Written by:
Barbara Delinsky
Narrated by:
Cassandra Campbell

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
July 2011
12 hours 56 minutes
In her luminous new novel, Barbara Delinsky explores every woman’s desire to abandon the endless obligations of work and marriage—and the idea that the most passionate romance can be found with the person you know best.

Emily Aulenbach is thirty, a lawyer married to a lawyer, working in Manhattan. An idealist, she had once dreamed of representing victims of corporate abuse, but she spends her days in a cubicle talking on the phone with vic­tims of tainted bottled water—and she is on the bottler’s side.

And it isn’t only work. It’s her sister, her friends, even her husband, Tim, with whom she doesn’t connect the way she used to. She doesn’t connect to much in her life, period, with the exception of three things—her computer, her BlackBerry, and her watch.

Acting on impulse, Emily leaves work early one day, goes home, packs her bag, and takes off. Groping toward the future, uncharacteristically following her gut rather than her mind, she heads north toward a New Hampshire town tucked between mountains. She knows this town. During her college years, she spent a watershed summer here. Painful as it is to return, she knows that if she is to right her life, she has to start here.
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Angie Teal

Both comforting and soothing the voice of the narrator was like a friend riding along with my on my morning commute. While the storyline was not original it still resonated with all women who sometimes want to ride off in the sunset trying for a fresh start on life. I loved the nature description, the animal refuge and the fact that it played in a fictional small town in my home state.

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This is a fun listen and I was engaged with the story the entire time. Definitely not the most brilliant story, but the characters were interesting, the setting was just wonderful, and the story was pleasant. I don't usually have high expectations for fiction of this nature, but it was better than I expected. I don't give anything more than 3 stars that isn't life-changing or just down-right brilliant and well-crafted, but this was as good as a 3-star can get for me.

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You will be able to guess how this story begins and ends right from the start.

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Barbara Delinsky weaved an interesting human interest story about a women attorney who reached a burn out and decided to make radical changes in her life. I liked the fact that she reached out to an animal refuge to work through her life situation. There is drama, crime and legal suspense and interpersonal drama. Good story and the narrator was great.

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