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Brenda L.Murphree

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  • For the Love of Liberty

  • Timeless Love, Book 4
  • By: Heather Blanton, Timeless Love
  • Narrated by: Leonor A Woodworth
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

Novelist Liberty Ridley, participating in a genetic recall study, experiences an ancestor’s memory from the autumn of 1777. Stunned by the detail of the "recollection", she is even more amazed to find she's intensely drawn to Martin Hemsworth - a man who has been dead for two centuries. The feelings must belong to Liberty's ancestor. She couldn't be in love with a ghost, a mere shadow from the past. But what if she is?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Give me Liberty! 4.5 🌟

  • By 🌸DARA on 04-08-19

A Great Time Travel

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

Reviewed: 04-13-19

An audiobook.
It’s really been a long time (years) since I read a time travel book. Heather Blanton did a wonderful job going back and forth between times. A great historical romance when Liberty traveled back in time. Spy rings in the Civil War, a man Liberty falls in love with and an ancestor being arrested makes Liberty feel like she has to save everyone and Martin was feeling like he was always losing Liberty. She kept me listening and on my toes to find out how it was going to end. Once you start this book you will not want to put it down. There is one word in the book that is used several times but not in a way that is ugly. You will see if you listen to the reason it was first used. If you like historical fiction and a little modern fiction mixed you will like this book.
The narrator Leonor A. Woodworth did a wonderful job and the story came alive with her narration. I have listened to several books Leonor W. has narrated and they have all been good. She speaks plain and I don’t have to wonder what she is saying.
I received this audiobook free and was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.

  • This Daring Journey

  • Heart of the Mountains, Book 6
  • By: Misty M. Beller
  • Narrated by: Leonor A Woodworth
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

As a half-Indian raised among her Peigan tribe, Moriah Clark knows better than to trust white people. The tragedy that resulted in her birth is proof enough. But when her trusted grandfather marries her to a white man, she has no choice to but to obey and hope this new life isn’t her downfall. Her white husband turns out to be a decent sort, but his unexpected death left her to birth a newborn baby among hostile mountain men. She wants nothing more than to retreat to the safe haven of her tribal upbringing.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Daring Journey 🌟

  • By 🌸DARA on 04-11-19

Treacherous Journey

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

Reviewed: 04-04-19

This was another great audiobook I got to listen to written by Misty Beller narrated by Leonor Woodworth. The narration of this book was wonderful just like all the other ones. This book is a treacherous journey over the mountains with barely enough food and sickness and cold weather. I love that Samuel and Moriah are both strong characters. Many things happened that kept me on my toes to see how they were going to get out of different situations. And there’s a baby to keep warm and alive too but Moriah and Samuel are very determined to keep everyone alive and get to a safe place. This is book six and can be read alone. I have enjoyed each book in this series.
I received an audiobook from the narrator but was not required to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  • Hurt Road

  • By: Bruce A. Stewart
  • Narrated by: Cindy Piller
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

When his parents are killed in a car crash, Detroit teen Hank Goodman finds himself in the last place on Earth he ever wanted to be: Crosscut, Louisiana. Quickly tiring of the place and his aging grandparents, all Hank can think about is leaving. Until he meets the beautiful Becky Rayburn. Hank starts to settle in and just when things seem to finally be going his way, he is hit with even more bad news. Devastated, he accepts a visiting uncle's invitation to come and live with him in Colorado.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly Enjoyable Clean Read ;-)

  • By 🌸DARA on 03-07-19

A Story of Life, Love and Family

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

Reviewed: 03-07-19

I enjoyed this audiobook at the very beginning to the end. I loved Hank and the loss he went through at such a young age broke my heart. A small town setting for most of the story and most of the people were nice. But you know you always have a bad apple in the bunch and he was bad. This was a clean story and that’s always a plus with me because I don’t read filthy books. Thanks Mr Bruce Stewart for writing an interesting story about life, love, family and faith. I would definitely read another book by this author.
I received a complimentary audiobook by Audiobook Boom. All opinions are my own.

