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  • A Christmas by the Sea

  • By: Melody Carlson
  • Narrated by: Emily Durante
  • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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    4 out of 5 stars 25

When Wendy Harper inherits her family's beach-side cottage in Seaside, Maine, she sees it as a way to finally pay off the debts that have mounted since her husband died. But before it can be sold, the neglected property must be renovated. She and her 12-year-old son Jackson move in temporarily to do the work themselves, even though Christmas is coming. The charming town, along with local craftsman Caleb Colton, pulls on both Wendy and Jackson. Wendy knows that the most responsible thing to do is to sell the cottage and return to Ohio, but the lure of the sea is hard to resist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet story

  • By Brandon Batten on 01-02-19

Sweet story

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Reviewed: 01-02-19

What a sweet Christmas story! Loved every minute!!! Melody Carlson is one of my favorite authors!

  • As Sure as the Dawn

  • The Mark of the Lion, Book 3
  • By: Francine Rivers
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 20 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,158
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,809
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,822

Atretes, a German barbarian who has won his freedom in the Roman arena, finds his life changed forever by an encounter with a young Christian woman. Atretes vows to move heaven and earth to find his son--the baby he thought was dead, and take him back to Germany. Only one thing stands in his way: Rizpah, the Christian widow who has cared for the child since his birth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved! Great ending to the Trilogy!

  • By CBSNgal on 02-28-12

awesome

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-20-17

really enjoyed the series by Francine Rivers! and it was a great narrator on the audible book.

  • An Echo in the Darkness

  • The Mark of the Lion, Book 2
  • By: Francine Rivers
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 18 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,011
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,510
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,522

As a Roman trader grieves over a lost slave woman, he begins to learn about the faith that gave her enough strength to face death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very well done!

  • By Susan on 09-17-08

fabulous!!!!

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Reviewed: 08-16-17

loved every minute of it! toward the end I found myself listening day and night to finish!!!

  • See Me

  • By: Nicholas Sparks
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ryan Grant
  • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,523
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,439
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,421

Colin Hancock is giving his second chance his best shot. At 28, he's focused only on walking a straight line - getting his teaching degree, working out at the gym religiously, and avoiding all the places and people that proved so destructive in his earlier life. The last thing he's looking for is a serious relationship. But when Maria Sanchez crosses paths with him on a rainswept night in North Carolina, his plans are upended in a way that will rattle the foundations of his carefully structured life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Book Nicholas Sparks Has Ever Written!

  • By Wendi on 01-07-16

Love Nicholas Sparks

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-08-16

Loved this book! I so thought I had it figured out and then BAM a twist! I love everything Nicholas Sparks!

  • Bridge to Haven

  • By: Francine Rivers
  • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
  • Length: 17 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,989
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,773
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,768

To those who matter in 1950s Hollywood, Lena Scott is the hottest rising star to hit the silver screen since Marilyn Monroe. Few know her real name is Abra. Even fewer know the price she' s paid to finally feel like she' s somebody. To Pastor Ezekiel Freeman, Abra will always be the little girl who stole his heart the night he found her, a wailing newborn abandoned under a bridge on the outskirts of Haven.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Francine Rivers is the best for a reason.

  • By Candace on 05-06-14

wonderful book

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 06-27-16

fantastic story of learning to give all the hurt and pain to God and allowing him to love you