A Place Where I Belong [NOOK Book]

Overview

After escaping an abusive marriage, Mandy returns to the small town where she grew up. Her confidence and her trust in people has been crushed. She is longing to find a place where she can feel safe and accepted for the woman she has become. When she meets Buddy Turner, Mandy misunderstands his blunt words. Can Mandy ever trust Buddy and find love and the special place where she can belong?
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A Place Where I Belong

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Overview

After escaping an abusive marriage, Mandy returns to the small town where she grew up. Her confidence and her trust in people has been crushed. She is longing to find a place where she can feel safe and accepted for the woman she has become. When she meets Buddy Turner, Mandy misunderstands his blunt words. Can Mandy ever trust Buddy and find love and the special place where she can belong?
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044550025
  • Publisher: Mary Tribbey
  • Publication date: 5/13/2013
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 5,696
  • File size: 310 KB

Meet the Author

Mary has enjoyed writing all of her life, but has just begun sharing her stories. She has worn many different hats in her lifetime. She worked as a church secretary and proofreader in a small weekly newspaper in California while in high school and college. She taught for seven years before stopping to adopt her son. While her son was growing up, she managed a camera store for three years and then worked ten years in a municipal court system in California as a courtroom clerk. Next, she returned to teaching a a boarding school on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Kayenta, Arizona, teaching there for two years. She finished her teaching career teaching special education classes for fifteen years in Globe, Arizona. After retiring in 2005, she moved to Oracle, Arizona, to be closer to her family--her son, daughter-in-law, and her three wonderful grandchildren.She is active in her church and enjoys playing canasta, hand and foot, reading, writing, and volunteering at the local pregnancy care center.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2013

    Cheesey

    Read 20 pgs and stopped. Author needs more education on writing. Character spent too much time talklng to herself.

    12 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2013

    I tried to read this but had to stop at page 11. The style of w

    I tried to read this but had to stop at page 11. The style of writing seemed forced, with a lot of backgound information coming in the main character's long inner thoughts. It did not seem realistic to me and I felt there are better ways to develop a character and get the reader involved the story. I read a lot of Christian fiction and do appreciate the attempt but I was just not interested enough to continue with this story. Two stars for the attempt.

    9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2013

    Good Story- Enjoyable read!

    Amanda (Mandy) is on a quest to find a place to call home. After her abusive marriage, Mandy leaves and begins her quest by driving her car. Around 6 mths of driving,Mandy ends up near her hometown. She meets Buddy (and other members of Buddy's family) and so begins the story. Many & Buddy do live haappily ever after. I enjoyed the book and as an avid reader, will read just about anything (at least once). This book has Christianity as the characters background, which I lenjoy reading and it also have 1 or 2 bedroom section/paragraphs that I did not have a problem reading (caught off guard just a tiny bit....but I did not find it offensive nor vulgar. It was tastfully written/(no pun intended). It is around a level 1/level 2 (very low/small lines in the book). Other readers might find it offensive(at least according to some of the reviews on B&N) so for those readers you may or may not wish to read this book (or maybe skip sections of the book). From an abusive marriage/death/terrible accident/cattle rustlers, the story was entertaining. I thought it was enough to appease a wide audience. It is tastfully done some might (acccording to some of the reviews on B&N) be a bit offended. Christainity sections were fine and I thought the bedroom scenes were tastfully written. The story good & the secondary characters were enjoyable, especially the little kids (Paul/Lisa & Chris).

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2013

    No good.

    I really thought I'd like this book, as I'm drawn to the country/western love stories. It was very obvious that this is an amateur writer. She was all over the place, and very repetitive on how characters "loved" each other after only 2 days, which is VERY un realistic. Also it was hard to keep up with her, as she would start something and skip ahead and go back to where she started. Not really a book I would recommend even though it was free.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2013

    Read 33 pages of the 243, skipped ahead to to 175 and finished the book.

