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Author: Kim Vogel Sawyer Narrator: Linda Stephens Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2007 ISBN: 9781440799501
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Anna Mae isn’t sure her husband is being completely honest about his job with the Works Progress Administration. They’re building a castle? In Kansas? Harley promised he’d be at the worksite only long enough to earn enough cash to keep their farm. But the money hasn’t arrived, and Anna Mae fears Harley may be gone for good. 

Harley Phipps has never been a man in need of luxuries, but he wants to do right by his wife and two little girls. He was about to lose all he’d worked for if he didn't do something—there was no way he could pass up the government job, even if it meant leaving his family for awhile.

Anna Mae’s heart aches for Harley’s return, but is the distance between them measured by more than miles?

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  • “Stephens's rich vocal personality and deft narration dramatize a family's struggles with economic hardship as they fight to hang on to their property. Her energetic, textured characterizations reveal the abiding endurance that defines these characters and the historical period they live in.”


  • “This book has Kim Sawyer's signature depth of characterization. As the reader, I quickly fell in love with Anna and her struggles. The characters were rich and diverse…I also love the way Kim makes the setting come alive. She pulls together unknown pieces of Kansas history that add richness and depth to the plot. I also enjoyed the fact that this book was set during the Depression. This has been a time period that has been overlooked by many historical authors, yet Kim makes it come to life in a manner that kept me engaged from page one.”

  • “As a mother I could really relate to Anna's anguish as she worried for her children. As a wife I could relate to the realistic portrayal of the woman left to hold house and home together.”

  • “I really enjoyed reading Where Willows Grow, and could not put it down until I had completed it. I could totally understand the desperation for survival during those horrible times of no rain in Kansas, with the dust just blowing and blowing…I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in a little bit of Kansas history and for a touching story. I wanted Where Willows Grow to go on further so I could see what would happen next, and I was disappointed when the book ended.”

  • “A poignant story of a woman left to hold house and home together; I was absorbed from the opening scenes. The trials and tribulations of this small family are emotional and realistically portrayed by the author. I was hard-pressed to keep a dry eye while reading Anna's story. Well researched, the sense of time and place was vividly rendered and allows the reader to taste the despair suffered by Anna. Where Willows Grow is a fine example of our heartland during the Depression and drought.”

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About the Author

Kim Vogel Sawyer is a bestselling and award-winning author and speaker. She is the author of more than twenty inspirational novels. Her books have won the Carol Award, the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, and the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award. A former elementary school teacher, she now lives with her husband, Tom, in central Kansas.

About the Narrator

Linda Stephens is a seasoned audiobook narrator whose readings include Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, which won an AudioFile Earphones Award and was a finalist for the Audie Award for Best Narration.