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  • A Return of Devotion

  • Haven Manor Series, Book 2
  • By: Kristi Ann Hunter
  • Narrated by: Beverley A. Crick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Daphne Blakemoor was perfectly happy living in her own secluded world for 12 years. She had everything she needed - loved ones, a true home, and time to indulge her imagination. But when ownership of the estate where she works as a housekeeper passes on, and the new marquis has an undeniable connection to her past, everything she's come to rely upon is threatened. William, Marquis of Chemsford's main goal in life is to be the exact opposite of his father. Starting a new life in the peace and quiet of the country sounds perfect until his housekeeper turns his life upside down.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible

  • By T Lewis on 02-16-19

Incredible

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

Reviewed: 02-16-19

I have enjoyed every book that I've read or listened to by Kristi Ann Hunter. I enjoy the way that she develops characters and their relationships. This story had multiple layers and different relationships beyond the central romance. I enjoyed them all, but I'm focusing my review on the central characters.

In this story, I loved that Daphne is a fragile warrior. She's timid, but not weak. She lacks confidence, but not character. She regrets her past mistake, but wouldn't change the outcome. However, she's still keeping secrets and they will be brought into the light.

William, Marquis of Chemsford was not expecting to a champion. He was simply looking for an out of the way place to run his estates and be a better man than his father had been.

I loved watching Daphne and William's relationship unfold one revelation at a time. I couldn't wait for their love to bloom, but found myself sad when the story ended. I wanted more time with these characters. I want to know what happens to them in the future, and I hope that the author will bless us with glimpses of these characters in her future books.

  • The Harvest Time Mail-Order Bride

  • Holiday Mail Order Brides, Book 14
  • By: Kit Morgan
  • Narrated by: Michael Rahhal
  • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20

The Weavers. They were boisterous, rambunctious, some would even say wild, and until recently, unwed. First, Arlan, the oldest, got himself a mail-order bride, followed by his younger brother, Benjamin, one of identical twins. Now it was Calvin’s turn. But Calvin’s mail-order bride was different, really different. For one, she was Italian, an immigrant who spoke broken English. She was also the most beautiful woman Calvin had ever seen. But this vision of loveliness had a not so lovely secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Risate e amore! Molto Bene!

  • By T Lewis on 01-27-18

Risate e amore! Molto Bene!

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

Reviewed: 01-27-18

What did you love best about The Harvest Time Mail-Order Bride?

The thing I love most about The Harvest Time Mail-Order Bride is the chance to revisit the Weaver family. They are one of Kit Morgan's best families. The Weavers have a strong bond of both loyalty and love, and they never fail to make me laugh.

What did you like best about this story?

Isabella Fortuna Cucinotta brings her Italian flair to the Weaver family. She is bold and speaks her mind. With a fierce loyalty she comes to love her new family. She's not perfect, but she is a Weaver.

Which scene was your favorite?

My favorite scene is Isabella explaining how she defeated John Tyler Pittman.

  • No Other Will Do

  • Ladies of Harper's Station, Book 1
  • By: Karen Witemeyer
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246

Men are optional. That's the credo Emma Chandler's suffragette aunts preached and why she started a successful women's colony in Harper's Station, Texas. But when an unknown assailant tries repeatedly to drive them out, Emma admits they might need a man after all. A man who can fight - and she knows just the one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • good book

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-10-16

Loved this story!

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

Reviewed: 09-05-17

Great characters. Loved the strong, yet vulnerable women. Malachi was a wonderful make lead. Interesting conflict with a satisfying resolution.

  • Through the Fire

  • A Series of Elements, Book 1
  • By: Elizabeth Johns
  • Narrated by: Greg Patmore
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 17

Spurned by love, Lady Margaux Ashbury has no use for the other eligible gentlemen of London. Despite her beauty, her sharp tongue soon earns her a reputation as a dragon. Convincing her parents to let her retreat to their Scottish estate, a home for abandoned young women, Margaux feels she can do something meaningful with her life. At their wits' end, her parents believe a few months in seclusion will teach her to appreciate her privileged existence, and accept the next gentleman of worth who offers for her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By T Lewis on 05-29-17

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 05-29-17

What made the experience of listening to Through the Fire the most enjoyable?

Accents!! Knowing that so many of the characters have a Scottish brogue being able to hear their accents made listening to the audio so enjoyable.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Through the Fire?

The wedding scene is one of my favorite parts of the story.

Which character – as performed by Greg Patmore – was your favorite?

I loved all the Scottish characters, but the old steward Wallace was my favorite. His deep voiced brogue made me smile.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Love is refined through the fire.

Any additional comments?

I really hope that the other two books in this series come out in audio format soon. I enjoyed reading them, but I really look forward to listening to the stories.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Seth

  • Prairie Grooms, Book 3
  • By: Kit Morgan
  • Narrated by: Michael Rahhal
  • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 26

Eloise was the least adventurous of her sisters, and thought she wanted a life of peaceful serenity alongside a quiet man, one civilized and genteel. But did she know herself well enough to stick to her own assumptions? Seth Jones gave the appearance of a dutiful, yet bumbling hotel clerk, while his brother Ryder was considered the rugged hero, one who'd saved his wife and himself from death. How could Seth compare to that?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brothers and Sisters

  • By T Lewis on 05-24-17

Brothers and Sisters

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

Reviewed: 05-24-17

If you could sum up Seth in three words, what would they be?

