My Oxford Year
Alabama dairy farmers Betsy and Ty Franklin have long since buried their desire for children of their own. Then her sister, Jenna, leaves her two young daughters for "just two weeks." Betsy's wall of self-protection begins to crumble as she and Ty revel in the laughter that fills their home. Meanwhile, Hurricane Ingrid aims a steady eye at the Alabama coast, and Jenna must make a decision that will change her family's future.
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About the Author
Julia Whelan, winner of numerous Earphones Awards, won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Romance Narration in 2013 and has also been a finalist for an Audie Award in other years. She was named one of AudioFile magazine's Best Voices of 2010, and two of her audio narrations were shortlisted for the American Library Association's notable recordings of 2010. Her narration of Jandy Nelson's The Sky Is Everywhere earned a place in the first round of 2011 Grammy nominations for Best Spoken Word Album. She is a former child actor who has appeared in multiple films and television shows, most notably ABC's Once and Again. After receiving her college degree, she returned to the film industry and is also a writer.