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The Daydream Cabin Audio CD – Unabridged, December 8, 2020
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A headstrong woman discovers it’s never too late for change in New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown’s spirited novel about lost hope and second chances.
Substitute counselor for wayward teens isn’t how public-school teacher Jayden Bennett planned to spend her summer vacation. However reluctant, she’s hiking up her jeans and heading for remote Piney Wood Academy in north Texas. Two months. Seven days a week. Few amenities. And three troubled girls daring Jayden to make a difference. She understands what she’s up against. She has her own burdens to bear.
Jayden’s not in it alone. The devoted elderly couple who run Piney Wood trusts in Jayden’s tough-love approach to get the job done. So does drill instructor Elijah Thomas, whose hardened boot-camp hide conceals a heart broken one too many times. Jayden is making it beat again. For both of them, falling in love is a risk. Because all summers must come to an end.
But with each new sunrise on these rustic acres, Jayden discovers that Piney Wood is a last chance for her, too. And with so many lives in turnaround, a new beginning for everyone could be a dream come true.
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Carolyn Brown is a New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author and a RITA finalist with more than one hundred published books to her name. They include women’s fiction and historical, contemporary, cowboy, and country music romances. She and her husband live in the small town of Davis, Oklahoma, where everyone knows everyone else, including what they are doing and when―and they read the local newspaper on Wednesdays to see who got caught. They have three grown children and enough grandchildren and great-grandchildren to keep them young. For more information, visit www.carolynbrownbooks.com.
- Publisher : Brilliance Audio; Unabridged edition (December 8, 2020)
- Language : English
- ISBN-10 : 1713538423
- ISBN-13 : 978-1713538424
- Item Weight : 4 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.4 x 0.5 x 6.7 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,199,262 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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CB’s stories are absolutely wonderful.
This story proves to me that CB is a person who understands people of all types. The girls who grow up in the book all have awful problems that are dealt with sensibly, with love, and acceptance. They’ve done a lot of maturing.
I recommend this author and her excellent stories to anyone who needs to read a well written book.
It is there that she meets so many loving people. Elijah Thomas is the drill instructor and Henry and Mary own the Academy. There are three cabins, each will hold three girls and their counselor. The day the girls arrive has Jayden wondering if she bit off more than she can chew. Unruly is an understatement to describe the girls. Back home she is a guidance counselor so she has the tools to help the girls but is not sure they will listen or let her help them.
Elijah was enthralled with Jayden the moment he saw her. He was a pilot the Air Force and saw three of his friends die. He wasn't able to save them and blamed himself for their deaths. His heart is now hardened. It appears to him that anyone he becomes close to ends up dying on him. To prevent any further hurt he will keep to himself. It isn't as easy as he thought it would be with Jayden around.
The nine girls that come for the eight week semester leave alot to be desired. They all voice that jail would be better than Piney Wood. The transformation over the course of eight weeks is unbelievable. I want to say more but I don't want to give anything away. I cannot say enough good things about this book. It will surely touch your heart. I loved every minute of this book and did not want it to end.
When Jayden got home from her day of school for the year she wasn't expecting to get a call from the Line Wood Academy in Alpine, Texas first thing. Her sister Skyler had told them that Jayden would happy to be a counselor for the eight week session. It is a boot camp for wayward teen girls who have gotten in trouble with the law one too many times.
Jayden agrees to take her sisters place again and finds out when she gets there it isn't a club med. Spoiled teenage girls with attitude is not her idea of a fun summer.
This tale has a lot of twists and turns that makes you feel that these girls have no parents who care about them. You find out what they have to go through to stay in this camp or end in Julie or worse. It is definitely realistically told and makes you happy you never got caught and ended up in a place like this. I tried to put it down and go to bed twice but ended reading it to the end at 3am. This is a book worth reading.
Jayden gets a phone calls from a summer school in south Texas, telling her that her name was listed as a replacement courselor for her sister Skyler by her sister Skyler.
Read all the characters and girls at summer camp, oh and animals!