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Linda

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  • A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Joshilyn Jackson
    • Narrated By Joshilyn Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1324)
    Performance
    (1141)
    Story
    (1117)

    A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty is a powerful saga of three generations of women, plagued by hardships and torn by a devastating secret, yet inextricably joined by the bonds of family. Fifteen-year-old Mosey Slocumb-spirited, sassy, and on the cusp of womanhood-is shaken when a small grave is unearthed in the backyard, and determined to figure out why it's there. Liza, her stroke-ravaged mother, is haunted by choices she made as a teenager. But it is Jenny, Mosey's strong and big-hearted grandmother....

    Melinda says: "This One Ought To Butter Your Biscuit"
    "Love it! Truely amazing! Another Jackson Win!"
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    J. Jackson has done it again. Creating a clan of characters that cling together and journey to find the truth.

    Joshilyn gives a wonderful performance of all the characters. Well written, wonderful story, well developed characters.

    Every time I had to stop listening I spent my time waiting to be able to dive back into the lives of these 3 amazing ladies. A journey worth the trip. This novel left me willing to fight for what is good and right and just in this world.

    19 of 21 people found this review helpful
  • Someone Else's Love Story: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Joshilyn Jackson
    • Narrated By Joshilyn Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (175)
    Performance
    (157)
    Story
    (158)

    Someone Else's Love Story is beloved and highly acclaimed New York Times best-selling author Joshilyn Jackson's funny, charming, and poignant novel about science and miracles, secrets and truths, faith and forgiveness; about falling in love, and learning that things aren't always what they seem - or what we hope they will be.

    Jen says: "A Can of Worms that shouldn't Have been Opened"
    "Brilliant!!!"
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    Joshilyn Jackson has created a world where the characters are well rounded and complete. With reading My Own Miraculous, the prequel to Someone Else's Love Story, I had gotten to know the characters and I'm glad I did. I was pleased with how well the author performed all the many accents of Georgia. This is an amazing story of love, love lost, love found, and love restored. The novel is written with such a sense of realism that one can believe every character is walking around going on with their life right now. The story had twists and turns that left me wondering where it was going to go from there. I was glad I was listening instead of reading. It was such a wonderful performance. I had to keep reminding myself that all the characters were done by the same person it was that good!

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • My Own Miraculous: A Short Story

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Joshilyn Jackson
    • Narrated By Joshilyn Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (36)

    Shandi Pierce got pregnant when she was only 17 years old. She fell for her son - deeply, instantly, completely - but as she sat at the table feeding him, her own mother was sliding eggs and bacon onto her plate, feeding her. Now, four years later, Shandi is still more parented than parent. She lives with her mom, her dad pays her bills, and her best friend, Walcott, acts as her white knight. But Natty is no ordinary kid, and when his savant behavior catches the attention of an obsessive stranger, only Shandi sees the true menace.

    Janice says: "Can't wait for my Pre-order"
    "Amazing"
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    This short story leaves no questions. What a pleasant little read. Well developed, defined characters are found in the prequel to Someone Else's Love Story. A young mom who finds herself a mother the moment she realizes that her brilliant son is hers to fight for and protect. A best friend who is every bit a father figure to a son who has no dna in common. A grandmother who has taken on the parenting of a grandchild until her daughter became his mother. Take a couple hours and get to know the Pearce family. You won't regret it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Midwife of Hope River: A Novel of an American Midwife

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Patricia Harman
    • Narrated By Anne Wittman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (39)

    Midwife Patience Murphy has a gift: a talent for escorting mothers through the challenges of bringing children into the world. Working in the hardscrabble conditions of Appalachia during the Depression, Patience takes the jobs that no one else wants, helping those most in need - and least likely to pay. She knows a successful midwifery practice must be built on a foundation of openness and trust - but the secrets Patience is keeping are far too intimate and fragile for her to ever let anyone in.

    Linda says: "An amazing listen!"
    "An amazing listen!"
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    The narrator did amazing job of bringing the story to life. In listening to this book I just couldn't imagine reading it for the sounds and emotions brought forth were very well done. The story is like reading the diary of a woman who had lived many lives within her lifetime.

    As soon as I finished listening to it I had to relisten because I just couldn't leave these women.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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