This story was fascinating. It wove a mystery that spanned across three families and three generations. The novel was exceptionally well-written so that even the smallest details mentioned in the beginning prove to be there for a reason in the end.
The novel brings up many moral dilemmas, which would make for a great discussion for a book club. And there's a lovely twist at the end, which I did not anticipate. I will definitely be listening to this again in the future. Highly recommend!
The narrator did an excellent job and seemed very natural to me.
This is one of the best books, if not THE best book, I have ever read. I love the story, the narration, all of it. This is the second Kate Morton book I have read and I really enjoyed the other one, this was better!
I make the mistake of startking in the middle then had to go back and listen to the first and then skip to the end - I still LOVED IT. Very well thought out and very well written - happy I didn't blow it off since i'd messed up on the order in the beginning!!
Very worth the time and listen.
I am waiting patiently for the best book on earth!!
The character development was great!
I loved the way she interwove the past and the present together.
The past is never too far away.
has a twist I never saw coming that was nice most books these days lose the element of surprise half way throught well written too
I was there!
Vivian...she turned out to be so caring and loving. Not what I had thought at first and then I loved her. I wanted to sit at her bedside with Laurel at the end.
The very, very best! I kept thinking how different this story would be to read it rather than hear it. That was one of the best things. Now I'm going to seek out the other books that she and Ms Morton have collaborated on.
It would be Jimmy. Such a caring man, gentle and willing to talk about most anything. I don't think he had a mean bone in his body.
I love hearing about the things in that time period, the 1940's, the war, the way people had to cope, etc. And ofcourse this was England, things there are different from America anyway. When I finished the story, I kept going back over the last 2-3 chapters because I couldn't belive it ended that way! It wasn't a bad way, I was surprised so that was good!
I struggled from the beginning and finally gave up. Moved too slow. It was a suggestion from Joshilyn Jackson's book review..."readers who listened to Jackson like Morton..."
Not this reader.
I wasted a credit/$
The mystery (or secret)
Dorothy, can't say why or I'll give away the secret
Caroline's accent made me feel like I was right there in England during WWII.
At times I was a little frustrated that I couldn't figure out the secret. I kept thinking this better be good to keep me hanging this long but in the end it was well worth it. The story really needed to play out entirely to understand.
I don't often recommend books because not everyone has the same taste in books, movies etc. This one however I would recommend to anyone who enjoys a good book. More and more I'm starting to love Kate Morton and her reader Caroline Lee.
The story is great. It takes a little time to get into, but once it gets going, it's great. The narrator is very good too.
It stayed interesting every step of the way. The pacing was really great, and the way the author skipped forward and backward in time kept things really interesting. I loved the book, I was sad when it was over. And I loved the interesting information about England during WWII, that was great.
When the main character finds out that her mother is the other woman. I didn't see that coming, and it was nice because you come to not really like the original woman.
Very happy I listened!
I couldn't stand more than the first hour of this book. Maybe it gets better. It looks like a girlie book from the frilly pink cover. My wife didn't think any more of it than I but obviously it appeals to some.