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By Anonymous User on 11-26-17
This is the best book I have ever listened to!!!
This is the first book review I have written. I listen to at least 3 books a month. This book is so good I couldn’t not leave a review. If you’re on the fence, get this book. If your read a bad review, get this book. If you’re not sure if you would like this book, get this book. The narrator is amazing and the book is amazing also. I hate going to the store or having to go into town but I would just so I could listen to this book. You won’t regret it. From the beginning to then end, it’s so good.
55 of 57 people found this review helpful
By Leanne K. on 11-01-17
Not what I expected... in a GOOD way!
I had this book in my wishlist and listened to the sample about 50 times over a period of months before officially deciding to listen to it. I don't know why it took me so long to decide to, or why I ever debated it, because this book was excellent!!
I normally go for Mysteries/Thrillers, or Psychological thriller books, just because they keep me hooked and on edge. Not only was this book a mystery, but it was also a love story, which was very refreshing to me. The author and the narrator did a fantastic job!
WORTH THE MONEY or THE CREDIT!!
46 of 48 people found this review helpful
By Wendi on 10-12-17
Sorrowful Yet Positively Beautiful
Diane Chamberlain has pulled at my heart strings a few times, but 'The Stolen Marriage' brought those strings to knots. I listened to this beautifully narrated book (narration was best I have ever heard by far and perfect for this book!) every second I had available.
Chamberlain takes us to the non-fictional town in Hickory during WWII where Tess has made a horrible mistake and she becomes stuck in a loveless marriage. Her new husband's family is very wealthy and insists she does things her way. She is miserable, and worst of all she left behind the man of her dreams.
Something seems very odd with her new husband but she can't figure out what. In the meantime, Hickory, North Carolina opens a polio hospital for paralyzed children and Tess starts working as a nurse at the hospital. Things change tremendously and the secrets to her new family start to unravel.
The story is tough to read because it's very depressing in parts. However, I savoured every second of her beautiful prose and I loved the characters. I won't forget this book for a long time. 5 big stars!
17 of 18 people found this review helpful
By Amanda K. Koopman on 10-08-17
Loved every moment!!
I have been anxiously awaiting the release of this book! I loved every second of it and never wanted to take a break! It had everything that Diane always includes in her writing; Intriguing characters, along with a storyline that immediately pulled me in. There were of course twists and turns like Diane so masterfully creates. I love the depth of the historical research that was done! The only thing I didn't like about this is the fact I now have to wait for another book release before I'll have another Chamberlain book to read.
Job well done Diane!!
16 of 17 people found this review helpful
By NMwritergal on 11-05-17
At the halfway point, it got very interesting
I almost gave up on this one. What was revealed in the prologue ruined the first third of the book for me. So much of the suspense and mystery was destroyed by that prologue. I wasn’t much interested in the first part of the book and her relationship with Vincent because I already knew she married Henry. I wanted to get to that part, to where the prologue fit in, and to the part about the Polio epidemic.
Halfway through the book, I was finally fully engaged and ended up liking it.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
By Lee Crowe on 12-03-17
Narrator was primarily redeeming factor in story.
This story was so predictable, it was painful. I tried to enjoy it, it was just too much like a poorly written soap opera for me to be able to. I know several people who loved this book though, so perhaps I’m being overly critical.
10 of 12 people found this review helpful