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The House on Liberty Street — Home of Second Chances


  • By Frances Rivetti
  • Narrated by Jennifer March
  • Audiobook • 08 hrs 18 min
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

This Northern Californian cozy thriller takes place between Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in a Victorian home at the gateway to Sonoma wine country in the quaint, riverfront city of Petaluma. The dark side of the holiday unfolds in an all-woman, multi-generational household on the brink of irreversible change. Widow, Admaria and her daughter Gracie, a single mom, are settling in for what they hope will be a quiet, uneventful holiday, with slow-pleasured, traditional Italian American festive preparations. In turn heartwarming and harrowing, unexpected events occur when a stranger disturbs their sleep in the early hours of Christmas morning.

Put another log on the fire, make yourself a cup of tea and settle in for unforgettable and immersive storytelling as the past, present and future collide in the company of an unforgettable cast of characters.


Author: Frances Rivetti

Length: 08 hrs 18 min

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ISBN: 978-0-990492-17-7

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Thank you for purchasing my first Audiobook fiction release, The House on Liberty Street. I'm an award-winning, British American indie author, based in Northern California and currently working on a new novel. Audiobook sales of The House on Liberty Street will help me to turn more of my books into audiobooks. 

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About the Author

Frances Rivetti is an award-winning British American lifestyle journalist and author, based in Northern California. She has written four books — The House on Liberty Street, a finalist in the 2023 National Indie Excellence Awards, is her second novel.

Her non-fiction books: Fog Valley Crush — Love at First Bite and Fog Valley Winter — Pioneer Heritage, Backroad Rambles andVintage Recipes were followed by a first novel: Big Green Country, which won a Gold Medal for West Pacific Best Regional Fiction in the Independent Publishers Book Awards in 2020.

The author was born and raised in a small town in the East Anglian Fens in England. She trained as a provincial newspaper reporter in Cambridgeshire, UK before moving to the States in her twenties. Now a mother of three grown sons, she’s an avid wine country cook, coastal walker and backroad explorer.

Prairies Book Review – Fast-paced and suspenseful… A wild roller coaster of a story.

Rivetti explores family, relationships, adaptability, change, and acceptance in this immersive thriller. It’s Christmas Eve. With festive tables set and a roaring fire warming her Northern California Victorian house parlor, Adamaria is looking forward to celebrating a cozy Christmas with her daughter Gracie and the latter’s two little girls. When a stranger sneaks into the house in the early hours of Christmas morning, Adamaria finds her world turning upside down. Told in third-person omniscient perspective, the narrative is immersed in holiday spirit. With a keen sensitivity to familial relationships, Rivetti makes good use of her thrilling plot, keeping readers thoroughly invested. The pacing is swift, the prose crisp, and the characterization top-notch. A close-knit family, an adorable pup, deft use of foreshadowing, and a storyline that’s just complicated enough make this an immersive read. A winner.

About the Narrator(s)

Jennifer March of Jen’s Voices is a member of the Pro Audiobook Narrators Association, founder of Petaluma Readers Theatre and creator of Not Your Mother’s Storytime podcast and NRP radio show. Jennifer studied theater at San Francisco State University. She is based in Petaluma, Sonoma County, Northern California.

2 reviews for The House on Liberty Street — Home of Second Chances

  1. Rated 5 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings

    beckyparkergeist (verified owner)

    I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook! Great narration with distinct characters, and a story that has just the right amount of cozy, and just the right amount of thriller. Excellent!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings

    Anastasia861 (verified owner)

    What a delightful and heartwarming book! It has a beautiful message of love and forgiveness that touches the heart.

    As someone from Petaluma, I particularly enjoyed the vivid descriptions of places I am familiar with. However, even if I had never been to that town, I would still enjoy imagining myself there.

    Frances subtly touches on some social issues without being preachy. Instead, she incorporates them in a way that gently raises awareness, which is especially important in today’s world.

    This is an excellent gift for anyone who enjoys stories with happy endings, and particularly for those who love a good Christmas tale!

    (PS) To get in the proper mood, I had a spot of tea and ate a slice of delicious Mum’s Cup of Tea Cake that Frances shared the recipe for via her blog. She has recipes for many of the foods mentioned in this book as well as others she wrote on her website. I can’t share a link in this review, but you can easily find her site by her name.

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