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Henry's Sisters

Narrated by: Xe Sands
Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (41 ratings)
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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'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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  • jill
  • SPARTA, NJ, United States
  • 09-28-18

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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  • Larry
  • chenoa, il, United States
  • 08-08-18

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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I fell in love with this FAMILY

Such a great book that takes heartaches and difficult times and turns them into reasons to stick together as a family. Henry was a treasure and a total love. I loved the story and the love of the siblings. I appreciated the most difficult lesson on how to love a parent who is unloveable. Excellent writing and wonderful characters like Father Mike! And of course a shout out to Xe Sands that is such a fabulous narrator. She made each person come alive and was able to bring out their unique personalities. I will listen to a book just because of Xe Sands. She introduced me to Cathy Lamb and now I am a fan! :)

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Xe Sands is my favorite!

Loved Loved Loved this book and added bonus was Xe Sands as narrator. Highly recommend!

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LIFE CHANGING STORY!

I purchased this book because I adore Xe Sands. It's hands down the BEST book that I have EVER listened to on Audible and I have listened to more than 200 books in just the last few years. This story will not disappoint you. The Author has written a remarkable story of redemption and healing. And this book is by far Xe Sands BEST narration EVER !

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Haven’t even finished the book yet!

I still have about two hours left in the book. But I could not wait to write a review.
This is one of the BEST books I’ve listened to.
BEST.
X.E. Sands is the perfect narrator. I love her anyway but this role... this role was written just for her!
The story is beautiful. It is perfectly paced. There are many untold stories that find their way out during the story.
I love Amelia Earhart so much.
Use your credit—spend the money... listen to this book.
You will not be sorry!

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Love is the answer!!

I loved this book even though I cried and cried!! Reminds us how important love of family and simple child-like faith is !! As usual XE Sands’ narration is awesome!!

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