Joelle D'Angelo's best friend, Mara, is left with brain damage after she suffers an aneurysm giving birth to her son. Alone and grieving, Joelle turns to the only other person who understands her pain: her colleague - and Mara's husband - Liam. What starts out as comfort between friends gradually becomes something more.
Torn by guilt and the impossibility of her feelings for Liam, Joelle sets out determined to find help for Mara, no matter how unconventional the source. Her search leads her to a mansion in Monterey, California, and into the life of a woman shrouded in mystery. Carlynn Kling Shire is a healer and, according to Joelle's parents, saved Joelle's life when she was an infant. As Joelle is guided down an unfamiliar path by a woman keeping her own shocking secrets, she discovers that while some love is doomed, some love is destined to survive anything.
©2002 Diane Chamberlain (P)2016 Tantor
I hardly find any audio books that keep me listening till the end. This book did just that! From the soothing narrator voice throughout to the likeable characters. Very easy to follow and simply entertaining. Would definitely recommend!
I very rarely find a Chamberlain book that I do not enjoy however, the word of enjoy is a vast understatement for this selection. This book takes you through modern day with reflections of the past by intertwining two very compelling stories. The last few chapters is sure to raise your eyebrows then reach for tissues. Loved!!!
Audio Books is my new passion. They have made my time in the car the last few years something to look forward to. Just Lovin Life!
Another great book and story by Diane Chamberlain. Enjoyed from beginning to end. Lots of twists and turns that keeps you drawn in which is always typical of her work. I would recommend for sure. Enjoy!
I truly enjoyed this book. It was a little confusing at first to understand al, of the characters, but you "flash to the past" and to current on alternating chapters. Twists and turns, very unexpected ones, especially in the last few chapters. Will read more stories from this author.
Probably in the top 15-20
The moment when you find out that Carlynn died and Lisbeth spent her whole life living as her sister.
I really enjoyed her as an narrator even as the male parts. She brought life and emotion to the characters.
The lines of life aren't always black and white, but in the end, love always prevails.
A true mix of sorrow and joy just like the characters in the book.
I enjoyed this book far more than I suspected I would. Just when you think you know exactly what is happening, you are reminded you are on a rollercoaster that the author, Diane Chamberlain, created and you better hold on for a wild ride.
I listened to this book on audible, and this narrator is one of my all time favorites.
This book reminds us that life and love aren't always black and white. Sometimes love takes you places that you never expected and that is perfectly ok.
I won't write an extremely long review for fear of giving away spoilers, but pick up this book. You won't be sorry.
I like Chamberlain, but this narration was annoying and grating. It took me hours to get past to so I could listen to the book.
Story good -- narration horrible.
Forced and over acted.
i didn't care much for the subject before i started the book and the book itself didn't change my mind. Irritating voices, especially Gabe and older Carlyn, and just a boring story overall. Disappointed. 😰
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