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Publisher's Summary

The story of a remarkable friendship - told in a remarkable way. A story in which every woman will recognize herself...and her best friend

Jillian Lawton and Lesley Adamski. Two girls from very different backgrounds become best friends in the turbulent '60s, but their circumstances and choices - and their mistakes - take them in opposite directions. Lesley stays in their hometown. She marries young, living a life defined by the demands of small children, never enough money, and an unfaithful husband. Jill lives those years on a college campus shaken by the Vietnam War, and then as an idealistic young lawyer in New York City.

But they always remain friends.

Through the years and across the miles, Jill and Lesley confide everything to each other - every grief and joy. Because the quality of a friendship is the quality of a life.

Bonus Novella: Home to Honeymoon Harbor by JoAnn Ross

The rivalry between the Mannion and Harper families has divided them for over a century. Which is why, when John Mannion and Sara Harper fall in love, they become the small seaport town's very own Romeo and Juliet. But in Honeymoon Harbor, nothing - not even an infamous family feud - is a match for love.

©2002 Debbie Macomber (P)2018 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited

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The format is a bit odd.

I struggled with the addresses and letterhead being recited when changing characters in the book.

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good story crappy format!

As always, I very much enjoy Debbie Macombers stories,and this was no exception. That being said, I did not like the format at all. to listen to every address on every envelope, or every line of an airline ticket was very tedious. I thought of returning the book, but muscled my way through. I will not however purchase written in this format.

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Time and dates

While I didn’t dislike the storyline, the constant announcing of dates and time was really unnecessary. I almost quit listening Gabon several occasions, but thought I should try to listen since I paid for it. I would not be inclined to recommend this book. I have listened to many Debbie Macomber stories and have enjoyed them.

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Enjoyable

I have read most of Debbie Macomber books. This was quite different, more of a journal. If you have every experienced a long friendship with someone this book will bring your memories to life!

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The story is based on many diary entries. It felt like someone was reading me someone else’s diary entry and it was boring. The storyline was also very predictable and did not move fast or have any element of excitement or intrigue.

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Confusing!

I kept waiting for the story to start. It didn’t. Just letters and diary entries read aloud. Maybe reading this book would be better than the audio version. But not sure I want to waste my time.

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I didn’t want this book to end! Fantastic narrator too.

I have recently become a fan of Debbie Macomber, and have listened to five of her books in a row. I started this one two days ago and almost, almost sent it back because I found the journal entries and letters a little off putting at the beginning. I think within half an hour I was hooked and I actually think this was my favorite novel. All the letter, journal, and latterly emails are actually so good.

Her books are well researched, she doesn’t have so many characters you get them muddled up and you get to know their personalities. Her books are down to earth and have realistic storylines.

I loved that this took you through five decades of the two main characters and referred to real life events.

As with all her books and all books whoever the writer, the narrator makes the book and Amy Tallmadge is perfect.

I don’t know what to listen to now!

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Best love.

I love, love, loved this story !! so many different emotions. The joys, tragedies, and sacrifices, but thru it all LOVE is tried and true.

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Book would have been improved without the continuous reading of addresses on letters since this book is told through letters. Good story of to women spanning from childhood to senior citizen
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The format was not enjoyable. I did not enjoy or care to finish this book. I am a fan of Debbie Macomber, just not this style.of book.

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  • 04-19-19

Yet another good read

It was a good read but I didn't enjoy this book as I have other books.