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The Secret Pond

Narrated by: Abby Craden
Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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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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  • Amy
  • 20-02-2018

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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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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Compelling read

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

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-11-2017

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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  • Eva
  • 26-01-2018

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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  • Brenda W.
  • 28-02-2018

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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  • Nurdam
  • 02-02-2018

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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  • Alicia L
  • 08-12-2017

Awesome Love Story

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

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  • D'Andre
  • 09-12-2017

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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  • karen
  • 23-11-2017

great listen

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

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-12-2018

Heartfelt and warming

Gerri Hill does a wonderful job of getting you invested in the initial relationship between Jack and Lindsey. I liked the pacing, a bit slower but it things felt more impactful that way. Abby Craden's voice makes me swoon.

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  • Racinglobo
  • 20-04-2018

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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  • E Dguez_Mx
  • 09-01-2018

Gerri Hill at her best with a different type of romance

Now, that’s what I call an interesting plot. She does it again. I love the depth of the characters and the way she deals with the characters’ conflict.
Quite recommendable if you are looking for a change in lesbian romance.

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  • Drienie Mayo
  • 11-01-2018

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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  • Ellen Jean Kelly
  • 12-06-2019

A little underwhelming

The story seemed a little strained and the language was odd at times. However it could have been the narrating, which was cringe at times when swapping characters. I like most Gerri Hill books but this one fell a little short

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  • Jess Kyle
  • 02-03-2019

A charming little book

I really enjoyed this book, it was well narrated and lovely to listen to. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for an easy going, warm lesbian romance.

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  • f15hy jo
  • 28-01-2018

Brilliant <br />

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

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  • Joanne
  • 21-12-2017

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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  • HelenM
  • 07-09-2018

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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