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In Due Time: A Novella Audiobook

In Due Time: A Novella: Morna's Legacy Series

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Publisher's Summary

Everything happens in its time.

For Jeffrey Oakes, life in the seventeenth century hasn't been the thrilling change of pace he hoped it would be. The lack of power tools, better hygiene, and cold beer has him yearning for the luxuries of his modern-day life. It might all be bearable if he had someone to maneuver the cultural differences and minimal conveniences with-someone with whom he could make a life. But among the Scottish countryside, with women so different from himself, he knows his chances of finding such a woman are small. If only Morna could work her magic for him like she has done for so many others.

Kathleen Carter's life is changing. With enough money now saved to fulfill her dream of restoring the castle she inherited, her job as housemaid is coming to an end. All she wants now is for moving day to arrive so that she can get to Scotland. She knows she'll have no time for much of a personal life for the next few years, but that's okay. The ruined castle will take all of the love and attention she has to give. Or so she thinks. Little does she know that a move isn't the only big change life has in store for her and that perhaps her dreams might include more than devoting her life to a big, empty castle.

©2014 Bethany Claire (P)2016 Bethany Claire

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    misaga 09-27-16
    misaga 09-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "wow"

    loved it. one of the best series I've listened to. a must listen.love love loved it.

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    Michelle Lloyd 07-01-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Enjoyed this novella very much."

    Good story. Slow start, but worth finishing. I really liked it was primarily from a male perspective. I like the characters and using a child as a common starting point between all the relationships. It had a good logical flow. Made me wonder if there was a book prior.

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    Christina Blake NY, NY USA 06-02-16
    Christina Blake NY, NY USA 06-02-16

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    "Addicted to this series"

    I can never get enough of the Morna's Legacy series. I thoroughly enjoyed this novella just as much as the other books in this series. Cooper is quite the rascal, isn't he? He made the book really fun for me. Of course, It was wonderful seeing Jeffrey and Kathleen fall in love.

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    CEB 06-01-16
    CEB 06-01-16
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    "In Due Time"
    Would you listen to In Due Time: A Novella again? Why?

    Yes I would as I have enjoyed all the books in this series by Bethany Claire.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked that Kathleen thought she wouldn't have a personal life while she was restoring the castle she inherited.


    Have you listened to any of Lily Collingwood’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes and I enjoyed every book in this series very much!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Waiting for Love In Due Time.


    Any additional comments?

    Keep up the awesome books Bethany Claire. As I always enjoy each one!

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    amazon customer 05-31-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great novella"
    Where does In Due Time: A Novella rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book rates in my top 5 the narrator does a great job and the story is really amazing.


    What did you like best about this story?

    That Jeffrey finally gets his chance at love after sacrificing so much for his child and best friend.


    What does Lily Collingwood bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The way that she uses a different voice for each character really brings them alive.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes I did listen to in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    The Morna Legacy series is amazing I have read and listened to them all and they are stories you can return to again and again.

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    ElizaLeone3 05-31-16
    ElizaLeone3 05-31-16
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    "It’s Jeffery’s Turn!"

    Recommendation: Cooper was a highlight for me in this series, and to see him back and causing trouble again was wonderful, add in his Aunt Jane and you’ve got a novella worth reading.

    Jeffrey’s done everything for Grace and Cooper, but as Cooper watches his dad struggle to find love in the past, he calls in help from everyone’s favorite witch. Morna is back at it again. Setting the right wheels in motion for her family to find the loves of their lives, and Jeffrey is no different. Kathleen has heard so much about Jeffrey and over the years her desire for the man she’s never met has only increased, but when she finally does meet him, will he be as wonderful as she’s imagined?

    Thank goodness for more Cooper! I love this kid. He’s a wonderful comic relief character, tearjerker, goofball, everything. A homerun character. With this being a novella, there is a bit of instant love, but that can’t really be helped. The transitions from US to Scotland and present to past are seamless. Additional comedic relief is provided by Jane, Cooper’s Aunt and Grace’s sister, and if I had to hazard a guess, she’ll be our next novel romance.

    A new castle is introduced, and even a cozy cottage that ground the story and pulls it out of the Castle for a stint.

    Audiobook Review:
    Lily Collingwood’s Cooper and Jane… two peas in a pod. Cooper’s child-like and adorable voice matched well with Jane’s up-to-no-good one. As usual, the recording quality was great with no hum or distortion and made the entire focus on the story.

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    Laura Collins SC, United States 05-31-16
    Laura Collins SC, United States 05-31-16
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    "Great Series!"
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    This is a great book; this book is part of the Morna’s Legacy series written by Bethany Claire and narrated by Lily Collingwood. This book can be listened to in one sitting if you have the time, once I started listening to it I didn’t want to put it down until the end. Jeffrey Oakes, life in the seventeenth century hasn’t been the thrilling change of pace he hoped it would be. He decides to take Cooper to visit his Aunt and grandparents in the twenty first century. Kathleen Carter has now enough money to fulfill her dream of restoring the castle she inherited. When Jeffrey and Kathleen meet it is love at first sight.

    The narrator Lily Collingwood did a great job with this book. She did a great job with the different voices of each character in this book. It was very easy to listen to in one sitting and I didn’t want to stop listening until the end.

    If you are looking for a great book with great characters then you need to listen to this book. I am looking forward to listening to the next book by this author and narrator.

    A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.

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    Melanie 05-25-16
    Melanie 05-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Short and Sweet"
    Would you listen to In Due Time: A Novella again? Why?

    Yes, this is another easy listen.


    What other book might you compare In Due Time: A Novella to and why?

    I don't listen to many romance books so I can't compare it but it follows the same feel as the previous books in the series.


    What does Lily Collingwood bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    A good narrator is able to have you follow along without wondering who's character is speaking.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Timeless Love!


    Any additional comments?

    This story fell a little short for me. I think a longer book would have helped me become more invested in the characters and story. Still overall worth the listen.

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    PamO 05-25-16
    PamO 05-25-16
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    "Love Seperated by Centuries"
    Any additional comments?

    In Love Beyond Measure ( Book 4) , Jeffrey follows his son Cooper and Coopers Mom Grace into 17th century Scotland. Grace has found love, marriage and is pregnant. But Jeffrey is having NO LUCK with 17th c women plus he misses American football and hot showers.

    />So in this book Jeffrey decides to take Cooper to visit his Aunt Jane and his grandparents in the 21st c. What he doesn't know is that Cooper has written to the witch Morna for help in finding a love match for his Dad.

    >During the visit sparks fly between Kathleen, Jane's friend, and Jeffrey. But Jeffrey is positive nothing can come of it, since he can't tell her about the time travel.

    At the same time, Cooper's Aunt Jane & her friend Kathleen are planning on moving to Scotland to renovate an historical castle that Kathleen inherited. And Jane is excited because she thinks she's going to finally see her sister again.

    >How can Jeffrey find happiness when he's in the 16th c and Kathleen is in the 21st c? Will Jane ever see her sister Grace again? And what happened to Cooper's letter to Morna?

    There's a lot of plot packed into this little novella, and Lily Collingwood's narration adds excitement to the story. I can't wait for Love Beyond Compare (Jane's story) to come out in audiobook format!

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    Rhonda 05-24-16
    Rhonda 05-24-16
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    "Best story yet"
    Where does In Due Time: A Novella rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book is toward the top of the list. It packs a lot of story into a short book.


    What about Lily Collingwood’s performance did you like?

    I enjoy Lily Collingwood's ability to do American and Scottish accents.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoy seeing how the people from this time adapt to life in another century. This book continues some of the other story lines. I can't wait for another book to be recorded.

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