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I'll Stand by You

Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
Series: Blessings, Georgia Series, Book 2
Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (157 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Dori Grant is no stranger to hardship. As a young single mother in the gossip-fueled town of Blessings, Georgia, she's weathered the storm of small-town disapproval most of her life. But when Dori loses everything within the span of an evening, she realizes she has no choice but to turn to her neighbors.

Everyone says the Pine boys are no good, but Johnny Pine has been proving the gossips wrong ever since his mother died and he took over raising his brothers. His heart goes out to the young mother and child abandoned by the good people of Blessings. Maybe he can be the one to change all that....

©2015 Sharon Sala (P)2015 Tantor

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"Characterization is one of Sala's strengths." ( Publishers Weekly)

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Another Excellent book by Sharon Sala

What did you love best about I'll Stand by You?

I loved the fact that it was a sweet, heartwarming story of two young people who have faced tough times and found love when they least expected it.

What was one of the most memorable moments of I'll Stand by You?

So many memorable moments in this book, hard to pick just one. Instead I will pick one of my favorite characters Johnny's youngest brother Beep. He is sweet and says so many funny and cute things.

What about Amy Rubinate’s performance did you like?

I thought she did a great job narrating the book, and I look forward to hearing other books read by her.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I got caught up in Johnny and Dori's story - it made me smile, it made me laugh and it did make me cry a little bit.

Any additional comments?

I LOVE Sharon Sala's books, she is an amazing writer. IMO if you love to read heartwarming stories set in a small, friendly town, full of Southern Gals, "gossip" and interesting characters then this book is for you!

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Very Good Read

Gripping storyline and action packed love story triumphs with friendship and kindness over the pettiness, and bigotry of small town life.

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Sweet story.

Yea for the underdog. keeping love of family above all else. sometimes love is all there is to believe in.

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4.5 Stars

The writing and characters were compelling and kept me turning pages. I enjoyed the multi-POV style of writing that is becoming more uncommon in romance books. Also, a nice audio performance in a 3rd person POV story.

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Loved the book when I could imagine the speakers.

Loved the book. The narrator did not do it justice. Too southern. No talent for male voices.

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my favorite blessings book!

I have listened at least a half a dozen times. each time I laugh, cry and fall in love with all the characters!

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Adorable ;-) :-D

Such a sweet romance. <3 I often hate books that seem to be in the insta love category. This is different in that it wasn't all about lust & sex but more about taking a leap of faith to build up on a solid foundation of family. Loved!

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one of my favorites

I've listened to it four times already. It's so sweet from beginning to the end

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  • Grynnie
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  • 03-23-18

I stand by Sharon Sala!

A truly inspirational book. Life is never easy but the hardships thrown at these people and the way a small town's gossip can hurt and then help restore and support, will have you crying then laughing. I highly recommend this book.

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Great story!

Loved this book!! The narrator was very monotone and made it very long and boring! Sad for a good book!