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Sanctuary Cove Audiobook

Sanctuary Cove: A Cavanaugh Island Novel, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Sometimes love is the simplest choice of all.

Still reeling from her husband’s untimely death, Deborah Robinson needs a fresh start. So she decides to pack up her family, box up her bookstore, and return to her grandmother’s ancestral home on Cavanaugh Island. The charming town of Sanctuary Cove holds happy memories for Deborah, and, after she spies a gorgeous stranger in the local bakery, it promises the possibility for a bright new future.

Dr. Asa Monroe is at a crossroads. Ever since the loss of his family, he has been traveling from one town to another on a quest for faith and meaning. When he meets Deborah, the beautiful bookstore owner with the warm eyes and sunny smile, Asa believes he has finally found a reason to stay in one place.

As friendship blossoms into romance, Deborah and Asa discover they may have a second chance at love. But small towns have big secrets. Before they can begin their new life together, the couple must confront a challenge they never expected.

Rochelle Alers, with nearly two million copies of her novels in print, is a regular on the Essence best-seller list. She has received numerous awards, including the Gold Pen Award, the EMMA Award, the Vivian Stephens Award for Excellence in Romance Writing, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, and the Zora Neale Hurston Literary Award.

©2012 Rochelle Alers (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC

What the Critics Say

"I truly and thoroughly enjoyed the book. I found it a wonderful, warm, intriguing romance and was happy to find a new author to read." (Jill Shalvis, New York Times best-selling author of Simply Irresistible)

"A gentle romance focused on second chances…. Soaked in an old-fashioned feel, [this book] will appeal to readers looking for gentle, inexplicit romance." (Publishers Weekly)

"Carolina low-country comfort food, a community of people who care, and a wonderfully emotional love story. Who could ask for more? Sanctuary Cove is the kind of place you visit and never want to leave." (Hope Ramsay, best-selling author of Welcome to Last Chance)

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    RoC 06-25-16
    RoC 06-25-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Slow Slow Slow"

    Although it's later in the story, I like the way values are instilled in the raising of the children. I'm kind of tired of the "I've got him but not really" theme. This book is slow for me, most love scenes happen before the middle of the book, this one happened towards the end...SLOW.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Loniandaj Arlington, TX, United States 04-18-15
    Loniandaj Arlington, TX, United States 04-18-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Kind of slow"

    I really like Alers' writing. However, I found myself wanting the story to pick up or end quickly. It's not necessarily a terrible tale of the two main characters who both lost people in their lives, it just lacked something.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl 12-20-12
    Cheryl 12-20-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Not Good, Clean Fun"

    Well, I was trying for a gentle and healing story. This was not it. The main character, a widow, is supposedly a devout Christian mother who attends church regularly. Be warned. She believes that there is health and healing in coming to the point where she can purposely plan to have pre-marital sex with a man she believes will soon be gone for good. This is no mistake in the heat of passion. Not only that, but the sexual descriptions are very graphic. This is not a book for me.

    In fact, I would appreciate it if "Romance" categories were not all lumped together. Leaving the intimate details to the imagination is satisfactory for a great many readers.

    I had to fast-forward past material I paid for.

    24 of 34 people found this review helpful
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    Elisha Philadelphia, PA, United States 10-26-12
    Elisha Philadelphia, PA, United States 10-26-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Just Okay"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    This was a refreshing romance. Somewhat predictable and not very engaging.. I felt like the book was well written, but not very interesting.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Predictable


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Nicole Small?

    Yes. She is the only reason I bought this novel.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No!


    Any additional comments?

    No.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 08-05-17 Member Since 2016
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    "This book helped put me to sleep😴"

    The story wasn't horrible but it wasn't exciting either. I kept waiting for something exciting to happen. I was looking forward to the story line building up to something mouth dropping however it never did. I keep drifting off into my own thoughts because the story didn't hold my attention.
    Still love the Arthur but this book was a bore.

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    Lovette Ballard 06-06-17
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    "great author not so good narrator "

    If the entire series is from the Charleston area then why not use a narrator who was from Charleston that could speak geechee and have a real southern accent. it took away from the book.

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    Cherri NY, NY USA 10-30-16
    Cherri NY, NY USA 10-30-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Okay read"

    struggled to read it. This book was a little slow for me. However it did pick up towards the end.

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    Feliciabee 08-09-16
    Feliciabee 08-09-16
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    "Super cute love story"

    loved this one. couldn't turn it off/put it down. cute, simple, fun love story.
    enjoyed the narrator too.

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    Nina 07-10-16
    Nina 07-10-16
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    "Not all that entertaining"

    Out of the 3 books from this series this one was the most boring to me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tracy Philadelphia, PA, USA 10-31-15
    Tracy Philadelphia, PA, USA 10-31-15
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    "Wonderful"

    This book was a great read. I also read Angels landing. Nicole Small's narration is what made the characters come alive. I think if there are future books, she should continue to narrate the series!!!!!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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