Yonder

  • by LeeAnne Hansen
  • Narrated by LeeAnne Hansen
  • 10 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Summoned by the news of her dying father, Isabel Delilah Jones escapes from New York City, broken-hearted and disillusioned, back to her small Mississippi town. She is welcomed smack dab into a bizarre inheritance, a complex war for her affection between two former best friends, a dire haunting from an unknown child, and a deadly mystery that only she can solve. Yonder is the perfect Southern treat for fans of tangled romance, spooky mysteries, and down home cooking. Taking place in the 1940s on the cusp of World War II, Yonder promises a lovely glimpse of an era that was all too short.

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Bad birthdays.

I hadn't expected to enjoy this audiobook as much as I did. Although it was a bit slow to get going, it built throughout to a skillful ending. I was glad I was listening to the audiobook, excellently narrated by the author.

Set during the build-up to WWII, the scene is set to follow Isabel Delilah Jones through a number of catastrophic birthdays and the fall-out from these dismal celebrations.
After the death of her mother, she is raised by a tyrannical father and runs away on her eighteenth birthday, to start a new life in New York. She doesn't return to her family home until the death of her father, who leaves a bizarre inheritance to his family and friends.
I loved the chapter where the inheritance is explained, I listened to it twice so as not to miss anything.

The characters were fascinating, especially Isabel and her two admirers, Charles and Benjamin. There is also a ghost, a young boy named Eli, whose identity we learn towards the end of the book. He is such a sad, bereft little boy, searching for his mother.

There are a few questions left unanswered and although I know there is a sequel where they may eventually be explained, this was still frustrating. Hopefully this will also be available on Audible, as I'd love to have it read to me by the author.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-04-2016
  • Publisher: LeeAnne Hansen