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Summer of the Loon

By: Deanna Lynn Sletten
Narrated by: Vanessa Moyen
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Life can change in a heartbeat....

Ali Jenson's life changed forever the moment her mother died. The 16-year-old was suddenly swept away from the life she knew in California to live with her estranged grandfather in the deep woods of northern Minnesota. Ali's life has never been easy, but it seems her grandfather is trying his best to make it even more difficult. Her only hope is to get through the summer and her last year of high school so she can return to her old life in California. What she hadn't counted on was slowly becoming attached to the grumpy old man and falling in love for the very first time.

Benjamin Jenson never planned on meeting his granddaughter, let alone having her live with him. He isn't thrilled with the idea of a teenage girl coming into his home or his life. He'd been down that path once before and he didn't want to relive it again. But he is her only living relative and he knew his deceased wife, Lizzie, would have wanted him to give Ali a home. Grudgingly, he figured he could put up with the girl for a year. He never expected Ali to find a way into his heart and make him face painful past memories and his worst fear. The fear of losing yet another person he loves.

Will Ben finally let go of the past and give Ali the home she's always dreamed of?

©2014 Deanna Lynn Sletten (P)2017 Deanna Lynn Sletten

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Family story with Heart

What made the experience of listening to Summer of the Loon the most enjoyable?

The narrator had a clear, engaging voice.

What did you like best about this story?

The way the family grew closer together through shared experiences.

What does Vanessa Moyen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She made it easy on my eyes. Sometimes I get tired of reading.

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

Yes. When Ben confronts Allie's father.

Any additional comments?

This is the 4th novel I've read by Deanna Lynn Sletten. I really enjoy her books and plan to read/listen to more.

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Summer of the Loon brought back memories

Summer of the Loon reminds me of my fishing trip in upper Michigan. My Dad and I were fishing buddies just like Ali ad her Grandpa. Our Walleye fishing made for wonderful memories. Seeing Loons on the lake I would try and call them closer. The story was set around the beauty of northern Minnesota. Ali an orphan was sent to live with her only relative who happened to live way up north. She meets Chase and now you are hooked just like a Walleye. You have to read or listen to the rest of the story.

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