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Autumn Blue

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  195 Ratings  ·  39 Reviews
An authentic tale of the bonds of family, faith, and trust. As single mother Sidney Walker struggles to save her troubled young son, she finds she is not as alone as she thinks when help comes from the most unexpected person.
Paperback, 272 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by Center Street
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Chaos
Sep 19, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who wants to just read a good book!
Shelves: keepers
I checked this book out of the library two weeks ago. Ever since, I have been giving it a wide berth. Don't know why. You'd think if I'd plucked it off the shelf and checked it out and placed it on the library stack, I'd be wanting to read it, wouldn't you? I mean....a lot of time and effort had already been expended on this book. Right?

But, I just couldn't get excited about it being my next read. I even considered throwing it out into the front seat of my car. The front seat of my car is where
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Deanne Patterson
Sep 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Another new to me author. Sidney's 15 year son is missing. She feels it's her fault because she is a divorced mother and her son has no father to raise him. Sidney lives in a trailer across the street from a kindly old man named ,Millard. He helps her to keep her son,Ty out of trouble although reluctantly at first. She thinks if she starts up a relationship with one of her ex-boyfriends this will help ,Ty get the father figure in his life that he needs. The deputy that is responsible for being i ...more
BookDigger
Mar 10, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sweet-romance
This novel was just....FANTASTIC!! It was one of those books you ache for. It has such a sweet note and it gently caresses your heart as you read. Definitely worth reading! It had some suspense, just as it did reunion and love. Very nice piece. Very nice.
Nora St Laurent
Jul 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was the first book I have read by the author. I REALLY liked it. This deals with tough life situations. You can see how this single mom really loves her kids as the story unfolds. She learns how to put her children into the loving arms of the Lord and leave them there. It is a hard lesson for moms to learn. But in the end she learns more about life, love and herself. Really good read with Discussion Questions in the back of the book for a book club.




