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Evelyn Schumacher

SPRINGFIELD, IL
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  • A Curve in the Road

  • By: Julianne MacLean
  • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 509
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 402

Abbie MacIntyre is living the dream in the picturesque Nova Scotia town she calls home. She is a successful surgeon, is married to a handsome cardiologist, and has a model teenage son who is only months away from going off to college. But then one fateful night, everything changes. When a drunk driver hits her car, Abbie is rushed to the hospital. She survives, but the accident forces secrets out into the open and plagues Abbie with nightmares so vivid that she starts to question her grip on reality. Her perfect life begins to crack, and those cracks threaten to shatter her world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 3.5 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 10-28-18

Heart breaking and heart warming

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-05-18

This book took me through many emotions as I followed the well defined characters. Life is hard but we must make choices that can bring happiness.

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  • The Paradise of Glass

  • The Glassblower Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Petra Durst-Benning, Samuel Willcocks - translator
  • Narrated by: Kristin Watson Heintz
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 482
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 403
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405

Johanna, the oldest of the three Steinmann sisters, has successfully managed the family glassblowing business since her father's death, and her sister Marie's artistic gifts have made their wares unexpectedly famous. But now the livelihood of the town of Lauscha, Germany - known around the world as the "paradise of glass" - is in danger. The local glassworks is about to be sold, and rumor has it the buyer wants to make changes that will challenge glassblowing tradition.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lauscha, Germany, 1911, Changes and Challenges

  • By Debbie on 11-20-15

Charming characters interesting

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-01-18

Another excellent story crafted by this author. It was enjoyable and held my interest as the two previous books .

  • The Professor

  • McMurtrie and Drake Legal, Book 1
  • By: Robert Bailey
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,666
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,404
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,390

Law professor Thomas Jackson McMurtrie literally wrote the book on evidence in the state of Alabama. But when a power-hungry colleague uses a recent run-in between McMurtrie and headstrong student Rick Drake to end his career, he is left unsure what to do next.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Awful? No, but close.... close.

  • By Ted on 08-15-16

Spellbinding

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-25-18

Excellent story and familiar characters. I highly recommend this book and this author.
Hard to put down.

  • The American Lady

  • The Glassblower Trilogy
  • By: Petra Durst-Benning, Samuel Willcocks - translator
  • Narrated by: Kristin Watson Heintz
  • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 582
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 496
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 495

Tempestuous and beautiful Wanda Miles, daughter of Ruth and Stephen Miles (or so she thinks), aspires to more than the life of a debutante, but the trouble is she doesn't know precisely what she wants. Then her aunt Marie, the family's renowned glassblower, arrives from Lauscha, Germany, and Wanda decides that learning about her ancestry may hold the key to her future. When Marie accidentally reveals a long-held secret about Wanda's parents, Wanda goes to Lauscha to unravel the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wanda finds a purpose in life.

  • By Lana Lee Plum on 01-15-17

History, family devotion

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-21-18

Well written with multiple characters . I recommend this book. Surprise twists and turns.. Kept my k terest.

  • Between Black and White

  • McMurtrie and Drake Legal, Book 2
  • By: Robert Bailey
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,317
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,160

In 1966 in Pulaski, Tennessee, Bocephus Haynes watched in horror as his father was brutally murdered by 10 local members of the Ku Klux Klan. As an African American lawyer practicing in the birthplace of the Klan years later, Bo has spent his life pursuing justice in his father's name. But when Andy Walton, the man believed to have led the lynch mob 45 years earlier, ends up murdered in the same spot as Bo's father, Bo becomes the prime suspect.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping. White supremacists live, feel right.!!

  • By Richard Delman on 10-27-17

Intense and haunting

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-09-18

Well written and pulled me in to follow the well defined charcters. Highly. Recommend this book

  • Worth the Wait

  • By: Jamie Beck
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,717
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,491
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,475

Thirteen years ago, Vivi LeBrun was sketching a rooster and eating Oreos when she first met - and fell for - her friend's brother, David St. James. Since then, her love for David has only intensified thanks to years of friendship with his family, who rescued her from a lonely, tumultuous childhood. As she travels to Block Island to vacation with the St. James siblings, Vivi daydreams about reuniting with David, hoping he'll finally see her as his soul mate.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • DNF @ 45%..

  • By Trish R. on 03-26-17

Warm, touching

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-26-18

This book revealed the complex ties in families. Written with emotion and humor. Recommend this book

  • The Art of Inheriting Secrets

  • A Novel
  • By: Barbara O'Neal
  • Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177

When Olivia Shaw’s mother dies, the sophisticated food editor is astonished to learn she’s inherited a centuries-old English estate - and a title to go with it. Raw with grief and reeling from the knowledge that her reserved mother hid something so momentous, Olivia leaves San Francisco and crosses the pond to unravel the mystery of a lifetime. One glance at the breathtaking Rosemere Priory and Olivia understands why the manor, magnificent even in disrepair, was the subject of her mother’s exquisite paintings. What she doesn’t understand is why her mother never mentioned it to her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • marvelous darling

  • By Jenny Morris Wood on 11-22-18

Breathtaking beautiful characters

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-08-18

I was drawn immediately into the story and saw it a!l in my minds eye. Recommend this book.

  • Wish Me Home

  • By: Kay Bratt
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,032
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 901
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 894

A hungry, stray dog is the last thing Cara Butter needs. Stranded in Georgia with only her backpack and a few dwindling dollars, she already has too much baggage. Like her twin sister, Hana, who has broken Cara's heart one too many times. After a lifetime of family troubles, and bouncing from one foster home to another, Cara decides to leave it all behind and strike out alone - on foot.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm so thankful for a good, positive, clean story.

  • By Christi on 06-18-17

Deeply touching

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-31-18

The characters and the dog touched my heart. The underlying theme was delicately presented. I highly recommend.

  • The Whiskey Sea

  • By: Ann Howard Creel
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,748
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,500
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,497

Motherless and destitute, Frieda Hope grows up during Prohibition determined to make a better life for herself and her sister, Bea. The girls are taken in by a kindly fisherman named Silver, and Frieda begins to feel at home whenever she is on the water. When Silver sells his fishing boat to WWI veteran Sam Hicks, thinking Sam would be a fine husband for Frieda, she's outraged. But Frieda manages to talk Sam into teaching her to repair boat engines instead, so she has a trade of her own and won't have to marry.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Looking For What Just Might Be All Around You

  • By Gillian on 02-08-17

Intense, interesting

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-28-18

This story is touching with interesting characters and many twists and turns. I highly recommend this book.

  • War Brides

  • By: Helen Bryan
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,287
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,075
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,078

As war moves ever closer, the sleepy English village of Crowmarsh Priors settles into a new sort of normal: Evacuees from London are billeted in local homes. The nightly German air raids become grimly mundane. Rationing curtails every comfort. Men leave to fight and die. And five women forge a bond of friendship that will change their lives forever in this engrossing novel of loyalty, loss, and love in the shadow of World War II.With the hardships of war intensifying every day, the women band together to defeat formidable enemies and find remarkable strength within themselves to help one another. It is a war-forged loyalty certain to endure years and distance. When four of the women return for a celebration fifty years later, their mission is not simply to commemorate or remember. They’ve returned to confront a traitor whose actions cost countless lives — and to avenge one of their own at last.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • People who have no knowledge

  • By James and co. on 09-22-15

Heart stopping, intriguing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-24-18

This lenghty book she'd light on part of the war that is seldom written about. Excellent