A Stone Creek Christmas
A horse in need is a matchmaker indeed! Stone Creek veterinarian Olivia O’Ballivan communicates easily with animals, but men are another story. Especially rugged architect-turned-rancher Tanner Quinn. Olivia’s uncanny bond with his daughter Sophie’s pony, Butterpie, has him questioning her sanity, while she wonders if he’s not just a drugstore cowboy.
Then 12-year-old Sophie conspires with Olivia to get Tanner into the spirit of Christmas with all the trimmings, including a treelighting ceremony and a man named Kris Kringle in a sleigh driven by seven reindeer… and a donkey. But will a holiday miracle transform the globe-trotting Tanner into a rancher - and family man - for all seasons?
At Home in Stone Creek
The only single woman in Stone Creek.... Everyone in Ashley O’Ballivan’s life is marrying and starting families - except her. But what date can compare to Jack McCall, the man who broke her heart years ago? And now he’s mysteriously back. But he isn’t who she thinks he is.
After a dangerous mission working for the DEA, security expert Jack McCall rents a room in Ashley’s bed-and-breakfast. For her sake, he must keep his distance. But his feelings for her are so powerful that only his heart remains off-limits. To protect her - from his enemies and himself - he has to leave, vowing to fight his way home to her and Stone Creek forever.
©2011 Linda Lael Miller (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
I love Millers books but with this narrator it's hard to listen and get into the storry
Gayle is aweful. No emotion, to many pauses, no voice infilctions.
I regret wasting a credit on this book, I may have to purchase the actual book.
Way to much fantasy ruins what might have been a good story. Take the Santa Clause out of it and it would be worth reading.
I was hoping for some light, fun listening, but this book disappointed me from the start. In part 1, our heroine the veterinarian, rescues a lost reindeer. Implausible yes, but when the vet says it's a male because only male deer have antlers. In the case of reindeer they ALL have antlers. Not to mention it was apparently a "miniature" reindeer so it fit into the back of her Suburban.
There are a lot of inconsistencies that could easily have been corrected with a minute of research. The vet may talk to animals, but I'd have to see her license to believe she's even remotely competent.
It only went downhill from there.
Where does a building contractor get enough money to send his daughter to a very expensive private school and provide 24 hour security for her? There was a bit of a backstory that attempted to shed some light on the story but this was also unbelievable.
Part 2 was no better. Improbable scenarios and the characters are just not plausible. Don't waste a credit or your money on this one.
The narrator was ok, although a great narrator can help me enjoy even the most flawed read. In this case she wasn't up to the task. I don't know many that would be though.
Absolutely. Good books take you into another place for a little while so you can forget about all your problems.
This one is a little different. A little Dr. Doolittle "y" The story is still fun loving..
Narrator was fine.
Sure, but then I'm a movie nut, too.
Unless, you're looking for a typical contemporary Linda book, you'll like it. It has all her charm and a little extra something.
I just Love the Allure of a Great Romance...a Pair of Rose Colored Glasses...some Fine Wine, and a Subscription to Audible...
Holiday in Stone Creek is a cute, stress-free and enjoyable novel. Having said that, it wasn't one of my favorites by Linda Lael Miller. I have read the seven books in the "Montana Creed" series, prior to this, and really became a fan of Linda during that experience. I have already purchased some of her other books and have high hopes to enjoy them as well.
Gayle Hendrix was just O.K. as the narrator of this audio. Her voices were not irritating, but I have definitely heard better.
If you are in the mood for a simple holiday romance, then by all means, this is credit worthy.
Believer in what you can't see
I loved the relationship between Olivia and Tanner & Ashley and Jack. I love it when the men come to their senses and realize how much they love their women.
Rodney the reindeer in Olivia's story. I like the story of Santa's reindeer.
When Ashley goes to Jack after he has the bone marrow transplant and even though Jack didn't want her to come to see him, he is very happy she did. And is even more happy that Ashley is pregnant.
When Jack admits to Ashley that he loves her.
Another series that makes me feel good and wish it was a reality.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
First story was pretty good. Really enjoyed the story of the vet and the rolling stone architect. Sophie and Ginger were two of my favorites. Olivia and Tanner didn't fight the attraction but decided to flow with it, which made for a nice change.
The second story was not my favorite. I found Ashley to be a sap. How many times can a person be left. Jake was a love em leave em guy and he did this to Ashley 3 TIMES!!!! Yet she still went after him. ::SIGH:: but she did get her man. I just hate to see women running after a man.
The narrator was not so good. I got used to her, but every time a new character was introduced I gritted my teeth. This narrator needs lots of practice. I wonder if they ever listen to themselves after they have recorded a few pages?
Yes, I would. I read the book and found listening to the story to be a fun way to rediscover the story.
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