    This Christian Book has 243 pages. I read 33 and didn't really care for the writing style or where the book was going, so I skipped ahead to page175 and found I hadn't missed out on much, because this book keeps retelling the key elements over and over. It could use some editing. Not a lot but some. I really did not like the heroine, the author kept writing about her beauty and goodness. She was way to perfect and talented, why, she could sing a song in a perfect voice, dance a jig without missing a beat, fide a horse and fight off bad guys, she was the perfect nurse maid and a great in bed. Everyone just loved her, she was smarter, more giving, braver and more masculine then even the men. While being the most feminine of women. In the end she had even more going for her. I like Christian books, but this one was over the top, it was also more violent, filled with tragedy, and had an awful lot of extreme sexual situations in it. A chick book. I did not care for it. For adult readers.

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    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2013

    BLAH......

    I normally have a habit of finishing a book no matter how bad it is. I've made it to page 91 and am ready to break my habit for once. Not a big fan of christian reads, but I read the entire "Love's" saga by Janet Oke. This story is just dragging on FOREVER!!!! Nothing is happening that's keeping my attention! Falling in love after a few days?!?! Please!!!! You have to know the person before you can fall in love unless you're a teenager! I finally skipped (don't have a clue how many pages) ahead just a minute ago and saw that something exciting does happen, but I can't force myself to go on to see what it was. Maybe I like more suspense, romance or smut as some would call it, but I found this book too boring for my taste.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2013

    Love the storyline but needs severe editing

    I love that this is obviously a Christian book but is it necessary to beat us over the head with it. Some of the plot was happening way too fast as stated in some other reviews and just out of curiosity, whatever happened with the old friend Mandy looked up? This author has real promise but needs to follow the basic tenets of writing; edit, edit, edit, then have an uninvolved person or people read it and critique, then edit again. Three stars for the effort but should have been a slam dunk!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2013

    Disappointed

    The synopsis of this book was more interesting. It is extremely "wordy". For an inspirational book it was unbelievable and boring. Just because we believe doesnt mean we are in this happy bubble with rainbows and waterfalls. I got to pg 30 and had enough.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2013

    Ok-ish

    It was good but it could have been way way better i couldnt even finish becasue i was annoyed with the author about how when the characters speak the babble on and on and i found them repeating themselves again and again later on. Also i found it annoying how they went on and on about their religious talk. A little bit is ok for me but they are so unrealistic about it! This book could have been better.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2013

    Precious Story Line

    The idea behind this book is cute. The story line is sweet. I must agree with other reviewers that it is poorly written at times. It needs just a bit of editing and then would be a pleasure to read.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2013

    Ugh

    I have a bad habit of not being able to NOT finish a book, and right now I really am disliking this bad habit of mine. I'm halfway through this book and I spent the first quarter trying to figure out what kind of special needs Buddy is. He is not MR or special needs apparently, just slow. I then started questioning how is this a Christian book with people lying to each other, and all the sexual tension that continues to pop up. Now the lead character just got married to someone that she doesn't even know his name?!?! Ok. I might just have to break my...'always finish a book habit'....
    I don't know if I can do it. Q

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2014

    Good book

    You people should just read this yourselves and write your own review on this novel. I really enjoyed reading this novel very much. ShelleyMA

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2014

    Great

    Love, cattle rustlers, and finding home.....a great christian book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2014

    Boring

    I tried to read it but its so poorly written i just couldnt do it. I deleted it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2014

    Boring

    Slow, could not finish. Poorly written.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2014

    A good book.

    It's a good read, has a beginning & ending unlike some.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2014

    Too many details (sexual content)

    Don't get me wrong I know exactly what happens behind close doors and I truly enjoy my husband. Do we really need to go into details about it to everyone?
    The book is a little mushy with all the I LOVE YOUs AND I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT YOU. I'm DO like that God was in the picture which makes for a happy home no matter what. I truly would have liked my two teenage daughters to read this book - but not with all the details. Please don't ruin a good book with details that are only meant for a husband and wife to know.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2014

    Enjoyed the Book

    The meet and greet part( for the characters) was a little off for me, but after that the book was wonderful. Cant wait to read more from the author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2014

    Liked the book.

    I liked the story line of the book. It was a bit far fetched and syrupy sweet,but I would definetly read more from this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2014

    Awesom book

    I got so in to to this i hope the is a part to about maddy and bobby and the new baby!!!!! This book is awesome.

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