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One Lavender Ribbon Audiobook

One Lavender Ribbon

Can a stack of long-hidden love letters from a WWII war hero inspire a heartbroken woman to love again?Reeling from a bitter divorce, Adrienne Carter abandons Chicago and retreats to the sun, sand, and beauty of Southern Florida, throwing herself into the restoration of a dilapidated old Victorian beach house. Early into the renovations, she discovers a tin box hidden away in the attic that reveals the emotional letters from a WWII paratrooper to a young woman who lived in the house more than a half-century earlier.
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Can a stack of long-hidden love letters from a WWII war hero inspire a heartbroken woman to love again?

Reeling from a bitter divorce, Adrienne Carter abandons Chicago and retreats to the sun, sand, and beauty of Southern Florida, throwing herself into the restoration of a dilapidated old Victorian beach house. Early into the renovations, she discovers a tin box hidden away in the attic that reveals the emotional letters from a WWII paratrooper to a young woman who lived in the house more than a half-century earlier.

The old letters - incredibly poetic and romantic - transcend time, and they arouse in Adrienne a curiosity that leads her to track down the writer of the letters. William "Pops" Bryant is now an old man living in a nearby town with his handsome but overprotective grandson, Will. As Adrienne begins to unravel the secrets of the letters (and the Bryants), she finds herself not yet willing to give up entirely on love.

©2014 Heather Burch (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Deli MESA, AZ, United States 06-14-15
    Deli MESA, AZ, United States 06-14-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Heartwarming love story"

    Who doesn't appreciate love letters? Love the story. All the characters touched me. Narration was excellent. My first Heather Burch book. I will definitely read her next book.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    sharon san diego, california, United States 07-07-14
    sharon san diego, california, United States 07-07-14 Member Since 2016

    love to read and love audio books!Favorite authors: Marcia Willett,Nevil Shute,Mary Stewart,and Jacqueline Winspear. I could go on and on but wont bore you! I belong to a book group and we often" Listen" to the books we have selected for the month while using a paper copy for the discussion notes. It really enhances the quality of the story.

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    "Beautiful Old Fashioned Romance"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this excellent book. It is so refreshing to find a modern author that does not have to rely on bad language, violence, or steamy sex scenes to carry the story along.
    The plot concerns a young woman who finds a box of old love letters when she is renovating an old house .Intrigued by the letters she sets out to find the author,a WW2 veteran living in a nearby town with his devoted handsome grandson .The book is full of likable characters and believable situations all set in a delightful beach town in Florida.

    The narration was first rate and I will certainly look for more books by this author.
    Thanks Audible for making this available.

    17 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    Eddie Lynn 07-29-14
    Eddie Lynn 07-29-14 Member Since 2015

    Hoxie's girl

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    "Letters tell the story"

    One Lavender Ribbon is an easy book to listen to. The narrator is pleasant and handles different voices well. The story is a romantic fiction, involving several characters whose lives and lies have woven them together in a typical romantic fiction style. I liked the story, the twists of storyline and the resolution.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    R. Morehouse Buellton, CA 03-02-15
    R. Morehouse Buellton, CA 03-02-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Emotional Lump"
    What made the experience of listening to One Lavender Ribbon the most enjoyable?

    The historical significance combined with the wonderfully flawed and loving characters. I couldn't stop listening. I thought the book would be sappy based on the title, and I'm so glad I gave it a chance after sitting on my "wish list" for so long. I've recommended it to everyone I can think of. I just adored this book and rank it with "The Notebook" as far as being a book that gets under your skin and touches you in unexpected ways. I hated that it ended!


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    DR Alexandria, VA, United States 08-29-15
    DR Alexandria, VA, United States 08-29-15 Member Since 2016
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    "A Frustrating Tale--Really a Fairy Tale"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I probably wouldn't recommend this book. I found it very frustrating, and, in the end, quite a shaggy dog story. Just when you thought nothing else could throw a wrench into the story, along it came. Toward the end I found myself yelling, "Don't do it! Just back away." I think research shows that abusive behavior repeats itself, and often women who have been in abusive relationships often continue in them. It would be the rare case when abusive behavior can be changed in such a seemingly simple turn as Will's was. I fear Adrian is in for a similar experience as in her first marriage. The epilogue just makes it a fairy tale, in my mind.


    What about Emily Sutton-Smith’s performance did you like?

    She was able to capture the variety of voices and the related emotions


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    I wouldn't promote this story.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 05-08-15
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    "Loved!!!"

    The stories told and the love shared in them. had me in tears all throughout. One I would definitely listen to again.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 05-18-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Book"

    Loved it. A wonderful love story with a flew words of wisdom thrown in.

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    Leanne 09-01-15
    Leanne 09-01-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Good book but a little bit Mills and Boones."

    Really good read. couldn't put it down. couple of late nights listening. great narration performanca

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    Barbara Thompson 08-29-15 Member Since 2004
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    "Very weak"

    The chapters were well developed and the premise was interesting. The reader was exceptional. But the plot of this book was very thin making it so boring! I stuck with it thinking that it would rise above the predictable but it never did.

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    Kay 08-16-15
    Kay 08-16-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Predictable soap opera"

    Very slow and can see exactly where the story is going quatre way through. Struggled to finish due to complete lack of ingenuity and not particularly good narration.

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    "What a wonderful writer"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would it held me from the first moment,what wonderful story telling. Told with such passion and feeling,had a cry many times during the audio book


    What was one of the most memorable moments of One Lavender Ribbon?

    when Will finlally realised about life and lost his bitterness


    Have you listened to any of Emily Sutton-Smith’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No but would love to hear some more


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

    Yes it was ,but it was not possible,but will definately read it again on my holiday


    Any additional comments?

    How could anyone have such understanding and feeling toward people and life . A truly wonderful writer.Will be looking for more from this writer and narrator

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • R West
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    "Repetitive but good storyline"

    I found this book gripping but overly descriptive. Sometimes I found myself rolling my eyes at the same words being used over and over.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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