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  • Last One Home

  • A Novel
  • By: Debbie Macomber
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman, Debbie Macomber
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 986
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 977

Growing up, Cassie Carter and her sisters, Karen and Nichole, were incredibly close - until one fateful event drove them apart. After high school, Cassie ran away from home to marry the wrong man, throwing away a college scholarship and breaking her parents' hearts. To make matters worse, Cassie had always been their father's favorite - a sentiment that weighed heavily on her sisters and made Cassie's actions even harder to bear.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I fear the narrator distracted me

  • By Donna Gilleece-Smith on 04-04-17

Debbie Doesn't Disappoint!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-16

I love everything Debbie Macomber writes and I wasn't disappointed with this book. It is a beautiful story of forgiveness and reconciliation mingled with the power of love. The strength of character exhibited by the main character was an encouragement. I would love a continuation.


  • Sweetgrass

  • By: Mary Alice Monroe
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 61

Sweetgrass is a historic tract of land in South Carolina that has been home to the Blakely family for eight generations. But Sweetgrass — named for the indigenous grass that grows in the area — is in trouble. Taxes are skyrocketing. Bulldozers are leveling the surrounding properties. And the Blakelys could be forced to sell the one thing that continues to hold their disintegrating family together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweetgrass Review

  • By Jean on 09-10-16

All About Family

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-22-16

Sweet grass is a warm and captivating story filled with the highs and lows of family. I enjoyed the events and situations that led each family member to put family and traditions first. It also illustrated the pit fall of bitterness and selfish desires.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Beach House

  • By: Mary Alice Monroe
  • Narrated by: Mary Alice Monroe
  • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 556
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 497
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 496

Caretta Rutledge thought she’d left her Southern roots and troubled family far behind. But an unusual request from her mother – coming just as her own life is spinning out of control – has Cara heading back to the scenic Lowcountry of her childhood summers. Before long, the rhythms of the island open her heart in wonderful ways as she repairs the family beach house, becomes a bona fide “turtle lady” and renews old acquaintances long thought lost.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, very poor audio quality

  • By Dawn on 04-11-16

Beautiful Story!

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

Reviewed: 11-13-15

I enjoyed this well written story of family renewal, forgiveness, and love. I highly recommend this book.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Beach Lane

  • A Chesapeake Shores Novel, Book 7
  • By: Sherryl Woods
  • Narrated by: Christina Traister
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 277
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234

In the close-knit community of Chesapeake Shores, Maryland, Susie O’Brien and Mack Franklin’s “not dating” claim befuddles everyone, especially since the two spend every spare minute together. Susie’s thrilled when their friendship finally heats up. Then, just when happily-ever-after seems within reach, Mack loses the job he loves and Susie faces a devastating diagnosis. But O’Briens always unite in a crisis. Even her cousin Jess, Susie’s rival for most of their lives, becomes her staunchest supporter - especially when Mack’s former lover comes to town.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice, Light Summer Reading, but...

  • By AndrewZ on 07-06-11

Another Success!

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

Reviewed: 05-13-15

This family is so strong and willing to do anything to help one another. This is a great story of courage and the power of love.

  • Moonlight Cove

  • A Chesapeake Shores Novel, Book 6
  • By: Sherryl Woods
  • Narrated by: Christina Traister
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230

Jess O’Brien has overcome a lot - the challenges of attention deficit disorder, the near bankruptcy of her beloved Inn at Eagle Point and her self-perception as a screwup in a family of overachievers. Now she’s ready to share the future with a man. Will has loved Jess practically forever. He knows her faults and her strengths. But for all Will’s sincerity and charm, Jess fears he views her as some psychological case study. With her family and the town of Chesapeake Shores behind him, Will finally makes his case. But is it enough to convince Jess to take the risk of a lifetime?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love the Series

  • By Vicki Snyder on 09-20-18

Story Continues

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

Reviewed: 05-04-15

I love the O'BRIEN Family. This was a great story. Jess is one of my favorite characters and it was time for things to work out for her.