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Gabriella Harrison believes, as she is told, that she is to blame for her mother's rage - and her father's failure to protect her. Her world is a confusing blend of terror, betrayal, and pain. Her parents' aristocratic world is no safeguard against the abuse that knows no boundaries, and respects no person and no economic lines. Gabriella knows that, try as she might, there is no safe place for her to hide.

Even as a child, her only escape is through the stories she writes. Only writing can dull the pain of her lonely world. And when her parents' marriage collapses, Gabriella is given her first reprieve, as her father disappears, and then her mother abandons her to a convent. There, Gabriella's battered body and soul begin to mend. Amid the quiet safety and hushed rituals of the nuns, Gabriella grows into womanhood in a safe, peaceful world. Then a young priest comes into her life.

Father Joe Connors never questioned his vocation until Gabriella entered the confessional and shared her soul. Confession leads to friendship. And friendship grows dangerously into love...

©1998 Danielle Steel (P)1998 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, a Division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc.

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excellent story and the best narrator i have liste

excellent story and narrator was the best to date. cruel start but good end up

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Couldn’t turn it off !!

Beautifully read, couldn’t take a break from it I was so engrossed in the story, so well written and heartbreaking at times but didn’t want it to end . Thank you

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Great read!

very sad but a good listen... Really enjoyed it...I I I I I I I

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Hate, love redemption and a happy ending against the odds

Good overall performanceI could not put this book down. It was tragic and I was affected by the abuse and at one stage I thought I could not go on. It was a book of sadness a woman fighting for her life against the odds. It's also a love story that shows relationships under the microscope. A well written book.

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The long road home

A really enjoyable read as always from Danielle Steele. Personally I think one of her best.

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  • Jan K
  • 08-02-08

What a sad story

This is by far one of the most despair-filled stories I've ever read, at times extreme - at the same time, it kept my interest throughout, and I would recommend it.

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  • Christopher
  • 27-12-06

AWESOME!

This was a great book. I couldn't turn it off.

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  • KARLA F
  • 04-03-09

Graphic, Moving and Intense

Not your typical chic lit...enjoyable because of the depth of the characters and the compassion it illicits. I would recommend it but don't expect it to be to uplifting. Evokes emotions.

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  • Rose
  • 02-03-08

The Long Road Home

In my opinion, this is the most moving book that Danielle Steel has ever written. I would highly recommend it.

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  • Jessica J. Fries
  • 05-03-21

Overwhelmingly Magnificent

Not much one can say about this moving piece. It's a must read. bon appetite

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  • Britaney Thompson
  • 18-11-20

sad story, happy ending

enjoyed this book! It was sad and very close to home for me. I was glad Abby finally found peace!

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  • Vera G.
  • 19-05-20

Good listening!

Very long sad story! At times very repetitive, which made it drawn out. This seems to be more apparent in some of her books.
Good story but quite unbelievable to have happened in reality. All in all, I did enjoy it as I do all of her writings.

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  • Lauren
  • 24-04-20

Favorite of all time

This is my Favorite book. I'm not much of a reader but I couldn't put this bok down!

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  • bjbsipe
  • 02-10-19

Nothing Special

Just a typical Daniel Steel book. I listen to one every other year just to fill space.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-08-19

A great story!

This is the fastest I've ever gotten through a book. I couldn't put it down. I felt emotionally attached to Gabriella and cried more than once during the story.