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Publisher's Summary

"Follow love and it will flee; flee love and it will follow thee." (Old Chinese proverb)
When Alma Dawson, a middle-aged, hard-working single mother, sets out to get the tuition money for her daughter's last year of college, she never dreamed her entire world would be turned upside down. A poignant, inspiring story, this novelette is a testimony to a devoted mother's love!
©2012 John I. Jones (P)2017 John I. Jones
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4 out of 5 stars
By PATRICIA on 11-11-17

A Mother's Love

There is so much that a mother will do for their children,and this story will bring out just how much. During a time when employment for women was limited, Alma Dawson is faced with a choice to help her daughter out that may ruin her reputation and cost her her self worth. After listening to this book, it made me stop and think about how difficult decisions are made all the time in the name of love, and situations cannot always be judged from the surface. John I. Jones is able to pack quite a few issues in this well written novella, from morality to love. It's a book that will make you think and appreciate the true depth of a parent's love and how love can stem from all kinds of circumstances. With narration by Susan Marlowe, the story is brought to life with decision and emotion. Her storytelling is touching.

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4 out of 5 stars
By J and M on 11-11-17

Realistic, thought provoking.

This was a well written and realistic feeling story that left me with mixed feelings. ***Spoiler Alert*** While I'm not sure I could ever reconcile or get past someone taking advantage of my desperation get me to do something I am completely against, it does happen every day to many people. I think the fact that Bill acknowledges that it probably wasn't the best way to start a relationship with someone he claimed to love was good. And, I never got the impression that he was uncaring. I had issues with the daughter treating her mother as if because she was older no one would want her. Clearly that wasn't true. Bill wanted her, and no doubt others would too. I felt her daughter fed her mother's insecurities, wasn't very supportive, and expected way too much.

That said, this book is very relatable and makes you think. I'm surprised how much John Issac Jones fit into such a short period of time. There were things that I wish were maybe made clearer so we the reader wouldn't have to speculate and would know the characters a little better. But, overall it was a thought provoking read.

The narrator, Susan Marlowe, also did a great job. She's very easy to listen to and her characterizations and southern feel made listening enjoyable.

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