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The Book Lover (edition 2012)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0984867104, Paperback)Ruth Hardaway has had one passion all her life: books. For thirty years she's devoted her life to her book store, trying to bury her painful past. But now the store is in jeopardy, and the past is catching up with her. Lucinda Barrett lost everything in a life-shattering betrayal. Desperate, she goes after one last dream - to be an author. Alone and broke, she embarks on a journey, eventually landing on Ruth's doorstep. Ruth takes Lucy under her wing, championing her book and even offering her refuge at a nearby lake cabin. In return, she wants Lucy to keep an eye on her son, Colin, who's recovering from a war injury. As the two women grow closer and begin to face the past, neither has any idea that their toughest decisions lie ahead - or that their friendship is about to fall apart because of a little white lie.
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When Lucinda Barrett's husband destroys their marriage in a shocking betrayal, she's left with nothing but the shattered remnants of her life-- and her novel. Desperate to keep one last dream alive, she sets out on a 1,000 mile journey to get it into the hands of readers-- one bookstore at a time. Ruth Hardaway knows all about shattered dreams. For the last 30 years she's devoted her life to her store, The Book Lover, trying to bury her painful past. When Ruth discovers Lucy's novel, their lives intertwine as they move steadily toward the revelation of long-hidden secrets.
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