Summer Light

  • by Luanne Rice
  • Narrated by Laural Merlington
  • 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Abandoned by the father of her child, May Taylor supports herself by her work as a gifter wedding planner with her best friend and great-aunt, carrying on the timeless traditions established by her grandmother and mother. She is a devoted mother to her daughter, Kylie - a very special child. For Kylie sees and hears things no one else can. Her unique visions will lead May to a love she never expected and a life she never imagined. Martin Cartier is a professional hockey player and sports legend. Womena everywhere respond to his charm and good looks. But Martin's polished exterior barely hides a core of rage and bitterness. Haunted by his father's negligence and the sudden death of his daughter, he strives to win at all costs. Against all odds, May, Martin, and Kylie become a family. Gradually, May's compassion and Kylie's insight lead Martin to reveal the painful secrets of his past. But when May begins a search for Martin's estranged father, her efforts nearly destroy their relationship. Then Martin faces a threat to his career that his drive and strength cannot overcome. Only Kylie sees the way home - and only May can lead him there.


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Customer Reviews

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I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book. I had never read any thing by Luanne Rice before so she was new to me. I can say it was well worth the listen. Laurel M. the narrator did a fantastic job, so well done to her.
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- Kathryn @theBookDate

LOVE the story - not so much the performance.

Would you consider the audio edition of Summer Light to be better than the print version?

Not at all. I read the book years ago and loved the story. I got the audiobook to listen to during a cross country flight. It's the first audiobook I've purchased that I could not finish.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Summer Light?

The "back story" of Martin growing up in Canada and how his father treated him gave a solid base to much of the rest of the story.

What three words best describe Laural Merlington’s voice?

Soft, light, flat

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The book - yes. The audiobook - no.

Any additional comments?

I have no issues with Laural Merlington's voice. It simply isn't suited for this book. One of the central characters is a burly professional hockey player and her voice simply isn't strong enough to carry it off. She did fine with the female characters.

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- Florida Farmer's Wife

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-21-2008
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio