Annie's Song

Annie's Song

by Catherine Anderson

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BN ID: 2940162012955
Publisher: Purple Papaya, LLC
Publication date: 05/08/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 15,904
File size: 453 KB

About the Author

The author of more than 30 bestselling and award-winning historical and contemporary romance novels, Catherine Anderson’s books include New Leaf, Morning Light, and Mulberry Moon. She lives in Oregon with her husband.

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Annie's Song 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 45 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all of Catherine Anderson’s books and this was one of the best stories she has written. I will definitely save this book to read again and again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Heart warming and a true love story. One of her best written books.
gina-bookjunkie More than 1 year ago
This book was awesome, touching, poignant, romantic, loving....I could go on and on. It held me from cover to cover. How loving and patient he was showed true courage and devotion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I first read this in paperback , and have waited a long time for it to come to Nook so I could reread it. The love that started out as duty to become real, is heart warming.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book I couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The beauty and love of this book will have you reading it again ! A period piece that applies a lot of emotions that apply today. I believe this is my absolute favorite book by Catherine Anderson
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
tiffers299 More than 1 year ago
Although angry at her parents...I loved the interaction between Annie and Alex. It was a heart-warming story about a love that was definitely unexpected for them.
Emma_Skye More than 1 year ago
I almost didn't get past the first chapter. I have a special needs daughter and I thought this book would be too difficult for me to read, especially given how it starts out, but I'm so very glad I stuck with it. Incredibly tender, romantic and uplifting. I love the way Catherine Anderson didn't dwell on the negative aspects of the story. It was just enough information to push the story along. I really loved how she did concentrate on the budding relationship between Alex and Annie and Annie's struggle to understand a new world. Alex is an amazing hero, strong, gentle, and open to understanding Annie's life and what she needs. Annie is an awe-inspiring heroine. A must read and a book I will definitely keep in my library.
schatzi on LibraryThing 11 months ago
I thought that this would be a book that I'd enjoy. It didn't have a lot of substance to it, but it had more than I'm accustomed to reading in romance novels; besides, it's not like I read these things to stimulate my brain. The character of Alex was a little too saintly throughout the book (for the most part), and there were some definitely creepy vibes when he was talking about how he was enthralled with how childlike Annie could be.
gogglemiss on LibraryThing 11 months ago
A wonderful read. Annie who is deaf, lonely and twenty, shunned by everybody, is atttached and raped by a drunken Douglas Montgomery, leaving her pregnant. His brother, Alex, is horrified and arranges with her parents to marry and take care of her.The way that he very gradually breaks down Annie's mistrust and makes her feel beautiful inside and out was very touching, and there were a few comic moments especiallly the scene with the ear trumpet!
Anonymous 12 months ago
I enjoy reading her books. They are always sweet stories.
mom2lnb on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
After reading the synopsis for Annie's Song, I wondered how an author might write a mute character and keep the story interesting without the usual use of dialog. In the case of Catherine Anderson, the answer is, quite simply, incredibly well. Annie is probably the sweetest, most guileless heroine I have ever read. She is full of childlike innocence and takes joy in the simple things in life. Ms. Anderson gives readers a lovely picture of how Annie views everything around her through her thoughts and expressions until she eventually learns to communicate. I loved watching Annie grow from a languishing, childlike state to absolutely blossoming into a mature lovely young woman under Alex's tender care. She brings so much joy and life to Alex's previously lonely existence. Alex is a wonderful beta-type hero who is strong and protective of Annie and the baby, but at the same time is gentle, sensitive, loving and compassionate. He is incredibly intuitive of Annie's needs and always tries to see things from her point of view and think of her first. I also loved the fact that Alex exercises a great deal of self-control over his lustful inclinations toward her, and when the love scenes finally do happen they are very tender yet thoroughly sensual. Alex isn't perfect though. He does make some mistakes every now and then, but the important thing is that he always learns something from them. Alex also harbors conflicting emotions toward his brother in spite of the heinous things he's done. I thought these qualities made Alex all the more real and brought out his humanity in a way that I loved. I've