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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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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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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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Inspirational

So inspiring, the story is so descriptional that it made me feel I knew the characters, it's an emotional roller-coaster.. Narration is awesome.. Thank you for this wonderful book..

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Must read!

Another enjoyable book by Lucy Dillon set in Longhampton.I love the continued theme, When's the next one!

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Lovely book & knitting chat

I love Lucy's books and couldn't wait for this to come out. As a Knitter myself I was thrilled that it opens with knitting that continues through the whole book, what a bonus. Loved the story and the doggy fun.

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The best Lucy Dillon yet

A delightful story about the end of life treated sympathetically and dogs and love in the fictional town of Longhamton

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Another triumph

Yet again Lucy Dillon weaves a beautiful tale both sad and full of hope in equal measures. The characters come to life in all their frailties and you truly are left wanting more.

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Spoiler....

That was emotional!!! My favourite book by Lucy Dillon so far, you think you know how it will end.... but you are not prepared when it actually does. A lovely story!!!

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A gentle tale

A very calm, peaceful story. Good character studies, tiny surprises most of which delighted and beautifully read.

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