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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (326 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Susan Meissner Narrator: Bernadette Dunne Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When her black-sheep brother disappears, Amanda Janvier eagerly takes in her sixteen-year-old niece, Tally. The girl is practically an orphan: motherless and living with a father who raises Tally wherever he lands—in a Buick, a pizza joint, a horse farm—and regularly takes off on wild schemes. Amanda envisions that she, her husband Neil, and their two teenagers can offer the girl stability and a shot at a “normal” life, even though their own storybook lives are about to crumble.

Seventeen-year-old Chase Janvier hasn’t seen his cousin in years, and other than a vague curiosity about her strange life, he doesn’t expect her arrival will affect him much—or interfere with his growing, disturbing interest in a long-ago house fire that plagues his dreams unbeknownst to anyone else.

Tally and Chase bond as they interview two Holocaust survivors for a sociology project and become startlingly aware that the whole family is grappling with hidden secrets, with the echoes of the past, and with the realization that ignoring tragic situations won’t make them go away.

Will Tally’s presence blow apart their carefully constructed world, knocking down the illusion of the white picket fence and revealing a hidden past that could destroy them all—or can she help them find the truth without losing each other?

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Judith | 1/25/2014

    " The book has a good message at the end. It incorporates characters who experienced life in a concentration camp and wove the lives of two families together. The weaving was slow. It gives us the name of an angel of mercy and a website to review. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Grace | 1/4/2014

    " Loved it, somewhat Christian fiction, but very engaging, got it done in one day! :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Nicole | 12/11/2013

    " Would've gone with four stars if the ending hadn't included such an easy way out regarding the son's storyline. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Stefanie | 12/11/2013

    " This book was fantastic. I appreciated the multiple plots, especially the WWII element. It was pretty predictable, but I was really needing that at the time I read this book. It filled that void for me. "

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