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#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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Robyn Carr. (2016). The Life She Wants. Unabridged Recorded Books, Inc.

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Robyn Carr. 2016. The Life She Wants. Recorded Books, Inc.

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Robyn Carr. The Life She Wants. Unabridged Recorded Books, Inc, 2016.

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        Bestselling author Carr follows a woman who marries a multi-millionaire schemer (who commits suicide after being caught) and ends up as a nearly penniless widow. Emma Shay Compton is unsympathetic in the public eye—though she did nothing wrong and was unaware of her husband’s fraudulent practices—and has to start her life all over again. She flees the east coast and returns to her childhood home of Sonoma County, where she confronts her past: Riley Kerrigan, the best friend who stole Emma’s high school boyfriend, Jock, and got pregnant; and her difficult childhood with a typically evil stepmother who favored her own children over Emma. Emma ends up working for Riley, whose brother, Adam, intercedes on her behalf (he’s had a crush on Emma for years) and Emma becomes part of Riley’s professional cleaning service while developing a relationship with Adam. That she readily goes from living the luxurious life to cleaning toilets is a bit of a stretch, as is her involvement with one of the client’s daughters, a huge infraction of Riley’s professional rules. Too much melodrama, shallow character portrayals, and lifeless romantic scenes unfortunately undercut what could have been an insightful exploration of a woman’s world turned upside down by circumstances beyond her control.

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      • content: 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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