I really enjoyed this listen. I especially like the English accent for the books that are set in the days of the Old English gentry. This was a good story. Lots of plot, not just romance.
I enjoyed this book. The narrator did well also. I like narrators that read in such a way you scarcely think of them.
At first I thought this book was going to only be about a teacher in a handicapped classroom. Though I enjoy books about this I was glad I kept listening. It turns into a very sweet story. I will recommend it to my friends who know and love Down's Syndrome children and adults.
“I love all genres of books, however when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
This is the first novel I've read by Tamera Alexander, and I'm starting to think that she won't make my top list of Historical Romance authors. There are MANY things going for this novel: the depth and beauty of the setting, the side characters are well fleshed out and endearing, and the parallel Alexander makes between Ridley's work with a mare and his pursuit of Olivia is brilliant.
And yet---I found myself eagerly reading for the romantic scenes I was hoping for: a deep and revealing conversation about Olivia's past marriage (didn't happen), a rescue during a dangerous situation (no rescue, and actually, any "dangerous" situation in the book is quickly dealt with little consequence)....just MORE. I wanted MORE out of their conversations. It felt like the romance piece was being ushered along to speed up Olivia's obligatory mourning period for her first husband. Therefore, weeks go by without her seeing Ridley, and when they finally interact, it isn't very exciting!
All in all, days later I am still thinking about the Belle Meade plantation and the characters. I just wish the romance had been more satisfying.
Those who don't like any sex scenes in a romantic book then this one is for you