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The Summerhouse Audiobook
The Summerhouse
Written by: 
Jude Deveraux
Narrated by: 
Melissa Hughes
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The Summerhouse Audiobook

The Summerhouse

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Publisher's Summary

Jude Deveraux's blockbuster best seller at a new low price!

Three best friends, all with the same birthday, are about to turn 40. Celebrating at a summerhouse in Maine, Leslie Headrick, Madison Appleby, and Ellie Abbott are taking stock of their lives and loves, their wishes and choices. But none of them expect the gift that awaits them at the summerhouse: the chance for each of them to turn their "what-might-have-beens" into reality....

©2012 Jude Deveraux; 2012 Simon & Schuster

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    Kara 12-02-14
    Kara 12-02-14
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    "All time favorite Jude Deveraux story..."

    It is a story of redemption, of healing and of love. Three women meet by chance on their shared 21st birthday and reconnect on their 40th. They discover the things that matter most to themselves and each other. This is the first Jude Deveraux book I ever read and it is still my favorite to date. I appreciate the complexity of choices in this story, that there is consequences to each decision made and that they aren't always good or easy, but still worth it. I hope you enjoy each woman's story as much as I did...it makes me long for my very own summerhouse.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Vicki Rochelle, GA, United States 08-06-12
    Vicki Rochelle, GA, United States 08-06-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Really Enjoyed It!"
    What did you love best about The Summerhouse?

    I cheated, since I've actually read The Summerhouse before and wanted to experience the audible version. What I love the best is the concept of being able to go back and change something that might affect your future for the better.


    What other book might you compare The Summerhouse to and why?

    There are a many books with this concept and Deveraux actually did a Summerhouse Returns, really good as well, though the trip back went way back in history! I actually read a short e-book called "Anything" and the main character wanted to know his fiance more deeply and was able to go back and change something bad that happened to her with the caveat that when you change one thing, it can ripple to the present and perhaps change something, yes, for the better, but possibly for the worst. I just love that idea!


    Which character – as performed by Melissa Hughes – was your favorite?

    Leslie, by far is my fave, trying not to give anything away here, as she herself was changed.Something for us to think about sometimes. Leslie had children, so to me you have to think, though her present life left a bit to be desired, you would have to think about the ripple effects. This was my first book with this Narrator as well and I really enjoyed her and will look for other books by her.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I guess I'd say something like 'What would you do to make your life better or perhaps realize its the best life for you after all?'


    Any additional comments?

    I read a lot and have read many of the reviews on audible so I feel my reviews are going to be somewhat plain but I know what I look for in the books I read so that is what I'll most likely be sharing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    julsg 07-23-16
    julsg 07-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent beach read!"

    Just what I was looking for in a vacation book. This was the first Jude Deveraux book I've read and I'm looking forward to reading more. Narrator did a wonderful job with each character.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    ewock 05-08-16
    ewock 05-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Depression is the loss of hope"

    How wonderful it would be to go back and change our choices based on what we have learned the first time around.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Stella Ann ARbor, Mi, United States 04-10-16
    Stella Ann ARbor, Mi, United States 04-10-16 Member Since 2006
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    "Great book"

    I have loved all of Jude Deveraux books, and this book is on top of my great book list. Enjoyed every minute

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    Brenda Slivkoff 02-26-16
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    "Loved the story!"

    Started a little slow and I almost stopped, but the story ended up really capturing my attention. I loved it!

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    Celeste SENECA, SC, United States 09-24-15
    Celeste SENECA, SC, United States 09-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Wasted my time!"

    I didn't like this book at all! I couldn't even finish listening! That's rare for me!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    lbbazusa 07-22-15
    lbbazusa 07-22-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Wonderful!"
    Any additional comments?

    I don't know if it's my age or what, but this book was so wonderful. I think we all have those certain regrets about our past, but the fantasy to change them is thought provoking. I'm so glad i found this book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lena 06-14-15
    Lena 06-14-15
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    "Forgettable"

    I thought the story was silly from beginning to end. Characters are forgettable and storyline is ludicrous.
    Find another book.

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    Barbara Nelson ELY, NV, United States 07-03-13
    Barbara Nelson ELY, NV, United States 07-03-13 Member Since 2011

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    "Would you change your past."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It is a romance. But the people in the story could be you and your friend.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This story makes you think of your own life. If I could change my past, what would I change and when in the past would I go.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Your life touches many, and changes there lives and yours.


    Any additional comments?

    I have already listened to the story twice. This book I will listen to many times.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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