As three friends who grew up in the same orphanage head off to college together, they each harbor a special plan for the future. Libby Conley hopes to become a famous journalist. Pete Leidig believes God has called him to study to become a minister. And Bennett Martin plans to pledge a fraternity, find a place to belong, and have as much fun as possible.
But as tensions rise around the world on the brink of World War I, the friends' differing aspirations and opinions begin to divide them, as well. When Libby makes a shocking discovery about Pete's family, will it drive a final wedge between the friends - or bond them in ways they never anticipated?
©2010 Kim Vogel Sawyer (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC
For the most part I enjoyed this book up until the near end. Close to end, I thought the book was way to mushy. Also left a couple of unanswered questions. The narrator at times was annoying in my opinion.
Julia Gibson, as narrator, has a terrible habit of pushing out the last word of almost every sentence with an airy gush and elongating each of those last words. The intonation in dialogue is quite unnaturally affected. The story would have been good if it weren't so irritating to listen to it.
Well written and entertaining. Something to listen to while at the gym.
But there is no mention in the audible listing that this book is of a religious genre, specifically Christian, with a lot of references to church and "morality", with a lot of ideology and censorship thrown in.
I would have appreciated some advance warning.
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