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For the Love of Laura Beth

A Chicago Christmas, Book 4
Narrated by: Sara K. Sheckells
Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
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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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  • Jan M
  • Southwest
  • 04-02-19

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.