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By Luanne Rice | Comments: ( 376 ) | Date: ( Nov 20, 2019 )

With every New York Times bestseller, Luanne Rice illuminates yet another of the secret wonders of the heart Her unforgettable evocations of family, friendship, and loves lost and won in such novels as The Edge of Winter, Sandcastles, and Summer of Roses give voice to our most powerful emotions Now she brings back two of her most beloved characters to tell of their journWith every New York Times bestseller, Luanne Rice illuminates yet another of the secret wonders of the heart Her unforgettable evocations of family, friendship, and loves lost and won in such novels as The Edge of Winter, Sandcastles, and Summer of Roses give voice to our most powerful emotions Now she brings back two of her most beloved characters to tell of their journey across the sea to unravel the mysteries of a shared past and two undying love affairs What Matters MostSister Bernadette Ignatius has returned to Ireland in the company of Tom Kelly to search for the past and the son they left behind For it was here that these two long ago lovers spent a season of magic before Bernadette s calling led her to a vocation as Mother Superior at Star of the Sea Academy on the sea tossed Connecticut shore For Tom, Bernadette s choice meant giving up his fortune and taking the job as caretaker at Star of the Sea, where he could be close to the woman he could no longer have but whom he never stopped loving And while one miracle drew them apart, another is about to bring them together again.For somewhere in Dublin a young man named Seamus Sullivan is also on a search, dreaming of being reunited with his own first love, the only family he s ever known They d been inseparable growing up together at St Augustine s Children s Home, until Kathleen Murphy s parents claimed her and she vanished across the sea to America Now, in a Newport mansion, that very girl, grown to womanhood, works as a maid and waits with a faith that defies all reason for the miracle that will bring back the only boy she s ever loved.That miracle is at hand but like most miracles, it can come only after the darkest of nights and the deepest of heartbreaks For life can be as precarious as a walk along a cliff, and its greatest rewards reached only by those who dare to risk everything for what matters most.From the Hardcover edition.


  • Title: What Matters Most
  • Author: Luanne Rice
  • ISBN: 9780553589702
  • Page: 277
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Luanne Rice

Luanne Rice is the New York Times bestselling author of thirty two novels including THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF SISTERS, her first YA novel Five of her books have been made into movies and mini series, many have been New York Times bestsellers and two of her pieces have been featured in off Broadway theatre productions She divides her time between New York City and the Connecticut shoreline.



Comments What Matters Most

  • Gremily

    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 [...]


  • Rebekah

    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 [...]


  • Mónica Silva

    Luanne Rice possui uma mestria evidente ao abordar o amor nas suas obras. Neste livro, a sua escrita é capaz de tocar o coração do leitor de uma forma simples. Mais do que um mero romance, é um livro sobre encontros e desencontros, vidas que se cruzam e interlaçam sob o poder do amor.Bernadette, ao abandonar o seu filho para seguir a sua vocação e tornar-se freira, alterou não apenas o rumo da sua vida mas também o do homem que mais amava. Agora, juntos, Bernadette e Tom vão percorrer [...]


  • Mindi

    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 loo [...]


  • Rhonda Rae Baker

    This was an awesome storyloved 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. our ancestors, our parents, our siblings, our spouses, our children, even our friends'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 [...]


  • Mafi

    Adorei!Devorei o livro, ao contrario do que pensava não tive qualquer problemas com as partes religiosas do livro. Mas gostei mesmo muito, achei as personagens cativantes e adorei a historia do James/Seamus e da Kathleen.


  • Jenia

    What Matters Mostis 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 Irelan [...]


  • Silvana (Por detrás das Palavras)

    Ao "passearmos" pelas páginas deste livro vamos descobrir que é uma história de ligações entre pessoas e da força que essas mesmas ligações têm ao ponto de unir essas mesmas pessoas ao longo de muitos anos. É uma narrativa que se desenvolve de forma cativante que permitindo uma ligação entre o leitor e o livro. Assim, assistimos aos dilemas da Irmã Bernadette, à fidelidade de Tom e à ligação entre dois jovens que vivem num orfanato Seamus e Kathleen.Estamos na presença de perso [...]


  • CLM

    Although Bernadette is in love with her childhood friend Tom, she believes her vocation to the church comes first so insists on giving up their illegitimate child for adoption in Ireland (presumably in the 70s). She then becomes a nun (also in Ireland, although she is American and mysteriously ends up back in Connecticut where she ends up running a branch of her order) and Tom, strangely, becomes the groundskeeper on what was once his family's estate before it became a convent. Oddly, one would [...]


  • Lesley-gail

    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 th [...]


  • Raquel Leite

    A irmã Bernardette Ignatius regressa á Irlanda na companhia de Tom Kelly em busca do passado que ambos deixaram para trás há mais de 20 anos. Antes do seu chamamento para a vida religiosa no convento, bernadette e Tom passam uma noite de amor, onde é resultante uma criança. Esta foi entregue ao convento ainda recém nascida. Chamaram-lhe Thomas, como ao pai, mas devido a haver muitos Tom's chamavam-lhe pelo segundo nome James.Algures em Dublin, Seamus, sonha em reencontrar o seu grande amo [...]


