Jason Walker is a child star turned teen heartthrob turned reluctant B-movie regular who's sick of his failing career. So he gives up Hollywood for northern Idaho, far away from the press, the drama of LA, and the best friend he's secretly been in love with for years.
There's only one problem with his new life: a strange young man only he can see is haunting his guesthouse. Except Benjamin Ward isn't a ghost. He's a man caught out of time, trapped since the Civil War in a magical prison where he can only watch the lives of those around him. He's also sweet, funny, and cute as hell, with an affinity for cheesy '80s TV shows. And he's thrilled to finally have someone to talk to.
But Jason quickly discovers that spending all his time with a man nobody else can see or hear isn't without its problems - especially when the tabloids find him again and make him front-page news. The local sheriff thinks he's on drugs, and his best friend thinks he's crazy. But Jason knows he hasn't lost his mind. Too bad he can't say the same thing about his heart.
©2015 Marie Sexton (P)2016 Riptide Publishing
When Jason Walker, a B list actor finds himself in a small town “re-thinking his life”, he’s shocked and amazed to find he’s not living alone.
Ben is the boy who “haunts” a snowglobe he finds in the house left by a previous tenant.
Jason, ironically a B list horror film star, is either crazy or Ben is real and a “ghost”.
I don’t want to give away big secrets but I will drop these morsels:
Ben and Jason find a way to “touch” one another
Jason is the only one who can see Ben
Neither knows a way other than death for them to be together in “real life”
This book ends with a delightful HEA
I think this may be my favorite Marie Sexton book (after her Coda series). Her writing is gorgeous and evocative and really draws the reader in from the first page.
The way she “solves” the main dilemma is both terrifying and wonderful!
I highly recommend this story to fans of the belief that love conquers all, for people who believe that there are Christmas miracles, to believers in magic and to fans of sweet and sappy romances everywhere!
5 of 5 stars
Nick J Russo does another amazing job. He’s easy to listen to and really carries the emotion well. My only disappointment was that he didn’t give Ben an “old fashioned” voice or any sort of voice inflection or accent. He sounds just as anyone else would in our day in time and I guess – in a way that makes sense – but I was hoping for something a little different. Just something to remind us that his voice is coming from a music box…
In any case, it was still wonderful and a fantastic way to experience this amazing story!
4.5 of 5 stars
Overall 5 of 5 stars
I don't know if I can relay to you how amazing this story is it has everything from two very strong main characters to a creepy home. This book is on my re-read list. Marie Sexton choose the perfect narrator for this. Nick J. Russo made this come more to life. Fantastic work both the author and the narration.
Love listening to great stories matched well to the right narrators.
very please with this audible .
I adored this storie .
exellent narration. wonderful sweet storie.
I recomend this one if you love the book you will love the narration also.
the main charters were awesome . the storie was great..... loved all of it.🍊
I love to read any genre and most topics. I like diversity and engaging characters. I write, garden, cook,craft and chill with my furbabies
I didn't read the print version, but Nick J Russo brings the story to life so I would imagine that would. The story is so good its a win either way!
Ben! He is unusual. Both only 21 around 150 years he is sweet, naive but caring and compassionate. if only we all could see the world through Ben's eyes.
I love Nick J Russo. I love the way gives each character a personality of its own. I like the soft whispers and the way he projects each character's view into the story.
I had many reactions. I wanted to smack Dylan. I nearly cried when Dylan left the first time to go see a girl, leaving Jason alone. I could feel Jason's heart break. and of course, the end was very emotional.
Jason is a b -list actor and ready to retire. or at least take off for a while.He has been in love with his best friend for a long time and needs a break from both work and his emotions. He spots a face in the guest house and eventually investigates.He finally gets over his fears and finds out Ben isn't a ghost but has been sealed n the globe by his sister to prevent him from joining the civil war.
Ben is adorable. He is sweet, naive and still sees the world as an unjaded young man.
The more Jason see Ben the closer they become.
Winter Oranges is amazing! It is a sweet story with intriguing characters.The story is beautifully written. There was so much emotion in the story. I think it's one of the best I have listened to this year. I was pulled n from the beginning and didn't want to stop once I started.
If you like horror actors, a hint of magic, and a very sweet romance this is for you!
I have never read, or listened in this case, to another book like this. I'm 31 and have been a readaholic for the better part of 20 years. This book truly is one of a kind. I have always loved snowglobes but have never thought, "Is there something alive in there???" As absurd as it sounds I'm now rethinking All of the snowglobes I've ever come across lol but then it makes me sad that maybe there was a 170 year old spirit trapped in there just wanting to get out and interact with anyone. This is an amazing story and a must read/listen. So many emotions came out of these characters I truly felt like I was in the book with them. Happiness, sadness, doubt, pain, love, fear, hopefulness..... The list is endless. I know most authors are proud of their work or they wouldn't publish them. (At least good authors wouldn't) but Marie Sexton has went above and beyond on this book!!
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