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Year of the Monsoon

Narrated by: Lisa Larsen
Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
Categories: Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
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Leisa Yeats has always defined herself by the things that are important to her - a good family, a loving relationship, and a meaningful job working with kids. Life is good. But within a span of a few weeks, all of that changes. She’s always known she was adopted, but newly revealed lies and secrets kept by her parents make her question everything she thought she knew about her beginnings. Her 10-year relationship with her partner, Nan, is unexpectedly on shaky ground when she discovers that Nan, too, has kept a secret from her all these years. 

Suddenly, everything Leisa believed - about her life, about the people around her, about herself - everything is turned upside down, and nothing is as she thought it was. Pulling away to try and sort things out, Leisa reaches out to the wrong people and, in the process, nearly loses herself. Buffeted at every turn by storms that shake the very foundation of her world, Leisa must figure out whom and what she can hold fast to as the winds of change blow.

©2010, 2014 Caren J. Werlinger (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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I've always loved this story

I read this book a couple of years ago and now it is out in audio the narration has made it even better.

The reason I loved this story is that it has so many stories within one and so many themes. The theme of adoption, theme of trust and keeping secrets, the theme of rejection. The fact that the story is not about a couple who have just met, but about the struggles of a couple who have been together for ten years, when the honeymoon is over and, if you're not careful, you start taking each other for granted.

The narrator too suited this story, the different voices were distinct and just how I imagined the characters to be.

This is certainly an audio book I will be going back to.

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  • 10-09-19

You will want to go on listening

I loved this book, and I loved the use of Monsoon as a jumping board to the pick of the story. The way it is written, with looking back and into the future, makes it more interesting, and even if you can guess some of it, with the narration and the writing style you will continue to listen, at least I did.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 22-08-19

Wrelinger is a master story teller!

This story is beautifully complex, with very human characters. As are all the rest of Ms. Wrelinger books that I have read to date. This story invoked such a wide range of emotions for me, joy, dismay, love, dispair, hope, and more. At times it was hard to listen to because it hit close to home. But in the end, I was left with tears of joy and a heart filled with hope. To me this is must read for anyone who is adopted, has adopted or in a long term relationship. And the narrator does a wonderful job!

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