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  • At the Water's Edge

  • Deluxe Edition
  • By: Harper Bliss
  • Narrated by: Abby Craden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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Summary

Sometimes you need to go back to where you came from. 

When Ella returns to her hometown to recover from trauma, she makes a connection with Kay, the owner of the local lake resort. 

Ella thought she didn’t have time for love, but this extraordinary woman may just prove her wrong.

A deeply emotional listen by best-selling lesbian romance author Harper Bliss.

This deluxe edition includes the sequel novella It Takes Two!

©2014 Harper Bliss (P)2022 Harper Bliss

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worth it

the novella and it's end were needed, and the chapters flowed as if one book, with Harpers' excellent writing.
abby craden gives a great narrative performance, and it seemed like a whole new story.
depression is a terrible affliction, people can't tell from your appearance that you're ill, I've been in ellas' position and although it never really goes, I too am glad I was found in time, as I now live for the grandchildren I would never have seen.
seek help before you go too far.
thankyou Harper for the beautiful way your story deals with this taboo.

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  • Steph M
  • 26-07-22

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This book should come with a warning. It's emotional, sad and heartwarming. Mental health needs to be normalized, and talked about. Suicide and depression is a subject NO ONE likes to talk about, but is so important to understand.
For me this was a difficult read, hit close to home. I finished it, but had to put it down a time or two, listened to something else. Ella is not an easy character to like, for someone who is 'educated' she is like a 15 year old with anger issues.
Narration was excellent as usual, thank you Abby Craden.

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  • BFAV
  • 05-08-22

Very Much Depressing

I choose this book by mistake. I had to make myself complete it. Dysfunctional family affecting adult life of children,suicidal attempt, it wouldn’t have been my choice. In the end things work out but the ending doesn’t bring your depressing emotions full circle. I’m feeling pretty low after finishing the book sort of sorry I finished it. Should have stopped after about 10 chapters.

I’m sure you can find a more feel good lesbian novel without looking too hard.

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  • Jennifer Anne Graham
  • 03-08-22

Wow. Couldn't stop.

Tough subject matter but I could stop listening. I feel like we can all relate to a lot of Ella's thoughts. I loved the characters and fell in love with the human-ness of them. Parts are steamy but well written. Overall I loved this book and started it over as a relisten right away!

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  • MissLynn
  • 01-08-22

Love this re-release!

I've grown to love Harper Bliss's work so much that her last ten books have been on auto-buy. I know I'm going to get quality. I know it's going to be original. I know the sex is going to be delicious.

And lately, with audiobooks she's been on an Abby Craden roll - and I will never complain about that! Harper tends to write angst and Craden delivers that like no other.

I hadn't read this one - which was one of Harper's first releases back in 2014. It had also been released on audio in the past, but Harper decided to re-release it with her favorite narrator - Craden - who she considers "the best." Since her new releases are now auto-buys I picked it right up and I'm so glad I did. This was so well done. I'm always amazed by the quality of her storytelling, the language she uses, and how she brings the emotions of characters to the surface.

This wasn't an easy story to tell. It's about a woman who had attempted to take her own life and then travels back to her hometown to try and make peace. Not only with herself, but her dysfunctional family. There is also a lovely romance along her journey.

A real bonus of this release was that the audiobook included a follow-up novella where we get an update on these characters three years down the road. What a great gift that was!

Loved it. With each book of hers I experience, I become an even bigger fan.

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  • Faith
  • 26-09-22

not feeling this one

The characters are very boring and not very 3 dimensional. it's a bit of a fight to get through.

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  • Frances Cox
  • 23-08-22

Another great collaboration

My new favorite writer and my all time favorite ‘voice’ to read her books. Thank you both for yet another wonderful adventure!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 30-07-22

delightful

I listened to the other narration first. if I had know an Abby Craden version existed I would not have two copies in my library. with that being said the other performance was wonderful but there is something about an Abby Craden performance that leaves nothing to be desired.
Harper Bliss is my favorite Author. with good reason. I fall in love with all the characters. I always look forward to the next one.
This story is built on a difficult to discuss topic. Beautifully developed characters navigate difficult life events and find ways to support each other through it all. I feel like the characters and story are very realistic and easy to connect to. the story flow is smooth and at the end I felt like I witnessed something so real it gave me chills. I would absolutely recommend.

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  • Sab
  • 27-07-22

What can I write?

A combination of a wonderfully written book by a great author and an excellent narrator, bring our a pleasure to listen to.