Both Sides Now

Narrated by: Elinor Bell
Series: True Love Story, Book 2
Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
3.8 out of 5 stars (31 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Every love story has two sides. Just as she was flowering into her teens, life uprooted Dawn from the tanned crowds and sunny beaches of southern California. It transplanted her into rainy, rural Washington, where she strove to adjust, mature and thrive. Love came to Dawn - and was ripped from her by events and manipulations she could not control. But Dawn had a core of steel.

An emotional castaway, she battled grimly through life's trials and sorrows, safeguarding her heart against further ravages. Then love reached out to Dawn once more - if she could find the courage and spirit to grab it with both hands, and this time, never let go. This is her story.

©2013 Shawn Inmon (P)2013 Shawn Inmon

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This is a fantastic story!

Having read and listened to Shawn Inmon’s Middle Falls time travel series, I decided to read some of his other works because he is such a great storyteller. I have now listened to several of his other books, and they are all great, but this one I hesitated to listen to because I’m not really into romance stories. All I can say is… Wow! The story is incredible, and I’m really impressed not only at the storytelling, but that someone was willing to bare their soul and tell complete strangers the difficult but truly inspirational story about their life. I have not read the first one in this two-book series, but now I’m immediately getting it to read. Written from Dawn‘s perspective, this is truly one of those stories that you will want to read, listen to, and actually FEEL! Thanks so much to both Dawn and Shawn for letting us learn from their intimate pain and experiences but also sharing the ultimate joy of an inspiring life story.

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Great love story of a life time!

I had no idea that this was one side of their lives until the end of the book. Now I will have to read/listen to the other side "It Feels Like the First Time ". Good story, that shows never give up, there are good things to come.

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great book

the love that is portrayed in this book is nearly palpable. I can't recommend this book highly enough.

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Some stories have the ability to change the world.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. It is the story most people have lived, in one way or another. Young love and first loves are never really forgotten and just a lucky chosen few can go back in time and do it right.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Shaun. Although the names, dates, places, and outcome aren't exactly the same, it could have been my story.

Have you listened to any of Elinor Bell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I can't say that I had an extreme reaction but rather that a feeling of familiarity settled around me. It took me back fifty years, to another time and another place. The music raised nostalgic memories I had almost forgotten. It gave me peace and happiness to know that someone could break the barrier of time and go back to where they have always belonged.

Any additional comments?

I don't think that my comments and reaction to both of the books in this series is unique. I can well imagine that countless teenagers have wrestled with the hormone-induced agony and pure joy of a first real love. Like so many, the love is true but the timing is completely wrong. This book may not help young people in their turmoil of feelings and emotions, but it will show them that they are not alone; and for some, there is a way to happily ever after.