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December

The Year of Discovery, Book 12
Narrated by: Kelley Hazen
Series: The Year of Discovery, Book 12
Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
Categories: Fiction, Contemporary
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Twelve women connected by the death of another, realizing what they most want from life and reaching for it - this is the year of discovery, the year of new beginnings.  

As the youngest of three sisters, Mika is thrown into turmoil by the death of her oldest sister, Meredith. She can’t admit that Meredith’s death has shaken her horribly, so she self-medicates with alcohol and finds herself in an abusive relationship.  

When her ex-boyfriend makes bail, Mika fears what he’ll do to her and her family. As her life unravels, she turns to the only coping mechanism she has, but this only accelerates her descent. When Brendan Ward, a recovering alcoholic, offers to sponsor her, Mika responds with fury, but as things continue to come undone in her life, she wonders if she can learn to trust him before it’s too late.

©2019 M.L. Hamilton (P)2019 M.L. Hamilton

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An Awesome Listen

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the narrator and found it as inspiring and the perfect ending for the series. Mika world crumbled when her sister died, and for a year she has watched women all around her take control of their lives as she stumbled into theirs. But for Mika, she had to hit rock bottom first, and find someone willing to help her, help herself. An inspiring series, the author has such a talent at creating "real" feeling characters and the narrator brings them to life. Very much worth listening too.

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December - Mika’s story

What an incredibly emotional ending to a magnificent series. Mika was hit hard by the death of her oldest sister. Her coping mechanism was alcohol... in order to survive, she must face her demons.

M. L. Hamilton gets to the heart of the matter in each of her stories. The characters are real and the emotions are raw. This is the final book in a powerful and touching series.

Kelley Hazen is one of the finest narrators I have listened to. You can tell that she really knows the characters and gives them the perfect voice. I can’t believe how emotional I get when listening to her performances.

I highly recommend this book as well as the other 11 books in The Year of Discovery series.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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I'm late to the party, and this is a new to me author that I'm enjoying. I think family and friends coddled Mika and contributed to her unsuccessful battles with alcohol. Brendan was a light in the darkness for Mika, but will she see the light and follow it out of the fog and dark, or will she wallow in sadness and her illness??Brendan did a fantastic job of paying it forward and helping Mika move forward with her life. I'd go so far as to say he saved her, because she never would have done it without his tough love. I voluntarily listened to a free copy of this story and am giving an honest review. The narrator did a good job with voices of females and was okay with the male voices.

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Mika

I’m totally enjoyed this Year of Discovery Series and this is book 12 (last one sorry it ends). The primary character in this book is Mika who has been the problem child of the family and alcoholic who finally hits rock bottom after her abusive ex-boyfriend is released from jail and comes to her agrees to help from Brendan (a recovering alcoholic). Just listen to find out what happens it was great. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Thank You!