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  • Teton Season of Promise

  • Teton Romance, Book 4
  • By: Peggy L Henderson
  • Narrated by: Steve Marvel
  • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11

Olivia Barkley knows how to take care of herself. Growing up in an orphanage, she’s learned that good things don’t come easily and certainly don’t last forever. While escaping the unwanted advances of her employer, her path crosses with a man who made a promise he didn't keep. Caleb Walker has lived a life of freedom among the spectacular Tetons, surrounded by the love of his family and friends. When he joins an expedition into the wilderness, he is shocked to come face-to-face with a woman from his long-forgotten past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • YES! The Third Generation of the Walker Boys!

  • By A.P.Reader on 01-19-19

YES! The Third Generation of the Walker Boys!

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

Reviewed: 01-19-19

Caleb Walker wants to find direction in his life and Olivia just wants to find a home. They first met as children and were separated only to come back together as adults and are both trying to navigate life. Will they navigate it together or go their separate ways?

I am excited that Peggy wrote Caleb's story who was introduced to readers in Teton Splendor as a young orphan and helped Joseph Walker escort a friend's granddaughter home to the Tetons. I loved this story and the way Peggy weaves characters in from 2 other series together. As a typical Peggy L. Henderson book, this can be read as a stand alone and be complete and wonderful, but if you want to get the full richness of the story and characters, you need to check her website out and get the rest of her books!

Steve Marvel is known as the voice of the "Walker Boys" by some listeners and he comes back for this story and once again, brings Peggy's book to life!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Teton Season of Joy

  • Teton and Yellowstone Romance Series Christmas Novella (Teton Romance Trilogy, Book 4)
  • By: Peggy L Henderson
  • Narrated by: Steve Marvel
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 19

Lucas Walker's life couldn't be more different from a few years ago. Now married and expecting his first child, he wants nothing more than to provide a good home for his family. With Christmas coming, he sets off to find the perfect surprise for his wife. As Tori Walker approaches the time for her baby to be born, she is comforted by the expert care that surrounds her. However, winter in the mountains can turn deadly at the blink of an eye. When her prankster husband fails to return from a short hunting trip, she doesn't know whether to be angry or worried.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Perfect Christmas Gift from Peggy!

  • By A.P.Reader on 12-26-18

The Perfect Christmas Gift from Peggy!

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

Reviewed: 12-26-18

Peggy once again brings the Osbournes/Russels and Walkers together to give her readers a very special Christmas present! I had so much fun reading this story, but listening to it brought me even more joy and laughter! This novella can be an "introduction" stand alone for those who have never read either series, as well as a great story that brings the richness of both series for Peggy's fans.

Steve Marvel narrated the Teton Series so when I found out that he came back to narrate this book, I could not wait to listen to it! He brings back the Walker family and does an excellent job capturing the Osbournes/Russel family as well. Thank you, Peggy and Steve, for this wonderful Christmas story!

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  • Make-Believe Wedding

  • Make-Believe Series, Book 2
  • By: Vivi Holt
  • Narrated by: Amanda Stribling
  • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Molly Beluga was abandoned at the altar and has no intention of heading back there anytime soon. When she crosses paths with an arrogant fireman, she knows better than to let her heart get involved. She can’t face the idea of having it broken again. A serious journalist working for her family’s newspaper, her only plan is to focus on her career and to train her dog to behave. Tim Holden left the family newspaper to become a fireman with the Atlanta Fire Department. After a lifetime of watching the newspaper business consume his family, he has no time for journalists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun, sweet romance!

  • By PATRICIA on 10-12-18

A great book about good intentions. . .

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

Reviewed: 12-04-18

This was a great book about the good intentions of two grandchildren trying to bridge the generational long war between two influential families started by their grandfathers. Even though good intentions, lies can cost Molly and Tim everything, even unintentional love.

I really am enjoying Vivi Holt's light-hearted, yet good lessons style of writing. It is a great book to relax with and just get away from the stresses of life! Amanda does a wonderful job performing Vivi's book!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Craving the Cowboy: Christian Contemporary Romance

  • Grape Seed Falls Romance Series, Book 2
  • By: Liz Isaacson
  • Narrated by: Caroline McLaughlin
  • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Dwayne Carver is set to inherit his family's ranch in the heart of Texas Hill Country, which would be great if his first love wasn't raising and training horses. In order to keep up with his ranch duties and fulfill his dreams of owning a horse farm, he hires top trainer Felicity Lightburne. Felicity, wracked with grief over the death of her father, can't stand to stay on her family farm anymore, so she takes the job at Grape Seed Ranch sight unseen. She shows up in her red mustang only to be confronted by three wild bulls who've broken free. When Dwayne intervenes, she's smitten. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great second book!

