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Number-one national best-selling and award-winning author ReShonda Tate Billingsley delivers another moving, evocative, and timely novel about how a small seed of hope can change the course of one’s life.

Savannah Graham thought she had the perfect marriage...until grief drove her husband into the arms of his best friend’s wife. Now, she believes revenge is the only way her heart can heal from the betrayal.

For 52 years, Ollie Moss lived side by side with the love of his life, his wife Elizabeth. But now that she’s gone, so is his desire to live, despite the love from his children, and his beloved grandson Samuel. Can anything save Ollie’s life?

Anna Rodriguez just wants to work and provide for her three children by any means necessary. But her decision to break the law in order to get a job is threatening life as she knows it.

Trey Brown is known in his neighborhood as a hustler, so much so that the gangs want him to join their ranks...but there’s a reason the 19-year-old does what he does - he’s the only one left who can save his little brother.

Different circumstances lead each of them to The Markham Hotel, where they hope to find solace, comfort, and answers. Told from multiple perspectives, The Book in Room 316 will renew your strength and faith that there is always a way forward.

©2018 ReShonda Tate Billingsley (P)2018 Simon & Schuster

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I am still in awe!!!!

Initially, the only reason I got this book was because I got a email saying that if I didn’t use one of my credits, I would lose it soon, and then I saw this on the page of recommendations.

This is one of the BEST books EVER. The story line flowed together so well. It was thought provoking, It was heart wrenching, it was a blessing to my soul. I wish I could write something a bit more intelligent, but I’m still so overcome with emotion. Do yourself a favor and listen to this book....It’s a blessing!!!!!!

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  • Misscsolo
  • Louisville, KY United States
  • 07-14-18

Oh Ye of little faith

Angel ~ a spiritual being superior to humans in power and intelligence. Do you believe in angels on earth? We have all said that when a loved one passes away that they are watching over us but is it possible to have a guardian angel? We all have met someone where their actions just made us think, “Wow where did he/she come from? They were right on time!” Is it just good luck or do we have a higher power looking out for our well-being?

Savannah Graham is a happily married woman, or so she thought. She has had some recent tragedies in her life that she thought she would never bounce back from, but she did. Then the ultimate betrayal happened and she just knew life as she knew it was over. How can she bounce back from this latest tragedy or will this be her downfall?

Ollie Moss was happily married for over 50 years to his beloved Elizabeth. When illness took Elizabeth from Ollie he didn’t think he would survive without her. He has his children and grandchildren but there is nothing like your wife to have by your side. Will Ollie get through this or will he succumb to the sadness?

Anna Rodriguez is a housekeeper at the famous Markham Hotel. She is a hard-working single mother of three and she does everything for them within her power. Anna has been such a help to so many others but who is around when she needs help?

The Book in Room 316 is a book about faith. It is about having your faith tested, losing faith and trying to get it back. The story is told from the views of the different characters trying to see if there is any way that they can be helped and help themselves. There is a six degree of separation feel going on because they will all cross paths at some point in this book. Reading this books makes you question the characters and yourself. You are thinking “Could something like that happen to me?” I love books that make you talk to the characters or ask questions of yourself. I love Billingsley work and she doesn’t disappoint with this one. This is a book for everyone, great job!

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This is a beautifully written book, which made me cry, be surprised, cause anticipation at every turn of the pages and I have more hope and faith in my Savior.
Yes, I know He still answers prayers and He continually orders our steps and directs our paths.
Jesus still performs miracles and He opens doors that no one else can.

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EXTRAORDINARY!! I wasn’t expecting this!!

One of the best books I’ve listened to this year!! The first story starts off confusing & I started to skip it but I’m glad I didn’t because they are all connected. You did a great thing ReShonda. I just wish you would’ve given Anna a little more but still 4 great stories that hinge on LOVE!!

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Great Book

Amazing book. I cried and laughed. I count this book as a blessing. All the voice actors did a great job.

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❤️

What a inspirational book! It’s amazing how God works his plans speaks volume. The author shows the necessity to know God’s word and not only know his word, but trust and believe in his word

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Soooo Good

This is one of best books I've read in awhile. i love how the characters connected. I definitely recommend this one!

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A wonderful and touching book.

You will love this book. Most assuredly you will love how the lives of the characters are connected thanks to ONE room and ONE Book.

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Beautiful story

I truly enjoyed listening to this book. I honestly can't put into words how much it moved me. The author gave me new appreciation for the blessings in my own life because we never know what the next person going through and we think our situation is as bad as it gets. No matter how hard it gets though, you have to have faith. I genuinely am so glad I made this purchase. It doesn't disappoint.

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Makes You Think!

I loved how the author tied all of the characters together. I downloaded this book about a month ago, just wasn't in the mood for listening, but once I started, I had a hard time putting it down.