What if loving means letting go?
Scottish widower Ian MacLean is plagued by a mischievous grannie, bitter regrets, and an ache for something he'll never have again. His only hope for freedom is to bring his grannie's sister home from America. But first, he'll have to convince her young companion, Emily Chapman, to let the woman go.
Emily devotes herself to foster youth and her beloved Aunt Grace. Caring for others quiets a secret fear she holds close to her heart. But when Ian appears, wanting to whisk Grace off to Scotland, everything Emily holds dear is at risk.
©2014 Camille Eide (P)2015 Camille Eide
"Like There's No Tomorrow" gripped and inspired me from page one. It quickly became one of my favorite books, adding Camille Eide to my "auto-purchase author" list. But listening to the audiobook brought an even deeper level of understanding and connection with the characters. I was captivated by the rich Scottish brogue and fell in love with the story all over again in a new, fresh light
Each of the characters face real-life challenges of heartache and disappointment, but witnessing their journeys of releasing control and letting go of fear and bitterness was heart wrenching and inspiring.
Her Scottish brogue brought the book to new life for me, setting the stage more firmly in The Scottish culture than when I read it on my own (quite possibly because my attempt at a Scottish accent is doused with a southern twang). I have listened to many audiobooks and some make it harder for me to get lost in the story. But Becky Doughty nailed the narration of this story, making it even more captivating than I ever thought possible.
If you've already fallen in love with "Like There's No Tomorrow" in print, I highly recommend adding the audio version to your collection as well. It's worth every penny.
If this is your first encounter with Camille Eide, don't pass her by. She has a beautiful way of bringing characters to life that feel like they could be your neighbor or best friend, weaving them together in an unpredictable, witty, and inspiring way.
Becky Doughty's Scottish brogues - all the various ones per the different characters - really set this audiobook apart from many others! I fell headlong for Maggie and Grace much faster because of her talent.
That's a tossup between Maggie and Grace - their antics were hilariously sweet and reminded me of my own grandmothers. And, again, Becky Doughty gave life to them through her voices.
Yes! I got caught up in the story - the romance between Ian and Emily, the antics of Maggie and Grace. Just about the time I relaxed into the love story, the rug got yanked out from under me and then i HAD to keep listening to find out what would happen!
The Scottish brogue was spot-on. There is NO way I could have enjoyed reading this book without the inflection and the characters coming to life as they did by this narrator. And the SONG...oh my word. I work in Corporate America and have listened over the past two days whilst working and shed tears when the song was sung. I had to go to the restroom and wipe my tears and fix my makeup after that song. MERCY. The way she brought each character to life was amazing.
I laughed out loud (yes, at work). I cried. I sighed. I grew angry. I became irritated. I held my breath during some scenes, was scared during others, and nearly talking back as one would do during story telling time. I was wrung out emotionally - but in a GOOD way.
I cannot tell you what an impact this book had on me. Oh my gosh. And to have made it such a divine and spiritually inspiring book to boot is phenomenal. BEAUTIFULLY written and narrated. I could imagine every single scene as described by the author and the narrator. PLEASE add more books by this author and narrator. I am having withdrawals already!!!
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