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Summary

From the bestselling author of Hello Love comes a spellbinding new novel of enduring love, family secrets, and mysterious death.

Joe Arneson's ordinary life is upended by troubling dreams of himself as a different man in another place and time. It isn't until he visits his estranged grandmother, Pearl, in her Wisconsin hometown that a startling connection emerges.

Drawn into his family's past, Joe discovers secrets weighing on the old woman's soul: the tragic death of her sister Alice a half century ago and its ripple effect on all who loved her. Digging into the events of that summer in 1916, Joe is convinced that his recurrent visions relate to Alice's untimely passing and to the beloved man she meant to marry. With the help of Kathleen, a local woman Joe's fallen for, the puzzles of the past start falling into place.

As uncovered truths bring Joe and Kathleen closer together, they also reveal a new danger. For Joe's dreams may be a warning - from one star-crossed couple to another.

©2020 Karen McQuestion (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Pat K.
  • 13-03-20

Sweet Uplifting Story

Very nice romance with a little time travel. excellent narrator! was a pleasant change from espionage and thrillers which are becoming tiresome. I'll check out this author's other books.

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  • Llmar
  • 22-05-20

Not crazy about the audible version.

I found Metzger’s sing song narration off putting. She wavered between baby talk and kindergarten teacher voice. I was surprised by the number of five star reviews. The main story was somewhat corny but enjoyable though the ending predictable.

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  • lookn4quality
  • 06-07-20

Intertwined stories make for a suspenseful read

What is crazy? I like how this story was revealed. The idea that the main elderly character wasn’t particularly upstanding was a new vantage.

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  • CWS
  • 05-10-20

If you have to pay for it, skip it.

I listened on Audible with Read and Listen Free. If I had to pay, I would’ve wanted a refund. It was a slow start and I almost quit listening. Thought it might get better, but it didn’t. It was definitely a book that I was sad that it was over.

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  • becky
  • 01-11-20

good book

Such a fun book to read. 2 very well told stories put together very well

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  • Royt
  • 03-07-20

good

enjoyable story and performance. no gross sex scenes. Some quotable lines. Fairly well written and not many glaring editorial problems.

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  • Admirer of great books; critic of bad books.
  • 23-11-20

Surprisingly a good listen

I've never listened to/read anything by this author before; however, I was surprised that the storyline was strong and well-thought-out. Characters were developed; storyline was interesting; and it felt as though the author took her time in writing it instead of cranking it out over a weekend like so many authors who publish book after book do.

I'm learning to go for those books that have fewer than 500 good reviews (instead of 50,000 reviews). Sometimes the best books are found in those hidden places. Thanks for the journey, Karen.

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  • Larry
  • 01-08-20

My favorite book ever!

Loved It! Do not panic if the first few paragraphs may make you wonder if I was serious! IT WAS GREAT... (drop mike.) 🤩................the end!! Nothing to add ! Just exceptional!

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  • sharon mccarthy
  • 01-07-20

love story

it was a book that flashes from present to past within a family tree. it was fun to listen to and see how it all tied together. good listen

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  • Linda J
  • 24-08-21

well done

But it is not my kind of book. I really got tired of the simpering voices of some of the female characters. I am only noting this for my own future reference. For someone that enjoys a periodic romance with a little bit of drama then you would like this book.

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