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After seven years of misery and abuse, it's all over - Hannah O'Malley is officially divorced. Hallelujah. It's like every Christmas in her life all rolled up into one glorious day. Not only does Hannah get to keep her grandmother's spacious old house, but she has full custody of her sparky five-year-old daughter. All Hannah has to do now is put the past behind her.

And now that she's free, she wants to make a difference. With the help of her warm, close-knit circle of friends - including her high school crush, Travis Wilson - Hannah begins turning her home into a safe house for other women who've endured the pain she's known. But even as life and laughter return to Hannah's home, she's haunted by the memory of her dangerously unstable ex. With a second chance at love on the horizon, Hannah must face down her past in order to let the sunshine back into her life.

©2016 Carolyn Brown (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Read to the end....but....

I kept waiting and wanting this book to take off, but it never did. There was no suspense, no climax, no sense of engagement. The character development was shallow. The plot was sophomoric. Shophie, the child, was annoying. The topic of domestic abuse could have been explored in so many more ways that would engage the reader and give a more realistic view of the associated struggles of domestic abuse. This book depicts characters who may have been victims, but other than that are perfect. It starts with a problem and ends in a fairy tale"happy ever after". The flow and pace is excruciatingly plodding. I have never written such a negative review about anything.

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meh

meh to the story, meh to the narrator. I kept waiting for something else to happen. just meh.

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Loved it all!

Such a sweet heart warming story! I didn't want the book to ever end. Loved!

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  • M. Hunt
  • Buffalo, New York United States
  • 03-08-17

Slow pace read

I will start off by saying, I love reading Carolyn Brown books, of course there is a but. This read was so slow, by the eighth chapter the book was still snoozing along. This book was not my cup of tea, if I wasn't listening to it at work, I don't think I would had finished it. I even tried to get into the narrator, but it appeared as if she was reading the book and ended each sentence with an abrupt ending, I not impressed.

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Sweet story

Classic cheesy romance, but definitely delivers on the heartwarming and hope giving element. I would recommend this if you're looking for a book that is easy to follow and enjoyable.

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Good Book Club

Loved it! Reading it again! Sharing it with my friends!
Really don't need fifteen words.

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Good read

This was overall a pretty good story, although it lacked just a little bit of suspense, but that's just my opinion. It was a great idea of a story, and I loved that Marty's 2 women came to get to know each other, even under bad circumstances. Wished the story had a little more suspense, but over all a good book.

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Loved it

Only listen during my commute. Couldn't wait to get back to it each day. Very distinguishable characters and great storyline.

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Slow moving

Very slow moving story with a rushed ending. Great character build up. just when you get to know the characters the story abruptly ends.

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good

injoyed read was great reading
I'm not writing don't like this new review thing was good book

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-15-17

lovely book, thought provoking

i loved this book, felt for all the characters within the first half hour of listening, it ended before i wanted it too and it has left me wanting to know more, all loose ends were tied up, but not closed so there could be another made. it is a very sensitive subject, and might not be everyone's cup of tea, but really shows how you can come out the other end. would highly recommend if you like a listen that tugs on your heart strings

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  • moniek
  • 02-21-17

What a great book

I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to read about friendship, the community spirit courage and of course love.
This book was not only well written as can be expected from this author but it was well researched.
I could relate to the main characters story n I hope it would give strength, hope n courage to people going through something similar
I hope it will also give other readers the drive to talk to our girls about the signs to look out for because there are a lot of them.