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Carly Day is on a mission: Make amends to her grown children and everyone else she’s hurt over the years. When she returns to Lilac to help care for her first grandchild, she quickly realizes that just because she’s sorry doesn’t mean folks are ready to forgive. Even Pete Warfield, her son-in-law’s uncle, keeps her at arms’ length, as if he’s afraid she’ll run off again. How can she prove she’s turned her life around?

More knowledgeable about carburetors than car seats, Pete Warfield should have his head examined for agreeing to help take care of a three-month-old baby. After a short marriage decades before, Pete’s been happy with his bachelor existence. That is, until Carly Day returns to town. Working with her around the clock to care for his grandnephew has him wishing for things he thought he didn’t want. Like love and a family of his own.  

©2019 Pamela Ferguson (P)2019 Pamela Ferguson

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Just because God forgives doesn’t mean everyone will!

When Carly day comes back to lilac, she knows it will not be an easy road. She abandoned her five children looking for excitement and adventure and when it was all set and done what you needed the most was her family. Her son Brooke has convinced her to come back and help Rio her daughter who just gave birth. Rios husband jacks uncle Peter is there. Jack is traveling to do training for a promotion and his uncle Peter is there helping Rio. He knows next to nothing about babies and when Carly shows up Rio is angry and Peter is even angrier. Not only because little Sean is the closest he’ll ever have to a grandson and he is protective, but because once years ago call Lee also left him. Will be up or be able to make amends good day at the very least be friends if not a family? This book was so good I am so addicted to these Lilac books whether they be the historical or the contemporary. They are so very good I thought Stephanie did an awesome job with the narration and I can’t wait to get to the next one. I highly recommend this to any contemporary romance then. There is so much to love about this book not just the romance but the family issues the author tends to blend the problems in the romance together authentically and it makes for an awesome read. Please forgive the grammatical or punctuational errors, I am blind and dictate my review but all opinions are my own

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Go Team Sean!

This was an enjoyable short read, just 81 pages, or 2hrs 15mins of listening time, well narrated by Pamela Ferguson.
It can be hard to get totally invested in a novella, given the short time we have to get to know the characters, but this was well paced and involved me from the start.

Carly Day is a terrible mother. She has had several children with several husbands and didn't stay around to raise any of them. Now she has decided to attempt to build bridges, but it's not going to be easy. Her daughter has a three month old baby, Sean, and needs help for a month while her husband goes away from home on a training course and she recovers from severe back pain. When Carly arrives, the only help is being given by Pete, an uncle, who's definitely in over his head.

'Team Sean', must all pull together to get through the month before the husband returns and they can relax.

This was a somewhat moral novella, with a religious element, with Carly being given help and advice from a pastor in her home town.
My only issue with the book was the use of two very similar names - Carly day and Kelly, Pete's girlfriend - rather confusing when listening rather than reading.

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  • Maria
  • 14-06-19

wow! excellent!

I thought I had enjoyed Christmas at Mountain mist, and i really did. This novella though, took the enjoyment to a new level. When I read True hearts, i thought to myself, how lovely it would be if Karly and her kids were able to reconcile. Little did i know, there was a novella that would deal with just this topic. This was another well written story that kept me riveted until the end.
If you haven’t read Pamela Ferguson’s Lilac novels and novellas, then definitely check them out.
Would highly recommend them.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Angela
  • 13-06-19

Lilac story

I love these stories of Lilac - I'm so glad I got to hear another Lilac story. They are always well written and Stephanie Dillard is a fantastic narrator. As a child who had a parent leave and now that I'm a mother I felt so many of the emotions in this book that were portrayed. Well done!

I received a copy of this book in audio format from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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  • jstep
  • 12-06-19

Quick listen about love and forgiveness...

Love Accepted: A Lilac Novella by Pamela Ferguson is another entry into the city of Lilac and it's inhabitants lives. This time around, we hear a bit about Carly Day and Pete Warfield's story. Carly Day has never stuck around. She's really never been there for her kids. Now she's back and Rio just isn't wanting any help from her, though it was her brother that invited Carly Day back into their lives. Pete's always had feelings for Carly Day, though she didn't know it. Now that she's back, it will be interesting to see if she has really changed and has stopped running. Rio was really rough on Carly Day throughout this novella. Yikes! This was a cute, quick listen and it was great to learn more about the residents of Lilac and see how they all tie together.

