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The Things I Know

Narrated by: Amanda Prowse
Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (37 ratings)

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From bestselling author Amanda Prowse comes a heartwarming tale of first impressions and lasting love.

Thomasina "Hitch" Waycott loves living and working on the remote family farm and B&B. But she also wants more. To see the world. To own her own home. To fall madly in love. 

But those are fairy tales, and if her life is a fairy tale, then she’s the ugly duckling. Her deformed lip, her crooked limbs and her weak heart have kept her from taking chances. But that’s about to change. 

When Grayson Potts comes to stay, he’s unlike anyone Thomasina has ever met. He’s aloof, eccentric and exceptionally kind. He’s also totally unconcerned with the physical flaws that have always defined Thomasina. 

The two form a bond that neither has had before. It’s possible that it could become something more, but Thomasina also wonders if it’s too good to be true. By putting her heart on the line, Thomasina may open herself to heartbreak. But she may also open herself to so much more.

©2019 by Lionhead Media Ltd. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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ex excellent

This book was the best book that I have read so far this year! Great characters, and message of strength and hope.

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I love Amanda Prowse books

I loved that she narrates her own books, because I love her accent and she knows how it should be narrated. This book was so special & sweet, of at times it had cruel acting ppl, but it is a beautiful book. I love it and the other two books by the same author, I can’t wait to listen to more.

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Beautiful!

This is a beautiful story! I very much enjoyed Thomasina’s journey. Thomasina struggled to be accepted and often dealt with the cruelty of others because of the difference in her appearance. With a twisted lip after a failed surgery for a cleft palette and a faulty right foot that was frozen in a position that made her walk on her toes, she struggled often to find her place among others. Some of the farm work was painful for her, but still she pushed on. She has such a caring and loving heart and my heart went out to her.

When Thomasina meets Grayson, her whole world changes. It changes for Grayson as well, as he’s in a slump of his own and dealing with difficulties as well. Together they begin to explore this incredible connection they have to each other. Their bond is beautiful.

“We are like two peas that have found their way back to their pod.”

I loved watching Thomasina’s growth as well as her finding her self-worth. It was beautiful to see her self-confidence grow and begin to step out of her comfort zone. I loved that she began to take chances on herself. Grayson’s growth was immense as well and I loved how everything came together in the end.

This is a beautiful and inspirational story that left me with a smile on my face and my heart full.

“And that’s why I’m here. Chasing life. I’m chasing you.”

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  • squishy
  • Hemphill, TX, United States
  • 06-21-19

Nice story of human nature

Enjoyed this sweet story of how hard relationships can be and over coming adversity. Human nature wants what it wants, sometimes at others expense. What I liked was there was real reactions to conflict, sometimes these "sweet" stories are made up of "door-mats" and "all is always forgiven". Thomasina grew into a wise, tough little lady. Only thing a little TOO much was in the end, after 2 years they had a dang sprawling compound of every amenity ie,cafe, store, camping, education center, on and on! Wow 😳

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Sweet Idea...But Excessive Plodding 3.75***

There was way too much fluff and padding to this book and too little story. You could leave the room and do a task and not have missed anything at pretty much any point in the book. 3.75 Stars

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-04-19

The things I know

A beautiful story of a strong young woman born with various disabilities, determined to make her dreams come true. The simplicity of the characters in this story make it so touching.

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  • A. Richards
  • 07-12-19

nice listen

About a disabled young woman trying to forge her own life away from her over protective parents.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-09-19

loved it

A lovely book, such a good writer, true to life. can't wait to get another one by this author..




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  • Hazel
  • 09-10-19

Lovely, just lovely.

This is a gentle but poignant story, outlining the struggles encountered by those who are born different. The story is beautifully read by the author and concludes leaving the listener so satisfied for the family but especially Tomasina and Grayson.