always been a fan of imperfect heroes, and Alex is one, but in a different sort of way than most other imperfect heroes I've read. I thoroughly enjoyed the fact that these two characters are completely honest with each other. There are no lies or secrets between them, and when misunderstandings and conflicts arise they actually communicate in spite of the fact that one character is deaf and mute. What a novel idea! ;-)Annie's Song is by far one of the best books I have ever read. The story is unique and so exquisitely rendered as to be at once both heart wrenching and heartwarming. There were some passages that brought tears to my eyes and others that made me laugh. The characterizations are beautifully drawn giving the reader deep insights into the lives of the hero and heroine as well as everyone around them. The characters' emotions are brought to life so vividly that the reader can feel all their pain and fears as well as their joy and happiness. The plotting of the story is very tight, with the author even presenting plausible and realistic reasons for why Annie's parents never had her medically examined even though they were obviously financially well-off enough to do so. This is a slow, sweet love story in which most of the conflict is of an emotional nature, but the narrative maintains a steady pace throughout. The author explores the social issues of historical attitudes toward people with disabilities, especially those of a mental nature, as well as physical and emotional abuse of a child and recovery from rape. I felt that these issues were dealt with very sensitively, but readers who are easily bothered by such topics should know that they are really the driving force behind the plot. Also, readers who are sensitive to religious profanities should know that there are a number of them in this book. The story was so good though, I was generally able to skim over and ignore these words, but occasionally I found them to be an annoying distraction and wished that the the author would have found a more creative form of expression. Other than this one minor detractor, the story was absolutely wonderful. In my opinion it was an expression of true love in it's purest form, two people unselfishly giving of themselves to each other. This is the first book I had read by Catherine Anderson, but I will definitely be seeking out others by her in
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautiful story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In a world where the disabled are often misunderstood, it was a breath of fresh air to read a story where unconditional love was discovered!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was an extraordinary romance novel. Exceptional characters, an unique, absorbing plot, and any romance lover's dream book.  I've lost count of how many times I have read it, bought it for friends, and read it some more. I refuse to lend my copy to anyone, and those I've purchased it for feel the same way.   An all-around fantastic book.  When is the NOOK version coming out?
MickeyMouseCC More than 1 year ago
I read this book five years ago and have been checking to see if it is available as an eReader book yet. Such a beautiful and loving book, you would be able to put it down. Excellent.
bettysunflower More than 1 year ago
Annie Trimble is the youngest of her parents children. She was a perfectly normal child until suffering a high fever when she was young. Now people treat her as the imbecile that they think she is. Her mother dresses her is frumpy ill fitting clothes and allows her to run free in the nearby forest. One day a man, Douglas Montgomery, decides that he can 'have his way' with her because she won't remember and probably wants it any how. When Alex Montgomery, Douglas' older brother, finds out what he has done, he is so ashamed that he tells Douglas to run for his life. He knows that it is possible that Douglas will be hanged if caught. Alex goes to Annie's parents to apologize and to offer any help that he can give. Four months later that help is in the form of a quickie wedding when it is determined that Annie carries Douglas' baby. This is well written with great characters and an interesting plot. I particularly liked the character of Annie and thought it so interesting (sad) how people treated her. I enjoyed seeing her bloom through love and understanding.
Cleo75 More than 1 year ago
I hae read Annie's Song by Catherine Anderson at least 5 times. This is one of my favorites. If the publisher doesn't offer it on Nook they are making a huge mistake.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of Catherine Anderson's best.
rockluvr99 More than 1 year ago
First off, I give Catherine Anderson props for writing a story like this. It was unlike anything I've read before. It must've been difficult to capture what it would've been like back then for someone like Annie. I fell in love with both characters, and I was left feeling a little more positive about mankind. Alex was a true hero, and he loved Annie no matter what. Love knows no bounds. Very inspirational and passionate. I will be reading more of her novels in the future!
sandi02 More than 1 year ago
This Book was an awesome book, I coun't put it down. just wish that they would put it on e-reader.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very good book!
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