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Lydia, Robyn and Dean don't know each other - yet.

They live very different lives, but each of them, independently, has always felt that something is missing. 

What they don't know is that a letter is about to arrive that will turn their lives upside down. 

It is a letter containing a secret - one that will bind them together, and show them what love and family and friendship really mean....

©2011 Lisa Jewell (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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Reads like a Good Suspense Novel...

...despite not actually claiming to be a suspense novel. The suspense is built around the anticipated coming together of 4 completely separate domestic/family stories - stories of 4 separate people. Beautifully crafted, plenty of emotion. There's even the possibility of a murder at one point. Plenty of cliff hangers at the end of each chapter as we switch to one of the other 4 stories, eventually leading to a very satisfactory ending. I'm a fan of Lisa Jewell, and I'm pleased to say that this latest book is up there with her best.

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Great heartwarming story

I love this story and I will continue to ponder on it for day s.

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Fabulous listen...

I always enjoy Lisa Jewell books
This was quite a departure from the usual storyline but I thoroughly enjoyed this. Quirky and heartwarming- a beautiful written book

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not sure about this one.

I enjoyed this book at first but have to say I struggled in the middle and got a little bored. I usually love Lisa jewell but this one wasn't for me.

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Not enjoyable

I love Lisa Jewell but this was so disappointing. found it quite depressing to listen to.

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I've never been more bored

This book had first been categorized as a mystery thriller which is why I'd purchased it. It's not a mystery thriller so I'm glad it's been put in the appropriate category although I do feel mislead. I normally enjoy the author's books but this was a miss for me and I'll be returning. So incredibly boring.

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Enthralling

I just could not put it down! The characters were so brilliantly drawn. Great story- I think I’m a Lisa Jewell addict!

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Amazing read

This was such a Heart warming story, an emotional roller-coaster, captivating from the start. Amazing book

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More of a heartwarming reunion story

I really enjoyed this book, however if you're looking for a classic Jewell suspense story then this isn't it. Be more prepared for a heart warming story of reuniting families. Overall though, a really lovely story but not at all mysterious and thrilling as her other books.
I did find it very moving and was intrigued to know what was going to happen. The only negative thing really was there were moments in it where even the dialogue was predictable, and I found the narrators voice to be a tad grating at times, as she sometimes stuck with the same monotone voice.

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Too far fetched for me.

This book started off with lots of potential and I hoped the twists and turns would take me on a magical journey. Unfortunately, the book was a little far fetched for me and some subjects touched a nerve. So sadly not one I would recommend.