Liselle never meant to fall in love. When she accompanied her archaeologist husband on a dig in Mexico, she didn't expect to meet Charlie, a talented, fiercely intelligent painter who sees her in a way that her husband never has. After their brief but intense affair shocks her into living again, Liselle travels to a remote village on the west coast of Ireland. She gradually becomes acquainted with some of the locals, whose wholehearted charm and colorful stories revive her spirits and inspire her to make a documentary about their interwoven tales of romance. Liselle comes to confront her own tumultuous past and her feelings for Charlie, the Welsh painter who rekindled her passions in Mexico, realizing that to tell the stories of others, she must first reveal her own.
Sarah Stonich is a great writer (I have also listened to her novel These Granite Islands) and this is a very good modern romance novel. The narrator does an excellent job with the Canadian, British, and Irish accents.
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An interesting and unusual story about a journey of self-discovery, with the romance being secondary to this. The middle of the book dragged a bit, but it picked up again and I really enjoyed the ending. Elizabeth Klett is wonderful, as always.
The author was formerly unknown to me so I did not know what to expect. The story was wonderful- a blend of family, travel, romance. The reading of the story was top notch. Very expressive- portraying a whole spectrum of characters. A very enjoyable audiobook which can highly recommend.