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An Empty Cup

Narrated by: Teri Clark Linden
Length: 8 hrs
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Summary

Amish woman Rosanna Zook lost her self-confidence within the confines of a loveless and abusive marriage. In the years spent quietly dealing with her burdens and dutifully caring for others, she forgot her sense of self and ability to feel. But after her first husband's untimely death, she gets a second chance with Reuben Troyer, a godly man who welcomes Rosanna and her two children into his life.

Despite the love and respect she finds in her new marriage, Rosanna soon learns that juggling the demands of her family and church community is more than she can handle. When Rosanna becomes ill, she is forced to confront a hard truth: One empty cup cannot fill another. For a woman who has spent her life giving, will Rosanna finally be able to let go and receive?

©2015 Sarah Price (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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so true to life

I really enjoyed listening to this book I could not put it down

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Not really a second chance

more like, back into the frying pan as her second husband was a pain too!

An Amish woman loses her first alcoholic husband and remarries a more respectable man. He gradually turns out not to be that great a catch either and she sinks into a deep depression. So yeah, bit of a downer this one.

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  • Only in My Opinion
  • 03-07-17

Not much excitement

The story line is very predictable. Story is based on one character and her real weak mess. I am sure many women caved under dominant husbands. But the 22 chapters went on like a broken record.

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  • Wendy Glosser
  • 02-02-16

Kudos

Kudos to the author for addressing mental health issues. I especially appreciated the support received by Rosannas husband.

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  • Luane
  • 10-10-19

An Empty Cup

The book An Empty Cup was a interesting story to read. It takes places in the Amish country and tells of a family life.

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  • RBfrom RJA
  • 08-05-19

A lesson in a story. Almost like a parable.

This was a very well written story with many actual factual locations. A pretty good description of Amish as well. The only drawback was the narrator using incorrect pronunciation of many place names.

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  • Babs
  • 22-01-19

Empty Cup

This was a hard story to get into. It seemed to be a vicious cycle of abuse. I had to put it down because of the ignorance/inability of the wife to break the cycle.

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  • V Hanna
  • 08-12-18

Slow start, great ending

When I started listening, it really did not grab my interest. I walked everyday and listened, but toward the end I looked forward to it each day. i took a lesson from reading this book

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  • Amazinggrace
  • 17-08-18

An entry cup

The book was great! Heartwarming story of love and compassion.
Will recommend this to family and friends.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 15-08-18

Great Story

I was excited to see how things ended, it was a great story. Would recommend to friends

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  • Jen
  • 31-07-18

Life is a balancing act.

Interesting insight into an Amish community with a good message about give and take. Plot is a little predictable but it takes a few twists highlighting serious subjects like depression and attempted suicide. I enjoyed the Christian worldview and the scripture that was shared. It was inspiring.

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  • twin(b)
  • 07-06-18

an OK story

this was a slow moving story.. I appreciate the ending. just not one of my favorite books