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The Hideaway

Narrated by: Devon O'Day
Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
4 out of 5 stars (550 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Now a USA Today and Amazon Charts best seller!

“A story both powerful and enchanting: a don’t-miss novel in the greatest southern traditions of storytelling.” (Patti Callahan Henry, New York Times best-selling author)

When her grandmother’s will wrenches Sara back home, she learns more about Margaret Van Buren in the wake of her death than she ever knew in life.

After her last remaining family member dies, Sara Jenkins goes home to The Hideaway, her grandmother Mags’s ramshackle B&B in Sweet Bay, Alabama. She intends to quickly tie up loose ends then return to her busy life and thriving antique shop in New Orleans. Instead, she learns Mags has willed The Hideaway to her and charged her with renovating it - no small task considering her grandmother’s best friends, a motley crew of senior citizens, still live there.

Rather than hurrying back to New Orleans, Sara stays in Sweet Bay and begins the biggest house-rehabbing project of her career. Amid drywall dust, old memories, and a charming contractor, she discovers that slipping back into life at The Hideaway is easier than she expected.

Then she discovers a box Mags left in the attic with clues to a life Sara never imagined for her grandmother. With help from Mags’s friends, Sara begins to piece together the mysterious life of bravery, passion, and choices that changed her grandmother’s destiny in both marvelous and devastating ways.

When an opportunistic land developer threatens to seize The Hideaway, Sara is forced to make a choice - stay in Sweet Bay and fight for the house and the people she’s grown to love or leave again and return to her successful but solitary life in New Orleans.

©2017 Lauren K. Denton (P)2018 Thomas Nelson

Critic Reviews

“Two endearing heroines and their poignant storylines of love lost and found make this the perfect book for an afternoon on the back porch with a glass of sweet tea.” (Karen White, New York Times best-selling author)

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Loved it! Everyone needs a William and a Mags!

Loved it! Sweet, sassy, romantic and engaging! Wished it were longer. The little secrets just kept me wanting to listen for more.

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What a wonderful story

What a wonderful story of love lost and family found. Young Sara couldn’t see past her grandmother’s quirky ways. Just goes to show you can’t judge a book by its cover.

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Narration is difficult

I like the story okay but the narration is not so good. I cannot distinguish the characters as the narrator does not change her voice between characters. Her voice is not young enough for the character Sarah. Same voice for all characters so that when I stop and then go back later I have no idea which character is speaking.

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So Boring, I really tried!

Totally sweet and harmless book. Just so darn boring I couldn't make it to the last 5 hours.

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ugh. like a Hallmark movie.

Boring. Really shallow and predictable. The audio was just odd and not easy to listen to.

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Lauren Denton next favorite author

Great story, plus easy listening performance of narrator, looking forward to Hurricane Season and more

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Good, sweet story

I liked this book. It is just a nice sweet story of love and loss and love.

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Narration was OK

The story line was not my style. Slow moving and predictable. Not fond of some of the characters either.

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Journey into the Past to Find True Happiness

A great read about a grandmother's past that gave her grandaughter a future of true love and happiness.

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Don't waste your credit

It was quite boring. I got this book because of so many positive reviews, but I really don't see what all the fuss was about. The story was dull and predictable and none of the characters were likable. Also, I have no experience in real estate law, but some of the concepts sounded very much made up.