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Eighty-nine-year-old Isabelle McAllister has a big favor to ask her hairdresser, Dorrie. She wants the black single mother to drop everything and drive her from Texas to a funeral in Ohio - tomorrow. Dorrie, fleeing problems of her own and curious about Isabelle’s past, agrees, not knowing it will be a journey that changes both their lives.

Isabelle confesses that, as a teen in 1930s Kentucky, she fell in love with Robert Prewitt, a would-be doctor and the black son of her family’s housekeeper - in a town where blacks weren’t allowed after dark. The tale of their forbidden relationship and its tragic consequences just might help Dorrie find her own way.

©2013 Julie Kibler (P)2013 Blackstone Audio, Inc

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Sweet and touching

Great book. although the story moose a little slowly in certain places it's still well worth a listen and is sweet and uplifting! I recommend it.

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there isn't always a right or wrong choice

takes you on a journey that the choices in our lives don't always have a right or wrong answer. we get by on the decisions we make with the facts and feelings that we have at the time. this story shows that even we don't have the full picture of our life story and some may never get to hear the full story. live life to the fullest. there will be regrets but keep moving forward there are things in life so far beyond our control.

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A sweet gem

The story started a bit slow for my taste-literally. The x1.00 playback speed irritatingly slow, easily remedied by increasing to x1.25.
The readers were a little neutral for my more dramatic tastes, but grew on me.
The story itself seemed to ramble a bit slowly in the beginning, but steadily increased in complexity and became a compelling tale. I enjoyed it.

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  • Emma
  • Texas
  • 10-21-17

The best book that I have listened on audible so far!

Truly love this book! It is one of those books which I can count with both hands that have deeply touched me and will stay with me for a long long time. The two narrators each did an amazing job! Their performances made the book even better!

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  • JJ
  • Texas, USA
  • 10-17-17

This Book is important. It changed me.

This is a real insight into relationships. All kinds of them: lovers, parents & child, friendships, even how strangers treat one another. It’s an honest portrait what it has been and what it is now to be white and what it is to be black over the last 50 years. Without biased to either, which is needed now more than ever. I loved it and will honestly miss these characters now that the story is over.

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Excellent!

I loved this book. It made me laugh and made me cry. I highly recommend.

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Well developed characters

This book makes you think deeply about the history of biracial relationships. Having grown up in a community that did not value all races, I could picture some of the characters easily in my mind. The passion of the human spirit is felt while listening to this book. I had hope, disappointment and heartache along with the characters of this book. And, I cried several times. I liked and didn't like the surprise reason for going home. The relationship development of Dory and Izzy was perfect and touching. I cried again.

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Yep! A good one!

Listened to this on a long drive across country. Defiantly enjoyed the southern voices of the narrators. That made it much more authentic ! Would definitely recommend for a woman. It is primarily women characters so men may not enjoy as much.

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  • Catherine
  • Henderson, KY, United States
  • 09-04-17

Wonderful story

This book was recommended by my daughter in law. She likes to read books about our beautiful state on Kentucky. The story was heart breaking but showed how women can overcome anything. I did have to remind myself at the beginning that the main character was only 17
I will keep this one in my heart for a long time.

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Wonderful Story!!!

I loved how the book went from Miss Isabelle to Dorrie's point of view. Great story about two people from two very different backgrounds. I love how Miss Isabelle opened up and told Dorrie about her and her younger days and falling in love with Robert. This book really was a great book and tje narrators portrayed the characters perfectly!!!