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The Lilac Bouquet Audiobook

The Lilac Bouquet

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Come hell or high water, Emmy Jo Massey will have a wedding. After three generations of Massey women with children out of wedlock, she wants the whole town of Hickory, Texas, to witness the legitimacy of her union with Logan Grady. But dream weddings aren't cheap. So she accepts a highly lucrative stint as a home health assistant to retired realtor, and town recluse, Seth Thomas - a decision her great-grandmother Tandy is dead-set against.

Seth isn't happy about it, either. The eighty-two-year-old doesn't want a "babysitter" - much less a Massey - something he makes clear when Emmy arrives at his house, an empty mansion built for the woman who broke his heart. But as Emmy stays and the two eventually open up to each other, she learns the reason behind a feud between Seth, Tandy, and Logan's grandfather Jesse Grady that goes back six decades. She also uncovers a secret that forever changes how she sees her past and her future...

©2017 Carolyn Brown (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Debbie Toney, Alabama 08-16-17
    Debbie Toney, Alabama 08-16-17 Member Since 2013

    Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper.

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    "Melting Away Ice Cold Hearts"

    When Emmy Jo moves in to be care giver for elderly Seth Thomas, the old crotchety man thought he could wear her down and push her away quickly with his harsh, cold ways . . . the last thing he wanted was a Massey in his house . . . or in his life . . . what he hadn't bargained for was the determined and happy Emmy Jo, who wriggled her way deep into his heart . . . one moment and one memory at a time . . . waiting him out . . . everywhere he went . . . easily getting him to tell her his story . . . and eventually spilling out his heart to her . . . and like the Grinch . . . his heart grew ten sizes that day . . . decades old mysteries revealed, hurts from Seth's boyhood years . . . this is a wonderful tale of a different time and also of current times, when one young couple, Emmy Jo and Logan Grady, a young couple in love and determined to overcome the obstacles before them . . . the telling of the story, how it unfolds is just as good . . . a lesson for us all . . . faith, hope and love . . . and the greatest of these is love . . . conclusion is absolutely great . . .

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    Satinstitcher 03-30-17
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    "Carolyn Brown has done it again!"

    A feud lasting over decades is ended when one sweet person melts the hearts in a small Texas town. I love Carolyn Brown. She has a tue gift for story telling. Be it a series or single standing. I await every story. Thank you Carolyn for every enjoyable moment

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    W. Modesto, CA, United States 09-21-17
    W. Modesto, CA, United States 09-21-17 Member Since 2016
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    I found this book in the Comedy section. The narrative throughout the book suggest a serious non-comical theme of a young woman whose goal it is to have big wedding so that she will be the first girl in her family to marry before having children. Her lifestyle does not support this goal. Only by God's grace does she attain it. There are other moral, or biblical, issues which are lightly addressed in the book but I found the constant contrast of the character constantly saying one thing and doing another a little confusing. The deliverance did not seem to be comical. Perhaps a satire?

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    Amy Lorenzen 09-21-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Wonderful!"

    Wonderful book, characters are rich and enjoyable! The reader is terrific, her voice is perfect for it!

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    Natalie Browning 09-17-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Heartwarming and delightful!"

    I love Carolyn Browns books. this one was as cute as ever! ! thoughtful and sweet about forgiving and forgetting! . A true love story!

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    Olivia Twyman 09-10-17 Member Since 2017
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    I found this story to be an great read on the beach during my summer vacation . It was a lovely tale of past reuniting with present family members.

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    TincieM 08-21-17
    TincieM 08-21-17 Member Since 2017
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    This was a sweet lighthearted story and I enjoyed it very much. Reader did an excellent job.

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    lisa a. devos HOOKSETT, NH, US 08-20-17
    lisa a. devos HOOKSETT, NH, US 08-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Another Gem!"

    This is my 4th Carolyn Brown book and I love all of them! I giggle and shed a tear! So enjoyable!

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    Amy Wall 08-19-17
    Amy Wall 08-19-17 Member Since 2015
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    I was engaged and wanted to listen more and more. great story! was very happy

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    mw62 08-17-17
    mw62 08-17-17
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    "Triumph over pain"

    This narrator drew me in and enfolded me with the story of old wounds made right by a wonderful main character who I wished was part of my own family. I loved this book!

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    "Loved it!"

    This was a very well written story and well thought out, beautifully narrated by Brittany Pressley. Looking for the next one.

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