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L8blmr
Nov 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was not famiiar with this writer but after reading the blurb about this book I decided to give her, and this story, a try. I am happy I did on this particular weekend. This is a tale of ... people. People who need people. (Hey, that would make a great song lyric!) It's somewhat humorous that when we speak of "relationships" we often go right to the male/female thing in our minds, but we are all surrounded by many kinds of relationships. That's what I enjoyed most about this story; the unlikely ...more
Sherrie
Nov 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book is considered to be Christen Reading. I liked this book very much. It is all about Sydney and her angry and confused son. Sydney is trying her best as a single mother to raise her children. But she thinks her children need a father. When Ty gets into trouble with the law the most unsuspecting person comes to the rescue, the neighbor, Millard, a 73 year old man who lives by himself. As all this works out, Sydney finds things out about herself she never realized. The best part is her fam ...more
Sherrie
Oct 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is considered to be Christen Reading. I liked this book very much. It is all about Sydney and her angry and confused son. Sydney is trying her best as a single mother to raise her children. But she thinks her children need a father. When Ty gets into trouble with the law the most unsuspecting person comes to the rescue, the neighbor, Millard, a 73 year old man who lives by himself. As all this works out, Sydney finds things out about herself she never realized. The best part is her fam ...more
Darby
Apr 08, 2010 rated it liked it
Light reading, fairly predictable. Stereotypical single mom scenario. It was a positive story so I gave it three stars instead of two. I don't read much fiction anymore maybe I'm just overly critical, maybe I really did learn something in my high school AP English class. But I want a fiction book to be powerful and really say something. This book was obvious with a shallow abount of depth to it. I did like the portrayal of the elderly man across the street and how his daughter treated him. Worki ...more
Glenda L
Apr 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I loved this book. The author's wonderful family drama features the unlikeliest of heroes ... a grumpy old man who has no intention of getting involved ... with anything! Luckily life intervenes and he finds his heroic inner self. Complications ensue when a single mother turns to him for support. When their lives intersect, they learn that maybe the things they need the most are the ones they least expect. A warm, engaging family drama. This book is a glowing affirmation of the importance of fam ...more
Lesa
Mar 09, 2010 rated it liked it
This is a good story about people helping people. Mr. Bradbury helping Ty and Sidney helped all of them including Mr. Bradbury. I commend Mr. Bradbury for getting involved in a difficult situation and I wonder if I would do the same thing. I thought that I probably wouldn't, but then I remembered just this past month I helped a friend of mine that was in a tough situation and involved a large sum of money and I did help her out. So maybe I would get involved.
Alberto Jacobo Baruqui
Oct 01, 2009 rated it really liked it
La vida de Sidney Walker una madre soltera de 3 hijos, puede ser la de muchas estadounidenses (a excepcion de los 3 hijos!); Basada en la familia y en la fe. Es un buen libro si quieres escuchar una historia sencilla y cotidiana pero cargada del poder del cambio por amor. Algunos saltos inesperados moveran el curso de esta novela que cierra en un romanticismo puro. Karen Harter marca su clara influencia de Kristin Hannah en historias cercanas a nuestras vidas citadinas. AJ
Vicki
Jul 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book was a "sleeper", and by that I mean, I didn't expect it to be as good as it is! A troubled boy gains a great relationship from an unexpected neighbor who is lonely and looking for a purpose in his life. They both find something they need, and through their newly found friendship, the other characters are bound together. I enjoyed this book, and recommend it.
Cindy
Mar 25, 2010 rated it liked it
A relatively predictable book, but one that still has some good life lessons on love and family and community. Harter creates the angst of a troubled young boy, a lonely and useless-feeling older man, a single mom struggling to do what's right for her family and other characters that are believable and who make you care. Quick read and good!
Jen
Jul 04, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i wasn't so sure how i was going to like this book. i'm tired of reading about the single mother who needs help with her kids and gets rescued by the knight in shining armor. it's so overdone. this book was so good. it was refreshing and realistic. i'm so glad i read it. i wish there were more books that lift your spirits like this one did. it was a warm sense of community and healing.
Rayni
Feb 10, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Rayni by: my mother
This was an awesome book. I loved the way she developed her story. Only letting out bits & pieces. When you think you've got the whole story, another little piece slips out. I was sad when the book ended. I inhaled it so fast, I'd like to read it again.
Ishanie
Oct 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
Really cute novella about a single mother's struggle with her teenage son and the neighbor who helps her. I enjoyed this little book surprisingly enough and I recommend it. If you like short and sweet, this is a book for you!
Nina Mchugh
Aug 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book, I do think it was predictable but still enjoyable, very well written and very good likable characters. It is an easy read and a feel good book, who doesn't need that once in awhile!!
Wroxmoe
May 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful surprise, great story about life and love
Elyce Reavely
Aug 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
Quick and poignant with realistic characters who battle with their problems, finding grace and solace in each other.
Lynn
Sep 17, 2007 rated it it was ok
Sweet story - happily ever after ending.
Not much depth to characters or plot but an easy feel good read.
Lara
Sep 06, 2007 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Friends looking for fluff
Not very deep...just fluff!
Cactuskid
Apr 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Brenda Sidie
This was such a heart warming wonderful book about a family. Enjoyed it a lot...
Aubrey
May 02, 2008 rated it really liked it
Cute story
Barbara
Feb 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
A book with heart and enjoyed it thoroughly.
Melissa
Jul 08, 2008 rated it really liked it
Very touching story about a single mom with a wayward teenage son.
Elaine
May 13, 2009 marked it as to-read
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Midge
Sep 23, 2014 rated it liked it
A thoughtful book about family struggles and the importance of love.
Rosie
Feb 18, 2010 rated it liked it
very good easy reading enjoyed it alot
Donna
Aug 08, 2016 rated it liked it
Just a nice little, quick moving story.
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