New York Times best-selling author Robyn Carr creates an emotional and uplifting ensemble of characters in this rags-to-riches-to-rags novel about women, friendship, and the complex path to happiness.
In the aftermath of her financier husband's suicide, Emma Shay Compton's dream life is shattered. Richard Compton stole his clients' life savings to fund a lavish life in New York City, and, although she was never involved in the business, Emma bears the burden of her husband's crimes. She is left with nothing. Only one friend stands by her, a friend she's known since high school, who encourages her to come home to Sonoma County.
But starting over isn't easy, and Sonoma is full of unhappy memories, too. And people she'd rather not face, especially Riley Kerrigan. Riley and Emma were like sisters - until Riley betrayed Emma, ending their friendship. Emma left town, planning to never look back. Now, trying to stand on her own two feet, Emma can't escape her husband's reputation and is forced to turn to the last person she thought she'd ever ask for help - her former best friend.
It's an uneasy reunion as both women face the mistakes they've made over the years. Only if they find a way to forgive each other - and themselves - can each of them find the life she wants.
©2016 Robyn Carr (P)2016 Recorded Books
Kudos to Ms. Carr for making the work of a domestic cleaning service interesting. I had previously not given much thought to the process of cleaning another person's home, or what this could reveal about those who live there.
As always, Ms. Plummer's narration was solid.
"Neat and Tidy"
It was a pleasant audiobook. A little predictable. Storyline not too deep. Reminds me a little bit of a Hallmark movie, in the form of an audiobook.
"Good Story. Entertaining Enough."
This was a good story and I enjoyed listening but it was very close to "Swept Away" by Robyn Carr. I guess I listened to them too close together. Seems almost like the same story. But I would still recommend.
"Nicely done! "
This was an easy listen. Loved the characters and would listen again to a follow up book to see how they are doing. ☺️ Gave me a new perspective about innocent family members that get caught up in scandal.
Robyn Carr and Therese Plummer are awesome!! Another great story!! Can't wait for the next one!!
"Can it get any better?"
I gasped. I got misty. I laughed. I got angry., and everything in between. Everything I want to happen in a book.
"CARR/PLUMMER ALWAYS A HIT!!!!!"
There aren't many books by Robyn Carr that I haven't listened to in the past. Therese Plummer's narrating skills always makes me feel like I'm coming home. It's a warm and cozy sensation that I sincerely can't explain. As usual, I was sad to have this book end. I think it's the ending on most of her books that fulfills and satisfies within. Robyn...PLEASE keep writing...and could you hurry a little?
The CARR/PLUMMER team never disappoints!
"Another great story by Robyn Carr"
What a giving story, it had its challenging moments, but it was still a story about forgiveness and love, and it will make you feel good at the end.
There are few authors that I automatically buy and listen to because they are real and uplifting stories with caring and loving people in them and Robyn Carr is one of them. I start with Virgin River and have read almost all of her stories and have never regretted it.
"A sweet story"
I enjoyed the characters and the struggles they had among themselves and the larger world. I am a sucker for "best friend" stories esp when strong, proud and hard working women are involved. It's plausible with a dash of some of the worst situations I can imagine
"Favorite narrator! Good, predictable story!"
Love this author and especially the narrator!! Want more from the author and the narrator!! Even though they are predictable, they are a great listen!
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