• Bittersweet Memories

  • By: Erika M. Szabo
  • Narrated by: Tim Shafer
  • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Sweet romance novelette

Elana was born to a homeless, drug addict mother and left on the steps of St. Patrick Cathedral. Moving from one foster home to another, her life was a revolving door of shattered hopes and disappointments.

As soon as she felt an emotional connection to anyone, the foster kid in her quickly pushed the feeling away. The last thing Elana wanted to do was to get close to someone she would probably never see again. The necessary emotional defense served her well throughout her unpredictable life.

Until she met Luca.

Allowing them only a short time of happiness, cruel fate tore them apart. All she had was hope and half of the rosewood heart pendant he carved to hold onto.

Will they meet again?

©2019 Erika M Szabo (P)2020 Erika M Szabo
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Romance

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Short but touching

I love love this book. Even though it’s short but moving. There were couple parts brought tears to my eyes. I was glad when Elaina and Luca found each other when the kind old couple took them in. At least for the short time they experience real family love. Tim Shafer did an excellent job now reading this book.

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Sweet Story

This is just a cute, feel good short story! It reminds you to just have faith that things will work out how they are meant to!

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great read

I received this book for free for a honest review.  I loved the characters and storyline.  it flowed very well and held together.  The narrator did an excellent job of bringing the characters to life.  reccomend

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tearjerker

So much sadness and loss in a short story made my heart ached for the two main characters. I liked that each one finally got to experience a good home in the end. The reunion wad heartwarming. I voluntarily listened to a free copy of this and am giving an honest review. The narrator was good.

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Good Book

This book is about two kids in the foster system. One started as a baby and one just before he became a teenager. The two struggled through the system never forming meaningful relationships until they met in a foster home run by a loving older couple. They lived in this home for almost two years. The four all grew to care for one another, but none more than these two who were young teenagers by this time. One day, they were forced to fight to defend each other from brutish mean teenage boys proving to each other how much they meant to one another. Un fortunately shortly thereafter, they were forced apart by life. life did bring them loving adoptive parents after that but neither forgot the other young love in their life. They continued to search until one day when they were reunited again due to an accident. The love was still there. A quick read but quite qood.

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Think Those Memorable Old-Time Bedtime Stories

We all remember cozying up in our warm comfortable beds and settling while a bedtime story was read to us. The fun of the stories centered on the variety - not even a single book was the same but they all represented a vivid imagination and a memorable tale. Erika M Szabo refers to her imagination as her 'superpower' - I can't think of a better description of her creation of stories that span many different genres yet they all have that touch of magic that resonates with us from those old-time fairy tales. These however are adult tales with adult themes such as rising to find your dreams following loss and suffering and rising up despite hardship and fear.

Tim Shafer's narration of this story helped create that comfy bedtime story mood. I will be seeking more opportunities to listen to books by this author.

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Great book

This was a great book. The hard life she lead that started at her birth but in the end she got what she always wanted.

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Sweet love story

This is a sweet love story about 2 children that are in foster care and are separated but never stop loving each other.


I was given a copy of this audiobook in return for my unbiased opinion