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  • Blessing in Disguise

  • Red River of the North Series #6
  • By: Lauraine Snelling
  • Narrated by: Callie Beaulieu
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 164

The Bjorklund family has received word that Augusta Bjorklund is on her way from Norway to join them in North Dakota. When the train arrives in the town of Blessing with no Augusta aboard, the worried family hopes that she will be on the train in the morning. However, only her trunk arrives, so Bridget Bjorklund insists that Hjelmer, Augusta's brother, go find her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't wait for the next!

  • By Nancy Monteyro on 02-08-16

Blessing in Disquise

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-15-19

I am going to purchase all of Lauriane Snellings books, and that should tell you how much I thoroughly enjoyed this book !! No more need be said !!

  • The Promise of Dawn

  • By: Lauraine Snelling
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

When Signe, her husband, Rune, and their three boys arrive in Minnesota from Norway to help a relative clear his land of lumber, they dream of owning their own farm and building a life in the New World. But Uncle Einar and Aunt Gird are hard, demanding people, and Signe and her family soon find themselves worked nearly to the bone in order to repay the cost of their voyage. At this rate they will never have land or a life of their own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Promise of Dawn

  • By Beth Hixon on 08-07-17

The Pro of Dawn

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-19

I loved this heartwarming story of faith and hope shared by this brave family..God's love for and in all humans and their lives truly known by this author gave credence to the phrase " nothing is impossible with God " ! Beautifully narrated by Christina Moore (who never disappoints ) this story satisfied all my emotions ,not wanting it to end !

  • Hothouse Flower

  • By: Lucinda Riley
  • Narrated by: Beth Chalmers
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 488
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 449
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 449

As a child, Julia Forrester spent many idyllic hours in the hothouse of Wharton Park estate, where her grandfather tended the exotic flowers. So when a family tragedy strikes, Julia returns to the tranquility of Wharton Park and its hothouse. Recently inherited by charismatic Kit Crawford, the estate is undergoing renovation. This leads to the discovery of an old diary, prompting the pair to seek out Julia's grandmother to learn the truth behind a love affair that almost destroyed Wharton Park.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • what a lovely story

  • By Cindy on 03-24-15

Hothouse flower

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-19

Lucinda Rileys story pared with Beth Chalmers narration is a win ,win earning a 5 star from me ! I just loved how the story weaved in and out of time with these superb characters ! Very well done !

  • In the Field of Grace

  • By: Tessa Afshar
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 436
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 393
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 391

Without wealth or family, the widow Ruth left her people and followed Naomi, her beloved Hebrew mother-in-law, to rebuild Naomi’s home in Israel. Provisions gone and starvation at the door, Ruth used all that she had left - a strong back and a willing heart - to gather grain in a field, abandoned after the harvest. Tormented by others, Ruth is shocked to find the owner of the field watching her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New insights about Old Testament Ruth

  • By Laurette on 07-03-15

In The Field Of Grace

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-29-18

This novel by Tessa Afshar has grabbed my soul and made it take flight ! Beautiful narrated by Laurel Merlington it have me great insight on the life of Ruth and Boaz and Niaomi !The scripture used spoke volumes to me at this time in my life . Thank you !

  • The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill

  • Tales From Ivy Hill, Book 1
  • By: Julie Klassen
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Jasicki
  • Length: 17 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 644
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 593
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 591

The lifeblood of the Wiltshire village of Ivy Hill is its coaching inn, The Bell. But when the innkeeper dies suddenly, his genteel wife, Jane Bell, becomes the reluctant owner. Jane has no notion of how to run a business. However, with the town's livelihood at stake and a large loan due, she must find a way to bring new life to the inn. Despite their strained relationship, Jane turns to her resentful mother-in-law, Thora, for help.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Most enjoyable Book!!

  • By KN on 03-18-17

The Inkeeper Of Ivy Hill

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-26-18

This is the first book I have read by Julie Klassen and she did not dissapoint! The narrator Elisabeth Jasiciki did a wonder job in bringing the charactors to life .I look forward to more wonderful stories by then both !!!!!

  • Orphan Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Christina Baker Kline
  • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy, Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,039
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,049

Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to "aging out" out of the foster care system. A community-service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse.... As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly learns that she and Vivian aren’t as different as they seem to be. A young Irish immigrant orphaned in New York City, Vivian was put on a train to the Midwest with hundreds of other children whose destinies would be determined by luck and chance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Moving story of sharing and transformation.

  • By Kathi on 04-03-13

Orphan Train

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-13-18

I bought this book because of the gifted narrators Jessica Almasy and Suzannt Toren .It was a wonderful story but I did not like the sometimes kras language that was not needed. Not sure if I will follow the Author Christina Baker Klein .

  • While We’re Far Apart

  • By: Lynn Austin
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 397
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343

Five-time Christy Award winner Lynn Austin is acclaimed as “one of the genre’s best historical fiction novelists” ( Library Journal). Set in Brooklyn, New York, during World War II, While We’re Far Apart is a brilliant blend of captivating characters, heart-tugging emotions, and vivid spiritual truths. While a motherless girl longs for her daddy and a young lady hopes for a second chance at love, this poignant tale explores the uncertainty that stalks the homefront as the “War to End All Wars” rages in Europe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love, forgiveness and growth

  • By Sara on 09-17-13

While We 're Far Apart

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-11-18

I have purchased 10 of Lynns books to give to my sister for Christmas . I will suggest she begin with this one ! Absolutely the best story yet !!! Absolutely!!

  • Wonderland Creek

  • By: Lynn Austin
  • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
  • Length: 15 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 632
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 579
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 579

Six-time Christy Award winner Lynn Austin has won a loyal following for her inspiring historical fiction. In Wonderland Creek, young Chicago-area librarian Alice Grace Ripley is left heartbroken when her fiancé breaks up with her just as the Great Depression forces her out of a job. To escape the local gossip, Alice volunteers to deliver donated books to a library in rural Kentucky. There she discovers that God still has a plan for her after all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Depression Era Kentucky as a Librarian

  • By Sara on 06-26-14

Wonderland Creek

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-05-18

Just when I thought that Lynn Austen had written the best book ever along comes another amazing story !! It was packed with everything from mystery to love to incorporating history and faith in a way only lynn can do !!

  • All She Ever Wanted

  • By: Lynn Austin
  • Narrated by: Linda Stephens
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206

A three-time Christy Award winner, Lynn Austin crafts rousing tales of hope and redemption. All She Ever Wanted stars Kathleen Seymour, a woman who seems to have it all, though she hides a dark family secret. To her horror, everything comes crashing down when she loses her job and her daughter is caught shoplifting. Desperate to regain control over her life, Kathleen returns to her estranged family to mend her severely broken relationships before it is too late.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pure Enjoyment

  • By Carla on 03-26-13

All as he ever wanted

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-30-18

This story is amoung one of my favorites from Lynn. The narrator Linda Stephen's never disappoints !! I loved the many unexpected moments which always adds depth to a great novel . Well done , very well done !!

  • Though Waters Roar

  • By: Lynn Austin
  • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251

While 20-year-old Harriet is behind bars, she reviews the history of her great-grandmother’s fight against slavery, her grandmother’s crusade against “demon rum,” and her mother’s struggle for women’s suffrage. Now she longs for the courage to leave her own legacy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Though Waters Roar

  • By Rustin on 07-23-12

Though Waters Roar

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-24-18

Another wonderful novel expertly narrated by Alyssa Brennahan. Lynn never disappoints as she delivers yet another story with superb twist and turns throughout the book!