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Sarah S.

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  • A December Bride

  • A Year of Weddings Novella
  • By: Denise Hunter
  • Narrated by: Julie Lyles Carr
  • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

What started as a whim turned into an accidental - and very public - engagement. Can Layla and Seth keep up the façade in Chapel Springs this holiday season - for the sake of her career…and his heart? Under normal circumstances, Seth Murphy - the best friend of Layla O'Reilly's ex-fiancé - would be the last person she'd marry. But the news of their upcoming (and phony) nuptials convinces a big client that Layla may be high-society enough to work for his agency - a coup that would put her fledgling home-staging business on the map.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The movie ruined it

  • By Sarah S. on 12-16-18

The movie ruined it

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

Reviewed: 12-16-18

After seeing the Hallmark movie I must say I honestly thought the book would have been better :( Also, the narrator did not change her voice even a little for different characters.

  • Christmas Kisses

  • An Echo Ridge Anthology, Book 1
  • By: Lucy McConnell, Cami Checketts, Rachelle J. Christensen, and others
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby, Kate Rudd
  • Length: 18 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

Christmas Kisses is a collection from five best-selling and award-winning authors. Set in the snowy town of Echo Ridge in upstate New York, these inspirational romances are sure to delight while you sip cocoa by the fire and listen to Christmas carols.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Just okay

  • By Sarah S. on 12-15-18

Just okay

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

Reviewed: 12-15-18

This box set has 4 cute stories. Some stories were better than others and I noticed some were out of order.

  • The Christmas Bargain

  • By: Shanna Hatfield
  • Narrated by: Michael L. Canaan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126

As owner and manager of the Hardman bank, Luke Granger is a man of responsibility and integrity in the small 1890s Eastern Oregon town. Calling in a long overdue loan, Luke finds himself reluctantly accepting a bargain in lieu of payment from the shiftless farmer who barters his daughter to settle his debt. Philamena Booth is both mortified and relieved when her father sends her off with the banker as payment of his debt.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet Romance, Perfect Year Round

  • By Amber on 01-02-17

LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

Shanna Hatfield and Michael L. Canaan gave a charming story to listen to. After reading some reviews of how awful the narrator was I almost passed up on this book but I'm glad I didn't! I thought narrator Michael L. Canaan gave a lively performance bringing this wonderful story to life :)

  • Snowbound in Montana

  • By: CJ Carmichael
  • Narrated by: Emily Cauldwell
  • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

When Eliza Bramble signs up for the Christmas Mountain Ski package with Marshal McKenzie, owner of Grizzly Adventures in Marietta, Montana, she's looking to escape. Her Bramble B&B Christmas blog has just gone viral, attracting the attention of a two-timing man who hurt her very badly. Getting out of town for Christmas is her only way to find peace.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • just okay

  • By Sarah S. on 12-03-18

just okay

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

I wish the narrators voice had more range so you can easily distinguish between the different characters. So many times I thought the lead male was talking and it turned out to be the lead female.

  • Another Shot: A Modern-Day Ruth and Boaz Story

  • By: Brooke St. James
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

My name is Rae, and this is my story. Regretfully, it begins on a sad note. Everything was taken from me when my husband died in a tragic car accident. The only person on Earth who could have possibly been hurting more than me was my beloved mother-in-law, Laura, who lost her husband and only sons in the same accident.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet

  • By JM on 05-23-17

cute and very sweet

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

Reviewed: 11-15-18

This was a very cute and modern twist on the story of Ruth. I love reading books like this - a biblical story with a modern twist! The narrator did a good job with the New York accents.

  • So Much for Boundaries

  • Shower & Shelter Artist Collective, Book 3
  • By: Brooke St. James
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14

Zoe Etheridge packed her bags and said goodbye to her small-town Texas life. Her dad's dying wish was that she followed her dreams in New York City, and she was bound and determined to make that happen. It was only a day or so into her trip when she realized she might have bitten off more than she could chew. Zoe assumed that the Shower & Shelter Artist Collective was open to any artist who needed a place to live in the city. She had no idea that landing a spot in the house was highly competitive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • better

  • By Sarah S. on 11-14-18

better

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

This was a lot better than the second book - although I will say I still liked the first book best!

  • Not Your Average Joe

  • Shower & Shelter Artist Collective, Book 2
  • By: Brooke St. James
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

What do you do when your best friend calls and says she's getting married in a matter of days on a different continent? You hop on a plane and go to be with her, of course. Lu Osborne was doing precisely that. She boarded a flight that was headed for Ireland on only a few days' notice despite the fact that she had a lot of irons in the fire. Other than witnessing a fairytale wedding and maybe doing a little sightseeing, Lu didn't expect anything to come from the trip. She certainly didn't expect to fall in love with her best friend's brother, Joe.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • not as good :(

  • By Sarah S. on 11-12-18

not as good :(

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

After reading the first book in this series I was really excited for this one. Unfortunately I was left feeling underwhelmed. There were no highs or lows.

  • JFK to Dublin

  • Shower & Shelter Artist Collective, Book 1
  • By: Brooke St. James
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Sarah Spicer took this saying to heart, at least where love was concerned. She had given up any hope in ever finding a decent man. She was convinced they had only one thing on their minds and were untrustworthy and unfit for relationships. This was exactly why she had a strict no-dating policy. That was before she met Collin Ross.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cute!

  • By Sarah S. on 11-10-18

Cute!

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

Reviewed: 11-10-18

This book is a really cute, fun and clean romance! I really enjoyed the performance as well, I thought Kate Rudd did a good job with all the different characters!

  • Broken Trails

  • The Montana Trails Series, Clearwater County Collection, Book 1
  • By: Bonnie R. Paulson
  • Narrated by: Karen Rose Richter
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

A lonely cowboy. A woman searching for hope. Can love bring enough healing to carry them through? Nathan Rourke lost almost everything he holds dear. What he still has, he'll do anything to keep. His Montana ranch is not just a place, it's his home and what's left of his family. He's holding his own, making it work. But then high-school sweetheart Emma reappears, and suddenly this cowboy's life is as rough as a ride on an untamed bronc.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the performance!

  • By Sarah S. on 11-04-18

Loved the performance!

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

I thought the narrator did a fantastic job all the way around. As for the story for me there were no highs or lows. This is a clean read - no sex :)

  • Elena, Woman of Courage: A Family Saga in Bear Lake, Idaho (Volume 5)

  • By: Linda Weaver Clarke
  • Narrated by: Carolyn Kashner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

When Elena Yeates settles into a small western town as the newest doctor, a few problems arise. The town is not ready for a female doctor, let alone one so strong and independent. She must struggle against the prejudice to establish her new practice. As she fights to prove herself, the town's most eligible bachelor finds it a challenge to see if he can win her heart. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet historical

  • By Ginny Aybar-Flores on 11-03-18

A sweet clean romance

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

Reviewed: 10-30-18

Elana moves out west to become the towns new doctor. However, everyone is not happy to have a woman doctor especially one that is so independent and forward-thinking.
This book deals with making pre-judgments and assuming what people are like by what other people say. The townspeople aren’t the only ones that fall victim to this but Elana also makes assumptions about the town’s infamous bachelor John.

This book has lots of action and a sweet romance with a few light hearted moments!