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Publisher Description

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Weight of Water and The Pilot's Wife (an Oprah's Book Club selection): an exquisitely suspenseful new novel about an extraordinary young woman tested by a catastrophic event and its devastating aftermath--based on the true story of the largest fire in Maine's history

In October 1947, after a summer long drought, fires break out all along the Maine coast from Bar Harbor to Kittery and are soon racing out of control from town to village. Five months pregnant, Grace Holland is left alone to protect her two toddlers when her husband, Gene, joins the volunteer firefighters. Along with her best friend, Rosie, and Rosie's two young children, Grace watches helplessly as their houses burn to the ground, the flames finally forcing them all into the ocean as a last resort. The women spend the night frantically protecting their children, and in the morning find their lives forever changed: homeless, penniless, awaiting news of their husbands' fate, and left to face an uncertain future in a town that no longer exists. In the midst of this devastating loss, Grace discovers glorious new freedoms--joys and triumphs she could never have expected her narrow life with Gene could contain--and her spirit soars. And then the unthinkable happens--and Grace's bravery is tested as never before.

GENRE
Romance
NARRATOR
SEF
Suzanne Elise Freeman
LENGTH
08:42
hr min
RELEASED
2017
April 18
PUBLISHER
Random House Audio
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
423.7
MB

Customer Reviews

Flowersnolives ,

Awful narration

I thought this book would be interesting because the description heralded a courageous heroine in a historical backdrop of a historically true event. I found the heroine of the book to be just plain silly and the story quickly dissolved into a sappy and predictable love story. The worst, however was the terrible narration. She was almost painful to listen to. She entirely lacked inflection and her characters had no personality. If you feel you must experience this book, I suggest you read it instead of listening to this version. Maybe if I had read it I would have appreciated it
more . . . but I doubt it

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