Summary

In 1946, artist Rebecca Swift's dreams of love and a life free from convention are crashing like the waves of the Australian coast below her. And it's into those roiling waters that she disappears.
Forty-one years later, Tess Miller's dreams are crashing, too. The once-successful New York editor has lost her most prestigious author to the handsome new golden boy of publishing. Meanwhile, she's stuck with Edward Russell, a washed-up Australian poet writing a novel about some obscure artist named Rebecca Swift. But Tess may have underestimated Russell. His book is not only true - it's a searing, tragic romance and a tantalizing mystery set in a circle of postwar modernists. When Tess uncovers a long-hidden secret, she's drawn even deeper into Rebecca's enigmatic life and death.
As Rebecca's past intertwines with the present, Tess finds herself falling for the last man she thought she'd ever be drawn to. On the way, she discovers the power of living an authentic life - and that transcendent love never really dies.
©2017 Ella Carey (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
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1 out of 5 stars
By Lesley on 29-11-17

Sorry to say couldn't finish

listening to this so can't review the story aspect. Unfortunately the accents were appalling. I have read other books by this author and thouroughly enjoyed them ... so disappointing to have this one ruined.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Gerlinde C. on 15-12-17

keep listening <br />

I almost didn't finish this one. keep listening it will get better. it's a sad story.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Deborah Davis on 06-02-18

Engaging Story, Poor Narration

An engaging story set against the world of the Heide circle of artists in post war Australia and the publishing world of New York in 1987. I enjoyed the portrayal of this fascinating period in Australian art and social history. However, the narration grates on every one of my Australian nerves. The Australian accents are just wrong and fail to recognise that educated, well to do Australians have never sounded like an awkward imitation of the crocodile hunter's broad accent. It seems odd that a book about a character who is concerned with authenticity and who resolutely refuses to shift the setting of his book from Australia to the US could be narrated without an authentic Australian voice.

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