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  • Secrets & Charades

  • By: Cindy Ervin Huff
  • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Jake Marcum’s busy ranch leaves him no time for courting, and his wounded heart has no place for love. When battlefield nightmares disturb his peace and his tomboy niece Juliet needs taming, somehow a mail-order bride seems like a logical solution. Dr. Evangeline Olson has no idea her niece is writing to a rancher on her behalf, and she sure isn’t interested in abandoning her medical practice for a stranger. But when an inheritance threatens to reveal a long-buried secret, she travels west to become Jake’s wife. Jake soon realizes Evangeline is more than he bargained for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best!

  • By Pam C on 05-08-18

A great mail order bride book!

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

Reviewed: 06-16-18

I liked the way that our heroine is not your typical "mail-order-bride" she is a doctor and a very good one. Dr. Evangeline Olson must go west to hide secrets and gain her inheritance. I really liked her strong yet soft character and the way she grows in the story.

Jake is a very good rancher character. I liked the way that he was tough and yet had a heart and listened to other's solutions to the problems that he was facing.

Cindy's secondary characters were complete and I enjoyed them almost as much as Jake and Evangeline. The twists and turns of this story were intriguing and kept me interested in this action-packed, suspenseful western with a twist of romance.

Meghan Kelly was at her usual, a great story-teller! I really liked her narration in this story.

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

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  • So Many Roads to Choose

  • Oregon Trail Dreamin', Book 4
  • By: Kathleen Ball
  • Narrated by: Lili Dubuque
  • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

It’s finally time for Smitty to settle down after all of his trips on the Oregon Trail. He has Lynn and a houseful of orphans, but he also had a wife who he’s always been faithful to. Brenda lied and said she was with child, Smitty’s child, over ten years ago. It’s time to dissolve their marriage. Upon arriving at Brenda’s house, he finds Brenda and her mother May dying of tuberculosis and just as ornery as ever. Lynn knows Smitty is married and respects the vows he took. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Clean historical romance

  • By Layla on 06-19-18

A Wonderful Ending to a Great Series!

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

Reviewed: 06-14-18

With the Todd brothers all married and ending their Oregon Trail company, Smitty is now out of a job and he has a chance to settle down. He has loved Lynn for a very long time, but he is already married and refuses to break his vows even if it means a loveless existence. Events happen which just may free him to pursue his love with Lynn. 



Lynn is a loving woman with a house full of orphans. She cannot seem to turn any away and yet she needs Smitty’s friendship and mutual love for the orphan in caring for the children and love her. She understands Smitty’s position with his loveless marriage. When Smitty leaves to ask his wife for a divorce, he is delayed, and Lynn finds herself in a situation where she must make other plans than waiting for Smitty. 



Smitty and Lynn’s story had been hinted at throughout the whole series so I was very happy when Kathleen wrote it!



I was so sorry to see this series end, but Kathleen did a great job in how she ended it! I really enjoyed the whole series and if you have not read the other books, this one does not make you feel like you missed something. Well done! This is the first book narrated by Lili Dubuque that I have listed to. She brought life and fun to the book! I normally do not like female narrators, but I liked Lili!

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

  • A Love Worth Searching For

  • Oregon Trail Dreamin', Book 3
  • By: Kathleen Ball
  • Narrated by: Holly Holt
  • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

Jed Todd has been looking for Lily since the day she was abducted along the Oregon Trail. This time he is the wagon master. Word comes that his trapper friends have found and bought Lily for him. He rides fast and fierce to get to her and is relieved to find her in one piece. The way he felt about her before she'd been stolen wasn't a figment of his imagination. From the moment he saw her again, he knew his love was real.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eli's Story does not disappoint!

  • By A.P.Reader on 06-14-18

Eli's Story does not disappoint!

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

Reviewed: 06-14-18

The Todd brother's saga continues with Jed's story. Jed is the new trail master leading a group of emigrants to the west coast. Two years ago on another wagon train, a young woman was captured by Indians and Jed has not stopped looking for her. After searching and searching, he finally finds her, frees her and invites Lily to join the wagon train to live with his family in Oregon.

Lily was captured by Indians while journeying with her family to Oregon two years prior. After living in brutal conditions, Lily finds her freedom and is reunited with Jed and his team. Lily decides to go with the wagon train to Oregon only to find that they are just as brutal and judgmental as the tribe she was living with. Only in Jed and his team, does she find refuge. Not everyone is who they seem to be on this train also, so Lily finds herself embattled not only with prejudice, but also a mystery that could turn deadly.

