Love Accepted: A Lilac Novella

Narrated by: Stephanie Dillard
Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
Categories: Romance
4.5 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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Carly Day is on a mission: Make amends to her grown children and everyone else she’s hurt over the years. When she returns to Lilac to help care for her first grandchild, she quickly realizes that just because she’s sorry doesn’t mean folks are ready to forgive. Even Pete Warfield, her son-in-law’s uncle, keeps her at arms’ length, as if he’s afraid she’ll run off again. How can she prove she’s turned her life around?

More knowledgeable about carburetors than car seats, Pete Warfield should have his head examined for agreeing to help take care of a three-month-old baby. After a short marriage decades before, Pete’s been happy with his bachelor existence. That is, until Carly Day returns to town. Working with her around the clock to care for his grandnephew has him wishing for things he thought he didn’t want. Like love and a family of his own.  

©2019 Pamela Ferguson (P)2019 Pamela Ferguson

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wow! excellent!

I thought I had enjoyed Christmas at Mountain mist, and i really did. This novella though, took the enjoyment to a new level. When I read True hearts, i thought to myself, how lovely it would be if Karly and her kids were able to reconcile. Little did i know, there was a novella that would deal with just this topic. This was another well written story that kept me riveted until the end.
If you haven’t read Pamela Ferguson’s Lilac novels and novellas, then definitely check them out.
Would highly recommend them.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Lilac story

I love these stories of Lilac - I'm so glad I got to hear another Lilac story. They are always well written and Stephanie Dillard is a fantastic narrator. As a child who had a parent leave and now that I'm a mother I felt so many of the emotions in this book that were portrayed. Well done!

I received a copy of this book in audio format from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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Quick listen about love and forgiveness...

Love Accepted: A Lilac Novella by Pamela Ferguson is another entry into the city of Lilac and it's inhabitants lives. This time around, we hear a bit about Carly Day and Pete Warfield's story. Carly Day has never stuck around. She's really never been there for her kids. Now she's back and Rio just isn't wanting any help from her, though it was her brother that invited Carly Day back into their lives. Pete's always had feelings for Carly Day, though she didn't know it. Now that she's back, it will be interesting to see if she has really changed and has stopped running. Rio was really rough on Carly Day throughout this novella. Yikes! This was a cute, quick listen and it was great to learn more about the residents of Lilac and see how they all tie together.

Stephanie Dillard did a good job narrating the inhabitants of Lilac, as always. She's easy to listen to and I never have a problem getting into a story when she is narrating. I'm sure I will listen to more of her performances in the future! I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher for an honest review.

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Great Read

Love Accepted: A Lilac Novella was a great read by Pamela Ferguson. Carly nows that she has messed up badly when she hurt others. She is on a mission to make amends with her adult children. She goes to help with her first grandchild but she realizes that making amends will be hard. She is kept at arms length by everyone including her son-in-law's uncle. That is until they grow close caring for the baby. I really enjoyed reading Carly and Pete's story and can't wait to read more by Pamela Ferguson.

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Love comes home

Love Accepted: A Lilac Novella
: Pamela Ferguson

This is a quick, sweet clean coming home romance. A mother has been estranged from her children for more than twenty years because of bad choices and many regrets. Her first grandchild has arrived and his mom needs help. Carly Day wants to be the one to help. There are many emotional times to get through before the family can be whole.



The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed by Stephanie Dillard.



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ENJOYABLE READ!

I enjoyed it! The narration was good! The author did a good job with the characters and plot! I look forward to reading more books from this author! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Love Accepted

Good story.A mother sho abandoned her famiy returns to help with a new baby. Stephanie Dillard was a fine narrator.I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.' 

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Humility, Hope and Forgiveness

This short listen is soul food for the heart. The mistakes of the past hit hard when Carly Day goes back to her home town to help her grown daughter with her newborn baby, coming face to face with grown children she had abandoned many years earlier. With few expectations, Carly takes on the task of helping her daughter, Reo, care for newborn baby boy, Sean. Her son, Buck, who is more forgiving of the past, asked Carly to come. Meeting up with Pete, her son-in-law’s uncle, who also agreed to help with baby, was a rude awakening for Carly, too, because Pete had stars in his eyes during their high school years, but Carly had run off with another guy. Stuck in the same house with Carly, Reo, and the baby, in a pact to care for the baby for a month while Reo’s husband was off on his new job, Pete’s ice cold heart, began to thaw, as he saw the love and care with which Carly put into her new role as grandmother. Maybe people do change. A wonderful Christian story of second chances against almost impossible odds, this short tale will warm your heart, and rekindle your faith.

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Sweet Second Chance For A Mother

A woman seeking to repair the relationship with adult children she abandoned and was absent from most of their childhood years.
She sought happiness in ways that didn’t truly bring it...and now realizes what is important
In the course of facing her past she reconnects with a friend from the past and they begin to develop a relationship
Great narrator with right amount of emotion and storytelling.

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It's Never Too Late to Go Home

A woman who had abandoned her home town and her children years before comes home to help care for her infant grandson in this wholesome story about love and forgiveness and finding yourself.
I loved the honest approach the author takes to the issue of broken families. There are no open arms or ecstatic reunions. The relationship between Carly, Pete and her daughter is often halting and painful .. two steps forward and one step back as the broken trust and old pain rear their heads again and again and Carly draws on her faith and a patience born of experience to work her way through the relationships she needs to rebuild.
A bittersweet story that's well worth your time.

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Go Team Sean!

This was an enjoyable short read, just 81 pages, or 2hrs 15mins of listening time, well narrated by Pamela Ferguson.
It can be hard to get totally invested in a novella, given the short time we have to get to know the characters, but this was well paced and involved me from the start.

Carly Day is a terrible mother. She has had several children with several husbands and didn't stay around to raise any of them. Now she has decided to attempt to build bridges, but it's not going to be easy. Her daughter has a three month old baby, Sean, and needs help for a month while her husband goes away from home on a training course and she recovers from severe back pain. When Carly arrives, the only help is being given by Pete, an uncle, who's definitely in over his head.

'Team Sean', must all pull together to get through the month before the husband returns and they can relax.

This was a somewhat moral novella, with a religious element, with Carly being given help and advice from a pastor in her home town.
My only issue with the book was the use of two very similar names - Carly day and Kelly, Pete's girlfriend - rather confusing when listening rather than reading.