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Paula M. Williams

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  • The Doctor's Mail-Order Bride

  • Coal Valley Brides, Book 3
  • By: Rose Andrews
  • Narrated by: Barbara Goldie
  • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Colorado, summer of 1880. Aurora McMullen, an orphan, has been left without family by her rich aunt's death. When the government seizes the small fortune given to her in the will, she takes a chance on her future and responds to a mail-order bride ad. Accustomed to a comfortable life in the city, she sets out to marry a man who defies her expectations and shows her the greatest riches come from the heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet romance

  • By Layla on 07-09-19

Enjoyable and fabulous narration!

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

Reviewed: 07-01-19

I loved this story set in the past of Eldridge and Aurora. I especially loved the narration. It was some of the best I’ve heard!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Only for You

  • By: Maura Burd
  • Narrated by: Ashley Taylor
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Mattie Jackson is a content, single woman living a quiet life in a charming suburb of Pittsburgh. Fate steps into her life one night tempting her out of her uncomplicated existence. During this thrilling transition she meets a novelist, the handsome, sultry-eyed Kyle Bruno. Rousing passion rapidly ignites her body and soul as she becomes deeply ensnared by this new, intoxicating excitement. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Romantic Suspense!

  • By Jocelyne on 05-18-19

Good story. Great narration.

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

Reviewed: 06-22-19

I’m a big fan of Ashley Taylor’s narration. She makes the story. The story was good and kept me entertained. The one thing I wasn’t a fan of was all the male characters. It was kind of hard to keep track of them and how they tied together.

  • Accidentally Hers

  • Sterling Canyon
  • By: Jamie Beck
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,320
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,119
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,115

When ruggedly sexy backcountry guide Grey Lowell moves to Sterling Canyon, Colorado, after buying the ski-expedition company Backtrax, his plans don't include romance. Still, it's fun to look - especially across a crowded restaurant at a beauty he dubs "Bambi". But all his plans change later that night when he's injured by a drunk driver.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pleasantly surprised!

  • By Lolasark on 03-20-16

Great plot, characters and setting!

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

Reviewed: 05-03-19

I enjoyed the plot and characters. The setting was a nice change from other books. I enjoy reading Jamie Beck!

  • The Secret Mother

  • By: Shalini Boland
  • Narrated by: Katie Villa
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,034
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,028

"Are you my mummy?" Tessa Markham returns home to find a child in her kitchen. He thinks she’s his mother. But Tessa doesn’t have any children. Not anymore. She doesn’t know who the little boy is or how he got there. After contacting the police, Tessa is suspected of taking the mystery child. Her whole life is turned upside down. And then her husband reveals a secret of his own. Tessa isn’t sure what to believe or who to trust. Because someone is lying. To find out who, she must confront her painful past. But is the truth more dangerous than Tessa realises?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wonderfully entertaining book

  • By susan on 01-17-18

Fabulous!

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

Reviewed: 02-05-19


I love this book and the narration was perfect! It was a quick, easy read. It kept my attention throughly to see what would happen with Tessa and Harry. I enjoyed the characters very much, with the exception of Scott and his new “floozy.” This is the second of Boland’s books I’ve read and it is another 5 star read for me!

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  • Making Christmas

  • By: Laura Chapman
  • Narrated by: Natalie Hunter
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

While settling into a new career in a new community, Ivy is determined not to let the holiday season pass her by. Enter the grownup advent calendar: twenty-four days of festivities to celebrate Christmas. What begins as a bit of fun turns into a mission to spread cheer when she meets Everett. After learning about his bad Christmas attitude, she invites him to join her quest. Despite his initial reservations, Everett quickly gets caught up in the spirit of the calendar. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet Christmas Novella

  • By Shopgirl on 06-16-19

Cute, quick story!

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

Reviewed: 01-14-19

I enjoyed the story! It was cute and sweet. I liked the alternating of views so that I could get an idea of what each of the main characters was thinking. The narrator was not my favorite. It was a little difficult to understand at first because of how the voices were being read. I like the author's writing, though so the story was a good one!

  • Secret Sundays

  • The Fat Fridays Group, Volume 3
  • By: Judith Keim
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 18

With her unexpected pregnancy, Carol Ann breaks free from her dismal life with her parents. Left on her own with no support from the father of her child, she decides to start an interior decorating business on the side. She begins by secretly helping Ed Pritchard, her boss at MacTel, decorate his condo for Christmas. One secret Sunday leads to others. Carol Ann and Ed are planning a future together when Ed is diagnosed with a serious illness. He decides it's only fair to break off his engagement to Carol Ann. Devastated, Carol Ann wonders how she can continue. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this series!!!

  • By missjmrw7296 on 04-19-19

Wonderful, uplifting story

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

Reviewed: 08-17-18

I loved this story of females bonding, helping each other, empowering and lifting one another up. It would be nice if all women had this type of support. This group of women goes through struggles just like all do, but they have a group to lean on. This is the first book I’ve read/listened to by Judith Keim. I was able to understand the story without having read the first two in the series, but I surely want to read the other two now. I hope there are more to come. The narrator is fantastic and perfect for this! I wish I could be a member of the Fat Fridays group. I would love these women. I was surely rooting for them and wanting to be there with them.

  • Bring Me Back

  • A Novel
  • By: B. A. Paris
  • Narrated by: Kevin Hely, Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,878
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,744
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,738

Finn and Layla are young, in love, and on vacation. They’re driving along the highway when Finn decides to stop at a service station to use the restroom. He hops out of the car, locks the doors behind him, and goes inside. When he returns Layla is gone - never to be seen again. That is the story Finn told to the police. But it is not the whole story. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Should have read that other review

  • By Heather on 06-28-18

Blew me away

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

I’m still processing. I have read all books written by B.A. Paris and am so impressed by all. She is amazing. Bring Me Back got me. I did not see that end coming. I’m sitting here trying to put it all together and let it sink in. Paris kept me guessing, as I normally do with suspense novels. I thought I would figure it out with some of the suspects thrown in, but she threw in such a big twist. I am left feeling some kind of way. I highly recommend this book. I was fortunate enough to receive an ARC from St. Martin’s Press which I am so grateful for!! I also listened to it on Audible. I have to say the narrators were also amazing! I read some really good books, but this one just blew me away! B.A. Paris is outstanding. I cannot wait for more books from this rockstar!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sophomore Slump

  • Mackenzie August, Book 1
  • By: Alan Lee
  • Narrated by: Scott Ellis
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

Mackenzie is a private investigator, and the first client at his new office is a knock out. Trouble is, she's also the Sheriff. A dangerous criminal has moved into Mackenzie's hometown, and to help identify him the Sheriff wants Mackenzie to accept a job teaching at an inner city high school. He'll be a bull in a china shop, so to speak. A china shop full of angry gang members.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun mystery thriller.

  • By cosmitron on 04-24-18

Fantastic story and narration!

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

Reviewed: 05-26-18

I like the story! I’ve not read Alan Lee before and am so glad I was introduced to him by way of his character, Mackenzie August. This character is awesome! His storyline is as well! Intriguing with great supporting characters! The narrator was perfect for Mackenzie and Sophomore Slump. I’m hoping he also narrates the rest of the series. I can’t wait to hear/read more!