One of America’s most mesmerizing storytellers, Luanne Rice enthralls readers with her moving tales of ordinary people in crisis--and how they are transformed by the enduring power of love and family. Now the author of Safe Harbor, True Blue, and other New York Times bestsellers presents the gripping story of a man fighting for his family, a woman searching for her sister--and the promise of a new life where both least expected it...
The Secret Hour
Beneath his careful and controlled demeanor, attorney John O’Rourke is a man whose life is in turmoil. Since the death of his wife, he has been juggling the rigors of a controversial capital murder case and the demands of raising two children. Eleven-year-old Maggie’s crooked bangs and rumpled clothes eloquently reproach John’s earnest but haphazard attempts at mothering. Teddy, John’s stalwart fourteen-year-old, has quietly assumed responsibilities far too weighty for his young shoulders, as he longs for the way things used to be and tries to ignore the hostility that has swirled around his family since his father took on the defense of a killer whose crimes have rocked Connecticut.
A brick through the window one autumn morning signals a dangerous new level of hatred. But a quieter event also takes place that day. A woman arrives on the O’Rourke doorstep to find a household on the brink of chaos but brimming with love--and, she hopes, answers. Kate Harris is searching for the key to her own mystery. Six months ago her younger sister fled far from their beloved home following a devastating confrontation. After mailing a single postcard from the New England shore, Willa Harris vanished. With only a postmark to go on, Kate takes a leave of absence from her job as a marine biologist to come to the seaside Willa adored--and discovers the one man who may be able to help her.
Compelling and evocative, at once suspenseful, heartbreaking, and triumphant, The Secret Hour is an unforgettable novel that explores the power of sisterly love, the gift of second chances--and the way magic can sometimes be the most real thing in the whole world.
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Praise for the novels of Luanne Rice
“Exciting, emotional, terrific--what more could you want?”
-- The New York Times Book Review
“Rice’s trademarks are fine writing, a good eye for small detail, and an uncanny way of conveying the mysterious glue that holds families together.”
-- Kirkus Reviews
Luanne Rice is the author of twenty-three bestselling novels, most recently What Matters Most, The Edge of Winter, Sandcastles, Summer of Roses, Summer’s Child, and Beach Girls. She lives in New York City and Old Lyme, Connecticut. Among other dramatic adaptations of Ms. Rice’s work, Silver Bells was a recent Hallmark Hall of Fame feature.
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Descrizione libro Bantam, 2003. Condizione libro: Good. Doubleday large print home library. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP92657989
Descrizione libro Bantam Dell Pub. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Very good condition book with only light signs of previous use. Codice libro della libreria G073943196XI4N00
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Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. [ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ][ Ships Daily ] [ Underlining/Highlighting: NONE ] [ Writing: NONE ] [ Edition: First ] Publisher: Bantam Dell Pub. Pub Date: 1/1/2003 Binding: Hardcover Pages: 591 First edition. Codice libro della libreria 2466094
Descrizione libro Bantam Books, New York, 2003. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Good +. No Jacket. Boards have faint wear. Pages are clean & text is free from markings. All pages secure in binding. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria 301176A
Descrizione libro Bantam, New York, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 2003 LARGE PRINT EDITION KEYWORDS: FICTION ROMANCE MYSTERY ACTION THRILLER SUSPENSE Very Good Condition Hardcover with Very Good Condition Dust jacket Superficial Edge Wear Dust Jacket Is in a New Archival Dust Jacket Protector (Brodart) Not a Remainder Not Ex-Library No Added Writing, Notes, Etc., or Underlining of Text No Previous Owners Name No Missing or Torn Pages Page Edges Clean No Obnoxious Odors All Domestic Shipments Have Confirmation of Delivery at No Extra Charge 591 Pages Gift Quality Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. LARGE PRINT. Codice libro della libreria 020066