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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 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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  • Kindle Customer
  • 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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  • 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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  • badfish
  • 06-01-2021

Hooray for the girlss

enjoyed listening to this book very much. so glad I chose this book to listen to

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  • Shauna
  • 20-12-2020

Just lovely

I loved the story. Unique and different. I love this author and this was a better one of some. The first half was just so good. The last half was just a little slow, but still great over all. Love the narrator as well. This captures feelings of heartache, regrets and true joy and love

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  • S. Alves
  • 13-12-2020

easy listening

predictable and still delightful. it's nice to read a happy ending book during these times.

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  • Maritza
  • 30-11-2020

This book was terrible

It was paid Neil to listen to with the voices were pathetic and the story was predictable.. definitely a snoozer. Do not buy this book it was horrible😫

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  • Rusty Shackelford
  • 07-11-2020

good story

loved it!! as an adoptee I could relate to a lot of the subject matter

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