One final cry - "God almighty, help us!" - and suddenly Hannah's world shifted violently, and a blinding collision scattered her mind and shook her bones. Then came the pain, the freezing water, and a hand reached for hers before all faded into darkness.
When Hannah awakes in a warm and welcoming room she has never seen before - tended to by kind, unfamiliar faces - most of her memory has been swept away but not all. She recalls fragments of the accident. She remembers a baby. And a ring on her finger reminds her of a lie. But most of all, there is a secret. And in this house of strangers, she can trust no one but herself to keep it.
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Good, clean historic romance novels are my favorite and hate when they get ruined by to much smut & gore.
Wish Julie Klassen had more books on Audible - she never disappoints. Great characters, has morals without being preachy and love that plot wasn't completely predictable. Love to finish a book feeling happy, not tragic, which is what this author does :)
A great story on forgiveness. Characters stayed true to their created personalities. The author did a great job of showing Christian values without being preachy. The reason I would give 4 stars instead of 5 is that I felt the leading character was not able to capture the heart of the reader like she ought to, and perhaps a bit too much passionate detail involved in love scenes.
I was on the edge of my seat the whole time!
The ending was really surprising which almost never happens anymore! Well done Miss Klassen :) Of course I also loved the reality of the characters' struggles and the redemption story within.
I did not care for the narration.... there was very little change of inflection and a lot of the characters sounded the same. I may just be spoiled after hearing narrators like Simon Prebble and Elizabeth Jasicki... but it definitely affected how much I enjoyed the story.
I really thought the story was very good! It was hard for me to separate the story from the narration unfortunately...
I love Julie Klassen. I have read or listened to most of her books and have always loved them. But it's almost as if she didn't write this book. There's way too much "admiring the shape of her bosom" and "looking longingly at her bare legs". Isn't this supposed to be a Christian fiction novel? I am really very disappointed. In addition the narrator sounded like a robot. Very little fluctuation in her voice.
Julie Klassen has a way of transporting her readers into the times, feelings and emotions of her stories. this book was no different. I looked forward to this release for several months, and it was well woth the wait! I loved it!
I admit I'm just under two hours into it. At least that's what the counter says... did I fall asleep? I'm still waiting for a actual story to begin.... something..... please.....
Nevermind, I'm not going to be able to get through it since I'm already too bored!
NARRATOR: It's not HER fault, she's very good!
The first half of the story is good for this type of story, but the second half went downhill fast. Totally melodramatic and overwrought. ( admittedly, this isn't my usual type of reading). The narration was good and is probably the only reason I stuck with it to the end.
I LOVE Julie Klassen and was long awaiting the release of this book. I found it to be a bit disappointing though. While the main storyline was intriguing and I def did not anticipate what came to be at the end (I won't say bc I don't want to ruin it for other readers)-I found her continued passion toward the solicitor to be disappointing.
Momma of 6
I want to start by saying I think Julie is an excellent author. I have listened to most of her books and enjoyed them. I was looking forward to this one. But I was very disappointed in all the immorality mentioned in this book. I choose this genre so that I shouldn't have to deal with reading about all this. This book had too many insinuations and details for a "Christian" genre.
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