  • By A.P.Reader on 10-24-18

A great second book!

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

Reviewed: 10-24-18

Dwayne Carver is trying to take over the ranch so his parents can "retire". Felicity Lightburne is running from the tragedy on her family ranch and gets hired by Dwayne to train his horses. They both need to work out their own problems and pain while discovering that it could be a bit easier together than alone.

I have read all the Grape Seed Fall books and am happy that they are on audible! This is the second book in this series and yet it can be a stand alone at the same time. Liz continues to weave her wonderful stories around great places filled with wonderful people. Caroline McLaughlin is a new narrator for me. She does a good job with her storytelling though her style is not quite my favorite, but that is my problem, not hers. :)

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Time For A Highlander (Real Men Wear Kilts)

  • By: Maxine Mansfield
  • Narrated by: John McNee
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Forty-five-year-old history teacher Bethany Anne Anderson wasn't supposed to die on her dream vacation to Scotland. Someone else was supposed to rescue the child from the falling druid stone. But she's perfectly fine with moving on to the hereafter. She has loved ones waiting for her. Then Tobias Morie, better known as Fate, steps in. Her intervention has changed the future. Before she can move on, she must first help him correct one of his own mistakes. That's fine until she wakes up in 1643 in the body of 20-year-old Lady Elspeth Frasier. Worse, she's engaged to Quinton MacLeod.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • more of this series

  • By Anonymous User on 10-17-18

Time travel and Scots a good combo

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

Reviewed: 10-16-18

Middle aged school teacher Bethany Anne Anderson goes to Scotland to escape her ex only to be a hero and find herself back in time to fulfill another's life. A rough yet tender Highlander Scottish Laird Quinton MacLeod, is marring a woman he does not want only to find that she is completely different than what she was just a few days ago. Throw in a frustrated "fate" and a plot to take the Laird's land and you have an interesting story.

I liked the premise of the story. I liked Maxine's writing style and I even liked the plot to a point. I really liked the action, Laird Quinton and McLeod clan! However, I did not connect nor liked Bethany. She played the "victim" card through out the book rather than rising up and claiming victory over what happened in her past and that kept her from fully engaging in her new life. She was so preoccupied with her past life and its tragedy that as a reader I felt sorry for the Laird for never fully being loved and wanted. His unconditional love for Bethany (even though he knew he was not loved as deeply as he loved her) was his greatest character trait and made me love him as the hero. Even the ending of the book was about her and her past, not her and Quinton's love. I kept hoping that Quinton would find another woman because I did not feel that Bethany deserved this real man in a kilt.

I liked the way John McNee read the story, but the recording sounded like he was in an empty room and there was room echo which was very distracting at times. I have never listed to a book with this kind of performance.

Note: I have never read Maxine Mansfield before so I was not ready for the level of the steaming scenes. Just a note for those who would like to know. If that kind of stuff does not bother you, you will like it.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this honest review.

  • This Freedom Journey

  • By: Misty M. Beller
  • Narrated by: Leonor A. Woodworth
  • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22

Adrien Lockman is through with the political unrest and bloodshed in his home country of France, so he sets off to the Canadian territory's mountain frontier, in search of a place where a man can live his own life in peace. The last thing he expects to find is a woman, half-starved and half-frozen in a shack nestled among the towering peaks of the great Rocky Mountains.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful Story

  • By PATRICIA on 10-03-18

The Story behind the series

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

Reviewed: 10-02-18

Adrien Lockman is in a new country after fleeing his war torn homeland and Mary Standish finds herself alone and in middle of the wilderness after her trapper husband is dies. A dangerous snowstorm brings these two people together to face loss, danger, and second chances.

If you have wondered about the Aunt and Uncle of Emma and Joseph Malcom's story (from book one and two), here it is!

I listened to the other two books in the series (they can be stand alones) and have enjoyed them. Misty Beller did a wonderful job with this story and even though this is not a "traveling" story like the others, but it feels that way with the story's action and the interaction of the characters. Leonor A. Woodworth is the perfect partner for Misty's books. She brings life to the characters and is a great story teller. I look forward to book four!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Make-Believe Fiancé

  • By: Vivi Holt
  • Narrated by: Amanda Stribling
  • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 29

Gwen Alder is starting over - divorced and broke, she’s come to Billings, Montana, for a new beginning. But waitressing in a roadside diner for the summer isn’t paying the bills. Heath Montgomery has it all - fame, fortune, and a megawatt smile, but one thing he doesn’t have is a date for his cousin’s wedding. When they cross paths, Heath has an idea - what if he paid her to be his date? They didn’t want anything more than a simple arrangement. They never planned to fall in love. But sometimes Cupid has a mind of his own.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • fake it till you make it!

