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Publisher's Summary

“Sometimes, you find yourself inadvertently in the dark. But I’d discovered that if you stopped fighting against it and just stood still, sometimes something marvelous comes along.”

Artist Lexie McCain spends her days literally weaving the story of her life into a gorgeous tapestry. But on Monday nights, she walks to the Corner Bar, drinks a Killian’s, and answers the same question every week from Sam the bartender: “One thing?” She starts with her name, then her cottage, slowly moving on to the devastating tragedies that tore her life apart.

Sam Corner’s smile doesn’t seem to hide any pain. One night, Lexie turns the tables on him, asking Sam, “One thing?” To her surprise, Sam reveals his own tragic history. Together, Lexie and Sam learn that, with good beer and a trusted friend, sharing just “one thing” might lead to the one thing they both thought was lost forever: Love.

From award-winning author Holly Jacobs comes the story of heartache, hope, and the power of sharing just one thing.

©2014 Holly Jacobs (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Loved this book!!!

If you could sum up Just One Thing in three words, what would they be?

Interesting, kept my interest, didn't want to put it down.

What other book might you compare Just One Thing to and why?

None, it's a book of it's own!

What about Laural Merlington’s performance did you like?

I enjoyed all parts of this audio!!!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When the girls came home for Christmas and finally worked out life to be a family!!

Any additional comments?

If you like relationship books this is excellent!!!

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Nice read

The author slowly unfolded the characters stories increasing my interest as the plot unfolded. Very well done and had a great message about forgiveness and letting go!

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love the hope evoked by the story!!!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Excellent feel good story with a little suspense included to keep the reader entranced and wanting to discover the main character's secrets

What other book might you compare Just One Thing to and why?

Don't sweat the small stuff...

Which character – as performed by Laural Merlington – was your favorite?

Lexi, not unexpected as she is the primary character... I got so wrapped up in the story and I wanted her to heal

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

At the point where the Lexi reads Grace's letter, I lost it and was in tears...

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sweet

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. It was a sweet story

What was one of the most memorable moments of Just One Thing?

Uplifting way the family came together

How could the performance have been better?

Idk

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Hope

Any additional comments?

Not that I can think of

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Good Story

This is a good story -- I enjoyed getting to know the two main characters as they got to know each other. They are both people I would like to be friends with -- which is a measure of a good book for me.

I almost didn't get the book because of the cover -- although after listening to the book, I believe the two on the book cover are the young Lexie and Lee -- but I think that a more appropriate cover would have been a more mature couple in a bar -- Lexie and Sam.

This was a short listen, not either too short or too long.

Highly recommended for those who enjoy listening to a story about two people getting to know each other and deal with the demons of their past - and don't hop into bed the minute they meet.

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love love lovw

wonderful book that was encouraging and uplifting - it hit a spot in my heart like no other book has in a while. It was a love story with twists and turns, death and other losses.- but such a good story❤️

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Sweet...

It's slow moving with a purpose... the buildup is what makes the book so moving. If you are into romance with a purpose, but are not into graphic love scenes this is the book for you. Enjoy :-)

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I didn't think this book would ever end

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I have mixed emotions about this book. While it was a good story, it felt like it would never end. I didn't mind the brief flash backs to help with the story, but by the end, it got annoying. I wouldn't take anything away from the story, but it did seem like it took forever for everything to come together.

How could the performance have been better?

The narrator had several instances where she mispronounces words. It was annoying. I couldn't wait to finish the book. I also felt like I was listening to a grandma tell this story and not a middle aged woman. The narration took away from the story and at the end, I would've had a better experience reading the book.

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Loved it

This was a very different story than what I have read before. It was unique and I really enjoyed it. The narrator did a fantastic job.

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Great story but the narrator is just not good.

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Only the narrator. The writer wrote a good, clean romance that seems like real life.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator has no sense of pacing for the subject matter or proper change of expression. Most of the reading was too fast. Too many moments seemed like a jump to emotional expression but badly done...laughable actually. It gets a little better (or I just go used to it) by about half the way through. I'm pretty sure I've heard this narrator on another story. It was bad then. It's bad now. I'll definitely stick to reading only in the future when I see this narrator. The convenience of audio would be missed, but the story will be all the better.
All in all, this narration actually took away from the impact of the story.