Drawing Home

Narrated by: Karissa Vacker
Length: 12 hrs
4.5 out of 5 stars (328 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

An unexpected inheritance, a promise broken, and four lives changed forever: the newest pause-resister from USA Today best-selling author Jamie Brenner.

"Welcome to the gold standard of summertime escapism." (Elin Hilderbrand)

Summer has started in idyllic Sag Harbor, and for Emma Mapson that means greeting guests at the front desk of The American Hotel. But when one of the town's most famous residents, artist Henry Wyatt, dies suddenly, Emma learns he has mysteriously left his waterfront home - a self-designed masterpiece filled with his work - to her teenage daughter, Penny. 

Back in Manhattan, legendary art patron Bea Winstead's grief at her lifelong friend and former business partner Henry's passing turns to outrage at the news of his shocking bequest. How did these unknown locals get their hands on the estate? Bea, with her devoted assistant Kyle in tow, descends on Sag Harbor determined to reclaim the house and preserve Henry's legacy. 

While Emma fights to defend her daughter's inheritance, Bea discovers that Henry left a treasure trove of sketches scattered around town. With Penny's reluctant help, Bea pieces them together to find a story hidden in plain sight: an illustration of their shared history with an unexpected twist that will change all of their lives. 

Drawn together in their battle for the house, Emma and Bea are forced to confront the past while facing a future that challenges everything they believe about love, fate, and family.

©2019 Jamie Brenner (P)2019 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"Jamie Brenner sketches a gorgeously evocative plot with her newest summer beach read, Drawing Home.... She transports readers to the glamorous world of a Hamptons summer, where locals and wealthy tourists uneasily mingle, but where a new love, and a life filled with possibilities, waits just around the corner." (Mary Kay Andrews, New York Times best-selling author of The High Tide Club and The Weekenders)

"I loved Drawing Home! It was original, delicious, and surprising. Jamie Brenner is wise beyond her years." (Nancy Thayer, best-selling author of A Nantucket Wedding)

"This lovely and poignant story delivers a calming setting and fine description that transports the reader. While the plot developments are not earth-shaking, the connections that form between the characters are unlikely and satisfying. An exquisite beach read, perfect for fans of Elin Hilderbrand and Jane Green." (Booklist)

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Perfect Beach Read

This is one of those books that you will want to finish in one sitting. Clever characters, beautiful setting and great story keep you turning the pages. If you are looking for a fun escape or perfect beach read this book will not disappoint.

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Great summer Read!

What a great summer read! Just a feel good novel that was narrated perfectly by Karissa Vacker and kept you listening to get to the end!
This was my first book by Jamie Brenner and definitely won’t be my last!

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Fantastic!

What a great story. I enjoyed every minute of it. I found myself with goose bumps, tears, laughter, and cheers. This will be one I buy and put on my shelf.

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The Best!

One of the best books I’ve listened to in a long time. At one point the stress of the story almost made me put it down. But what a fabulous read!

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Better then her first book

It’s the typical chick lit, to read on vacation. The characters were enjoyable, and narration as pleasant.

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The slow pace is unbearable

I could not get through this book. I thought it would be a fun, light summer beach read but it was just boring. I was hoping i would like the main character Emma but i found her weak, whiny and annoying. The rest of the supporting characters were also unlikeable. Skip this book.

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Amazing!

I almost never write reviews but this is now one of my favorite books. I loved this and didn’t want it to end. It captured my attention the entire tome. This was more than worth the credit!!

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Development of a really good story takes time

The first 1/2 or more of this audiobook, “Drawing Home” was a bit slow for my usually impatient pace, but finishing the book was worth every detail that the author, Jamie Brenner put into the story. The book is a beautifully constructed masterpiece, and like art, you have to experience the finished work before you can experience the deeper understanding of the total picture. When complete, you’ll know you have witnessed something that has touched your very soul.

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Good story, great narration!

Enjoyed the characters and the story. My least favorite characters were Bea and Marck, but I think at least SHE is coming around :) Narration was fabulous, thoroughly enjoyed!

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Good Read

I liked this book, I gave it a 4 instead of a 5 because there are times it drags and drones on too long regarding an issue. I liked the characters, the story and the reader. There were just some “move it along” edits that should have been done.