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As Long as Love Lasts

Written by: Jea Hawkins
Narrated by: Lori Prince
Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
Categories: Romance
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Publisher's Summary

2018 - She doesn't know if a marriage is worth fighting for.

Peyton Kennedy quantifies everything in terms of numbers and risk. She looks at a problem and solves it, leaving no piece of the puzzle out. When her young, too-whimsical wife inherits a derelict farmhouse from a distant aunt, Peyton can only see the bottom line. Too much work. Too much money. Time. Energy. Definitely not worth saving. 

But her wife knows how to get her way, and Peyton finds herself roped into renovations. This...this may be the straw that breaks her marriage's back, and Peyton's worried about how worried that makes her. That is, until a 70-year-old bundle of letters and a time-worn diary fall on her head.

Before she knows it, Peyton is drawn into the story of her wife’s great aunt, Marty, a woman who dared defy social conventions for the love of another woman. 

1939 - She doesn't know what love is.

Marty Bell thinks life will fall neatly into place. Her mother has expectations: a husband, wealthy enough to give Marty security for the rest of her days. When she meets a beautiful circus worker who shovels dung and pounds stakes for a living, it's the first time Marty sees that she can stray from the path.  

Soon, her life is dictated by not just her mother, but the upheaval of war and the one thing she never expected to find: love. And Marty will risk anything and everything to hold onto it.

Contemporary and historical lesbian romance intertwine in this emotional tale of a diary, an elephant, and four women who know that few things matter more than finding someone who loves them just the way they are.

©2018 Jea Hawkins (P)2019 Jea Hawkins

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  • Ana
  • 2019-12-24

Amazing!

Lovely story with great narration! Couldn’t put my phone down! Don’t pass this up. Love love love!

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  • Carey Durden
  • 2020-04-06

Just Wow

This book was so well written that I had to stop several times just to savor the storyline. Beautiful story, so emotional. Don't let the book cover fool you, I was blown away and had to stop to look up who the Author was... It is now my favorite audio book I have ever listened to! Lori Prince is super talented and brings such depth to this book!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-01-10

How about a sequel?

I just finished listening to this and I thought it was a great story, particularly about Marty and Vera. It doesn’t stick to the formulaic lesbian romance fiction but So what?-that’s the way life is. Anyway, I would love to see a sequel where we get to learn Vera’s story beyond the surface.

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  • Lira D.
  • 2020-01-08

Romance from the past is what kept me listening

The romance storyline from the past is what kept me listening. Like most others have said, I wasn't a fan of the current day storyline- the 2 just weren't very likeable or developed so I wasn't invested in their story. Now Marty, Vera and the elephant... I was all sucked into that story. I wish there had been more of that story. Overall it was well written and I love the concept. Lori's narration is great. I wasn't sure about the ending... only because they didn't spell it out for me and it made me feel like I was missing something. But the pre-ending was a nice plot twist.

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  • cjldypyro
  • 2020-01-03

As big as an elephant

Oh, what a book. The story grips you from the very beginning. I was pulling so hard for Brooke and Peyton. Wonderful story with superb narration. An elephant? Awesome. :)

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  • JL
  • 2020-10-07

Love this book!

A total roller coaster ride through history. I hope there’s a follow up book or books to tell ALL of the back stories!

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  • Wendy Burke
  • 2020-04-22

AMAZING!!!!!!!!

I never write reviews but..what a great story. So wonderfully intertwined of then and now.

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  • Debra
  • 2020-03-08

Excellent

This is an excellent story in its writing, meaning, emotion and how the author crafted it all together.

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  • Loui
  • 2020-02-27

Wonderfully different

I really enjoyed the different feel to this lesfic story. It didn’t follow the usual girl meets girl storyline that many do. An unusual but heartfelt piece of work that made me laugh and cry and being out all the emotions.

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  • Sab
  • 2020-02-17

This was a great book

But i am left with the want of more... you can’t end this story with the 1981 epilogue you need to tell the story of Vera, and the story of Brook and her wife. I will be looking for the sequel...