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Close Enough to Touch - A Novel

Colleen Oakley

A March 2017 Indie Next Pick From the author of Before I Go comes an evocative, poignant, and heartrending exploration of the power and possibilities of the human heart, perfect for fans of the emotional novels of Jojo Moyes and Jodi Picoult. Love has no boundaries... Jubilee Jenkins has a rare condition: she's allergic to human touch. After a nearly fatal accident, she became reclusive, living in the confines of her home for nine years. But after her mother dies, Jubilee is forced to face the world-and the people in it-that she's been hiding from. Jubilee finds safe haven at her local library where she gets a job. It's there she meets Eric Keegan, a divorced man who recently moved to town with his brilliant, troubled, adopted son. Eric is struggling to figure out how to be the dad-and man-he wants so desperately to be. Jubilee is unlike anyone he has ever met, yet he can't understand why she keeps him at arm's length. So Eric sets out to convince Jubilee to open herself and her heart to everything life can offer, setting into motion the most unlikely love story of the year.

A March 2017 Indie Next Pick From the author of Before I Go comes an evocative, poignant, and heartrending exploration of the power and possibilities of the human heart, perfect for fans of the emotional novels of Jojo Moyes and Jodi Picoult. Love has no boundaries... Jubilee Jenkins has a rare condition: she's allergic to human touch. After a nearly fatal accident, she became reclusive, living in the confines of her home for nine years. But after her mother dies, Jubilee is forced to face the world-and the people in it-that she's been hiding from. Jubilee finds safe haven at her local library where she gets a job. It's there she meets Eric Keegan, a divorced man who recently moved to town with his brilliant, troubled, adopted son. Eric is struggling to figure out how to be the dad-and man-he wants so desperately to be. Jubilee is unlike anyone he has ever met, yet he can't understand why she keeps him at arm's length. So Eric sets out to convince Jubilee to open herself and her heart to everything life can offer, setting into motion the most unlikely love story of the year.
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A March 2017 Indie Next Pick From the author of Before I Go comes an evocative, poignant, and heartrending exploration of the power and possibilities of the human heart, perfect for fans of the emotional novels of Jojo Moyes and Jodi Picoult. Love has no boundaries... Jubilee Jenkins has a rare condition: she's allergic to human touch. After a nearly fatal accident, she became reclusive, living in the confines of her home for nine years. But after her mother dies, Jubilee is forced to face the world-and the people in it-that she's been hiding from. Jubilee finds safe haven at her local library where she gets a job. It's there she meets Eric Keegan, a divorced man who recently moved to town with his brilliant, troubled, adopted son. Eric is struggling to figure out how to be the dad-and man-he wants so desperately to be. Jubilee is unlike anyone he has ever met, yet he can't understand why she keeps him at arm's length. So Eric sets out to convince Jubilee to open herself and her heart to everything life can offer, setting into motion the most unlikely love story of the year.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Candace Thaxton, Kirby Heyborne, Jonathan Todd Ross

Length:

11h 39m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:28


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:00


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

32:26


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

25:49


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

32:21


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

13:21


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:01


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

20:30


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

25:50


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:19


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:38


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:31


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

22:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

36:50


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

27:15


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

28:49


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

25:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

36:03


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

42:17


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

18:14


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

33:42


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

29:35


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

41:17


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

23:23


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

22:45


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:20


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

21:00


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

17:32


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

24:50


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

10:01


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

21:29


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:07


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

22:45


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

00:58