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Publisher's Summary

Kim Brewster's ill-fated marriage was annulled so quickly that she thought she could keep the whole thing a secret...until she found out she was pregnant. But before her confession can blow a hole in the seemingly perfect lives of the Brewster women, her great-grandmother, Hannah, drops a bomb of her own. She's selling her hotel and moving to a farm in Oklahoma - and all the Brewsters are coming with her. Kim is sure her grandmother, Karen, and mother, Sue, won't go along with the plan, but Hannah can be very convincing. Soon the women are working the farm, selling their wares from a roadside stand, and finally feeling like a family.

And as the Brewster women's lives take shape in ways they never expected, Kim may have found another shot at love. Luke thought he'd washed his hands of women, but when he stops by the vegetable stand and meets Kim, he's instantly smitten. To find love, though, they'll both have to dig past their hidden secrets.

©2012 Carolyn Brown (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Hidden Secrets

Carolyn Brown has so much talent for making me fall in love with her characters. Kim Brewster is almost 20 years old. She just found out she is pregnant and is afraid to tell her mother, Sue; her grandmother, Kim; and her great-grandmother, Hannah, because they are so "perfect" and she doesn't want to be disowned.
When Kim got married in Vegas, she quickly realized the mistake she made and ended up getting the marriage annulled. Before Kim could figure out how to tell everyone, her great grandmother, Hannah, tells everyone that she is going to move to a farm in Oklahoma and they are all going with her!
At first I didn't think I could keep everyone straight. Four generations of women, all about 20 years apart are a lot to keep track of! It wasn't so bad though after a couple chapters. This was a light, quick read with great narration done by Shannon McManus.

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absolutely beautiful

this book was so special to me. i lost track of how many times i teared up. i hope to have a relationship with my grandkids one day just like this. 😊❤

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Great story

This was a great story and it didn't have all the cussing that some of her books have. Proof that you can tell a great story without cussing every other breath. Greatly enjoyed it!!

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Adorable! Fun!

No shortage of love and joy in this story. I loved how it had more than one love story and babies and grandmas. I’m 65 and I loved the characters who are 40, 60 and 80! At first I had trouble with who was who because the voices were too similar but after awhile I got it! Loved it! It was just what I needed!!!

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I felt as if I was there with the characters

I love Carolyn Brown's books. They are so comforting. This book features four generations of well off women who have left West Virginia for the rigors of a farm in Oklahoma. I feel as if I am sitting at the table with the ladies in Hidden Secrets as they prepare foods and talk to one another. In this book each female character has a secret that is revealed to the other characters. The revealed secrets draw them closer. One reviewer commented that everything comes too easily to the characters, but I frankly want their lives to be good. I did not want to read about failure and struggling. I was drawn into this story and felt quite satisfied by the ending. Lovely story.

The narrator is very talented. I forgot she was there and only believed the characters were present. I knew who was talking and never thought about the narrator's accent. She just honestly and quietly performed the characters and made them come alive.

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Lack luster

Not plot to speak of- the characters are likable enough, but a little too whiny for my taste.

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Returning this book

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ugghhh

I couldnt finish... i tried. It was so unbelievable and far-fetched and really just dumb.

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Somewhat blah

Carolyn Brown is usually a better writer than this. The narrator worked with what they had but the story was thin and accents sort of fell by the way over time. Four generations of women characters seemed to be more than could be fully developed in the time given so each one was superficial. Solutions just seemed to happen. Problems were hardly presented before they ended.
On the first cruise Hannah took with her 3 friends, she said they would go by Morgantown on the way home from New York and that she had some business to take care of. That apparently did not happen as the group was described as having come straight from New York to home in OK. Editorial help is hard to find I suppose. Generally not worth the listen.

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What a sweet story

I enjoyed the spirited and strong women. I wish real life love worked as well as it does in these stories.

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Family secrets

I so enjoyed this book , it's hurt my heart at times with such sadness but comes good at the end