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Publisher's Summary

A deeply emotional tale about Sophie Duncan, a successful columnist whose world falls apart after her daughter's unexpected illness and her husband's shocking affair. When it seems nothing else could possibly go wrong, her car skids off an icy road and plunges into a frozen lake. There, in the cold, dark depths of the water a profound and extraordinary experience unlocks the surprising secrets from Sophie's past, and teaches her what it means to truly live...and love.
Full of surprising twists and turns and a near-death experience that will leave you breathless, this story is not to be missed.
©2011 Julianne MacLean (P)2013 Julianne MacLean
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Critic Reviews

"A gripping, emotional tale you'll want to read in one sitting." ( New York Times best-selling author, Julia London)
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By Cindy on 01-25-14

Probably one of the best books I've read

Where does The Color of Heaven rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best. Not my normal cup of tea and I did get a little frustrated at first with the storytelling monologue type of reading. But the story did pull me in and I couldn't put it down. Even though I couldn't stop crying and wanted to stop listening I had to know how it ended.

What did you like best about this story?

The ending. It did have a happy ending.

What about Jennifer O'Donnell’s performance did you like?

She did a great job. The book was mainly from the writers point of view so other voices were limited. But when there were dialogs with other characters she did good with the voices.

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

I cried through about 70% of this one. It absolutely broke my heart. Just the tragedy that everyone in the story goes through makes you wonder how that much could happen to so many intertwined lives.

Any additional comments?

This book was so sad. I felt so sorry for the main character. The amount of hardship she had to face and then when it switched over to her mothers story and the tragedy she went though as well.....

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By julie on 01-26-14

Listened to in one day

Would you listen to The Color of Heaven again? Why?

Yes, I was so surprised by this novel. Loved the story, loved the main character. I was worried it would be too sad, but it was quite lovely.

What other book might you compare The Color of Heaven to and why?

?? Maybe the Knitting Circle.

What about Jennifer O'Donnell’s performance did you like?

She seemed to tell the story as though it happened to her.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I almost did....all in one day....Saturday Chores.

Any additional comments?

I was out of audible credits and found this on sale. So pleased.

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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By Angelina Birch on 03-13-17


I really enjoyed this book it kept me hooked till the last minute. Going to look at this authors other work

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