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The Keeper of Happy Endings

By: Barbara Davis
Narrated by: Robin Siegerman,Hope Newhouse
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Summary

An enchanting novel about fate, second chances, and hope, lost and found, by the Amazon Charts bestselling author of The Last of the Moon Girls.

Soline Roussel is well schooled in the business of happy endings. For generations her family has kept an exclusive bridal salon in Paris, where magic is worked with needle and thread. It’s said that the bride who wears a Roussel gown is guaranteed a lifetime of joy. But devastating losses during World War II leave Soline’s world and heart in ruins and her faith in love shaken. She boxes up her memories, stowing them away, along with her broken dreams, determined to forget.

Decades later, while coping with her own tragic loss, aspiring gallery owner Rory Grant leases Soline’s old property and discovers a box containing letters and a vintage wedding dress, never worn. When Rory returns the mementos, an unlikely friendship develops, and eerie parallels in Rory’s and Soline’s lives begin to surface. It’s clear that they were destined to meet - and that Rory may hold the key to righting a forty-year wrong and opening the door to shared healing and, perhaps, a little magic.

©2021 by Barbara Davis. (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic reviews

“Historically sound with a thread of supernatural intrigue, this exploration of shared experiences, learned adaptations, and the power of trust is a book that fans of Catherine Ryan Hyde, Erica Bauermeister, and Lucinda Riley will fall in love with.” (Booklist)

“This intriguing novel is magically woven together with sorrow, surprises, and happiness, just like the wedding gowns of ‘The Dress Witch’.” (Historical Novel Society) 

“Davis’s tale of love and loss, expertly woven around the lives of two women who have nothing - and yet everything - in common, inspires hope that our own happy endings might be biding their time, ready to show up when and where we least expect them. The Keeper of Happy Endings is a perfect blending of romance and mystery with a sprinkling of magic - heartwarming and satisfying. Don’t miss it!” (Kerry Anne King, best-selling author of Whisper Me This and Everything You Are

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Artrocious performances

I have a great tolerance for accents; most of us Europeans do :) And with 700+ books in my Audible library, I don’t think I have ever complained about a performance.
But this was just ear-gratingly awful. That tortured French accent; why? So overdone that it was embarrassing.
And then the continuous vocal fry and waving on the edge of tears vibrato in Rory. Just awful. I nearly didn’t finish the book, that’s how bad the reading is.
Nice story, there’s that.

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A Pleasant historical fiction book

Overall I did quite enjoy this book slightly corny but pleasant story The accents where a bit poor but acceptable It was an easy read

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Brilliant

This book has so much heartache but really demonstrates the power of resilience to survive all obstacles. I loved it.

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A beautiful read!

Beautiful story…heartbreaking and joyful. Great narration and accents for characters which made it a pleasure to listen to

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Beautiful

Spellbinding, beautiful heartbreaking but faith hope…
A beautiful story is woven through
Time and the people.
What else could we want!!🙏

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Loved it. Loss explored with a touch of magic

Really enjoyed this story. There are a few echoes of my own life which made it poignant. The characters were interesting and their stories unfolded at a good pace. Never boring. Apologies if the reader is French, but occasionally the French accent of Soline seemed a little overdone. Overall, a satisfying story.

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Enchanting novel!

At first I was a little put off by the thick accent of the French narrator but I quickly got used to it. It added poignancy & passion to the story. The dual time lines were handled seamlessly & I was invested in both equally. A magical story, long but perfect for an immersion over a holiday break.
I shall seek out more from this author!



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Fabulous

Best Barbara Davis to date! Will admit I was a little put off by the French accent in the opening chapter but soon realised with the mix of American and French absolutely made the listen so enjoyable. An amazing book and such emotion I did have a little cry at the end.

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off putting accent

sorry.Had to give up on this because of the awful French accent so I don't know if the story was any good.Such a shame

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Beautiful story

I thoroughly enjoyed this story and the audible version was superb. I have read a few of Barbara Davis' books and have never been disappointed and will continue to do so.

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