Sandcastles by Luanne Rice

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Luanne Rice is that rarest of all novelists who indelibly captures the defining moments in our lives. In this acclaimed bestseller, she takes readers on an unforgettable exploration of the most elusive miracle of all: how a broken family might be made whole again.
Painter Honor Sullivan had the perfect love and the perfect life with her husband, a renowned photographer and sculptor—until the day John’s passions led him to disaster, shattering their family and her heart. Since then, Honor has struggled to make a safe haven for herself and their three daughters at Star of the Sea Academy on the magical Connecticut shore.

    Now, years later, a mysterious letter in a familiar hand hints at John’s return to the family he’s always loved more than anything on earth. It will take nothing short of a miracle to heal the rift between father and daughters, husband and wife, the past and the present—but a miracle is exactly what is in the making at Star of the Sea Academy. The only question is: Do you believe?

About Luanne Rice

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Luanne Rice is the author of The Deep Blue Sea for Beginners, The Geometry of Sisters, Last Kiss, Light of the Moon, What Matters Most, The Edge of Winter, Sandcastles, Summer of Roses, Summer's Child, Silver Bells, Beach Girls, and many other New York Times bestsellers. She lives in New York City and Old Lyme, Connecticut.
Published June 27, 2006 by Bantam. 480 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The way his wife Honor sees it, he abandoned their family out of sheer stubbornness.

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His notes find their way to Honor, perhaps via Sister Bernadette Ignatius, who runs the community and is John's sister, and Auntie Bernie to John and Honor's daughters.

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Both John and Honor Sullivan are artists --- John creates massive sculptures from nature and then photographs his fleeting work that nature will soon rearrange and destroy, and Honor paints landscapes and portraits in oils.

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USA Today

Repressed love set inside the stone walls of a convent.A sculptor whose passion for his art may have cost him his family.Mysterious etchings and a visit from the Virgin Mary.This potent brew of love and longing has echoes of Colleen McCullough's 1977 Australian saga The Thorn Birds, but Luanne Ri...

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Then her husband, brilliant photographer and sculptor John Sullivan, broke her heart–and tore their little family apart.

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