I was waiting for Jed's story. Kathleen did not disappoint! This story has just enough adventure, intrigue and romance to make the story exciting and interesting! This book can be read as a stand-alone, but is even better if you read the first two! Holly Holt did a great job narrating this story! :)

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

  • Ricochet Romance: Twin Brothers Find Love

  • Mail Order Misdelivery series, Book 4
  • By: Barbara Goss
  • Narrated by: Persephone Rose
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Twin brothers: one is troubled and the other is trouble. What sort of a twin leaves his brother, a troubled man, to deal with the impending arrival of his mail order bride? Reece threatens to pay for her return to Pennsylvania, but his father falls ill, and he needs to hire her as his father’s companion. Reece’s past haunts him and he vows to stay clear of Maggie. Will he succeed?  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SWEET!!

  • By G C on 05-15-18

Two brothers, Two Brides

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

Reviewed: 05-13-18

Reese never wanted a wife, but ends up with his brother's betrothed. Now he will have to figure out how to make a real relationship out of a marriage of convenience. Rex does not want wife either but ends up with one saving a woman sick with fever and falling for her. But the secrets that he holds could ruin everything. 



There are twists and turns in this story and just when you think you figured it out, you find that you have not. I am glad that Barb put Reese and Rex's stories in one book. Barb did a good job weaving the plots of both stories. Persephone Rose brings in his own style making the story even more entertaining.

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

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  • Shadow of Faith

  • Book 7 of the Shadow Series
  • By: Barbara Goss
  • Narrated by: Leon Nixon
  • Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Zoe and Alf make each other promises before parting for separate colleges. Can they keep those promises? Zoe is forced into a world she doesn’t understand, and a college far from home and her beloved family. Alf meets Sarah at school, but is forced to honor his promise to Zoe and keeps Sarah at bay, even though he’s attracted to her. Lucas Wright, the perfect gentleman, paves the way for Zoe at college, and while she feels something for Lucas, she holds the space in her heart for Alf.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Zoe's Story

  • By Zena on 03-11-18

Love comes even when you don't know who you are

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

Reviewed: 05-13-18

Zoe has been raised in a world where she is different. Because of this, she makes plans for her life according to the people who have surrounded and loved her. But when she is introduced to the "other side' of her heritage, life gets confusing and complicated. Zoe has made promises that she thought she could keep, but now that she has experienced her full life, she is no longer sure.

Barb ends the Shadow Series with a courageous book about a young bi-racial woman living with her adoptive white family and learns what life and love were like in 19th century America. Leon does a wonderful job telling Zoe's story. I hope he will perform more of Barb's books.

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

  • This Wilderness Journey

  • Heart of the Mountains, Book 2
  • By: Misty M. Beller
  • Narrated by: Leonor A Woodworth
  • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11

Joseph Malcom is asked to safely guide beautiful Monti Bergeron through the mountains to help minister to a local Indian tribe. As Monti settles into her ministry, Joseph finds his wandering feet drawn back to the Indian camp. Monti’s focus on God is more unsettling than he’d like to admit. Add to that her beauty which tests his willpower at every turn, and she’s made it crystal clear she doesn’t want a husband. But when his determination to keep distance between them puts Monti in danger, protecting her might require something Joseph might not be able to give. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • True emotions, great message loved it.

  • By Cyn on 07-11-18

Great second book!

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

Reviewed: 05-02-18

This is the story of Emma Malcolm's twin, Joseph. After these two survive traveling to the Canadian Rockies, Joseph tries to establish his own life but finds it more difficult than expected. 



Monti Bergeron has lost her family so she decides to join her cousin who is a priest ministering to a local Indian tribe. She has some knowledge of medicine and hopes she will help the tribe as well as minister to their souls. 



Joseph and Monti's lives come together when her cousin asks Joseph to escort Monti to him. As life brings adventure, danger and longing for more, can both learn that only through giving their difficult pasts to God, can they truly understand His love?



I really enjoyed Misty's second book of the Heart of the Mountains series. I listened to book one and could not wait for Joseph's story. The book is written in such a way that you do not need to read book one, but I would recommend it. 



Lenor A. Woodworth did another excellent job in bringing Joseph's story to life! Her narration and characters were rich and she is becoming a favorite to listen to!

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

  • The Viking's Chosen

  • By: Quinn Loftis
  • Narrated by: Chris Ciulla, Andrea Emmes
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

His orders are clear: launch a raid against England and bring home the spoils of war. But the prophecy is also clear: General Torben will take a foreign bride - one who is a seer and healer just like his mother. The eldest princess of England is said to be just that...a beautiful, charming, and headstrong woman. But he's a Viking army general, and she's an English princess - and one who is already promised to the king of Tara.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Must Listen To Today!!

  • By Laura Hernandez on 04-02-18

GREAT BOOK ONE!

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

Reviewed: 05-02-18

Viking warrior coming to fulfill a prophesy and snatch an English Princess for his queen while another is plotting to take it all over no matter what! This book was filled with adventure, swordplay, romance and a bit of magic. 

I do NOT like first person books and did not know it was when I got it, so I was really shocked for the first few chapters. BUT Quinn Loftis won me over with her wonderful storytelling from two FULL points of view. 



