Woman's Own

  • by Robyn Carr
  • Narrated by Amy McFadden
  • 16 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Blessed with great beauty and wealth, Emily Armstrong had the highest privileges that youth can bestow. But all that is behind her now. Pregnant and abandoned by the man she loved, she struggles to survive in the slums of Philadelphia after the Civil War. Vowing never to be fooled by love again, she builds a new life as the mistress of a boardinghouse, known for her morals, virtue, and strictly guarded heart. But when a traveler from out West visits for the Centennial Exhibition and checks into Emily's lodging, something stirs within her. Rugged yet ever the gentleman, this cowboy is nothing like the man who left her pregnant long ago. Perhaps this time, love deserves a second chance....
A sweeping saga that spans three generations, Woman's Own is the story of four Armstrong women - Emily, her two daughters, and her estranged mother - who are seemingly cursed when it comes to love. In a time before women's rights, the Armstrong women challenge expectations and carve out a life of independence and freedom on their own terms. Fans of Virgin River will enjoy this timeless novel of new beginnings, untamable passion, and all-redeeming love.

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Customer Reviews

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Disappointing narrative!

I have read a number of Robyn's books before and was pleased with the stories so I decided to try this one. The idea sounded interesting but I found the story weak and not interesting enough to finish. I will finish it eventually as I have bought it but her characters did not have a lot of personality and the story ran in circles. I was bored after the first chapter. Not Robyn's best effort.
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- Judy

What is a Woman's Strength?


This is a beautiful novel.

It is much more than a touching romance story - it is a story about women's place in society and how they view themselves. I loved the viewpoints of the different women portrayed in this story.

Four women of varying strengths from three generations all see their roles in life differently. The most relatable character for me was the younger daughter, Lilly who has modern day fearlessness and independence but is placed in a time in history when this is unacceptable. Lilly's biggest ally, surprisingly, is her powerful Grandmother along with the man who loves her.

The narration was OK and the character portrayal was quite good, but I felt that Amy McFadden could have slowed up a bit. Some parts were so rushed I had to repeat the listen.
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- Liz

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-14-2013
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio