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Now available for the first time in audio, this classic novel by New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer deftly and movingly explores the ebb and flow of love, fulfillment, and change for a mother and her two grown daughters.

Margaret Wallace is a woman transformed. After thirty years of marriage and living in a small Iowa town, Margaret has divorced and relocated to Vancouver. While once she was the quintessential housewife and community caregiver, she now relishes the delicious freedom of being beholden to no one but herself. Her days are spent as she chooses, her mind continually occupied and expanding. But her sudden, dramatic change mystifies her two daughters, who need her now more than ever.

Margaret’s elder daughter, Daisy, with two kids and another on the way, is content to be absorbed in the daily domestic tasks and maternal love that her children need. So when her husband demands a divorce, Daisy is devastated and adrift, stunned to find herself a single parent. Daisy’s younger sister, Dale, is freshly back from Europe, living and teaching in coastal Maine. She has suddenly, passionately fallen in love - but is terrified that the budding romance could end just as suddenly as her mother’s and sister’s have. As these three women face dramatic changes, their own relationships with each other will be challenged and reborn as they navigate uncharted waters.

©1981, 2014 Nancy Thayer (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-10-21

My favourite book of all time

The most beautiful, heart wrenching, relatable story I have ever had the pleasure of reading. I cried when it finished. The narrator’s soothing, sympathetic voice was so perfectly matched to each of the women’s stories. The pure, overwhelming love a Mother has for her children is so powerfully captured and the struggles and despair are depicted so eloquently. This will be the most treasured book in my life and I know that as I get older and pass onto the next stage of my life I will still be able to take so much from this incredible interwoven story. Nancy Thayer has an extraordinary gift and I feel so grateful to her for telling the story of what it is to be a woman.