A Connecticut heiress learns she's adopted and travels to northern Florida "cracker" cattle ranch to find her birth parents. There she also finds unexpected romance with the ranch's owner.
©2007 Deborah Smith (P)2012 BelleBooks, Inc.
This book is part social science and part romance with good character development and a complex plot. While there are certain elements that border on the unbelievable and unreal for the most part it is a heartwarming story of love, human compassion and the value of the individual regardless of wealth, intellect and social status. I hesitated before I spent the credit but I'm glad I did. I truly enjoyed it.
I have a real crazy in love relationship with books!!!
Probably around the middle. I mean it was a good book for sure, but I have read/listened to a lot and this one isn't my favorite.
Probably when everyone learned the truth about "Karen."
I have not but I like her perspective on things. I like that she made people with disabilities a big part of her story and showed how beautiful they are too. It was quite touching and very sweet.
"At the heart of it...."
I really enjoyed reading this book. I think the narration was great and the story was very tender. If you are looking for something a little different, then I would definitely recommend this.
The premise of a rancher who treats developmentally delayed people as valued, loved, normal. The book has everything money can't buy and everything i'd do if I hit the lottery!
Karen's bird, Mr. Darcy taking to the young man with Down Syndrome and the love and humor between everyone on the ranch. Loved Mac & Lilly and their obsessions with daisies! Loved Joey and his happy ending!
When Karen verbally sparred with the rich evil spoiled brat, Tammy Jackson.
A story of love and finding the way home...
Love Deborah Smith. This has been my favorite so far!
the reader didn't change the tone from female to male which made following who was talking difficult Should have used a male voice for the male parts and it would have been so much better..a good story and good book.
This is one of the good things about the $4.95 sales, I get to read authors that might not strike my fancy at a higher price. This was a "nice" story and it held my interest. The narrator wasn't very good because she maintained the same voice throughout the story for Karen and Ben; it was hard to tell who was talking sometimes.
This story could have been excellent, but the narration was not good. I had some trouble telling if the speaker was a male or female. I had to wait to get the context to figure out who was talking. Too bad, because the story was good and I would have enjoyed it a lot more with a different reader.
I read so I can write
The story is not very deep but is enjoyable. It is well written. The narrator is a little dramatic and her accents are more Georgia than Florida. All in all it makes for a pleasant listen. It's worth a credit.
I have read other Deborah Smith books and loved them... this book seemed a bit far fetched and predictable.
The audio was terrible. There so many voice-overs that it was distracting. The narrator's voice would have been better received had it not been for the poor audio quality.
well first, this is listed in romances... where's the romance? I'm over half way thru with listening to this book and I'm wondering where the attraction is. As another reviewer noted, there are to many stories as part of the book and the romance is overshadowed by everything else.
I thought the narrator was fine. She does a good job with the various voices. It's a little annoying to hear the handicapped boy voice at times, but one has to understand that is how those type of children talk in the first place.
I haven't finished it yet, so I'll say that I only paid 4.95 for it, so it's not that huge of a loss.
I purchased this book because the story line was intriguing. There are many good reviews for it as well so that really helped in my decision, but I am quite surprised, I am totally bored by it. If this had been a book I had to actually read, I would never have finished it.
Probably not. The story was very far fetched. The author covered too many themes at one time--destruction of the environment, special needs people, and veganism, to name a few. The plot was overshadowed.
I will probably choose a work by an author and narrator that have already proven their craft to me.
The quality of the recording was awful. The voiceovers were innumerable and very distracting. At times, she sounded as if she were at the bottom of a barrel. Also, her Spanish pronunciation was very inaccurate. I will definitely make sure she is NOT the narrator in any future audiobook I purchase.
I only paid $4.95 for it.
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