Ella in Bloom

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.12 hours)
Product Number: Z00408
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449874216
Narrator/s: Alyssa Bresnahan
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Award-winning author Shelby Hearon, an adept observer and commentator on human nature, focuses on the joys and sorrows of family relationships. Her latest success in marrying style to subject is Ella in Bloom, a novel exploring how it's never too late to make peace with yourself and with others. Terrell has asked her sister, Ella, to conceal her adulterous affair from the family. When Terrell dies in a plane crash just hours later en route to meet her lover, the lie takes on a life of its own. Having spent life in the shadow of her "perfect" older sister, Ella comes face to face with unexpected challenges. Struggling to be honest, Ella feels love blossom in her heart for Rufus, Terrell's grieving spouse. Narrator Alyssa Bresnahan voices the changes in Ella's thoughts, actions, and words with great emotional depth, making the listener feel a connection to this blooming woman, a woman we all know.


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Ella in Bloom
Product Number: BX00002209
Product Number:Z00408
Product Number:C1720

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All formats/editions

Author(s): Shelby Hearon
Narrator(s): Alyssa Bresnahan
Product Number C1720
Released: Apr 17, 2002
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402520969
Author(s): Shelby Hearon
Product Number EB00161174
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: #9780307800282

Professional reviews

"Ella's a late bloomer. She's in her forties. Her older sister's death in a plane crash leads her finally to understand that a world existed before she was born, that her parents were people she'll never know. Secrets fall away like petals on one of Ella's antique roses. Alyssa Bresnahan's accents shift from old Louisiana to Austin, Texas, in a comfortable, unhurried manner. She takes time to develop each character, especially the teenagers, Ella's daughter and her sister's sons. They are believable--likable and irritating. When Ella lies about her life to her socially conscious mother, Bresnahan's voice captures Ella's depression. Shelby Hearon handles the fragile thing we call relationships sometimes with kid gloves, sometimes with grimy gardening gloves. S.J.H. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine"

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