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Mary L. Preston

Stone Mountain, GA
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  • The Middle Sister

  • A Novel
  • By: Bonnie Glover
  • Narrated by: Susan Spain
  • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

In this powerful debut novel set in New York City in the 1970s, Bonnie J. Glover explores the meaning of loss and family. Pamela is the middle of three sisters who are trying to keep their lives together after their mother kicks their father out of the house. Pamela only has an imaginary guide, a character from the television show Kung Fu, to help her and advise her when times turn tough.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • in the middle

  • By Mary L. Preston on 04-18-18

in the middle

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

Reviewed: 04-18-18

truly understand the middle of Life charges. very interesting story line it keep my interest

  • Douglass' Women

  • By: Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

The best-selling author of Voodoo Dreams focuses on two women who loved the great abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Anna, a free woman of color, was his rescuer, his loving wife and mother to his children. Ottilie Assing, a white German woman, became his intellectual soul mate and mistress. At times, they all lived under the same roof.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slaved in the heart

  • By Mary L. Preston on 03-22-18

Slaved in the heart

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-22-18

brilliant mind but enslave heart. I think all three of them was brilliant in their own way. Anna brilliant survival and life lessons skills. we all know Frederick Douglass was brilliant self taught but his personal skills, he had non.

  • Drowning Ruth

  • By: Christina Schwarz
  • Narrated by: Blair Brown
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 830
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 318
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 315

Deftly written and emotionally powerful, Drowning Ruth is a stunning portrait of the ties that bind sisters together and the forces that tear them apart, of the dangers of keeping secrets and the explosive repercussions when they are exposed. A mesmerizing and achingly beautiful debut.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Drowning Ruth

  • By Steven on 01-12-05

silent mental health issues. The need to replace

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-28-17

she needed to replace her loss. and to take ownership of her lies facing truths

  • Belong

  • By: Veronica Maxim
  • Narrated by: Yvonne Syn
  • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Recently divorced and wary of relationships, Serena Blakely doesn't expect to find anything special for a while. In an effort to escape her own drama, she visits a luxury resort far away in the south of France, where she just happens to spot a stunning stranger on the night before her return home. This could be just the casual fling she needs. No strings attached, no fuss.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm amazed. this is a good love story of first sig

  • By Mary L. Preston on 05-29-17

I'm amazed. this is a good love story of first sig

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

Reviewed: 05-29-17

true love at first sight never felt. This show a broken heart can be held

  • Carry Me Home

  • By: Rosalind James
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante, Natalie Ross
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 734
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 645
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 650

Paradise, Idaho, may not be the largest town, but for newly minted professor Zoe Santangelo, it's the first step on the path to her big break. After teaching in a small Idaho school, her next stop is the Ivy League, and no one is going to stand in her way. She'll do what it takes to move up, to protect her students from a creepy campus stalker - and to protect her heart from Cal Jackson, the hot, hunky cowboy who keeps coming to her rescue.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reminds me of Linda Howard

  • By C. Harrison on 06-19-15

country love

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

Reviewed: 05-14-17

loved it, man who knows what he wants and how to get it. Respect the difference between them and embrace them with love

  • Perfect Peace

  • A Novel
  • By: Daniel Black
  • Narrated by: Ron Butler
  • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 669
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 598
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 598

When the seventh child of the Peace family, named Perfect, turns eight, her mother, Emma Jean, tells her bewildered daughter, "You was born a boy. I made you a girl. But that ain't what you was supposed to be. So from now on, you gon' be a boy. It'll be a little strange at first, but you'll get used to it, and this'll be over after while." From this point forward, his life becomes a bizarre kaleidoscope of events. Meanwhile, the Peace family is forced to question everything they thought they knew about gender, sexuality, unconditional love, and fulfillment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great book!

  • By JoJo on 09-03-16

Wow,

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

Reviewed: 03-10-17

wow, this is a very good book. It's an eye opener. that remains me how a child can be scared for life but if God is in one's life we can fight the odds and have a happy life

  • Wild Montana Sky

  • Montana Sky Series, Book 1
  • By: Debra Holland
  • Narrated by: Natalie Ross
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 798
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 677
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 680

Stepping off the train in Sweetwater Springs, Montana, Elizabeth Hamilton is filled with relief, nerves, and the thrill of hope. Life on her dear friend’s ranch will be very different than Gilded Age Boston’s high society. But at least here, Elizabeth is far from her spiteful sister-in-law and the bittersweet memories of her late fiancé.

Nick Sanders has loved Elizabeth since he first glimpsed her portrait - not that he dare admit it. A ranch hand has no call to woo a well-born lady, especially when she’s being courted by the town’s finest gentleman. Yet there’s something in her mix of courage and compassion that won’t let Nick quit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Sweet Romance

  • By Yolanda on 05-03-14

W ow

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-06-17

This was an older love story but very good,it held my attention and suspense. Highly recommend reading this book. Especially if you are interested in how life experiences can enlighten once heart.

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  • When Good Love Goes Bad: An African American Romance Story

  • Real Love for the Soul, Book 1
  • By: Kalyssa Powell
  • Narrated by: Aundrea Mitchell
  • Length: 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 5

For Saundra Smith, life is seemingly perfect. With a home of her own on the horizon, her teaching career set to begin soon, and a loving relationship with her longtime love, Langston, life couldn't be any more perfect...until she's blindsided by news that turns her perfect world upside down. Langston made a mistake - a costly mistake. As if cheating on Saundra wasn't devastating enough, he also confesses to having fathered a child with the other woman.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • quick

  • By Mary L. Preston on 02-15-17

quick

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-15-17

Very direct and straight to the point. easy reading how one weak moment can change your life plans

  • Just Dreams

  • The Brooks Sisters Dreams Series, Book 1
  • By: L. J. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Michael C. Gwynne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

Sparks fly when attorney Kathy Brooks agrees to represent novelist Charles Morgan, Jr. in a high-profile suit against a powerful government defense contractor. But when Charles’ hidden agenda threatens to expose the government’s dirty little secrets, what started out as the case of a lifetime could cost Kathy her heart, her career and even her life. As the body count rises and the stakes get higher, Charles and Kathy will have to decide just how much they’re willing to sacrifice for the win.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Seems more like an abridged novel

  • By sheryl beauchemin on 08-08-16

Think unselfishly

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

Reviewed: 02-10-17

very good, this one had me going. Two hard core person broken in a spilt second

  • The Golden Dice

  • A Tale of Ancient Rome, Book 2
  • By: Elisabeth Storrs
  • Narrated by: Christina Traister
  • Length: 15 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

Caecilia, Roman born but Etruscan wed, forsakes Rome to return to her husband, Vel Mastarna, exposing herself to the enmity of his people while knowing the Romans will give her a traitor's death if Veii falls. Semni, a reckless Etruscan servant in the House of Mastarna, embroils herself in schemes that threaten Caecilia's son and Semni's own chance for love. Pinna, a destitute Roman prostitute, uses coercion to gain the attention of Rome's greatest general at the risk of betraying Caecilia's cousin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don’t let the first book deter you

  • By Mrs. Smith on 10-17-17

unique unconditional love

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

Reviewed: 02-08-17

Wow, it took me longer than expected to finish reading this book. Very high unconditional love