Ariana: Love Always Finds a Way Home

Narrated by: Jessica Jeffries
Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
Categories: LGBT, Romance
4.5 out of 5 stars (59 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

On the back of an unhappy marriage and bitter divorce, stressed-out Ariana Carter-Cruz returns to the remote Greek island of Sakros, to claim the estate of her late grandmother, Sophia. A straightforward affair - go there, sell the house, get out - and start a new life with her daughter. What she didn’t factor into her plans was that stunning local taverna owner and harbor master Nikki Kefalas would still be living on the island. 

As past lovers collide and young love blossoms, Ariana’s preconceived plan stands to threaten everything she holds dear and destroy the island’s unspoilt, idyllic way of life. But Sophia had plans of her own before her death. Will she succeed in reconnecting her granddaughter’s heart to what truly matters in life?

©2018 Emma Nichols (P)2019 Emma Nichols

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Potential

This book had so much potential to be a sweet love story. The book just seemed scattered, didn’t have any back story really to the two main characters. Besides they were teenagers in love. Then one of them came back after 20 years and they were making out. Some of the plot didn’t make sense and it felt choppy.

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A great second chance romance..

A story about coming home and being with your one true love. I liked the storyline, characters , and setting. This book seriously makes me want to move to a small Greek island and drink Ouzo on the beach.

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Lovely Story

I absolutely loved this second chance romance. It was lovely and sweet. Jessica Jeffries is a fantastic narrator and Emma Nichols is wonderful at writing an emotionally appealing story that will make you want to laugh and cry and grumble at the injustice of everything.

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Soph.

I am so excited to have listened to this book. Felt like I was apart of the island and the sunny weather. I didn’t read/listen to it all in one day, but it gave me some thing to look forward to. It’s Worth the listen. Off to my next adventure.

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You can't have one of the two lead characters be a spineless, whiny, ineffectual, and cowardly excuse for a woman for 90% of the book and make it or her likable. You keep waiting for her to grow a metaphorical pair but then she makes decisions that will effect people she supposedly cares about, but is so afraid of their reactions she keeps her actions hidden thus making things worse for those same people when they do finally learn the truth. In romance novels the two lead characters need to be flawed but likable; Nikki fits that description, Ariana doesn't.

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Ariana: Love Always Finds a Way Home

Ariana: Love Always Finds a Way Home. The narrater is terrible, I do not know about the story I just could not listen to the narrator. Like the majority of the Escape Package. So many of the books in the package are such poor quality.

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Cute book

Well I liked the book, it was not the best I read lately but it was not the worst. It was OK. I liked that both mother and daughter found their love on their island...

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The heart always know the truth.

I loved this story of young love. It stood the test of time and adults who cared so little for anything but themselves. The island and the descriptions Emma Nichols gave made you feel the salty breeze as you read. A brilliant story of deep love and strong hearts.

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  • Oscarfrog
  • 02-11-19

Loved the story and loved the narration

I read the ebook version of Ariana and loved every page of it. I very rarely listen to the audio version of a book if I have read the book but thought I would give it a listen. It's also very rare for me to listen to an audiobook in one sitting. With Ariana I honestly didn’t think it could be improved on then Jessica Jeffries does the narration and proved how wrong I was. Jessica is the perfect narrator for this book scratch that Jessica is the perfect narrator for any book. Her voice is sublime. This is fifth Lesfic novel by Emma Nichols which tells two beautiful love stories set in a gorgeous location. The book is about love, family, loyalty and hope. Straight from the beginning of the story it grabbed my attention and I was hooked, I couldn’t stop listening. Emma has the amazing ability to craft a story that immediately captures your attention and compels you to read on … and she makes it appear effortless. The plot is fast paced and believable with characters who you quickly care about. The location is described beautifully, you can almost feel the sun on your face and taste the sun burnt salty olives. .... And it wouldn’t be an Emma Nichols novel without the mention of food …… oh and a drop of alcohol thrown in for good measure. A story about timeless and enduring love and makes you believe that love really can conquer all'. I loved the story and loved the narration.

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  • C. S.
  • 11-15-19

Typical Second-Chance-Romance in beautiful setting

The book was a typical "Second-Chance-Romance" with everything that goes with it. There has been a lot of reveling in the past and thinking about missed opportunities, which has created a somewhat subdued mood. The story was also a too slow for my taste. The second storyline, in which history repeats itself as the daughter of the protagonist falls in love, lightened the mood and loosened everything up a bit. That was a great addition to the storyline. It was all set on a small and beautiful greek island.