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What Matters Most ❮Epub❯ ➣ What Matters Most ➢ Author Luanne Rice – Buyprobolan50.co.uk Família Amizade Amor Paixão O milagre está prestes a realizarse mas, tal como a maioria dos milagres, só pode surgir depois da noite mais escura e depois do maior desgosto de todos A vida pode ser Família Amizade Amor Paixão O milagre está prestes a realizarse mas, tal como a maioria dos milagres, só pode surgir depois da noite mais escura e depois do maior desgosto de todos A vida pode ser tão precária como um passeio numa falésia e as suas maiores recompensas só são alcançadas por aqueles que ousam arriscar tudo por amor A irmã Bernardette Igatius regressa What Matters ePUB ´ à Irlanda na companhia de Tom Kelly em busca do passado – e do filho – que deixaram para trás há mais deanos Foi ali que aqueles dois antigos amantes passaram uma época mágica antes de o chamamento de Bernardette a ter transformado em Madre Superiora da Academia Estrela do Mar E se foi um milagre que os afastou, um outro está prestes a unilos Entretanto, algures em Dublin, um jovem, Seamus Sullivan, sonha em reunirse com o seu primeiro e único amor Do outro lado do Atlântico, numa mansão de newport, eesa rapariga, já adulta, trabalha como criada e aguarda com uma fé que desafia toda a razão pelo milagre que lhe devolverá o único rapaz que amou A Minha Verdade é o Amor é um livro marcante sobre os mistérios do passado e o relato inesquecível de duas histórias de amor imortais.

10 thoughts on “What Matters Most

  1. Emily Emily says:

    A very preachy book about lost love. Two couples, one the parents of the son of the young couple, are drawn back to Ireland where the story began twenty-three years ago. Bernie and Tom had a child they gave up for adoption because Bernie felt a calling to be a nun in America. The son is raised in an institution, never adopted, and falls for another orphan. Eventually the two are split. Both become irritatingly emo, as well as the parents of the boy. After twenty-three years, the nun, Bernie, and the father, Tom, return to find their son. Of course he wants nothing to do with them.

    The whole book revolved around Bernie, the nun. I really have no sympathy for her character. She was incredibly unlikable, fickle, and naive. I just wanted to smack her for not taking responsibility for her own actions.

  2. Rebekah Rebekah says:

    This was the worst love story I've ever read. I actually stopped to read portions to my husband and we laughed out loud at the sappy, ridiculous events.

    A woman who is now a nun, and the groundskeeper at the abbey, take a trip to Ireland to see how the son they had together is getting along. Horror of horrors, they find that instead of the happy family they envisioned him gaining from the orphanage, he was never adopted and ran off to be on his own. This starts a search for the son, a questioning of the nun's previous choice to give up the child and take her vows, and raises hopes in the groundskeeper that he may win his lady yet. Laugh out loud awful, and I haven't even spoiled the best (worst) parts.

  3. Lesley-gail Lesley-gail says:

    My first introduction to Luanne Rice, and I think it will be my last. I enjoy books with characters that I can relate to, that are believable and conceivable regardless of the genre or setting. The story surrounds four characters, two couples - Bernadette Sullivan and Thomas Kelly, and Seamus Sullivan and Kathleen Murphy. The first couple Bernadette and Thomas are in their forties, and have been in love since childhood. I get that, I can understand the depth of the love and friendship between them. What I don't get is everything after. Bernadette wants to enter the convent, she sees a vision of Mary which she perceives as confirmation as her destiny to become a nun. She follows Tom on a trip to Ireland in search of their roots. Here they fall more in love and she gets pregnant, has the baby and gives it up for adoption under the influence of an evil novice mistress. They go back to America, and for 23 years he works as a caretaker at her Convent while she rises to the position of Mother Superior. After 20 plus years, she decides she wants to search for their son. Are you kidding me? Seriously, maybe I can't relate because I'm not Irish Catholic like the characters in the book. But I can not see how any woman who is determined to keep her child, is that easily manipulated. Then she names the child Thomas James after his father and paternal grandfather, yet chooses to give him her surname. Secondly the character Tom, is highly fictional. I can not perceive any man, who wants his child, is going to allow you to give it away. No objections, just to please you. Then you enter the convent and he waits by your side for 20 plus years for you to realize that you made a mistake and the both of you can be together. Whilst all the time you are playing games with his emotions because you don't know whether you want him or Jesus. Wow! So in this supposed depiction of enduring love of the other, what about love and respect for the self. The desire for peace of mind and personal strength. Total hogwash! Let me not go on further. Completely unrealistic, blue people who mate with their tails as in Avatar are more believable.

