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Bethlehem

A Novel
Narrated by: Christina Delaine
Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical

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Summary

"Christina Delaine’s voice can be smooth as dark chocolate or sharp as a razor.... Delaine’s performance highlights the family tensions as well as the love, caring and sacrifice that lead to trust and understanding." (AudioFile Magazine)

With the atmospheric storytelling of Kate Morton and Lisa Wingate, Karen Kelly weaves a shattering debut about two intertwined families and the secrets that they buried during the gilded glory days of Bethlehem, PA.

A young woman arrives at the grand ancestral home of her husband’s family, hoping to fortify her cracking marriage. But what she finds is not what she expected: tragedy haunts the hallways, whispering of heartache and a past she never knew existed.

Inspired by the true titans of the steel-boom era, Bethlehem is a story of temptation and regret, a story of secrets and the cost of keeping them, a story of forgiveness. It is the story of two complex women - thrown together in the name of family - who, in coming to understand each other, come finally to understand themselves.

©2019 Karen Kelly (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

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  • 15-12-19

This book gets my highest rating!

The author wrote this book with capturing words and ideas and the narrator used her superb style and skills to deliver it magnificently..I was taken in from the beginning!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-08-19

beautifully written beautifully portrayed.

Karen Kelly has written a beautiful book I enjoyed reading it and felt so drawn to the characters. she portrayed each person so beautifully I felt as though I knew each one. thank you for such a beautiful book.

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  • Arcee
  • 27-12-19

3 stars for story, 5 stars for historical detail

If you have visited or lived in or around the Lehigh valley or went to Lehigh or have family that was upper management in Bethlehem Steel you NEED to read this for the historical accuracy.
The character plot was secondary, a bit predictable but enjoyable. If you’re reading this book for a character plot line 3.7/5. Historical accuracy 5/5.

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  • Melissa Welsh
  • 30-11-19

Great read!

I read this book because it takes place in Bethlehem, PA...a town minutes away from where I live and drive thru several times a week.
I just finished it and I loved it. I researched why the author wrote the book and some of the places mentioned were obviously known and familiar to me but the way the story wrapped up...I thought it was a great read and I highly recommend it.

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  • Carla dahl
  • 25-10-19

Unlike any story I’ve heard before

Unlike any story I’ve heard before! What a beautifully written book. I had no idea what the mystery or twists and turns would be in this romance, which is getting harder to find in a book these days since they’re all so much the same. So wonderfully and intelligently written - I highly recommend. I had no idea what the ending would be like and I was crying my eyes out.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-08-19

Bethlehem

Great character and story development. Very enjoyable. Loved the history and multi family story line.

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  • K K Evers
  • 31-07-19

Bethlehem

This story captured my heart. I didn’t want it to end. Beautifully written as well.