Henry's Sisters

Narrated by: Xe Sands
Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (152 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Ever since the Bommarito sisters were little girls, their mother, River, has written them a letter on pink paper when she has something especially important to impart. And this time, the message is urgent and impossible to ignore - River requires open-heart surgery, and Isabelle and her sisters are needed at home to run the family bakery and take care of their brother and ailing grandmother.

Isabelle has worked hard to leave Trillium River, Oregon, behind as she travels the globe taking award-winning photographs. It's not that Isabelle hates her family. On the contrary, she and her sisters Cecilia, an outspoken kindergarten teacher, and Janie, a best-selling author, share a deep, loving bond. And all of them adore their brother, Henry, whose disabilities haven't stopped him from helping out at the bakery and bringing good cheer to everyone in town. 

But going home again has a way of forcing open the secrets and hurts that the Bommaritos would rather keep tightly closed. Working together to look after Henry and save their flagging bakery, Isabelle and her sisters begin to find answers to questions they never knew existed, unexpected ways to salve the wounds of their childhoods, and the courage to grasp surprising new chances at happiness.

©2018 Cathy Lamb (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Best Audible Book I Have Listened To!

First, Cathy Lamb, what a heartwarming novel you've written! You had me terrified, laughing, mad as Hell at some characters and completely in love with others.

And second, Xe Sands, you are my favorite voice actor, period. I have listened to so many Audible titles, that you've done, but I have to say that Henry's Sisters is, hands down, my personal favorite of your work. You made me laugh, you made me angry and (damn you) you made me cry!

Ladies, I thank you both for your work!

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best book I have listened too all year.

This book needs to be the uplifting movie of the year. XE Sands was fabulous as always. I often pick books just because she has narrated. I love the amazing sence of family that is missing from society and the humor is spirit lifting. thank you for such a fabulous listen.

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XE Sands shines again....

This story is great, but XE Sands could make a phone book sound great. Love, love, love this book.

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Best Book I've Ever Listened To.

I'm not sure where to begin. I've listened and read a lot of books over my lifetime. Most were very good and some were excellent. This was outstanding. The narration was incredible. The characters were so real, you felt like you knew them in real life. This story had such depth to it. I've listened to many of this author's books and I'm not sure where she goes or what her experiences have been for her to create the stories that she does, but they all possess a brokenness and a traumatic theme. Fortunately, her books also focus on the healing and growth of the characters. This book forces you to experience all of your emotions, from sadness and anger, to laughter and while not joy, a move towards something akin to it. As you experience this book, you will definitely be affected by it and the characters in it. You will be emotionally drained as you move through it and will not wish for it to end. This book was make an amazing movie. I challenge you to pick out a favorite character, because you will love almost all of them. If I could, I would give it more than 5 Stars, because this book
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The characters will capture you!

Superb character development and a narrator with performance skills that will blow you away. What a beautiful story.

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Fantastic!

WOW Life and hardship kindness and compassion. I am finding myself glued t o every book that Cathy Lamb writes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Awesome!

Strong characters, lots of emotions, riveting story line making this a great book. Love the narrator!!!!!!

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One of the very best books I’ve ever read/listened to

Wow. Tragically beautiful, heart wrenching AND uplifting. A reminder that the human spirit can thrive even after unspeakable tragedy and hardship. I sobbed during most of the last 2 hours of this book- full on ugly crying- but had a warm heart and a huge smile on my face by the end. I read and listen to a ridiculous number of books, and this one will forever be in my personal top 10, I’m sure of it. Don’t pass this one up!

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Henry!!

I’ve listened to over 100 audiobooks and this is my first written review. DO NOT pass this book up! Beautiful story, excellent narration! You will fall in love with all the characters!

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Cathy paints a picture!

Love the characters, storyline and the way we get to personally know everyone! Isabelle, Henry and Amelia were among my favorites.

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