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Emma was five years old and her mother was dead. A drunk driver saw to that. Well-meaning family and friends tell Emma not to worry, as her mother will always be with her. So which one of them is writing the little girl notes?

"Dear Emma" asks the question, "Do people on the other side of the vail concern themselves with us and our lives?"

©2012 Kwen D Griffeth (P)2016 Kwen D Griffeth

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What a great ending!

This short story is not to be missed. At first when listening to this I wondered if I'd pressed play on the wrong book by mistake, what I was listening to and the blurb seemed quite different. This sorted itself out and before long I was listening to a unique and special story.

This is a story about love and about faith. Although short this story has a large impact, I can't stop thinking about it even though it's finished. It seems so simple and yet it's also complex. Beautifully written, I'm really glad I listened to this book.

The narrator did a great job, the emotions in this book are really strong and this came across really well in the narration. The character voices were clear and distinct and the story was easy to listen to.

I received a free copy of this book from the author and/or narrator and/or publisher and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.

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Very poignant!

Great story with a twist at the end.

Steven A. Gannett, narrator, did a great job with his characters.

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

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A little confused at first...

Reading the summary of Dear Emma, written by Kwen Griffeth, I thought I might be listening to a book other than Dear Emma. Emma isn't introduced as a character really until about the 41 minute mark. Initially, you're introduced to the chaplain and his life, as he's the actual main character of the story. The chaplain works at a hospital, and Emma is in the hospital as a patient, about to have a baby. There are expected complications and they aren't sure what the outcome will be, though Emma seems confident that everything will be as it should be, thanks to notes that she gets throughout her life at difficult times. Although her grandfather, Ben, is pretty sure they are from her mother who passed away in a car accident when Emma was 5, the chaplain is still skeptical. Who is leaving Emma notes? Are they really from her mother?

I didn't really get into this story to be honest. It felt disjointed and I seriously was wondering who Emma was and why she wasn't part of the story from the beginning. The narration was fine and Steven Gannett did a decent job with the various characters. I just didn't really get into the story itself. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher for an honest review.

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Wow, emotional and touching but very good

This was one of the most heartwarming and touching books I've listened to. I got drawn into it right away and couldn't wait to hear how it ended. It wasn't at all predictable and it brought tears to my eyes more than once. I absolutely love this book, am thankful for the opportunity to have listened to it and highly recommend it. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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Heart-warming story!

Where does "Dear Emma" rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Close to the top.

Any additional comments?

This being a new author for me, I wasn't sure if I would like the writing or not. Dear Emma brought tears to my eyes more than once. I would recommend anyone to listen to this book. As I listen to audio books I like an author to bring me right into the life of the characters and this one did just that. I couldn't wait to see who was writing the notes. Where did they come from. Would I select another book written by this author, yes. Would I listen to other books narrated by Mr. Gannett, yes.

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Dear Emma

Heartwarming story of love and faith. Highly recommend.

Steve A. Gannett is perfect as the narrator of this lovely story. His reading is heartfelt and his voice as the Chaplain is warm and soothing.

I received this audible from the author, narrator or publisher in exchange for an honest unbiased review.

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Interesting twist

It was not what I imagined or expected but it turned out interesting.

I received this audio-book free for an honest review by the author, narrator, or publisher. Thank you.

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A very special book.

The storyline was most absorbing. The narrator had a wonderful ability to make you really believe all would be ok.

XOXO

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  • Emily
  • 02-04-18

Emotional

I received a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

This was a really emotional book, and that aspect of it pulls you in. I loved the aspect of seeing the family from a different perspective, from an outside angle, and it was really nice how seeing the Emma’s family struggles convinced the Chaplain of what to do regarding the argument with his partner.

The only issue I had with the book was the author of the notes. I know that you’re supposed to take the novel based on faith, but it felt like too much suspension of disbelief to me.