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Betty

Elizabeth Daniels

Aurora, CO, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • 9 reviews
  • 27 ratings
  • 145 titles in library
  • 10 purchased in 2014
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  • Lilly’s Wedding Quilt: A Patch of Heaven Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Kelly Long
    • Narrated By Christine Williams
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (27)

    Local Amish schoolteacher Lilly Lapp is tired of weddings, afraid of horses, and immersed in caring for her depressed mother. But when Jacob Wyse, a handsome horse breeder from her small community rescues her from a dangerous accident, Lilly discovers a renewed interest in life and the possibility of love.

    Carrie F. Pagels says: "Wonderful Romantic Tension"
    "Amish?"
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    I have read many, many Amish books and if you are looking for true Amish fiction don't waste your money. This is modern fiction under the gize of Amish fiction. Very disappointed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Butterfly Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Annette Blair
    • Narrated By Ariana Westfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (16)

    Amishwoman Sara Lapp, all but shunned for studying with the local doctor to become a midwife, is shocked that, after months of waiting, her first call comes from “Mad” Adam Zuckerman, a self-appointed outcast. Adam doesn’t want her to attend at a birth, but to tend to his children because his wife has died in childbed. Adam wants to love his children, but he is afraid he will hurt them in the way his father hurt him. Without his late wife, Abby, to protect them, Adam must find someone else to care for the girls.

    DARA says: "Good Book"
    "Should have an "R" rating"
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    I have never had an Amish book that had sexual content. Loved the book Minus the sexual content!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sarah’s Garden: A Patch of Heaven Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Kelly Long
    • Narrated By Christine Williams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    Deep in the heart of Pennsylvania’s Allegheny Mountains, shy Sarah King is happiest when working in her vibrant Amish kitchen garden, but new family responsibilities lead her into the confusing world of the English. Sarah finds her life turned around when she encounters the community’s new English veterinarian, Grant Williams.

    Carrie F. Pagels says: "A Beautiful Patchwork of Characterization & Story"
    "Loved this book!"
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    There hasn't been many good new Amish books lately. Either the story is good and performance is bad or the other way around. This is an all around good book. I have listened to it twice. Awesome book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Shell Seekers

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By Rosamunde Pilcher
    • Narrated By Lynn Redgrave
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (26)

    Set in London and Cornwall from World War II to present, The Shell Seekers tells the story of the Keeling family, and of the passions and heartbreak that have held them together for three generations. The family centers around Penelope, and it is her love, courage, and sense of values that determine the course of all their lives.

    Deftly shifting back and forth in time, each chapter centers on one of the principal players in the family's history. The unifying thread is an oil painting entitled "The Shell Seekers".

    helle says: "This version of the shell seekers is only 45mins"
    "A True Classic"
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    I have treasured this book for years and was glad to see it at Audible. I have the worn out cassettes of this book. I would definitely recommend this book and any book that is narrated by
    Lynn Redgrave. My other favorite book of Rosamunde Pilcher's is Winter Solstice. Both of these books will always top my reading list.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Search: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Suzanne Woods Fisher
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Fifteen years ago, Lainey O'Toole made a split-second decision. She couldn't have known that her choice would impact so many. Now in her mid-20s, she is poised to go to culinary school when her car breaks down in Stoney Ridge, the very Amish town in which her long-reaching decision was made, forcing her to face the shadowed past.

    Betty says: "A very different type of Amish book"
    "A very different type of Amish book"
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    I wasn't sure I would like this book and hesitated buying it. Only to find out I was glad I did. This story weaves it's way through the lives of Amish and English. And joining the two cultures together in an unexpected way. I would recommend this book to all true Amish book lovers.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Season of Love

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Amy Clipston
    • Narrated By Devon O'Day
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    Lizzie Anne and Samuel have decided to get married, and Lindsay is about to be baptized in the Amish faith and is courting Matthew. While Katie Kauffman is happy for her friends who seem to have settled their futures, she is also finding herself something of a fifth wheel. When Lindsay’s sister Jessica returns to Bird-in-Hand, she finds that Jake Miller has moved on with his life. He lost hope that Jessica would ever be satisfied to settle in rural Pennsylvania and takes comfort in becoming close friends with Katie. However, it’s not an easy road....

    Betty says: "Narration disappointing"
    "Narration disappointing"
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    Love this book. I only wish the narrator was someone who researched the culture. Words mispronounched was bad enough but her overly enthusiastic, bubbly tone is very not Amish like and becomes irritating.you have to remind yourself this is Amish fiction. And if you have listened to other Amish books by people that researched the culture, like Beverly Lewis narrators you would understand what I mean.
    It makes the book lose it's Amish flavor.this book is better leaving in paper form.







    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Plain Proposal: Daughters of the Promise, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Beth Wiseman
    • Narrated By Renee Ertl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (17)

    Miriam Raber could have had her pick of any of the eligible bachelors in Lancaster County. But she only has eyes for one: Saul Fisher. He captured her heart years ago, and she’s never looked back. Even when rumors circulate that Saul may leave their Amish community to pursue a once-in-a-lifetime apprenticeship, Miriam makes a bold assertion: she will stand by him, whether he stays or he goes.

    betty says: "Narrator has a poor voice."
    "disapointed in this book"
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    Liked the books before this one. This one not so much...reader doesn't have Amish enunciations. She sounds like it could be any person reading any book not Amish books. They have a distinct accent and way of speaking which puts me in the book with the characters. And again Lancaster is lank-ester. NOT Land-caster. If I wanted to listen to a regular story this would be O.K. but it does not have the Amish feel I look forward to when listening to Amish books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Plain Perfect: A Daughters of the Promise Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Beth Wiseman
    • Narrated By Renee Ertl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (48)

    On the rolling plains of Lancaster County, PA., Lillian Miller is searching for her grandparents' house...and so much more. After years of neglect and abuse, she's turning to a lifestyle of simplicity among the Amish to find herself. As she discards the distractions of her former life, she befriends the young boy working on her family's farm and his attractive widowed father, Samuel Stoltzfus.

    Natalie says: "Could not get past chapter 4.."
    "Performance too much drama"
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    I am enjoying this book very much ...although Renee is very "dramatic" which the Amish are NOT. and she doesn't know how to even pronounce Lancaster. It is not "land-caster" it is "lankester" being from Pennsylvania it erks me how many times this word has been mispronounced. Let's get people to read these books that have done research of the people and places. Like Christina Moore. She is the best one I have ever heard read these types of books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • An Amish Christmas: December in Lancaster County

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, Barbara Cameron, and others
    • Narrated By Christian Taylor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (14)

    Celebrate Christmas with four Amish romances. A Choice To Forgive: After Daniel disappeared that long-ago Christmas Eve, Lydia built a life with his brother. A Miracle for Miriam: Seth is no longer the arrogant young man who shattered Miriam’s confidence and broke her heart. One Child: The birth of one child forever changed the world two thousand years ago. Christmas Cradles: When Anna Stolis takes over for her aunt, the local midwife, Christmas night heats up with multiple deliveries, three strangers’ quilts, and unexpected help from the handsome and brooding Asa Lapp.

    Carrie F. Pagels says: "Mixed Bag but Worth the Purchase"
    "Not a Christmas book"
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    Very disappointed in this "Christmas" Book. I listened to 6 plus chapters and no Christmas in sight. Why this is called a Christmas book I am not sure. It was a disappointment and a waste of my credit. Stories d r a g g e d. I am yet to listen to the last book on the audio so can't comment on that one. I definitely wouldn't buy it again and would not recommend it to friends.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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