An unlikely trio uncovers strange alliances while tracking the whereabouts of a stolen antique. Paige Hathaway is heir to the famous Hathaway antiques emporium. Alyssa Chen is the illegitimate granddaughter of Chinese immigrants. Together with security expert Riley McAllister they become unintentional partners in solving a 50-year-old mystery. As romantic love blooms and loyalties are tested, each struggles to acknowledge his or her own place in society.
Fans are hooked on Freethy's thought-provoking stories, dedication to complex characters and descriptive details. An engaging performance by narrator Julia Gibson enhances the exciting mood of this captivating audiobook.
©2004 Barbara Freethy; (P)2004 Recorded Books LLC
"Freethy's smooth prose, spirited storytelling and engaging characters, are sure to send readers on a treasure hunt for the author's backlist books." (Publishers Weekly)
"Freethy...is a master at conveying emotion, and readers who enjoy the lyrical voices of Patricia Gaffney, Kathryn Shay, and Mary Alice Monroe will add her to their list of favorites." (Booklist)
I listen to a lot of books and can usually listen past the reader, but this reader is SO "sing songy" that it ruins the book. I enjoyed the story, since I enjoy the author but the reader ruins it. Every end of each sentence is drawn out. Terrible.
Read the book, don't listen to it.
I can't believe I bought romance-drivel! I was hurrying to purchase a long, unabridged book before a long day in the car. Mindless torture.
disappointed in this author - the style was bland and the plot seemed really contrived. maybe it was just me. true, there was mystery, but when you really don't CARE who did what and why, then what good is that mystery? just flat.
The narration (or lack of eduting) is very distracting. with long pauses where the narrator is drinking or something. the book goes on too long with a story that is not interesting. nome of the characters are likeable except the Irish Grandma, who is not in the book very much
Flat. Lifeless. Dull. Save your coin for something better - like an Archie comic or the back of the cereal box. A disappointment given Freethy's previous work.
I really enjoyed this story. I liked the characters, thought the plot was woven together well and the reader was great!
The story was filled with wonderful and diverse characters, a great storyline, romance, and suspense. It kept my attention, and my heart pacing, throughout. If you want a great read, this is the book for you.
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