Safe Harbor

Safe Harbor

by Luanne Rice
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Safe Harbor by Luanne Rice

Readers across the country have embraced the moving, magical novels of Luanne Rice, among them her acclaimed bestsellers Firefly Beach, Follow the Stars Home, and Cloud Nine.

The New York Times Book Review has called Rice's work "exciting, emotional, terrific," and praises her "rare combination of realism and romance." Now from this gifted writer comes a new novel — the story of two generations of sisters and the indelible bonds among them, set on the timeless New England coastline she has made her own.

Dana Underhill's artistic gift has led her all over the world in search of new oceanscapes. Her breathtaking underwater canvases evoke all the beauty and romance of the seas she and her beloved sister, Lily, have sailed since childhood. But when a shattering event takes Lily from her forever, Dana must leave her nomadic artist's life for the salt marshes and tidal creeks of her childhood home at Hubbard's Point, Connecticut, to become a mother to Lily's two young daughters, Quinn and Allie.

Twelve-year-old Quinn may be Dana's toughest challenge. With a mass of wiry braids as uncontrollable as she is, Quinn hides her secret diary in a remote cove and clings fiercely to private mementos of her parents. Already an expert sailor herself, Quinn is convinced their deaths at sea were no accident. Dana, too, is troubled by the puzzle of what could have gone so terribly wrong on that clear, moonlit night. Support comes to Dana with the unexpected reappearance of an old friend, marine biologist Sam Trevor, whom readers will remember from Firefly Beach. When Sam was eight years old, Dana taught him to sail andunlocked his dreams of the undersea world. Now he's a tall, laughing-eyed pro, researching dolphins. And he's been in love with Dana for all the years that have passed between them.

Dana cannot begin to contemplate opening her heart again, especially now, especially to a man she can only allow herself to see as a young student. But together, she and Sam begin to discover that Hubbard's Point is the center of endless mysteries, and that many of the answers lie in the blue-purple depths that surge through Dana's paintings and into all of their lives, revealing the transcendence of love even in the face of grief and death. Haunting and powerful, Safe Harbor is an unforgettable story of family bonds, love lost and found, and of a painter's unfolding vision of herself, as an artist — and as a woman.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455864812
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 04/01/2014
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.12(d)

About the Author

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.

Date of Birth:

September 25, 1955

Place of Birth:

New Britain, CT

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Safe Harbor 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. The best I have read in a long time. Quinn is such an enchanting character, and you can not help but fall in love with the child. I was amazed at how much the book taught me about the Ocean, and painting. This is a great read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was absolutely charming! I couldn't put it down!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This novel is the first I've read of Rice's and I soon fell in love with the characters and the place they call home. Filled with passion, intrigue, and suspense this novel was a great find and I recommend it to all who feel that special connection with the sea and have the eyes of an artist.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read Luanne Rice's Dream Country and I loved it. I was very surprised when I could hardly force myself to keep reading this one because it moves so slowly.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As an avid reader, I was quite disappointed with this novel. The plot summary on the back of the book intrigued me, and I was looking forward to reading this book. However, I was surprised at how slow a book could move - the plot didn't start to pick up until the middle of the novel! All the parts about the mermaids and the ocean were very mysitcal. Rice wrote too much about nature and not enough about plot and character formation. Finally, the 'keys' are too cliche; the author could have thought of fresher, more interesting ways to solve the 'mystery,' which in my opinion was not even a mystery. Luanne Rice, if you read this, don't be angry...just use this as a guide for your future novels.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I read by Luanne Rice and have already read two more. Her character descriptions are so genuine and the stories are beautifully romantic. I could see my own life in this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Im not usually a reader but when i found this book i was hooked. Its the best book I have read in a long time.And I read it in 3 days. i recomend you read this book. it brings tragity, and love all in one book
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing book for all you romantics out there. I loved it, and read most of it in one day. It's a real page-turner, but don't forget a box of tissues near the end!
Guest More than 1 year ago
When they were younger, Dana and Lily taught sailing in Newport. Dana also painted oceanscapes as she dreamed of becoming an artist. The siblings even saved the life of student Sam Trevor, who vowed to keep his two females saviors safe from harm.

Over two decades later, Dana is sailing the seven seas painting wherever she goes. Lily married Mark and they have two preteen children. However, the world turns upside down when Lily and Mark drown and Dana comes home to raise her two nieces struggling with their sudden loss. Dana, also grappling with her sibling¿s death, wonders how to raise two grieving preadolescents when Sam, an oceanography professor at Yale, enters her life again. Sam remembers his youthful pledge to the sisters and provides mental and logistical support to Dana especially with trying to understand the mystery of how two-experienced ¿Mer¿ people drown. As they begin to fall in love, Dana must overcome her fear of commitment and her problems with being several years older than her former student is if they are to form a permanent relationship.

SAFE HARBOR is a safe bet for readers who relish a relationship drama with a bit of mystery and the convalescing power of love. The story line breezes forward through the actions of the three dimensional key cast members especially the lead characters and the two children. Fans of ocean air, sandy beaches, and a top rate romance will enjoy Luanne Rice¿ latest offering.

Harriet Klausner

Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the very first book I read of hers and I loved it. I have been reading as many of her books as I can find. If you haven't read it make time this summer!