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Arlene

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  • Yellowstone Heart Song: Yellowstone Romance Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Peggy L Henderson
    • Narrated By Alexandra Haag
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (73)

    Nurse and avid backpacker Aimee Donovan is offered the opportunity of a lifetime. She encounters a patient who tells her he can send her two hundred years into the past to spend three months in the rugged Yellowstone wilderness at the dawn of the mountain man era. The only requirement: she cannot tell anyone that she's from the future.

    Susane Kathie Hamilton says: "The Romantic beginning of a FANTASTIC SERIES!!"
    "I fell in love with this book all over again!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Yellowstone Heart Song to be better than the print version?

    I loved the print version and listening to the audio edition, just added to my pleasure of enjoying this book all over again.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It would have to be Daniel, my idea of a rugged mountain man, all rough and tough on the outside, but who has a loving and sensitive soul, that he keeps hidden very well. But I loved Aimee too, a high spirited modern woman, used to taking care of herself and she fights having to depend on Daniel.


    What does Alexandra Haag bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Alexandra did a remarkable job of speaking the different voices and even the Frenchmen were believable. Since I cannot pronoun the names of the native tribes and do not know their languages, it was very pleasant to hear them pronounced the way they should be and this added to my listening pleasure.


    Any additional comments?

    I was drawn into this story from the very beginning when Aimee found herself lying on the green buffalo grass in Yellowstone, surrounded by nothing but wilderness and realized she had traveled two hundred years into the past to 1810. This begins the beautiful story of two people finding each other even though they lived two centuries apart. But could they stay together and would Aimee want to stay here in the wilderness with Daniel? I loved all the sexual tension between the two of them and I laughed, worried and cried along with them, well, actually sobbed at certain parts.

    All the secondary characters were well thought out and quite a few were very likable, like Elk Runner, one of my favorites and as the story continued, I was able to recognize their different voices, as Alexandra read the audio.

    This is a wonderful beginning to all of Peggy's audio books and I am looking forward to listening and enjoying the rest, just as I am enjoying reading her books. Highly Recommend. JudyE

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Christmas Cowboy (Rodeo Romance)

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Shanna Hatfield
    • Narrated By Luke E. Andreen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Flying from city to city in her job as a busy corporate trainer for a successful direct sales company, Kenzie Beckett doesn't have time for a man. And most certainly not for the handsome cowboy she keeps running into at the airport. Burned twice, she doesn't trust anyone wearing boots and Wranglers, especially someone as charming and handsome as Tate Morgan.

    Arlene says: "A Clean Romance For Christmas Or Anytime!"
    "A Clean Romance For Christmas Or Anytime!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I enjoyed listening to this audio as I worked around the house getting things ready for the Holidays. I have read the book twice and found this was another way to enjoy it.


    Have you listened to any of Luke E. Andreen’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is the first time I heard Luke E. Andreen's as a narrator and he made the book come to life for me. Looking forward to listening to him again.


    Any additional comments?

    Once again, Shanna Hatfield has written a book that you can sit back, relax and enjoy as Luke narrates this beautiful warm Christmas story. Luke brought to life Tate's strong, sensitive and loving cowboy heart as he fell in love with our heroine, Kenzie. Strong, independent and beautiful, Kenzie didn't want anything to do with this handsome rodeo cowboy, she keeps meeting at the airport while she waits for her flights. She's been through that before with another rodeo cowboy and it didn't work out. But Tate is equally determine to get to know this beautiful woman he can't forget about and keeps running into at the airports, as they each fly to different destinations across the country for their jobs.
    This audio book is about romance, laughter, caring friends and loving families, just as you come to expect from this author. Her secondary characters are always so well thought out and bring so much to her books. Luke was a wonderful narrator in bringing me so much pleasure as I listened to a favorite book and one I will definitely enjoy again.
    This is a very clean romance but never, never boring. JudyE

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Yellowstone Promise: Yellowstone Romance

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Peggy L. Henderson
    • Narrated By Nick Sarando
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Chase Russell has done a lot of growing up since he was thrown two hundred years into the past to the Yellowstone wilderness. No longer the reckless delinquent he used to be, he has made many life-altering decisions. Providing for his new family has become his number one priority. Faced with the unthinkable, he'll do whatever it takes to save the ones he loves, even if it means crossing the boundaries of time.

