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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (649 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jacquelyn Mitchard Narrator: Jacquelyn Mitchard Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2004 ISBN:
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It is True Dickinson's 43rd birthday, and her best friends have gathered on this snowy night in Cape Cod at a trendy neighborhood restaurant to celebrate. True has never felt more alone.

It's been eight years since the death of her husband, leaving her to raise their son on her own. Both her son and her small business are thriving, and True's life is full. Coming up on 43 makes True realize that there is an empty space in her life that friends and family cannot fill. She feels her youth and beauty slipping away, and the possibility for romance has never seemed more remote.

But everything changes the moment True and her beloved assistant, Isabelle, slide into a snow-filled ditch on the drive home. Saved by a young man she met earlier at the restaurant, True comes face to face with the opportunity to let love back into her life, that is, if she can overcome her own fears, and if these two spirits can find a way to tame each other's wild hearts and curb each other's supremely independent natures. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sara | 2/18/2014

    " My least favorite Mitchard novel. Too much language, too much description, story dragged on.......predictable. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Danielle | 2/15/2014

    " I quit reading after about 100 pages. Could not get into it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Judy | 2/13/2014

    " Ho, hum. Not my usual good read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 2/4/2014

    " Becoming a new fan of Jacquelyn Mitchard's after reading 'Still Summer', I was somewhat dissapointed with 'Twelve Times Blessed'. It was a quick and easy read, I'll give it that, but I just didn't connect with the characters. True Dickenson is a single-widowed mom who runs her own successful business in Cape Cod. I thought I'd be able to like her and cheer her on in her newly found dating-a-restaraunt-owner-from-Louisanna life...... but I couldn't stand how cuckoo she was, or became. She was nuts! I just couldn't grasp the relationship between her and this new guy and found myself constantly saying 'she's so stupid'! I don't know, you get some, you don't get some - this book I did not get. But it will not stop me from reading more of Mitchard, I'm still hooked. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Arlene Jury | 2/1/2014

    " Since The Deep End of the Ocean was one of my favorite books I tried to read other Mitchard offerings only to be extremely disappointed in most of them. This one however, is far and away Mitchard's absolute worst! Every single character was immature, annoying, and generally unlikable. Relationships (mother-daughter, mother-son, husband-wife, employer-employee, etc) lacked realism and often were so out of touch that they ended up being just plain silly. Perhaps the worst aspect of this book is that Mitchard's heroine paints a very negative picture of 40-something women, widows, mothers, businesswomen. At least I learned that I should never be tempted to read anything else by Mitchard. Awful beyond description! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Meg | 1/24/2014

    " boring... predictable...characters were less than expected. I usually really like Mitchard's work. but this was SOOOOO a middle-aged-women down on her luck looking for romance book it was pathetic... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Judith | 1/18/2014

    " I was glad when it was over. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sue | 1/18/2014

    " Not Ms. Mitchard's best writing... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heidi | 1/16/2014

    " A summer read and probably not even worth it.... "

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

    " For all of us over 40 somethings and over size 8s, a story where the main character isn't gorgeous but still gets the younger, handsome guy. But as in real life, it isn't that easy. This book is a realistic look at relationships between couples as well as parents and children. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amber | 1/3/2014

    " Hmm, I'm starting to detect a trend: I pick up the second novel from a critically praised author and I hate it. We've got this one, Janet Fitch, Sue Monk Kidd, Julia Glass... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kari | 1/2/2014

    " An okay, beach read. A little predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue Hughes | 12/30/2013

    " pleasant enough - but no punch to it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather | 12/6/2013

    " Expected a lot more depth and character development from the woman who wrote, "Deep End of the Ocean". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ingrid | 12/5/2013

    " A good book, although slow at first you get to know the characters pretty well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marsha | 12/5/2013

    " LOOONG story about True, her son Guy, and her relationship with Hank - good story but could have been LOTS shorter if it had not been so belabored in some places "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sarah Williams | 10/1/2013

    " A forty something woman who meets and falls in love with a younger man. To me the whole book focused on True and her whining about everything in her life. Sort of depressing and I didn't enjoy the storyline or the characters. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Katie | 8/11/2013

    " Not even half way through and I know why I found this with the bargain books. How did this even get published? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pegge | 1/28/2013

    " Currently listening to this---it's too long...can't wait for it to be over....not one of Mitchard's better ones. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kw | 12/1/2012

    " Horrible. I threw it away after a few chapters. Crude language, gratuitous sex, and junky writing. I expected better from JM. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Holly Rose | 11/27/2012

    " This was the first book in a long time I couldn't even finish. Can't believe it was by Mitchard as her other books are so good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pauline | 7/28/2012

    " A very lengthy read but enjoyable. Will try some of her other books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelly | 4/7/2012

    " VERY slow and not interesting. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Melissa | 1/17/2012

    " Managed to force myself through 100 pages before ditching it. Really enjoyed Mitchard's previous books and this was a bit letdown! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie Anderson | 1/8/2012

    " The fact that it took me three months to finish says something. The language was bad and the story was slow, but I made it! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 M. Schilling | 12/5/2011

    " Did not care for this book. Couldn't wait to get to the end so I could read something else. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sheri | 10/22/2011

    " I grabbed this from the library -- without giving it enough thought. It was bad. Poorly written. I knew in my gut it was going to be bad when I picked it up. I need to listen to it more often. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan | 1/21/2011

    " Good book. I found the extended drawing out of the plot - reversal after reversal after reversal - somewhat irritating, but the characters were deep and the plot involving. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pegge | 10/3/2010

    " Currently listening to this---it's too long...can't wait for it to be over....not one of Mitchard's better ones. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eliana | 9/9/2010

    " I kept reading, thinking it had to get better since the author usually writes books I like. But it was terrible. I lost a lot of respect for Mitchard. And wasted a week of my life. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Emily | 8/26/2010

    " i only read 1/2 and just couldn't get into it. I thought her 12 x blessed business where doting loved ones send new babies a gift every month for a year was fascinating however that was the extent of my enthusiasm. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Judy | 7/19/2010

    " Ho, hum. Not my usual good read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sarah | 7/2/2010

    " A forty something woman who meets and falls in love with a younger man. To me the whole book focused on True and her whining about everything in her life. Sort of depressing and I didn't enjoy the storyline or the characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dona | 1/13/2010

    " Interesting older woman younger - very very delicious younger man - all the conflict that rises over that difference. Enjoyable read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 7/23/2009

    " The fact that it took me three months to finish says something. The language was bad and the story was slow, but I made it! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Meg | 7/13/2009

    " boring... predictable...characters were less than expected. I usually really like Mitchard's work. but this was SOOOOO a middle-aged-women down on her luck looking for romance book it was pathetic... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 11/8/2008

    " Good book about working through problems and learning to grow and change. Discard the old and untrue and learn to enjoy the moment. "

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About the Author
Author Jacquelyn Mitchard

Jacquelyn Mitchard’s first novel, The Deep End of the Ocean, launched Oprah’s Book Club and became an international bestseller, hitting #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. Her other works, including The Most Wanted, Twelve Times Blessed, The Breakdown Lane, and Cage of Stars have also been well received. Mitchard has appeared on the Today show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, MSNBC, and numerous other local and national television and radio programs. She was a contributing editor for Parenting magazine and wrote a weekly syndicated column until 2007 which appeared in more than one hundred newspapers across the country. Her articles have appeared in Newsweek, Life, Reader’s Digest, TV Guide, Ladies’ Home Journal, and many other publications. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband and nine children.