Evelyn Lewis' secret dream of marrying her brother's best friend is shattered when he leaves their hometown to seek his fortune elsewhere. For six long years, she's waited and wondered if he would return. After the shocking murder of her parents, her brother is the only family she has left. Refusing to accept a betrothal to a man she doesn't love, she decides to take control of her destiny and confront her parents' killer.
Growing up, Alexander Walker has known only violence at the hands of his cruel father. After the death of his mother, he embarks on a journey into the uncharted wilderness to test his resolve as a fur trapper and mountain man. When an impulsive decision leads him back to his childhood home, he finds more than he bargained for.
Amid the rugged Teton wilderness, fate suddenly throws Alex and Evelyn together. The quiet protective boy she remembers is now as strange to her as the world she's been forced into. Wary of the hardened man he has become, Evelyn must put her trust in him in order to survive. Alex's memories of Evelyn are of a pesky little girl, but he can't deny his growing feelings for the beautiful and spirited woman she is now. His biggest obstacle in winning her heart may not be her uncertainty of him, but a fear that has haunted him all his life. In a primitive and brutal world, can Alex and Evelyn forge a love as solid as the mountains, or will the past come back to haunt them both?
©2013 Peggy L. Henderson (P)2014 Peggy L. Henderson
Yes! And I have already several times! I promised myself I would only listen to this book when I was on the treadmill...holy smokes! Best motivation I have ever had to exercise! There were times when the only reason I would stop listening is because my legs wouldn't carry me any further. This book is so much more than a typical romance...it's full of danger, excitement, mystery and real-life emotions. I felt like I was actually a part of the story!
There were so many moments when I was so totally engrossed in the story. Especially when Alex and Evie are faced with TWO life threatening situations in one day...I don't want to give too much away.
He has AMAZING ability to change voices for each character so that you can immediately identify each person throughout the story. He also brings the exact emotion that is needed in each scene...such a great job! Wow!
Especially at the end...I WEPT!!!
You must listen to this book...it is incredible!
No, not at all. The storyline and plot were wonderful. There were unexpected twists and turns and this definitely wasn't your cookie-cutter romanance, HOWEVER, I know third graders who could write better than this lady. The dialogue is forced and robotic. There is too much telling and not enough showing. She weaves a story then doesn't trust the reader to make the connections she has provided, and ruins it all by spelling every little thing out. I don't understand...she's got the hard part down pat. The storyline, the characters...they're all interesting and she makes me WANT to listen to the next in the series, but I just don't know if I can stomach any more of the "and then this happened" style that she is so fond of. I hope she takes some workshops and improves upon this bc she has the potential to be great.
Laurent, even though some of the french he spoke was incorrect. :) I just liked his personality, simple enough.
When the surprise visitor (no spoilers) shows up on the mountain bc I wasn't expecting it and the author impressed me.
I never gave it my full attention due to the previously stated reasons, so yes. I was still able to get the gist (the good part) of the story while only half paying attention to the awful sentence structure and forced storytelling. I listened while baking and doung laundry.
Narrator was great. He made the best of junky material. Would absolutely listen to him again. He was able to do accents (not perfect, but really good) and different voices, including female voices. Also, his normal speaking voice is enjoyable to listen to.
I have to say that I was "Captivated" by Teton Sunrise as soon as I started listening to it. It ranks right up there with the Yellowstone Romance Series, which were my "ALL TIME" favorites until I started this Book!! Now I am "Torn" but in a VERY GOOD WAY!!!
I would compare it to Yellowstone Heartsong. As for why, I have many reasons. I love the setting of these books, and the characters just seem to become a "part" of me. I am able to totally "loose" myself in another TIME & PLACE!!! That very important to me as a listener/reader!! I also feel that the books are so well written, that one can't help but to become totally immersed in the story. It also helps that these books take place in a BEAUTIFUL area, that I have always been very involved with, and interested with.
How can one choose just one character as a favorite!! Steve Marvel is a fantastic reader, and he brings every character to life as he reads. I LOVED Alex, and Evelyn, but Laurant was A REAL FAVORITE!! Steve Marvel has a TERRIFIC talent for giving each character their own voice, which brings them to life for me as a listener!! It is almost impossible to stop listening to him bring each one to life!!
DEFINITELY!! I found it very difficult to stop listening to this book!!! I enjoyed every minute of listening, and felt deprived when I had to put it down so I could sleep!! FORGET ANY OTHER CHORES THAT NEEDED TO BE DONE!! Once I started listening, I found it VERY HARD TO STOP, UNTIL THE VERY LAST WORD!!
I would HIGHLY recommend this audible book to anyone!! Once I started listening, I knew I HAD TO HEAR THE WHOLE SERIES of the Teton Romance books. Reading them is great, but hearing Steve Marvel bring every character to life, is an experience I find hard to describe!!! One just has to listen, and be totally caught up in every scene!!
NOW I CANNOT WAIT TO BEGIN Teton Splendor!! THANK YOU PEGGY L. HENDERSON & STEVE MARVEL for this book/Series!! I felt like I was right there at the foot of those glorious mountains, getting to know each character!!! LOVED IT!!!
Yes I would. I enjoyed reading the book, but listening to the audiobook, bought every emotion that the characters were feeling to life.
When I first started to listen to the audiobook, I didn't think I would care for his narrating, but by the time I was into the 3rd chapter, I couldn't picture anyone else reading this audiobook. And the emotion in his voice, had me believing in him, as the character. I thought as the other reviewers, that he didn't have Evelyn's voice right at the beginning, but it grew on me as the story progressed.
Yes, there were quite a few, but the ending had me crying and I am still sniffling two hours later. I felt the same way with the ebook but not quite as strongly and I give credit to Steve Marvel's voice and great narrating. When it really mattered, his voice nailed it and for this he gets 5 stars. Hopefully he will be narrating Teton Splendor!
This is another wonderful romance by one of my favorite authors. I've read all of the Yellowstone Romance Series and this ties into it very nicely, and you do not need to read those, to enjoy this series though I recommend it. Plenty of romance, lies, danger and a little suspense. Throw in a rugged mountain man and a beautiful young women and this makes a wonderful audiobook to sit back and enjoy. JudyE
I enjoyed the sound of emotions the adventure, the excitement and voices brought to life.
Yellowstone Heart Song because it was in the Mountains of the Yellowstone and had all the adventure and excitement of being in the wilderness. Both books show tough mountain men have hearts full of love and protection for their families.
I liked his voice on telling the story and of the men. I didn't care for his voice representing Evelyn. He made her sound whiney and she was not a whiney character. Her character was strong and defiant. Sarah's voice sounded just like you would picture her at that young age. Aimee's voice was right on also.
Love in the Tetons
I liked the story and hearing it in audio always brings it to life. Makes the characters have more depth to them.
I would place this book in the middle range of all of my audiobooks. Having said that, I have listened to over 300 audiobooks, and this is one I will remember.
I loved that this story was not at all predictable. I listen/read a very popular mystery series obsessively, and Ms Henderson completely surprised me in the end.
While I really enjoyed Steve Marvel's voice, it is smooth and not distracting, I really did not like how he did Evelyn and Henry's voices. It is difficult to imagine she is raising her voice at Alex when the narrator is doing a high pitched whisper.
The ending of the book brought me to tears. Without giving storyline away, it is completely worth the journey to get there.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was my first by this author, but it will not be the last. I anxiously await the rest of this trilogy. Despite my reservations about Evelyn's voice, I do hope Ms Henderson stays with the same narrator.
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