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Publisher's Summary

Ellie Abela’s life has been anything but easy. Tragedy follows her wherever she goes, and she’s been a lot of places. At 20, she’s lived in over 10 different states, all because of her dad’s career in medical research. His career is just another list of the causes of tragedies in El’s life. He’s dying, and with every breath he takes closer to Heaven, Ellie dies a little bit inside, too.

At 12, she lost her mom in a drunk driving accident, and in a matter of months she fears she’ll lose the last person she has in the world to cancer.

While Ellie’s life has been rife with sadness, Trent Wentworth’s has been a challenge. A drug-addicted mom and a dead-beat dad meant at 23, he was the adoptive father of his two-year-old sister. Now at 25, he’s working his way up the corporate ladder and a struggling single parent.

Each is searching for a cure to the things in their lives dragging them down.

Not all cures are black and white; not all cures save us - and sometimes, saving isn’t what we need. Sometimes, we just need to realize how lucky we are to be alive, at least for this moment.

©2016 Cassandra Giovanni (P)2019 Cassandra Giovanni

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I fell in love

I absolutely loved this story. I have never read anything by this author and I fell in love.

I enjoyed the characters and could not help but want to read more. It was a great story. It was emotional and kept drawing me back. I was sad when it ended.

I am so glad a took a chance. ❤️

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This story reminds us to live life to the fullest and sometimes a cure is not here on eartth.but in heaven. It also urges us to make a difference in someone or lots of someone's lives. It is the legacy we leave behind for our family once we are gone. I received a complimentary audio and this review is voluntary.

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Wholesome and sweet

This story is completely different than what I am used to but so wholesome, sweet, and heartbreaking. It’s a simple listen and storyline is beautiful. The narrator brings the characters to life and did a fabulous job. First time listening to this narrator and first work of this author I have had the pleasure of experiencing. Definitely recommend this to those who don’t want cliffhangers, angst, or plot twist. This is straight to the point and such a beautiful love amongst father/daughter, brother/sister who are like father/daughter and two lovers.

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Emotional, story

When Ellie was young she lost her mom. Naturally the bond between father and daughter grew closer. But now, Ellie is faced with him fighting cancer. He was a medical research scientist, trying to find a cure. but now he needs one. Ellie goes to the bookstore to pick out stories to read to her father. Trent, sees Ellie, and helps her to pick out books to read to him. They spend more time with each other, become close and romantically involved.
Trent has his own story. At 25, he is raising his own sister, Allie. His story was so sad, but he is determined to take care of her. Allie brought a breath of fresh air, a lightness opposite of the sadness to the story.
This was an emotional listen for me, knowing several people with the struggles of having cancer, some survivors and some not. Cassandra Giovanni wrote with so much emotion and caring.
Kaye Anderson, narrator, is wonderful ! Showing all the emotions and feels of the story and giving each character their own personality. I was gifted this audio book and offered my honest review

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Really enjoyed

A heartfelt story of loss and gain. Nothing that happens in this book is far from reality. This family makes the best of a sad situation. My heart is sad for the tragedy that falls on them because the father was trying to do the right thing. I surprisingly get very involved with this audiobook and couldn't stand to have to pause it. Its easily a book that you can power right through because it always keeps your attention. Good job!

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Tear Jerker

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

This story is a bittersweet story of tragedy and how we face those challenges. At times it was difficult to continue due to the subject matter, but I'm glad I did! Hope and Love for the win. The narration was perfect. She really brought the characters to life. 5 stars!!

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Amazing!!!!

This book was pure heart felt and boy did it make me cry. This story hits so close to home! Highly recommended this book!

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Beautiful Emotional Story

This is a great story! Trent is amazing! He has struggled but stepped up and now he does the same for Ellie. They way he is with Allie is just so sweet! I can’t get over it. I really can feel his affection for her. Not to mention Ellie and her Dad. I love that father/daughter bond they have going on. Each of these character have a personal struggle to overcome. With the help of others they may just survive. Life lessons. This story has quite a few good ones in it.

We see this slow moving romance pick up in the latter half. We really get to know about what makes each of these characters tick and seeing them grow and move forward is wonderful. That way we can identify with the character and it helps bring out the *feels*. I loved all these characters! Everyone had a place in the story and definitely added to the whole book

This is a first time author for me. I loved her writing style. She really made me care for these characters and feel about their plight. I listened to this on audio. The narrator did a wonderful job! I loved the emotion she put I to the reading. I even teared up a time or two. Now is that due to narration or the words she is reading? I would say both left me emotional.

