The Romance Reader's Guide to Life

  • by Sharon Pywell
  • Narrated by Carly Robins
  • 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

As a young girl, Neave was often stuck in a world that didn't know what to do with her. As her mother not unkindly told her, she was never going to grow up to be a great beauty. Her glamorous sister, Lilly, moved easily through the world, a parade of handsome men in pursuit. Her brother didn't want a girl joining his group of friends. And their small town of Lynn, Massachusetts, didn't have a place for a girl whose feelings often put her at war with the world - often this meant her mother, her brother, and the town librarian who wanted to keep her away from the Dangerous Books she really wanted to read.
But through an unexpected friendship, Neave finds herself with a forbidden copy of The Pirate Lover, a steamy romance, and Neave discovers a world of passion, love, and betrayal. And it is to this world that as a grown-up she retreats to again and again when real life becomes too much. Neave finds herself rereading The Pirate Lover more than she ever would have expected because as she gets older, life does not follow the romances she gobbled up as a child.
When Neave and Lilly are about to realize their professional dream, Lilly suddenly disappears. Neave must put her beloved books down and take center stage, something she has been running from her entire life. And she must figure out what happened to Lilly - and if she's next. Who Neave turns to for help makes for the one of the most original, entertaining, exciting, and chilling audiobooks you will listen to this year.

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A Lot of Storylines....

I think the story had a lot going on... maybe too much.

The main character is likeable. The descriptive prose is deft. But the many different storylines were a bit distracting. (There is the main story about sisters after WW2 developing an independent business...and also a tale which the main character reads to herself about a Pirate..... and also a fantasy-driven storyline about a dead dog and dead relative...)

I think telling just one story-- the one about the sisters and their lives would have worked better... but I stuck with it.

The narrator was very good.
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- Sudi

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-04-2017
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio