Novel of the Year. She lives in Mountain Brook, Alabama.

About the Narrator

Emily Durante’s recent performance credits on the East Coast include commercial and industrial voice work and a multitude of audiobook narrations. She has also directed audiobooks, including the Earphones Award–winning performance of Heaven’s Keep narrated by Buck Schirner. Emily resides in the Philadelphia area with her husband and two young boys.