  • Deb

    A very sappy and unbelievable love story between 2 couples. The first love story is between Tom and Bernadette. The young couple visit Ireland and conceive a child which is given up for adoption because "Bernie" is about to take her vows as a nun. Her child, Thomas James Sullivan,grows up in a Catholic orphanage where he falls in love with another orphan Kathleen. Meanwhile Sister Bernadette has become the Superior at a Connecticut convent where her former lover works as caretaker. For more than [...]


  • Karen

    You can't go wrong with Luanne Rice books. She has such a gift for laying out beautiful words. This is the 4th book of hers I've read. It does start out a little confusing, I must say. I think she's trying to create suspense, but I was left wondering at more than one point just what was going on here. I'm going to stick it through, however, because it's getting better. Luanne Rice is great.1/20/10 update: I finished the book. I did find it hard to sympathize with Bernie, without giving too much [...]


  • Karrie

    I liked it ok until the end, which I think sucked! I can't actually believe that Tom died. Whatever. Plus, Bernie drove me crazy! I don't she was worth Tom wasting his life over. I don't know why Bernie couldn't make a decision about her life on her own if she was supposed to be such a strong person. She lets everyone but Tom influence what she's going to do with her life and he is the one she should be listening to, besides herself. And then, she was going to leave and never try to see her son [...]


  • Linda

    I know that several reviews cited the somewhat 'sappy' nature of this book. Perhaps it was the timing of my reading it but I got drawn into the characters of the story and couldn't put it down. There are a few parts that may make you roll your eyes but I enjoyed the book and cried at the ending, which would go right along with the known fact that I cry at things like the Budweiser commercials with the puppy and the hero being welcomed home!


  • Dária

    A vida é feita de escolhas e tomada de decisões que alteram o percurso da nossa vida, bem como daqueles que nos rodeiam, especialmente daqueles que são mais importantes para nós e que habitam no nosso coração. Acho lindas as histórias de amor e esta cativou-me bastante! Adoro quando um livro me envolve de tal maneira, mexendo com as minhas emoções e me leva a exteriorizá-las!


  • Catherine

    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.


  • Sarah

    The audio book was done with Irish accents and the childhood romance is so cheesy that I quit before I really got into the book. When I read the description of the book just now, I wasn't even sure this was the book I started and quit.


  • Kelly Moran

    From a writer's standpoint, I completely and honestly appreciate the ending of this book. Well done!From a readers standpoint, I was saddened and a bit dissapointed by the ending.Overall, the book was well worth the read and entirely heart-breaking.


  • Janjohn

    one of luanne rice's best! but still, there's this question in my mind that remained unanswered: who's Brendan McCarthy's parents?


  • Jackie Stevens

    I like that this book was set in Ireland. The library compared this to Nicholas Sparks and in a way it was. But the setting was more important to the book than they usually are in Sparks' books.


  • Kimberly

    It was okay. It sounded good when I read the back. It kept jumping around from past to present.I won't read again.


  • Janice

    Sad and depressing.


  • Debbie

    This was the next read for a book club that I am in. I just didn't think that it was that well written.


  • Kriley1227

    Science fiction? A woman has a child and enters the convent?!


  • Irene

    Sister Bernadette Ignatius has returned to Ireland in the company of Tom Kelly to search to search for the past and the son they left behind. For it was here that these two long ago lovers spent a season of magic before Bernadette's calling led her to a vocation as Mother Superior at Star of the Sea Academy on the sea tossed Connecticut shore. For Tom, Bernadette's choice meant giving up his fortune and taking the job as caretaker at Star of the Sea, where he could be close to the woman he could [...]


  • Elizabeth Miller

    This is the 3rd book I read by Luanne Rice and it will be my last. In summer 2017 I picked up "Dream Country" from a 2nd hand bookstore. That 1st book was hard to read - a 3 yr old child kidnapped and found his family after 13 years but I thought Ms Rice was a good writer and although the story was sad & difficult to read it ended with some HOPE. On vacation in Oct. 2017 I picked up "Sandcastles" in a hotel lobby and that read was a bit boring but I liked Tom Kelly - the kindest character in [...]


  • Carey

    I enjoyed this book. Good and interesting story but I felt that she tried to hard to convey the feelings, especially towards the end. The attempt to make is so beautiful and heart felt fell short and felt a bit forced.


  • Sandy

    Made me truly question the Catholic faith. How can a woman who is a mother turn away from her child with the belief that God would want that? I give it two stars because I finished it hoping all of the time that she would choose Tom. Tom was my favorite character.


  • Juanita Bland

    Very disappointing ending. Thought the character Bernie was very selfish and ruined three lives.


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