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Room to Breathe

Narrated by: Vanessa Edwin
Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A funny, emotional novel full of southern charm about a mother and daughter ready to start over.

“Liz Talley delivers. Her dialogue is crisp and smart, her characters are vivid and real, her stories are unputdownable.” -Robyn Carr, New York Times bestselling author

For a good part of Daphne Witt’s life, she was a supportive wife and dutiful mother. Now that she’s divorced and her daughter, Ellery, is all grown up, Daphne’s celebrating the best part of her life, a successful career, and a flirtation with an attentive hunk fifteen years her junior...who happens to be her daughter’s ex-boyfriend.

Ellery is starting over, too. She’s fresh out of college. Her job prospects are dim. And to support her fiancé in med school, she’s returned home as her mother’s new assistant. Ellery never expected her own life plan to take such a detour. With no outlet for her frustration, she lets an online flirtation go a little too far, especially considering her pen pal thinks he’s corresponding with her mother.

As love lives tangle, secrets spill, and indiscretions are betrayed, mother and daughter will have a lot to learn - not only about the mistakes they’ve made but also about the men in their lives and the women they are each hoping to become.

©2019 Liz Talley (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Lisa
  • 02-11-2019

Pass

I usually like Liz Talley's stories but this one doesn't quite do it for me. The daughter is selfish, narcissistic and acts like she's about 5. The mother was a bit better but not by much. Grow up people! Writers, please write the main characters as decent, smart, grown ups!

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  • Deborah Childress
  • 04-08-2020

light and entertaining

this was a cute story, fun to listen to, with just a bit of heat

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  • Charley
  • 06-07-2020

A Glass of Wine and Read Away

I really enjoyed reading this book. This is a type of book where you curl up with a glass of wine and you just read and let your mind wander. The author did a great job of using visual descriptions that were so relatable. This book can even be a book club book because a bunch of girls getting together talking about relationships can easily relate to the characters. I give it a thumbs up!

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  • ROJ
  • 14-06-2020

Fun and Sexy and a little more

A coming into self-empowerment story. If you're a mom with a daughter, you'll totally get it. I can envision this as a Netflix original production...

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  • Dottie
  • 10-06-2020

disappointing

slow, predictable. disappointing. dont normally read romance books. thought this one would be different but just like all the rest.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-06-2020

A good read/listen

A very real story. Many persons should be able to relate to this one- family drama.
The narrator did a good job!

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  • Amy Sasser
  • 30-04-2020

Satisfying read with some good life lessons

Enjoyable "beachy" read about a recently divorced woman trying to find her single identity and mend her rocky relationship with her young adult, engaged and spoiled daughter. These were some pretty complicated relationships to work through, but overall a satisfying read with some good life lessons.

The Audible narration was pleasant to listen to, but the narrator mispronounced quite a few words, which was a little annoying.

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  • Sara Beasley
  • 27-04-2020

Somewhat Lifetime Movie

If you want a nice time for awaiting the ending. This work was predictable and somewhat charming.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-02-2020

meh.... sounds like a hallmark movie

meh.. very cute. something that you'd see in oxygen and lifetime or hallmark channel... just cute.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-11-2019

Really?

When I began listening to this I thought maybe it was some kind of ironic feminist take on 'Chicklit' but, as it went on, I realised it was just really really bad writing. The cardboard cut-out 'characters', the stereotypical male-female sexual dynamics and breathy formulaic dialogue did take my breath away - but with disbelief that anyone could write such mush in the 21st century.