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Publisher's Summary

Johanna Lindsey brings back her popular Malory family in this special holiday story, bringing her scandalous Malorys face-to-face with their distant gypsy kin. Fans will get a chance to see how it all started as their mysterious grandmother's gypsy kin comes to them for help, and another Malory falls head-over-heels for a member of the tribe.
©2001 Johanna Lindsey (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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  • Jennifer M.
  • 28-01-2018

Love it

A wonderful book to fill in some gaps and provide some history. Love that it includes all the Malorys.

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  • signe
  • 14-02-2017

Nice little ekstra book

like that Johanna Lindsey made a book whit the storry of Molly and Jason.
Nice, sweet and fun. And the we get the story about the gypsy.

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  • Peni A
  • 25-05-2019

Recommended

such a good story. It is different from the stories up to this point but a wonderful way to learn of the past. Catching up on who had how many children was terrific. laural Merlington did a fantastic job narrating. she brought the story to life.

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  • Delian Stone
  • 09-08-2015

Absolutely Fabulous!!

I love the way Johanna invites the reader to understand that being different doesn't mean one is deficient...and that regardless of the many differences a relationship encounters - if allowed - love can take precedence over all! Absolutely fabulous!!

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  • Tara
  • 17-07-2013

Loved the reading with the accents and all!!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

would definitely recommend this audiobook-- the reading was great with the accent!

Who was your favorite character and why?

James Malory-- read this whole series several times. I love his character in all the books!

What about Laural Merlington’s performance did you like?

She got the different accents perfect!!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 18-06-2012

Cute story, fills in some background

Would you listen to The Present again? Why?

Yes.

What other book might you compare The Present to and why?

Other Malory series novels by the same author.

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The voices the narator uses for the male characters, especially Anthony, grates on me... he sounds like a pirate. I also do not care for her 'chuckles' or laughter.

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  • Jeanne
  • 02-04-2012

Wonderful

Would you listen to The Present again? Why?

Yes. It brought everything together. It made me cry and laugh.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Present?

The excitement of the family waiting to open the present

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

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Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

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Any additional comments?

I love Johanna Lindsey and the Malorys. I have read the whole series in hard copy and now through audible. I wanted more. She made me feel like part of the family.

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  • Jay
  • 28-03-2012

Loved it!

This book was a good read. It explains to us some of the Mallory's history and their strength. I like that we got to know more about the different couples and where they are today with their families as well that Jason(head of family) is finally going to marry Molly! I am so happy!!!

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  • Kristen
  • 30-11-2011

Great story!!!

Love every book in this series. The narrator is a pleasure to listen to.

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  • JM
  • 24-04-2009

A sleeper, as in puts you to sleep

I am a big fan of Johanna Lindsey, but this book did not do "it" for me. I kept falling asleep every time I listened to it.

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  • Deeds not words
  • 30-08-2018

The Best of the Mallory Series so far

This is the best of the Mallory Series that I have listened to so far and beautifully read.

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