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  • The Earl's Defiant Wallflower

  • Dukes of War, Book 2
  • By: Erica Ridley
  • Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 130

Oliver York returns from war to find his father dead, his finances in arrears, and himself the new Earl of Carlisle. If he doesn't marry an heiress - and fast! - he and his tenants are going to be pitching tents down by the Thames. He definitely shouldn't be trading kisses with a penniless debutante...no matter how captivating she is!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great read and listen..

  • By Trish R. on 03-08-17

Rushed ending

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

Reviewed: 12-13-18

The book was a decent read but tended to be redundant with a far-fetched ending based on what you know about the characters. Unfortunately, I had high expectations from the first novel but was disappointed to discover that the book in its entirety made little sense because of how rushed the ending was. Solid villainous characters undertake a sudden change in behavior that makes little sense in the last 15 minutes of the book. This becomes a huge issue since the entire "happy ending" is based solely on this 180. There was a reasonable brief explanation that we are supposed to buy into however there was so little detail and lack of cohesion in the story that I was left feeling that the book was unfinished and simply did not make any sense except to give the reader a classic fairy tale ending. I don't know how I feel about this book or if I recommend it but the book before this was a fantastic above expectations read. I'm going to try for the third book and cross my fingers. The narrator as always was excellent!

  • The Viscount's Christmas Temptation

  • Dukes of War, Book 1
  • By: Erica Ridley
  • Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
  • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 262

Certain individuals might consider Lady Amelia Pembroke a managing sort of female, but truly most people would be lost without her help. Why, the latest on-dit is that rakish Viscount Sheffield is canceling the fete of the year because he hasn't time for silly soirees. He doesn't need time - he needs her!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the book and the narration..

  • By Trish R. on 11-30-18

Great read highly recommend for any time of year

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

I usually don't expect a whole lot from a very short novel with a Christmas theme except for maybe to feel cheerful and in more of the Christmas spirit. However, this book exceeded my expectations. The storyline, the hero and heroine, and the problems encountered in the book can truly stand alone to make this an amazing book for any time of year. My only regret is that this book is not longer but I'm excited to see that there are many more books in the series. This book is short and very very sweet but you will be rooting for the characters and have difficulty putting it down. The narrator as always is excellent with great voices that allow you to fall into the book.

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  • Dawn at Emberwilde

  • By: Sarah E. Ladd
  • Narrated by: Jude Mason
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188

For as long as she can remember, beautiful and free-spirited Isabel has strained against the rules and rigidity of the Fellsworth School in the rolling English countryside. No longer a student, Isabel set her sights on a steady role as a teacher at the school, a safe yet stifling establishment that would enable her to care for her younger sister Lizzie, who was left in her care after her father’s death. The unexpected arrival of a stranger with news of unknown relatives turns Isabel’s small, predictable world upside down, sweeping her and her young charge into a labyrinth of intrigue and hidden motives.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A lovely and innocent romance

  • By Cam on 03-18-18

Sweet and easy read

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

This book was read during a well needed respite from more intense novels. I found it to be delightfully sweet with mysterious intrigues that kept my actively listening and trying to determine who to trust in the book. My only complaint is that the end of the book seems fall flat and does not really feel like a true ending due to its lack of details and emotional distance. The book is still excellent I just hoped for a more in the ending. Recommend!

  • The Governess of Highland Hall

  • Edwardian Brides, Book 1
  • By: Carrie Turansky
  • Narrated by: Veida Dehmlow
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 315

Missionary Julia Foster loves working alongside her parents, but when the family must return to England due to illness, she readily accepts the burden for her parents' financial support. Taking on a job at Highland Hall as governess, she quickly finds that teaching her four ill-mannered charges at a grand estate is more challenging than expected.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a book I did not want to put down

  • By Les Raymond on 12-15-15

A must read during the Holidays

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

Reviewed: 11-26-18

Great read - I could not put it down. This is a captivating love story that connects you to each character not just the main couple. This book is not rushed and has excellent details in it that keeps your interest and draws you in. This is my first book by this author and cannot wait to read more of her work. The setting and plot make this the perfect Christmas time read!

  • A Miracle of Hope

  • Amish Wonders, Book 1
  • By: Ruth Reid
  • Narrated by: Mia Chiaromonte
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122

Lindie Wyse thinks an arranged marriage is the only way to preserve a future for herself and her unborn child. Josiah Plank is certain he'll never love again, but he needs someone to care for his deaf eight-year-old daughter Hannah. The two take on their arrangement tentatively at first, but soon realize they are each in for more than they imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet & Warm story

  • By Customer on 01-14-15

Get your tissues

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

Reviewed: 11-19-18

Beautiful book. Highly recommend. Trigger warning book contains post rape issues but shows the power of God's plan and mercy in even our darkest memories and sufferings.