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Beautiful, Heartfelt Story! Great Audible Listen🎧

This is a beautiful heartfelt story. I enjoyed Cassandra Giovanni’s writing style, she has a way with words, the subject matter in this book is not an easy one to cover or write yet she does so with ease and captures every heart wrenching emotion while doing so and giving that to her readers and/or audiobook listeners. The storylines and characters she created are realistic and relatable, you can not help but fall for them and feel for them. Ellie, lost her Mother when she was young, that loss strengthened the bond she had with her Dad even more. Her Dad a scientist, always tried to find a cure for cancer and diseases, there were some successes but not 100%. It is his time to need a cure, not only one for himself but for his daughter as well, a cure for her broken heart. Ellie meets Trent at the bookstore, the two just clicked, she starts confiding in him, he helps her pick books for her Dad. I really liked Trent and how he took care of his sister, Allie who was a darling too. This is such a sad story yet I loved every word of it, how beautifully it played out, how Trent was there for Ellie, she for him and all of them for her Dad. Also loved how Trent and her Dad got along and how her Dad knew what Ellie needed, what would be her cure and Trent’s as well. And even knowing the end is near it does not lessen the blow when it happens. Cassandra Giovanni, thank you for this beautiful story.

I listened to the Audible edition, Kaye Anderson is a wonderful narrator and voice performer. She brings these characters to life, gives each their own voice and personality. She sets the perfect tone for the story and does an awesome job projecting the emotions of the characters into her performance. She is an entertaining storyteller and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for another great listen🎧

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great story

I believe she found something better than a cure .love family and a guardian angel.
I loved the story it's soft and full of emotions the narrator is great too ,her voice is so calm .

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  • Garden girl
  • 11-07-19

Beautiful story!

This is a lovely, gentle,heartfelt story of deeply felt love, seen in different guises. Father for daughter, daughter for father, and that between two beautiful souls Ellie and Trent. Cassandra Giovanni ably conveys this love and it is beautifully translated into the spoken word by Kaye Anderson. There are a lot of tears to be shed, but there is so much hope and genuine feeling that you do not end up with that hollow feeling. Rather you feel a sense of joy at participating in a story which encapsulates so much devotion and hope.💖💖

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  • Booklover876🇯🇲
  • 11-06-19

Emotional story

I enjoyed this tearjerker of a beautiful story. Ellie has already cope with so much loss at such a young age, and Trent, he's just amazing. I can emphasize with Ellie because I've lived her reality. I loved how the Author did justice to such devastating circumstances. First time Author and Narrator for me and I enjoyed both. Kayak Anderson did a wonderful job bringing this book to life. This audiobook was given to me in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Julie D (Audio and Book Jewels)
  • 11-05-19

An amazing story of love and loss... of family lost and family found

This book was so touching! I loved the characters, I loved the storyline... the writing was well rounded and clear.

Ellie lost her mother in a car accident, her family moves around a lot so she never made many friends, and now her father is dying of the disease he worked so hard to find a cure for for so many years.

Trent has had a hard life, his mother has drug issues and his dad is a dead beat. He adopted his sister (Allie) when she was a baby because his mother could not take care of her. His father has come around a few times thinking if he has Allie he will get money from the state to take care of her.

Trent and Ellie meet in the bookstore he manages. They date and fall for each other. This entire story grabbed me and made me want to listen more. It was so worth the time to listen and you will love it!!!

Cassandra Giovanni did such a great job when writing this book and developing the characters and storyline.

Kaye Anderson was a perfect choice of narrators!!!

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  • Ginger
  • 08-03-19

Gem of a listen

Touching, sad, emotionally charged this story deals with a subject that is hard to handle for some, so don’t go into this book lightly.
The storyline was well mastered by this author. Know matter the age the death of a loved one can be devastating, but this author plotted out away to ensure the heroines life would be a happy one after the demise. Ingenious.
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  • Georgina
  • 07-16-19

emotional rollercoaster

Such a hard hitting story line, I really felt all of Ellies emotions and like I was going through the hardship with her! I enjoyed the storyline but felt the time scale of things was hard to accept and left me questioning a lot of things that happened within the story.

It was a great choice of narrators and I think the voices matched the characters well

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  • Melanie Osmond
  • 07-09-19

Finding the Cure review

Just warning a box of tissues will be needed.

This is a great story! Trent, single ”dad” to his younger sister Allie really stepped up in this wonderful heart-wrenching story.

But by helping Ellie see that when she thought her world would end with her fathers passing, life does still go on. There are a lot of life lessons learned through this wonderful book.

You can hear in the narrator Kaye Anderson's voice, that even she was struggling with the words that were so beautifully written. She is an amazing narrator, she really feels everything the characters are feeling and portrays it perfectly.

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  • Netta
  • 06-30-19

Tearjerker

This story will have you all over the emotional rollercoaster, I was laughing then crying throughout the book. The ending is sad even though you know it’s coming, but the story is very heartwarming and so worth listening too! Kaye did a wonderful job in bringing the story to life. I really enjoyed this book.
I received this audiobook in exchange for a honest review.