#1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr creates an emotional and uplifting ensemble of characters in this rags-to-riches-to-rags novel about women, friendship and the complex path to happiness In the aftermath of her financier husband's suicide, Emma Shay Compton's dream life is shattered. Richard Compton stole his clients' life savings to fund a lavish life in New York City and, although she was never involved in the business, Emma bears the burden of her husband's crimes. She is left with nothing. Only one friend stands by her, a friend she's known since high school, who encourages her to come home to Sonoma County. But starting over isn't easy and Sonoma is full of unhappy memories, too. And people she'd rather not face, especially Riley Kerrigan. Riley and Emma were like sisters-until Riley betrayed Emma, ending their friendship. Emma left town, planning to never look back. Now, trying to stand on her own two feet, Emma can't escape her husband's reputation and is forced to turn to the last person she thought she'd ever ask for help-her former best friend. It's an uneasy reunion as both women face the mistakes they've made over the years. Only if they find a way to forgive each other.and themselves.can each of them find the life she wants.
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by Robyn Carr
"Therese Plummer perfectly narrates a warm and candid story about love, loss, and healing. Emma used to live the high life, but after her rich husband was discovered to have been involved with fraudulent business dealings, he committed suicide. Now she's returned to her hometown to start over. Her old best friend, Riley, offers Emma a minimum-wage job, and the two explore their falling-out during their college years. At the same time, Emma finds herself in a budding romance with Riley's brother, Adam. The highlight of Plummer's performance is her ability to give unique emotion to each character. She verbally paints a picture of finding light at the end of a long, dark tunnel as Emma tries to hold onto hope and find stability again. G.M. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"
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