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Plagued by self-doubt perpetuated by an overbearing father and locked into a marriage where every conversation leads to a dispute about money, Kate Wilson struggles to keep up appearances with her friends and family so no one suspects her perfect life is a lie. 

But when her estranged father asks Kate's family to participate in a magazine interview with him, she can't pass up her last opportunity to try to make him proud of what she's made of her life since dropping out of law school. 

Can Kate get her husband and children ready before Daddy comes to town? Or, will her unruly family ruin the only chance she'll ever have to prove she's worthy of her father's love?

Claire Wilson feels like a freak. Fifteen years old and over six feet tall, she towers over most of the boys in her class. Desperate to find acceptance as a brand-new freshman, Claire jumps at the unique chance to make fast friends with the school's most powerful and popular student. But when she gets in over her head at a college party, Claire needs to escape before she regrets her poor choices for the rest of her life.

©2020 Valerie Howard (P)2021 Valerie Howard

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Stick with it!!!

This was a great listen!! The narrator was perfect for it! Honestly, it was a bit of a slow start for me, too much Facebook and blog posting, however, that didn't stick and it was really really good! God is so good and can completely turn lives around!! Loved it and can't wait to listen to others in this series! I was provided a code, although my review is right on honest! I'm so glad that I did indeed finish this!!

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Enjoyable

I believe the author did a lot of good things with this book. About how a lot of people try to put on a show to make themselves, their family and their things better than what they are. Lack of communication in marriage and between child and parent. Bullying amongst young people (and adults). enjoyed the story and the development of the characters and how lessons were learned. The one thing I did not like was the tone set for the relationship between Kate and her father. I understand there are cruel parents out there and that a lot of Kate's problems stem from the unacceptance she had from her own father. However, I didn't see the need for it to be portrayed quite so vividly... to me that part didn't really flow with the rest of the book.

The narrative was done very well on this.

I received a free copy of this book and I'm voluntarily leaving this review.

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Good Heartwarming Story

Her stories are of real characters, with real issues. In this story the seeking of her father’s approval, that she is worthy. With restriction, she has made a good life for herself. With love and forgiveness, there can be second chances.A good heartwarming story to enjoy.
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