Lindsey Bains Johanson has spent her entire life practicing the art of denial. She was always the obedient, perfect daughter of General Travis Bains until she learned of the atrocities he committed against her own sister. Now, free of her father, she has become the perfect wife. A lifetime of training has enabled her to keep quiet about anything and everything, including the monster her husband becomes behind closed doors.
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Gretchen Hendricks spent half her life in love with a man who ended up more dedicated to his job than to her. After a divorce that left her devastated, she put all her energies into building up her career as a psychologist. Now well into her 30s, she has achieved professional success and leads a model life. She has tried to let go of her girlhood dreams of a marriage and kids to complement her career. After being burned so thoroughly by the boy she'd given her young, girlish heart to, she is happier alone.
"Here we go again with another great story."
General Travis Bains has two daughters, one who is good and one who is bad. Everyone knows Lindsey is the good one, and Jessie is the bad one. Jessie Bains is the other sister, the bad sister, which she has proven more often than not until the day she gets kidnapped and brutally raped. Will Hendricks, one of her father's soldiers, rescues her and brings her home but fears she may be nearly destroyed by what has been done to her. The most important thing, however, is that no one can know.
"Honest review ** no spoilers**"
Eighteen-year-old Olivia Lindstrom is ready to start the rest of her life in a world she sees as wide open to accomplish her limitless dreams. A gifted musician, she wants nothing more than to study music, improve her skills, and later pursue a dedicated career. Her biggest concerns about starting college are missing her parents and worrying about her grade point average. That is until she meets Derek Salazar and becomes drawn into a new world.
The five years between when Jessie and Will Hendricks get back together and when they have their daughter are unforgettable years that travel from one side of the country to the next and deal with the issues that have for so long kept them separated. Their journey to get together has been anything but easy, but now they finally have the time and freedom to build a full and complete life together.
"Honest review.. .great read of a tragic story.."
Donny Lindstrom married Vickie Moore only months after meeting her. Now he knows what others were trying to warn him about: His wife was becoming harder to deal with than their young daughter. The only ones who truly realize how messed up his marriage has become are his in-laws: Tracy and Micah McKinley. Tracy considers her marriage a happy one for years until the day her husband comes home and shatters everything she thought was true with his latest revelation.
"Unexpectedly really good!"
The South. From the bottom of Missouri on down, and, uh, to the right, there lies a huge swath of territory that's all different, but the same enough to fiercely deny that Texas and Florida are part of it. On this episode of Sounds Like America, host Roy Wood Jr. (The Daily Show) kicks off our tour of the dirty South. You'll hear stand-up comedy, music, and on-the-street interviews that capture a slice of what life is like below the Mason-Dixon line.