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Woman's Own

Narrated by: Amy McFadden
Length: 16 hrs and 29 mins
Categories: Romance, Historical
4 out of 5 stars (345 ratings)
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Blessed with great beauty and wealth, Emily Armstrong had the highest privileges that youth can bestow. But all that is behind her now. Pregnant and abandoned by the man she loved, she struggles to survive in the slums of Philadelphia after the Civil War. Vowing never to be fooled by love again, she builds a new life as the mistress of a boardinghouse, known for her morals, virtue, and strictly guarded heart. But when a traveler from out West visits for the Centennial Exhibition and checks into Emily's lodging, something stirs within her. Rugged yet ever the gentleman, this cowboy is nothing like the man who left her pregnant long ago. Perhaps this time, love deserves a second chance....

A sweeping saga that spans three generations, Woman's Own is the story of four Armstrong women - Emily, her two daughters, and her estranged mother - who are seemingly cursed when it comes to love. In a time before women's rights, the Armstrong women challenge expectations and carve out a life of independence and freedom on their own terms. Fans of Virgin River will enjoy this timeless novel of new beginnings, untamable passion, and all-redeeming love.

©1990 Robyn Carr (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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Don't bother with this book

I can't believe Robyn Carr wrote this book, The plot is trite and the narration is lacking, the authoritative voice is irrating. Had I listened to this book as a first Robyn Carr book, it would have been the last one of her books I would have bought.

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loved it

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Great book couldn't stop listening to this book i love robyn Carr you are the best author love all your books and hope to get more in the future

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It was a chore

It was a chore slogging through this book, it went on and on and on. I’d say don’t bother

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Terrible squacky reader

I have listened to every Robyn Carr book. I have listened to Virgin River, Thunder Point and Sullivan’s Crossing multiple times. I am Robyn Carr’s biggest fan. I love Terese Plummer. I couldn’t tolerate this reader Amy McFadden. Her voice was so irritating and squacky that I couldn’t get past the first chapter. Really disappointing.

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Women's own. Was a well just book that I love. I didn't want it to end. As you can see I gave it five stars. That tells you

Women's own is a very enjoyed well written book I rated very high. Didn't want it to end

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good story

enjoyed the story

nice family story really loved lily and her courge wish there was another chapter

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Riveting

This is the first book in ages that I've stayed up really late addicted to. It is just racy enough and has a great balance between ups and downs. When an author can create such a tantalizing kiss as in this book, you know she is good.

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Historical Romance

What did you like best about this story?

How women have learned to overcome diversity and challenges in a time where it wasn't acceptable for women in general to be strong, self-sufficient and powerful. Its not always about the most beautiful or wealthy, but rather the one who takes a few to scrutinize and evaluate any given situation to the best of her ability.

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I really enjoyed this story. I found it easy to relate to the characters and emjoying each one for their different attributes.

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Disappointing narrative!

I have read a number of Robyn's books before and was pleased with the stories so I decided to try this one. The idea sounded interesting but I found the story weak and not interesting enough to finish. I will finish it eventually as I have bought it but her characters did not have a lot of personality and the story ran in circles. I was bored after the first chapter. Not Robyn's best effort.

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What is a Woman's Strength?


This is a beautiful novel.

It is much more than a touching romance story - it is a story about women's place in society and how they view themselves. I loved the viewpoints of the different women portrayed in this story.

Four women of varying strengths from three generations all see their roles in life differently. The most relatable character for me was the younger daughter, Lilly who has modern day fearlessness and independence but is placed in a time in history when this is unacceptable. Lilly's biggest ally, surprisingly, is her powerful Grandmother along with the man who loves her.

The narration was OK and the character portrayal was quite good, but I felt that Amy McFadden could have slowed up a bit. Some parts were so rushed I had to repeat the listen.

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  • Angela
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A must read for all Robyn Carr fans.

A story with many twists and turns. Strong independent women their loves, losses and their unbendable wills. Amy McFadden did a great job narrating. I didn't want it to end.