Chris Ciulla would get a 4 star from me due to the inconsistent narration, but he was enjoyable too. Andrea Emmes gets a 6 star from me with her wonderful portrayal of Princess Allete as well as the other characters.



I was really bummed though that the book ended on a cliffhanger and readers will have to wait until Winter of 2018 to get the next book and then Fall of 2019 for the final book. For this reason, I gave the story a 4 star. The end of this book was great, if you don't like cliffhangers, don't start the book until the others are out.

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

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  • This Treacherous Journey

  • Heart of the Mountains, Book 1
  • By: Misty M. Beller
  • Narrated by: Leonor A. Woodworth
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22

Widowed and with child, Emma Malcom is fleeing from the reward offered for her arrest. She’s innocent of the dirty dealings her deceased husband orchestrated, but the angry townspeople didn’t stop to listen to her defense before she narrowly escaped with her life. Now, she and her twin brother, Joseph, must battle the mountain wilderness of the Rockies to reach Canada and the clean start she craves. But when a fall from the rocky cliff leaves Joseph wounded and weak, could the strange mountain man they encounter be God’s gift to see them to safety?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet clean delightful romance

  • By Cyn on 07-11-18

A Journy of Heartbreak turn to Joy

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

Reviewed: 04-22-18

Simeon Grant lost his wife and children due to bad choices he made by moving them from civilization to the wilderness. Now he lives alone so that his life will not affect anyone else.

Emma Malcolm is running from the sins of her dead husband and she needs to get up to Canada where her family can help care for her and her unborn child. Accompanied by her twin brother, the two venture off on their own only to find that they are no match for the wilderness. They are fortunate when they come across Simeon and his willingness to lead them to their destination.

These three broken hearts come together on an adventure of a lifetime. Through hardships of wild animals, the elements, and Indians can these three find a joy to replace the heartbreak?

Misty wrote a great first book in this series. It is not a western, but a wilderness book with plenty of action, suspense, and clean romance. Leonor is becoming one of my favorite female narrators. Her characters are rich and I love the way she performs both male and female voices. I look forward to book 2!

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

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  • The Lady's Arrangement

  • Help Wanted
  • By: Colleen L. Donnelly
  • Narrated by: Leonor A. Woodworth
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Neither Rex nor Regina wants a spouse, but they do have needs. Ranger Rex Duncan needs a false identity - just long enough to uncover a ring of Kansas ranch thieves. Answering Regina’s ad for a temporary husband, he leaves his beloved red dirt of Oklahoma to assume that disguise. But the most obstinate woman he’s ever known confounds his assignment, and with hair the red color that has always made his heart beat a little faster. Regina Howard needs a new Mrs. in front of her name - just long enough to reclaim her deceased husband’s ranch.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful Arrangement ☺

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 05-01-18

A great western with a touch of romance

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

Reviewed: 04-22-18

Regina needed a husband to make sure she can keep her land after her husband died. Rex needed a wife as a cover to bring outlaws to justice. When the two worlds collide can love to win out?



I honestly almost stopped listening as soon as I discovered this was a two character, first-person book. (I really do not like them.) I decided to give it a try though and was very pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed the book! Both Regina and Rex were great characters. The plot was exciting and the secondary characters were good too.

Leonor Donnelly did an excellent job with both male and female characters. She made the book very enjoyable for me to listen to. If it was not for her narration, I think I would not have finished it. 



Note: This is not a typical historical romance. Rather it is a great western with romance in it.

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

  • Captured Heart

  • Sweethearts of Jubilee Springs, Book 14
  • By: Sandra E. Sinclair
  • Narrated by: C.J. McAllister
  • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

He’s haunted by his past; she doesn’t have one. With no past and an uncertain future, Emily St. Clair leaves the monastery to become a mail-order bride. Her journey is made easier when she meets a kindred spirit along the way, someone she could care for, whose troubles seem greater than hers. Deciding her future would be what she makes it, Emily embraces the idea of all the possibilities which lie ahead. Only problem is, she’s not Emily.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet romance with more

  • By Claire on 03-21-18

Steven's Story!

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

Reviewed: 03-21-18

Steven Kelly sent for a mail-order bride only to come face to face with the woman who he married 12 years ago and lost 10 years ago. He has been living as a widower all this time and now his whole world has been changed. The love he had for his lovely wife comes roaring back to him and this time, he will not let her go. 



Emily signs on to be a mail-order bride. She does not remember her past so what could hurt? As she is introduced to her husband to be, he tells her that her name is Adriel Kelly and that they are already married. Together they discover the past and the possibility for a second chance for love. When the past comes back though, will everything be ruined though?



I was waiting for this book since part of the story was told in Sandra's book Gambler's Pride. The wonderful thing is that you can read either book and not feel that you have to read the other, but when you do, it makes them both much better! CJ McAllister does a good job telling Steven and Adriel's story.

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