From #1 New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels, beloved worldwide for her heartwarming novels, comes a story of family secrets, friendship, and second chances, as one woman is confronted with the shocking truth about her past.
Illustrator Lucy Brighton loves her work. Her animal characters Izzy, Bizzy, and Lizzy have their own comic strip, card line, and children’s cartoon, and their popularity has given Lucy financial stability and freedom. Yet none of that quite erases the lingering ache of a cold, lonely childhood. Sent away to boarding school at ten, Lucy spent little time with her parents afterward, and her few visits home only seemed to widen the gap between them. Even though she still lives in the New Jersey house where she grew up, Lucy has had little contact with her parents since they moved to Florida five years ago.
Then Lucy receives a call to say that her mother and father have been killed in a car crash. While settling their affairs in Florida, Lucy begins to realize how little she really knew about their lives. She has no way to explain the mysterious safe in their bedroom, with its cache of fake passports, cash, and weapons. Everything in the house is neat, scrupulously clean, almost too picture-perfect. What secrets were the Brightons keeping? Were they even who they claimed to be?
When Luke Kingston, the developer who helped build her parents’ home, calls to pay his respects, he and Lucy strike up a friendship that promises more. But before Lucy can explore a future with him she knows she must uncover the truth—even if it changes everything she once believed about her parents, and about herself.
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Light, Feel Good Story . . . Good Listen
- Debbie "Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper."
Juvenile & Boring !!!! - Don't wast your time
Basic story line was interesting, but the writing was not up to what I expect from Fern Michaels. It took over 2 hours of listening to even feel like I was getting into the story. Those 2 hours the main character went over her childhood, could easily have been covered in less than 15 min. It needed a lot more intrigue, suspense, and content. I felt like I was listening to a story written for pre-teens.
Authors I enjoy are Susan Mallery, Robyn Carr, Debbie Macomber. Will probably listen to something from one of them.
I'm sure I've heard anything ready by Emily Durante. This reading came across so juvenile. The female characters came across as very weak and dependent. Her reading make them seem like most of the characters (male & female) had no backbone at all. The male characters came across somewhat better, but still seemed weak.
Not sure any need to be cut. The characters just need a lot more depth.
I bought this book when it was on sale, glad I didn't waste a credit. I felt the book was so boring, I speed up the listening speed several times just to get through it. I wish I would have paid more attention to some of the reviews. I've always enjoyed Fern Michaels, but not this one. As previously mentioned there was little suspense or intrigue. Also lacked romance. This book had little to with any building romance between the two supposedly main characters. My advice - don't wast your time or credit.
- Amazon Customer "Addicted to Audible! I'm always listening to something."