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A Christmas tale of family, love, and forgiveness. Note: this is a short story....

Title : ino s love
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ISBN : 20501454
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Number of Pages : 20 Pages
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ino s love Reviews

  • Kati
    2018-09-17 10:36

    *** I was given an e-copy of this book by the author. All opinions are my own.This book took me no time at all to read. As soon as I started reading I was hooked and devoured the pages. This was a very touching Christmas story.

  • Nadine Keels
    2018-09-28 11:12

    "You'll know, Ruby. Your boys will scatter across the country chasing their dreams, and as painful as it may be, you'll want them to live their own lives."Eighty-year-old Innocenzia Bellarosa hasn't been well, but she perks up when her CEO son, Ray, calls to let her know he'll be stopping by to visit before Christmas Eve. Yet, while Ino and her home health aid, Ruby, prepare dinner for Ray's visit, love during the holiday extends to more than just family in Ino's Love, a tale by author Marianne Sciucco.This short Christmas story is perfect for when you have a little time--and a little Kleenex, just in case. I saw much of what was coming in the story, but watching it unfold still tugged at my heartstrings anyway.While some little bits seem to unnecessarily state (or repeat?) the obvious, the tale doesn't shy away from taking an honest look at human nature. In a situation that's pretty wrong, Ino is pretty right (that's what tears me up!), and she finds a way to still make Christmas, Christmas.A quick and bittersweet read that ultimately made me smile, even if I might've been teary.

  • Emmy
    2018-10-13 11:31

    •audiobook•Looking back, I don’t regret that I didn’t spend enough “Christmas Days” with my parents. We chose a different day to celebrate it; when it wouldn’t be interrupted with ex’s visitations, etc. My mom and dad knew how much I loved and appreciated them. And the time we spent together wasn’t nestled between the times we had to be “there, there, and there by X o’clock.”Ino has a successful son who was going to be in town. His responsibilities pull him thin and he’s unable to see his mom, as was ‘last-minute-planned.’Ino’s caregiver is too quick to judge, but Ino understands. And she teaches Ruby to understand the season is about love, understanding, and tolerance - and everything happens for a reason .... and you can’t help but wonder about the presents! Terry Murphy did a wonderful job, portraying the various feelings of the short story. I would recommend this audio to anyone who needs a gentle nudge to get into or stay in good spirits.

  • Caren
    2018-09-26 09:26

    A short sweet Christmas tale. A great story for the holiday season.

  • Amie's Book Reviews
    2018-10-14 10:21

    Title: INO'S LOVEAuthor: Marianne Sciucco Type of Book: Audiobook- Unabridged Narrator: Terry MurphyLength: 28 minutesGenre: Fiction, Short Stories Release Date: September 21, 2015Publisher: Bunky PressRating: 4 out of 5 stars⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ DESCRIPTION FROM AUDIBLE: "Into prepares a Christmas feast for her successful CEO son, but when he's too busy to spend the holiday with his mother, she shares her dinner and gifts with her home health aide. Sometimes, the people who love us best are not family."MY REVIEW: This audiobook was a very quick listen. The entire story only lasted 28 minutes, but within those twenty-eight minutes quite a lot took place. Ino is an elderly widow living in an apartment in New York's Little Italy. She has lived there for most of her life and she has no intention of ever moving, despite the fact that she now has difficulty handling the stairs. As far as Ino is concerned, there is nothing or no one that could ever convince her move away from the place where she experienced so many happy moments in her life.Ruby is a paid caregiver who visits Ino several times a week and spends a few hours with her each time. This service is paid for by Ino's son who is a bigshot corporate executive who makes a ton of money, but lives on the other side of the country. When business brings him to New York a few days before Christmas he calls his mother and tells her that he is dropping by to visit her. Ino is excited that her son is coming to see her and she cooks his favourite food. However, he calls and says he can't make it. Ino decides to ask Ruby to stay for dinner instead.I have to admit that it made me quite angry that her son was so self-absorbed that he didn't even consider his mother's feelings when he cancelled. Sadly, this scenario is one that plays out way too often in households across the country. There is a whole extra topic of conversation and discussion that arises when Ruby stays for dinner, but I won't go into detail here because I don't want to ruin the story for potential audiobook listeners. I will say that if this audiobook does not make you feel, then you are immune to normal human emotions. The narrator for this audiobook was outstanding, perfectly capturing the mood and emotions of the characters in this story. I rate the audiobook as 4 out of 5 stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️* I received a free copy of this audiobook from AudioBookBlast dot com in exchange for an honest review.

  • Caffee K.
    2018-10-07 07:13

    When I asked about short stories, I was given this one by Marianne Sciucco to read. Thanks to having interviewed her, I had a sneaking hunch what I was getting in for. Little did I know just how much it would resonate with many of my own patients during my time as a home health aide.Though the story is only about a single day, it is a day well worth remembering, and has a very happy (and surprising) ending. From the time Marianne enters the home until the time she leaves for the night, the story covers a full range of emotions: joy, sorrow, anger, irritation, and contentment.There is no need for world building, so Marianne deftly sets up the setting with a few quick sketches, and focuses on what is important – the people. Specifically, Ino. The wonderful lady who stars in this piece is shown in depth, even though we only get to meet her for a day. And, once you get to meet her, you are introduced to many through her, because she is almost an archetypal home care patient – kind, considerate, and grateful that someone comes to see them regularly.The pace of the story presents the same tension most home health aids face – check in, get your work done, catch the little errands that get forgotten until you remind the patient, and get out before your allotted time is up. There is a distinct change in the pacing once the story moves beyond the scheduled work onto the personal clock of the care giver. This not only brought a wistful smile to my face, but had me nodding along to the remainder of the story.For those who have worked in the home health field, this short story will probably make you smile and laugh while you cringe at what happens along the way. For everyone else, I would think the emotional flavor would be a little different. Even though details have been changed to protect the patient’s this story is modeled on, what emerges is something that I think everyone should learn about. Well done Marianne!