  • By Darcie on 09-07-18

A great, fun read!

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

Gwen needs some one to rescue her. Heath, needs someone to help him get ahead in his job. What they do not realize is that they could end up saving each other in a deeper way neither one though was possible.

It is nice to have a book that just lets you get away for a few hours from the stress of the day. This one does it. Vivi wrote her believable characters and included some humor too. I also enjoyed the fact that this is a book with Christian values, but was not "preachy". I do like those kinds of books, but this story's light hearted feeling would have been lost. Amanda Stribling did a good job with her pacing, characters and over all performance.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Kisses in Keystone

  • Seven Brides of South Dakota, Book 2
  • By: Kari Trumbo
  • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15

Hattie Arnsby’s been a slave to men and whiskey for the last year. She’s drowned herself in drink to avoid her life at the Red Garter Saloon in Keystone, SD. When a handsome deputy finds her after a year of searching, she finally sees a sliver of hope. Hugh Bradley is deputized to find Hattie and bring her home, but her captors aren’t ready to set her free. He must help her be rid of the drink and the binds of the brothel. But when Hattie’s handed temptation, will she run back to her past or embrace the love growing between them?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great kisses of a Audio

  • By Demetra Toula Iliopoulos on 08-21-18

Second book is twice as fun!

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

Reviewed: 09-19-18

Hattie has run away thinking she will be free from the pressures of family only to be caught up in a very destructive life. 


Hugh has been asked to find Hattie and bring her home only to find how dangerous her new life has become. 


As he rescues Hattie from her new life, will he also be able to show her that she can also be redeemed and loved?



I really liked this book. The plot and characters were good and I really felt like this book is a stand alone. (the first book did not have that feeling since it came from a different series) Kari did a good job with the tension of the characters and the situations without getting graphic in Hattie's situation and bad choices. Meghan did a beautiful job with the narrative, pacing and both female and male characters! Looking forward to book 3!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Tabitha: Bride of Missouri

  • American Mail-Order Brides Series, Book 24
  • By: Amelia C. Adams, American Mail-Order Brides
  • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
  • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

An orphan since she was 10, Tabitha Phillips was raised by a cousin who resented her, and she went out on her own as soon as she could. When the factory where she was working burned down, she was forced to return to her childhood home under the scrutiny of her critical relatives. Tabitha: Bride of Missouri is the 24th in the unprecedented 50-book American Mail-Order Brides series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loves me loves me not.

  • By Marla on 07-18-18

A Nice story in this series

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

Reviewed: 08-30-18

Tabitha is a nice novella about a young woman who is forced to return home after living an independent life and is expected to pick up where she left off two years prior as her aunt’s post office assistant. She does not like her old life, but sees nothing more to do. Only when a young man's heart could be broken by another woman’s rejection does she see that life just may be very good.

This is my first audible by Amelia Adams. She is a good story teller and her characters are both sweet and cranky. I found myself both loving and disliking characters in this story. I look forward to more from Amelia! Meghan Kelly is no stranger in my library! I was pleasantly surprised how she slightly changed her “narrator ”voice for this audible. As normal, her pacing was great and her characters were fun to listen to. It was great!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Della

  • Cowboys and Debutantes: Historical, Book 2
  • By: Vivi Holt, Cowboys and Debutantes
  • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
  • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

Della Stout can hardly believe it when her father tells her he's lost it all - the money, the house, the servants, their entire fortune. But things only get worse when they inform her she's to be sent west, as a mail order bride. When she meets her husband to be, she's less than impressed - by him and the dusty little town he lives in. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet mail order bride!

  • By PATRICIA on 06-10-18

A great book for your commute!

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

Reviewed: 08-22-18

ella was rich until her father lost it all. Now her mother sends her off to be a mail order bride so that she may live a life that her parents can not loner afford. Clement is a successful banker in Montana and enjoys his life except for one missing element, a wife. So, he does what other frontier men have done, order a mail order bride to share his life and take care of his home. What happens when Della is not quite what Clement had dreamed of? Will they be able to get over some of the expectations they both have of each other and find that love or will they find themselves in a loveless marriage?

Della is a sweet little book that makes you smile the whole time. Vivl Holt has done a great job with her story and Meaghan Kelly is her normal amazing self! I liked this book and was able to listen to it to and from work. It made my commute more enjoyable.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.