Lydia, Dean, and Robyn don't know one another...yet. Each is facing difficult challenges: Lydia is still wearing the scars from her traumatic childhood. Wealthy and successful, she leads a lonely and disjointed existence. Dean is a young, unemployed single dad whose life is going nowhere. Robyn is eighteen. Gorgeous, popular, and intelligent, she entered her first year of college confident about her dream to become a pediatrician. Now she's failing her classes. Now she's falling in love for the first time.
Lydia, Dean, and Robyn live very different lives, but each of them, independently, has always felt that something was missing. What they don't know is that a letter is about to arrive that will turn their lives upside down. It's a letter containing a secret—one that will bind them together and show them what love and family and friendship really mean.
A literary gem, The Making of Us will remind listeners of the miracles that happen when we bring life into the world and share our lives with those we love.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
This poignant novel is an uplifting reminder that sometimes the power of human connection can triumph over estrangement and regret. We meet three seemingly unconnected people living in or near London—starting with the recent millionaire Lydia, who grew up in poverty but feels isolated in her giant new home. Everything changes when unexpected news arrives by mail: news that’s full of strange and amazing connections to her turbulent childhood. The narrative that follows as author Lisa Jewell introduces each new character into the mix is incredibly compelling, as the mystery of how they’re all connected turns into a tale of love, loss, and family. Narrator Helen Duff brings a deep sense of realism to every face in the ensemble, each with a distinct and delightful voice. Captivating and emotional, The Making of Us is an artful story about just how powerfully our lives can be altered by sheer chance.
Lots of plot twists!
I loved this audiobook. The characters, the plot twists and the narration. You think you know what’s going to happen, what the secrets are, but you don’t! This is the fourth Lisa Jewell audiobook I’ve listened to. They were all so amazing I can’t pick a favorite. Fan for life!