  4. Mindi Mindi says:

    My library is slim with books on tape. I picked this up for the pretty picture as I had not heard of Luanne Rice.

    I apologize to anyone who bothered with my in progress reviews. This book was tedious. By the 7th cd, I was vested enough to want to finish it. During the 8th cd, I was angry and turned it off for a couple days. Then I listened to portions of the last CD and decided to go back and finish.

    I think the end was sufficiently acceptable. I did require a generally happy ending to tie up loose ends after all the hearts breaking, pounding and bleeding, the hands shaking/quivering/tingling and oh, the eyes. Luanne Rice loves some eyeballs. NO ONE worth a shit has anything but intense eyes. Everyone speaks some special passionate annoying eye language that isn't taught in school, not in Indiana anyway.

    This might be a fine book for those that are Catholic, Irish, believe in signs from God, ghosts, or who are remarkably patient or can suspend reality during a book that is supposed to read real. I am none of those things so I half want my hours and hours back. I liked some of the characters well enough. Rice moves between times very well, but she is R-E-P-E-T-I-V-E to the point of reader exhaustion.

    Sister Bernadette was a pain in the ass to the bitter end. She got slightly better but a pain none the less.

    I was glad for the characters in the end. I am enough of a glutton for punishment that I might read or listen to a sequel.

  5. Rhonda Rae Baker Rhonda Rae Baker says:

    This was an awesome story...loved the characters and what they went through touched memories that I have.

    Emotionally charged and beautifully written. Luanne Rice has a way of digging deep within the soul and challenging your beliefs.

    We are all affected by choices...from our ancestors, our parents, our siblings, our spouses, our children, even our friends...it's what we do with those events that can either make or break us.

    I felt such controversy with what happened to these children while growing up and even wondered what my life would have or could have been like if I wasn't adopted.

    If you like family stories, adventure, moral issues, or just something meaningful to think about...this is a great weekend read.

    I've already chosen my next book by this author, she really knows how to take you to another place and time.

  6. Dawn Dawn says:

    I think that I have never encountered a more self-centred, self-pre-occupied nun in fact or in fiction than in this book. Sorry, but I would like to have smacked the wonderful Sister Bernadette silly. Her complete lack of awareness and sensitivity make me very sceptical that she would be chosen for anything - least of all for visions or visitations.

    I used to enjoy reading Luanne Rice's books and was looking forward to renewing my acquaintance, but after this one I think it's best just to pass her books by. I'm not sure who changed - probably me, but this one had me muttering. I persevered, thinking that it would get better. In my estimation it didn't and I'm sorry I wasted my time.

  7. Catherine Catherine says:

    This almost reads like a trashy romance novel. Other than James/Seamus the characters are not really very likeable. I've enjoyed other novels by Rice, but this one left me feeling yucky about the story and the characters.

  8. Jenia Jenia says:

    What Matters Most is another great work of Luanne Rice . I have read few of Luanne’s books and so far there wasn’t a single book of hers that disappointed me. That was the way I felt with What Matters Most, from the moment I picked up the book, it got hard for me to put it down, I needed how it would turn out in the end. I loved the way Rice portrayed everyone’s emotions, I felt myself being able to feel what they were filling. Top of it, the scenery she set, described, especially of Ireland was beautiful and I felt that I was actually there. Even though most parts of novel were sad, they were also ones that made me smile. Rice brought the story to life to me. I’m looking forward to reading rest of her novels.

