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  • No Other Will Do

  • Ladies of Harper's Station, Book 1
  • By: Karen Witemeyer
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210

Men are optional. That's the credo Emma Chandler's suffragette aunts preached and why she started a successful women's colony in Harper's Station, Texas. But when an unknown assailant tries repeatedly to drive them out, Emma admits they might need a man after all. A man who can fight - and she knows just the one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • good book

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-10-16

Wonderful story!

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

Reviewed: 06-25-18

This was a great story with fantastic narration. Witty and sweet, you won’t be disappointed!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Headmistress of Rosemere

  • Whispers on the Moors
  • By: Sarah E. Ladd
  • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 140

Patience Creighton has devoted her life to running her father's boarding school. But when the enigmatic master of the estate appears at her door, battered and unconscious, the young headmistress suddenly finds her livelihood - and her heart - in the hands of one dangerously handsome gentleman. At twenty-five, Patience Creighton is already a spinster. The busy headmistress of Rosemere always expected a dashing man to sweep her off her feet and take her away…but that man never came. And since her father's death, keeping the school running and her mother happy has been plenty to keep her occupied.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet

  • By amy on 06-05-15

Average Story

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

Reviewed: 07-24-17

This book was okay, but a let down compared to the Heiress of Winterwood. I kept waiting for more interaction between the characters Ladd had introduced in the first book. It seems unlikely to me that Amelia or Captain Sterling would have been completely out of touch with what was going on (especially after the fire.) It was an alright book, but I feel a bit unfulfilled at the end of it.

  • An Elegant Façade

  • Hawthorne House, Book 2
  • By: Kristi Ann Hunter
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Anne Dore
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 202
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202

Lady Georgina Hawthorne has worked tirelessly to seal her place as the Incomparable for her debut season. At her first London ball, she hopes to snag the attention of an earl. With money and business connections, but without impeccable bloodlines, Colin McCrae is invited everywhere but accepted nowhere. When he first encounters the fashionable Lady Georgina, he's irritated by his attraction to a woman who concerns herself only with status and appearance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • loved it!

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-23-16

Narrating gets better

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

Reviewed: 11-18-16

The narrator wasn't the best at the beginning of the book, but it improved drastically as the store progressed. This was a sweet story which had be both loving and hating Georgina equally and the pace of the story moved along at a good speed. It was a nice listen overall.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • My Fair Gentleman

  • A Proper Romance
  • By: Nancy Campbell Allen
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265

Jack would rather be at sea than fixing the mistakes of his grandfather, the late Earl of Stansworth. Instead, he finds that inheriting his grandfather's wealth and title and securing the welfare of his sister and mother means joining the ranks of high society and living with the aristocracy. Luckily, Ivy Carslisle, the granddaughter of a dear friend of Jack's late grandmother, is willing to teach him etiquette and properly introduce him into society.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nice surprise!

  • By Kelsee on 02-26-16

Nice surprise!

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

Reviewed: 02-26-16

This was my first time listening to a Proper Romance book, but it won't be the last! I like that there are clean romance books out there. The author did a good job in making a quick, enjoyable story that doesn't drag, and with the right amount of twists and turns to keep the plot interesting.

My only complaint would be that while the narrator has a great voice, she spoke a tad too quickly for my taste. It made the story seem a bit rushed. Overall, though, it was a great listen!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Secret of Pembrooke Park

  • By: Julie Klassen
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Jasicki
  • Length: 18 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 753
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 698
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 695

Abigail Foster fears she will end up a spinster, especially as she has little dowry to improve her charms and the one man she thought might marry her - a longtime friend - has fallen for her younger, prettier sister. When financial problems force her family to sell their London home, a strange solicitor arrives with an astounding offer: the use of a distant manor house abandoned for 18 years. The Fosters journey to imposing Pembrooke Park and are startled to find it entombed as it was abruptly left.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A movie playing in my mind

  • By Briana on 03-09-15

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 07-08-15

Would you listen to The Secret of Pembrooke Park again? Why?

Absolutely. There were so many nuances throughout the story. It was full of details and left me eager for the next chapter.

What does Elizabeth Jasicki bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She brings life to the characters by using the different voices. She makes a scene more dramatic with the rise and fall of her voice.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes!