Summer Island Audio CD – Abridged, Audiobook
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"KRISTIN HANNAH IS A GIFTED AUTHOR WHO KNOWS THE MOST SECRET, TENDER PARTS OF THE HUMAN HEART AND SOUL. . . . [She] shows us the potential and the power of love."
"A FASCINATING STORY OF LOVE, HEALING, FORGIVENESS, AND RENEWAL . . . Certain to strike a chord in the hearts of mothers and daughters everywhere."
""MANY A DAUGHTER WILL SEE SOMETHING OF HERSELF IN RUBY."
"From the Paperback edition."
KRISTIN HANNAH IS A GIFTED AUTHOR WHO KNOWS THE MOST SECRET, TENDER PARTS OF THE HUMAN HEART AND SOUL. . . . [She] shows us the potential and the power of love.
A FASCINATING STORY OF LOVE, HEALING, FORGIVENESS, AND RENEWAL . . . Certain to strike a chord in the hearts of mothers and daughters everywhere.
" MANY A DAUGHTER WILL SEE SOMETHING OF HERSELF IN RUBY.
"From the Paperback edition."" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A luminous novel from the author of the international bestseller ON MYSTIC LAKE about a mother and daughter and the complex ties that bind them. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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Kristin seems to have the nack for pin-pointing emotion and making you empathise totally, for the characters and this is a great story about the difficulties between a mother and a daughter and shows how easy it is to misunderstand people close to you or make bad judgements that can waste a lifetime.
If you want a book that will make you giggle, cry and smile again - this is the one for you! Well, it worked for me anyway! :-)
Ruby has never forgiven Nora, the mother who deserted her. Years later Nora has achieved success - she's a nationally syndicated columnist and talk show host whose advice is steeped in old-fashioned family values. On the other hand, Ruby's career as a comedian is going nowhere but down.
When news leaks about Nora's past, Ruby has an opportunity to make a tidy sum by writing a tell-all tale. However, accidents do happen, and Nora is injured in one. She needs someone to take her to the family's former island retreat. Thus, Ruby and Nora are thrown together after all the years of bitterness.
Will their physical closeness bring about an emotional rapprochement?
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The Journey back is a tumultuous one when Nora finds herself injured in a car accident and her daughter Ruby, who has nurtured her hatred since the day her mother left them, comes to care for her at the family home on Summer Island. The memories flood back and secrets are revealed that paint an entirely different picture of a time that Ruby was so sure of. Suffice it to say, things are not what she expected.
This was a very good book with much more to the story than I have let on here. It is a tear-jerker and I spent the last few chapters with a box of tissues, so readers beware. I would give this book 4.5 stars if that option was available to me. Another book by this author that you will thoroughly enjoy is On Mystic Lake. Kelsana 5/10/01
For those who have read Kristin Hannah's other books, you know she often has recurrent characters in her books. Val and Julien (from Home Again and Angel Falls) make a cameo.
It is a tear-jerker but not because of the life-altering moments of the book, but there are such quiet, sneak-up-on-you scenes that really touched me. It's the quiet details that really make a book more complex and extraordinary.