• A Life Without Flowers

  • A Life Without Water, Book 2
  • By: Marci Bolden
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (108 ratings)

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A Life Without Flowers

By: Marci Bolden
Narrated by: Tanya Eby
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Publisher's Summary

Twenty-four years after losing her daughter in a tragic accident, Carol Denman has finally made peace with Katie's father. But releasing her ex-husband from blame and facing how deeply she held herself responsible were only the first steps in Carol's journey toward peace. 

With the pain of her failed first marriage behind her, Carol is determined to mend her broken relationship with her mother. But she soon discovers she isn't the only one who has been hanging on to bitterness. A road trip to face the past leads Carol's mother, Judith, to unearth the seeds of past mistakes and deep resentments in ways neither of them would expect. 

The roots of family animosity run deep and thick. While Judith seems hesitant to start digging, Carol commits to pruning away the thorns of the past so she no longer has to live a life without flowers.

©2020 Marci Bolden (P)2020 Tantor

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This book touched my heart

Sometimes you come across a book that really speaks to you. I had lost a little girl named Katie who had just started school and was run over by her school bus driver. I had recently lost my husband of 42 years, who was my rock and best friend.
My first love also lost the love of his life, two weeks after my husband’s death. I had always felt regret and guilt for how I had treated him. He was such a good person. After listening to this story I wanted to let go of the shame I had carried over the years and make peace with the past. I had heard from him when our daughter was killed and when our son died from a kidney disease. He had sent flowers and a letter.
I finally have the courage to send him a letter, and say the things I’ve wanted to say.

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HATE the narrator cadence!

The story is good so I keep going. I wish she would just speak in a normal voice.

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Cathartic

So far this series has helped me dig deep and think about unresolved issues. I have placed blame where the blame should be mine. I love that this story though fiction has helped me realize that.
I am, however, exhausted after listening because it’s hard to get past the robotic narration.

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Narration was annoying

Almost stopped listening because of Eby. Sorry to rip on her so badly folks but she has no business narrating a novel. Be sure and listen to sample before purchasing an audio book