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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (930 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Linda Nichols Narrator: Andrea Gallo Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2007 ISBN: 9781440740145
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In this RT Book Reviews Top Pick!, Christy Award finalist Linda Nichols follows the wanderings of Miranda DeSpain, a young woman still haunted by a painful adolescent experience. When Miranda finds a clue to this troubling mystery from her past, she travels to an idyllic Virginia town. There, an 11-year-old girl helps her find lodging and a job. Suspicious of strangers, the police chief discovers there’s absolutely no record of Miranda. And then he notices his niece’s picture among Miranda’s belongings. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Nichol’s richly detailed plot and complex characters are a stunning combination. Every page contains nuggets of God’s truth and love. Miranda, Joseph, Eden, and Ruth are so intricately created that they feel like real people. Overall themes of forgiveness and finding what ‘Eden’ means to each of us provide much room for contemplation and thought. This is a book for the keep shelf.”

    RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)

  • “Engaging…Spiritual themes such as forgiveness and redemption are well integrated into the novel, and the Christian characters are genuine, openhearted, and giving. Readers look for…well-written women’s fiction won’t be disappointed.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Nichols uses her considerable talent to create a complex portrait of a family in turmoil, incorporating rich characterizations and a skillfully woven plot.”

    Library Journal

  • “Andrea Gallo’s narration of this intriguing story is outstanding. Her emotional tone and delivery are understated but strong. Characters are well defined and come to like in her stirring performance…The story has many surprises and twists, and listeners will not find it easy to set it aside until the end.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber | 2/16/2014

    " Does have romance in it but what I liked was that the romance was not what was accentuated in it. The book wasn't about the romance it was about the plot. So, overall this is a good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie C | 2/13/2014

    " good enough to read twice "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa | 2/11/2014

    " It was OK. Way too long and very predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 2/7/2014

    " This is a fast read and a very good read. It was nice to read a book with so many characters that I liked. They all had their issues and the story let's you know what happened in their past to cause them. I like a book that explains why. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 2/1/2014

    " This was a great book. I would recommend it to others. Want a book that keeps you turning pages? this is our book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 1/26/2014

    " I really liked this book. It took a little while to get into it, but once I did, I couldn't put it down. I highly reccomend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marie | 1/23/2014

    " I was close to giving this book 4 stars because I really liked the relation ship between Maranda and Joseph. I did like all the other characters but the book was somewhat predictiable and to detailed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 1/21/2014

    " I liked this book, oh how I cried! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Idyllwilde | 1/19/2014

    " This book was absolutely beautiful. May I say...inspirational? (Don't tell anyone I used that word...) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisel | 1/5/2014

    " took me a while to get into it, but then when life settled down I really liked it. And it talks about adoption.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 12/22/2013

    " Better than average Christian fiction, but still predictable. Maybe that's the nature of Christian fiction, though. I'll have to think about that - can one write a Christian narrative that isn't predictable? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Naomi Hatch | 12/9/2013

    " The story was sweet but a little too coincidental for me. A little too churchy for me too. I liked that Eden was found and for the most part was treated as such...as, Eden. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 11/19/2013

    " I purchased this for a flight across country...Couldn't put it down even after I landed. It's about finding that person or place that ties up all those loose ends and makes life feel good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 11/18/2013

    " In Search of Eden is a story about rules and grace, about forgiveness and redemption, and about finding joy in a broken world. It was a wonderful story and it had a very satisfying ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bobbie | 10/31/2013

    " Wonderful book! One of my favorites. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brooke | 9/6/2013

    " I really enjoyed this story, despite the slow start. What an interesting twist at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janyse | 6/21/2013

    " Thought this was a great, easy read. Nothing deep, but a great story! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Misst | 3/30/2013

    " This was a nice, light and easy read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Margot Jennifer | 3/28/2013

    " Another one of Michelle's. I am stuck reading from her collection lately and I don't like any of them so far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Damaris | 11/23/2012

    " This book sucked me in and I finished it really quickly, but despite that I still don't think it was such a great book. I knew how it would end a few chapters into it, but it was still fun to watch it play out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 9/20/2012

    " I really appreciated this story! It reminded me that nobody is perfect, but we continually love imperfect people all around us and that's OK! Good feeling ending, with lots of twists and turns along the way. Great message on forgiveness, quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Niki | 8/10/2012

    " This book has it all. Family, love, some religion mixed in and even a little mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deborah | 7/7/2012

    " I loved this book alot. There are some sad parts but very much worth the tears. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monna | 2/5/2012

    " Don't ever give up!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie | 1/1/2012

    " This was a wonderful read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 12/30/2011

    " Overall good book with enjoyable characters. I know its an inspirational fiction book but it may be a little "too religious" for some readers not into that genre. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christie | 9/8/2011

    " Kept me interested the whole time. Loose ends pulled together a little too well at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marinda | 8/27/2011

    " A good story. A woman places her daughter for adoption but struggles to move on. It was awhile ago that I read it but it was good. This author isn't LDS but Christian. I have found Bethany House to publish good clean books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 5/22/2011

    " Nice change to the last book I read. This one had much better writing. Enjoyed the story and the style. Very engaging and heartfelt. I would like to read more from this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 3/15/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book! It is quite long (~450 pages), but the characters are well-developed and the plot stays interesting throughout. I think there were some predictable parts, but there were at least a couple of surprises that I didn't see coming. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 2/21/2011

    " I enjoyed this book. I liked the characters and felt drawn into their story, parts of the story were predictable, but there were also some good twists. I would recommend this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelly | 1/12/2011

    " Well written, nice twist at the end but not too surprising. Uplifting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelley | 10/24/2010

    " I really enjoyed the story. Some of the editing bugged me, but there wasn't much of that. The back cover has one of the two main characters' names wrong. LOL "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren | 9/7/2010

    " This is my favorite book! :] "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 8/18/2010

    " In Search of Eden by Linda Nichols was a very good book. Would recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet | 8/14/2010

    " Enjoyed the characters and the story "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debi | 6/16/2010

    " I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 6/11/2010

    " This was a great book. I would recommend it to others. Want a book that keeps you turning pages? this is our book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Glynis | 6/9/2010

    " A feel good book. Nothing too tough about this book, but the characters were well written. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sandra | 4/11/2010

    " A little too predictable for my taste, but a nice, light read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 3/15/2010

    " I could not put this book down-it was just very readable and I liked all of the characters. Interesting plot twists. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 2/21/2010

    " I read the prologue and could not put it down. Though it's entirely fictional it is a good look at family dynamics and how an adopted child can sometimes feel displaced in their family. "

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About the Author
Author Linda NicholsLinda Nichols is the author of Handyman, a romantic comedy published by Delacorte. A graduate of the University of Washington, Linda and her family make their home in Tacoma, Washington.
About the Narrator

Andrea Gallo is an audiobook narrator whose works include Ungifted by Gordan Korman, The Nosy Neighbor by Fern Michaels, Kings of the Earth by John Clinch, and In Search of Eden by Linda Nichols, among many others.