What Matters Most: A Novel

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Random House Publishing Group, Jul 17, 2007 - Fiction - 352 pages
8 Reviews
New York Times bestselling author Luanne Rice works her singular magic in this deeply felt novel about two unforgettable couples, linked by a shared history, separated by decisions made long ago.
 
What if you could relive one time in your life? What would you choose if you could make one thing right? For Bernadette and Tom, it is a return to their roots in Ireland and a love that broke every rule and could have withstood any consequence—but the one that broke their hearts. For James and Kathleen, whose indelible bond was forged in a Dublin orphanage before one was adopted and carried across the sea to America, it is a reunion they’ve dreamed of all their young lives, even if it defies reason. From the Emerald Isle to the Connecticut shore, four lives  are about to come together in a confrontation that will challenge each of them to leave behind the past and all they once thought was important, and to embrace at last what matters most.
 

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User Review  - lonepalm - LibraryThing

What Matters Most: I usually like Luanne Rice books, but not this one; in fact, I did not even finish reading it. It dragged quite a bit, and was also very depressing. Perhaps this was because it was a sequel, but it certainly did not hold my interest. Read full review

WHAT MATTERS MOST

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

An emotionally exhaustive revisit with the two Irish-American families from Sandcastles (2006). This time around, Rice turns her attention to Sister Bernadette (Bernie) Sullivan and Thomas (Tom) Kelly ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
17
Section 3
25
Section 4
37
Section 5
45
Section 6
55
Section 7
65
Section 8
80
Section 17
187
Section 18
198
Section 19
209
Section 20
219
Section 21
232
Section 22
241
Section 23
251
Section 24
262

Section 9
93
Section 10
105
Section 11
115
Section 12
125
Section 13
135
Section 14
149
Section 15
159
Section 16
172
Section 25
274
Section 26
285
Section 27
294
Section 28
308
Section 29
319
Section 30
330
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About the author (2007)

Luanne Rice is the author of twenty-five novels, most recently Light of the Moon, What Matters Most, The Edge of Winter, Sandcastles, Summer of Roses, Summer’s Child, Silver Bells, and Beach Girls. She lives in New York City and Old Lyme, Connecticut.


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