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The Union of the North and the South Audiobook

The Union of the North and the South

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Publisher's Summary

"Readers' Favorite International Book Award Winner"

Honorable Mention for Romance/Christian.

An award-winning Southern historical romance combining a sweet love story with elements of suspense and an underlying theme about the importance of forgiveness.

Amid the revitalized social scene of a recovering South, Laura has to sacrifice one of her most precious desires in order to protect someone she loves above all else. Can Laura make her enemies become allies as she confronts her secret? Will she find the strength to forgive as well as to love again?

©2014 Ann Mock (P)2015 Ann Mock

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    LWilson 05-10-16
    LWilson 05-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Captivating Historical Fiction"
    What made the experience of listening to The Union of the North and the South the most enjoyable?

    The narrator, Kendall Atkins Livick, did a wonderful job of differentiating between the characters.


    Any additional comments?

    Historical fiction is my favorite genres and I was overjoyed when Ann informed me I won the Goodreads drawing. From the start, I was pulled into the time period and vivid scenery. The character development throughout the book is captivating as we watch Laura mature and apply Biblical principles such as kindness and forgiveness. I am anxiously awaiting the sequel!

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    Tennis Player Peggy GA 05-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Wonderful, Sweet Story"

    This was a wonderfully sweet story that I didn’t want to end. I so enjoyed the characters as well as the setting and the time period. It sort of reminded me of a Jane Austin book. The book had everything…love, loss, fear, mystery, suspense, as well as an underlying theme of godliness and forgiveness.

    I listened to the Audible version which I won via a drawing posted on Goodreads. I loved listening to it! The narrator did an awesome job doing different voices for all of the different characters. It was like listening to a play!

    I highly recommend The Union of the North and the South by Ann Mock! If you like sweet love stories with some villains and some twists you will love this book!

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    Joyful 04-25-16
    Joyful 04-25-16
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    "A wonderful historical romance novel of drama and suspense"

    Ann Mock writes a wonderful historical romance novel of drama and suspense with a theme of forgiveness and letting go of past hurts. In this audiobook, the descriptive and detailed historical events create vivid imagery throughout the story as the narrator does a suburb job narrating. In this intriguing plot, the author and narrator has a unique way of going back and forth from the past to the challenges of the present while portraying the emotional changes of the main character. The author and narrator make it so easy to become immersed in the lives of story characters and feel their every emotion, be it joy, sadness, desperation, resentment, fear, bravery, or love. I highly recommend this book.

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    Amy Garner 04-21-16
    Amy Garner 04-21-16
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    "A Classy Southern Romance"
    Would you listen to The Union of the North and the South again? Why?

    Absolutely! This was a beautiful story and very tastefully written. The reader has a soothing voice to listen to.


    Which character – as performed by Kendall Atkins Livick – was your favorite?

    Jenny


    If you could rename The Union of the North and the South, what would you call it?

    New Found Love


    Any additional comments?

    This was a beautiful, clean, southern romance and very tastefully written. It was a pleasure to read/listen to it. I thoroughly enjoyed the story line and all the characters. Ms. Mock's book was one of the classiest I have ever read. Thank you!

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    Patricia Nichvolodoff 01-17-16

    Author of Joey Visits Grandpa

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    "A Soothing, But Yet Intriguing Story"
    Any additional comments?

    I felt like I was right next to Laura’s side each step of the way. It was easy to feel Laura’s emotions as she experienced her highs and lows, drawing me into the story and compelling me to wish to finish the story all in one sitting. It was a wonderful evening treat as the story’s beautiful descriptions felt soothing, but all at once created a fascination with its interesting turns in the plot. The narrator certainly captures the feel of the historical setting in all of the innocence, deceit, and spirituality that the story portrays. In addition, the story has a wonderful message of forgiveness, which I’m sure would touch anyone who reads the novel.

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    Misty Clover, SC, United States 07-11-15
    Misty Clover, SC, United States 07-11-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Sweet Southern Historical Romance"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This story is reminiscent of Gone With the Wind, both in the sweet Southern style, the romance, and the importance of the land. I would recommend!


    What about Kendall Atkins Livick’s performance did you like?

    Kendall's voice was perfect for the story! She sounded exactly the way I would expect Laura, the heroine to sound.


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

    I wish I could have!


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    Lauren Lynch 06-28-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A Tale of Love and Forgiveness"
    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed the themes of forgiveness in this story about overcoming loss and finding love in the process. Recommended for those who enjoy clean historical romance!


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    Victoria Schwimley 06-01-15

    Tell us about yourself! : I am an author who loves to read, more like loves to listen, since I spend so much time writing.

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    "Fun historical read"
    Where does The Union of the North and the South rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I'm not sure where to place this. I've certainly listened to more fast-paced pager turners, but those were thrillers. I don't think it would be fair to lump this into that. if I were to rank among genres, I would put it high for this genre.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The author delivered a great message about the importance of forgiveness


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes


    Who was the most memorable character of The Union of the North and the South and why?

    Laura. I had to admire Laura for her determination to keep her daughter, Jenny safe, even at the expense of her own happiness


    Any additional comments?

    It was an interesting story and had a great message. The narration at times was a bit childish, aside from the Jenny portions, which would be expected, and I thought the author used too many repeat adverbs. Overall though, I'm glad I listened to the story. I enjoyed it.

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    Patricia J Romero 05-07-15

    I am the author of two inspirational civil war novels. I love any thing that recaptures the past in a way that is interesting and inspiring!

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    "A wonderful presentation for a wonderful novel!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Union of the North and the South to be better than the print version?

    It is difficult to choose if the audio version is better than the printed when the story itself
    was so well written. However, the audio does bring the characters to life and serves while
    to enhance the reality of what is going on with them.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Union of the North and the South?

    There are many memorable moments in The Union of the North and the South. The ending is especially outstanding, the way every thing works out for the best.


    Have you listened to any of Kendall Atkins Livick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is my first time to listen to this particular performer or any one else on audio. I thought
    she did excel, though, in bringing this story into glorious life.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Union of the North and the South and why?

    Jenny is an adorable child, but the character most memorable to me is Laura for what she had to go through and how she was able to come out the better for it.


    Any additional comments?

    This is truly a great presentation of a wonderful post-civil war novel that you won't want to miss!

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    Ann Mississippi 05-06-15
    Ann Mississippi 05-06-15
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    "Lively narrative"
    If you could sum up The Union of the North and the South in three words, what would they be?

    intriguing romance-suspense


    What other book might you compare The Union of the North and the South to and why?

    It's reminiscent of old time clean romances


    What about Kendall Atkins Livick’s performance did you like?

    Kendall Atkins Livick was able to shift her voice easily between the various characters--from a perky little girl to a cranky old man. It was like one of the old-time radio shows. She narrated with enthusiasm and clearly related well to Ann Mock's story.


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

    Once the story gets started it is hard to stop. There are a number of subplots and switchbacks so you never can tell where the story is going. It is easy to get sucked in to the story. Six hours is a long time for one sitting, but if there's a book that will hold your attention it's this one.


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