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  • Cowboy Fairytales: The Complete Collection

  • By: Lacy Williams
  • Narrated by: Lara Asmundson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

After nearly dying in an assassination attempt, Princess Alessandra of Glorvaird escapes to a place no one would ever think to look for her: small-town Oklahoma and a ranch staffed by a herd of woolly, uncouth cowboys. One cowboy in particular gets under her skin, until she sees his softer side. She knows this interlude can’t last forever, but that doesn’t stop her from wishing it might....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Misinformation

  • By MABJM on 11-22-18

Modern princess meets cowboy sweet romances

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

Reviewed: 03-12-18

I enjoyed this sweet romance collection and the fairy tale twist each story included! The narration was very good and the stories are great.

  • The Lady and the Lionheart

  • By: Joanne Bischof
  • Narrated by: Gail Shalan, Joel Clarkson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 45

Raised amid the fame and mystique of the Big Top, Charlie Lionheart holds the audience in the palm of his hand. But while his act captivates thousands, it's away from the spotlight where his true heart lies. Here, he humbly cares for his pride of lions as if they were his brothers, a skill of bravery and strength that has prepared him for his most challenging feat yet - freeing an orphaned infant from the dark bondage of a sideshow. It is a trade so costly that it requires his life in exchange for hers, leaving him tarnished by the price of that choice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved listening to this tale with two narrators!

  • By Britt98 on 04-13-19

Excellent delivery of a wonderful story!

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

Reviewed: 02-01-18

This is a story I have read twice and plan to read or listen to many more times in the future. The Lady and the Lionheart stands out from the crowd.

  • A Splash of Substance

  • Taste of Romance, Book 1
  • By: Elizabeth Maddrey
  • Narrated by: Brenna Hobbs
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Paige Jackson has always stayed out of politics, leaving it to God to govern the world. She has enough on her plate as the owner of a catering company founded on convictions to buy local, sustainable fare. Jackson Trent works on Capitol Hill for Senator Carson, putting his beliefs in action to help shape national policy. Hoping to find high-end clients to keep her business afloat, Paige bids on a contract to cater the Senator's next fundraiser. Shake-ups in the Senator's staff leave Jackson grudgingly in charge of the event.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This was sweet

  • By Sarah on 02-12-19

Sweet romance and creative professions!

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

Reviewed: 12-31-17

Normally, I'm a small-town girl through and through but this story set in the hubbub of the DC area doesn't have that overwhelming lost in a crowd feeling. It is loaded with intimate relationships and authentic church community. Both the main characters have interesting professions that I enjoyed learning a bit more about and their relationship progressed in a natural way (bumpy but natural). I would definitely be interested in more stories from this series!

I listened to this book on audible and the quality of the narration was excellent!

I received a complimentary copy of this audiobook. The opinions expressed are my own.

  • The Homesteader's Sweetheart

  • Love Inspired Historical
  • By: Lacy Williams
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104

Pursued by an unwelcome suitor, banker's daughter Penny Castlerock will do anything to escape town and Mr. Abbott's advances - even visit her grandfather's homestead for an undetermined amount of time. Out of her element, she must rely on neighbor Jonas White - and his brood of adopted children.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Western

  • By Amazon CustomerBeliever on 03-29-17

Homesteader, City Gal, and his 8 children!

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

Reviewed: 03-23-17

I adore Jonas White! What a big hearted, hard working, wonderful man! Penny is a compassionate lady and she definitely grew on me. All the children in this story are unique and endearing, no small task! I look forward to experiencing this entire series!

Great narration, only one character got on my nerves and he was a skunk of a man anyway ;)

I received an audio book version of this title from the author. The opinions expressed are my own.

  • Back to the Beach

  • Hunt Family, Book 4
  • By: Brooke St. James
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

Having a crush on someone who barely seems to notice you is never easy. It only leads to heartbreak and disappointment. Mia Hunt occasionally found herself in that very situation. Fortunately, her dream guy lived all the way across the country and their encounters were rare. When they were in each other's presence, she made every effort to keep her distance and not get her hopes up.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Unrequited and unrealistic

  • By Lori E. on 12-31-18

Flirty and fun beach romance!