  • Margarida
    2018-10-17 11:16

    Um delicioso conto sobre uma idosa, Ino, que na antevéspera do Natal espera a visita do filho. Tem 80 anos e recebe a visita várias vezes por semana de uma auxiliar, que lhe faz as limpezas e verifica se ela tomou a medicação. Esteve internada no hospital há algumas semanas, com uma crise de diabetes e cardíaca. Ao decorrer do conto vemos a alegria da idosa em preparar um jantar especial para o filho, com tudo o que ele gosta e a preocupação da auxiliar, por ela se estar a cansar. Quando se aproxima a hora marcada para a chegada do filho, vemos a desilusão de Ino quando o filho lhe diz que afinal teve uns problemas com a reunião de trabalho e que não vai poder ir. No entanto, envia um emissário com os presentes de Natal da mãe.A auxiliar fica incomodada com a quantidade de presentes enviados, a maior parte deles inútil para uma idosa, mas sobretudo pela falta de respeito e atenção do filho para com a mãe. A idosa diz que não faz mal.O afecto é trocado entre as duas, quando a idosa a convida para jantar, partilham a refeição e depois a idosa dá-lhe o resto da comida confeccionada para ela levar para casa para a sua família. Leva-a a um quarto onde tem prateleiras recheadas com os presentes que o filho lhe manda todos os anos e começa a dar presentes para os filhos, marido e para a própria auxiliar.No final do conto, apesar de termos uma sensação desagradável face ao abandono do filho da idosa, temos uma sensação de ternura quando vemos o afecto entre a idosa e a auxiliar e a alegria da idosa em partilhar aquilo que tem e que não lhe faz falta.

  • Teressa
    2018-09-28 09:25

    "A Bittersweet Story by a Wonderful Author" I absolutely loved listening to "Ino's Love." There was a lot of love packed into this audiobook. I simply adored Ino and on some level can relate to her situation. She's older and in not so great health therefore she has Ruby, her home healthcare nurse who helps her with things and makes sure she takes her medicine. When Ruby shows up on December 23, to her surprise, Ino's been cooking for her son who's planning to visit.I especially enjoyed Marianne Sciucco's writing style and I loved Ino. I hope to listen to more books by Marianne in the future.Terry Murphy did an outstanding job narrating this story. She had a nice tone with unmistakable personalities for the characters. I hope to hear more from her in the future as well. She and the author made this audiobook a real treat. It's great when author and reader are a perfect match."This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com."

  • Jovanna
    2018-09-19 14:22

    Excellent real life Christmas short story.

  • Kathryn Theulen dailey
    2018-09-29 12:16

    "Heart touching"Would you consider the audio edition of Ino's Love to be better than the print version?It is a book that can easily be listened to in the car on your way to work. So that makes the audio nice.What did you like best about this story?Ino what a sweet caring lady. I would love to find out that this story was based on a real lady the author had known. She unconditionally loved her son. Even though he had let his life become more important than spending time with his mother.Which character – as performed by Terry Murphy – was your favorite?Terry did a nice job with the short story. She helped make it a sweet story to listen to.Who was the most memorable character of Ino's Love and why?The care giver. It was nice to see that someone had cared so much and Ino.Any additional comments?I was provided this audio book at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com

  • S.A. Molteni
    2018-10-12 08:30

    no's Love by Marianne Sciucco is a Christmas story that will pull at your heart strings and warm your spirit.Ino is an elderly woman, Ruby is her care-giver. The two woman have a special bond, as do many care-givers and their clients in the real world. When Ino's successful son again cancels a visit to Ino on Christmas, Ruby goes above and beyond the call of care-giver duty to make certain Ino is not alone on Christmas.As a daughter with an elderly mother, I see just how important visits to her are. I also am very thankful that one of my sisters lives in with her and is always there for her. Care-givers are an underappreciated breed and we should all be thankful for their time and service. I certainly am.

  • Susie Q
    2018-10-02 12:17

    This is a sweet and tender short story that turned out to be a wonderful listening experience for me. In the past, I have only listened to a couple of short stories and was a bit disappointed in them. What a nice surprise to listen to Ino's Love! Ino is a lovely older woman who shows her love in such a nice way to her son and her caregiver and left me with sweet memories of my grandmother.I was given this audio book in exchange for and honest and unbiased review.

  • Katy
    2018-10-03 09:36

    This is a beautifully written short story about an elderly woman and her caregiver through a home health service. I love Ino's spunk! Thanks to the talent of the author, the reader comes to know Ino and the narrator as if they are living, breathing people, and this reader ached for Ino's situation and cheered at the perfect, resonating ending. This story will stay in my heart and memory always.

  • Julie Powell
    2018-10-18 06:13

    I won a copy of this short story.A bitter-sweet story of the love a woman for her offspring, despite the excuses of neglect for her. This is a well-written tender tale of love, heartache, giving and taking.Recommended.

  • Laura Hermosa
    2018-09-26 08:07

    I recived a free copy from Story Cartel in exchange of my review. I have to say that this story moved me deeply and when finished reading it I had 3 ideas in my mind: to punch Frank's nose, to hug Ino and to visit my parents with more frequency

  • Kate
    2018-09-25 10:24

    This is a heartfelt short story. Too many times the scenario is so real. Very appropriate especially before Mother's Day.

  • Nina
    2018-10-09 11:26

    This is a quick read and a touching story. I enjoyed it and would recommend it to all.