Meant to Be

Meant to Be

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New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux's next novel of contemporary women's fiction for MIRA.

New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux has crafted an inspiring family saga that spans generations as she tells the story of two headstrong sisters who are bound by tradition but long to forge their own path.It's 1972 and times are changing. In the small farming community of Mason, Kansas, Vera and Kelly Exton are known for their ambitions. Vera is an activist who wants to join her boyfriend in the Peace Corps. But she is doing her duty caring for her widowed mother and younger sister until Kelly is firmly established. Kelly is studying to become a veterinarian. She plans to marry her childhood sweetheart and eventually take over his father's veterinary practice.But it's a tumultuous time and neither sister is entirely happy with the path that's been laid out for her. As each evaluates her options, everything shifts. Do you do what's right for yourself or what others want? By having the courage to follow their hearts these women will change lives for the better and the effects will be felt by the generations that follow. Meant to Be delivers an emotional, smart, funny and wise lesson about the importance of being true to yourself.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 135 x 170 x 15mm | 91g
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • 1799958388
  • 9781799958383

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"Narrator Susan Bennett portrays sisters Vera and Kelly Exton...Bennett digs into sibling resentment and small-town gossip with relish and well-placed humor, using a slight Midwestern accent that sounds casual and warm. Kelly's voice is friendly, while Vera's is driven, in a way that matches her globe-trotting aspirations. Bennett uses a rich, persuasive voice with a Hispanic accent for Vera's love interest, Miguel, and a throatier, authoritative voice for local landowner Adam. The vignettes cascade one into another, sharing intergenerational themes of love and family, while Bennett's steady voice, inflected with emotion, ties everything together."

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1,340 ratings
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4 31% (411)
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2 7% (92)
1 4% (49)
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