RITA Award nominee Karen Witemeyer is acclaimed for her winning blend of history, humor, and romance. In this heartstirring tale, repentant exconvict Levi Grant comes to Spencer, Texas, in 1887 - hoping to put his past behind him and start out fresh as the town’s new blacksmith. To promote civility, Eden Spencer runs her own lending library, where she discovers Levi’s love of literature. But just as romance begins to bloom, Eden learns of Levi’s prodigal past.
©2011 Karen Witemeyer (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC
I love books! All kinds... classics, mysteries, Christian fiction, suspense and action! I'm also a sucker for anything romantic. ;) And just recently started getting into some non-fiction, philosophical books.
Inspiration, Strength, Love
I fell in love with Levi right along with the main character, and I can't explain why without giving away too much of the book!
She did very well... but as a Texan, I heard more of the eastern southern belle accent in her characters than a southern Texas accent. Other than that, I enjoyed her pace of reading and her representation of the characters.
I laughed out loud at certain moments, and yes, I got teary eyed towards the end.
I like how this book incorporated so many things! Romance, of course, but also forgiveness, prejudice, class distinction, violence... and so much more. As I read/listen to more of Karen Witemeyer's books, I can see her growth and her passion for the Lord. The characters are in real relationships, they deal with real issues, but they work through things, talk to each other, and get through things together. Issues in this book as well as her other's could have been taken in a petty, silly, or superficial way, but she manages to circumvent such literary traps and creates a very enjoyable, intriguing and romantic stories that can be enjoyed without having to roll my eyes at certain parts. I highly recommend her, and can't wait until her new book comes out.
It's my first experience with an audiobook and since I'm not a native english speaker, I was a little uncertain. But I fell in love with the story. It's a wonderful inspirational romance with lessons of forgiveness and humanity.And I think the narrator is a really talented actress with a gifted voice that really help me to understand the dialogues and is "in tune" with the emotions of the story.
It is a precious thing in a world full of so much compromise, to find a novel that is so true to the heart of God. The struggles of life, redemption, growth, forgiveness, and unconditional love are some of the things you will find in this novel. It is heartwarming to see love blossom in the order it was meant by God; in the midst of facing the hardships of life and learning to make the right choices without compromising no matter how difficult they may be.
Levi was my favorite character in this story because he is a shining example that a persons past does not have to define who they are. "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." 2 Corinthians 5:17
Eden was my favorite performed character! I love the inflections and sweet southern bell accent Therese gave to Eden's voice. Although I live in Texas and have a southern draw myself, there is no way that my mind would have created such a perfect voice for Eden!
Absolutely! I found it absolutely painful to part from. Though I wasn't able to finish it all in one sitting (as I a mother of five children and finding time is a difficult thing), I finished it in two days time and now I am listening to it again!
I will be purchasing all of Karen Witemeyer's books, and audiobooks. She has made it to my favorite author's shelf! :)
Say something about yourself!
I would definately listen to this story again. It emphasizes how important it is not to judge people based on their past.
To Win Her Heart could easily be compared to other faith based stories by Karen Witemeyer.
I liked the accent she used when she spoke as Eden. I also really liked the tone she used when she spoke as Charity.
YES! I couldn't stop listening to this story.
Please check out other books by Karen Witemeyer. Her faith based stories are all inspiring.
This was my second Witemeyer book and I really enjoyed it. The hero, Levi, is such a humble, sweet man and my heart broke with the way he was treated at times and the struggles he faced. Eden's character got on my nerves at times with her self-righteousness, and it took a non-Christian girl to show her how snooty she had been. At times, there were too many musings with the characters. The narrator was enjoyable and easy to listen to, though she had the female characters speak in a Southern accent instead of a Texas drawl. Being from Texas myself, I had to get over that minor detail. Overall, the story was an enjoyable listen.
No, not necessarily
4 hours into a 10 hour book and the 2 romantic leads still have yet to have any meaningful interaction. They're association is barely better moved along then it was at the beginning of the story. Additionally, their personalities are so uninteresting - as much fun as watching paint dry. There really was nothing engaging or entertaining about this book what so ever. After wasting 4 hours I couldn't bring myself to listen to the rest. I gave the book more then enough time to pick up and become good.
A more interesting storyline, relationship of the two leads progress faster, have the leads actually have a personality beyond shy and or uptight
The sheriff interested in the female lead
I will never get a book from this author again
Actually, it is Jennifer, not Michael.
This was a very enjoyable listen with a good message. Uplifting and positive. I could listen to this one again.
I have a real crazy in love relationship with books!!!
I'm sorry, but I am not a fan of this book and defnitely not the narration. I am NOT a fan of Therese Plummer and I mean I have tried. She makes everything sound so drained of life. Yes, that is mean and I am sorry but when I listen to her I feel like I am grinding my teeth down. What did I do to deserve this?
Trust! Don't waste your time.
This book greatly surprised me by how much I enjoyed it. I rarely read love stories and I don't read Christian fiction very often. so I admit I wasn't expecting to get a lot of pleasure from this book.
But I did, I really enjoyed the two main characters their flaws, the things that they struggled with, and how they came to know one another.
I enjoyed the Christian aspect of the book because it wasn't overly preachy, like so many other Christian fiction books can be. these people lived thier religion in a very natural and normal way, and I enjoyed that.
it would've gotten 5 stars, but hey I need to save those for really really good books.
I like to read VERY much .. I'm obsessed with reading I don't have time to actually read a book so I've been a listener for three years now
it is one of the best audiobooks I've ever heard I felt every word of it and it touched my heart so deeply that I could cry
when Levi asked for more books recommendations from Eden :D
no but I think this was one of the best performances I've heard
Come .. free your heart and trust the lord for the rest
I really recommend this book it is so pure and romantic .. LOVE LEVI :D
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