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When Carolyn’s grown daughter tells her she needs to “get a life,” Carolyn decides it’s time to step out of her familiar routine as a single woman in San Francisco and escape to her mother’s home in the Canary Islands. Since Carolyn’s mother is celebrating her seventieth birthday, the timing of Carolyn’s visit makes for a perfect surprise. The surprise, however, is on Carolyn when she sees Bryan Spencer, her high school summer love. It’s been seven years since Carolyn lost her husband, but ever since that tragic day, her life has grown smaller and closed in. The time has come for Carolyn to get her heart back.

It takes the gentle affection of her mother and aunts, as well as the ministering beauty and song of the islands to draw Carolyn into the fullness of life. She is nudged along by a Flamenco dance lesson, a defining camel ride and the steady gaze of Bryan’s intense blue-gray eyes. Is it too late for Carolyn to trust Bryan? Can Carolyn believe that Bryan has turned into something more than the wild beach boy who stole her kisses so many years ago on a balmy Canary night? Carolyn is reminded that Christopher Columbus set sail from the Canary Islands in 1492 on his voyage to discover the New World. Is she ready to set sail from these same islands to discover her new life?

©2011 Robin Jones Gunn (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

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I loved this book

Would you listen to Canary Island Song again? Why?

I have listened to this two times already

What was one of the most memorable moments of Canary Island Song?

I like this book because its like a travel log and makes me want to go there on vacation

Which character – as performed by Alma Cuervo – was your favorite?

I loved all the characters, I even loved how I disliked Marilyn

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enjoyable listening

Would you consider the audio edition of Canary Island Song to be better than the print version?

Audio books are great for traveling

What does Alma Cuervo bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

accenting the character made it sound like you were somewhere else

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This is a religious novel.

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Nothing. I would not have ordered this book if I knew it contained a conservative religious philosophy.

What was most disappointing about Robin Jones Gunn’s story?

The frequent lengthy discussion about God and the fact that the Audible description did not mention that this was a religious story. I feel I was mislead by the description.

Would you be willing to try another one of Alma Cuervo’s performances?

no

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

If it didn't have such strong religious content, the story about mid-life renewal is appealing.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Not a fun listen

The main character laments the loss of her husband into chapter 13 (that's where I was when I decided to get another book), so it has a sad feel for over half of the book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful