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Annie's Song [Catherine Anderson] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Only her gift of love can heal Annie Trimble lives in a solitary . annie's song (pdf) by catherine anderson (ebook). Only her gift of love can heal.. . Annie Trimble lives in a solitary world that no one enters or understands. Annie's Song book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Annie Trimble lives in a solitary world that no one enters or underst.

It was so sweet how Alex starting showing her how he loved her, in a language she could understand. Annie is… child-like. I dare you not to love her! My Annie: This is exactly how I picture Annie: My Alex: Why did I give 3.

You might love it though. The beginning was a little slow. It was like she needed more words to meet a requirement so she added something extra at the end, but it was unnecessary. Thanks for the buddy read, Susanne!!!! View all 27 comments. Feb 09, Julianna rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Reviewed for www. 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.

Anderson gives readers a lovely picture of how Annie views everything Reviewed for www. 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! 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. In my opinion, the story was absolutely wonderful, an expression of true love in it's purest form with 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 the future. I cannot recommend Annie's Song highly enough, and it has certainly earned a place on my keeper shelf.

View all 7 comments. May 03, Shawna rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Fans of tearjerker love stories. There are a lot of wonderful things I could say about this remarkable love story, but perhaps succinct is best: View all 12 comments.

Sumergirte en su lectura ha sido un despliegue de emociones y sentimientos inmensos. La historia y sus personajes han estado a la altura y ha crecido a pasos agigantados 5 Estrellas para este precioso libro. Ahora vayamos al libro. Annie es la hija menor y retrasada del juez local, siempre se la tuvo como la idiota del pueblo, y tratada como poco menos que un animal. Cuando Alex Montgomery, nuestro protagonista y hermano mayor de Douglas, se entera de lo que ha ocurrido, expulsa a su hermano y corre a casa del juez para prestar su ayuda en lo que sea necesario.

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Genial descubrimiento, y gracias a esas personas que me recomendaron su lectura hace tanto tiempo. View all 3 comments. Una historia desgarradora Es curioso el tema de la inocencia de Annie, como si al vivir siempre en una burbuja y un mundo interior hayan propiciado esa pureza y esa inocencia.

Un hombre que, teniendo ese fuerte pasado, es todo honorabilidad. Las escenas entre ellos son deliciosas y siempre provocan una dulce sonrisa. Una lectura muy recomendable. Mar 26, Susanne rated it really liked it Shelves: More like a beautiful butterfly emerging, almost magically, from its chrysalis.

This is a beautiful book. No doubt about it. I had ridiculous high hopes, and I'm sad to say it didn't really live up to those expectations.

On the plus side: Absolutely beautiful 2. So many heartwarming moments 3. A wonderful tale about a deaf girl who gets to experience love On the down side: Alex took care of Annie in the most wonderful way but I could not feel the sparkli More like a beautiful butterfly emerging, almost magically, from its chrysalis. Alex took care of Annie in the most wonderful way but I could not feel the sparkling love 2. A bit too slow for my taste It is a story about Annie. It reminded me a lot of Anne of Green Gables.

Too much, I think. Annie felt more like a child to me. And that in turn made me a little bit skirmish about the love story. I battled between 3 and 4 stars. I think it was 3. But the book was better than me liking it, so I'm rounding up. I think that maybe historical western is not my genre. Thank you Jennifer for reading it with me! View all 33 comments. Apr 09, Rossy rated it it was amazing Shelves: I read a few historicals a few years ago and thought at the time that it was just not my cuppa.

I could not figure out why that was the case, just that i could barely get through the stories. Then my very picky friend Gina started reading this book and i got curious. If she is enjoying herself so much while reading this book, and loving every minute of it Well i bought myself a copy and very glad i did.

This was one of the best love story i had read in a I read a few historicals a few years ago and thought at the time that it was just not my cuppa. This was one of the best love story i had read in a while. Heartbreaking at times but with depth. The flow of the story was just right for me and at no point did i think it was dragging. There were characters i wanted to hate, but found myself just feeling pity for them I'm not that forgiving, so i felt like stomping on them at least once.

LOL Oh and that ending! Had my inner girly-girl sighing like a teenager with a crush. My friend, Rane, did a fantastic job with her review.

View all 9 comments. Apr 27, Foxfire rated it did not like it. I'm going to break ranks here and be the first person to give this book only one star. It was a beautifully written book, but it failed in one fundamental aspect - however hard I tried, I couldn't suspend disbelief.

The plot has more holes than the ozone layer. I gave up about half way through, too disgusted with the lack of credibility. At age five or six, Annie contracts fever and loses her hearing. Her parents declare she has become mentally retarded. Annie herself knows she has become deaf, b I'm going to break ranks here and be the first person to give this book only one star. Annie herself knows she has become deaf, but no-one around her realizes.