  • 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 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

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

Much More Than Just War!

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

Reviewed: 03-07-19

Oh wow! I just finished this audiobook. A Civil War story that will make you want to read/listen to faster but then hate to see it end. I loved the narrator and the different voices she did for the characters. I loved some of the characters and got mad at others. The horrors of war and the way the mothers and wives missed their men were so real. Taking care of the wounded wasn’t for the weak. I loved that Liberty and Belle were strong women. If Liberty was down she encouraged herself in the Lord. The love story was amazing and facts about Liberty, Belle and Silas were shocking.
An inspiring historical fiction you will want to read if you like reading about war times but yet not all strategy and fighting. This book is so much more.
I received a complimentary audiobook. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Eternity Between Us

  • A Tale of Faith, Espionage, and Impossible Love During the Civil War
  • By: Stephenia H. McGee
  • Narrated by: Eleanor J Caudill
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

After being forced to use a pistol against invaders, Evelyn Mapleton is no longer the timid girl her extended family expects. The more her aunt and cousin resent her new independence, the more Evelyn is determined she'll make her missing father proud by taking up his cause and aiding Confederate soldiers, even if she has to outmaneuver the Yankees guarding her home to do it. Samuel Flynn's life is consumed with two priorities: learning to become a proper guardian for the young orphans he's adopted and obtaining his physicians license.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Civil War Fiction

  • By A+D on 02-02-19

Civil War Story

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

Reviewed: 02-18-19

I have read several of Mrs. McGee’s novels and I was anxiously waiting for this one. I really enjoyed the great narrator that put feeling into her reading. A Civil War story with word descriptions to make you feel like you are there. People on opposite sides of the war and a spy ring. What better story is there? I also loved that the heroine Evelyn was not a wimp. Being a strong woman she did things that a weak lady wouldn’t have done. Now I liked Samuel too because I like a good heart in a man. Lesser men wouldn’t have done some things Samuel did. A good romance, danger, intrigue, faith and hope is in this historical story. If you like Historical Fiction don’t miss this one.
I received a complimentary copy of this book and was not required to write a positive review.

  • This Homeward Journey

  • Heart of the Mountains, Book 5
  • By: Misty M. Beller
  • Narrated by: Leonor A. Woodworth
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16

After her husband’s death, Rachel Gray is finally free from the turmoil his addictions caused. She wants nothing more than a new life with her 12-year-old son. If she can reach her brother in the wilderness of the Canadian territories, they’ll have help to start over in peace. She knows better than to put her life in the hands of another man, but she never expected the Montana mountains to be so treacherous.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Journey Home

  • By April H. on 01-04-19

Adventures

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

Reviewed: 01-15-19

An audiobook narrated by Leonor A. Woodworth which is always great. She makes the story come alive along with Misty M. Beller’s great writing. I loved going along for the trip with Rachel and Seth as they go to the Canadian territories for reasons of their own. Rachel and Seth’s background sure made them an unlikely pair but can they overcome these problems? All kinds of trouble and hardships face them including Indians that they thought might kill them. I loved how she explained so vividly the horses going up the mountains taking their riders to the bottom. Read about the adventures and real life situations about trusting again. Rachel and Seth both have to learn to trust. Seth had to learn to trust that God would help him keep his life changed. Rachel had to learn to trust another man. A great story that I really enjoyed.
I received a free audiobook but was not required to write a positive review. All opinions and views are my own.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Broken Kind of Beautiful: A Novel

  • By: Katie Ganshert
  • Narrated by: Stacey Glemboski
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Fashion is a fickle industry, a frightening fact for 24-year-old model Ivy Clark. Ten years in and she’s learned a sacred truth - appearance is everything. Nobody cares about her broken past as long as she looks beautiful for the camera. This is the only life Ivy knows - so when it starts to unravel, she’ll do anything to hold on. Even if that means moving to the quaint island town of Greenbrier, South Carolina, to be the new face of her stepmother’s bridal wear line - an irony too rich for words, since Ivy is far from the pure bride in white. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely Listen!

