One House Over

Narrated by: Kentra Lynn, James Shippy
Series: The Neighbors, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
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New York Times best-selling author Mary Monroe returns to the 1930s era of her acclaimed novel The Upper Room with a dazzling portrait of two very different couples whose friendship and fast times are no match for shattering betrayal. 

A solid marriage, a thriving business, and the esteem of their close-knit Alabama community - Joyce and Odell Watson have every reason to count their blessings. Their marriage has given well-off Joyce a chance at the family she's always wanted - and granted Odell a once-in-a-lifetime shot to escape grinding poverty. But all that respectability and status comes at a cost. Just once, Joyce and Odell want to break loose and taste life's wild side, without consequences. 

When their new neighbors turn out to be high-steppin' bootleggers Milton and Yvonne Hamilton, the Watsons plunge headlong into good times and fast living. For Joyce, Yvonne is someone she can show off to - and look down on. And Odell won't introduce crude, unsophisticated Milton to his friends - but is happy to let Milton ply him with free booze and good times. Milton hates being slighted and disrespected, and he's determined to do something about it. When Milton inadvertently discovers Odell's scandalous double life with a long-term mistress, he decides this is the perfect chance to wreck the Watsons' perfect world.

©2018 Mary Monroe (P)2018 Recorded Books

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GREAT BOOK

Very good book didn't want to put it down left you hanging at the end can't wait for part 2

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Cliff Hanger

This was a great read. The end of the book was not an end. It is a beginning of the next book in the series.

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Ending was a let down

I was so surprised with the book ending leaving everything up in the air. Not impressed with the unresolved issues.

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Disappointed<br />

First Mary Monroe book I did not enjoy
expected much more from her. Hated It

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Don't waste your credit

story dragged out without a climax then ended abruptly without a resolution. You have to buy book 2 for the follow up. Disappointed. A complete waste of my time.

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good read

Slow start but enjoyable....hopefully there's a part two..didnt like how it ended. but worth the read

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We reap what we sow

How that man was able to sleep knowing what he was doing just astounds me. I know it's fiction but it makes me wonder how many other men, or women, live this situation in real life, minus the blackmail? Something to think about; definitely makes great reading.

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Quick Ending

the book was good and well read. the story gets you invested. the ending is not so great. it just ends abruptly. i guess I'll learn the rest in the next book.

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Is there a book 2

Great story but , where's the follow up book . how does the story end?

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The ending????

Let down by the ending. But I guess that means a sequel is coming?? Mary Monroe is my favorite author.