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Publisher's Summary

“When a man chooses to be a father, his dreams for his children and family come first and are more important. A father’s job is to make dreams come true for others. You did that for your son.”

Eddie Blackburn was grateful when he heard those words from a dear friend a couple of weeks after his son Cole left home to be on his own. For 18 years Eddie poured his heart and soul into making sure Cole didn’t have daddy issues. His own dreams were dashed by a father who disappeared leaving Eddie to drop out of school, run the family business, and pick up the pieces.

It all changed the night Eddie saw Kelli Swanson sitting on his sofa watching television.

Kelli was a basketball All-American. Intensely private, she hated the attention, longing to be anonymous. Personal and family issues led her to make choices that altered the path that once seemed a given. After it all fell apart, Eddie was there to pick up the pieces.

When Cole was born, Eddie vowed that he’d provide the guidance his son would need to change the family narrative and achieve something in life. Cole’s incredible baseball skills forced his father to make decisions that would have a deep effect on his son’s future and perhaps alter the path of all three lives.

Kelli’s Pine is a place of redemption through love, perseverance, sacrifice, and family.

©2020 Jay Grochowski (P)2020 Jay Grochowski

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Swing and a Hit!

Really enjoyed this multifaceted book. The story keeps your attention throughout. A very good read!

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Really good story with excellent narration

Wow! This story completely took me by surprise, I'm not sure what I expected but Kelli's Pine surpassed it. The way that the author wove the stories together of the different characters in their different times was captivating. I also appreciated how sports and athleticism came into a major focus and then faded as the relationships overtook that focus. the narrator did a superb job of character distinction and never fell into the dull "he said" stuff that so many narrators trip on when dealing with dialogue. All in all, this was a great book to listen to, and is my best Audible experience so far, having listened to over 100 books.

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Very good listen

I am a hard person to keep interested on a book. This story hd involved in the first 2 chapters. I absolutely loved work from the gentleman reading. You could out the voices of each person in the story. great job to both writer and reader

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