Four historical romance short stories
Story One: "Place of Thunder"
Story Two: "Sky of Wind"
Story Three: "River of Stone"
Story Four: "Field of Rain"
Happy ever after ending in every story!
©2017 Michael van der Voort (P)2017 Michael van der Voort
This book tells the story of 4 sisters who have moved out west with their family to be ranchers. The young ladies are now looking for husbands and have found some likely candidates among the soldiers and officers stationed at the nearby garrison.
Plots include a sister who is mistaken as a man when she dresses and races horses as a man; a sister who is looking for an officer to marry but is intrigued by an private; a sister who isn't afraid to wear pants and enjoy life and clearly doesn't meet the expectations of the officer who has caught her eye; finally a sister who isn't sure if the officer calling on her is interested in her or is using her to get to her sisters.
I found it a bit confusing when the timeline from the stories overlapped and I wasn't sure if what I heard in the previous story had already happened in the current story or not.
The characterizations of the sisters is well done, however I felt the other characters in the story were a bit flat.
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A collection of stories about four sisters who want to marry military officers and what they have to go through to find one. I really enjoyed the first story the sister is more of a tomboy and wants a man to take her as she is not trying to change her. The other stories are good but I didn’t enjoy them as much as I did the first one. I think they were out of line and would have been better if each story follow the one after it. I got a little confused book 3 I think should have been in the place of book 2 as things happened is one that you were sure took place right after the first book.
Ms. Stephens narration was good there were a few places I didn’t like her character voice but all in all she did a good job. Was not any background noise or any change in volume throughout the audio. She has good tones and pitch for the most part with wonderful emotions that shows throughout the listen. There are no repeats of words or wording, if any breaks were taken I could not tell. Her male voices were just as nice as her female ones which she puts lots of emotion in. I would really enjoy listening to more of her work to get more of a feel of her. I thought her performance was very good and has no trouble carrying out what the story calls for.
I thought only wanting a military officer was a little much but believable. After the first story the rest pretty much followed the same guide lines. Not much of a surprised. I did get a little confused one sister liked dresses but in the next book she wanted to wear pants. It was an enjoyable read but for me after the second story it just all blend together with the others.
This is a quick listen about the fields sisters and the men they meet. Each sister has her own struggle. I liked the fact that they are different in character and each story is different.
I would recommend this to people who love a quick, clean read.
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Not sure how to start, I enjoyed this collection but at times found the storyline repetitive. The narrative was enjoyable but it did take me a little while to warm up to it, it did come across more as reading to me rather than performing. In all fairness I think that has a lot to do with the way the book is written. And fyi: No need to read out all credits and chapters
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I read all kinds of books, but I have an obsession with paranormal and fantasy at the moment. Sorry about any spelling mistakes/typos.
There are four stories in the book, each one follows a daughter in the family except for the youngest who doesn't have a story being only 17.
The four stories all relate to each other and occur within similar time frames so they overlap for large sections, but give different viewpoints of what is occurring.
I've read a few Kathleen Hope novels and these short stories as just as well written as the full length novels.
The narration was good, some of the character voices were hard to distinguish from each other but when the story has 5 daughters with the same accent it must be tough to do the voices.
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I have not listened to many western historical romances. I was attracted to this one as the females from one family raise horses (specifically thoroughbred's crossed with Mustangs from the Salt River). Each story is a standalone, but the characters are woven together as they share their struggles. The books are clean romances and appropriate for their time period. I was voluntarily provided with this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, narrator, and or publisher. I would place my rating at 4 1/2 stars overall and the same for performance and story. I appreciate more heat/steam in my books (none here), but really enjoyed these stories. My review is not a synopsis of each book, but rather my opinion of the collection.
Historical Romance Collection
: Kathleen Hope
This is a collection of 4 short western historical fiction set in Arizona on the Fields family horse ranch. The daughters are all named after flowers which is quite catchy. Any army post nearby buys their horses and the girls are courted by soldiers. Quick light listen for a dull day.
The narration was OK. The characters were well portrayed. Theresa Stephens is a new narrator to me, it took a bit for me to be comfortable with her voice.
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