Rainshadow Road : Friday Harbor

  • by Lisa Kleypas
  • Narrated by Tanya Eby
  • Series: Friday Harbor
  • 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Lucy Marinn is a glass artist living in mystical, beautiful Friday Harbor, Washington, with a boyfriend, Kevin, who she believes is her soul mate. She has always had a magical side – a gift that finds its way into the breathtaking glasswork she creates – and she struggles to keep it contained. But when Lucy is blindsided by the most bitter kind of betrayal, she questions many of her choices. Her boyfriend leaves her and his new lover is none other than Lucy’s own sister. Lucy’s bitterness over this devastation is multiplied by the fact that she has constantly made the wrong choices in her romantic life.
Meanwhile, facing the severe disapproval of Lucy’s family, Kevin asks his friend Sam Nolan, a local vineyard owner on San Juan Island, to “romance” Lucy so that she can more easily move on. But when Sam and Lucy begin to feel real sparks between them, Lucy must ask herself if she can easily risk her heart again. As Lucy questions her beliefs about love, loyalty, old patterns, mistakes, and new beginnings, she explores the possibility that some things in life - even after being broken - can be re-made into something beautiful. And that it is only by discovering who you really are that you can find the one who truly deserves you.


What the Critics Say

"Lisa Kleypas has a knack for making readers cry, laugh, and cheer – often within the first couple of pages.” (RT Book Reviews)


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Customer Reviews

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The second in the series doesn't disappoint.

When I read romance novels, there are certain components that make or break the book for me. Of course, at the most basic level, the author has to knows how to write and execute a story. Given that, I have to like the main character and find myself rooting for his/her happiness, laugh aloud at least once in the story, and ultimately be left with a heart warming ending.

Rainshadow Road focuses on Lucy and her family and stayed true to the storyline without all the extra fuss and dramatics that often get thrown in gratuitously. I strongly dislike dramatic irony in fiction, especially in romance novels. Knowing the main character was deceived and will suffer because of it throughout most of the story or that something terrible has to happen in the end for the story to be resolved gives me anxiety and takes the joy out of reading for pleasure.

This is only my second contemporary novel (the first being Christmas Eve at Bar Harbor) by Lisa Kleypas. I really enjoyed her Hathaway series and Wallflower series and decided to try her contemporary fiction. Rainshadow Road does not disappoint. Lisa Kleypas has a way of infusing humor and witty banter in her dialogues. This book is definitely one that I will listen to again.

It's not absolutely necessary to read the first book in order to enjoy Rainshadow Road, but I would highly recommend starting with Christmas Eve at Bar Harbor to appreciate the interactions and development of the characters.

After reading Rainshadow Road I know I'll be waiting for the Friday Harbor books as they are released. I'm looking forward to reading Zoe's story when it comes out in August.
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- Susan

GREAT story

I love Lisa Kleypas --
this was does not disapoint. This is the story of Sam one of the Nolan brothers -

Her books Sugar Daddy, Blue eyed Devil and Smooth talking stranger are one the of the best series I have ever read or listened to---
I am looking forward to hearing/ reading the next installment ---
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- Loy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-28-2012
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio