Leaving Paradise

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 74 ratings

Leaving Paradise, Book 1 Publisher's Summary

Nothing has been the same since Caleb Becker left a party drunk, got behind the wheel, and hit Maggie Armstrong. Even after months of painful physical therapy, Maggie walks with a limp. Her social life is nil and a scholarship to study abroad - her chance to escape everyone and their pitying stares - has been canceled.

After a year in juvenile jail, Caleb’s free...if freedom means endless nagging from a transition coach and the prying eyes of the entire town. Coming home should feel good, but his family and ex-girlfriend seem like strangers.

Caleb and Maggie are outsiders, pigeon-holed as "criminal" and "freak". Then the truth emerges about what really happened the night of the accident and, once again, everything changes. It’s a bleak and tortuous journey for Caleb and Maggie, yet they end up finding comfort and strength from a surprising source: each other.

©2007 Simone Elkeles (P)2014 Dreamscape Media, LLC
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  • Book 1

    • Leaving Paradise, Book 1

    • By: Simone Elkeles
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Mondelli
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    Nothing has been the same since Caleb Becker left a party drunk, got behind the wheel, and hit Maggie Armstrong. Even after months of painful physical therapy, Maggie walks with a limp. Her social life is nil and a scholarship to study abroad - her chance to escape everyone and their pitying stares - has been canceled. After a year in juvenile jail, Caleb’s free...if freedom means endless nagging from a transition coach and the prying eyes of the entire town. Coming home should feel good, but his family and ex-girlfriend seem like strangers.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Story of Growth

    • By Jacqueline on 04-10-18

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 2

    • Return to Paradise

    • By: Simone Elkeles
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Cottle, Nicholas Mondelli
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    Caleb Becker left Paradise eight months ago, taking with him the secret he promised to take to his grave. If the truth got out, it would ruin everything. Maggie Armstrong tried to be strong after Caleb broke her heart and disappeared. Somehow, she managed to move on. She's determined to make a new life for herself. But then Caleb and Maggie are forced together on a summer trip. They try ignoring their passion for each other, but buried feelings resurface.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Nice Continuation for Book 2

    • By Jacqueline on 04-16-18

    Regular price: $34.99