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Piercehaven: Welcome to the Island

Narrated by: Rebecca Winder
Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
5 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)
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A new teacher. A dark secret. A bunch of kids caught in the middle. 

Emily has just moved to a remote Maine island, but it feels like a different planet. Everything seems to be a mystery. Is her new job really in danger? Is the gorgeous lobsterman really interested in her? Is it possible an entire town is that obsessed with basketball? 

And what is this dark secret no one will talk about? 

Emily will have to choose: Try to fit in, or fight for what's right. 

You'll love this book because it's realistic, faith-filled fiction.

©2017 Robin Merrill (P)2018 Robin Merrill

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Amazing

Piercehaven: Welcome to the Island was my first incredible read/listen from author Robin Merrill. The book has a Stephen Kingish feel early on as you wait for the other shoe to drop. The story and characters are slowly & methodically developed, drawing the reader in. Narrator Rebecca Winder adds greatly to the listening enjoyment with her wide variety of entertaining voices & inflections. Wonderful Christian read! Hoosiers move over, the girls have come to play! I was given an Audible copy of this book & am voluntarily reviewing it. (RIP Marley January 20, 2014 - July 24, 2018).

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Excellent Mystery!

I thoroughly enjoyed this audio book! It started off creepy, with building tension and then took a twist. The story went in a completely different direction from what I expected. Portions of the story were emotional, as well as uplifting. The narrator was really good. I would highly recommend this book to others.

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A look at insular life with a shocking twist......

Piercehaven is the story of Emily, a young, inexperienced teacher, hired to teach high school English on the small island of Piercehaven, Maine. Emily quickly learns that the island is obsessed with the sport of basketball, especially the girl's high school basketball team. Although most of the story consists of Emily developing deep, caring relationships with her students and a potential love interest in James, a former basketball star turned lobster fisherman, the author magically wields foreshadowing to hint at something sinister below the surface. The author shocked me when she revealed this sinister element, and it was both touching and disturbing to watch Emily navigate the aftermath. This was a fascinating story on so many levels, and I highly recommend it as a story of faith, courage, and perseverance with some good old fashion mystery sprinkled throughout.

Rebecca Winder does a terrific job with the narration. She has a high, lilting voice that perfectly portrays Emily's youth and naivete but also her strength of character and inherent kindness as well. She differentiates well between characters, and her narration makes a superb story even more enjoyable as an audio production.

I received a copy of this audiobook in exchange for this honest review.

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Island living

I loved this story! Emily took a teaching position on a remote Maine island. Things would not necessarily fall right into place for her, but never did I suspect the secrets that would be uncovered. I was drawn right in to the story and I couldn’t stop listening!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.