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Publisher's Summary

Every love story has two sides. Just as she was flowering into her teens, life uprooted Dawn from the tanned crowds and sunny beaches of southern California. It transplanted her into rainy, rural Washington, where she strove to adjust, mature and thrive. Love came to Dawn - and was ripped from her by events and manipulations she could not control. But Dawn had a core of steel.
An emotional castaway, she battled grimly through life's trials and sorrows, safeguarding her heart against further ravages. Then love reached out to Dawn once more - if she could find the courage and spirit to grab it with both hands, and this time, never let go. This is her story.
©2013 Shawn Inmon (P)2013 Shawn Inmon
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5 out of 5 stars
By S. Leonhardt on 06-17-15

Great love story of a life time!

I had no idea that this was one side of their lives until the end of the book. Now I will have to read/listen to the other side "It Feels Like the First Time ". Good story, that shows never give up, there are good things to come.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Thomas Swennes on 11-12-16

Some stories have the ability to change the world.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. It is the story most people have lived, in one way or another. Young love and first loves are never really forgotten and just a lucky chosen few can go back in time and do it right.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Shaun. Although the names, dates, places, and outcome aren't exactly the same, it could have been my story.

Have you listened to any of Elinor Bell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I can't say that I had an extreme reaction but rather that a feeling of familiarity settled around me. It took me back fifty years, to another time and another place. The music raised nostalgic memories I had almost forgotten. It gave me peace and happiness to know that someone could break the barrier of time and go back to where they have always belonged.

Any additional comments?

I don't think that my comments and reaction to both of the books in this series is unique. I can well imagine that countless teenagers have wrestled with the hormone-induced agony and pure joy of a first real love. Like so many, the love is true but the timing is completely wrong. This book may not help young people in their turmoil of feelings and emotions, but it will show them that they are not alone; and for some, there is a way to happily ever after.

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