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Once Upon a Summer Audiobook
Once Upon a Summer
Written by: 
Janette Oke
Narrated by: 
Marguerite Gavin
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Once Upon a Summer Audiobook

Once Upon a Summer: Seasons of the Heart, Book 1

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An excerpt from the book: "Sure, it's unusual to have an 18-year-old mother when you're 12. But when you're an orphan and she's your aunt and the only mother you've ever had well, as I explained, it had worked out real well.

That's why I got so riled up when I heard Grandpa and Uncle Charlie talkin' about findin' a fella for Auntie Lou!

You see, somethin' had to be done! I couldn't just sit back and watch our special family get broken up. But with Grandpa and Uncle Charlie workin' so hard to get Auntie Lou married off, I really had my job cut out for me.

Then, when that poor preacher came along, it really got complicated.

And maybe you'll find out what I found out about the best kind of family, I mean."

©1981 Janette Oke; (P)1999 Blackstone Audiobooks

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    Debbie Toney, Alabama 11-20-15
    Debbie Toney, Alabama 11-20-15 Member Since 2013

    Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper.

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    "Wrestling with God . . . Learning . . .and Loving"

    This is a sweet story about family, faith and loss . . . a young man growing up without his parents, being raised by his grandpa and his aunt, who isn't too much older than he is . . . and blaming God that he can't even remember his parents . . . it is a different era, a time of working on the family farm, of respecting and obeying one's elders, and going to church in a wagon . . . a gentle tale of life, growing, changing, accepting . . . I only wish is that a different narrator had been chosen . . . I would have enjoyed it a lot more if the voice of Josh had not been a woman . . . it set me on edge throughout the whole book

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    Louise APO, AP, United States 03-26-12
    Louise APO, AP, United States 03-26-12 Member Since 2011
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    "great for young teens"

    Good christian values and it is a easy read/listen.... My 11 year old loved this book.

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    Katherine Penrose, CO, United States 08-22-10
    Katherine Penrose, CO, United States 08-22-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Great family reading."

    This book and its secquals are great family reading. You will enjoy this book.

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