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The Heart Has Its Reasons - A Novel

Maria Duenas

Declared "a writer to watch" (Publishers Weekly, starred review), New York Times bestselling author María Dueñas pours heart and soul into this story of a woman who discovers the power of second chances. With her debut novel The Time in Between, María Dueñas garnered outstanding acclaim and inspired a TV series, dubbed the "Spanish Downton Abbey" by the media. USA TODAY said of the book: "From a terrific opening line to the final page, chapters zip by at a pulsing pace." Now Dueñas returns with a novel about a heartbroken woman's attempt to pick up the pieces of her shattered world. Blanca Perea is a college professor in Madrid who seems to have it all. But her perfect career and marriage start to unravel when her husband of twenty years suddenly leaves her for another woman. Devastated, Blanca is forced to question the life she once had and how well she truly knows herself. She leaves Madrid for San Francisco, where she becomes entrenched in the history of an enigmatic Spanish writer who died decades earlier. The more Blanca discovers about this man, the more she is enthralled by the ill-fated loves, half truths, and silent ambitions that haunted his life. With lush, imaginative prose and unforgettable characters, The Heart Has Its Reasons is a journey of the soul that takes listeners from Spain to California, between the thorny past and all-too-real present. It is a story about the thrill of creating one's life anew.

Declared "a writer to watch" (Publishers Weekly, starred review), New York Times bestselling author María Dueñas pours heart and soul into this story of a woman who discovers the power of second chances. With her debut novel The Time in Between, María Dueñas garnered outstanding acclaim and inspired a TV series, dubbed the "Spanish Downton Abbey" by the media. USA TODAY said of the book: "From a terrific opening line to the final page, chapters zip by at a pulsing pace." Now Dueñas returns with a novel about a heartbroken woman's attempt to pick up the pieces of her shattered world. Blanca Perea is a college professor in Madrid who seems to have it all. But her perfect career and marriage start to unravel when her husband of twenty years suddenly leaves her for another woman. Devastated, Blanca is forced to question the life she once had and how well she truly knows herself. She leaves Madrid for San Francisco, where she becomes entrenched in the history of an enigmatic Spanish writer who died decades earlier. The more Blanca discovers about this man, the more she is enthralled by the ill-fated loves, half truths, and silent ambitions that haunted his life. With lush, imaginative prose and unforgettable characters, The Heart Has Its Reasons is a journey of the soul that takes listeners from Spain to California, between the thorny past and all-too-real present. It is a story about the thrill of creating one's life anew.
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Declared "a writer to watch" (Publishers Weekly, starred review), New York Times bestselling author María Dueñas pours heart and soul into this story of a woman who discovers the power of second chances. With her debut novel The Time in Between, María Dueñas garnered outstanding acclaim and inspired a TV series, dubbed the "Spanish Downton Abbey" by the media. USA TODAY said of the book: "From a terrific opening line to the final page, chapters zip by at a pulsing pace." Now Dueñas returns with a novel about a heartbroken woman's attempt to pick up the pieces of her shattered world. Blanca Perea is a college professor in Madrid who seems to have it all. But her perfect career and marriage start to unravel when her husband of twenty years suddenly leaves her for another woman. Devastated, Blanca is forced to question the life she once had and how well she truly knows herself. She leaves Madrid for San Francisco, where she becomes entrenched in the history of an enigmatic Spanish writer who died decades earlier. The more Blanca discovers about this man, the more she is enthralled by the ill-fated loves, half truths, and silent ambitions that haunted his life. With lush, imaginative prose and unforgettable characters, The Heart Has Its Reasons is a journey of the soul that takes listeners from Spain to California, between the thorny past and all-too-real present. It is a story about the thrill of creating one's life anew.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Cassandra Campbell

Length:

14h 30m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:32


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:22


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

16:52


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

22:33


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

21:14


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:26


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

13:45


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:56


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

19:09


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

13:37


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

20:27


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

23:41


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

22:04


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

20:29


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

29:00


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

20:19


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

17:56


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:30


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

22:15


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

26:26


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

22:10


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

23:10


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

34:25


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

15:51


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

22:41


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

13:20


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:28


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

21:51


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

21:39


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

22:07


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

33:07


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

21:06


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

19:19


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

23:27


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

11:28


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

14:40


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

24:29


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

12:11


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

19:53


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

23:51


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

11:17


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

16:40


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

14:35


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

21:20


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

15:04


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

17:16


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

00:53