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Flowers in the Snow (Betty's Book) Audiobook

Flowers in the Snow (Betty's Book): The Edenville Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Remembering the past can be like buying a return ticket for a train you aren't sure you want to board.

Rocking away on her peaceful front porch, Betty Grafton receives sad news which forces her to relive the darkest moments of her life. Surrounded by her family, a captive audience hanging onto her every word, she weaves the tale of how an unlikely and controversial friendship shaped her into the woman she is today. Exposing her own mistakes, fears, and soul deep heartbreak, Betty shares the hard truth about growing up in the South in the 1960's.

Though the years have blown by with hurricane force, the ache in her heart feels fresh. The threat of harm still chills her to the core. Yet the joy of friendship continues to sustain her.

©2015 Danielle Stewart (P)2015 Danielle Stewart

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  • Rhonie
    Casselberry, FL, United States
    11/08/15
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    "Amazing"

    Tears and tears.....I loved this book. It was from a time in my life that was dark and painful. With what we are seeing today it saddens me that things have not changed as much as some of thought and hoped for. Thank you for a wonderful book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Debbie
    Toney, Alabama
    20/10/15
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    "Carolina in the 60s"

    One of the best stories about life in the south during the perilous times of 60s, the riots, demonstrations and segregation. Well written, with great compassion and understanding . . . and thought about the ignorance which led to the violent acts and hatred by the KKK . . . one of the most shameful and sad times in American history. Told from a most personal view point, Flowers in the Snow, is a beautiful testimony of what only a few people of great conviction and great love can do . . . with many unexpected twists and turns, it will fill you with sadness, joy and hope . . . I can't wait for the next in the series . . .

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Lisa S. / Royal Lioness Lisa blog
    2/02/16
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    "Disturbing, Intense, and Heartwarming"
    What made the experience of listening to Flowers in the Snow (Betty's Book) the most enjoyable?

    This is Betty's story, which was mainly told in a long flashback to the 1960s, showed the problems with integration that occurred during one year. This was a telling of a very bad time in a small Southern town where ignorance and bigotry was actively maintained by a majority of the white people with the black folks segregated in a rickety shack town on the outskirts of town.

    Betty, a grandmother, remembers an incident that changed her life and others in her town. I was immersed in Betty's innocence, the cruelty of the white people, the fear felt by the black people, and the changes that were sweeping the nation. This is how one town dealt with the inevitable changes, and how one girl helped to make some important changes to the people around her. She seemed helpless, outnumbered, and so naive, but she made some good and unexpected friends, and in her own way fought for what she believed was right.

    It was an intense story that gains new depth because the narrator chose to make the character voices different and distinct.The narrator was wonderful. She did an amazing job of changing character voices and reading the prose with what felt like the intent of the author. I felt drawn in and absorbed by her voice. The characters came alive, and the action seemed so real. I listened to it absently at first, while I was otherwise occupied. And I found myself stopping and paying attention to the story, which is very good. I replayed some parts and bookmarked others. Without the narrator's engaging storytelling, I would have missed the nuances of this story.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • ioi
    28/11/16
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    "Inspiration"

    This story reminded me of all the hurdles we have overcome, yet we still have many ahead. The story was full of happiness, friendship, and heartbreak.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    26/05/16
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    "I cried and laughed through the whole book."

    even though I was the same age as Betty in the book I was so far removed from the violence of those times I feel so lucky to have missed the terrible hate they went through. my family was extensive and loving, there was racial pregidice but not the intense hate. I can't wait to read the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Literature Litehouse
    30/03/16
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    "Touching and Emotional in the best way possible."
    What made the experience of listening to Flowers in the Snow (Betty's Book) the most enjoyable?

    The story is so amazingly touching. Danielle Stewart writes at an emotional level that few other author I know can achieve. Betty has been a favorite in the past and her story is simply amazing.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Flowers in the Snow (Betty's Book)?

    This book deals with several Civil Rights issues but at a personal level in the characters POV, I'm from the north and although you glaze over the history of the movement it was an eye opener for me in a way and to have it put from a personal perspective makes it more real than the facts we so often hear. I know this is a fictional story, but it is told very well.


    Have you listened to any of Robin Rowan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Robin Rowan is new to me, but I will be on the lookout for more of her work. She did an Amazing job with this book


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    A strong woman, a compelling story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • June Coad
    1/06/16
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    "FLowers in the snow 5Rate"

    Very good read, could not put it Down, the story was long. and loved it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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