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One More Summer | [Liz Flaherty]

One More Summer

Grace has taken care of her widowed father her entire adult life and the ornery old goat has finally died. She has no job, no skills and very little money, and has heard her father's prediction that no decent man would ever want her so often she accepts it as fact.
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Grace has taken care of her widowed father her entire adult life and the ornery old goat has finally died. She has no job, no skills and very little money, and has heard her father's prediction that no decent man would ever want her so often she accepts it as fact.

But she does have a big old house on Lawyers Row in Peacock, Tennessee. She opens a rooming house and quickly gathers a motley crew of tenants: Promise, Grace's best friend since kindergarten, who's fighting cancer; Maxie, an aging soap opera actress who hasn't lost her flair for the dramatic; Jonah, a sweet, gullible old man with a crush on Maxie.

And Dillon, Grace's brother's best friend, who stood her up on the night of her senior prom and has regretted it ever since. Dillon rents Grace's guest house for the summer and hopes to make up for lost time and past hurts - but first, he'll have to convince Grace that she's worth loving....

©2012 Liz Flaherty (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    A. River 04-21-13
    A. River 04-21-13
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    "Romance and More"
    Would you listen to One More Summer again? Why?

    Yes, it was a great story with many intertwining storeylines. It was more than just a romance book. It moved me to tears and it had happy moments.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of One More Summer?

    The love of a friend for a friend and a man for a woman and the caring of siblings are all here. It's worth it.The cancer part of the story hit me particularly. I have breast cancer that I am dealing with totally differently than her friend. There are other options other than surgery, chemo and dying. And don't eat sugar if you have cancer.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Quite a few, the book was well written. I hope to read more from this author.


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    Raeanne 04-15-13
    Raeanne 04-15-13
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    "Only one bummer"
    Would you listen to One More Summer again? Why?

    Yes. I enjoyed all of the characters stories. The narrator did a great portrayal of all. I thought the storyline was good. There was a lot going on for a bit but it kept me focused.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The relationship between Promise and Grace. I admire Grace, taking on the weight of the world. Unselfish, caring and giving but closed off. Possibly a candidate for a good role model?


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The reading of Lucy Maude Montgomery's books.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Many. To many to list. It was emotional but worth the read for me. I liked the drama.


    Any additional comments?

    To the gazebo incident: it probably wasn't necessary with everything else. Good tie in to the story, Liz. Ugh. It didn't ruin or taint anything else. It was like a band aid,ripped off fast.

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    Kathleen Nanaimo, BC, Canada 11-13-12
    Kathleen Nanaimo, BC, Canada 11-13-12 Member Since 2011
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    "I stayed up all night listening!"

    If you have ever had a "friend of the heart" and lost her, this book will inspire you, bring you to tears and laughter. Grace, although damaged is never pathetic. She's strong and caring. The cast of characters is fascinating, and the story weaves together like a seemless tapestry (purple prose)

    I loved the deep southern voice of the narrator who brought these people to life. One of the most touching books I've listened to in a long time.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    JIMENA LAKEWOOD, CA, United States 04-03-13
    JIMENA LAKEWOOD, CA, United States 04-03-13 Member Since 2014
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    "This one did not do it for me"

    So much drama, long winded drama, too sad, too predictable. Cute perhaps but I do not recommend. Please understand I like more fast paced and dynamic fiction.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ebony cincinnati, OH, United States 03-29-13
    Ebony cincinnati, OH, United States 03-29-13
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    "Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover"

    This story wasn’t what I thought it would be. It didn’t have any sex appeal and the story was sad more than happy. But overall it was a good book, just not my type of book. The book reminds me of a Fried Green Tomato type of story. Old southern heart break with plenty of tears.

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    Patricia Las Vegas, NV, United States 03-28-13
    Patricia Las Vegas, NV, United States 03-28-13 Member Since 2010

    Mother of 3, grandmother of 6, retired nurse and substance abuse counselor. Thrilled to have the time to read or listen to books again.

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    "couldn't hold my attention"

    the book was just okay. the main character was too much of a martyr for me even although i liked her but there were times when i wanted to slap her and say "stop it!" i also thought it was predictable in places. far though from being a not worth it book but i did find my mind wandering a bit. i loved the loyalty and sense of family in it though.
    the narrator was good.

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    gingerpenny95 Fairfield, Ca, United States 04-04-13
    gingerpenny95 Fairfield, Ca, United States 04-04-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Simply awful"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    People who live in a fantasy world


    What could Liz Flaherty have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The concept was all wrong. We are supposed to believe that a woman with a heart condition that is so debilitating that she cannot share a bed with her husband, has the energy and the will to coerce her cousin into abandoning her own kids in order to have an affair with the woman's husband to produce a child that the sick woman somehow has the energy to raise. The author could have contrived a more believable plot.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Can't criticize the narrator.


    What character would you cut from One More Summer?

    The demented real mother.


    Any additional comments?

    How hard is it to contrive a plot that could have happened?

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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