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Author:
Blair Brown,Luanne Rice
ISBN13:
978-0739343586
ISBN:
0739343580
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Random House Audio; Abridged edition (July 17, 2007)
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Genre Fiction
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4.2
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To Irwyn Applebaum, With love and gratitude.

To Irwyn Applebaum, With love and gratitude. I’m grateful to Paolo Pepe for the luminous book cover, and to Virginia Norey for the poetic interior art.

Written by Luanne Rice. Narrated by Blair Brown. What Matters Most I love reading Luanne Rice Books especially after I have read something very intense and scary. Luanne's books are so real and capture life very well. For it was here that these two long-ago lovers spent a season of magic before Bernadette's calling led her to a vocation as Mother Superior at Star of the Sea Academy on the sea-tossed Connecticut shore. I love reading Luanne Rice Books especially after I have read something very intense and scary.

Having enjoyed reading most all of Luanne Rice's books, I was looking forward to the release of What Matters Most. I was not disappointed! Ms. Rice has such a way of catching the reader up in the emotions of the characters, enabling you to actually feel how they feel

Having enjoyed reading most all of Luanne Rice's books, I was looking forward to the release of What Matters Most. Rice has such a way of catching the reader up in the emotions of the characters, enabling you to actually feel how they feel.

What Matters Most book. My library is slim with books on tape. I picked this up for the pretty picture as I had not heard of Luanne Rice. This book was tedious.

Narrated by Blair Brown. With every New York Times bestseller, Luanne Rice illuminates yet another of the secret wonders of the heart. Her unforgettable evocat.

Popular romance writer Luanne Rice explores the interrelationships of four characters: a nun, her steadfast lover, their son . Blair Brown guides listeners through this emotional, sentimental, even mystical story with grace and fluidity.

Popular romance writer Luanne Rice explores the interrelationships of four characters: a nun, her steadfast lover, their son, and a girl from a children's home whom he loves. This is a beautifully read story that examines the nature of love in its infinite variety: divine love, platonic adoration, parental love, spiritual bonding, family affection, and sexual love. Her grasp of accents-Irish, Boston, generic American-is perfect, and her delivery flawless

Luanne Rice is an American novelist. She often writes about nature and the sea, and many of her novels deal with love and family.

Luanne Rice is an American novelist. She is the author of The Lemon Orchard, Little Night, The Silver Boat and Beach Girls. Born in New Britain, Connecticut, Rice's first published poem appeared in the Hartford Courant when she was eleven, and her first short story was published in American Girl when she was fifteen.

Written by Luanne Rice, Audiobook narrated by Ann Marie Le. Narrated by: Blair Brown. Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins.

Narrated by: Blair Brown.

To make matters more complicated, the disastrous meeting stirs up old passions between Tom and Bernie. Their romantic détente ends and their friendship is irrevocably altered. Tom makes a final effort to win over Seamus before flying back to America. Grudgingly, Seamus accepts Tom’s help when Tom offers to use his influence to reunite Seamus with his lost love from the orphanage. With Tom’s help, Seamus tracks down his love in America. At this point, the plot spins wildly out of control as the author tosses in one melodramatic, outlandish event after another

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With every New York Times bestseller, Luanne Rice illuminates yet another of the secret wonders of the heart. Her unforgettable evocations of family, friendship, and loves lost and won in such novels as The Edge of Winter, Sandcastles, and Summer of Roses give voice to our most powerful emotions. Now she brings back two of her most beloved characters to tell of their journey across the sea to unravel the mysteries of a shared past—and two undying love affairs.…What Matters MostSister Bernadette Ignatius has returned to Ireland in the company of Tom Kelly to search for the past—and the son—they left behind. For it was here that these two long-ago lovers spent a season of magic before Bernadette’s calling led her to a vocation as Mother Superior at Star of the Sea Academy on the sea-tossed Connecticut shore. For Tom, Bernadette’s choice meant giving up his fortune and taking the job as caretaker at Star of the Sea, where he could be close to the woman he could no longer have but whom he never stopped loving. And while one miracle drew them apart, another is about to bring them together again.For somewhere in Dublin a young man named Seamus Sullivan is also on a search, dreaming of being reunited with his own first love, the only “family” he’s ever known. They’d been inseparable growing up together at St. Augustine’s Children’s Home, until Kathleen Murphy’s parents claimed her and she vanished across the sea to America. Now, in a Newport mansion, that very girl, grown to womanhood, works as a maid and waits with a faith that defies all reason for the miracle that will bring back the only boy she’s ever loved.That miracle is at hand—but like most miracles, it can come only after the darkest of nights and the deepest of heartbreaks. For life can be as precarious as a walk along a cliff, and its greatest rewards reached only by those who dare to risk everything…for what matters most.From the Hardcover edition.
  • I just finished reading this book and finished a big box of tissues also. You have some very good reviews here but I have to add just a wee bit of my own. Ms. Rice has really put a lot of feelings into this book. There are a few things I didn't agree with, but I am always willing to learn other people's opinions. I agree that there were a few slow moving pages, but just a few. You have to fall in love with her characters and the Green hills of Ireland. I learned so much about this Country's history, and Ms. Rice really got profound at the heartwrenching thoughts of Tom Kelly's family suffering and survival. The ending was a shock and extremely heartbreaking, but it was done with such Grace. At one point I felt I could not breath easily and thought I was having a heart attack with Tom. He will always be engraved in my heart, with the love he always felt for Bernie. The son holding his Mother's hand at the funeral showed there is hope and forgiving for us all. I am a Luanne Rice and Nora Roberts fan, but this book is one of the most remarkable that I have read in a very long time. If you are Irish you will love this book, and if your not as I am not, you will wish you were. This is a MUST read for people who love to read about a Life that is not Black and White.