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

Reviewed: 02-24-17

This story has a fabulous Myrtle Beach setting and authentic, relatable characters. I enjoyed the storyline and narration so much I didn't want to stop listening until the very end! The Hunt family relationships were just as entertaining as the romance. I will definitely seek out more titles from this series, author, and narrator!
I received this title from the author. The opinions expressed are my own.

  • Like a Love Song

  • By: Camille Eide
  • Narrated by: Becky Doughty
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9

Susan Quinn, a social worker turned surrogate mom to foster teens, fights to save the group home she's worked hard to build. But now, she faces a dwindling staff, foreclosure, and old heartaches that won't stay buried. Her only hope lies with the last person she'd ever turn to - a brawny handyman with a guitar, a questionable past, and a God he keeps calling Father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story!

  • By BethE on 12-30-16

Great story!

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

Reviewed: 12-30-16

Excellent storytelling and superb narration! Sue, Joe, Bertie, and all the kids fight to save Juniper Ranch. Their experiences of abandonment pulled my heartstrings and their resilience is inspiring.

I won this title in a giveaway. The opinions expressed are my own.

  • Kiss Me in Carolina

  • Hunt Family, Book 2
  • By: Brooke St. James
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

It's been said that the best time to find love is when you aren't looking for it. Rachel Stephens was a prime example of that. She was solely focused on completing her last year of dental school and love wasn't even on her radar.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book!

  • By Kindle Customer on 01-12-17

Sweet love story!

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

Reviewed: 12-15-16

I could not stop listening to this story! Full of great characters and good (clean) attraction. Excellent story and narration! I'm looking forward to experiencing more stories from this author and narrator.
I requested a copy of this book from the author. The opinions expressed are my own.

  • Once Upon a Cowboy

  • Cowboy Fairytales, Book 1
  • By: Lacy Williams
  • Narrated by: Lara Asmundson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105

After nearly dying in an assassination attempt, Princess Alessandra of Glorvaird escapes to a place no one would ever think to look for her: small town Oklahoma and a ranch staffed by a herd of wooly, uncouth cowboys. One cowboy in particular gets under her skin, until she sees his softer side. She knows this interlude can't last forever, but that doesn't stop her from wishing it might.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT!!!!

  • By Dawn on 03-21-17

Sweet and entertaining novella

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

Reviewed: 12-09-16

I thoroughly enjoyed this modern Snow White inspired story. Great characters, engaging storyline, and talented narrator. Looking forward to the rest of the series!
I won this title in a giveaway.

  • A Noble Groom

  • By: Jody Hedlund
  • Narrated by: Mary Sarah Agliotta
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181

Recently widowed Annalisa Werner has the feeling her husband was murdered but can't prove it. Alone with her young daughter in 1881 Michigan, she has six months left to finish raising the money needed to pay back the land contract her husband purchased, and the land is difficult to toil by herself. She needs a husband. With unmarried men scarce, her father sends a letter to his brother in the Old Country, asking him to find Annalisa a groom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read of 1880's historical romance

  • By Joyful on 04-27-16

Fabulous story & Excellent narration

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

Reviewed: 12-07-16

This is an engaging and heartfelt story and the narration was the best I've ever heard. Jody Hedlund's story was wonderful with complex characters and situations. Characters had to overcome obstacles of culture, language, and social class. The narration was excellent, different tones for each character and swoony accents!!! I will listen to this book again!!!

  • A Love to Treasure

  • Sunriver Dreams, Book 1
  • By: Kimberly Rose Johnson
  • Narrated by: Sorrel Brigman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

School teacher Nicole Davis is on summer break, but this vacation is unlike any other. Her beloved grandmother's final wish has landed Nicole smack in the middle of her favorite destination, Sunriver, Oregon, following Grams's clues on a mysterious scavenger hunt. Unexpectedly, Nicole finds more than just a fellow sleuth in a handsome police officer, Mark Stone. But Mark must return to his job in Portland at summer's end, and Nicole must guard her heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What I needed

  • By Kindle Customer on 04-09-19

Sweet Story

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

Reviewed: 12-07-16

I thought this was a nice story. I enjoyed the idea of a grandmother leaving her granddaughter an encouraging scavenger hunt. I liked the story and characters.

The narration did not do this story justice. I found the narrator's accent/cadence to be distracting. Two specific character voices grated on my nerves.

I received a copy of this title from the publisher. The opinions expressed are my own.