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  • In This Mountain

  • By: Jan Karon
  • Narrated by: John McDonough
  • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 719
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 526
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 532

In the little town that's home-away-from-home to millions of readers, life hums along as usual. Dooley looks toward his career as a vet; Joe Ivey and Fancy Skinner fight a haircut price war that takes no prisoners; and Percy steps out on a limb with a risky new menu item at the Main Street Grill.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another beauty from Jan Karon

  • By Sara on 09-18-13

Heartwarming and inspirational

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

Reviewed: 09-28-18

One of my favorite all-time series. Jan Karon has a remarkable gift of capturing life in small town USA along with presenting the richness of love and kindness poured out to others, through trials and joys. In addition she shows the faith, doubts, and ups and downs of living one’s faith out.

  • The Hope Within

  • By: Tracie Peterson
  • Narrated by: Ruth Ann Phimister
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

In the late 1800s Dianne Selby and her family love their simple life in the rugged Montana countryside. But a devastating fire forces them to leave it all behind. She seeks God's help after a cold reception by her husband's family in Kansas causes tension and strain on their marriage. Desperate, Dianne makes a radical decision - one that will affect the lives of everyone she loves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slow moving

  • By Dena on 05-24-12

Love and Adventure in the Settling of Montana

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-25-17

This book was a great conclusion to the Heirs of Montana series. Tracie Peterson never disappoints and this book focuses on a family who settles in Montana and works to build their ranch and establish their family. The dangers and joys of establishing this untamed territory gives the reader a glimpse of life during this period of history. This is a great read for anyone who enjoys Christian historical fiction.

  • A New Day Rising

  • Red River of the North Series #2
  • By: Lauraine Snelling
  • Narrated by: Callie Beaulieu
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201

The dream of their own farmstead and a good life in America had brought Roald and Ingeborg Bjorklund across the Atlantic to pioneer the virgin prairie of Dakota Territory. But Roald's tragic disappearance in a winter storm turned Ingeborg's dreams into a living nightmare. Against nearly impossible circumstances and overwhelming grief, she struggles to keep the farm and her family together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Immigrant History Retold

  • By Jill on 02-15-16

Immigrant History Retold

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-15-16

Laurianne Snelling is at the top of historical fiction. I enjoyed and appreciated this faith-based writing. The Red River of the North has long been one of my favorite series, and I was thrilled to listen to it audibly. She paints such a clear picture of what immigrant settlers life must have been like on the prairie, creating a curiosity and desire to visit the area someday!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Proposal

  • The English Garden Series, Book 1
  • By: Lori Wick
  • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 230
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 209
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 208

Acclaimed, best-selling author Lori Wick’s The Proposal is a moving tale of Christ’s love at work in early 19th-century London. William Jennings is not married and likes it that way. But when a relative passes away, he is suddenly guardian of three young children. This unexpected development provides him a male heir without the bother of a wife, yet the children quickly become more than he can handle. Finding help from a truly remarkable woman, he learns to see the world in a completely different light.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story!

  • By Tammy on 01-24-12

Families and romance in early England countryside

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

Reviewed: 05-14-12

What made the experience of listening to The Proposal the most enjoyable?

The narrator's English accent really helped the story come to life. I enjoyed getting a glimpse of what country life for the priviledged was like during this period of England's history.

What other book might you compare The Proposal to and why?

Similar in some ways to Colleen Coble's Lonestar series where characters in those stories marry out of need, rather than love. Both author's do a good job of demonstrating the importance of friendship, respect, and commitment in a marriage, rather than depending solely on love.

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

The accent, most definitely!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful