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  • Time For A Highlander (Real Men Wear Kilts)

  • By: Maxine Mansfield
  • Narrated by: John McNee
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

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 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11

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 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23

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 15
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13

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 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

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 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

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.

  • Yellowstone Reflections: Yellowstone Romance Series Novella

  • By: Peggy L Henderson
  • Narrated by: Nick Sarando
  • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21

Chase Russell knows where he belongs. Both his heart and his mind will forever be with the woman he loves. Before he settles down, he must prove to himself that, despite being a novice time traveler from the 21st century, he can make it on his own in the Yellowstone wilderness of 1835 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Chase and Sarah

  • By TinFL on 09-04-18

Love this novella that enhances the bigger story!

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

Reviewed: 08-17-18

Warning: This review may inadvertently have a spoiler or two if you have not read Yellowstone Redemption.

If you have read Yellowstone Redemption of the Yellowstone Romance series by Peggy L. Henderson, you more than likely loved it, but had one question: What happened to Chase in his six month disappearance. This is the novella that gives the "gap story" of Chases journey of the inner turmoil he has to face and people he encounters to help him decided whether to return or move on. This is a GREAT story!

Peggy did an excellent job with this novella! It is the story that many of her fans have asked her to write and we are so happy that she did! Nick Sarando did an EXCELLENT job! He did Chases story a few years ago and reprised Chase in this book. Nick's storytelling made me feel like I was sitting before a fire listening to Chase tell his story. Nick's pacing, characters and narrative were all excellent! I hope he will do a few more of Peggy's work!

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

  • Dreams in Deadwood

  • Seven Brides of South Dakota, Book 1
  • By: Kari Trumbo
  • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Jennie Arnsby wants nothing more than to turn around and go home. Her family is on their way to Deadwood, South Dakota, when Aiden finds his way to their small wagon train. His teasing and banter leave her wanting to toss him out the back and in the dust. When they are separated outside the city, she is left wondering if she'll ever see him again. Aiden Bradly wants to find his gold and return home. Nothing more. He can't afford to get tangled with a woman. He's doing just that until he meets the feisty Jennie.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heartwarming Gold Rush Era Romance

  • By LilMissMolly on 06-16-18

Good, sweet western!

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

Reviewed: 07-31-18

Dreams of Deadwood is a sweet western romance about Jennie Arnsby and her family who moves from Cutter Creek to Deadwood and all the trials, action and romance that this move brings. Of course there is a hero and he is Aiden Bradly who only wants to make it big by finding the gold rush that he has always wanted. The question is will Aiden discover that gold does not only come from the ground?

Kari filled her story with great characters and the plot was fun to listen to! There was one difficult thing for me though (and it could just be me) and that was it felt like I was missing a few backstories from the Cutter's Creek series and I kept listening for those stories so I would not feel like I was missing something.

Meghan Kelly is at her best, once again! Her narrations and characters brought the story to life and I always enjoy the books she narrates!

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

  • The Strong One

  • Cutter's Creek, Book 2
  • By: Vivi Holt, Cutter's Creek
  • Narrated by: Paul Curtis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

Sarah Songan is a woman on the run. In an attempt to find peace with their neighbors, the Apsáalooke chief has promised her hand to a soldier at Fort Smith, and Sarah’s determined not to be traded or bartered like an ornament. She strikes out on her own, leaving behind everyone and everything she has ever known. However, a woman travelling alone in 1866 Montana territory can fall prey to unscrupulous men. Sarah must confront her fears and draw on an inner strength she didn’t know she had, as well as a new-found hope in God, if she is to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet romance between two interesting characters.

  • By Fran on 09-14-18

Great little book!

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

Reviewed: 07-31-18

Vivi Holt writes a great story about a woman who is trying to find herself, running from those who want her for their own gain and discovering that God works in people's lives even if they do not fully understand or know Him. Though the hero, Bill is strong and has his own issues of his past and looking for a new future, the story's main focus is on Sarah and her journey. Their story is a sweet story of love, discovery and new beginnings.

Paul Curtis has a western twang and it is perfect for this book! He does a great job in playing several characters and paces the book very well. If other Cutter's Creek books are just like this one, the series should be fun to listen to!

The Strong One is a great little book in the Cutter's Creek multi-author series. This book was nice because I never felt like I was missing something since I have not read any of the other books.

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

  • Jackson's Treasure

  • By: Renee Riva
  • Narrated by: Samuel Deeter
  • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

When Peyton Abercrombie runs away from an arranged betrothal, she is soon discovered by Captain Jackson Lafitte stowing away aboard the Mon Cherisse. "Did you say your last name is Lafitte?" Peyton glanced around the Captain's cabin. "Oh my goodness; a sword, a crew of uncultured men, barrels and barrels of who knows what all…you, Captain, are a pirate! ....I am on a pirate ship!" "I prefer to call it a cargo ship," Jackson replied. "And I'm sorry to inform you that you won't be staying."  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Quick historical romance listen

  • By Heather North on 07-23-18

A fun and funny story on the high seas

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

Reviewed: 07-21-18

I don't normally like pirate stories, but wanted to give this one a chance when I read the blurb. It was a fun story and funny with adventure and romance. I like the way Renee Riva writes (this the first of her books that I have read). The characters were fun and the cat actually made me like cats for once.:)

I like Samuel's voice, pacing and phrases. I do think that his slight southern twang was a bit "off" for a story about a pirate who's family is from France. Even with that little distraction, the story was fun to listen to and Samuel's voice was pleasant, I hope he will narrate westerns.

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