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The Sunflower: A Novel

The Sunflower: A Novel

Written by Richard Evans

Narrated by Campbell Scott


The Sunflower: A Novel

Written by Richard Evans

Narrated by Campbell Scott

ratings:
4/5 (13 ratings)
Length:
6 hours
Released:
Oct 4, 2005
ISBN:
9780743552509
Format:
Audiobook

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Description

Just a week before their marriage, Christine's fiancé calls off the wedding, leaving her heartbroken. With hopes of helping her through a difficult time, Christine's best friend Jessica enrolls them both on a humanitarian mission in Peru, to work at an orphanage called El Girasol -- The Sunflower.
While working at the orphanage Christine meets Paul Cook, a successful and charismatic American doctor who has fled the States after one fatal day took away his career, his faith, and the woman he loved.
Unplanned events lead Paul and Christine into the jungle of the Amazon, where Christine must confront her deepest fears, and she, and Paul, must both learn to trust and love again.
Released:
Oct 4, 2005
ISBN:
9780743552509
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

Also available as bookBook

About the author

Richard Paul Evans is the #1 bestselling author of The Christmas Box. Each of his more than thirty-five novels has been a New York Times bestseller. There are more than thirty-five million copies of his books in print worldwide, translated into more than twenty-four languages. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Mothers Book Award, the Romantic Times Best Women’s Novel of the Year Award, the German Audience Gold Award for Romance, five Religion Communicators Council Wilbur Awards, The Washington Times Humanitarian of the Century Award, and the Volunteers of America National Empathy Award. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his wife, Keri, and their five children. You can learn more about Richard on Facebook at Facebook.com/RPEFans, or visit his website RichardPaulEvans.com.


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  • (3/5)
    A love story of the predictable kind. The writing is simplistic and rather sappy. The trip into the jungle and travel log of Peru is what I found interesting about this book.
  • (3/5)
    A nice fairy tale. The writing's nothing special. Yet I found myself caring about the characters and enjoying the story.
  • (4/5)
    A good read about rebuilding when you lose hope, there is always someone there for you at the perfect time. Very inspiring!!! Evans puts it all together. Paul In the wake of personal tragedy, two people meet on a humanitarian mission in Peru. Christine is a shy, unadventurous woman whose fiancee broke off the engagement only a week before the wedding, and Paul is a former emergency room doctor whose glamorous lifestyle, stellar reputation, and beautiful fiancee are cruelly snatched from him one fateful, snowy Christmas Eve. Deep in the Amazon jungle, against a backdrop of poverty and heartbreak, they must confront their deepest fears and, together, learn to trust and love again.
  • (5/5)
    Good story. I like clean novels, I like Richard Paul Evens style of writing.
  • (2/5)
    The story itself is chicklit in pure teenaged form: chaste, romantic, happily-ever after. The characters give the illusion of being dynamic, but they're fairly two-dimensional and stereotypical in gender roles. Like Disney in written form. If you're fourteen and a girl, you will probably love this book. Otherwise, I suggest finding an alternative.

    At least this audio book was narrated by Campbell Scott, and he has an awesome voice, so there was that redeeming aspect.
  • (5/5)
    I love reading this author. This book was very moving and deals with a woman whose fiance calls off the wedding. Her best friend enrolls them in a humanitarian mission to work at an orphanage. The people they meet and have to deal with is very eye opening and moving.
  • (4/5)
    I stumbled into this appealing little tale before realizing it was essentially a romance -- a genre I avoid. The setting in rural Peru is what kept me reading.
  • (5/5)
    One of the best stories ever. Based on a true story!