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  • A Bride for Nathan

  • The Proxy Brides, Book 3
  • By: Barbara Goss
  • Narrated by: Leonor A Woodworth
  • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

 

Nathan, a widower, is critically injured in a Civil War battle and lies on his death bed. His best friend, Ben, promises to care for his daughter, Belle. Ben’s sister, Allison, is doomed to become a spinster, so she jumps at the chance to become a widow rather than a spinster when Ben suggests she marry Nathan. She must do it quickly, because the doctor said he wouldn’t last out the week. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Bride for Nathan

  • By Catrina P on 03-05-19

One of my new favorite audio books!

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

Reviewed: 03-27-19

I absolutely loved this book. The narration was easy to listen to and voices were done very well. I forgot there was a narrator and at times thought I was listening to a radio drama or some such thing. Leonor Woodworth is quite talented. The plot sucked me into the book. I suffer from anxiety disorder and could easily identify with the heroine's struggle. The presence of a child as a main character in the story added charm to an already fantastic novel. I highly recommend the book to anyone who enjoys historical romance--not just those who read sweet romance or western romance. I received this audio book for free and am giving an unbiased, honest review of what is a fantastic novel that I will listen to again in the future since I enjoyed it that much.

  • A Bride for Travis

  • The Proxy Brides, Book 10
  • By: Barbara Goss
  • Narrated by: Lili Dubuque
  • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 17

Travis Bentley had been conned by two mail-order brides, so he decides to stay single and concentrate on his ranch, so when his sister asks him to marry a woman in Denver by proxy so she can adopt a child, he readily agrees. What does he have to lose?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Read

  • By Ashley Hedden on 03-06-19

A book I will definitely listen to again!

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

Reviewed: 03-13-19

After finishing this audio book, I thought, "That was so much fun!" The narrator has a soothing voice that is easy to listen to. I could easily keep track of which character was speaking. That, I've found, is not true with all audio books. The story itself was entertaining and heart tugging. I don't blame Lydia for wanting to adopt an orphan. Molly, the little girl, was so endearing and fleshed out as a person that I wanted to take her home too.There was a hint of intimacy in the book, just like I enjoy. Nothing graphic or embarrassing. It was beautifully and tastefully written.
The christian message of God guiding our actions and steering us is one that I found thought provoking. I also was challenged by the idea of forgiveness that is demonstrated. Both themes are developed well in the book.
I received this audio book through Audioboom. Still, I listened because I was intrigued by the description and the series. This is my honest review of a fantastic book done artfully by a talented narrator.

  • Daisy

  • Suitors of Seattle, Book 4
  • By: Kirsten Osbourne
  • Narrated by: Emma Lysy
  • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

 

Raised with advantage and privilege, Daisy must now find a husband. Because of her overwhelming shyness, she chooses to let her aunt Harriett Farmer find her a husband. Aunt Harriett’s suggestions are not what she expected. Setting her up to be a mail-order bride, she sends her to Montana to meet Eli King. What she finds is a life vastly different than what she's used to. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's those quiet ones you have to watch out for!

  • By MichTeach on 02-21-19

It's those quiet ones you have to watch out for!

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

Reviewed: 02-21-19

Daisy is the fourth daughter and fourth book in the Brides of Seattle series. She was also shown as so shy in the other books that I wondered how the author could even write a romance for her. Wow! What a romance!

I love books with mail-order brides and this one didn't disappoint. Because she is shy, Daisy decides to marry a man she's never met. (Eli, the groom, was actually a likable secondary character in another of Ms. Osbourne's books, Mail Order Motherhood.) The chemistry between the couple is fantastic. Yet it's Daisy growth in confidence and maturity that adds a delightful element to this romance. The book's plot covers several months and is definitely a well-planned out and carefully crafted story.

Tiffany Williams' narration brings it to life and adds well-thought out interpretation to the lines of dialogue through her voice inflections. She creates individual voices for each characters so that I found it easy to understand which character was speaking, even if it wasn't explained in the book's text. A Fantastic job as always, which is why she is one of my favorite narrator's.
(I did receive the audio book from the author. However, I voluntarily listened to it and reviewed the book honestly.)

