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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (108 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cindy Martinusen-Coloma, Sheila Walsh Narrator: Ann Harrison Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Women of Faith Series Release Date: October 2015 ISBN: 9781595549679
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“Without the storm, how would we know the sweetness of shelter?”—Ruth

Out of the clear blue, Wren’s Grandma Ruth arrives on her doorstep, dreaming of a grand party to celebrate her 95th birthday. Wren and her young son Charlie love the idea, but it quickly gets complicated: Ruth wants Wren’s estranged siblings to attend and she wants Wren to sing her all-time favorite song: “His Eye Is On The Sparrow.” It’s the very song Wren sang one fateful day during her childhood . . . and Wren hasn’t sung a note since.

Though she’s glad to have Grandma back in her life, Wren’s sleeping on the couch in her own house now … and worried about the expenses piling up. After all, her job at the community library is in jeopardy after budget cuts, and the fancy music program she wants for her son is getting farther and farther out of reach. What’s more, Paul—the guy she’s drawn to yet avoids—ends up being a major part of an important library project.

With family arriving and old wounds resurfacing, Wren’s about to fly when she discovers something special—a gift of grace beyond her wildest dreams.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Walsh…is well known and her fans will be looking for this. Its leisurely, character-driven story line should appeal to fans of Karen Kingsbury.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 2/6/2014

    " Great book about forgiveness. There were some holes in the family history that were never fully explained. Overall, a thought-provoking journey of treating others as you'd like to be treated. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 1/13/2014

    " A single mother trying to do the best she can raising her son is suddenly confronted with an opportunity to heal from painful memories of her past and reconcile with her dysfunctional family. The story is interesting but not super exciting. I liked the main character, Wren, and her prayerful ways, but I was glad to finish and be done with this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 1/12/2014

    " A great simple light reading book! A single mom trying to raise her son in the way of the Lord and goodness. Along with some twists from her past and siblings to boot,Wren finds peace in God's Word in her everyday life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan | 12/2/2013

    " Like the way she writes. Easy read, engaging story about family and past hurts. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather Wilkinson | 11/27/2013

    " I am not a super religious person, I do believe in God. This book was very good and just the perfect amount of religion for me. I recommend this book to friends and family! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doris | 10/11/2013

    " I enjoy reading books with moral and spiritual wholesomeness. This one has it all with dysfunctional relationships brought to the forefront as a result of Grandmother Ruth's request for a birthday bash to bring her family to their summer home for a last hurrah. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne | 10/2/2013

    " An amazing book about family dysfunction and the healing power of God. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jocelyn Barnes | 3/5/2013

    " This book was very inspiring. Great read "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Virginia | 10/5/2012

    " Could not get into the heroine. Seemed like she was a whiner who would do anything not to be happier. I liked the son. Some of what happened seemed too contrived (not that everything in fiction isn't). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen | 8/10/2012

    " A bit too predictable for my taste. "

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

    " I really enjoyed this book. The story was really interesting. The only things that I would've changed would be seeing where Wren and Paul end up and also it would've been nice to hear things from Paul's point of view a bit more. Overall, it was a really nice book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jo | 3/9/2012

    " It's a story of forgiveness... I've loved Cindy Martinusen's other books... This one wasn't my most favorite, but I still enjoyed it... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 10/11/2011

    " I am not a super religious person, I do believe in God. This book was very good and just the perfect amount of religion for me. I recommend this book to friends and family! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 8/30/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. The story was really interesting. The only things that I would've changed would be seeing where Wren and Paul end up and also it would've been nice to hear things from Paul's point of view a bit more. Overall, it was a really nice book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelley | 8/10/2011

    " I received this book as part of the Goodreads First Reads program.

    This was a very good book - quick and light reading, full of family conflict and finally love and forgiveness. Highly recommended. "

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