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An intimate look at the love that built the Biden family and the delicate balancing act of the woman at its center

"How did you get this number?" Those were the first words Jill Biden spoke to US senator Joe Biden when he called her out of the blue to ask her on a date.  

Growing up, Jill had wanted two things: a marriage like her parents' - strong, loving, and full of laughter - and a career. An early heartbreak had left her uncertain about love until she met Joe. But as they grew closer, Jill faced difficult questions: How would politics shape her family and professional life? And was she ready to become a mother to Joe's two young sons?  

She soon found herself falling in love with her three "boys", learning to balance life as a mother, wife, educator, and political spouse. Through the challenges of public scrutiny, complicated family dynamics, and personal losses, she grew alongside her family, and she extended the family circle at every turn: with her students, military families, friends and staff at the White House, and more.  

This is the story of how Jill built a family - and a life - of her own. From the pranks she played to keep everyone laughing to the traditions she formed that would carry them through tragedy, hers is the spirited journey of a woman embracing many roles.  

Where the Light Enters is a candid, heartwarming glimpse into the creation of a beloved American family and the life of a woman at its center.

©2019 Jill Biden (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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Brilliant Book

I purchased this book due to wanting to find out more about the Bidens. I really enjoyed this book and thought it was well performed. Jill Biden’s life has been so interesting especially to understand how she dealt with turbulent times but kept going. This was a fantastic read and I would highly recommend.

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Wonderful celebration of family, life and hope

Wonderful celebration of family, life and hope and the possibility to change lives for good

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What a powerful read

A heart warming, thought provoking book bringing you right into the lives of the Biden family. Wonderfully told by Jill full of wonderful quotes and anecdote's that really come alive as she reads. Make sure you have a hanky ready, it takes you right to the core of grief but offers an insight into the light that will come. An insight into true family values and love.

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Beautiful and Moving

I loved every minute, it so filled with truth and love and so many memories reminded me of my own.

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Very informative and moving .

Very good book , I loved it , Very moving in places ! I really recommend this book .

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Interesting and moving.

Told beautifully in a comforting voice. Would have liked a little more detail as felt some parts were skipped over a little.

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  • 12-11-20

touching and beautiful , inspiring

Inspiring. beautiful. and heartbreaking and heartwarming. enjoyable.

never give up on life.

well read by Jill Biden

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A snapshot of the life of Jill Biden

The book was touching, especially the parts related to the losses. Also, interesting to learn more about the life of Doctor B.

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  • 07-05-19

Wonderfully Jill

It came out this morning, I listened to it all in one day. Recommend to anyone looking for a story about love life family friendship — it’s heartbreaking at times. A worthwhile read. Thanks Jill for sharing your story.

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  • Karen
  • 14-06-19

Heart Warming and Touching

I loved that Jill read this herself. Her voice gave it life and her emotions were genuine. She has such an inner strength that came through in each chapter. It is amazing how deeply she loved her boys. I loved the story of how she let the boys be in on her pregnancy before she told Joe. Her way of parenting can be held up as a model family with the heartache and pain, joy and happiness they have felt. I was touched how much she shared in this book.

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  • Nancy
  • 21-08-19

Amazing Lady ,

I loved this book. Heartfelt warmth. Very candid. Easy, engaging listen. Highly recommend this book

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  • DFW
  • 04-07-19

JB Has More Substance than I Knew

I never thought much about Jill Biden one way or the other. Frankly, politics make me want to stab my eyes with my knitting needles but my love of biographies pulled me to this book and I'm so glad that it did.

I love this book and after listening to it I feel like Jill is one of the neighbors, one of the family, one of the gals! She is fun and silly, serious and giving.

Hearing her words in her own voice made it seem like she was telling a story to me, her friend. Never really figured that she was a regular mom.

This book definitely is a 5 star in my library!

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  • Arul Selvi Ramiah
  • 11-06-19

Sincere and Raw

Setting aside all cynicism of political memories and books as marketing tools to cement branding, this is excellent. I felt it was quite raw and not overly manicured. It felt very real esp her reading was so good. And she like Biden have endured unbearable loss and terrible grief. They have been tested in their personal lives deeply. And it comes through in this book - not in a self pitying way. But in a courageous way. No bitterness esp when her she talks about her mom's stomach cancer - which was a misdiagnosis. While her mom was dying she was on the road campaigning for her husband. Heart wrenching.

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  • Roger
  • 13-08-20

Jill’s Voice

This book written and read by Jill was outstanding. Having listened to a book about Joe along with this book, gives me hope for the strength and love of family. This is something our country really needs.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-05-19

Gentle and Moving

Jill shares her story so convincingly and genuinely. You can feel her deep love of family and people. She is truly a beautiful and loving woman who opened her heart so sincerely that I could sense her every emotion involved in the given event. It is a book I will listen to again.

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  • Dorothy Araiza
  • 21-05-19

Wonderful Book,

Inspirational,and Healing words that touched my soul!
It is a book to come back to over and over!
Thank you for sharing your story of self and family.....you have given beyond your awareness and God spirit of Love has come through you.
Thank you, Dr Jill Biden

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  • Eve
  • 26-01-21

Excellent.

Even though one may know so much of her life, Jill Biden tells stories of her life with tremendous feeling. Makes me so proud that she is our First Lady. Thank you Dr. Biden for sharing your story with us.

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  • Nancy Terpack
  • 29-05-19

Love love this book

From start to finish I loved this book. Jill Biden is an extraordinary person who has been through pain and back and is my hero! God bless you Jill Biden

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