    Shirl says: "Yellowstone Family Reunion"
    "A Family Reunion Through Time!"
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    Would you listen to A Yellowstone Promise again? Why?

    Yes! I enjoy listening to audio books and this happens to be a favorite because of the author and the narrator. I have listened to Nick Sarando before and really love his voice.


    Any additional comments?

    I love this audio book that ties in with the Yellowstone Series, which once again brings together a few of my favorite heroes and heroines from the other audio books. Daniel and Aimee, Chase and Sarah, Dan and Jana, all very strong characters, that are hard to let go when you reach the end. Peggy L. Henderson is a wonderful writer and her stories pull you in from the first page until you have read the final word and than you want to start over again. Listening to Nick's narration of this audio book did the same thing and adds so much pleasure and his portrayal of all the characters were very believable, especially Chase. This audio book has the humor, romance, love of family and a little suspense that you always expect from this author along with the beautiful descriptions of Yellowstone National Park. I highly recommend this audio book and the whole Yellowstone series. JudyE

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  • Teton Sunset: Teton Romance Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Peggy L. Henderson
    • Narrated By Steve Marvel
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Life for Lucas Walker is a constant adventure, a daily game to be won in the vast Teton wilderness. Facing every challenge head-on, he values the freedom to go where he wants, when he wants, and without attachments to any one person. She is known to the native people of the land as Ghost Woman. Hiding from a terrifying past, she has lived alone and under conditions too harsh for even the hardiest men. Trusting another person is something she can't do.

    Susane Kathie Hamilton says: "FANTASTIC STORY! PLEASE MORE TETON ROMANCES!!"
    "A Beautiful Ending to the Teton Romance Series!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I will. I have read the book twice and this is another way to enjoy a book you love. Steve Marvel is a wonderful and believable narrator and I always enjoy listening to his voice.


    Any additional comments?

    The beautiful Teton Mountains is the background for this story of Lucas Walker, a handsome, rugged mountain man, with an irresistible smile, who swears he will never marry. Born and raised here in the wilderness of the mountains, he yearns to stay free and roam as he pleases. But fate has another future planned for him and he meets Tori, our heroine, a beautiful, feisty, young and courageous woman. With a mind of her own she holds a dark secret she cannot share with anyone, for fear of her life.
    Once again, Peggy L. Henderson has given us another hero and heroine to love and root for a hea, woven into a wonderful story full of romance, passion and suspense with an ending that brought tears to my eyes. Well done! JudyE

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Yellowstone Christmas: Yellowstone Romance Series

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Peggy L. Henderson
    • Narrated By Alexandra Haag
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Aimee Osborne has always looked forward to the Christmas holidays in the 21st century, where she grew up. Now that she lives in the primitive wilderness of 19th-century Yellowstone, she is determined to hold on to some of her traditions. Daniel Osborne is unfamiliar with many of the customs and beliefs his wife grew up with. Although he doesn't understand her enthusiasm for the holiday, he shares in her joy of the season, and plans to make each Christmas with her memorable.

    Arlene says: "Highly Recommend"
    "Highly Recommend"
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    If you could sum up A Yellowstone Christmas in three words, what would they be?

    Adventure! Family! Heartwarming!


    What about Alexandra Haag’s performance did you like?

    I loved listening to Alexandra narrating this audio. I was swept along into the story and was comfortable with the way she used her voice with each of the characters. I usually do not care for female narrators, but this is the third audio I've listen to her narrate and enjoyed. I'm looking forward to listening to her again.


    Any additional comments?

    A Christmas story centered around Daniel, Aimee and their family. Even though it is a novella, it is a nice addition to the Yellowstone Series. Just long enough to get to revisit with some of my favorite characters in the Series and see how they celebrated Christmas. Add a little danger, what else would you expect back in Yellowstone in the 1800's, fun and romance and you have a wonderful story for now and at Christmas. I enjoyed it now and will be enjoying again. You can enjoy this as a stand alone, but the whole Series is wonderful to listen to. JudyE

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Teton Splendor: Teton Romance Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Peggy L. Henderson
    • Narrated By Steve Marvel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (12)

    Naive and spoiled, Sophia Yancey believes she is the only daughter of a wealthy Boston businessman. She's always struggled to fit in among the city's elite due to her dark hair and bronze skin. When a rugged mountain man from the faraway Teton Mountains arrives to reveal her true identity, Sophia is in denial. Joseph Walker made a promise to a dying friend: travel east to find the old Indian chief's granddaughter and bring her back to her people. Unsure whether the girl is even alive, Joseph arrives on the doorstep of Byron Yancey, his only clue to her whereabouts.

    Arlene says: "Romance and Danger in the Teton Mountains!"
    "Romance and Danger in the Teton Mountains!"
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    Where does Teton Splendor rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I found it as enjoyable as all the other audiobooks I have listened to and will be listening to again. I enjoyed Steve Marvel's voice narrating the audiobook. I listened to him narrating Teton Sunrise and was happy to know he would be doing this one also. So far they have all been 5 star audiobooks.


    Any additional comments?

    Raised by Byron Yancey in Boston as his daughter, Sophia Yancey never knew she was born and raised in the wilderness of the Teton mountains until she was two. At that time her mother, Whispering Waters and her father, Laurent Berard were both murdered by an old enemy. Yancey, promising to keep her safe, disappeared back to Boston, before the killer found and murdered her too. Now twenty years later, Sophia a beautiful young lady, due to become engaged to a prominent man of Boston, has little idea how her life will change on the night of her engagement announcement.
    Six months before, in the Teton mountains, Joseph Walker, son of Alex and Evelyn Walker, was asked by Sophia's grandfather, Chief Two Bears, to travel to Boston to bring his granddaughter Raven (Sophia) home to him. He was dying and wanted to see her one more time. Joseph knew it would take many months, but out of respect for his friend, Chief Two Bears, felt he needed to do this.
    I enjoyed listening to this audiobook as Joseph a rugged mountain man, fell in love with this young, beautiful society woman while trying to protect and keep her safe from an unknown enemy, as they traveled through the mountain wilderness to her grandfather. And I enjoyed listening as Raven, no longer feeling as though she didn't belong, grow into a strong and confident woman.
    Full of romance, suspense and danger from an old enemy, as they travel through the mountain wilderness, I'm sure you will enjoy this audiobook as much as I did. I am looking forward to the third one in the series. JudyE,

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Yellowstone Dawn: Yellowstone Romance Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Peggy L. Henderson
    • Narrated By Nick Sarando
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    Danica Jensen dreams of a man she knows she can never have. After one brief encounter five years ago, her heart is lost to him forever, and she won't give up hope of seeing him again. Raised by a bitter father, she's learned to be strong and resourceful on her own. When a pleasure trip to the newly created Yellowstone National Park turns into a battle for survival, her inner strength is tested like never before...

    Mary says: "Enjoyable."
    "Love found in the wilderness of Yellowstone"
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    Would you listen to Yellowstone Dawn again? Why?

    Yes, I enjoy listening to audio books while working around the house. If I have read the book, this just adds another wonderful way to enjoy the story. I also enjoy listening to Nick Sarando narrating. He has a nice way of describing what a character is thinking and I like his voice for the different characters. I would never hesitate to purchase an audio book if I knew he was the narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    Dani may be one of my favorite heroines in the Yellowstone Series. I liked her the first time I met her in Yellowstone Awakening and I am so happy the Author gave Dani, her own story. Dani is a beautiful, strong, brave and independent young woman that takes the hard knocks of life and deals with them with courage and hope, that things will get better. When she meets Josh in the wilderness of Yellowstone, she realizes who he is and that she met and fell in love with him five years ago, but never expected to see him again.

    Josh, handsome and rugged, but a hard mountain man, (but below the surface a very loving and supportive man with those he cares about) doesn't remember Dani and wouldn't care if he did. He always swore he would never get married unless he had a shotgun held to his head. He likes his independence too much. Little did he know what the future held for him.

    Yellowstone National Park in 1877 is the background for this story, of a sweet and passionate romance with danger and suspense to keep us turning the pages, as our hero and heroine dodge bullets, trying to save each other from the enemy.

    I loved this audio book and will be enjoying it again. I highly recommend. JudyE

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Teton Sunrise: Teton Romance Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Peggy L. Henderson
    • Narrated By Steve Marvel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    Evelyn Lewis' secret dream of marrying her brother's best friend is shattered when he leaves their hometown to seek his fortune elsewhere. For six long years, she's waited and wondered if he would return. After the shocking murder of her parents, her brother is the only family she has left. Refusing to accept a betrothal to a man she doesn't love, she decides to take control of her destiny and confront her parents' killer.

    Breakaway671 says: "Couldn't wait to hear more!"
    "Highly Recommend"
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    Would you listen to Teton Sunrise again? Why?

    Yes I would. I enjoyed reading the book, but listening to the audiobook, bought every emotion that the characters were feeling to life.


    What about Steve Marvel’s performance did you like?

    When I first started to listen to the audiobook, I didn't think I would care for his narrating, but by the time I was into the 3rd chapter, I couldn't picture anyone else reading this audiobook. And the emotion in his voice, had me believing in him, as the character. I thought as the other reviewers, that he didn't have Evelyn's voice right at the beginning, but it grew on me as the story progressed.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes, there were quite a few, but the ending had me crying and I am still sniffling two hours later. I felt the same way with the ebook but not quite as strongly and I give credit to Steve Marvel's voice and great narrating. When it really mattered, his voice nailed it and for this he gets 5 stars. Hopefully he will be narrating Teton Splendor!


    Any additional comments?

    This is another wonderful romance by one of my favorite authors. I've read all of the Yellowstone Romance Series and this ties into it very nicely, and you do not need to read those, to enjoy this series though I recommend it. Plenty of romance, lies, danger and a little suspense. Throw in a rugged mountain man and a beautiful young women and this makes a wonderful audiobook to sit back and enjoy. JudyE

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  • Yellowstone Deception: Yellowstone Romance Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Peggy L. Henderson
    • Narrated By Alexandra Haag
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    Dan Osborne has one ambition in life. He wants to be a permanent park ranger in Yellowstone National Park, a place where his family roots run deep. He'll do just about anything to make his dream a reality. When a pretty tourist tells him an incredible story about his ancestors, his dreams might be realized sooner than he hoped. Jana Evans' best friend traveled back in time for true love. Not only is a weathered diary proof that she survived, so is the handsome park ranger standing before Jana now.

    Arlene says: "Fantastic End To A Great Series!"
    "Fantastic End To A Great Series!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would. I have recommended both the book and audiobook, since I have enjoyed them so much and still do. The whole series just takes you away into another time period and allows you to experience what it would be like to have lived in those days.


    Have you listened to any of Alexandra Haag’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I listened to Alexandra Haag narrating Yellowstone Heart Song and enjoyed her voice with that audiobook, so I was very happy to hear her narrating this one. I feel she does very well with the different voices and I felt they were believable. She helped to bring this story of deception, suspense, forgiveness, humor and love to life.


    Any additional comments?

    This audiobook picks up about two months after Yellowstone Heart Song ended, when Dan Osborne and Jana Evan first meet. I liked them so much, I wanted to know what would happen if they had their own book and I am so happy that the author gave them their own story.

    Desperate, Dan wants so badly to become a permanent park ranger at Yellowstone National Park and he's willing to do most anything. Even though he hasn't seen Jana since the first time they met, he contacts her for help in locating the time travel device, that will assure him of getting the job. Shortly after meeting with her, he realizes he made a bad mistake with getting her involved and lying to her. He regrets the whole idea and tries to make everything right, but it's too late. Jana, strong, loving and very trusting, missing her best friend, Aimee, goes along with the idea, not realizing until too late, the real reason Dan wants to travel two hundred years into the past. Can Dan win her love and will Jana forgive him?

    What a great ending to the Yellowstone Series! I love each book and audiobook and hated to see it all end, but Peggy L. Henderson with her wonderful imagination and her love for Yellowstone National Park did a bang up job with an ending that truly shocked me. It took me by surprise and left me sobbing.

    Each of these books and audiobooks follow some of the descendants of Daniel and Aimee Osborne. I enjoyed following each generation, to see how they lived and how the country changed throughout the years. Even though I will never get a chance to visit the beautiful Yellowstone National Park and see all of it's glory, I am able to experience some of it through the author's eyes and all the wonderful characters she brings to life. I highly recommend this and every book and audiobook by this author, for pure enjoyment and entertainment. JudyE

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ain't No Angel: Second Chances Time Travel Romance Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Peggy L. Henderson
    • Narrated By Cody D. Roberts
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (23)

    The mysterious "Reverend Johnson" is at it again: trying his hand at finding people who are at the end of their rope, desperately needing him to step in to give them a second chance at happiness. Delaney Goodman has been running from her painful past all her life. Dreams of working with horses have long been replaced with the reality of doing anything to make ends meet. About to hit rock bottom, she accepts a stranger's proposition, even if it sounds too good to be true.

    Arlene says: "Highly Recommended!"
    "Highly Recommended!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Ain't No Angel to be better than the print version?

    This was an awesome book to read and an awesome audio book to listen to. Cody Roberts did an outstanding job of narrating this audio and I really enjoyed listening to his voice. I do hope to hear him again.


    Any additional comments?

    I love this book of second chances and time travel. Delaney Goodman, a beautiful, lonely young woman raised in foster homes, with no family of her own, just wished to be able to work with horses, as a trained equine massage therapist. But with no way to pay for schooling and no place to stay, she was on her last hope. Tyler Monroe, never planned on marrying because of what happened between his mother and father when he was twelve. As the owner of a thriving horse ranch in Montana Territory, he thought he was happy and contented the way things were with his life. But the mysterious and loveable Reverend Johnson had other plans up his sleeve.

    This audio book, just pulls you in from the beginning. I love how the author takes an idea about time travel and just runs with it, spinning a wonderful tale of romance, humor and a mystery/suspense to keep you listening. With a beautiful heroine and a handsome sexy cowboy/hero, how can you go wrong! Each one of Peggy L. Henderson's time travel books, is so different, I'll never get tired of listening to them. I love the characters, yes even the one who turns out to be the bad guy, who needs a story of his own and a second chance at a happy ever after. JudyE

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Come Home to Me: Second Chances Time Travel Romance Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Peggy L Henderson
    • Narrated By Cody Roberts
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (41)

    Jake Owens is tired of life on his parents' Montana ranch, catering to city folk who want a taste of old-fashioned country living. He enjoys life in the fast lane, with fast cars and even faster women. When he falls in with the wrong crowd and is accused of murder, a stranger's bizarre offer at a second chance might be his only hope to clear his name. Rachel Parker is highly devoted to her family. A tragedy prompts a daring move to the Oregon Territory for a fresh start in a new land.

    Shirl says: "Come Home To Me Brought To Life"
    "Forbidden Love On The Oregon Trail!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Come Home to Me to be better than the print version?

    No,I enjoyed both the e-book and the audio, just enjoyed in a different way.When I read the e-book, I pictured Jake as being a smart aleck kind of guy and Cody Roberts was able to narrate that very well. The best thing about the audio version, is that it brings all the characters to life, especially if the narrator is good.


    Any additional comments?

    Jake was raised on a family ranch in Montana, but because of bad choices made,he ends up in jail facing a death penalty. When offered a second chance, he accepts, not realizing he will be traveling back in time to the 1800's as a scout, leading a wagon train from Ohio to Oregon. Here he meets lovely Rachel, a quiet and sweet young woman, but he learns she is married with three young children.

    I found it very pleasurable to listen to Cody's voice, as he narrated the audio and found myself once again, swept away into a book by Peggy L. Henderson. Her descriptions of the land, have you believing you are there and her characters are always very well thought out.

    This is a beautiful love story of a second chance in life and I am looking forward to the next audio in this series and I hope to find out a little more about the mysterious and funny Reverend Johnson. JudyE

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