Daughters for a Time

  • by Jennifer Handford
  • Narrated by Tanya Eby
  • 8 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Feelings of abandonment filled Helen at a too-young age when her mother died and her father walked out. Left in the care of her sister, Claire, she moved on, but never truly healed. Now thirty-five, married, and starting her own family, she must confront her inability to bear children by accepting the idea of adopting. But just when Helen experiences holding her new baby for the first time, she is blindsided with the worst possible news: Claire has cancer. Helen’s wounds are again torn open as she balances the delight of parenthood with the grief of her ailing sister.
A poignant and probing exploration of life and loss, Daughters for a Time is a tale of unconditional love, the destructive and healing powers of family, and the search for solid ground between pain and joy.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

A Very Real Story

This story took me a bit to get into because it was sad. Mom died, can't get pregnant, depressed lady. But it was very real and since my mom had died when I was a teen, and I struggled early on with infertility, I related well and became caught up. I do recommend!!!
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- Lisa

Great Book

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Great plot, writing and character development.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Helen was honest and real and vulnerable and strong.

What does Tanya Eby bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

A sense of irony and wryness.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


Any additional comments?

I cried out loud.

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- Theresa

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-24-2012
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio