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  • Widow of Gettysburg

  • Heroines Behind the Lines Series, Book 2
  • By: Jocelyn Green
  • Narrated by: Laura E. Richcreek
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

When a horrific battle rips through Gettysburg, the farm of Union widow Liberty Holloway is disfigured into a Confederate field hospital, bringing her face to face with unspeakable suffering - and a Confederate scout who awakens her long dormant heart. While Liberty's future crumbles as her home is destroyed, the past comes rushing back to Bella, a former slave and Liberty's hired help, when she finds herself surrounded by Southern soldiers, one of whom knows the secret that would place Liberty in danger if revealed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Knitrgrl on 02-27-19

The story behind the battle

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

Reviewed: 03-16-19

Liberty Holloway is a young Union widow caught in the crossfire of one of the Civil War’s most well-known battles. Widowed early in her marriage, she now plans to turn her empty farmhouse into an inn only to have it commandeered as a Confederate hospital. As Libby cares for the enemy under her roof she learns that she is stronger than she ever thought possible. Meanwhile tragedies and lies from the past bring her future into question.

This was such an emotional story and kept me fascinated throughout. I even gasped out loud a time or two. While I found them fascinating and tastefully written, while still being true to the harsh reality of the period, some of the medical procedures might be a bit much for some readers. The supporting cast of characters was diverse, and many different subjects were touched upon though them.

The narrator did a wonderful job. Each character had their own unique voice and I never found myself wondering who exactly was speaking. I look forward to the audio versions of the rest of the series.

I was given a complimentary copy of this audiobook from the author. All opinions expressed are my own.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dead Drift

  • By: Dani Pettrey
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 120

Seven years ago, operative Luke Gallagher vanished to become part of an elite team set on capturing a deadly terrorist. When Luke returns to face those he left behind, their help becomes his only hope of stopping his target's latest threat of an attack that would shake America to its core. Private investigator Kate Maxwell never stopped loving or looking for Luke after he disappeared. But she also never imagined he left her or his life by choice. Now he's back, and together they must unravel a thread of secrets, lies, and betrayal, all while on the brink of a biological disaster.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dani’s best work yet ...

  • By MN Girl on 07-05-18

An exciting end to a great series

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I have loved Dani Pettrey’s entire Chesapeake Valor series and was not disappointed by the ending! The narrator has done a fantastic job with this entire series and really brought the different characters to life. Luke story was a everything I’d hoped it would be and I can’t wait to see what’s next from Pettrey.

  • Unseen Love

  • By: Nancy Kimball
  • Narrated by: Tiffany Halla Colonna
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

She has an uncertain future. He has a hidden past. Can a forbidden romance set them free? In the shadows of pagan Rome, Laelia Ricarri's recent blindness destroys her hopes of a betrothal to escape her abusive father. For Drusus, his new mistress is more capable, and beautiful, than she knows.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For me: a surprisingly beautiful story

  • By Bill Beaulac on 10-25-17

A captivating read with superb narration

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

Reviewed: 06-13-18

This was the first book from Nancy Kimball that I've had the pleasure to read but after finishing I immediately purchased Chasing the Lion. Her writing is flowing and set me right in the middle of the Roman Empire. The narrator did a fantastic job! Her pacing was great and she good job distinguishing different characters.

  • A Refuge Assured

  • By: Jocelyn Green
  • Narrated by: Carine Montbertrand
  • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Vivienne Rivard fled revolutionary France and seeks a new life for herself and a boy in her care, who some say is the Dauphin. But America is far from safe, as militiaman Liam Delaney knows. He proudly served in the American Revolution but is less sure of his role in the Whiskey Rebellion. Drawn together, will Liam and Vivienne find the peace they long for? Lacemaker Vivienne Rivard never imagined her craft could threaten her life. Yet in revolutionary France, it is a death sentence when the nobility, and those associated with them, are forced to the guillotine. Vivienne flees to Philadelphia but finds the same dangers lurking in the French Quarter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By Lyn Odom on 06-09-18

A stellar read with a great narrator!

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

Reviewed: 03-22-18

What made the experience of listening to A Refuge Assured the most enjoyable?

Besides the wonderful story itself, the narrator was a native french speaker. Her pronunciations and natural flow made the story all the more enjoyable.

What other book might you compare A Refuge Assured to and why?

The Mark of the King, also by Jocelyn Green and narrated by Montbertrand, is another lovely story to enjoy.

Any additional comments?

An excellent story full of intriguing characters. I had never considered how far reaching the effects of the French Revolution were or the large influx of French refugees that escaped to America. I was totally immersed in post revolution America and the time flew by as I listened.