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Download Gardenias for Breakfast: A Women of Faith Novel Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (471 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robin Jones Gunn Narrator: Julia Gibson Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2008 ISBN:
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Robin Jones Gunn is the best-selling author of over 50 popular novels. Everybody has a story. You listen to their story, Honeygirl, and your story will come find you. These long-remembered words compel Abby to take her young daughter, Hannah, to Louisiana to meet her great-grandmother. But instead of inspiration, the old matriarch offers words that threaten to crush Hannah's spirit. Shaken, Abby now must examine what holds a family together. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danni | 2/20/2014

    " Interesting book. I like how the flower theme went through out the book and was such a big part of the relationships and healing. Four generations of women learned to heal and comunicate before it was too late. I really liked that idea. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angelica | 2/3/2014

    " Una historia tierna, linda, empalagosa tal vez pero encantadora "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tara | 1/30/2014

    " I read this book a while ago. I did enjoy it much more than I anticipated but I thought that the blurb and it's attempt at hooking you was over ambitious. What happened as compared to how it was described left me disappointed. But overall, I enjoyed it- particularly the mother-daughter aspect. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Candace | 1/23/2014

    " This was an interesting read for me. I was buoyed by Gunn's Christy Miller and Sierra Jensen series in adolescent and teen years so to read something of hers that wasn't affiliated with those characters was odd at first. I feel like the description is a little misleading. I didn't feel that Grand Lady crushed Hannah's spirit, even though the incident ended really well and was what Abby was hoping for all along. I thought there was going to be a more revealing secret when Grand Lady was talking to Abby but I really enjoyed that the focus of the novel was the relationships between the women in the family and the need for healing. I really enjoyed how insightful Hannah was and the perception that is a reason for every fear, that it dates back to some hurt, whether we realize it or not. That recognizing and realizing that facilitates healing. That was awesome. I liked how the book ended as far as the relationship between Abby and her mom. I was hoping for a little more detail or dialogue about it but I appreciate what that little action signified for their relationship. It was a little annoying to see how much Abby wanted her daughter to connect with Grand Lady but denied her the connection with her grandmother because of the issues Abby had with her. That also came full circle. It took a little while but as I finished the book, I realized how much I came to really like and how good it is. And I also want to smell a gardenia now :-) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joelle | 1/19/2014

    " if you're looking for an easy quick read this was a nice book. My sister had read it and passed the title along to me. We discussed that it might have more of an impact on the mother of a daughter rather than myself, a mother with sons. I would say this is true. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Micki | 1/19/2014

    " Light read. Definitely gives me thought of what my relationship with my daughter's will be in 10 years. I am starting to pray now :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra Pieralisi | 1/17/2014

    " Sweet story between Mother and daughter... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 1/9/2014

    " Travel and relationships. :) I do, however, agree with other reviews that say Hannah's voice is too young for a twelve year old. I'd put her more as a sheltered nine year old. My daughter was sheltered as a homeschooler, but still knew those things at nine. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn Golec Summers | 12/26/2013

    " An awesome book about Mothers and Daughters and how we relate to eachother through out our lives! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doreen | 12/16/2013

    " Great work of fiction, involving a woman's relationship with her daughter, and mother, and healing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle | 12/9/2013

    " This book was a great tribute to families and the intricacies of relationships over the years. We are all shaped by what has come before but it doesn't necessarily define who we are now... it's just part of who we are. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michele | 12/3/2013

    " This was a sweet, gentle book that explored the multi-generational relationships of three women. I found myself in its pages. I am so glad I discovered it. Wonderful little book. I read it in 3 hours. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rita | 7/31/2013

    " Good mother-daughter story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Marti | 3/5/2013

    " This book was just not very good. It was slow-moving, boring, and the characters weren't very dimensional (or likable). I finished it only because I had already invested time into it and I wanted to see if it got any better. It did not. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 11/9/2012

    " This book is a beautiful story about the intracacies of relationships, especially between mothers and daughters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne | 11/7/2012

    " Very good book; gained some real family insight while travelling cross-country with a mom and daughter. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Suzanne | 10/7/2012

    " Good, clean, not fun. Nothing great ever happens. Just a story of a mom and daughter taking a road trip to go see "Grand Lady." Lame. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mrs. Lucas | 9/17/2012

    " My mom loaned me this book - interesting that it was about mothers/daughter relationships. Basically about forgiveness - a very good lesson to learn. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynnea | 6/6/2012

    " Great story about mother-daughter relationships "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 3/30/2012

    " This was a very good book. Very inspirational and it had a lot of good life lessons. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 3/16/2012

    " Good story of Mother-Daughter relationships. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rfsisk Sisk | 9/7/2011

    " easy read, refreshing topic with a christian outlook. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 6/8/2011

    " This is a good story, but I think I'd have enjoyed it more if I was a mother myself. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 12/30/2010

    " A thought-provoking story of the sometimes difficult relationships among four generations of women. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deborah | 12/8/2010

    " All books I've read by this author are about women's relationships. This one was about mothers and daughters. The story had a few good points. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deborah | 6/3/2010

    " All books I've read by this author are about women's relationships. This one was about mothers and daughters. The story had a few good points. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rfsisk | 5/17/2010

    " easy read, refreshing topic with a christian outlook. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 3/19/2010

    " Another great Robin Jones Gunn book, this one is about relationships between generations of women and confronting the bad cycles that you have the power to change. Very nice! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra | 3/8/2010

    " Sweet story between Mother and daughter... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 1/7/2010

    " lovely book about family and how it is a struggle to see them for who they really are. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michele | 8/22/2009

    " Good story about four different generations getting to know each other. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn | 8/5/2009

    " An awesome book about Mothers and Daughters and how we relate to eachother through out our lives! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Micki | 2/8/2009

    " Light read. Definitely gives me thought of what my relationship with my daughter's will be in 10 years. I am starting to pray now :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michele | 2/5/2009

    " This was a sweet, gentle book that explored the multi-generational relationships of three women. I found myself in its pages. I am so glad I discovered it. Wonderful little book. I read it in 3 hours. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joelle | 1/27/2009

    " if you're looking for an easy quick read this was a nice book. My sister had read it and passed the title along to me. We discussed that it might have more of an impact on the mother of a daughter rather than myself, a mother with sons. I would say this is true. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 12/29/2008

    " This book is a beautiful story about the intracacies of relationships, especially between mothers and daughters. "

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About the Author
Author Robin Jones Gunn

Robin Jones Gunn is the much-loved author of Peculiar Treasures, On a Whim, and the Christy Miller, Sierra Jensen, College Years, Glenbrooke, and Sisterchicks series, with over four million books sold worldwide. She and her husband live near Portland, Oregon, where the view outside her window is green all year round.

About the Narrator

Julia Gibson received an MFA from New York University. She has appeared on Broadway and other major stages in New York, as well as regional theaters from Dallas to San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia, and more. Gibson has played major roles in productions such as The Seagull, Angels in America, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Her television and film credits include Michael Clayton, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Spin City, and One Life to Live.