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There had always been MacKenzies and Colebrooks on the land known as Blue Willow, their histories entangled like the graceful branches of the rare willow tress that thrived there. Artemas Colebrook and Lily MacKenzie shared more than that history, their souls bound to each other and to the land the day the boy held tiny Lily minutes after her birth. But the tragedy that has brought Lily back to the small farm where she spent her childhood has also made Artemas's brothers and sisters her bitter enemies. Torn between family loyalties and their shared sense of destiny, Artemas and Lily must come to terms with a childhood devotion that has turned to bittersweet desire, a passion that could destroy all they have struggled for - even Blue Willow itself.
©1993 Deborah Smith as Leigh Bridger (P)2012 BelleBooks, Inc.
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1 out of 5 stars
By Fran Foster on 01-21-16

Can You Say "Dysfunctional Families" ??

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?


What do you think your next listen will be?

Not sure, but it will not be from one of Deborah Smith's books. I had previously listened to "When Venus Fell" by this author - an abridged version (3 hours on tape) and enjoyed it, but OMG !! - 19 hours of screaming, cursing, whinning, "plowing" over the same ground (no pun intended), scheming, one tragic Colebrooks/MacKinzies issue layered on top of another is too much suffering for me to endure.

What didn’t you like about Kymberly Dakin’s performance?

The phony, hillybilly imitation of her Southern "accent." The major characters in this book were educated people but in her narration, Lily and Artemas never "speak" an intelligent sentence.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Only if you enjoy a modern day version of the Hatfields and McCoys.

Any additional comments?

Don't waste your money or a credit on this one.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Alice L. Micka on 04-15-16

very well written and narrated.

I have listened to two books by this author and narrator they were both very enjoyable.

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