At twenty, Annie has grown into a lovely young woman, assumed to have the mind of a six year old, and yet her parents let her roam the woods alone all day long. This leads to Annie getting raped.

Although her periods have stopped, her mother will not accept that she is pregnant until she begins to show, by which time it is too late for a termination.

Enter the rapists heroic brother, who very conventiently is sterile after a bout of mumps in his youth. He'll marry Annie, keep the baby, and send Annie back to her parents afterwards. Only, the noble hero begins to lust after her.

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Suddenly, it dawns on him that Annie is deaf, and without any further evidence he decides that she is an exceptionally intelligent young woman who will make him a wonderful wife. It must have been difficult to draw the character of Annie - how much do people mature due to biological changes in our brain, how much due to external influences and social interaction? Annie can lip read and she has grown up among people, which should have allowed her to mature and develop, but yet, when we experience life through Annie's eyes, it is the mindset of a six year old.

The hero deciding to seduce her, despite her obvious lack of sexual awareness and the brutal rape she cannot comprehend or put into context, made me uneasy. When we add to this the physical description of Annie tiny, childlike, frail, etc we get troubling undertones of a grown man attracted to a woman with the mind and body of a child.

Also, I felt the book went over the same ground too much. Time and time again we are told that Annie is a moron, imbecile, retard, backward.

It started getting annoying, having the misdiagnosis rammed down my throat on every page. Further, there are people in the book who are caricature evil - the hero's brother who commits the rape, Annie's parents, the nurse who is employed to look afer her.

I prefer characters with a little more depth. I liked the writing, though, and will try one of the author's other books before giving up on her. View all 4 comments. Me ha parecido un libro muy tierno y me ha gustado mucho.

Mar 02, bibliophile Romance Addict rated it it was amazing Shelves: I have started reading this book with no expectations whatsoever. However, it sucked me in from the start.

I was very angry at some parts, giggling at some parts, and crying at other parts. It was a roller coaster that forced me to experience so many emotions, and I hated so many characters in this book. This is about a girl called Annie. On a very bad day, she got assaulted by a guy in the woods, leading her to become pregnant I have started reading this book with no expectations whatsoever. On a very bad day, she got assaulted by a guy in the woods, leading her to become pregnant.

I love every part of this book because when we first meet Annie, we meet a crazy girl who gets treated really badly by everyone including her own parents. Then, she start growing, becoming better. We get to know the reasons behind her actions, and how she's 'different'.

I really love how she developed through out this book, and how everyone helped her. He was the cutest character ever. I love how he was good from the start, and he never lost his patience. He always helped Annie, and understood her more than anyone. This was one of the very main reasons why I liked this book. I have never heard of Catherin Anderson, so I wasn't expecting anything.

However, after reading this, I was soon surprised because her writing is beautiful. I was so drawn into the book I found myself crying at some scenes, and laughing at others. I really like the vivid description, and the plot was very unique and different.

Maddie, and Fredrick were one of the my favorite secondary characters. Maddie is Irish and her language added a bit more humor to the book. She was very funny, and the way she treated Annie was adorable. Especially the dad It showed how a person can grow to become a better person if they worked hard enough!! Main heroine: Main hero: View all 14 comments. I literally stayed up until 2 am finishing this novel, and I don't regret it even though I'm falling asleep at work.

THIS brb while i go cry som more So, the plot is very obvious because of the blurb but basically Annie is a deaf mute whom everyone believes to be dumb, but she has been repressed, abused and treated so poorly she adapts to this meek "dumb" persona. An evil man rapes her, traumatizing and confusing her, and she is left pregnant with his child.

Enter, Alex.

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Beautiful sensitive cowboy man who is also rich and the sweetest hero I have had the pleasure of reading. I honestly have never read a novel where the hero devotes himself so much to the heroine This romance was a slow burn, about growing out of innocence, learning to trust and love. I really liked that so much of the pov was from Alex, because I'm used to the heroine being the main voice, but here it was so refreshing because he was such a wonderful character.

I laughed and cried and my heart ached by the end of this novel. I can't wait to read more of Catherine Anderson's books. I really like books about traumatized or "different" heroines who are underestimated but persist and their characters grow, and show they are a force to be reckoned with during the course of the novel. That is all.

Jan 02, Rachel rated it it was amazing Shelves: My rating: I would rate this a million stars if I could!!!! That's quite a feat. To be honest, I was hoping the ear horns might be more of a help than they're proving to be.

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Even though, with the horns, she seems able to hear me if I speak loudly, she can't seem to reproduce the sounds correctly. The few words she has actually tried to say are grossly distorted. She lost her hearing at six. It's been fourteen years since she's been allowed to speak. She's forgotten how. With a hearing disability, it's bound to take time for her to relearn all she's forgotten. It would be nice if Annie were to master at least a small vocabulary before it begins learning to talk.