  • Wanted: A Trusting Heart

  • Silverpines, Book 12
  • By: Barbara Goss
  • Narrated by: Persephone Rose
  • Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 17

A Chinook Indian by heritage, Dawn was orphaned and given to a white family as a slave. They raised her like one of their own, alongside their daughter, Laura. Dawn soon finds herself falling for Jake, who recently moved to Silverpines, following his brother from Texas. Jake gets to know Dawn well and soon realizes he has fallen in love with her. The catch? Though society had come a long way, it still held prejudices against Native Americans and the whites who married them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • enoyed it

  • By Amazon CustomerBeliever on 01-14-19

Great adventure and sweet romance!

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

Reviewed: 02-08-19

The heroine is someone first introduced in another book by Barb Goss, Wanted Horsebreeder. I liked her in that book and admire her tenacity in this one. It is an adventurous and sweet book. The only thing I didn't like was that the narrator made her sound whiny. She is anything but so I wished he had interpreted her character better with his voice inflections.

  • Longing in Louisiana

  • At the Altar Series, Book 8
  • By: Kirsten Osbourne
  • Narrated by: Tiffany Williams
  • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

Michelle Strempel firmly believes that she isn’t worthy of being loved. After her fiancé of almost three years tells her he’s got to break off their engagement, she decides to take matters into her own hands. With all the hours she’s spent planning a wedding, she’s going to have one on the day she’s planned. So she contacts Dr. Lachele Simpson from Matchrimony. Seth Henderson has no time to find a bride, but when he sees how happy his best friend, Daniel Axford, is with his new wife, he wants the same thing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful story!

  • By Sandra Sewell White on 01-17-19

One of my favorite books in the series!

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

Reviewed: 01-12-19

I love this story and have read it several times. Tiffany Williams' narration is so great and her interpretation of the book only made it more fun for me.

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  • Gateway to the West

  • Thanksgiving Books & Blessings Collection One, Book 2
  • By: Susette Williams
  • Narrated by: Allyson Voller
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Missouri, 1840: Coming to America was supposed to be a new adventure, a chance for a fresh start in a new country, for Hayley Hunter and her husband. She never dreamed her journey would land her alone in a strange place with nobody she knew. She joins up with a wagon train in the hopes of meeting up with her brother and his family along the trail. Malcom Wheeler knows the hardships and heartbreak families face, but there’s usually safety in numbers, so he runs his own wagon train to try and help people determined to head out west.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A special Story

  • By Dotty on 12-31-18

Wagon Train Romance Plus Action and Mystery

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

Reviewed: 01-03-19

I love wagon train romances! This one did not disappoint. There was a sense of the progression of relationships after many weeks on the trail as well as the fear that must have accompanied life on the trail. I felt like I got a much better sense of the hero's character than the heroine's though. She was there to flesh out the hero and his struggle with past hurts. There were points at which I was confused by the timing of past events but those were insignificant compared to how well the action of the novel was developed.
The narrator had an easy-to-listen-to voice and did an great job of interpreting characters' inflections. My only complaint was the narrator's accents which weren't always used throughout consistently. Sometimes the heroine sounded southern and sometimes she was British.
Overall, it is such a delightful audio book that I recommend it to anyone who enjoys sweet western romance or simply sweet historical romance. Readers of Kirsten Osbourne or Amelia Adams would enjoy it immensely, I think. (I did receive the audio book from the author with the understanding that I would give a fair and voluntary review, which I have done.)

  • Triumph and Treasure

  • Highland Heather Romancing a Scot Series, Book 1
  • By: Collette Cameron
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Angelina Ellsworth once believed in love - before she discovered her husband of mere hours was a slave-trader and already married. To avoid the scandal and disgrace, she escapes to the estate of her aunt and uncle, the Duke and Duchess of Waterford. When Angelina learns she is with child, she vows she'll never trust a man again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining

  • By S. Holstein on 01-19-18

Become immersed into another time and place.

