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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (159 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lyn Cote Narrator: Marguerite Gavin Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Women of Ivy Manor Series Release Date: January 2010 ISBN: 9781455182848
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The Women of Ivy Manor series chronicles the personal journeys of four generations of women, set against the sprawling tapestry of the twentieth century.

Chloe Lorraine Kimball grows up at the estate of Ivy Manor in the wee hours of the twentieth century. Despite having a home filled with everything a young girl could desire, she still lacks the one thing she wants above all else: unconditional love from her parents. With the help of her friends, Chloe strikes out on her own, determined to stand apart from her family. She embraces marriage and a career, but not even motherhood brings her what she longs for. When her world comes crashing down amid the opening months of the Depression, Chloe must realize that having the capacity to give and receive love is entirely up to her.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A romance of epic proportions, absorbing and satisfying…Cote has written a winner. You will remember this heroine long after the final page is turned.”

    Deborah Bedford, author of A Morning Like This and If I Had You

  • “Will steal your heart…With her customary high-quality plotting, Lyn Cote has brought to life [a] long overlooked period of United States history. Appealing characterizations exemplify the pathos, despair, and courage of post–WWI America.”

    Irene Brand, award-winning author of Where Morning Dawns and The Hills are Calling.

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mareena | 2/16/2014

    " I love this book! Chloe finds first love, and when he dies, she finds her true love. Perfect story! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 1/25/2014

    " Okay so I absolutely loved this book! The pure heart and suspense is sure to drive anyone in to this amazing novel. I can't wait to read the next one in the series! Don't pass this book up! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tammy Gadbury | 1/13/2014

    " I am about 2/3 of the way through this book and keep waiting for the main character to wake up and smell the coffee. I was hoping it would be interesting historical fiction, but it is pretty lame. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caiti | 1/4/2014

    " An enjoyable read, but sad. The book follows Chloe and the supporting characters in her life as they make one poor choice after another, sinking further into misery and hiding themselves behind facades for 10 long years, until everything comes to rights in the last chapter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 1/3/2014

    " Touches on some history, including the Depression. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda | 12/27/2013

    " Cloying, not worth the time. Listened to it on tape. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 12/23/2013

    " This was such a great book. I loved reading it. I loved the characters and plot of the story. I was hooked from page one and once I got into the book I could not put the book down and I finshed the book in about 2 days. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 12/6/2013

    " I enjoy books that have women as main characters, who are set in an earlier point in history, and who are inspiring in some way. I think Chloe is a well developed character who shows great courage and overcomes large obstacles. I found myself sympathizing and routing for her the entire book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helena | 12/6/2013

    " I like this one so far... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trace | 12/2/2013

    " This was a light, quick enjoyable little read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roxanne Rustand | 11/17/2013

    " Wonderful book--in a fabulous series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 10/19/2013

    " enjoyable read, loved the attention to the time frame "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stella | 8/12/2013

    " I enjoyed this book and zipped through it - enjoyed learning about the era and the character as she developed from controlled to free! I need to find the others! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 6/18/2013

    " I liked learning some of what people experienced during World War I. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer McGee | 4/12/2013

    " An exploration into an era that interests me a great deal. Having never heard of this author or series before, I really didn't know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised to find a damn enjoyable novel for which will be the start of a damn fine series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leanne | 7/16/2012

    " Loved it! Can't wait to start the next one in the series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ralynn Wilcock | 5/23/2012

    " talks about the roaring 20's and wwI I like historical fictions with a christen theme "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 brenda | 11/25/2011

    " Story takes place from 1900 to 1930. Women and Blacks were very low on the pole during that period. The US was just beginning to change and much of that change was not for the best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rose Springer | 3/30/2011

    " Gentle Christian fiction read centering around the era of WWI with believable characters struggling with issues of their time. In all the books of this series, the central message is one of faith in God's plan for your life and of being completely truthful, especially with those you love. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gina | 3/7/2011

    " I've read the entire series and this is about my favorite one. The author gets you hooked right away into the story and you laugh and cry with the characters. Very well-written, very much worth the read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caiti | 1/28/2011

    " An enjoyable read, but sad. The book follows Chloe and the supporting characters in her life as they make one poor choice after another, sinking further into misery and hiding themselves behind facades for 10 long years, until everything comes to rights in the last chapter. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda | 12/5/2010

    " Cloying, not worth the time. Listened to it on tape. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 7/9/2010

    " Touches on some history, including the Depression. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 brenda | 6/16/2010

    " Story takes place from 1900 to 1930. Women and Blacks were very low on the pole during that period. The US was just beginning to change and much of that change was not for the best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellyrock | 3/2/2010

    " I've read the entire series and this is about my favorite one. The author gets you hooked right away into the story and you laugh and cry with the characters. Very well-written, very much worth the read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roxanne | 8/19/2009

    " Wonderful book--in a fabulous series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ralynn | 7/1/2009

    " talks about the roaring 20's and wwI I like historical fictions with a christen theme "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helena | 11/24/2008

    " I like this one so far... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rose | 10/3/2008

    " Gentle Christian fiction read centering around the era of WWI with believable characters struggling with issues of their time. In all the books of this series, the central message is one of faith in God's plan for your life and of being completely truthful, especially with those you love. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 5/6/2008

    " I enjoy books that have women as main characters, who are set in an earlier point in history, and who are inspiring in some way. I think Chloe is a well developed character who shows great courage and overcomes large obstacles. I found myself sympathizing and routing for her the entire book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mareena | 6/16/2007

    " I love this book! Chloe finds first love, and when he dies, she finds her true love. Perfect story!
    "

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About the Author
Author Lyn Cote

Lyn Cote (pronounced “co-tee”) is the award-winning author of historical novels. She was born in Texas, grew up in Illinois on the shores of Lake Michigan, and raised two children in Iowa. She now lives in northern Wisconsin with her husband and two cats.

About the Narrator

Marguerite Gavin is a seasoned theater veteran, a five-time nominee for the prestigious Audie Award, and the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones and Publishers Weekly awards. Marguerite has been an actor, director, and audiobook narrator for her entire professional career. With over four hundred titles to her credit, her narration spans nearly every genre, from nonfiction to mystery, science fiction, fantasy, romance, and children’s fiction. AudioFile magazine says, “Marguerite Gavin…has a sonorous voice, rich and full of emotion.”