Cynthia Ellingsen – A Bittersweet Surprise

A mysterious, heartwarming tale of small-town intrigue, family secrets, and the possibility of new love from the Amazon Charts bestselling author of The Lighthouse Keeper.

Emma Laurent has always preferred helping others to asking for help. But now, shes the one in need. Her stepmother is selling her late fathers candy shop, her grandmothers assisted-living facility has become a financial burden, and the anniversary of her fiancs death is quickly approaching.

Rather than face her problems, Emma does what she does best – finds someone else to help by offering a mother and son with nowhere to go somewhere to stay. So when a couple visiting Starlight Cove suddenly offers to pay $20,000 for the old painting that has hung on the candy shops wall since Emma was a child, it seems like fate has stepped in to help Emma in return – but the more she thinks about it, the more suspicious the offer seems.

Determined to uncover why the couple is so interested in the painting, Emma begins to investigate, unknowingly wading into a sea of old family secrets. At the same time, a new flirtation has her feeling guilty and confused. As Emma uncovers more about the past, can she find the courage she needs to save the candy shop and give herself permission to open her heart to love again?

Author: Cynthia Ellingsen
Narrator: Kate Rudd
Duration: 8 hours 50 minutes
Released: 19 Mar 2009
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Language: English

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. My first Audible book. Loved the story and the experience of listening instead of reading. Naration well done.