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A Month of Summer

Written by: Lisa Wingate
Narrated by: Johanna Parker
Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
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Lisa Wingate has been favorably compared to authors Nicholas Sparks and Richard Paul Evans.

In A Month of Summer, Hanna Beth has been caring for her aging husband - who suffers from Alzheimer's - and her developmentally challenged adult son for years on her own. But when she suffers a stroke, estranged stepdaughter Rebecca must take the reins. As she cares for her father and the step-brother she's barely met, Rebecca slowly begins to heal both herself and her family.

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Thank you again, Lisa Wingate!

I am now a hard and fast fan of Lisa Wingate. I found this book after reading 'Before We Were Yours' in another format. As soon as I finished it, I knew I needed more from this incredible author who weaved such a beautiful, but devastating world. But I am not here to review that book...

'A Month of Summer' is a very different book, and although similar in structure (presenting two separate yet related viewpoints) I was, again, absorbed right into the fabric of this story. The book is written with a beautiful understanding and empathy for the characters in it, and I felt everything! Frustration, compassion, anger, sadness, hope, fury, love. This book is a gift. The author has become one of my favourite voices and already I look forward to the next book. The hardest part is choosing which to start with.
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  • woodsman
  • 2010-03-21

TRUE ACCOUNT OF ALZIEMERS

I truly enjoyed this accopunt of what families of alziemers victims go through. I work with alziemers patients and their families every day. This book shows how vulnerable not only the patient is but also their family.

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  • Kerry LaFramboise
  • 2015-01-24

Excellent!

Riveting... Couldn't stop till the last word. Narration was excellent - all the voices believable. Thanks for the good read!! Amazing!

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  • J. Burns
  • 2014-10-20

Enjoyable and Thought Provoking

Would you listen to A Month of Summer again? Why?

I may listen to this one again in a few months. The plot is tightly woven and the characters are realistic.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I suppose I'd never thought about what it must be like to be a stroke victim, as Hannah Beth is. This particular character made the whole experience of struggling for words, struggling to be understood and grasping for movement and improvement understandable. I don't think I'll ever forget it. Rebecca also is a sympathetic character - someone living with resentment and hurt who is forced to confront what she believes to be true and having to choose to either stay where she is emotionally or letting go of the past and learning to live life on other terms. There are so many other characters I could mention - Teddy, Claude, Mary - not enough space, though. You'll have to listen/read the book for yourself.

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  • Cheryl
  • 2012-03-26

Wingate Tells From the Heart

Another thoroughly enjoyable story from Lisa Wingate. I love the experience of her stories told about people from the inside out. I love the experience of knowing her people will be better off in the end. This particular story is a tour of compassion, personalities, efforts at creating beauty in a confusing world, misunderstanding, understanding, and wisdom in "broken" minds. I loved Claude's story-pictures. Johanna Parker, the narrator is astoundingly remarkable.

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  • Peggy Purser Freeman
  • 2012-11-06

Great story of real life

If you could sum up A Month of Summer in three words, what would they be?

Great real-life story.

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Month of Summer?

When the main character discovers her step brother is her biological brother.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When the main character discovers her step brother is her biological brother, the book became real, becuase the main character reacted as a real person.

Any additional comments?

The novel begins slow for me and it has issues that are too real-life, I wanted to put it down. Then the characters became a part of my heart and I loved it.

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  • HeatherElissa
  • 2019-07-16

Still not disappointed

Lisa Wingate writing touch the deepest ares in your soul. She has a way of reaching me that very few have. Thank you.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2019-07-16

a nice summer read

the characters and story line kept me intrigued. I could guess some outcomes but they still played out well in the storyline. the voices were very effective. I enjoyed the morals imparted as well.

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  • A. Twitchel
  • 2019-04-17

An Enjoyable Listen

I honestly don't feel this title should be considered a Romance, but I'm glad it was included in my package because I really enjoyed the listen! While parts of the storyline are not too realistic, that was compensated by the performance and heartfelt meaning behind the story. It felt honest and, while certainly not perky chick lit, the subject matter wasn't overly sad. For me, this is a surprisingly solid credit worthy listen.

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  • Lisa D Page
  • 2018-07-27

AWESOMENESS!!!!!

Incredible writing, creativity, balance, mercy, grace, etc., etc., etc! I loved it! What an amazing author and narrator! The reason I love audible!
Lisa🌺

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  • Aygee Khay
  • 2018-02-13

Well Done!

I thoroughly enjoyed the story! I can’t think of one thing I didn’t like. The storyline moved, wasn’t stagnant, and kept my attention right along.