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    Friendship Bread: A Novel | Darien Gee

    Friendship Bread: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Darien Gee
    • Narrated By Nancy Linari
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    One afternoon, Julia Evarts and her five-year-old daughter, Gracie, arrive home to find an unexpected gift on the front porch: a homemade loaf of Amish Friendship Bread and a simple note: "I hope you enjoy it." Also included are a bag of starter, instructions on how to make the bread herself, and a request to share it with others. Still reeling from a personal tragedy, Julia remains at a loss as to how to move on with her life. She’d just as soon toss the anonymous gift….

    A pleasant enough read

    I would say that this is a 3-4 star read. The plot is a bit above average for this type of small town women centered book, and the characters do grow..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 13 2014 by Robin (new york, new york, United States)
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    The Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society: A Novel | Darien Gee

    The Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Darien Gee
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (23)
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    At Madeline's Tea Salon, the cozy hub of the Avalon community, local residents scrapbook their memories and make new ones. But across town, other Avalonians are struggling to free themselves of the past: Isabel Kidd is fixing up her ramshackle house while sorting through the complications of her late husband's affair. Ava Catalina is mourning the love of her life and helping her young son grow up without his father. And Frances Latham eagerly anticipates the arrival of a little girl from China - unprepared for the emotional roller coaster of foreign adoption.

    Sentimental like "The Notebook"

    Sentimental like "The Notebook" but did not leave me wanting more. As our heroine points out scrapbooking is for everyone from the business that wan..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 18 2014 by Bonnie (Denver, CO, United States)
  • An Avalon Christmas | Darien Gee

    An Avalon Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Darien Gee
    • Narrated By Carin Gilfry
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    (4)
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    The holidays have arrived in Avalon, Illinois and everyone is filled with festive cheer. Well, maybe not everyone. The husbands of Avalon have started a Bah Humbug Club. A neighborhood cookie exchange wreaks havoc on Erin Meeks' carefully planned life. Melvin O'Malley's daughter has abandoned him for the holidays in a senior facility, and shop owner Margot West is intent on creating the best holiday shopping experience for her customers when a stranger threatens to ruin it. But a few surprises await them as well.

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