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The Day He Came Back

Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Sebastian York
Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
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From New York Times best-selling author Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone novel.

It was the summer of my life.
I’d met the guy of my dreams.
Unfortunately, he was the son of my uppity employer - and very much off-limits.
But Gavin was a rebel. He knew his mother would disown him if she found out about us; in his
eyes, we just had to be careful.
He never treated me as his mother did - like hired help.
Instead, Gavin put me on a pedestal and loved me harder than I’d ever been loved in my life.

What a summer it was.
Until it all ended - badly. 

I was never supposed to see Gavin again.
That didn’t stop me from thinking about him every day for 10 years.
I knew little about his life now, just that he was an entrepreneur living an ocean away.

When a twist of fate had me working again in the very place our love affair started a decade earlier,
I knew it was only a matter of time before I might see him again.
But I wasn’t prepared.
What if he hated me?
What if he loved someone else now?
I wasn’t prepared for all the unknowns.

And most of all, I wasn’t prepared for today to be the day he came back.

©2019 Penelope Ward (P)2019 Penelope Ward

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FANTASTIC!!!

What a wonderful book! The narration was PERFECTION as always Andi & Sebastian... P. Ward is one of my favorite authors!!!!

So worth the credit!!!

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ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

One of the best books I have ever read!!! I listened to this audiobook in one day. A day, I might add, where I had to work my 8 hour shift, but managed to listen as much as possible while on breaks, etc. As soon as my work day was done, I put my ear buds in and spent the rest of my night listening until I heard the entire book. Something I don't normally do. But this book absolutely captivated me. And the narration by Andi Arndt and Sebastian York (two of my favorite narrators by the way) made it all that much better. Great job everyone!!! This is truly one of my favorite books ever!!!!

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This book has left me emotionally spent.

I’m a sucker for a good second chance romance and this book didn’t disappoint. Ward brought all the feels with this story. I LOVED Gavin and Raven and my heart ached so hard for them as I read. They had so many obstacles in their way and I just wanted everything to work out for them in the end. I’ve been a long time reader of Penelope Ward and her writing is always on point. Ward manages to take a trope that has been done before and it gives a distinctive touch and creates a book that will stay with you for a long time.

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I listened to the audio version of this story as well and the narrators knocked it out of the park. I feel like I say that for every book they work on but its true. This book was on the heavier side and you could feel the raw emotions from them as they performed certain scenes. York and Arndt really took this audiobook to the next level and I highly recommend listening to this audiobook.

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Love Love Love!!

Penelope Ward has done it again!! I dont think that there have been a book of hers that I didn't absolutely love!! The Day He Came Back was funny, emotional, happy, and sad. I fell in love with Gavin. He was such a wonderful caring guy. Raven was such a sweet girl with a huge heart for those she cares about. This book spans 10 years, the majority being a crap hand at the doing of someone who should have shown support. The ending was amazing!! A definite must-read in my opinion.

The narration was done by the amazing Andi Arndt and Sebastian York. The really make this story come to life. You really feel as if you are a character in the story!!

5 amazing stars!!!

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Absolutely a Wonderful Story!

This was such a beautiful and emotional story. My heart ached for these two lovers and the sacrifices
they endured for 10 years. A well-written story and the narrators made it complete. I enjoyed all the characters
and I couldn't stop listening until the book was done. If you like love stories, this is a great one!

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Loves 2nd chance

Gavin has such a strong attraction to Raven. Their story is full of love, emotional distress, and family loyalties and fun.
I liked this story and would definitely recommend.

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Too Predictable! 3.5 stars ⭐️

This one fell a bit flat for me story wise- it just didn’t have anything that surprised me and everything was overwhelmingly predictable.
Narration was excellent as always.

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An audiobook award contender

Rich boy and daughter of the house keeper second chance romance book that will grab you and won't let you go until the end. This book is way more than what the blurb. I found myself on an emotional turmoil, Gavin and Raven story is one that will touch you deep. The audiobook narrated by Andi Arndt and Sebastian York couldn't be more perfect. I know it's a guaranteed audio with this couple but seems this story had them reach another level, the emotions where perfectly portrayed by both narrators, you could feel the characters hearts as your own, I think it wouldn't have been easy to act the raw emotions this books has without having your own touched, so I can only say this book should be a contender for an audiobook award.

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Not bad

If you're a sucker for a romance this is it. Will listen to again for sure.

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WELL WORTH MY USING MY MONTHLY CREDIT!!

I absolutely just love listening to this book . I did not want it to end. I even thought of listening to it as soon as it finished. The characters are so well developed and you become immensely invested in them.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-24-19

very sweet 2nd chance love

surprisingly very good. very sweet 2nd chance romance. light and sweet. to the point and not dragging

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  • Vibeke
  • 08-23-19

A great story

A great audiobook about second chances - I really loved this story.
Again great narrated by Andi Arndt and Sebastian York.

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  • J
  • 08-20-19

One of the Best Story To Date from Ms Ward

One of the Best Story To Date from Penelope Ward. Very emotional, with laughed out loud moments. Unputdownable. Always the best narration from my favourite narrators.

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  • Kelly Farrand
  • 08-20-19

really enjoyed

I really did enjoy this book it was a nice romance with added girl power. win, win .
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