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In 1952 Kentucky, 18-year-old Lily Foster, the daughter of strict Southern Baptist parents, becomes pregnant by the town “bad boy” - and just like that, she finds herself married to a man who doesn't want to be a husband. Jake has no intention of letting the inconvenience of marriage stop him from what he believes is his due.
In actuality, Lily is the one who is trapped. She loves Jake - always has, since they were children playing in the woods on adjoining properties - and she's convinced she can eventually make him love her. All it will take is desire and patience. Once the baby arrives, they will be the perfect little family.
From Lily's home on Opal Springs Ridge to a four-year stint at an army base in New Boston, Texas, and finally, to life on their own in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Lily struggles to maintain a rocky marriage with a moody, immature husband while raising two daughters.
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By Genevieve on 06-29-15
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The voice was a bit hard to understand at times, but it fit the story so I guess there's no way around that. The story was ... okay ... just a bit boring at times. Also, why was there a prologue if it was only one line long? That sort of bothered me.
By Trewen O'Neil on 10-11-13
First, I have to say that the reader of this audio book was amazing. If you have an opportunity to listen to this book, do it.
I just don't know what to say about this story. An unease was present the entire time I listened.
And I couldn't stop listening. This is so well written that I was transported into the life of Lily Rae.
Frustrating, heartbreaking, shocking. Jake, Lily Rae's husband, is about the biggest prick you've ever seen and Lily Rae is endearing and WAY too forgiving.
So well done!!!