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It was Mother's Day and Robert Allman tried to prepare for the occasion. Tradition held that when worshippers attended church on Mother's Day, those whose mothers were alive wore red roses. Those whose mothers were passed, like Robert's, would wear a white rose. However, after he could only find a red rose to wear, he never dreamed, not in a million years, what was in store for him.

©2012 John I. Jones (P)2017 John I. Jones

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Really Sweet..

A rose 🌹 that represents a son's love and respect for his mother. Told with few words, it's still a reminder that our family is always alive in our hearts and memories. It's nice when such a short story can make you stop and think about the sentimental things. I voluntarily requested a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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Sweet and emotional

This is a very sweet short story dealing with the grief of loosing a parent. It's powerfully emotive and enjoyable to listen to.

The narration is a good match for the story and helps to convey the emotion of the story.

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher and/or author and/or narrator in exchange for an honest review.

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A Bit Different Than Other Books by This Author A+


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Robert Allman is traveling to church with his family on Mother's Day. He is sent into the store to buy flowers and some candy at the direction of his wife and son. I cannot elaborate any further without spoiling the story for potential listeners.

This was a nice little story, but not Jones' best, in my opinion. I've had the opportunity to listen to 3 of them thus far.

Eva R Marienchild gave a solid performance. The story was so short that I didn't really have enough material to elaborate further.

So far, the short stories are entertaining. Perhaps the publisher should put all of Jones' stories into one collection.

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Beautiful story but not the best format

A family goes to church by mother’s day but they stop in their way to buy a rose for each one. A red rose means their mother is still alive, while a white one means she has passed away. A red rose instead a white one brings a wonderful surprise.

This is a beautiful tale about love and homesickness. The characters are not fully developed but the way they are pictured works well for the story. I think a longer and more elaborate book would have better served the plot, since like it is right now it seems just a draft.

Eva R. Marienchild delivered a very good narration, expressing the right amount of emotion at every time and with a different voice for each character. It helped to bring the characters to life and improve the story.

I received a copy of this book in audio format from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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Mother's Day

A creepy good short story.Narrated nicely by Eva R. Maerienchild.“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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A sweet little tale for remembering mom

Bob, Clara, and little Johnie are headed to church on Mother’s Day. They need to pick up roses on the way there from the little store run by Alma. However, she’s all out of white roses so Bob gets three red roses even though his mom passed 9 years ago.

This tale had a small town feel to it and could be set in any decade from the last 100 years. Well, provided that there were jawbreaker candies back in 1917. The day starts off pretty normal for Bob but once he walks out of that little store with his red roses, he has an unexpected visit from his deceased mother.

It’s a touching story of a mom touching base with her adult child after some years have passed though she has limited time. I like how she easily steered the conversation to all the important bits, including asking after Bob’s sister Edna. It’s a perfectly quaint tale fit for a family listen or if you’re just looking for a little something upbeat during your lunch break.

I received a free copy of this book.

The Narration: Eva Marienchild did a decent job with this story. She does have a hint of mouth noises here and there but they didn’t detract from the story – there’s no lip smacking or such. I liked her voice for Bob’s mom the best, being the voice of an older, caring woman. Her little Johnie voice was also quite good.

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Memories

Such a heartwarming story of Mother's Day. I lost my mother twenty years ago and it was like talking to her again. The narrator did a great job in telling the story. I could have listened for hours. I was given a copy for an honest review.

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Fancy a conversation with your dear departed?

What if you could briefly talk to someone dear to you that had died? That is precisely what happened to the main character in this story. This is not some paranormal or spooky short story. Instead, the author provides one possible answer to the question of what it might be like if that person just stood before you as if they had never left and had a couple minutes to talk? The premise is interesting, but because of the length of the work it comes out flat. This scenario in real life would be a shockingly impactful experience with a resulting torrent of emotion, none of which were crafted in the time allotted. This left the story without the ability to pull you into the character's experience in vivid detail. Perhaps this can be done by some masterful authorship, but it wasn't done here.

I was given this copy for free at my request in exchange for my unbiased review.

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I love my mom!

Here is a nice short story for Mother's Day. I didn't almost cry like I did for his short story Trapping Rabbits, but this is still a quick enjoyable listen with an excellent narrator.

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

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A Rose for His Mother

When Robert Allman couldn't find a white rose for Mother's Day to symbolize his beloved mother's death, he choose a red rose instead. With that choice he's given an opportunity to revisit his past.

This was a sweet short story that I found really thought provoking. If you had one last moment with someone, what would you say? What would you take from that encounter? With just a few words, we get a strong sense of Robert's life and his relationship with his family. I loved that it was open to interpretation, and I'd love to read more from this author.

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