Stephanie Dillard did a good job narrating the inhabitants of Lilac, as always. She's easy to listen to and I never have a problem getting into a story when she is narrating. I'm sure I will listen to more of her performances in the future! I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher for an honest review.

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  • Ashley Hedden
  • 11-06-19

Great Read

Love Accepted: A Lilac Novella was a great read by Pamela Ferguson. Carly nows that she has messed up badly when she hurt others. She is on a mission to make amends with her adult children. She goes to help with her first grandchild but she realizes that making amends will be hard. She is kept at arms length by everyone including her son-in-law's uncle. That is until they grow close caring for the baby. I really enjoyed reading Carly and Pete's story and can't wait to read more by Pamela Ferguson.

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  • April H.
  • 08-06-19

Love comes home

Love Accepted: A Lilac Novella
: Pamela Ferguson

This is a quick, sweet clean coming home romance. A mother has been estranged from her children for more than twenty years because of bad choices and many regrets. Her first grandchild has arrived and his mom needs help. Carly Day wants to be the one to help. There are many emotional times to get through before the family can be whole.



The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed by Stephanie Dillard.



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  • MelissaMartinez
  • 22-04-22

Love Accepted

I really enjoyed the narrator‘s voice. That makes the books most enjoyable to me. This book really tugged at my heart strings because as a mom, I can’t imagine ever leaving my children. But I am so glad she was able to come back and make amends and rebuild a life.

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  • Bette
  • 02-04-22

Great Story & Narration🎧 Enjoyable & Heartfelt!

Pamela Ferguson pens another wonderful story set in her Lilac series, each book features different lead characters and stands on their own, though some characters may appear in each other’s books and seeing them again is like seeing an old friend. After meeting and hearing about Carly Day in previous books, I was curious to see what kind of person she really was. We only got one side of her story, the side from her children whom she left behind when they were young to go on to bigger and better places. Her children are all grown up now, and she has her first grandson, and wants to get to know him. Except her daughter, Reo, wants nothing to do with her. Reo’s husband is away on business and she needed help around the house while she recovers from back issues. Her husband’s uncle, Pete Warfield, is staying with her while he is away, but her brother, who is more forgiving than her, brings Carly by because he thinks she would be a great help too. Carly also wants to redeem herself and can only hope she can get Reo’s forgiveness. Carly and Pete remember each other from before they left, and he becomes her ally and the two make a great team. It is amazing how much story Ms. Ferguson fits into her novella sized books, the story is beautifully plotted and meaningful with the perfect balance of drama, heartfelt emotions and sweet romance. Thank you for another great story.

🎧📚🎧 And for the fabulous narration, Stephanie Dillard is a talented narrator and a versatile voice artist. She continues to do an awesome job bringing these characters and their story to life. Her characters’ voices are consistent and she has a complete understanding of the characters she is portraying, giving each a voice that suits the characters persona and is believable in every role she plays. She sets the perfect tone for the story, captures all the characters’ emotions and projects them into her performance. Stephanie Dillard is an entertaining storyteller and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for another wonderful listen.

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  • PATRICIA
  • 25-03-22

Second chances

There is something to be said for having the guts to start over. Carly Day is back after leaving her young children, Now grown and one already a parent, she is struggling to make amends and be forgiven for decisions made long ago. Pete shares a mutual relationship with Carly. Her grandson is his grand nephew, so the two are crossing paths constantly. He sees how she has changed, and as time passes, their relationship grows into something more. But will it be accepted? Will Carly find the love she seeks and the relationship with her own children? This may be short, but Pamela Ferguson packs the story with lessons we should all pay attention to. Carly has lived a full life, but she knows what she lost and needs to make her peace with it. Pete is sympathetic to her cause, but he also sees so much more in her. And her daughter is a tough nut to crack! Pain is hard to overcome. This is a wonderful cleansing of my mind, a chance to look at things through another's eyes and see exactly what makes life and love worth it all.Stephanie Dillard brings it all to life with a wonderful performance with many voices and a telling of the story that is real and delightful.

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  • seda
  • 18-03-22

Lovely story ❤

I was completely drawn to the plot right from the start, thanks for this captivating performance 🙏🙏🙏

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  • Mel Dex
  • 07-03-22

Love Accepted 💘

This is my first experience with this author it was a good sweet Wholesome Story and I enjoyed it . The narration was done by Stephanie Dillard and I thought she did a fabulous job