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The Moonflower Vine Audiobook

The Moonflower Vine: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

On a farm in western Missouri, during the first half of the twentieth century, Matthew and Callie Soames create a life for themselves and raise four headstrong daughters. Jessica will break their hearts. Leonie will fall in love with the wrong man. Mary Jo will escape to New York. And wild child Mathy’s fate will be the family’s greatest tragedy.

Over the decades they will love, deceive, comfort, forgive - and, ultimately, they will come to cherish all the more fiercely the bonds of love that hold the family together.

©2009 Jetta Carleton (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“A rare find - a book you can truly enjoy and recall, long after reading it, with sharp pleasure.” (Rita Mae Brown)

“The flavor . . . is much the same as that of To Kill a Mockingbird. . . . The Moonflower Vine is a delightful book.” (Denver Post)

"A distinguished achievement.” (Chicago Tribune)

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    Rachel 08-07-15
    Rachel 08-07-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Good but a little slow"

    It was a good book, but I found it difficult to finish. Hopefully I'll come back to it at some point.

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    JS Colorado, United States 11-09-13
    JS Colorado, United States 11-09-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Have loved this book since 1964"
    What made the experience of listening to The Moonflower Vine the most enjoyable?

    I have read this book many times over the years and was very happy to see it was finally on Audible. It is a lovely book about a family of 3 daughters starting in the early 1900's.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like each family member having their own section of the book to tell their own story.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Natalie Ross’s performances?

    I didn't think she got Leonie's righteous character right and all the young men sounded like old men so perhaps not.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Moonflower Vine and why?

    Leonie. She is so earnest, full of opinions and idealism and never getting loved enough for it.


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