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

Reviewed: 12-16-18

Collette Cameron truly immerses the reader into the world she creates. The descriptions are rich and the trials of the hero and heroine truly pulled at my heart. I felt so badly for the heroine especially and so liked the hero and wanted good things for both of them. It is wonderful when a reader can find a book to identify with! I won't give away details, but there are many obstacles to overcome before the happy ending comes.
My only complaint is with the narrator. He has a cultured, rich voice but is almost insulting in his female voices. I found him annoying to listen to after a time. I think this book might be better read than listened to because of the lengthy description and because of the narration.
I did receive the audio book from the author and am giving an honest, voluntary review.

  • Blushing in Boston

  • At the Altar, Book 7
  • By: Kirsten Osbourne
  • Narrated by: Tiffany Williams
  • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

Brenda Holt is certain she'll never find love. At the urging of her friend Michaela, she contacts a matchmaker, hoping the woman will work magic and find her a man with whom she can spend her life. The only catch is they will be introduced at the altar. When she first meets Daniel Axford, she's convinced that Matchrimony has made its first mistake.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I enjoyed this very much!

  • By Julie D on 12-13-18

Entertaining Story to Get Lost in!

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

I really enjoy the series that this story is part of. I have read the book, but that didn't diminish my enjoyment in listening to it! Tiffany Williams' narration lulled me so that I found myself totally immersed into the story, feeling as if I was there.I received a code from the narrator in order to listen and give an honest review so I was trying to listen critically but the book is just so well-written and narrated so well that my mind was fully engaged by it and I just allowed myself to enjoy the excellent production of the novel. One thing that made this such a great read was the narrator's ability to create distinct voices for the characters. I was really impressed with that. It was like listening to a dramatization instead of just someone reading a book. I strongly recommend this as a title to buy.

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  • Phoebe's Fate

  • Burnt River Contemporary Western Romance, Book 9
  • By: Amelia C. Adams
  • Narrated by: Lili Dubuque
  • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Phoebe Glenn has walled herself away from love, not daring to risk what it would mean to be vulnerable. She keeps herself busy with work and friends, and she believes she's put the past behind her - until Bryce walks into her real estate office. Bryce Davidson was a world-class rodeo cowboy until one split second took everything away. Now injured and retired, he comes back to his hometown of Burnt River to start over, not realizing how that choice would impact so many others' lives. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very Clean Small-town Romance

  • By MichTeach on 11-26-18

Very Clean Small-town Romance

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

Reviewed: 11-26-18

Typically I read or listen to historical romance, but the author sent me a code to receive this audiobook. This was an easy story to follow, even if you haven't read any of the other Burnt River books just like I haven't. There isn't any incredibly tense external conflicts. Most of the conflict is internal for both the hero and heroine. Thsi makes the story just a little slower and less suspenseful than the books I usually read. However, I could easily believe that the characters in this book are real as the writer creates such good dialogue and characterization. I didn't care for the narrator's performance, especially the nasal voice used for the hero. Still she has a nice enough voice so that I was able to listen to the book in one sitting.

  • Adam

  • Seven Sons, Book 1
  • By: Kirsten Osbourne
  • Narrated by: Miranda West
  • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

Tiffani Simpson has a nice orderly life, and she loves it. She gives her all to her work every day. When she loses her job and accepts a position working for the McClain Boys’ Ranch, things change, but she can accept small changes. What she can’t accept is the most handsome man she’s ever met as her boss. She doesn’t believe in dating someone she works with, so it’s hard to know what to do about him. Adam McClain, following his father’s advice, hires Tiffani Simpson as the ranch’s new fundraising coordinator. As an empath, he has a difficult time being too close to people, but there’s something about Tiffani that draws him toward her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wholesome romance that intoduces an unusual family

  • By MichTeach on 10-09-18

Wholesome romance that intoduces an unusual family

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

I enjoy love at first sight novels. Kirsten Osbourne created an almost magical connection between the couple that made me anxious for the heroine to realize it.This novel has some connection to two of Ms. Osbourne's other series which I also liked. I don't want to give away details but suffice it to say that the story follows the oldest son of a family who fosters teen boys. There is such a feeling of family love that even I felt wrapped in it.
I have listened to this narrator before and although she isn't my favorite she did an outstanding job in this audiobook and shows great growth in her craft.

I definitely recommend this short audiobook as one not to miss if you like family-oriented romance and tender heroes.