With Summer's Songs

Narrated by: Elisabeth Lagelee
Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
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Tara's sister gives her a cruise to get her away from her troubles for a while. Her husband had become abusive but was killed in Iraq. Now his parents are trying to gain custody of her son, Ricky. Tara knows she will never trust another man, but would a husband help her court case as her lawyer says, and would she do even this to keep her son?

Sean Murphy might be impulsive, but he's also an optimist. He's had about enough of sailing around the world, and Tara might be just the woman to give him the home and family he wants. She's certainly captured his interest and then his heart. Now, he'll need to convince the stubborn woman that they were meant for each other, and, with God's help, he intends to do just that.

©2016 Janice Cole Hopkins (P)2017 Janice Cole Hopkins

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Learning to Trust Again

Tara’s first marriage had been troublesome. She endured so much hurt that she promised herself she would never marry again. She had her son, Ricky, and he was enough. Unfortunately, her wealthy mother-in-law and father-in-law have filed for custody of their grandson. They were using their wealth to convince the judge that they could provide much better for Ricky than his single mother can. Tara goes on a cruise before the court hearing and meets Sean Murphy. After hearing Tara’s story, he offers to marry her to help her win the custody battle. Tara reluctantly agrees, but insists this will be a marriage in name only. Sean agrees to her condition, but hopes to show Tara that they were perfect for each other. Sean is a truly wonderful hero. He’s patient, charming, funny, and a great father to Ricky. Tara is sweet and tender-hearted. But her fear of the past cause her to dig in her heels and think only of herself and her hurts. She comes across selfish at times, but I’m sure when someone has been betrayed as she had, healing doesn’t come easily, and trust even slower. This is a beautiful romance with a lovely and satisfying ending.

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Great Audio to an Enjoyable Story!!

Where does With Summer's Songs rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This book does rank very high on the list, although I do have books I like better than this - only because of the narrator's accent. But I do think the narrator did an excellent job.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Sean Murphy was my favorite character, because of his kind, loyal, patient, and steadfast character and love for Tara. He was all that you hope the hero of the story to be.

What about Elisabeth Lagelee’s performance did you like?

The driver Sam at about 1:38 in the book is a really fun interpretation (voice) to listen to! She did absolutely excellent with that character!! Elisabeth's narration is easy to listen to!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Finding Overcoming, Unwavering & Patient Love

Any additional comments?

The music between the chapters is a wonderful! This is a wonderful story of being healed from an abusive relationship, and finding hope again!

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Great story!

I loved this story. It makes one hope for love at first sight! Good Read.

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Great read!

I've enjoyed all the books by Janice Hopkins. Looking forward to reading more. Great story!

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