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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (145 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lori Copeland Narrator: Devon O’Day, Devon O’Day Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN: 9780310305224
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Can anything else go wrong? Marlene Queens goes home to Parness Springs, Missouri, to put her late Aunt Beth’s house on the market and settle the estate. But once she’s back home, Marlene suddenly finds herself in over her head. Her Aunt Ingrid grows more demanding by the day. Marlene discovers her childhood sweetheart is now the local vet and the town’s acting mayor. And when a group of citizens want to put up a statue in memory of Marlene’s father—the parent who always embarrassed her as a child—Marlene is unwillingly swept into a firestorm of controversy. As one thing leads to another, Marlene sees her entire life being rearranged before her eyes. Parness Springs may never be the same. Marlene fears that the secret she’s kept for years may be revealed. Can God work a miracle so she can finally have the future she’s longed for? Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaclynn | 11/14/2013

    " Good book although not what I expected it to be. Marlene, now in her 40's, who has run away from her past all these years, must now face it. And she learns the simple gift of love that her father (a mentally challenged person) had for her but she never realized it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie | 6/11/2013

    " Better than expected, title somewhat of a misnomer. I kind of wanted to yell at the main character - CHANGE ALREADY! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 3/20/2013

    " The writing isn't amazing by any means, but it's a nice, sweet Christian story. I enjoyed reading it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 9/11/2012

    " This book was a little slowly in the beginning, but picked up later. While I believe the story-line is fairly realistic, I believe the ending is too tidy. Not a bad read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becca | 9/2/2012

    " I was pleasantly surprised by this book. It was actually very religious. It was a good portrait of redemption and forgiveness. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judie | 7/23/2012

    " I related to being squeezed between the needs of two generations. I was glad for the happy ending "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen | 1/12/2012

    " A bit disjointed in the writing style, it was an interesting premise. A woman who was the daughter of two simple parents, learning late in life, to follow God. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Staci | 12/27/2011

    " I gambled with this one. I found it on the romances shelf at the library. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. I could not put it down. It was just one of those feel good, be grateful for what you have type of reads. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily Ross | 11/17/2011

    " I struggle with books where it is hard to like the protagonist. Several times I wanted to shake Marly and say get with it! I felt the end was a bit far-fetched, 17 tornadoes!, but then the storms in North Carolina last night showed otherwise. A fun read, but not my favorite. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Holly | 10/22/2011

    " Easy read, but I was easily frustrated with the character, Marlene, as a neurotic, co-dependent. I would have given 1 star but I did find it a pleasant ending after she came to grips with her past and did what she could to over come her faults. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 9/14/2011

    " This book was a sweet story and I needed a chane from all the ghost stories I just read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Adaire | 6/27/2011

    " Okay book, but I felt that the story wasn't told as well as it could have been. It wasn't at all descriptive or imaginative. It felt flat and emotionless to me. I kept thinking as I was reading that I was really quite surprised she was able to have it published. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 4/20/2011

    " The writing isn't amazing by any means, but it's a nice, sweet Christian story. I enjoyed reading it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 4/17/2011

    " I struggle with books where it is hard to like the protagonist. Several times I wanted to shake Marly and say get with it! I felt the end was a bit far-fetched, 17 tornadoes!, but then the storms in North Carolina last night showed otherwise. A fun read, but not my favorite. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 11/22/2010

    " This book was a little slowly in the beginning, but picked up later. While I believe the story-line is fairly realistic, I believe the ending is too tidy. Not a bad read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judie | 10/27/2009

    " I related to being squeezed between the needs of two generations. I was glad for the happy ending "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Staci | 6/8/2009

    " I gambled with this one. I found it on the romances shelf at the library. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. I could not put it down. It was just one of those feel good, be grateful for what you have type of reads. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 joyce lynn | 12/31/2008

    " not as much mystery, and could have used a little more details in some of the sub-plots, but ...

    otherwise, a good read. not too mushy, and has some real, down-to-earth characters

    i LOVE Aunt Ingrid!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Adaire | 5/12/2008

    " Okay book, but I felt that the story wasn't told as well as it could have been. It wasn't at all descriptive or imaginative. It felt flat and emotionless to me. I kept thinking as I was reading that I was really quite surprised she was able to have it published. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becca | 3/19/2008

    " I was pleasantly surprised by this book. It was actually very religious. It was a good portrait of redemption and forgiveness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaclynn | 1/4/2008

    " Good book although not what I expected it to be. Marlene, now in her 40's, who has run away from her past all these years, must now face it. And she learns the simple gift of love that her father (a mentally challenged person) had for her but she never realized it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie | 1/3/2008

    " Better than expected, title somewhat of a misnomer. I kind of wanted to yell at the main character - CHANGE ALREADY! "

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