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. After meeting the wagon train's scout, the meaning of a fresh start may be more than she ever imagined.
Jake can't believe he's been sent back in time to act as scout for a wagon train headed for Oregon, and given the added burden of keeping one emigrant woman safe during the journey. He and Rachel are confused by their attraction to each other. Jake's ill-mannered, unconventional ways are overshadowed only by his notorious reputation. Rachel's traditional values and quiet, responsible character are the complete opposite of what attracts Jake to a woman. When their forbidden attraction turns to love, what will happen at the end of the trail?
©2012 Peggy L Henderson (P)2013 Peggy L Henderson
Yes! It brought this story to life. You could picture the story more clearly and feel the emotions of each character.
I like the time travel to a wagon train and how Jake found a way to get a second chance in life along with falling in love. He never thought either would happen.
Cody brought a real sexy voice to Jake Owens, a softer tone for Rachel Parker and a mono tone for the narrator. He made the characters seem real. He was easy to listen to and made the story flow with excitement and emotions.
No, I wanted to listen to this story for a long time and didn't want it to end.
I really enjoyed listening to this story. The book made you feel like you were there in the story, but the audio version let you feel the movement and hear the voices of the characters.
I liked how Cody, changed his tones with each voice. It kept the story interesting and never boring.
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.
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
Absolutely! This story captured and held my attention the entire time. There were so many unexpected twists and turns, along with danger, adventure, and of course, a romance that I was upset with at first, but soon changed my opinion. Jake and Rachel have such incredible chemistry...you could definitely feel the heat whenever they were close to each other.
This story had a way of pulling me in and making me feel like I was right there with the characters. You could relate to their emotions in all situations, whether it was during a cholera outbreak, crossing a dangerous river, or just the mundane chores of daily life on the Oregon Trail...you felt like you were with them the whole way.
I think Cody is a PERFECT Jake...his sexy drawl totally brings out the masculinity of his character. Cody did an excellent job with adding emotion to the dialogue.
Without giving away the ending...I was weeping. So unexpected, yet so beautiful.
Definitely a must listen!!!
M M M I just love a sexy handsome cowboy whose bad boy ways have been transformed by the love of a good woman then couple that with time travel and an impossible ending and I'm hooked until the last word.
Jake's womanising has led him down the wrong path and he's now in jail for murder but an unknown visitor makes him an offer that's just too good to be true and the next morning Jake wakes up in a horse stall confused, wearing leather britches, moccasins and a knife, tomahawk and a Colt strapped on him. He soon finds out he's got a new job as a Scout for a Wagon Train bound for Oregon but..... it's 150 years in the past.
As soon as he sets eyes on Rachel he was smitten but she was on the journey with her drunk deadbeat husband and 3 small children but he tried hard to fight the pull of attraction and desire. The adventure was to last 5 months and in that time there were hardships, arguments, surprises, sickness, death, twists, false accusations, Indians but through it all was his longing for Rachel and hers for Jake.
This is such a well written action packed enjoyable story that sucks you in and you too feel the heartbreak, passion, turmoil and drama along with the characters and are able to visualise the campfires, characters, trails, wagons and hardships these brave pioneers of the Old West had to endure for the hope of a better life. And, despite everything, that's exactly what Jake tasted, a better way of life, with the love of a good woman. But, at the end of the trail someone is waiting for him in Oregon with devastating news and the romance that was hard won was easily lost overnight. Lots of looking, longing, brief touches and the sex was only really hinted at but what an emotional journey and Jake and Rachel's tumultuous romance was gritty, true to the era and very deep.
Worth a credit? It captures your imagination with richly described settings and characters, holds you on the edge of your seats with action packed scenes and rewards you with a HEA ending, so YESUM very creditworthy.
I have a PhD in American Literature but my love affair with romance novels on audible is going strong.
I really think most reviewers were way off on this one with high ratings. The narration was almost a monotone with not much energy. The only reason I gave the story a higher rating was because the time travel angle made a basically ordinary story of the good girl getting the rake more interesting. The characters are lovable, and the romance basically sweet, and in that I agree with the reviewers who gave this listen high marks. Jake Owens is about to be convicted of a first degree murder that he did not commit. He is given the opportunity to have his reputation salvaged if he agrees to lead a party of travelers from Iowa to Oregon, but when he agrees, he does not realize that he is going back in time 2 centuries. Part of his assignment was to provide special care for a woman named Rachel Parker, and of course he ends up falling hard for her. The story of how they manage the problems created by time travel and Rachel's apparently married status makes this otherwise predictable cowboy love story more interesting than it might have bee. But the dialogue is stilted and made worse by the poor narration.
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