  • Having enjoyed reading most all of Luanne Rice's books, I was looking forward to the release of What Matters Most. I was not disappointed! Ms. Rice has such a way of catching the reader up in the emotions of the characters, enabling you to actually feel how they feel. In this one, you can not help but fall in love with both Bernie and Tom. Though they can never be together, they were able to unite in the search and love of their son whom they had given up so may years ago. Despite missing the first 23 years of his life, they were finally able to give him the wonderful gift of their love, as well as his family history. The story is both heart warming, and heart breaking at times.

    This one was one of those books that you hate to see end. I finished reading it several days ago, but Bernie is still in my heart. I certainly recommend this one, especially for those with some quiet time available and wanting an emotional wake up call.

  • Really surprised myself by liking this book. I love Luanne Rice but avoided this book because the topic did not feel relevant to me. It turned out to be a very good book and I enjoyed it very much. I sort of felt like the author took the easy road out at the very end, which was why I didn't give it 5 stars. Otherwise, if you like Luanne Rice, this is a good read.

  • "What Matters Most" by Luanne Rice
    This is a sad story from beginning to end but with many turns. Its a story about Love, but even more, its about family and their love for each other.

  • This beloved writer DARED to be different, to not write a cookie-cutter 'love-you,love-me' book. Mysticism, stoicism, travel, loving characters (and not-so-loving) on both sides of the ocean - and anguished hearts. What else do you want? This is NOT Michener. WHAT MATTERS MOST, and SANDCASTLES before that, were as refreshing as that breeze off the Sound and re-awakened my interest in this author's work. This story could end no other way from the point of view of people who take commitment or vows to a Higher Authority seriously (precious few of those around nowadays). I HOPE Rice continues THIS story line and to all the nay sayers: get over it - or go back to Danielle Steel.

  • I just now finished this fabulous book -- though I must admit I could barely read the last 30 pages I was crying/sobbing so hard!!! Honestly, I couldn't see the pages. I dropped everything else I was reading when this book arrived Thursday but really started reading it voraciously Friday night, read until 2 AM and then have been reading it all day today. This is the story of Sister Bernadette and Tom Kelly from Sandcastles and their trip to Ireland to try to find the son they gave up for adoption 23 years earlier. I will admit to being disappointed by several of Luanne Rice's recent books (although I did enjoy Sandcastles) but this is without a doubt the best Luanne Rice has done in years, even better than the Roses series from a couple years ago. There was a little plot device toward the end that I wish she hadn't used but honestly, I can forgive her for it since the over 330 pages were so fabulous; pulled at the heartstrings so magnificently. Two of the hallmarks of a GREAT book for me --- if it makes me cry/sob and if I can read it straight through without putting it down. This had both. Second only to A Thousand Splendid Suns as the best book I have read all year. And PLEASE if you are going to read this book do not read the one-star review by Jean DeVilbiss from July 19th. She gives a MAJOR SPOILER, one that isn't in the book until waaayyyy at the end. To give this in a review on Amazon is absolutely unconscionable--and I can only hope that Amazon takes it down before it is ruined for other readers.

  • Great reading and several twist to keep you on you toes.

  • I loved this book and could not put it down. As a matter of fact, the story line gripped me from the very moment I opened the book and once I finished it, I bought two more books and gave them to friends. It is a book that I feel should be shared and if no one has read Luanne Rice novels (I had not) then through this book one will find a beautiful way to share What Matters Most.