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Publisher's Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Where the Light Gets In by Lucy Dillon, read by Karen Cass.

'You know those cracks in your heart, Lorna, where things didn’t work out, but you picked yourself up and carried on? That’s where the fear gets out. And where the light gets in.'

It was Betty, defiant to the end, who sent Lorna back to Longhampton. If Lorna’s learned one thing from Betty, it’s that courage is something you paint on like red lipstick, even when you’re panicking inside. And right now, with the keys to the town’s gallery in her hand, Lorna feels about as courageous as Betty’s anxious little dachshund trembling beside her.

Lorna’s come home to Longhampton to fulfil a long-held dream, but she knows deep down there are ghosts she needs to lay to rest first. This is where her tight-knit family shattered into silent pieces. It’s where her unspoken fears about herself took root and where her own secret, complicated love began. It’s not exactly a fresh start.

But as Lorna - and the little dog - tentatively open their cracked hearts to old friends and new ones, facing hard truths and fresh promises, something surprisingly beautiful begins to grow around the gallery, something so inspirational even Lorna couldn’t have predicted the light it lets into her world....

An inspiring, life-enhancing novel that will make you see your life afresh.... Fans of Jojo Moyes, Lucy Diamond and Veronica Henry will love it.

©2018 Lucy Dillon (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

Praise for Lucy Dillon: "Bittersweet, lovely and ultimately redemptive; the kind of book that makes you want to live your own life better." (Jojo Moyes)

"This vibrant and uplifting novel has not only entertained me hugely, but made me change the way I look at life." (Katie Fforde)

 

"Satisfying and clever and deeply moving." (Sophie Kinsella)

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  • Helen Taylor
  • 05-26-18

Charming and gentle, bittersweet as well, it draw

Themes of love and grief, bereavement, and hesitation to really let go into life. Well written with good likeable characters. Very enjoyable if, like me, you are looking for a gentle audiobook experience and not to be horrified, shocked or 'gripped'.

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  • Karen Oberheim
  • 05-26-18

A gentle read

A sentimental story, pleasant, but also dealing with some big issues with tact. I enjoyed the cross-generational relationships - you don't get a lot of that in popular fiction.

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  • Ferne Rogers
  • 10-13-18

Just beautiful!

All I have wanted to do is find an excuse to listen to this book... a beautiful story, so well written and read. Absolutely loved it!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-21-18

great story, engrossing

loved it, though it made me cry. Found the main characters very likable and human. Lovely message and well read story.

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  • rebecca
  • 09-13-18

great feel good journey

thoroughly enjoyed this book. written and interpreted wonderfully. A love story in all ways. thanks

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  • amanda court
  • 09-12-18

enchanting

This book makes you feel part of the story. It's the most amazing experience with you feeling like your among friends.

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  • lorrainedesperles_abel
  • 09-03-18

Joyous in so many ways

Lovers this book ! Thank you Lucy Dillon for creating it and to Karen Cass for a job so well done ❤️

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  • mrs samantha turnbull
  • 09-01-18

Absolutely loved it!

Brilliantly read, fantastic characters & a story that you feel a part of. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Highly emotive but with a positive spin. Loved seeing the evolution of the characters too, I feel I know them. Can’t recommend highly enough, & again, beautifully read.

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  • Collina K
  • 08-31-18

Lovely story

This was a lovely read, and great characters with genuine friendships. Only thing I found annoying was Lorna’s internal monologue and lack of trust in anyone. She seems to assume everyone has some unjustified ulterior motive, particularly Sam and the poor guy didn’t seem to have done anything to deserve it. However the rest of the story made up for it!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-26-18

Another beautiful creation

Thank you Lucy for the emotion you created.
The characters were all easy to conjure up in my mind.

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  • Sophie
  • 09-22-18

Stunted

I generally love Lucy Dillon books to listen to but this reader is stunted and irritating to listen to.

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  • Irene
  • 06-30-18

A heartwarming story

A beautiful reminder of the importance of love and kindness. A joy to listen to.