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One moment, Olivia Kavanaugh is preparing to walk down the aisle and embrace her own happily ever after. The next, she learns that her fiancé, Wyatt Hammond, has been in a fatal car accident. Then comes a startling discovery: Wyatt's car wasn't heading toward the church. He was fifty miles away...with a baby gift in the backseat.

Her faith shaken, Olivia pores over the clues left behind, desperate to know where Wyatt was going that day and why. As she begins uncovering secrets, she also navigates a tense relationship with her judgmental mother and tries to ignore the attentions of a former boyfriend who's moved back home. But when she starts receiving letters written by Wyatt before his death, she must confront a disturbing question: Can we ever know anyone fully, even someone we love?

When an unexpected path forward - though nothing like the life she once envisioned - offers the promise of a new beginning, will she be strong enough to let go of the past and move toward it?

©2016 Christa Allan. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Molly’s web

Great story unlikable characters.
Charlotte is the typical evangelical Christian, “hypocritical” she likes looking and quoting scriptures but don’t know the real walk.
Molly is a self centered selfish Southern bell. Whoa is me is her constant song. I get something life shattering happened to her, but at some point you got to start moving forward. She’s going to be a mother time to pull up her big girl panties.
Narrator’s voice is perfect for Molly.
The book ending is great wrap up for both mother and daughter.

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Wonderful Story

This was not a book I would have chosen to read if it had not been written by someone whom I trusted to tell me a good story no matter the subject. Now, I want to read more by Mrs. Allan because I loved Since You've Been Gone and it was so refreshing to go outside my preferred genre and love a book.
The characters were believable and easy to connect with, the storytelling was fluid, and the settings were easy to visualize.
I did not, however, care for the narrator's accent. I realize she is from New Orleans just as I am, but she didn't sound like anyone I ever talk to. I also didn't think she understood where inflection belonged and I thought there were times in the story where she sounded like she was about to have a nap while the situation called for a more intense tone. Overall, though, I thought she did a nice job and would listen to another book narrated by her.

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Emotional, stressful

When I started listening to this book "Since you've been gone", I felt as if this story has been told before..until half way through it was not the same story.

As I don't give any book review away, just so that nobody will not purchase or will purchase due to what I have to say, I can say this story could have hit home if it wasn't fiction.

A bride waiting at the alter, husband doesn't show up but is in a car crash just before he says, "I do". Why in Gods name did he do what he did? Why couldn't Olivia just accept his death? These were actually questions I had in my mind listening to it, but when it turned into something I didn't see coming, I couldn't put it down! I stayed up all night just to get by each chapter. I will say one thing, her mother was a bitch, but in the end you'll see why she acted the way she did...I truly did enjoy this book, but I also felt the emotion coming from the character, she broke my heart.

I highly recommend this book, and please listen and pay attention because it's not what you will think it is when you start. ❤️

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I like it but....

The base of the story of forgiveness is good. Forgiving those who have hurt you and forgiving yourself so you can have a better life was very good. The explanation of her mother's ugliness was confusing to me. Having miscarriages made you treat your daughter like someone with leprosy.

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Love, love this book. This story brought tears to my eyes. Highly recommended this book.

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Great job

I really enjoyed the book and narrator it was clean and well performed. looking forward to the next one

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Wonderful character development

I truly enjoyed this audio book. The story was good, the character development was great and the narrator was fantastic.

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  • Elle
  • Texas
  • 06-10-17

Started slow

Really enjoyed this book but the beginning was a little slow, but maybe it's because this was the first book I've read of hers and I didn't recognize her wit until later

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Since you've been gone

I couldn't review the book because I purchased it with Audible and it only plays the Chapter 1 over and over. Have no idea why it only loaded that one and not all chapters!

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  • Becky
  • PALL MALL, TENNESSEE, United States
  • 04-10-17

Enjoyed it

shows the emotions we go through in life, a lot of misjudging & miscommunication & the issues that causes, even when you love someone