    What Matters Most is follow up of Sandcastles which I read. This sequel follows story of Bernadette Ignatius and Tom Kelly. Sister Bernadette and Tom Kelly return to Ireland, in search of son they left behind 23 years earlier. It was also the place for a lot of memories for both Tom and Bernadette before her calling, to become Nun. Devastating Tom, he took job as groundskeeper in Star Of Sea so he could be close to her, to the one women that he never stopped loving. Will search of their son, bring them closer together?

    Seamus ‘James’ Sullivan also is hoping and dreaming of reuniting with his one true love, Kathleen Murphy who he hasn’t seen over 10 years, not since she was taking by her parents from St Augustine’s Children’s home. Kathleen was the only family that he ever knows. While Kathleen, cook in Newport is dreaming the same thing, dreaming for miracle to bring the one boy she always loved, back to her. All four lives are about to come together.

    When I picked up the novel, I haven’t realized that I was reading a sequel to Sandcastles, that I read a year earlier. As I read on, I realized that the names seemed somehow familiar and then it came to me. I was actually happy that she made the sequel, I loved Sandcastles and I was curious about the other characters as well. I found myself loving Bernadette right from beginning, and her dedication to go back to Ireland to find their son. However I found myself frustrated with her at times, I wish she would just be with Tom, she saw how much he loved her. I could feel the tension between two of them, but that’s what I enjoyed about their relationship, the fact that they were obstacles. I didn’t actually read description before picking up the book, I found myself curious what Tom and Bernadette where hiding when they arrived to Ireland, especially how Tom was acting with his cousins.

    Now James and Kathleen, I found myself loving them even more. All through the book, I found myself rooting for them to find a way back, to each other. I could tell there was chemistry between two of them from the first page. I found myself being able to easily imagining their relationship; just by the way that Rice described their relationship through the years. Now, that’s a real bond, a bond that is unique. I did wonder what would happened with them two if Kathleen’s parents didn’t come to get her, or if she took James’s offer to run away with him. I found myself feeling sad when they were separated and horrible for Kathleen, for the life she ended up having.

    Ending had a twist, as most of Luanne Rice’s books did. I just wish it didn’t have result in death. However I was happy that at least Tom knew how she felt about him, how they both got their feelings out there. Of course, his heart had go out at worse possible way. I though the very ending was beautiful, James finally got he wanted, a family with Kathleen, even if the child wasn’t his, he learned to accept it as I hoped he would. This story is totally worth checking out. If you haven’t read any of Luanne’s books, go pick one out. It’s worth your time.

  9. Eesha Khan Niazi Eesha Khan Niazi says:

    ... What Matters Most is Love
    And the respect for the one you love. If she doesn't want it, You can bleed your heart out but not make her feel bad about it. Be there for her even if you know you can never touch her. Despite all that. never think of replacing her. I like kelly's patience for more than 2 decades, for sacrifice that spend almost all the money saved for college studies be used up to find the love of her life... sticking to one person throughout their lives The First and true love. Being their for eachother in whatever way they can and family comes first!
    My First ever series

  10. Vickie Vickie says:

    I know that many reviewers really did not like this story for various reasons. I agree with some of them: style of writing, outlandish plot, etc! However, I loved the story. I love when stories come full circle and I can finish my life with the characters. As a Catholic, I understood the struggle of the decisions that were made by Bernadette and Tom; as an adoptive mother, my heart was wrenched with the struggles of Kathleen and Seamus. I even get the adult issues of the adult children. I'm glad that I didn't listen to the low reviews - this one really struck my heart!

    Go Cards! L1C4!!

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