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  • Written by: Robyn Carr
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (62 ratings)

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The Life She Wants

Written by: Robyn Carr
Narrated by: Therese Plummer
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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling 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.

©2016 Robyn Carr (P)2016 Recorded Books

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Great read/listen

It was a Great story, easy listen. I
truly love listening to Therese Plummer read.
Not sure the ending was enough for me. It felt like it was wrapped up too quickly perhaps.
The only thing I didn’t like was the really long sex scene. Could have done without the details there.
But all in all another great read.

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Good story Robyn Carr is great

The narrator was good , story had a lot of great characters! Worth the listen and I want to check out more Robyn Carr books

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Outstanding

Truly loved from beginning to end, as always, Never disappointed with Robyn and Therese . Thank you

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Great story!

I thought this would be a cute, cheesy book but the the characters really took shape and the goodness in each really shone. Really enjoyed it!

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Good listen

I’m glad I stayed with it. After listening to multiple vampire books, it took a bit to shift into the “normal”. But the story took shape. It kept me listening. I’ll definitely be checking out more of her books.

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Oh my goodness!

This was such a good listen. I really enjoyed it. The narration was fantastic the story line was interesting. The lies and decent that forced her home. To the happy unexpected ending. Swoon worthy.

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Enjoyable story.

Interesting and heartwarming well written story. Very well read a treat to listen. Well worth reading.

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Worth the time!

Voices really work and are not annoying.. Good story, and bit predictable but very entertaining

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Enjoyable

I enjoyed this story. It was my first book by Robyn Carr and I’m tempted to listen to others.

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Amazing story.

The story overall was amazing, captivating be from the get go. The character development was on point! I would’ve spent even longer in this universe.

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