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Letters from Home | [Jo Barrett]

Letters from Home

After his grandmother’s death, John Caldwell appreciates the sweet letters and cookie care packages her friend “Aunt Bee” sends during his tour of duty in Iraq. When he returns home, he decides to visit the elderly lady and thank her in person. “Aunt Bee” is no spinster in sensible shoes, however. She’s young, smart, kind, luscious Pheobe Hunnicut, and when John meets her face to face, her delicious cookies aren’t the only things he wants to sample.
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Publisher's Summary

After his grandmother’s death, John Caldwell appreciates the sweet letters and cookie care packages her friend “Aunt Bee” sends during his tour of duty in Iraq. When he returns home, he decides to visit the elderly lady and thank her in person. “Aunt Bee” is no spinster in sensible shoes, however. She’s young, smart, kind, luscious Pheobe Hunnicut, and when John meets her face to face, her delicious cookies aren’t the only things he wants to sample.

©2006 Jo Barrett (P)2011 AudioLark Audio Books

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    Stephanie tucson, AZ, United States 02-06-12
    Stephanie tucson, AZ, United States 02-06-12

    Say something about yourself!

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    "SWEET CUTE STORY."

    THIS IS A REALLY GOOD BOOK. ITS PRETTY GIRLY BUT SWEET. IVE LISTENED TO THIS BOOK A FEW TIMES. THE STORY LINE IS AMAZING, AND THE CHARACTORS ARE GREAT.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Maria Citrus Heights, CA, United States 11-03-12
    Maria Citrus Heights, CA, United States 11-03-12 Member Since 2010

    To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.

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    "The Home Coming"

    What a sweet heart-warming story about a soldiers visit to an elderly lady who didn’t forget him. Sometimes kind acts can bring special bonuses. Imagine his surprise when he met Aunt Bee. For me the story was bitter sweet, having a son in the military reminds me of their hours of loneliness, and isolation they have to endure in the midst of war. This tender story was really heartfelt and I got more for my money with this one.

    The narrator was just ok, sounded kinda young.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Angelia Lancaster, CA, United States 10-10-11
    Angelia Lancaster, CA, United States 10-10-11 Member Since 2008

    I love books, it's my great escape.

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    "Heartwarming"

    I really loved this story, especially with the twists and turns and the happy ending. It's a great pick me up story. So heartwarming. I laughed and cried with the characters. Please get more from this author.

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    Michelle Leumeah, Australia 10-09-11
    Michelle Leumeah, Australia 10-09-11 Member Since 2011
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    "ENJOYABLE & LIGHT"

    Loved this audio. Good story line, great characters and a twist to boot. This audio is sweet, light and enjoyable. enjoy.

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    PJ Reader Midwest USA 06-05-12
    PJ Reader Midwest USA 06-05-12 Member Since 2012
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    "An excellent reading for a reasonable price"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definitely recommend this audiobook to a friend who was seeking a romance that wasn't going to change their life, but would be a lighter read to fill a few hours. R.E. Chambliss read the story well, changing tone and pitch to keep the characters unique.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Letters from Home?

    I don't want to give away the story, even if it is a bit predictable, but I think the premise of the misunderstanding in the beginning of the book and John's reaction when he realized his incorrect assumption about Phoebe. There's just something special about a military man rendered speechless and totally off-guard by a young lady.


    What about R. E. Chambliss’s performance did you like?

    Ms. Chambliss's dialogue reading was wonderful. I could easily identify the charcter speaking - young, old, men, women - she has a great range of voice. She had a slight Southern accent that helped place the book in the regional setting.


    Who was the most memorable character of Letters from Home and why?

    I enjoyed Agatha, even though she wasn't in the story, she brought the story into being. Sophie was a charming, disarming addition.


    Any additional comments?

    Generally this is a sweet romance with just one intimate scene that is short. I would recommend the book with these notes: It is a bit predictable and the two main characters each had an issue that was repeated a bit too often.
    Ms. Barrett may have set the stage for a second book about John's military buddy who was injured, but I haven't seen it yet.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rhonda Marlborough, MA, United States 10-29-11
    Rhonda Marlborough, MA, United States 10-29-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Made of TV movie story - Narrator is terrible."

    I'm glad I only paid $3.00 for this book. The story was predictable from page 1 - a storyline like a made for TV Hallmark movie - sickeningly sweet, except for the one sex scene which was so overplayed. Life is not like that. What made it worse was the narrator was terrible. Over-pronouncing words and speaking in a slow and deliberate tone - like a librarian would do to a group of children at story hour. It was painful to listen to. The book was just okay. I don't recommend it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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