Susannah's Garden : Blossom Street

  • by Debbie Macomber
  • Narrated by Laural Merlington
  • Series: Blossom Street
  • 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Susannah Nelson turned 18, her parents sent her to school abroad. She said goodbye to her boyfriend, Jake - and never saw him again. She never saw her brother again, either; Doug died in a car accident while she was away.Now, at 50, she finds herself regretting the paths not taken. Especially the chance to be with Jake...Long married, a mother and a teacher, she should be happy. But she feels there's something missing, although she doesn't know exactly what. Not only that, she's balancing the demands of an aging mother and a temperamental 20-year-old daughter.Because her mother, Vivian, a recent widow, is having difficulty coping and living alone, Susannah prepares to make some hard decisions. In returning to her hometown of Colville, Washington, to her parents' house, her girlhood friends and the garden she's always loved, she also returns to the past - and the choices she made back then.What she discovers is that things are not always as they once seemed. Some paths are dead ends. But some gardens remain beautiful.

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What the Critics Say

"Laural Merlington's clearly enunciated voice breathes life into Macomber's moving novel about mid-life expectations....Merlington expertly fills Susannah's voice with hopefulness as she faces her ghosts and looks forward to the future." (AudioFile)

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Susannah's Garden

Wow Debbie Macomber is such a wonderful writer. I loved this book and the ending was a such a surprise. How marvelous.
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- Stella S. Gerringer

Great book but not so great the performers voices for each character

I love the author so much that the story is self is wonderful. I have listened or read to several of her books. Her writing is such that you can just visualize everything about the characters and the scenery and the details of each of her books. However, the performance of the reader was less than desirable. The voices that she used to portray the different characters definitely needed improvement. I think at times it would've been better just to listen to the computer/Siri read the book rather than listen to this performer use her different voices. I would recommend this book as far as reading it but not to listen to it because of the performers lack of talent with different voices.
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- Trish

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-25-2008
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio