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Cecilia McNeil

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  • The Kitchen House

  • A Novel
  • By: Kathleen Grissom
  • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy, Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,612
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,161

Orphaned while onboard ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is to live and work with the slaves of the kitchen house. Under the care of Belle, the master's illegitimate daughter, Lavinia becomes deeply bonded to her adopted family, though she is set apart from them by her white skin. Eventually, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent and the mistress battles opium addiction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is a must!

  • By AB on 09-04-10

Excellent View into slavery and The Lady of the House

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-01-17

Excellent View into slavery and The Lady of the House pre Civil war south. The story of a slave and indentured servant following their lives from childhood forward. Excellent storyline, narration and Writing! A must read!

  • A Love Woven True

  • By: Tracie Peterson, Judith Miller
  • Narrated by: Linda Stephens
  • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

Young and recently widowed, Jasmine Houston confronts the vital issues of freedom and slavery, love and hate, life and death, when she decides to harbor former slaves at her horse farm. Best-selling inspirational authors Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller pen a gripping historical romance set in 1849.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This is book 2

  • By Wendy on 12-03-11

Book 2 The lights of Lowell Series

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-18-17

I liked this book better than the first book in the series. Lots of characters with intertwined story lines. I am left wanting more, hoping those missing will be found. I am ready to dive into book 3!

  • Lights of Lowell

  • Book 1, Tapestry of Hope
  • By: Tracie Peterson, Judith Miller
  • Narrated by: Linda Stephens
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller are both best-selling authors whose faith shines through in their best-selling works of historical fiction. A Tapestry of Hope begins their promising new Lights of Lowell series. Jasmine Wainwright never expected her father to include her in a deal to sell off the plantation. Moving to Massachusetts as a new wife, she must look to God's grace for help to withstand an unloving husband.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very blessed to have found this delight.

  • By Renee H Chewning on 02-20-18

Interesting twists and turns

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-17

Lights of Lowell #1 in series. Interesting book, not your average mail order bride type. Betrothed to a man she doesn't know because a business deal. In fact no one really knows Bradley Houston.

  • Mail-Order Brides of the West: Evie: McCutcheon Family Series, Book 3

  • By: Caroline Fyffe
  • Narrated by: Lara Asmundson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269

The well-educated daughter of a lawyer, Trudy Bauer, arrives at the St. Louis based Mail-Order Brides of the West agency full of excitement for an adventure of a lifetime. She befriends the agency's maid, Evie Davenport, and the two form a strong and lasting friendship. They vow to stay in contact through letters when Evie takes hold of her destiny and arranges a marriage on the sly. Each brave young woman is ready to face whatever an unknown groom and life in Montana can throw her way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful Sweet Western Romance

  • By Cyn on 12-26-14

Very Enjoyable

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-03-17

Loved the characters and narrator! Great story. It is great how these two authors work together to create this series. Caroline Fyfe and Debra Holland. Now go read Trudy!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Love Unexpected

  • Beacons of Hope, Book 1
  • By: Jody Hedlund
  • Narrated by: Becky Doughty
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87

All Emma Chambers ever wanted was a home, but when her steamboat sinks just outside Presque Isle, she's left destitute and with no place to stay. An unlikely solution arises when the lighthouse keeper arrives in town. He's just lost his wife and is having a difficult time caring for his child. So a traveling preacher gets the idea that the keeper and Emma might be the answer to each other's dilemma.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story difficult narration

  • By PA NANA on 12-05-16

Interesting Historical Love Story

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-16

I learned much about lighthouses while enjoying a beautiful Love story, with lot's of twists and turns!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Wake the Dawn

  • A Novel
  • By: Lauraine Snelling
  • Narrated by: Kristin Kalbli
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

U.S. Border Patrol agent Ben James' life is in tatters. A tragic accident stole the love of his life and he never finished grieving. Turning to the bottle for support, he lost sight of what was important. While making his last patrol run before a storm rolls in, Ben's canine partner, Bo, finds an abandoned baby hidden in the woods. As Ben rushes the child to the only clinic in the area, the storm strikes with unexpected fury.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Great Novel by Laurraine Snelling

  • By Cecilia McNeil on 11-04-16

Another Great Novel by Laurraine Snelling

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-16

Wonderful storyline and characters! Narration is superb. I never would have thought of putting together the characters. In true Laurraine Snelling style they fit perfectly!

  • The Brushstroke Legacy

  • By: Lauraine Snelling
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 34

When Chicago native Ragni Claussen grudgingly agrees to take her sullen niece with her to spruce up the family's old North Dakota cabin, she uncovers long-hidden secrets about how her greatgrandmother - in 1903 - learned to live and paint and love in this very place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent another Jewel from Laurraine Snelling

  • By Cecilia McNeil on 11-01-16

Excellent another Jewel from Laurraine Snelling

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-01-16

Wonderful narration,I love when you hear distinct different voices. The storyline is a beautiful story of finding ones true self. You will love this in audible.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Jessamine's Folly

  • By: Suzanne G. Rogers
  • Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194

After her estate is entailed away, Jessamine Foster has no choice but to live with relatives who detest her. When her aunt gives her an ultimatum to leave, Jessamine accepts a position as companion to Lord Kirkendale's sister - even though she's been warned her predecessors can't seem to resist the earl's exceptional good looks. Can Jessamine manage to hold on to her job without losing her heart?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful, Fun and Clean!

  • By A+D on 09-11-16

Great Book

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-20-16

Wonderful storyline lot's of twists and turns. Great characters and narrator. Favorite part the epilogue which explained the fate of all the characters.

  • A Tailor-Made Bride

  • By: Karen Witemeyer
  • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241

A rising star in Christian fiction, Karen Witemeyer brilliantly blends humor and romance in this compelling debut novel. Texas liveryman Jericho “J.T.” Tucker wants nothing to do with the town’s new dressmaker, Hannah Richardson. He’s all too familiar with her kind - shallow, more devoted to fashion than true beauty. Except for her well-tailored clothing, however, she’s not at all what he expected.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Young author, Karen Witemeyer, has a real talent..

  • By A. J. McConachie on 04-15-11

Great Book

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-05-16

Excellent storyline and narration. I love when the characters have distinct voices! I thouroughly enjoyed this Historical Novel!

  • Taming the Sheriff

  • A Christian Historical Romance
  • By: Cynthia Hickey
  • Narrated by: Sage Brighten
  • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Charlotte Nelson arrives in the tiny mountain town of Plumville, Arkansas, with big ideas. She wants to mend the decades-old town feud by throwing a Christmas pageant. But it soon proves to be a challenge, especially when three of her students are determined matchmakers. She's in no hurry to settle down - certainly not with the rugged, handsome sheriff.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Horrible Narrator

  • By Cecilia McNeil on 07-01-16

Horrible Narrator

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-16

This could have been a pretty good book but the narrator was awful! Characters were basically given no emotion. It was actually a good storyline and had good Characters but some were given voices and others no so much. Just could not get over the emotion thing. I might recommend the book but not on audible!!