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What if you discover everything you believed to be true about yourself has been a lie?  

Stunned by news of an impending redundancy and impelled by the magic of a long-forgotten sand dollar, widow Jenny Sullivan retreats to her godmother in Oregon to consider her future. What she doesn't bargain for is to uncover the secret of her adoption at birth and her Native American heritage. This revelation sees her embark on a journey of self-discovery such as she'd never envisaged. 

Moving between Australia's Sunshine Coast and the Oregon Coast, The Sand Dollar is a story of new beginnings, of a woman whose life is suddenly turned upside down, and the reclusive man who helps her solve the puzzle of her past.

©2014 Maggie Christensen (P)2018 Maggie Christensen

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  • Kira
  • Upstate NY
  • 10-11-18

Very good story and very good narration.

Very good story and very good narration.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Magic

The Sand Dollar
The Oregon Coast Series, Book 1
: Maggie Christensen

This is book 1 in this series. I listened to book 2 before this one, and felt the need to listen to this one. I was drawn in and was hooked. I stayed up half the night to find out if a second love after 50 could happen. There were plenty of twists and turns and drama. Now I need to find the third book.



The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed by Gail Hedrick.



I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Donna
  • orlando fl
  • 11-16-18

The Magic of Second Chances

Having gone through significant changes, Jenny Sullivan decides to move to Oregon to live with her godmother and contemplate what is next in her world as life events have presented many changes.
Mike Halliday, enduring the loss of a spouse, retires from teaching and moves to his cabin in Oregon. to seek solitude,
As both characters succumb to very challenging life events each experience losses that draw them together. Both seek answers for past occurrences or events while trying to accept changes and looking toward the future.Together each discover the magic of the “Sand Dollar” and are able to secure a second chance at love.
This audio is very different from many contemporary romances in that the characters Jenny and Mike are mature ( sixtyish) and have different values and life experiences when compared to most common novels about 20-30 year olds characters. Mature characters thrown in with a little “sand dollar magic” and some surprising story events and you’ve got the making of a great read. Characters are well developed, easily identifiable, and demonstrate the need that all human beings need for comfort, love, and the ability to accept life changes no matter the age.
I received a free copy of this audiobook however, the review given is honest and voluntary.

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The Sand Dollar

This was a nice way to spend a day. The writing is nice, the narration is nice, the characters are nice, the setting is nice... there is nothing earth shattering about the book, but sometimes that's, well, nice! Will your world shift on its axis after listening? No, probably not. Will you be sorry you took the time to listen? No, probably not that either. I liked it, and feel it's worth a listen. You should give it a try! I requested a free review copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving this honest review.

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Yes, Virginia, there is love after 50!

A round-up from a solid 3.5, this book's description was inviting, and by the time I had finished, I felt like I had been a guest at one long but enjoyable tea party. Or coffee klatch, since the characters never seemed to stop drinking coffee. The story was rather predictable, in that Jenny leaves her home in Australia to spend time with her Godmother in Oregon but dreads encountering the crotchety old neighbor who lives down the road. He, of course, turns out to be neither all that old nor all that crotchety! This silver age romance takes place against the backdrop of Jenny's life-shattering discoveries about her own history and a rather odd last minute plot twist involving neighbor Mike that ends up going nowhere. I received a copy of this audiobook from the author via AudioBoom in exchange for an objective review. The story was good, the narration was fine, and I don't regret the time I spent listening. If another volume ends up crossing my path, I'll probably listen, but I won't interrupt my queue to hunt down other books in the series.

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  • Dab Reader
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Nice story

I enjoyed the story, light listening experience. The narration was good but it was disappointing not to hear the Australian accent attempted which led to all of them sounding American. A good listen though and keeps the reader’s attention.

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  • Melanie osmond
  • 11-15-18

The Sand Dollar Review

Jenny heads to the States to visit with her God Mother, Maddie, while thinking about her life and her job.

Things take a turn for the worst when Maddie takes a fall and gets injured. While cleaning out Maddie’s attic, she stumbles upon a case full of old letters from her mother.

After reading the first letter, Jenny discovers that she was actually adopted as a baby. So she sets out to find out the truth about her birth parents and what happened to them.

With the help of Mike, Maddie’s neighbour, Jenny learns about her parents, the cause of there untimely deaths and learns about how and why she was adopted. She also starts developing strong feelings for Mike.

Love the book, and I was super excited with the ending. I look forward to starting book two in the series very soon.