This is a moving story by Tracie Peterson, an author who manages to tackle issues of faith and trust in God without sugar sweet or corniness. Her characters are both relate-able and flawed. Additionally, I enjoyed the historical setting of the both the Civil War and the our country's difficult times with American Indians.
I read started this series because I really enjoyed another of Peggy Henderson's time travel romances. This series is set in Yellowstone which is treated as one of the characters in the story. The author has a great fondness, and familiarity with the park and it makes the location come alive.
I admit this wasn't one of my favorite narrators, and at times her reading really fumbled especially attempting a french accent. But the story was engaging and I couldn't stop listening.
I'm looking forward to more books in the series...just hoping a different narrator reads them, but I will listen regardless.
I'd be hard pressed to actually recommend this title. I really wanted to like it, I think the author has some talent but the character development was pretty weak and the "conflict" that faced the H/H was lame at best. At one point I was so over the Heroine I didn't care if she got her HEA. I like the narrator a lot, which is why I decided to get the title even though I hadn't heard of the author. Xe does a great job with the various characters, and I may try another title to see if the author does a better job with the next storyline.
I chose this title because I have always enjoyed the narrator, Natalie Ross and it was relatively inexpensive with my member discount. What a wonderful surprise! I have a new author to explore all of her other works. Kim Law has written an intelligent, charming, funny, and moving story about Andi and Mark set in a fictional place I wish was real, Turtle Island. I want to live there too!
This story moves the two main characters past something that seems impossible to get past, but she does so believably. Perhaps it was that I related a lot to the main character or at least how she handles conflict, but I really felt it was realistic (something you don't always find in a romance novel).
This book had me laughing out loud at times, holding my breath during a few pretty steamy scenes and ultimately sighing with contentment.
Great book, highly recommend it! Looking forward to checking out the next book in the series as well as the author's earlier series!
My only complaint is the length of the book...I didn't want it to end! This was another laugh out loud funny by the awesome Molly Harper, narrated to perfection by Amanda Ronconi!
I am a huge fan of Molly's supernatural series - the vamps and the werewolves, but these dips into Kentucky, bluegrass, rednecks and the tourism board have been delightful.
Wow...what a journey it has been. Sookie...you will be missed, especially as read by Miss Johanna Parker who has done such an incredible job bringing her and all the crazy characters of BonTemps to life all these years.
I was not disappointed by the ending. I felt like the last several books have been preparing us readers for what happens in this book. I think people who just really wanted to see a SPECIFIC HEA with a certain love interest are hollering about being disappointed. Which I really feel is too bad, and unfair. If you stop and see who Sookie is, what she loves, what she hopes for and dreams to have one day...what transpires makes sense.
Ms. Harris had a lot to cover in this book, and a lot of characters were brought in that have touched Sookie's life over the years. She handles it with aplumb. Again, people have complained about mundane details...but those little snippets of ordinary life have always been a part of the series, as much as some amazing sex and unforgettable get out of a jam sequences! It was all there for book number 13. Not sure it was lucky 13... there are probably other books that will remain my personal favorite but it is for varying reasons.
But overall, I thought this was a good book. I listened to it almost straight through. Partially, because I wanted to know HOW it all ended, but also I was caught up in the story. Thanks Charlaine!!
Great listen! Julia Whelan does an incredible job with the many voices in the story, not the least is which is the age difference that is covered by the main character.
I had hesitated on this book for awhile, uncertain that it would be engaging AND entertaining. The subject matter seemed a bit bleak. But the characters are engaging and often entertaining. Nora Roberts has done a masterful job of balancing our very intelligent and logical heroine with a cast of characters that help her find her emotions and heart. Again, this is an excellent story with a superb narrator!
First let me say that I am a Susan Mallery fan. Unfortunately, this one was really disappointing.
I loved the last book - Heidi and Rafe's story. That story had realistic characters facing a challenge, then overcoming the obstacles.
The main problem with this book is the two characters don't really have a reason not to be together. So the author has to drum the same lines over, and over and over again.
I'm not even half way through and I'm struggling to listen to the rest. But basically so far I have heard the same line again and again. See even my review is redundant!
I will update if I make it through, and manage to feel better about the second half.
Admittedly I am a relative newbie in the Mystery genre, but this story was so well crafted I couldn't figure out the Who Dunnit until the author revealed the person, and story had me so engrossed I was trying hard to figure out a number of things to see how the mystery pieced together.
The narrator did a terrific job with the voices - male and female. I know I have listened to other books that she has read, but I will look her up to listen to books she has read. She is awesome.
This is an excellent book, the romance is hot, the suspense is strong and the end extremely satisfying.
This is a great story, and read by an excellent narrator. I am actually writing this review after listening to the book a 2nd time. I had liked it the first time, but after being so fully engrossed the second I had to log in and give the book it's due praise. The narrator does a wonderful job with the voices, and there is a wild cast of characters that she gets to play with. A great love story but not to be out done by the mystery and suspense of the book. A strong woman character that you can believe in, like and root for. Truly a thumbs up in every way.
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