Bethlehem: A Novel
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Date: July 2019
Duration: 8 hours 50 minutes
'Christina Delaine's voice can be smooth as dark chocolate or sharp as a razor....Delaine's performance highlights the family tensions as well as the love, caring and sacrifice that lead to trust and understanding.' -- AudioFile Magazine
With the atmospheric storytelling of Kate Morton and Lisa Wingate, Karen Kelly weaves a shattering debut about two intertwined families and the secrets that they buried during the gilded, glory days of Bethlehem, PA.
A young woman arrives at the grand ancestral home of her husband's family, hoping to fortify her cracking marriage. But what she finds is not what she expected: tragedy haunts the hallways, whispering of heartache and a past she never knew existed.
Inspired by the true titans of the steel-boom era, Bethlehem is a story of temptation and regret, a story of secrets and the cost of keeping them, a story of forgiveness. It is the story of two complex women-thrown together in the name of family-who, in coming to understand each other, come finally to understand themselves.