Like many small towns, Buffalo Valley is dying. Stores are boarded up, sidewalks are cracked, houses are in need of coats of paint. But despite all that, there's a spirit of hope here, of defiance. The few people still left here are fighting for their town.
Lindsay Snyder is a newcomer. She's an outsider even though she spent childhood vacations here. Now she returns to see the family house again, to explore family secrets, and to reevaluate her life. And soon after she arrives, she meets a local farmer named Gage Sinclair....
Lindsay decides to stay in North Dakota. Her decision marks a new beginning for Buffalo Valley and for her. Because in this broken little town, she discovers the love and purpose she's been seeking.
©1999 Debbie Macomber (P)2016 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.
This is my first novel by Debbie Macomber but it certainly won't be my last. It's also my first for narrator Carly Robins. DM and CR make a great pair! I never stopped listening once I started this novel. Loved the characters and the development of each one by Ms. Macomber. Normally I don't like endings that leave one hanging but because I know that this ending opens the door for the next in the series, I'm ok with it. I'm downloading the next in the series as we speak. So glad I found Debbie Macomber and rest assured that I will look for other books by her that are highly rated.
Worth the credit???? ABSOLUTELY!!!
I purchased these books because I liked the "Mrs. Miracle" movies the television stations always show in December. I thought Debbie Macomber would be another author whom I would be able to purchase sight unseen and know that I would not be subjected to a lot of sex; quite frankly, that is not my scene. I was so disappointed. There are semi-explicit sex scenes, I didn't even finish the first book. I wish I hadn't bought 3 books on impulse. Live and learn, check the book out from the library first. I wish I could return these books.
If sex scenes are your thing, but you don't want to be too explicit, then the Dakota Series books are for you.
As with all her books she tells her story of characters with great insight. The romance in her stories is just that, Romantic, without details left better to our imaginations.
I wasn't happy with the fact that the men were all so hateful to the women and some just mean, just not used to so much of it..
I've listened to a lot of Debbie Macomber books and have enjoyed all of them with the exception of this one. The reason I say this is only because the men in the book were harsh to their women, very harsh at times. Maybe if I knew the reason Ms. Macomber wrote the book this in fashion, I could better understand. Some of the parts, especially about the young people and the new teacher were really enjoyable. So, with that said, it was an ok book that I struggled listening to but did finish.
I have been a Debbie Macomber fan for a long time. I really enjoyed the Cedar Cove and Rise Harbor series. But I'm sorry to say that this will be he second book I am requesting a refund if my credit for. I did finish the book, but was very disappointed I the constant fighting and making up and then more fighting between mist of the characters. I won't be seeing what happens to some if the characters because I will not be finishing the series. I will maybe read a new series from Macomber, but not this Dakota series. I read for enjoyment and this one just didn't do that for me.
"excellent. well read and comfortable listening."
would recommend to any Debbie macomber fan. well narrated and a lovely listening experience. not too slushy and made me picture then scene well
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