I know you're doing wonders. I take nothing away from you. But to truly recover her speech, Annie should have specialized tutors, people who know how to help her. The school in Albany is reputable. Irene Small, the headmistress, is a fantastic instructor, and in addition to addressing her pupils' educational needs, she sees to it they're enriched culturally and socially.

It would be very good for Annie to go there, at least for two or three years.

That isn't so long a time. She'd still be a young woman when she finished her instruction. And just think how much the experience would benefit her. You look as though I just suggested we send her to a foreign country. I think I could convince Irene to make room for Annie. Since Annie will have a child, she could be a nonresident student.

Maybe Maddy could move to Albany with her. The two of them could rent a small house near the school. Somewhere close enough that Annie could walk to cla.

It's out of the question. We're discussing my wife here. I'm not going to send her away for two to three years. If you think Annie needs a special tutor, I'll hire one. But she's staying here at Montgomery Hall where she belongs, end of discussion. Up there in Albany, the students produce their own plays.

They have dances and socials and musicals, all geared expressly for the deaf. Annie would be around other people like herself for the first time in her life. There's no way you can provide all of those experiences for her here.

But you're asking me to send my wife and child away. I can't do that. I won't. It wouldn't be right. Think about it, Alex.

He paused before opening it to look back at Alex over his shoulder. I'm convinced of that. As I said, I believe I can convince Irene to take her. If you'd like, I'll check into it for you. I think Annie could start instruction in March. She will be sufficiently recovered from childbirth by that time to travel and make the move.

As long as you understand that it's highly unlikely I'd seriously consider it. You always do. Over the next few days, Alex considered what Daniel had said.

So great was his indecision that he even consulted Edie Trimble, who agreed wholeheartedly with Dr. Muir that sending Annie away to school was a wonderful idea. No matter how he circled it, deep down he knew his mother-in-law and the physician were probably right. At a school for the deaf, a whole new world would be opened up for Annie.

She'd learn not only to speak, but to read and write, things Alex wasn't absolutely sure he could teach her. And in addition to that, she would have a chance to be around other people like herself. In Albany, she could make friends, something that had always been denied her. In short, a social life. That was something Alex could not download for her.

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If he kept her here with him at Montgomery Hall, he would be cheating her out of those experiences. For a short time, Alex considered hiring a competent foreman to oversee Montgomery Hall so he might move to Albany and be with Annie while she attended school.

But, after he really thought about it, he knew that would be almost as selfish as keeping her in Hooperville. If he were there in Albany, always backstage, always waiting, she wouldn't feel free to partic. As much as he wanted to be with her, he didn't want to be a proverbial chain around her neck, either. Other people were allowed to experience life to its fullest before being tied down in marriage. Annie deserved the same privilege.

Two or three years As Daniel said, it wasn't that long a time. If all went well, Annie would only be twenty-three when she completed her schooling and came back to live permanently at Montgomery Hall. In the meanwhile, Alex could visit her in Albany occasionally, and she could come home during holidays. He could live with that. He had to. For Annie's sake, he had no choice. Once his decision was made, Alex wasted no time in speaking to Maddy. The housekeeper, though initially against the idea, eventually agreed to accompany Annie to Albany so she could help care for the baby while Annie was attending school.

Once that was settled, Alex began corresponding regularly with Irene Small to ensure Annie's enrollment, to secure off-campus housing for her, and to pay her tuition in advance. After doing all that, only one thing remained to be done, and that was to tell Annie. Alex decided it would be best not to risk upsetting her with the news until after the baby was born. Over the next few weeks, Alex cherished every moment with her, for he knew their time together was destined to end all too soon.

Long walks in the rain. In , she sold her first book to Harlequin Intrigue and went on to write three more before she tried her hand at a single-title historical romance. Nine books later, she did her first single-title contemporary. Catherine married Sidney D.

Anderson, an electrical engineer, and they had two sons, Sidney D. She lives with her husband, Sid, and her rottweilers, Sam and Sassy, who seem convinced they are teacup poodles and that obedience training is for people.

The Andersons' mountaintop chalet is the perfect setting for a writer, for the view is a continuing source of inspiration. In her leisure, Catherine spends time with her friends, her sons and daughters-in-law, and travels to adventures all over the world. New Feature:Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Edited by Tracey Carroll. site Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Coming right to the point, Muir said, "Everything looks normal, Alex, so stop looking so worried. From girl to woman It's already set in a patriarchal time, and Alex is somewhat older than Annie eleven years maybe? In fact, when the hero gets to thinking about sex, he can't even remember the last time he had it - my kind of guy right there!