• by Mary Alice Monroe
  • Narrated by Sandra Burr
  • 14 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

E.R. nurse Ella Majors has seen all the misery that she can handle. Burned-out and unsure of her next step, she accepts the temporary position as caregiver to Marion Henderson, a frightened five-year-old who suffers from juvenile diabetes. But Ella soon realizes there is more sorrow in the isolated home than the little girl’s illness can account for. Harris Henderson, a single father, seems better able to deal with the wild birds he rehabilitates in his birds-of-prey sanctuary than with his own daughter.
Then something magical begins to happen: the timeless beauty of the South Carolina coast and the majestic grace of the wild birds weave a healing spell on the injured hearts at the sanctuary. But a troubled mother’s unexpected return will test the fragile bonds of trust and new love, and reveal the inherent risks and exhilarating beauty of flying free.


What the Critics Say

“Monroe is in her element when describing the wonders of nature and the ways people relate to it... Hauntingly beautiful.” (Publishers Weekly)
“A fascinating, emotion-filled narrative that’s not to be missed.” (Booklist)


See More Like This

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Informative fiction

A wonderful story of love,family, and an education on birds of prey,along with an education on a unique corner of America
Read full review

- Pjbella

interesting: Birds & low country

The story was great in the facts about birds, the rest of the story was a bit slow... a potentially great story with a little tighter edit.
Read full review

- lucy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-24-2011
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio