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Longing for Home | [Sarah M. Eden]

Longing for Home

Twenty-six-year-old Katie Macauley has placed all her hope in Hope Springs, a small town in the 1870 Wyoming Territory. But if she wants to return home to Ireland to make amends with her estranged family, she’ll need to convince the influential Joseph Archer to hold true to his word and keep her on his payroll as his housekeeper - despite her Irish roots. When Joseph agrees to keep Katie on ash is housekeeper, the feud erupts anew, and Katie becomes the reluctant figurehead for the Irish townsfolk.
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Twenty-six-year-old Katie Macauley has placed all her hope in Hope Springs, a small town in the 1870 Wyoming Territory. But if she wants to return home to Ireland to make amends with her estranged family, she’ll need to convince the influential Joseph Archer to hold true to his word and keep her on his payroll as his housekeeper - despite her Irish roots. The town is caught in an ongoing feud between the “Reds” - the frontiersmen who would rather see all the Irish run out of town and the Irish immigrants who are fighting to make a home for themselves in the New World.

When Joseph agrees to keep Katie on ash is housekeeper, the feud erupts anew, and Katie becomes the reluctant figurehead for the Irish townsfolk. As the violence escalates throughout the town, Katie must choose between the two men who have been vying for her love - though only one might be able to restore hope to her heart.

©2013 Sarah M. Eden (P)2013 Shadow Mountain

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    Stacey SPANISH FORK, UT, United States 09-17-13
    Stacey SPANISH FORK, UT, United States 09-17-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Absolutey Wonderful"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Longing for Home to be better than the print version?

    This is the best book I have listened to in a very long time and that is really saying something!!!! I am so glad I listened to this one, instead of reading it. Great Job Sarah Eden and Cassandra Campbell.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This book is not just a romantic story, although it has a very sweet love story involved, but it has a great overall story behind it. I loved the characters and the learning and growing they do throughout the story. I loved the Irish history, something that was new for me. I was sad when it ended and wish the author would keep the story going for longer. Maybe book 2 :) !! I loved the characters and would be interested in seeing how life plays out in their future.


    Which character – as performed by Cassandra Campbell – was your favorite?

    The performance was incredible and I enjoyed listening to all the voices she used for each character, none were annoying!!!!! The accents were awesome!


    If you could take any character from Longing for Home out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Joseph. I want to know more of his history with his wife.


    Any additional comments?

    Best audio book I have listened to in a long time!!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tara Idaho Falls, ID, United States 09-14-13
    Tara Idaho Falls, ID, United States 09-14-13 Member Since 2009
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    "GREAT STORY! COULDN'T STOP LISTENING!"
    Would you listen to Longing for Home again? Why?

    I sure would. It was such a great story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Longing for Home?

    Man, there were too many. I don't know!


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

    The Irish accents for sure!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I did tear up a bit at one part.


    Any additional comments?

    So far, my favorite book from this author. It is going to have a sequel that I already can't wait for. The story is definitely not over yet!!!

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    Kim 06-25-14
    Kim 06-25-14
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    "Enjoyed book, even though I'm not a romance fan."
    If you could sum up Longing for Home in three words, what would they be?

    Held my interest.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Joseph because his struggles were as big as any ones but he deals with them in a manner best for the community instead of himself.


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    D. R. Weaver USA 05-03-14
    D. R. Weaver USA 05-03-14 Member Since 2007

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    "Wonderful but sad story."
    Would you listen to Longing for Home again? Why?

    Definitely. I loved this book, and the characters completely engaged me. I come from Irish stock, and I know the history of their terrible treatment in America. I listened to the audiobook, and my husband would catch pieces of it. He was appalled. Exactly. The narrator was wonderful!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Longing for Home?

    This book has a resolution, of sorts, but it's obvious the tale's not finished. I'm not a fan of love triangles, and this book is one of the reasons why. Eden has created two really excellent men. Know that story is not going to end well for one of them broke my heart.


    Any additional comments?

    I had some issues with the logic of some of the characters, but that could have been as much foibles of humanity as anything else. I'm only frustrated because I have to wait for the next book to come out in audiobook too!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Laura payson, UT, United States 10-04-13
    Laura payson, UT, United States 10-04-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Good Clean Romance"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Longing for Home to be better than the print version?

    Loved this book although I feel like she didn't wrap everything up there were some things left undone at the end.


    What about Cassandra Campbell’s performance did you like?

    great job narrating.


    Any additional comments?

    Is there another book after this?

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    Tara THAYNE, WY, United States 08-12-13
    Tara THAYNE, WY, United States 08-12-13 Member Since 2011

    Yay for books!

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    "LOVED IT!"
    Where does Longing for Home rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    As far as audiobooks go this one was fantastic. The narrator did a great job. I love Sarah's books but I think this one was one of the best. (And it's going to have a sequel so the story keeps going) which makes it even better!


    What other book might you compare Longing for Home to and why?

    It was similar to any of Sarah's other books, except that this happened in the American West and not regency England. I wouldn't compare it to the others I've read about the west, this one was infinitely better.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I liked what Tavish was willing to give up for Katie. But I won't say more because I don't want to spoil anything. The book is still left wide open and a lot of the issues weren't resolved and I"m guessing won't be until the sequel comes in Spring 2014.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    It's Amazing Sauce! ;) I'm no good at tag lines


    Any additional comments?

    I'm from Wyoming so I could appreciate a lot of the descriptions Sarah used. Plus I am also a regency writer so I follow her work closely (and love it.) I think she did a wonderful job jumping over to a new style of historical romance. She is a wonderfully uplifting writer and I enjoy her stories more than any other historical romance novelist out there right now.


    The narrator did a great job. I think capturing the irish accent was tough but she did okay doing it! I'll definitely look for other books by her.

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