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Leota's Garden Audiobook

Leota's Garden

Once Leota's garden was a place of beauty - where flowers bloomed and hope thrived. It was her refuge from the deep wounds inflicted by a devastating war, her sanctuary where she knelt before a loving God and prayed for the children who couldn't understand her silent sacrifices. At 83, Leota is alone; her beloved garden is in ruins. All her efforts to reconcile with her adult children have been fruitless. She voices her despair to a loving Father, her only friend. And God brings a wind of change through unlikely means....
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Once Leota's garden was a place of beauty - where flowers bloomed and hope thrived. It was her refuge from the deep wounds inflicted by a devastating war, her sanctuary where she knelt before a loving God and prayed for the children who couldn't understand her silent sacrifices. At 83, Leota is alone; her beloved garden is in ruins. All her efforts to reconcile with her adult children have been fruitless. She voices her despair to a loving Father, her only friend. And God brings a wind of change through unlikely means: one, a college student who thinks he has all the answers; the other, the granddaughter Leota never hoped to know. But can the devastation wrought by keeping painful family secrets be repaired before she runs out of time?

©2006 Francine Rivers (P)2013 Recorded Books

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    Shelfish IL, United States 09-09-13
    Shelfish IL, United States 09-09-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Another Great one from Francine Rivers"
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    After reading "Her Mother's Hope" and "Her Daughter's Dream", I couldn't imagine enjoying a book any better. But Leota's Garden came very close. The story almost paralleled my own life dealing with a self-centered mother and a self-less grandmother. It brought tears to my eyes many times. I enjoyed it and can't wait to see what Francine Rivers come up with next!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Bill 06-24-13
    Bill 06-24-13 Member Since 2015

    Christian man in 50's looking for good fiction

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    "One of the best books I've ever read"

    Heartwarming and inspiring on how I should live. I wish every member of my family would read it.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Debra 02-10-16
    Debra 02-10-16
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    "Awesome book"

    When I first started listening I didn't hear Francine's usual strong Christian message. Her books always have some theme and message, I wondered why this one didn't. Then I felt like I could see Jesus bend down and write in the sand. I got it! Don't miss this book; read it and wait for it. Great reader too she drew attention to the characters not herself.

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    Kelsey 01-25-16
    Kelsey 01-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Good overall, but drawn out"

    I have listened to all but two or three of Francine River's books, and this was the least captivating. The story seemed to be longer than it should have been, and somewhat exhausting with the repetition of the characters expressing the same feelings and thoughts (but I realize the story was about long suffering). I enjoyed it, but her other books set a high standard.

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    Sonja H Winburn 11-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Thought provoking for all those misunderstood!"
    What made the experience of listening to Leota's Garden the most enjoyable?

    Leota and her granddaughter show what love, patience and hope can accomplish.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The lawyers office. Nora reading her letter from Leota and the party in the garden at the end.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It did make me cry more than once.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Martha 10-27-15
    Martha 10-27-15 Member Since 2015
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    "great christian book"

    really enjoyed this book...it has a bit of sad...but more importantly the wonderous joy of knowing christ with the sad... it shows an old lady praying for reconciliaton with her family...while discovering the wonderous joy of a grandaughter who comes to visit and then puts her life on hold to care for her grandmother in her final year... I guess it is a mixture of joy and sadness as in all our lives. it has a bit of a surprise ending...but I may be giving too much away. I found it very realistic. anyway if you are looking for a good christian story, I would highly recommend this book!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rebecca Loa 09-29-15
    Rebecca Loa 09-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Reader sounds like a robot"
    Where does Leota's Garden rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    About in the middle


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Get a new reader!


    How could the performance have been better?

    If someone else had narrated, and I didn't like what happened to grandma


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no


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    Catherine Miglionico Kansas 09-20-15
    Catherine Miglionico Kansas 09-20-15 Member Since 2015

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    "wonderful"

    loved it! a story most can relate to with family. Multiple generations setting brought to life with words.

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    CClay 08-03-15
    CClay 08-03-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazed"

    Wow! Wow! Wow! Could not put it down. Talk about leading a daughter's or mother's heart in the way it should go. The Lord spoke to me each time I opened the book. One of Rivers' Most Epic and Everlasting Classics! Can't wait to hear it again...

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    SC 06-27-15
    SC 06-27-15
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    "A wonderful story but..."

    I enjoyed this story once I got over the performers voice. It should have been a younger sounding voice. I as really put off by it at first, but I Persevered until it didn't bother me anymore. Loved the story.

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    "Families"


    The story remind us of a misunderstand that can foster a relationship to stop growing. In which it took a younger member of the family to clear the way in uniting the family together.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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