Listeners flock to USA Today and New York Times best-selling author Jodi Thomas’ Texas romances. Here, a rugged cowboy finds his hard heart softened by a desperate woman on the run. Happy to keep his head down and tend to his ranch, Teagen McMurray is certainly not looking for love. But then Jessie Barton—wife of Teagen’s bookseller friend Eli—and her three young daughters arrive on the scene seeking shelter. As he finds himself falling for the strong-willed Jessie, Teagen discovers things are not what they seem. Soon he’s protecting Jessie and her girls while battling a group of swindlers involved in a devious plot to take over a prosperous horse-breeding operation.
With this stirring addition to her Whispering Mountain series, Thomas continues to play with standard Western tropes in fresh ways. Linda Stephens leaves fans breathless with a stirring reading of this enlivening romance.
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“[Thomas’] emotionally moving stories are the kind you want to go on forever.” (Romantic Times)
A thoroughly enjoyable listen with good plot and character development. I didn't realize until the end that this book was part of a series. When I did, I downloaded the rest; and enjoyed each one every bit as much as this title.
Teagen McMurray never wants to level Whispering Mountain and didn't much like people in general. All he ever wanted to do is take care of his ranch. But when he gets a letter from his only friend Eli asking him to take care of his wife and children, Teagen had no choice but to do what Eli asked.
Jessie Barton is on the run; now that her husband Eli is dead his mother says that she has no rights to the bookstore that Eli owned and that the three girls should come to live with her because Jessie has no money to take care of them. So Jessie is just looking for a safe place to land for a little while with her daughters.
This is one of Jodi Thomas' best books. All of the Whispering Mountain novels are great, but this one is one of my favorites. Jessie and the girls bring Teagen McMurray back to life. Linda Stephens does a wonderful job with the narration. If you like the Whispering Mountain series you'll love this one. If you are new to this series you'll find out just want makes Whispering Mountain great.
Story & plot pulled me in, but after a little while I was distracted by the narration! The narrator's voice is pleasant as long as she's reading the women's parts. As she switches to men's & childrens voices they sound like crotchety, old men! However, Jodi Thomas' writing had me & I had to overcome & ignore the things I didn't like, so I could find out the details! If you can do this, then you'll be able to appreciate the story. If not, then don't waste your time & money on the audio...read the book! The story would be so much better to listen to, if it had a top notch narrator! Maybe someday the audio can be redone!!!
Very predictable, very boring, narrated poorly and some voices were the same. I'd take a pass on this one.
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