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Summary

Emily Mitchell, 35, living and working in New York City, has struggled through a string of failed relationships. When her boyfriend of seven years takes her out for their long-awaited anniversary dinner, Emily is sure that this time will be different, that this time she will finally get the ring.

When he gives her a small bottle of perfume instead, Emily knows the time has come to break up with him - and for her entire life to have a fresh start.

Reeling from her unsatisfying, high-pressure life, Emily decides she needs a change. She decides on a whim to drive to her father's abandoned home on the coast of Maine, a sprawling, historic house where she'd spent magical summers as a child. But the house, long-neglected, is in dire need of repair, and the winter is no time to be in Maine. Emily hasn't been there in 20 years, when a tragic accident changed her sister's life and shattered her family. Her parents divorced, her father disappeared, and Emily was never able to bring herself to step foot in that house again.

Now, for some reason, with her life reeling, Emily feels drawn to the only childhood place she ever knew. She plans on going just for a weekend to clear her head. But something about the house, its numerous secrets, its memories of her father, its oceanfront allure, its small-town setting - and most of all its gorgeous, mysterious caretaker - doesn't want to let her leave. Can she find the answers she's been looking for here, in the most unexpected place of all?

Can a weekend become a lifetime?

©2016 Sophie Love (P)2016 Sophie Love

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  • uffdasuzanne
  • 08-05-17

Very Enjoyable

I'm not sure there are any bad books. At least I haven't heard one yet.

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  • ShellyDawn
  • 10-01-18

Love this book

I love every chapter of this book by listening to every detail of the story I would read it all over again.

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  • Liana
  • 18-11-18

great

really awesome book! loved every moment of it! very feminist! loved the main characters though I hope we will eventually find out where her dad went.

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  • Florence S.F.
  • 06-07-18

Good Story strangely accented narrater

This is an American story with a British narrator. Strange and at times hard to listen to. Otherwise a good story and characters. This is the first in a series, i hope there is another narrator

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  • YS
  • 10-04-18

Pleasantly surprised

Never had read anything by Sophie Love and I’m glad I went for it. A story of new beginnings, kindness, friendship and love. I really enjoyed the story. The narrator did a great job as always. Good writer plus good narrator makes a great read.

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  • shibby
  • 13-10-17

British Accent?<br />

Liked the story but was had to get past the British accent send terminology. This takes place in the US with American characters.

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  • MsSymphony
  • 06-06-17

such a shame

this story would have been much better either read, or with a different narrator. The narrator on this one did an excellent job, but has such a strong European accent that narrating a story set in Maine is a joke, and actually pulled me out of the story and distorted the magic. if the story had been set in England, Ireland, or even South Africa, then the voice would have helped to transport me, too bad.

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  • pearl
  • 11-04-17

Very Enjoyable!!!

I was surprised how much I looked forward to hearing more of this book! Great story! I'd like more!