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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (851 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eileen Goudge Narrator: Susan Ericksen Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Alice Kessler spent nine years in prison for the attempted murder of the drunk driver who killed her son. Now she has returned home to Gray's Island to reconnect with the son she left behind. Her boy, Jeremy, now a sullen teenager, is wrongly accused of rape, and mother and son are thrown together in a desperate attempt to prove his innocence. Alice is aided by Colin McGinty, a recovering alcoholic and 9/11 widower, also recently returned to the island in the aftermath of his grandfather's death. Colin's grandfather, a famous artist, is best known for his haunting portrait, Woman in Red, which happens to be of Alice's grandmother. In a tale that weaves the past with the present, we come to know the story behind the portrait, of the forbidden wartime romance between William McGinty and Eleanor Styles, and the deadly secret that bound them more tightly than even their love for each other. A secret that, more than half a century later, is about to be unburied, as Alice and Colin are drawn into a fragile romance of their own and the ghost of an enemy from long ago surfaces in the form of his grandson, the very man responsible for sending Alice to prison. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Eileen Goudge writes like a house on fire, creating characters you come to love and hate to leave.”

    Nora Roberts, praise for the author

  • Eileen Goudge writes like a house on fire, creating characters you come to love and hate to leave. Nora Roberts
  • “[A] satisfying tale of survival and redemption.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Goudge’s skillful storytelling slyly juxtaposes bucolic imagery and congenial…characters with an incisively sinister, often surprising tale of secrets kept and promises broken.”

    Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Chris Wallace | 2/16/2014

    " This is an easy read and a good story. The basic story has been told many times - woman married, husband is off to war and thought dead, meets love of live, husband comes back. But it included town bad guys and other twists. I will read more of her books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Carol | 2/14/2014

    " This is a wonderful "beach read" ... or bedtime read ... a few twists and turns ... altogether charming tale "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Loretta | 2/7/2014

    " Excellent Book! Good insight into characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Karen | 2/3/2014

    " Loved this book. Hated to see it end. Fast moving, interesting story line, covered many aspects of human emotion. "

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