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Publisher's Summary

A bittersweet reunion becomes a time for looking back and starting over in a heartwarming new novel from New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown.

Miss Janie is at the end of a long and full life, but she has no intention of crossing that finish line until she’s found her girls....

It’s been ten years since Teresa and Kayla shook off the dust of Birthright, Texas, went their separate ways, and never looked back. Apart from their foster mom, Miss Janie, they don’t have many fond memories of their hometown. Or of each other. Still, neither can forget the kind woman who opened her home and heart to two teenagers in need.

When a private investigator - who just happens to be Miss Janie’s handsome nephew - tracks them both down and tells them Miss Janie is dying, Teresa and Kayla know deep down that they’ve got to be there for her as she had been there for them.

With Teresa and Kayla together again under the same roof, old tensions may flare, but with Miss Janie’s help, they might rediscover that home is the perfect place for new beginnings.

©2020 Carolyn Brown. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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The story flowed easily, little bits of drama, but it didn't overtake the story

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  • AK
  • 05-11-2020

Not worth the time

The characters are two dimensional-the dialogue is sappy and unbelievable. I listened to the whole story hoping for some redeeming ending but it didn’t happen.

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  • Joyce Johnston
  • 04-03-2021

Beautiful story and Performance!!

Story and performance were wonderful. made me laugh and cry. This book lifts you up.

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  • Sooz
  • 18-09-2020

Sweet

Sweet story but a bit of a snooze fest. A little more conflict and adventure would have held my attention better. I guess this is just Carolyn Brown’s style.

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  • 10-08-2020

The story is very touching- no spoilers!

Overall the story was good. It moved very slow. I sped up narration and the words and interactions especially from the main male character take awhile! There is lots of inner dialogue too! The character drone on about their issues and concerns.

The theme forgiveness, second chances, kindness and how women weren’t given opportunities we are accustom to today. Ms. Janie was sweet and kind. I think I would have like to see a character that Ms. Janie took in that was female and did well for themselves their whole life or was from a more dominant culture or another country. I think some cultures get a bad wrap like their always so poor or their families lack mores! Ms. Janie was a great Mom and role model!

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  • Connie Jones
  • 02-08-2020

Family is family

Beautiful story of the struggle people often find themselves in as they make their way through life and understanding the complexities of learning that family is not always blood but the hard earned friendship and loyalty to those who fight to stay in your life.

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  • Deborah
  • 11-09-2021

Felt similar to Sometimes Sisters

A little too similar in feel (sisters who hate each other for no apparent reason) to Sometimes Sisters, but an otherwise pleasant read.

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  • Leahsephra
  • 21-06-2021

Miss Janie's Girls

l loved this book about a woman who opens her heart and her home to two young girls and teaches them the meaning of family. The narrator was a pleasure to listen to and expressed the emotions og this story so well. l look forward to listening to more stories from this author and read by this narrator.

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  • Pennie Morgan
  • 30-07-2020

Miss Janie's Girls

I was captivated from beginning to end of this one! Miss Janie was born at the time when if you were under age and pregnant your parents could send you away and take away your baby and that is what happened to Miss Janie. She had twin girls when she was 16 and then she was sent to live with her Aunt in Birthright, Texas, and ended up as secretary of the school system and fostering two teens later in life. Now, 60 years later, she is dying of cancer and Alzheimer's and she has asked her nephew Noah to find her girls and bring them home. Theresa and Kayla left after they graduated and never looked back but when they are found they do end up coming back and we are treated to everyone's story, past and present, and find something they all are missing...love.

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  • Sleepers series keeps you on the edge
  • 24-07-2021

Monotone reading

The narrator sounded monotone every time she spoke in the men's voices. And they all sounded the same! is like more character in the reading. Story was good but when it got to the part where Miss Jani died, it should have ended there. The rest of the story dragged on too long.

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  • Jill Koester
  • 14-06-2021

The audible issue

I loved the book and enjoyed the story. I did have problems with the actual audible story. It skipped and would repeat often.

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