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  • A Glimpse of the Dream

  • By: L.A. Fiore
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart, Will Damron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187

Teagan Harper is barely ten years old when she finds herself orphaned and sent away to live at Raven's Peak, a Gothic estate on the seaside cliffs of Maine. Soon, though, her heartache and loneliness are tempered by a blossoming friendship with the only other child living at Raven's Peak: Kane Doyle, only two years older than Teagan and abandoned by his mother. Over the years, the pair grows inseparable. First they're pranksters and confidants, but eventually their feelings change, and best friends turn into soul mates.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Words CANNOT explain how good this book is

  • By Candyce on 07-20-15

How did this book rate a 4.5?

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-23-18

This book had all the elements to make a great novel. There is no plot or character development, and the reader is left guessing as to the main conflict. I must preface that I am not a prude, nor do I always use the best language. However, the constant use of foul language, including the F-bombs by the main character does nothing to make her attractive. The only constant is the long, drawn out, poorly written “sex scenes” which are a turn-off. I tried fast forwarding , but another one was close behind. I couldn’t finish it. The four dollars I paid was too much!

The House On Tradd Street
    
    
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        Karen White
    
    


    
    
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        Aimée Bruneau
    
    


    
    Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
    2,169 ratings
    Overall 4.3
  • The House On Tradd Street

  • By: Karen White
  • Narrated by: Aimée Bruneau
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,674
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,665

Practical Melanie Middleton hates to admit she can see ghosts. But she's going to have to accept it. An Old man she recently met has died, leaving her his historic Tradd Street home, complete with housekeeper, dog - and a family of ghosts anxious to tell her their secrets.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pleasantly surprised

  • By Joanna on 08-17-09

I gave it a fair chance, but I couldn’t finish it!

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-06-18

Karen White has written some books that I have really loved, but this is not one of them. It is a completely ridiculous story. Don’t get me wrong, I believe in spirits, but how many times can the door open itself? The story line is poorly developed as are the characters. Most grinding is that the main character is supposed to be so independent minded that she appears unapproachable, but doesn’t show any sense when judging a person’s character or motives. If you like this kind of book, have at it!

  • Illumination Night

  • By: Alice Hoffman
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 473
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 412
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 412

Illumination Night follows the lives of a young blond giant who is as beautiful as he is frightening; an old woman at the end of her life whose last mission is to save her granddaughter's soul; a family torn apart by a wife's fears and a husband's unrealized desires; and the high school girl who comes to Martha's Vineyard against her will, who steals husbands and cars, and who will bring everyone together in a web of yearning, sin, and ultimate redemption.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't like the characters but....

  • By Tobi on 09-20-15

Too much.......

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-14-16

There were too many disconnected mini-stories, all which seemed to have their own conflicts. Though a reader should interpret meaning to some extent, I had difficulty seeing reasons for all of them. Though some of the minor conflicts seemed to have theit

  • The Angel Tree

  • By: Lucinda Riley
  • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
  • Length: 20 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 732
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 669
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 664

Thirty years have passed since Greta Marchmont left the Marchmont Hall. Now she finally returns, with amnesia and no memory of her past. But a walk through the wintry landscape leads to a disturbing discovery: she comes across a grave in the forest, and the weathered inscription on the cross tells her that her own son is buried here. Greta begins to search for the woman she once was, and to do so she must summon all of her courage....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly Good!

  • By M. Ryder on 01-19-16

Engaging story.

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-16

I was hesitant at first.....amnesia books are sometimes focused on the effort to remember. In this book, the main character, Greta , regains her memory at the beginning of the book. This focuses on an engaging retelling of what has happened that led to her amnesia and in the 23 years she "lost". I highly recommend this book!

The Light Behind the Window
    
    
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        Lucinda Riley
    
    


    
    
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        Gerri Halligan
    
    


    
    Length: 15 hrs
    1,605 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • The Light Behind the Window

  • By: Lucinda Riley
  • Narrated by: Gerri Halligan
  • Length: 15 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,605
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,467
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,459

THE PRESENT - After her mother’s death, Emilie de la Martiniéres finds herself the sole inheritor of a chateau in the south of France. There she discovers an old notebook which leads her along a journey to unravel the tragic love story of the mysterious Sophia. THE PAST (1943). Constance Carruthers, arrives in occupied Paris at the height of conflict. There she stumbles into the heart of a wealthy family and is drawn into a web of deception, the repercussions of which will affect generations to come.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic historical story... loved it!

  • By Maria on 07-13-15

Not as good as I expected.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-07-16

The historical portion of the story was engaging and unpredictable and therefore kept me from abandoning the book. I absolutely abhor when an obviously intelligent character such as Emily who was initially portrayed as distant and cautious, is portrayed as ridiculous and stupid when it comes to "love." With a redirection of the main present day character it could have earned a 5.

  • The Lake House

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 21 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,546
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,313
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,291

Living on her family’s gorgeous lakeside estate in Cornwall, England, Alice Edevane is a bright, clever, inquisitive, innocent, and precociously talented fourteen-year-old who loves to write stories. But the mysteries she pens are no match for the one her family is about to endure ...One midsummer’s eve, after a beautiful party drawing hundreds of guests to the estate has ended, the Edevanes discover that their youngest son, Theo, has vanished without a trace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than Forgotten Garden and Secret Keeper

  • By Mark on 03-04-19

Keeps you guessing.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-14-16

Great story. Always a new twist to the mystery surrounding the little boy. It also brings to light post-war "shell shock" at a time when not only was there little known to treat it, but the social stigma attached to it stopped many from seeking help. I definitely recommend this book for anyone who enjoys a little history and an engaging story that you don't want to put down.

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