Quiet strength and passion

Who was your favorite character and why?

Seth is a strong character with a past that he's trying to rise above.

What does Michael Rahhal bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Excellent narration giving unique character voices. It's like your living the story.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laugh aloud and sometimes find myself talking to the characters.

Any additional comments?

Definitely a book that I'll listen to time and again.

  • Ryder

  • Prairie Grooms, Book Two
  • By: Kit Morgan
  • Narrated by: Michael Rahhal
  • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 31

Constance had an adventurous spirit, but was it adventurous enough to make a life with Ryder Jones? His country speech bordered on barbaric (at least to her) and his isolated way of life out on the prairie scared her to death! Would she ever see her sisters again? How could she possibly adapt to living with such a man?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A snake in your life..

  • By Sherry k on 04-16-18

Amusing

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

Reviewed: 05-24-17

Would you listen to Ryder again? Why?

Yes, this is a funny and amusing story that I've already enjoyed more than once.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Ryder is my favorite character. He's lovable and loyal.

What does Michael Rahhal bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Michael Rahal's narration gives unique voices and character to the story.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It makes me smile and laugh aloud.

  • A Bride For Keeps

  • Unexpected Brides, Book 1
  • By: Melissa Jagears
  • Narrated by: Pilar Witherspoon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

Although Everett Cline can hardly keep up with the demands of his homestead, he won't humiliate himself by looking for a helpmate ever again--not after being jilted by three mail-order brides. When a well-meaning neighbor goes behind his back to bring yet another mail-order bride to town, he has good reason to doubt it will work, especially after getting a glimpse at the woman in question. She's the prettiest woman he's ever seen, and it's just not possible she's there to marry a simple homesteader like him.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Solid first book in a series worth a credit

  • By Kat5 on 12-28-14

Enjoyed

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

Reviewed: 04-14-17

I've read yhe story before and enjoyed the play of flawed people learning to love and be loved. The narration was good, but not spectacular. At times the story seems to lag, but I suspect that might be me more than the book itself. I am not always patient.

  • Lady Ever After

  • Beyond Time, Book 2
  • By: Tamara Leigh
  • Narrated by: Mary Sarah Agliotta
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

As foretold by her dreams, Lady Catherine Algernon is determined to defend Strivling Castle to the death. But when a besieger saves her life just as her nightmare unfolds, a future is forced on her she never dreamed possible - with a man who believes she is someone else. Who is this enemy who defied fate by averting the mortal blow? And how is she to keep him from laying siege to a heart more guarded than her home?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly original storyline

  • By Thomas J. Tague on 10-24-17

Riveting

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

Reviewed: 04-08-17

Loved the written version. Captivated by the audio edition. Will happily listen again and again.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Lady Unrivaled

  • Ladies of the Manor, Book 3
  • By: Roseanna M. White
  • Narrated by: Liz Pearce
  • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252

Lady Ella Myerston can always find a reason to smile - even if it's just in hope that tomorrow will be better than today. All her life everyone has tried to protect her from the realities of the world, but Ella knows very well the danger that has haunted her brother and their friend, and she won't wait for it to strike again. She intends to take action, and if that happens to involve an adventurous trip to the Cotswolds, then so much the better.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible Series Ending

  • By T Lewis on 09-20-16

Incredible Series Ending

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

Reviewed: 09-20-16

Would you consider the audio edition of A Lady Unrivaled to be better than the print version?

While I haven't read the text completely, I did listen to the entire audio edition. I love the way the narration immerses me in the story. At times, I would listen to the audio while reading the text. I would have to say that the audio edition is every bit as good as the print version and for me just a little bit better.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I adored Lady Ella. She was so overly positive that her few moments of irritation and frustration were very entertaining.

What does Liz Pearce bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Liz Pearce gives each character a unique voice and I love her accents. Since so many of the characters have distinct accents, it made it all the more enjoyable.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed aloud many times while listening to this audio edition. I also found myself wanting to yell at the characters when they were being particularly dense or obtuse.

Any additional comments?

Such a wonderful audio edition. I only wish that Recorded Books had created an audio edition of the second book in this series - The Reluctant Duchess. That is the only flaw. We have the first (The Lost Heiress) and the third (Lady Unrivaled) books, but not the second book in the series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • August

  • Prairie Grooms, Book 1
  • By: Kit Morgan
  • Narrated by: Michael Rahhal
  • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

Duncan Cooke, aka The Duke of Stantham, had a problem. He had a huge estate in England to manage, one not far from London, and it came with all the headaches one would expect with an estate in disarray. Including six unwed cousins, women no man would touch for fear of losing a limb, or worse. Strange things happened to all who tried to court them, so they were left unwed. But Duncan realized that his hometown of Clear Creek had exactly what he needed. Men! He concocts a plan to send his cousins there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scorem one for Clyde

  • By Sherry k on 04-15-18

The English Invade Clear Creek

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

Reviewed: 08-21-16

If you could sum up August in three words, what would they be?

Charming. Funny. Entertaining.

What was one of the most memorable moments of August?

The animals in this story really steal the show. It's hard to pick between the spider on Penelope's dress or Clyde, the rooster, attacking everyone.

Have you listened to any of Michael Rahhal’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Michael Rahhal is one of my favorite narrators. His work with Kit Morgan's books are by far my favorites. He is a master at giving each character a unique voice. I often feel like I'm listening to an ensemble cast rather than a single reader.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Jane Austen visits the Wild West.