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Publisher's Summary

Grieving over the loss of her family and feeling like her life is unraveling, Lindsey McDermott quits her job, gets a puppy, and retreats to her grandparents' home in the Texas Hill Country. She spends her solitary days walking childhood trails and reminiscing, trying to reconcile the conflict within her as she struggles with survivor's guilt.

After the death of her husband, Hannah Larson needs a change. At the suggestion of her mother-in-law - and against her better judgment - she and her son Jack move to tiny Utopia and into her husband's grandmother's house.

When Jack and Lindsey form an unlikely friendship, Hannah reluctantly joins them and the three spend the summer swimming and healing as laughter eventually replaces tears. After Jack goes back to school, Hannah assumes their summer fun is over. Instead, Lindsey continues to come around and now - as they find themselves alone - Hannah realizes just how close they've become. Soon, she finds herself struggling with her feelings as their friendship threatens to shift into something much deeper...something she fears she won't be able to fight. Something she fears she won't want to fight.

A story of grief and healing...a story of love.

©2017 Gerri Hill (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Wonderful, loved it

I usually don't complete reviews however this was a wonderful book. Sometimes you read or listen as I did to a book and want it to finally end, and sometimes in this case you want it to go on. Great story line, great characters, overall a joy to listen to. Had me laugh, and cry. I have enjoyed the authors books for past few years and look forward to more. Highly recommend.

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Loved the book!

The story was sweet and you are captivated from the beginning. The boy in the book is adorable. I love the narrator Abby Craden. She makes you feel the emotions the author is trying to portray. I found myself not wanting it to finish.

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Awesome Love Story

LOVED IT! I could not put it down. The narrator was spectacular as always. It was sweet

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great listen

What an awesome book. Love Gerri Hill and Abby Crayden as always was the best.

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Great Lesbian Love Story!

Loss and Finding Love. Coming out of grief. A good story and sensuality! I will definitely download more from the author, Hill and narrator, Craden.

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Excellent

Excellent book. Grief is hard to to put in words, but the author does a good job in the storyline. I love how Jack and Lindsay tentatively share their story and the connect. I wanted to book the keep going. Abby Craden is my favorite of all time narrator! Only problem with Gerri Hill is she doesn’t come out the books fast enough!

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Never Disappointed

Gerri Hill never disappoints!!! Such a great story, like a Hallmark movie for lesbians. The characters were charming and unforgettable. The emotion delivered (Great job Abby Carden!) in each sentence was touching. The characters personalities were humbling and refreshing. Keep up the excellent work Gerri Hill, and thank you for sharing your gift with us.

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Among my FAVORITE Gerri Hill books!

I loved everything about this book - the setting was magnificent, really pulled the reader in, and the characters were so realistic in their vulnerability and grief. Loved the story line. After listening to this book, I have sought out other listens narrated by Abby Craden, because she did such a beautiful narration of this book! And the sex....well, one of Hill's best to date!

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Perfect breasts!

If you’ve read the book, you’ll get the title. ;) This was honestly just an enjoyable book. Great story. Great chemistry. Wasn’t too quick or too slow. Not overly dramatic. Honestly, Abby Craden could read the ingredients off of a cereal box and I’d listen, so it was especially nice listening to her read a Gerri Hill book. Definitely recommend!

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The story was wonderful, I also enyoy the Audible

What did you love best about The Secret Pond?

The main character has great chemistry. how they meet by chances

What other book might you compare The Secret Pond to and why?

Fated love..great storytelling.beautiful crafted.

Which character – as performed by Abby Craden – was your favorite?

Anna

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

it makes me laugh a lot

Any additional comments?

wonderful.

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  • HelenM
  • 09-07-18

Thumbs down from me

I got fed up with this book, I found that it sort of became repetitive not just in the storylines but in the language used throughout the book. I haven't finished it yet - perhaps I'll try to - or maybe not.

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  • f15hy jo
  • 01-28-18

Brilliant <br />

Fantastic listen LOVE Abbey Craden's narration,Can we have more of your earlier books PLEASE ☺

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  • Drienie Mayo
  • 01-11-18

Surprise!

I was surprise when listening to this book it became apparent that it is “Gay Fiction” I finished it and thought it was sweet for what it was but not really what I was expecting. Very descriptive with sex scene’s so not for someone looking for Heterosexual romance fiction but definitely for someone wanting to experience something alternative.

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  • Joanne
  • 12-21-17

What a great book

I’m a real fan of audible books and Abby Craden has a great voice to listen to.
It’s a super story that bounces along quite nicely and has you laughing and crying with the characters.
Another superb Gerri Hill book!

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  • Amy
  • 02-20-18

just lovely

this was another wonderful story by geri hill. i always like her characters and the way she builds the story is always a delight. abby craden has again made it feel like i was right there with them.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-08-18

A pleasant read that wasn't formula so great.

A pleasant story that didn't follow the regular formula so it was quite refreshing. Mostly realistic character portrayal.

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  • Anne Duncan
  • 06-24-18

Compelling read

Couldn’t stop listening! I was drawn completely into their world. Highly recommended for all romantics

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