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5.0 out of 5 stars Didn't want it to end
This book left me feeling very good. It's the story of a young woman thought to be mad, who is raped by a reckless, rich young man. The older brother does the honorable thing and marries her when the family discovers she's pregnant. Alex discovers that Annie is not crazy, only deaf. He then uses lots of creative ways to bring her out of the sheltered world she's...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Didn't want it to end, 24 Aug. 1998
By A Customer
This review is from: Annie's Song (Mass Market Paperback)
This book left me feeling very good. It's the story of a young woman thought to be mad, who is raped by a reckless, rich young man. The older brother does the honorable thing and marries her when the family discovers she's pregnant. Alex discovers that Annie is not crazy, only deaf. He then uses lots of creative ways to bring her out of the sheltered world she's been forced to live in by her parents and the neighboring community. There are many funny scenes where Alex needs to explain things to Annie since she can't hear him. Most touching is the scene where she witnesses a mare birthing her foal and Annie believes this is how babies are also born. This is definitely a heartwarming tale and makes you wish there were more men like this in the world.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A tender love story with an original twist., 19 Nov. 1998
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This review is from: Annie's Song (Mass Market Paperback)
Imagine being deaf and mute since childhood, and treated as if you're idiot because no one understands. Then imagine being raped by the boorish younger brother of the richest man in town. These experiences were beyond me until I read Annie's song. Alex Montgomery, feeling guilty about the way his brother Douglas attacked Annie (who is believed to be mentally unbalanced) and offers to marry her when he discovers she's pregnant. That guilt soon turns to admiration and love when he discovers that his wife is deaf and extremely intelligent. Alex slowly coaxes her out of her silent world through loud noises that would break most anyone's ear drums, and through learning Sign Language. The way Catherine Anderson manages to convey Annie's feelings and how she and Alex communicate is very original.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Annie's Song is music to the eyes., 20 Dec. 1996
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This review is from: Annie's Song (Mass Market Paperback)
Annie's Song, written by one of my favorite authors, Catherine Anderson,
is a lovely piece of work.

I especially like this story because Catherine Anderson isn't
afraid to show the ugly side of human nature. Annie is a mute
who is so innocent she does not understand the base nature
of man. It is Alex Montgomery who takes her in and begins
to see her as a whole person, opening his heart without being
aware that it is he who needs Annie more than she needs him.

Annie's progress through Alex's teaching is a wonder to
read. She blossoms from child to woman and teaches all who
are involved in her life that it is the heart that gives love
and forgives.

I recommend this book to any romance fan. Catherine Anderson
is truly a gifted author and continues to excel in her work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Poignant..., 28 Feb. 2013
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Simply stated by the title of the review this book is profoundly moving and touching. I believe there are some books that once read will stay with you forever and this is one of them. Forget about putting this book down all I can tell you is that you will never want the story to end.

Annie is considered a moron, idiot, dimwitted, and considered by her family to have gone mad after she suffered from a fever at the age of 6. Although her family has kept her within their household to raise her rather than an institution they treat her as though she is little more than an animal. At 20 years old it is believed she has the mind of a child, but very much has the body of a woman. They allow her to roam the woods in the town without supervision. One day she is confronted in those woods by a group of men, one of which is cruel and careless. He takes Annie's innocence by force and has no remorse for what has been done.

Alex Montgomery is the brother of the man who took Annie's innocence. The Montgomery's are the wealthiest family in the town and want for nothing. But, once Alex learns what his brother has done he casts him out of the home never to return again and has sworn he will not help aid his brother in getting out of this. Upon learning that Annie is pregnant and Alex beleives he is unable to have children as he was stricken with mumps at a very young age he marries Annie and will raise the baby as his own.

After marrying Annie she goes to live with Alex. They soon discover that she is none of the things she was considered to be but the fever has taken her hearing and she is deaf.

This book will make you live through every spectrum of emotion with each turn of a page. There is one part in particular that for me is truly wonderful and it is when Alex comes upon Annie in the attic carrying hosting an afternoon of tea and conversation and then dancing with a man she has created from a suit and stockings. When Alex dances with her I had tears streaming down my face and when he sits down to have an imaginary cup of tea with her the tears continued.... But within seconds the laughter came as the mouse goes up his trousers and Annie speaks aloud for the first time.

This is a love story that defies all odds, call it what you will fate, kismet that these two characters find each other. It was a sheer privelege to read such a story of love conquering all.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars anderson out did herself with this one, none of her books have matched this one, 24 Mar. 2009
This review is from: Annie's Song (Mass Market Paperback)
I bought this book about three years ago and couldn't put it down. it made me cry, laugh and at times angry with Douglas(Alex's disturbed brother). I have absoltely refused to part with this book, and still find that I still think about that story. I am romance novel addict, but this touched me deeply. I want a man like Alex. One of the best novels I have ever read, and that is saying alot, as I have literally read Thousands. Buy it and read it, you would forget the story ever.

serious Fan of this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very good book, 30 Dec. 1998
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I am a 15 year old female who HAD to read for school. I took on the attitude that books take to long, go see a movie kinda thing. I really don't like to read, but once I got started in the book I just couldn't put is back down. I stayed up till it was time to get ready for shool just to see how it ended. And it was worth every moment. I sometimes catch my slef thinking about the story and then go back and reread, and all this from someone who doesn't like to read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars 'Annie's Song' was a great read., 19 Jun. 1997
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I enjoyed reading Annie's Song . The story is well written and often amusing, considering the fact that one of the main characters (Annie) is deaf. The two main characters share a love for one another that allows them to go beyond the normal boundaries of communication and form a relationship that most only dream about.
This book is heart-warming and entertaining. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good summer read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Romance EVER!, 26 Feb. 2011
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This review is from: Annie's Song (Mass Market Paperback)
I love this books so much. It's one of the best romance novels I have read. When people ask me what my favorite romance is, I always say Annie's Song.
I really recommend this book to anyone who loves a good romantic novel that doesn't have a villain trying to break the hero and heroine apart. Most of the story is focused on Annie and Alex's relationship.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best books I ever read., 25 April 1999
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This book was so good, that I hated to see it end. It made me want to read everything Catherine Anderson had written. The story is sweet and heartwarming. It will put a smile on your face. I would recommend it to anyone because it is really good. It is a feel good book.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Sweet, Sweet Heart-Warming Romance, 28 Sept. 1997
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I have read many romances, but this must be the sweetest romance I have ever read. When Alex Montgomery marries the lovely deaf/mute Annie out of his percieved obligation, he believes he is saddle with an idiot wife. Not to soon after the wedding, Alex realizes the error of his ideas and crusades to woe and love his wife. Alex's quest to open his wife to a world she never knew is funny and heartwarming as he rushes into the process with unrelenting determination and optimism. Anderson has written a heart-engaging romance that successfully engages the reader on behalf of Alex and Annie, to surpass their initial inability to communicate to develop a love and joy for each other that knows no bounds. This book is definitely a 10+!
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