The Photograph

Narrated by: Jan Cramer
Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (122 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

If you loved The Letter by Kathryn Hughes and The Hourglass by Tracy Rees you’ll be swept away by this stunning summer story.

Italy, 1958: Rachael is a young widow with a small child. After a lifetime of running for survival, of not knowing who to trust and where to call home, she finds herself in a place of safety. On a sun-drenched Italian island for one carefree summer the troubles of her past fade away, and she falls in love. But will Rachael’s new-found happiness bring her further heartache?

England, 2017: Sophie has a handsome husband, a gorgeous house in the English countryside, and a successful career as an anthropologist. But the one thing she longs for is a baby of her own. As she struggles to conceive, cracks begin to appear in her marriage. So Sophie throws herself into her work and tries to seek comfort in childhood memories of her beloved grandmother Rachael.

One afternoon, Sophie finds a forgotten letter and an exquisite silk bracelet hidden in Rachael’s old writing desk. Intrigued, she begins to unravel the extraordinary story of her grandmother’s past - and a secret that has the power to change everything....

The Photograph is an utterly beautiful and compelling story of love, loss, and a family secret spanning generations.

What fans are saying about Debbie Rix:

"I absolutely LOVED this book! Debbie Rix has blown me away with her enchanting and flawless writing style. One memorable and alluring novel...you must read this one!" (The Writing Garnet)

"I loved every second of it. The drama, secrets, and scandal, the lust, the love, the heartbreak, I was mesmerized." (Paris Baker’s Book Nook)

©2018 Debbie Rix (P)2018 Bookouture

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Very enjoyable

The cover drew me in but the words & the reader kept me listening. I enjoyed it very much.

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Love how the story comes full circle!

This is essentially two story lines in one book. They are related of course, but t all comes together at the end. The narrator did a fantastic job portraying the various characters and she gives each one a distinct personality. I very much enjoyed this book.

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Gentle and engaging

Like a tour of Italy. Beautifully crafted love story with mystery and history. The kind of story that takes you away. If you love Rosamunde Pilcher, you'll love this!

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Amazingly Wonderful

I don’t want to give anything away...... this was easy to listen to. Very captivating and hard to put down.
ENJOY!!

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Loved it !

I really enjoyed the story, and couldn't hardly wait to see what came next. I loved narration. it was a good listen for me :)

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time jump story

Some books that jump between time lines can get a bit confusing if not done properly. The book was a joy and flowed seamlessly from timelines. I was so engrossed in the book from page one all the way to the end.

I plan on getting more books by Debbie Rix.

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Nice story

I enjoyed this story but at times it felt slow. Character development is detailed but moments of possible drama were glided over and in the end it just did not leave me wanting more.

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Very Slow And Lacked Depth

The story of Sophie and her desperation to become pregnant almost compelled me to stop listening many times. I honestly thought she would never quit whining about it. Maybe it’s because I can’t relate but she was the most frustrating character I have encountered in any book.It was only the sheer determination to finish the book that made me keep ploughing through it. I was never so glad to get to the end of a book than this one. Save your credit or money for something worthwhile. I simply can’t recommend this one. An utter disappointment.

Jan Cramer was very good with the delivery of the story and the only reason I finished

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Good story-hard accents

I enjoyed this book and the journey it took me in. I struggled a bit with the narrator’s portrayal of the main character, she was a bit whiny. And the American accents were pretty funny. I would still recommend the book.

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Beautifully tragic love story.

what a beautifully tragic love story. a must read! you will not want to put the book down!!

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  • 06-05-19

Very interesting read

Got a little confused at times with the time line but after a few chapters got so into it! Good read

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  • 03-25-19

a slow start

I found this a bit slow to get going, but the end is great. love the end

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  • Jo Pattinson
  • 04-01-20

Warm & Fuzzy

Such a wonderful book. It’s a real page turner. One you don’t want to put down and can’t wait to get back to. A beautiful story full of love, joy and hardship . I loved getting to know all of the characters and the journeys of there lives . The time spent in Sardinia you can almost taste the wine and feel the sun shine as memories are made. Sorry it has to end.

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  • 01-29-20

Very enjoyable book

This story from 2 time periods kept my interest throughout. The narrator was very good.

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  • Maureen Dowd
  • 12-22-19

A great story.

I loved this story. The theme of love and heartbreak interspersed with history and archaeology make this a fascinating tale. The narrator was wonderful. I can't wait to read another by Debbie Rix.

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  • Suzi Little
  • 11-03-19

Loved it

Really lovely, heartwarming story with a few twists... Highly recommend to anybody wanting an enjoyable read

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  • 06-04-20

Autograph

This book wasn't for me, I couldn't connect with the story and didn't finish it.