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3.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 5 3.89 (18 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christa Parrish Narrator: Neil Shah Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2009 ISBN: 9781449838003
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Deputy Benjamin Patil is the one to find the infant girl—hours old and abandoned in a field. When the mother can’t be located, Ben and his wife, Abbi, seem like the perfect couple to serve as foster parents. But the baby’s arrival opens old wounds for Abbi and shines a harsh light on how much Ben has changed since a devastating tour in Afghanistan. Their marriage teeters on the brink and now they must choose to either reclaim what they once had—or lose each other forever.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Parrish is a fine writer.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Those looking for a fast-paced melodrama centered on a Christian faith journey will find much of interest.”

    Booklist

  • “Parrish’s deft characterization pulls readers into a storyline filled with raw emotion.”

    RT Book Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ginger | 2/20/2014

    " I haven't read anything by this author before. This book is listed as Christian Fiction...it was a Christian book;however, it wasn't overdone with lots of Scripture passages, prayers, etc. like some I've read before. I don't mean that in a negative way (I was a deacon's daughter). From the first page, it sucked me right in. I guess finding an abandoned 4 hour old baby in a field has that effect. One thing I really liked about the book is it didn't have the ending I thought it would. I did guess some things about half way through. This book gave me a "warm, feel good" feeling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia | 2/18/2014

    " Really liked this book. The story was so intriguing. Kind of weird people, but really good book. I am sad to be done with it - even though I couldn't wait to finish - it's that type of book. "

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

    " Watch Over Me was a well written book. Sad but worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kayla | 2/10/2014

    " I have never read anything by this author and was pleasantly surprised! I loved the characters in this book-especially Matthew and Ellie! It was the perfect balance between a marriage in turmoil, a new love, and hidden secrets! I would recommend this book to anyone =] "

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

    " This is why you should never randomly select a book from the "library recommends" shelf. I found out by the end this book was under the category of Christian romance. And indeed the extreme main characters (an Indian police officer/war vet suffering from PTSD and a granola overweight white pacifist married and living in South Dakota--oh and the deaf, 16-year old needing a new kidney) could have easily come out of any Anita Stansfield book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenna | 1/30/2014

    " A hard read for me. War trauma, death, abandoned baby, adoption, kidney disease, weight and eating disorder issues, and even more. It was, however, well-written, even more than most Christian fiction. Pleased with the read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy | 1/18/2014

    " Liked this book better than the last one I read by this author. My only complaint would be that she leaves some unanswered questions about some characters, and I guess I prefer to know what happens to all of them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 12/30/2013

    " gritty & real... including messy realities & hardships in life... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Elizabeth Morton | 10/27/2013

    " Heart-breaking & authentic. Well written with characters you can believe in & relate to. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah Sundin | 10/27/2013

    " Christa Parrish writes so beautifully. Who else could take a hippy vegan, a stressed veteran, an abandoned baby, and a sick teenager, and craft such a poignant story? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charmaine | 9/4/2013

    " Powerful, God does work in mysterious ways. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer Choisser | 12/3/2012

    " Great book, an enjoyable Christian novel without all the "Christianese" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole Miralla | 10/14/2012

    " Wow! What a great book! It's about a couple that foster a child that was found abandoned (hours old) in a field. How this child mends thier torn marriage is amazing! Definately a quick great read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Coral | 9/12/2012

    " I liked this book- I could relate to the characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 10/19/2011

    " A quick read about a couple struggling with their marriage after the husband returns from Afghanistan. They foster a baby girl left for dead in the woods. There's mystery, who is the mother? Will the couple make it? A very sweet story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Audra | 10/15/2011

    " This book mirrored me so well...Very well written. Very emotional "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robbie Gale | 9/28/2011

    " Interesting, light read but has stuff to talk about. An abandoned baby mystery, a deaf boy with kidney failure, a vetren dealing with PTSD, growing faith, and relationships. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 8/16/2011

    " This was a very thought provoking, gritty, real novel that I heartily enjoyed. "

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About the Author

Christa Parrish is an award-winning author of three novels. Her debut, Home Another Way, was a finalist for the ECPA Fiction Book of the Year. Her second novel, Watch Over Me, won the ECPA Fiction Book of the Year and the ForeWord Reviews bronze medal for religious fiction. 

About the Narrator

Neil Shah is an Audie Award–nominated narrator and voice-over artist who has recorded numerous audiobooks and won an AudioFile Earphones Award. His reading include I Am an Executioner by Rajesh Parameswaran, The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais, and Stringer: A Reporter’s Journey in the Congo by Anjan Sundaram. He is a classically trained actor with an MFA from the Old Globe / University of San Diego program and has appeared on off-Broadway and regional stages, as well as in film and television.