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As the year 1928 begins, 14-year-old Lanie Belle Freeman of Fairhope, Arkansas, has bright hopes for the future. Her father has launched a new business, and her mother is expecting her fifth baby. Lanie has dreams of going to college and being a writer. Then tragedy strikes.
©2005 Gilbert Morris (P)2008 Zondervan

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  • Deborah
  • North Pole, AK, United States
  • 10-24-14

Fantastic story!

At the beginning of this story I really thought it was going to be to depressing to listen to. So much tragedy. But I am so glad I stayed with it. Wonderful story and I loved the language used. Fantastic narrator. I am now enjoying the second book in this series.

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Enjoyed very much.

I could visualize as the narrator read. this was a nice change from my usual mystery/crime books.

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  • GP
  • 03-30-12

Skip this one

If anything can go wrong, it will go wrong. It will even go wrong if it's improbable. It's like a sorry soap opera. You can skip ahead 15 minutes in the story and have missed nothing, except for possibly another bleak and improbable event. Sometimes the narrator can make a poor story better, but in this case they're well suited.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful