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1593350929
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978-1593350925
Author:
Tanya Eby,Susan Wiggs
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Brilliance Audio; Unabridged edition (June 10, 2004)
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Those are the issues Susan Wiggs tackles in this deeply affecting novel of complex characters so carefully detailed that their conflicts have to be taken on by the reader.

Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Those are the issues Susan Wiggs tackles in this deeply affecting novel of complex characters so carefully detailed that their conflicts have to be taken on by the reader. While Jessie aches to tell her secret, Luz-her sister-hangs back. She, too, fears what such revelation will do to her marriage and her life, but most of all with the child she took in and made her own after Jessie flees.

Susan Wiggs has written another great story about family, relationships . Home Before Dark was well written.

Susan Wiggs has written another great story about family, relationships and the connection between sisters. The characters were complex and interesting. They just got together to fast. I thought Dusty was a weak character.

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Home Before Dark (Hardcover). Published April 1st 2003 by Mira Books. Hardcover, 378 pages. Tanya Eby (Goodreads Author) (Reader). ISBN: 1441835938 (ISBN13: 9781441835932).

Home Before Dark (Hardcover). Author(s): Susan Wiggs (Goodreads Author). ISBN: 1551666731 (ISBN13: 9781551666730).

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The plane swooped from the south to north over the lake, a blue mirror reflecting the cruciform shape of the wings and fuselage, racing over the landscape.

The plane swooped from the south to north over the lake, a blue mirror reflecting the cruciform shape of the wings and fuselage, racing over the landscape d sunset, a fire of color amid the dust and sage of the surrounding countryside. Will I remember this? she wondered, the palm of her hand pressed to the window. Terror and a floating sense of unreality held her silent, yet her thoughts raced.

As an irresponsible young mother, Jessie Ryder knew she'd never be able to give her newborn the stable family that her older sister could.

Joyce Bean, Tanya Eby Sirois, Susan Wiggs. HOME BEFORE DARK As an irresponsible young mother, Jessie Ryder knew she'd never be able to give her newborn the stable family that her older sister could, and the security her child deserved. So Luz and her husband adopted little Lila and told her Jessie was but a distant aunt. Sixteen years later, having traveled the world with the winds of remorse at her back, Jessie is suspending her photojournalism career to return home - even if it means throwing her sister's world into turmoil.

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She left her child behind, but couldn't let her goAs an irresponsible young mother, Jessie Ryder knew she'd never be able to give her newborn the stable family that her older sister could, and the security her child deserved. So Luz and her husband adopted little Lila and told her Jessie was but a distant aunt.Sixteen years later, having traveled the world with the winds of remorse at her back, Jessie is suspending her photojournalism career to return home--even if it means throwing her sister's world into turmoil.Where life once seemed filled with boundless opportunity, Jessie is now on a journey to redeem her careless past, bringing with her a terrible burden. Jessie's arrival is destined to expose the secrets and lies that barely held her daughter's adoptive family together to begin with, yet the truth can do so much more than just hurt. It can bring you home to a new kind of honesty, shedding its light into the deepest corners of the heart.
Reviews:
  • Bludsong
I purchased this book because I had read Susan Wiggs before and really liked her characters. But wow, what a disappointment this book was! I don't care that the heroine was going blind, both my grandparents were blind since birth and they were fascinating, amazing people. No, I just thought that it was way too much tragedy for one book. I read these books to escape, to make myself feel better, not worse. I wonder if perhaps Ms. Wiggs was going through a rough spot in her own life or something when she wrote this book. What else could explain her cramming this book full of horrible things happening to undeserving people. Hey! Just like real life! The protagonist and her look-alike sister (beautiful redheads of course) basically raise themselves as their single mother is self-absorbed and distant, dragging them around the country while she is on tour. (Mother is a pro golfer, but it takes awhile before we figure that out as author keeps saying "on tour" like we know what that means, and I thought maybe she was a singer or entertainer of some sort or another.) so the two women are still suffering from having a rough childhood. Whatever. Both sisters have been blessed on different ways but neither one is happy with their lot in life. The protagonist knows she is going blind but tells no one. Hell, even we readers are kept in the dark as to what her problem is even though the author drops hints. Stupid. Just tell us already. Alluding to it w/o addressing it adds NOTHING to the plot! Arg! I guess I'll stop ranting as I'm just getting mad at myself for buying this book! It's unfortunate, because it could have been a good book. My advice: stay away from this one. You might as well read a Thomas Hardy book if you want to get depressed.
  • Shalinrad
How would you react when you learn, not that you're going to die, but that you're going to have to live with a disability that will kill your career as a globe-trotting photojournalist? Not only that, but the secrets you've kept for more than 15 years must be set aside? Trouble is, you can't predict how the family members you care most about will react when you reveal those secrets.

Those are the issues Susan Wiggs tackles in this deeply affecting novel of complex characters so carefully detailed that their conflicts have to be taken on by the reader. While Jessie aches to tell her secret, Luz--her sister--hangs back. She, too, fears what such revelation will do to her marriage and her life, but most of all with the child she took in and made her own after Jessie flees.

Through Dusty's lusty entry into her life, Jessie begins to see that she doesn't have to flee again, but will she, anyway? If only to avoid risking yet more hurts?

This is a novel that deserves to be read and read again, living with and loving each of these memorable new character-friends.
  • SING
When the prodigal child, Jessie returns to her family home after almost 16 years away, she stays with her sister's fAmily in Texas. She meets her niece and nephews, discovering the unique truth for each. Over time, she even learns her own truth...
  • Sharpbringer
Enjoyed this book very much. Always have loved Susan's stories and this one did not disappoint one bit. This really dipped into the emotions of having to deal with such a diagnosis of going blind and then having to live with the reality. I didn't see a follow-up book so hope one will be coming.
  • ALAN
Anything Susan Wiggs writes is wonderful, but I particularly appreciate her contemporary romances. She so deftly portrays the issues that confront her protagonists that I am compelled to consider the effect that such issues (wether commonplace or unique) might have on myself or those whom I love.
In this story Jessie Ryder, an accomplished photojournalist, returns home to her family after a fifteen year absence when she learns that she is going blind. There she must face the rebellious daughter, Lila, that she gave up to her sister, Luz, at birth and resolve the differences that have grown between herself and the sister she respects and loves. She must also confront her own demons and deal with the fate that she has been dealt.
Wiggs creates a world that is as real as your own and populates it with strong and complicated characters that you will readily embrace. The major issues such as living with the decisions we have made and with the things in life we cannot change that Wiggs addresses are so truthful and well considered that you will think about this book long after you have finished reading.
  • Macage
The adventures in this book are awesome. Filled with life's challenges, giving new
opportunities to change the direction your life is taking and the results that can occur.
  • Vijora
I always like Susan Wiggs's books.They are full of family interactions and dedication. This one is no different and a story of two sisters as their adult life intermingles with the past. One sister a famous photographer with an exciting world of travel, and the other with a dedcation to her family. The one big secret that eventually brings them together again and an opportunity to help one another through a devastating life-changing diagnosis, gives the story some emotional revelations.
One od my very favorit. Really good story