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For the Love of Laura Beth

A Chicago Christmas, Book 4
Narrated by: Sara K. Sheckells
Series: A Chicago Christmas, Book 4
Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
Categories: Fiction, Sagas
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Summary

The Korean War destroyed their plans, but the battle at home may shatter their hearts....

Laura Beth Walters fell in love with Joe McCall when she was six years old. Now, she is counting the days until Joey graduates from college so they can marry and begin their life together. But the Korean War rips their neatly laid plans to shreds. Instead of a college fraternity, Joey joins a platoon. Laura Beth trades a traditional wedding for a quick trip to the courthouse.

The couple endures the hardship of separation, but the true battle is faced when Joey returns from the war. Their marriage is soon tested beyond endurance. Laura must find a way to accept the tragedy thrown in their path or lose the love that has kept them anchored for so long. 

With a determination that only comes from the heart, Joe relentlessly fights an invisible enemy...for the love of Laura Beth. 

©2018 Aubrey Wynne (P)2018 Aubrey Wynne

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What a powerful romance!

I am in awe of Aubrey Wynne's writing, and this story really struck a nerve with me. It's full of true life turmoil and a love so strong, it transcends time. Laura Beth and Joe have been in love forever. Looking forward to their impending marriage, obstacles continue to obstruct their path to happiness. Now drafted into the Korean War, the two decide to get married before Joe's deployment, and Laura Beth is now having their first child. Their love is so strong, and with the return of Joe, they begin their life together. But true to real circumstances, things do not always go as expected. Their daughter has a rare disease, Laura Beth is expecting their second child and Joe is experiencing PTSD. Does this family ever get the break they deserve? It's heart wrenching, it's passionate, it's tear jerking and full of love. I could feel the pain these two went through, the family regrets and the fear of loving a new. I have not been moved by a book like this in quite a while and really loved it.

Sara K Sheckells does an amazing job with this story. Her voice pulls every emotion into it, taking you right into Laura Beth's and Joe's world. You can feel their excitement and grief and most of all their love. It's a wonderful narration.

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Awesome Listen!

For the Love of Laura Beth by Aubrey Wynne is a heartfelt listen. This book is both a standalone listen and part of the Chicago Christmas series. I thought that Sara Sheckells performed this book flawlessly. She added the right emotions and brought the characters to life. This book felt so real! The people, the places, the fears, and the Korean War. I thought the story was beautifully written. I will definitely listen to more books by this amazing author and narrator.

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  • 26-08-19

Touching tale of a lifelong love

4 1/2 stars out of 5. Laura Beth and Joe made a wonderful couple. Began as friends meant to be life partners. Their lives had a lot of ups and downs, and the lows made me cry, the emotions were so well expressed. I recommend this story. As I listened to the audio version, I felt that Sara K Sheckells brought the characters to life and made the emotions more real for me.

I received a copy of this audio story as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

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  • Patricia Minor
  • 12-08-19

Love, loss, determination and Korean War

This is the first Korean War story that I've listened to but it won't be the last. This is an emotionally gripping story about The Korean War, love, loss and determination to rebuild a couple's family and relationship because of several overwhelming obstacles. This story is a rollercoaster ride and shows how faith, determination, and love can overcome anything. This story is worth every cent you spend on it!!!

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  • txreadingnook
  • 06-08-19

Thank my Lucky Stars

This audio book is about a married couple that stick together through it all , their faith in god , and starting over because love is the answer .
This audio book will touch your heart .❤️
A sweet romance .
The story ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The narrator is talented and knows how to take her listeners to another place in time .

#childhoodsweethearts
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#MerryChristmastoyou
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  • Sherron
  • 23-07-19

emotional journey

I started this book and very quickly fell in love with the characters. I found joy when the two childhood sweethearts Joey and Laura Beth got married. I held my breath when the chapters told of him being in Korea. My dad also got drafted while living in Chicago so the story became personal to me. I went back to joy when Laura Beth found out she was expecting. And heartbreak when they lost Lizzy. Felt sorrow for the loss and yet anger at Laura Beth for not appreciating the new life she was carrying. Compassion and joy for all that she managed to get through her depression. This is such a powerful story and will stay with me for a very long time.

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  • Dorothy Dooley
  • 09-07-19

Great book

Wow, I cried I smiled, what a wonderful story of love and tragedy. The narration was wonderful.

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  • Mynae
  • 26-02-19

So sweet

This book takes you on an emotional roller coaster. It goes to show you never know what some people have gone through. I was very impressed with Sara's narration. She was able to make me see the characters through her voice. I highly recommend this audiobook.

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  • sherry Christenson
  • 09-02-19

Should be made in to a Hallmark Movie

Wonderful story of one young couple in love during the Korean War. The war was before my time but it still feels so authentic. Laura Beth and Joey became my favorite book couple as the story unfolded. Learning in the the authors note at the end that they are based on a true story of the authors own family made the story that much more touching. Love, loss, heartbreak and heartwarming. The narrator did a really good job bringing the story to life and their feeling to the surface.

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  • Jocelyne
  • 22-01-19

Wonderful Story!

This is a wonderful story, beautifully written. Aubrey Wynne did it again! I love all about this story! Sara K. Sheckells did an amazing job with the narration. I really enjoyed my listening, and totally recommend this audiobook. I received this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily written this review.

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  • NASCAR ROCKS!!
  • 27-12-18

A Great Audio Book

I loved "For The Love Of Laura Beth" as it is a beautifully written historical, based on real people real places, fears of polio and cancer. It was an emotional read about real life, real fears and surviving the Korean War. Laura Beth Walters and Joe [Joey] McCall were meant to be together. Laura Beth was courageous, strong and compassionate for the McCall men when Mrs. McCall get very sick. Joey McCall was an ambitious and hard working young man who was drafted during the Korean War. Joey has loved Laura for a long time. Laura gives Joey the best Christmas present when she married him on Christmas. Laura's dad was very upset that she did that. While Joey was serving in the Korean War Laura gave birth to a little girl. After Joey came home from the war they found out that their little girl was sick. Laura was pregnant with their second child. Laura and Joey's love was tested due to everything that was going on. Laura gave birth to a boy and they named him after his daddy. Aubrey Wynne did an awesome job with this Historical book. Thank you Aubrey Wynne for a very beautifully written story!! Thank you Sara K. Sheckells for the awesome job you did in narrating this book!!