  • The Christmas Makeover

  • By: Caroline Mickelson
  • Narrated by: Carly Robins
  • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

With the countdown to Christmas underway, interior designer Jackie Frost is surprised to receive an urgent phone call from Santa Claus requesting her help. Once at the North Pole, Jackie gets swept up into Santa's crazy plan to makeover Christmas Central as a surprise for Mrs. Claus. Several things test Jackie's devotion to the Claus family as the renovations get underway, not the least of which is having to work alongside master craftsman Dean Bradshaw.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny Story

  • By Amazon CustomerBeliever on 11-18-16

Great xmas romance set at the North Pole

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

Reviewed: 11-15-18

I have never read a book that included Santa and his elves as part of the plot. I was very excited to hear this book. I was not disappointed. This book is set at the North Pole with a sweet holiday romance brought together by Santa and the gang. I only wish that this book was longer because there were points were the story felt rushed which was unfortunate because the story is excellent. I can only imagine what the story could have been with more detail and development of characters and situation. This is a great holiday read for anyone preparing for the holiday season. I smiled through the entire book and wanted more when it ended. I am starting another xmas book by this author now. The narrator did a great job, smoothly read the story and most of the time I forgot about her and just saw/heard the characters.

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  • Christmas at Copper Mountain

  • By: Jane Porter
  • Narrated by: Loretta Rawlins
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153

Taming of the Sheenans, book one: Since the loss of her family in a plane crash, Harley Diekerhoff has led a quiet life and keeps to herself. Taking the temporary job at the Copper Mountain Ranch as widower Brock Sheenan's housekeeper seems perfect for her. But her calm cocoon is invaded with the arrival of Brock's preteen twins, Mack and Molly, who've never experienced a proper Christmas, and before she knows it Harley's determined to make their holiday perfect.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Cozy Christmas Story

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-21-16

Great story and narration

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

I could not put it down. Very sweet story. Highly recommend at Christmas. The narrator did a fabulous job she is a new fav.

  • Every Dark Corner

  • Cincinnati, Book 3
  • By: Karen Rose
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 24 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 797
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 737
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 735

When Special Agent Griffin "Decker" Davenport opens his eyes after several days in a coma, there is unfinished business still on his mind. Decker is on the cusp of discovering the mastermind behind a human trafficking case, and he and his partner, Special Agent Kate Copolla, are about to get a surprising new lead from a very unlikely source.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great addition to the series

  • By Cyndi Marie on 03-14-17

Narrator ruined it for me

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

Unfortunately I picked up on the narrator's occasional and intermittent monotone when reading climatic parts of the book. I also had difficulty following a couple of her character voices as they were not distinct from her other characters tones and as a result some of the story I would need to rewind to distinguish which characters were speaking. The story was great and I imagine it would have only been better if I would have read the book.

  • Laiden's Daughter

  • Clan MacDougall, Book 1
  • By: Suzan Tisdale
  • Narrated by: Erin Jones
  • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 966
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 881
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 881

Betrayed by lies told before her birth, Aishlinn is raised by a harsh and cruel stepfather. Her life is forever changed one horrifying night when she is forced to flee England for the safety of the Scottish Highlands. Rescued by a fierce band of highland warriors, Aishlinn soon learns that honorable men do exist. She finds a strength she never knew she possessed and it will be tested to the limits when she is forced to make a heart-wrenching decision…allow the English to kill those she loves, or surrender for the crime she committed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 01-09-18

Wow - amazing story!

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

I must say this book surprised me! I am so in love with the way this author touched so many painful topics women face and wove it into her story with beauty, grace, dignity, respect and best of all healing with time and a beautiful love story. Highly recommend. (side note possible triggers)

  • Captured by a Laird

  • The Douglas Legacy, Book 1
  • By: Margaret Mallory
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 933
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 845
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 844

The Douglas sisters, beauties all, are valuable pawns in their family's bitter struggle to control the Scottish Crown. But when powerful enemies threaten, each Douglas lass will find she must face them alone. Captured by a Laird Haunted by his father's violent death, David Hume, the new laird of Wedderburn, sets out to make his name so feared that no one will dare harm his family again. The treacherous ally who played on his father's weakness is dead and beyond David's vengeance, but his castle and young widow are ripe for the taking. The moment David lays eyes on the dark-haired beauty defending her wee daughters, however, he knows this frail-looking lass is the one person who could bring him to his knees. Wed at thirteen to a man who tried daily to break her spirit, Lady Alison Douglas is looking forward to a long widowhood. But when the fearsome warrior known as the Beast of Wedderburn storms her gates, she finds herself, once again, forced to wed a stranger. Alison is only a pawn to serve his vengeance, so why does this dark warrior arouse such fiery passion and an unwelcome longing in her heart? With death and danger looming, these two wounded souls must learn to trust each other; for only love can save them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Entertainment, Exciting!

  • By Lady M on 09-28-16

Wonderful story

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

Reviewed: 09-19-18

Inspiring and timeless romance between two characters that are so endearing that by the end of the story you do not want it to be the end. The narrator was excellent. The author is able to draw you deep within the story to a place where your imagination takes over and you view the story within your mind and fall in love with each character in each setting as if you are there experiencing it. Highly recommend this book, had a hard time putting it down.