Maggie Campbell left the family farm as soon as she could after her mother's drowning death, determined not to return. But seven years later, her sister Jilly has convinced her to come home to celebrate their grandmother's ninetieth birthday.
Maggie finds everything has changed on the farm including their annoying new neighbor, Desmond Kinsley, who is far too involved in all their lives for Maggie's liking.
When tragedy strikes the ones she loves, Desmond is the only one who can help. Maggie may have to put up with him for now, but at what cost? With her heart now in jeopardy, will she stay or flee once again, leaving behind the ones she loves?
©2015 Susan Berry (P)2016 Susan Berry
I got this book via audiobook boom. After the death of their mother and their fathers decline into alcohol and subsequent death one sister moves away trying to avoid the pain. But fate has a way of catching up. Maggie comes home to celebrate their grandmother birthday and the story goes on from there. Accidents, a vindictive woman, and false assumptions all lead to the happily ever after in the end. The narrator kept the story moving forward.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. The story was just so so. There was a lot of things that didn't add up. Like not spending any time with her sister after being gone so long? Why didn't she help with party ? So attached to her Gran but yet she spends little time with her as well? More time is spent on describing things then on the relationships themselves. So much didn't add up. Why was she so traumatized by her mothers death as a child that at 18 she leaves home not to return? Doesn't even open mail from her sister? Why can't she fall in love exactly? Dad screwed up the family inheritance and yet no one suspects poor Gran is left holding the whole family together in her 80s? Why is there a hidden room in Gran attic locked that has old wedding gowns with jewelry dating back several centuries/decades? How is it she meets his sister Sofia and after like five minutes they become fast friends going out to lunch and shopping and yet her own sister she cares nothing about? Just too many things don't add up that kept me saying "what the heck". Sorry just felt cheated out of knowing is all.
Dance of the Heart
: Susan Berry
This is a debut novel, that I found totally entertaining. Maggie is an accident looking for a place to happen. The story has a sweet clean romance, family loyalty, forgiveness and friendships. There is subtle humor to keep the listener chuckling and rooting for her to prevail. I want more from this author!
The narration was well done.The characters were well portrayed. Allyson Voller does a fine job of narrating.
"I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator."
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