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Blue Jeans and Coffee Beans

Narrated by: Nick Cracknell
Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
Categories: Fiction, Contemporary
4 out of 5 stars (31 ratings)

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New York Times best seller.

Escape to Stony Point, cuff your jeans, and walk along the water's edge in this nostalgic story bringing old friends and their lives back to the sea.

After years of pursuing a denim design career, Maris Carrington never imagined trading her Chicago studio for a New England shingled cottage. But a forgotten home movie tucked inside a dusty attic box leads to an unexpected summer...one of uncovering family secrets while settling her father's estate, one of inheriting a forlorn German shepherd, one of reconnecting with old friends on a weathered boardwalk beneath starlit skies, on a beach nestled in a crook of the Connecticut coast.

Her design career had become a shell, curving around her like the intricate whorls of a conch, shielding her until now. Until fried clam dinners and carousel rides beckon a lost love. But can Maris ever really go back? Can these beach friends ever be who they were to each other all those summers ago? Now, one of her circle is dead; another unemployed and struggling in a tenuous marriage; another regretting a fateful decision; while one is missing a mother, ever seeking a connection she longs for.

To the backdrop of seaside cottages and a boarded up beach hangout, to the soundtrack of whispering lagoon grasses and a vintage jukebox, Blue Jeans and Coffee Beans asks if we can really design our own lives, or if our fate lies somewhere in the stars.

©2013 Joanne DeMaio (P)2017 Joanne DeMaio

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Don’t waste your time

The general theme of this story is good and worth trying to follow, but the reader was awful. I normally love listening to Audiobooks but this one needs to be read the old fashioned way ! His influx and tones reading this story gave me anxiety .....

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Good story

Great story. Loved the beach setting! I am looking forward to reading more by this author.

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Good Story with horrible Narration

The Story was good . I liked the whole old friends together again storyline, but the narrator was terrible. He sounded like her was telling a story to a room full of first graders. I hope the next book in the series fairs better.

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Good read

Great read relaxing
Good mystery and made you wonder what could happen nextt?you will love it

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I could not get immersed into the book due to not being able to connect to the narrator. Not a good fit for me.