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Come Sunday: A Novel Audiobook

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (206 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Isla Morley Narrator: Jennifer Wiltise Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A wonderful new storyteller unleashes a soaring debut that sweeps from the hills of Hawaii to the veldt of South Africa.

Come Sunday is that joyous, special thing: a saga that captivates from the very first page, breaking our hearts while making our spirits soar.

Abbe Deighton is a woman who has lost her bearings. Once a child of the African plains, she is now settled in Hawaii, married to a minister, and waging her battles in a hallway of monotony. There is the leaky roof, the chafing expectations of her husband’s congregation, and the constant demands of motherhood. But in an instant, beginning with the skid of tires, Abbe’s battlefield is transformed when her three-year-old daughter is killed, triggering in Abbe a seismic grief that will cut a swath through the landscape of her life and her identity.

What an enthralling debut this is! What a storyteller we have here! As Isla Morley’s novel sweeps from the hills of Honolulu to the veldt of South Africa, we catch a hint of the spirit of Barbara Kingsolver and the mesmerizing truth of Jodi Picoult. We are reminded of how it felt, a while ago, to dive into the drama of The Thorn Birds.

Come Sunday is a novel about searching for a true homeland, family bonds torn asunder, and the unearthing of decades-old secrets. It is a novel to celebrate, and Isla Morley is a writer to love.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Brent Bill | 2/13/2014

    " An amazing debut novel! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Megan Tiscareno | 2/11/2014

    " slow moving in the beginning, but absolutely loved the ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Theresa | 2/10/2014

    " Very difficult to read because it starts with the death of this couples child, but well worth all the tears. A wonderful novel about redemption. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Janet | 1/30/2014

    " Very good story, riveting in the beginning. It gets somewhat bogged down and would be improved with some judicial editing. I would like to give it 4 stars, but I can't quite do it. "

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About the Author

Isla Morley grew up in South Africa during apartheid. During the country’s State of Emergency, she graduated from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth with a degree in English literature. By 1994 she was one of the youngest magazine editors in South Africa, but she left career, country, and kin when she married an American and moved to the United States. For more than a decade she pursued a career in nonprofit work, focusing on the needs of women and children. Now in the Los Angeles area, she shares a home with her husband, their daughter, two cats, a dog, and a tortoise.