  • By Beth on 12-31-18

Forgiveness

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

Reviewed: 12-27-18

My third book by Mrs Katie Ganshert. I listened to the audio and the narrator was great. This story touched me deeply. Davis, Ivy, Sarah and Marilyn will stay in my mind for a long while. All about brokenness and forgiveness of others and yourself. Most of the time we all have to be broken at some point for God to work his healing on our hearts. It’s not all deep because there are some playful moments to lighten the times. Ms Ganshert put words of feeling into this story and I believe it will touch your heart too. I highly recommend this book.
I received this audiobook from the author but I was not required to write a review. All opinions are my own.

  • Gateway to the West

  • Thanksgiving Books & Blessings Collection One, Book 2
  • By: Susette Williams
  • Narrated by: Allyson Voller
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Missouri, 1840: Coming to America was supposed to be a new adventure, a chance for a fresh start in a new country, for Hayley Hunter and her husband. She never dreamed her journey would land her alone in a strange place with nobody she knew. She joins up with a wagon train in the hopes of meeting up with her brother and his family along the trail. Malcom Wheeler knows the hardships and heartbreak families face, but there’s usually safety in numbers, so he runs his own wagon train to try and help people determined to head out west.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A special Story

  • By Dotty on 12-31-18

A Short Story!

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

Reviewed: 12-17-18

This was a great short story and is book 2 of The Thanksgiving and Blessings Collection. The author writes well and the narrator was great. Malcolm on the Organ Trail traveling west, allowed Haley to travel with them against his better judgement. Difficult times ahead and the loss of both Malcolm and Haley pulls them together.
Read about the faith they both have that gives them the will and strength to keep surviving in their world of sorrow. Can they help each other with their grief? If you like Historical Fiction you will enjoy this one.
I received an audiobook from the author but was not required to write a review. All opinions are my own.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Thanksgiving Mail Order Bride

  • Holiday Mail Order Brides, Book Eight
  • By: Kit Morgan
  • Narrated by: Michael Rahhal
  • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

Mercy, Martha, and Maude are at it again! Not only has Martha Tindle sent away for a mail-order bride for her son, Morgan, without telling him, but her cantankerous sister, Eunice, is coming to town for a visit. The three matchmaking meddlers are beside themselves when things don't go as planned, and poor Martha is not only stuck with a son who doesn't want a bride, but a sister who has other ideas of whom he should marry. Then there's the bride herself...Daisy Evers, a woman with a secret she hopes to keep hidden, whether she marries or not.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clean read

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-13-19

Laughed Out Loud!

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

Reviewed: 12-14-18

This audiobook was so enjoyable that I laughed out loud several times. The narrator made it even more humorous with his different voices for the ladies in the town. The book was a wonderful mail-order bride story. Troubles and misunderstanding follows Daisy and Morgan from the first. How could it not with an aunt like Morgan’s? Lol! Never a dull moment!
I can’t remember where I got this audiobook but all opinions and statements are my own.

  • Journey of Grace: A Contemporary Christian Romance

  • Journey of Love, Book 1
  • By: T.K. Chapin
  • Narrated by: Sarah L. Colton
  • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

When Grace Anderson left Newport, Washington, she thought it was for good. But now she's back and trying to start a new life after running away from her abusive husband. Owen McBride never dreamed of finding love again after losing his wife. The dashing Newport High School history teacher had written off love and was solely focused on living a life devoted to God and teaching children. That is, until he met Grace Anderson. Will these two find love in each other's arms? Or will God's will be something completely different?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A story of life...

  • By Rebecca on 03-15-19

Touching Tough Issues

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

A great story touching on several issues that are tough in life. The author did a great job showing each character’s personality and how they dealt with their problems. There are a couple things that don’t have complete closure in the book but I felt the story overall was great.
I received a free copy from audible and was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.