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Kathryn F. Lynch

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  • Before We Were Yours

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Catherine Taber
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,883
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,674
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,521

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge - until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children's Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents - but they quickly realize the dark truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I was rivetted, finished in three days.

  • By Lin Cloward on 06-26-17

Amazing story! Gripping from the first page!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-02-18

Reel Foss and her sibling story is one to be told. A story of unbelievable circumstances, scoundrels and the devoted love of sisters and family. You will never forget this story.

  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky

  • A Novel
  • By: Mark Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,854
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,441
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,360

Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He's a normal Italian teenager - obsessed with music, food, and girls - but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior. In an attempt to protect him, Pino's parents force him to enlist as a German soldier - a move they think will keep him out of combat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Thing? It Really Happened!

  • By Charles Atkinson on 08-07-17

An Amazing Story of Resilience!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-18

This is an amazing story of Pino Lello and his family during the last years of World War ll. Take time to read this amazing story. It will leave you grateful and thankful for the peace we experience now.

  • It Takes One to Tango

  • How I Rescued My Marriage with (Almost) No Help from My Spouse - and How You Can, Too
  • By: Winifred M. Reilly MA MFT
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145

Conventional wisdom says that "it takes two" to turn a troubled marriage around and that both partners must have a shared commitment to change. So when couples can't agree on how - or whether - to make their marriage better, many give up or settle for a less-than-satisfying marriage (or think the only way out is divorce). Fortunately, there is an alternative. It Takes One to Tango is a groundbreaking guide that shows how one determined partner can spark lasting, significant change in a marriage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Therapist Who Tells It Like It Is!

  • By Inner Quester on 05-20-17

Best book on marriage I ever read!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-07-18

By far, in my 33 year’s of marriage, this is the best book I ever read on the subject. It identifies we all connected to marriage with history/baggage. We all negotiate rules of the marriage that we don’t really understand at the time they are put into place. Even with therapy and self work it can be very difficult to get to a point one is really happy. I do believe taking a step, or in my case, many steps forward with improvement for good is the only way forward. Where ever you are in your marriage this book lends perspective. I choose marriage and am looking forward to continuing growing up! Thanks Winnifred!

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  • Fear of Flying

  • By: Erica Jong
  • Narrated by: Hope Davis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 155
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 155

Originally published in 1973, the groundbreaking, uninhibited story of Isadora Wing and her desire to fly free caused a national sensation. In The New York Times, Henry Miller compared it to his own classic, Tropic of Cancer and predicted that "this book will make literary history..." It has sold more than 12-million copies. Now, after 30 years, the revolutionary novel known as Fear of Flying still stands as a timeless tale of self-discovery, liberation, and womanhood.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Glad I didn't give up on it...

  • By Kristi on 01-09-08

Good for women of any age!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-08-17

I really enjoyed this book! I found her fantasizing insightful and I believe Isadora went on to live an authentic female life that included marriage and children. At all ages, there is a question of who you are and what you want and like. Be brave!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful