Tim Dwyer and Renee Keller embark on a romantic journey, but their budding relationship is threatened by storms of horror and heartache. Can they ride out the storm, or will their hopes be dashed?
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Since I didn't read the first book in this series I thought that maybe I'd be lost, but I wasn't. "After The Storm" is the sweet love story of Tim, who is a chivalrous, patient and sweet man; and Renee who is a sassy, independent and strong woman. Their journey is not smooth at all..... Renee endures some horrible situations.....but their love is steadfast and enduring. This is a clean romance that tugs at your heartstrings and is a reminder that love conquers all.
I would say the narrator did a very good job overall. Her female voices were great...especially her voice for Renee. Renee's voice, at times, reminded me Mae West (the old movie actress). It gave her that "spicy" edge. Most of the male voices were good...but a few were whiney. Lol. But, to her credit, there were many male voices in this story and she made each voice unique.
This is definately one to try if you enjoy a good clean romance with a good plot. I will be checking out more books by this author.
This book was a delight to listen to so I would like to thank the author, narrator, or publisher for providing me this audiobook at no cost in exchange for my unbiased review.
I am a disabled Medical Technologist who uses books and audio books as a diversion from the pain of Fibromyalgia. I'm happy to review.
At the beginning of this book, I was really confused about the time that it took place. I was expecting a "western-western". The language of the main character confused me. At one point she said, "I certainly wouldn't mind if he jumped me". It just didn't sound right. It really through me off.
As I settled into the book, the whole story line grew on me. There were several controversial subjects for the time (1918) confronted in the book. Maybe a few too many for one book, but I went with it. The women were portrayed as very strong women...bonus points. Overall, I really enjoyed this book by the end. The romance of Renee and Tim was sweet.
The narration by Mary Ann Weathers was decent. Personally, I have a problem with narrators that really yell even when the character does. I don't want to have to keep changing the volume. She did a great job with the different character voices and there were quite a few.
I don't want to say too much about the storyline and give anything away, but I really enjoyed this book.
The characters and their turmoil's pulled at my emotions.
The author is a really good story teller.
I look forward to the Author writing more stories in this series.
Mary Ann Weathers did a good job with the narration, her tone and pitch were just right for this story.
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Book 2 in "The Dawson Chronicles" re-visits old friends.
Renee was a strong independent woman, Tim had been her friend for years. When he asked her dad to court her and was given his blessing. A lot of twists and turns to keep the listener rooting for a relationship.
The narration was well done.The characters were well portrayed.
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I'm sorry because all Linda's books seem to have outstanding review ratings, but, there wasn't anything that captivated me. It couldn't because it bounced from theme to theme to theme. At first I thought it was going to be a "bad girl finds love from reluctant admirer" but the man faded out. Then her father started talking politics and racism so I thought it'd get into some political intrigue. Wrong again. The war stepped in and a female was impersonating a male soldier... Wow. Where did that come from? It's going to be a feminist fight and somehow the two women will unite! Uh, no. Back to the bad girl (who the narrator pegged with a Mae West voice) who actually is a good girl and her best friend is in love with her and she's surprised but jumps on the train. So, it will be a sweet romance, then, right? Dropped into the courtship is a rape, in a paragraph or two. The recovery is shallow and quickly ending by asking for sex. Not steamy or hot, just a step to recovery. Hmmmm. But now the soldier girl wants to date. And prohibition hits. But an Indian has stills. But the marriage is scheduled so it's next, on a stormy day that ravished the church so they say vows quickly and run out before the church is destroyed. It goes on to capture the rapists yadda yadda but by this time, the end, I haven't felt a part of any consistent story. Maybe I needed to listen to the first book but honestly, I don't see how it could change the disjointed storyeline style.
"Fantastic historical western romance."
I really enjoy Linda Bridey's stories. She has the ability to keep the stories real and the characters human, quirky and endearing. Linda Bridey isn't afraid to write about the effects of darker emotions and seedier circumstances, which gives her stories lots of layers. This story lives up to Linda's usual standards. Renee and Tim face real challenges but they are an exemplary example of two young people rising above the challenges and allowing love to win.
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