The Amazing Interlude

Read by MaryAnn

(4.8 stars; 151 reviews)

It is the early days of The Great War. As the curtain rises, Sara Lee is sitting by the fire in her aunt and uncle’s home, knitting a baby afghan. Her beau’s name is Harvey. He has his eye on a little house that is just perfect for two and he will soon propose to Sara Lee. But in this play, the mise en scène is about to change. A fairyland transformation will take place and Sara Lee will step into a new and different story, where she is the princess in a forest of adventure. There is a prince, too, whose name is Henri. He is as strange as the forest itself. And then just as suddenly, the scene changes back and Sara Lee is once again sitting alone by the fire, knitting socks for the soldiers this time, and with a memory and a new stirring in her heart. This is the story of Sara Lee’s amazing interlude. (Summary by MaryAnn) (7 hr 5 min)


01 - Chapter 1 24:11 Read by MaryAnn
02 - Chapter 2 19:27 Read by MaryAnn
03 - Chapter 3 13:54 Read by MaryAnn
04 - Chapter 4 8:16 Read by MaryAnn
05 - Chapter 5 23:41 Read by MaryAnn
06 - Chapter 6 19:03 Read by MaryAnn
07 - Chapter 7 11:53 Read by MaryAnn
08 - Chapter 8 13:32 Read by MaryAnn
09 - Chapter 9 13:03 Read by MaryAnn
10 - Chapter 10 20:05 Read by MaryAnn
11 - Chapter 11 15:15 Read by MaryAnn
12 - Chapter 12 10:55 Read by MaryAnn
13 - Chapter 13 9:48 Read by MaryAnn
14 - Chapter 14 15:01 Read by MaryAnn
15 - Chapter 15 17:27 Read by MaryAnn
16 - Chapter 16 17:07 Read by MaryAnn
17 - Chapter 17 14:50 Read by MaryAnn
18 - Chapter 18 7:09 Read by MaryAnn
19 - Chapter 19 17:28 Read by MaryAnn
20 - Chapter 20 8:57 Read by MaryAnn
21 - Chapter 21 12:11 Read by MaryAnn
22 - Chapter 22 13:08 Read by MaryAnn
23 - Chapter 23 18:07 Read by MaryAnn
24 - Chapter 24 16:37 Read by MaryAnn
25 - Chapter 25 10:05 Read by MaryAnn
26 - Chapter 26 8:55 Read by MaryAnn
27 - Chapter 27 10:58 Read by MaryAnn
28 - Chapter 28 8:15 Read by MaryAnn
29 - Chapter 29 14:21 Read by MaryAnn
30 - Chapter 30 12:13 Read by MaryAnn



(5 stars)

Rinehart's WWI books are powerful.

Amazing interlude for the listener, too!!

(5 stars)

An absolutely beautifully read (absolutely beautiful) story, captivating up to its very beautiful end! I found the summary a little bit misleading, and am oh SO glad I decided to try this novel, a heart-tugging tale of one woman's efforts (against all odds) in the midst of the the bleakest days of the War. It's told especially from the Belgian point of view, which I've never heard, so I found that particularly interesting, and relates varying degrees of concern, amongst Americans, regarding a war that seemed, to most at that point, unrelated, and far away... I LOVED this book, down to its (beautiful) end, and heartily recommend it! Bravo, Maryann, for a job elegantly well done! (Did I say beautiful??!?) :). Enjoy!

moving heart wrenching love & war story

(5 stars)

a very good reader, she always does a fantastic job. the books starts out heavy with pro war help our boys over there kind of stuff and i didnt think i was going to like the book because it started out not taking a very realistic look at war. but it soon moved overseas and to the front line. that is when the book became so touching. a peek at what men went through in those times of war without supplies. and a love story started to grow. then the writer seemed to accurately grasp the struggle people have to readjust to coming home from war. a fine story, would make a wonderful movie if it isnt already one.

Amazing Interlude

(5 stars)

A wonderful story of love, pain, laughter and sorrow. I had never before heard the story of what war was like so long ago. But no war is good and it leaves so many lost, shattered. No one knows what they would really do if faced with the choices of life and death. Would you be able to leave your home, family, all you knew and travel to a far off place. A place where you didn’t know the language. But because you felt the need to help in some small way you would go. Such is a true giving heart. I want to say thank you to the reader, for doing a wonderful job. God Bless.

Inspiring and engaging

(5 stars)

This book offers an inspiring look at WWI and how society viewed a woman's role in 1918. Stick it out through the first few chapters. The book begins with a tough, vivid look at Europe during the War. The story develops into an insightful, romantic novel filled with characters you will enjoy. The summary is off the mark and doesn't give accurate info about the book. The reader did a great job. I look forward to listening to more books read by Mary Ann

Beautifully read

(3 stars)

The reader did a beautiful job of reading this book. I thought the story was rather unbelievable and far fetched. It wasn't until the last third of the book that I really got interested in the outcome. The ending was worth persevering through the rest of the story, but I still think it was an unrealistic premise.

I loved This Story

(5 stars)

I loved this story so much that I cried when it ended as I wanted it to go on and on... What an incredibly inspiring tale and it brought out the romantic in me! The reader was so wonderful and her voice and tone made this already lovely story even more so. Thank you!


(5 stars)

Don't let the description of this book put you off! Almost decided not to listen to it but when another reviewer said the book was much better than the description, I figured I'd try it. So glad I did. It is a very sweet story that will keep you guessing.