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Length: 302 pages Word Wise: Enabled

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About the Author

Marla Blowers, who grew up in a small town in Nebraska, spent much of her childhood on long vacations with her parents. In their RV, she would pass the time reading. Her love of traveling carried over to adulthood, when she eventually moved to Arizona with her own family. She currently works for an airline, which allows her to satisfy her travel desires. Blowers’s other interests include writing, horses, cycling, hiking and various power sports.

Product Details

  • File Size: 436 KB
  • Print Length: 302 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1461167132
  • Publication Date: August 18, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005OT3TCI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #289,722 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Marla Blowers, who grew up in a small town in Nebraska, spent much of her childhood on long vacations with her parents. In their RV, she would pass the time reading. Her love of travel carried over to adulthood, when she eventually moved to Arizona with her own family. She currently works for an airline, which allows her to satisfy her travel desires. Blowers's other interests include writing, horses, and various power sports.
She currently lives in a small community in Arizona, with her husband and two adorable little Shih Tzus.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dee on September 27, 2011
Format: Paperback
This book, Young and Naive Learning to Fall, kept me interested from the first words to the last. Bobbie's struggles to find her mother and resolve the mystery of why she was left at the orphanage, her romances and the story of her life were developed in a way that keep me fascinated.
It was an easy book to read and difficult to put down. I was extremely disapointed when I finished the book. I felt like I had lost a friend. I hope Marla writes another book real soon. If this is a first book I can't wait to see what her next one will be..Loved it!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Hatchiekid on October 4, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
"Young and Nave" is a very soft and sweet story filled with deep emotions concerning love, loss, and triumph of the human spirit. The author paints a very clear picture of how all of her central characters (women of several generations) face many obstacles throughout their lives; the old and new, the good and bad, and still find the strength within themselves to push on to the happiness they so desperately deserves. Overall, this was a very good book that will captivate every reader and completely steal your heart.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By The Sinner Reader on September 14, 2011
Format: Paperback
After spending her childhood living in an orphanage, Bobbi quietly dreams of meeting the parents that she has never known. The day comes that her dream becomes reality. With the help of a private investigator, she is reunited with her mother, but it is not quite the happily ever after of her childhood dreams.

This book was easy to get into and it held me captive. Blower's characters are very true to life, and you will cheer for them to the very end. She did an awesome job of capturing human emotion on paper. I could feel each of the character's happiness and sorrow. I believe this is Marla Blowers first book and I have to say that I am impressed.
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13 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Darby on March 3, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I'm very troubled by a trend I see in how publishing and reviews work these days. The high reviews for this book that come before mine MUST be due to one of two things, or perhaps both:

1. Reviewers are friends of the author and want to support the effort with a positive review.
2. Society has really dumbed down a lot.

The first is understandable, but dishonest, nonetheless. The second is downright scary. Both leave me extremely leery of this new world where it's so easy to self-publish and get good reviews for bad writing.

As to the book itself, I hardly know where to start! It's rife with spelling, usage, and punctuation errors. Scenes change abruptly from one paragraph to the next with no attempt at a logical transition, making the concept of "chapters" seem moot. Sometimes characters' thoughts are in italics, sometimes not. In one instance of italicised thought, it was impossible to tell who was doing the thinking, the main (human) character, or a pony. One of the more egregious usage errors is a line where "then" is used where "than" should be. Worse, an inexplicable line where a mother speaking to her adopted son says, "I hope you don't go looking for your paternal mother." Oookay...

Overall, the style and tone of the book gives the impression it was written by a 14-year-old girl. There's no character development, and there's very little to distinguish one flat, one-dimensional personality from another.

The impression that the author is very young is heavily reinforced by an apparent lack of understanding about how certain things work in the real world. Most notably, child service workers don't call couples out of the blue to ask if they'd like to foster a child, but in the world of this book, that's exactly what happens.
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