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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (121 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Judith Michael Narrator: Melissa Leo Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Sara Elliott has been forced to give up her own dreams to return home to Chicago and take charge of her young sisters and brother. She finds a job and settles into the house where she grew up, building a life for 10-year-old Doug and teenagers Carrie and Abby.

But Sara has another brother. Mack, now 20, suddenly reappears, cheerful and unconcerned, as if he had never broken his promise to help Sara with the children. With bewildering volatility, Mack swings from kindness to cruelty, affection to hostility, keeping the family on edge, his past and present a mystery. But Mack is winning over the children and sometimes the four of them stand together against Sara.

And then, when she thinks her life has room only for work and family, Sara meets Reuben Lister, a client from New York. As Sara helps him find and furnish a house, they discover a closeness neither has known before. Together, Sara and Reuben find answers to the questions: What is a mother? What is a parent? What is a family?

This is Judith Michael's most poignant exploration of the pressures and joys facing modern adults and children, in a story that will resonate with everyone for its universal themes and discoveries. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Rebecca | 8/9/2013

    " Sister Raises Her 3 Younger Siblings because Mother Had a Stroke "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Deana | 1/17/2013

    " Great book. It is definately a family story and good for the soul. Sara is a great person in this book. One of Judith Michael's best. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Cassandra Salinas | 8/1/2012

    " I love this author. I have read books of theirs before. It's a husband/wife team. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Pam Duval | 2/13/2012

    " A nice story - predictable but nice. "

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