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  • To Have and to Hold

  • Three Autumn Love Stories
  • By: Betsy St. Amant, Katie Ganshert, Becky Wade
  • Narrated by: Kristy Ragland, Crestina Hardie, Julie Carr
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

They've helped orchestrate the perfect day for countless couples. Now 12 new couples will find themselves in the wedding spotlight in the second Year of Weddings novella collection.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Never the Bride! But Wedding Cakes & Cookies She Bakes...

  • By Chris on 10-12-18

Never the Bride! But Wedding Cakes & Cookies She Bakes...

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

Charlotte owns a fine bake shop, known for its wedding cakes, cookies, and treats. With struggling small business and a daughter, she has given up on dating and marriage.... Then a charming and handsome man drops by weekly for cookies for his sweetheart. Charlotte is very attracted. But, is she falling for a taken man?

Great read. Captivating story. Excellent narration. Enjoy!

  • The Kremlin Conspiracy

  • By: Joel C. Rosenberg
  • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
  • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,939
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,779
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,766

Everything he learned to protect the president, he must use to take out theirs. With an American president distracted by growing tensions in North Korea and Iran, an ominous new threat is emerging in Moscow. A czar is rising in the Kremlin, a Russian president feverishly consolidating power, silencing his opposition, and plotting a brazen and lightning-fast military strike that could rupture the NATO alliance and bring Washington and Moscow to the brink of nuclear war. But in his blind spot is the former U.S. Secret Service agent, Marcus Ryker.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding thriller

  • By DIANE M TINKLE on 03-12-18

Exciting Page-Turner

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

Reviewed: 09-29-18

Joel Rosenberg does it again! His timely tale keeps to reader on the edge of their seat! Characters, even those with hard-to-pronounce names jump off the page to tell this well-researched book. Performance gets ten stars, not just five.

  • The Husband's Secret

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,722
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,386
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,401

Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret - something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but a little too much hand-wringing

  • By Regina on 08-18-13

Great Characterization! Definitely a Boho-Style Book!

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

Reviewed: 09-03-18

Each character had personality and were well-developed. But listening to this on Audible kept me mixed up as to relationships one with h another. The performance was very good! In my opinion, this book was not Liane Moriarty’s best.

  • Hometown Girl

  • By: Courtney Walsh
  • Narrated by: Teri Clark Linden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

Beth Whitaker isn't supposed to be a small-town girl. She's always dreamed of leaving Willow Grove, Illinois, for the big city, but she feels trapped, struggling to make up for a mistake that's haunted her for years. Just when Beth is finally ready to break free, her sister impulsively buys a beloved but run-down farm on the outskirts of town, and she begs Beth to help with the restoration. Reluctantly, Beth agrees to help - and puts her own dreams on hold once again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For those women who feel trapped in their back business persona!

  • By Chris on 09-03-18

For those women who feel trapped in their back business persona!

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

Reviewed: 09-03-18

Beth was a young woman who separated her dreams to become the business woman everyone else wanted her to be: perfect. But a business mistake costs her job. How would she find who she really is and what she should become? After missing the point in the first two chapters, I realized that I HAD to find out her path. It kept me turning pages. And I hated to put the book down. Wish I would have read this fictional work - over and over again - when I was a young businesswoman. Do share this highly recommended book with all your working daughters, kin, and friends!!!

  • Saving Ceecee Honeycutt

  • By: Beth Hoffman
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,066
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,649
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,668

Laugh-out-loud funny and deeply touching, Beth Hoffman's sparkling debut is, as Kristin Hannah says, "packed full of Southern charm, strong women, wacky humor, and good old-fashioned heart." It is a novel that explores the indomitable strengths of female friendship and gives us the story of a young girl who loses one mother and finds many others.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Comfort Food For The Soul

  • By Karen on 02-17-10

What a Hoot! This page-turner hit a Ten from me!!!

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

Saving CeeCee Honeycut had all the parts of a great novel. It pulled at my heartstrings as well as had me “rolling on the floor” throughout the book. I could not put it down!
Narration was also a Ten. Don’t miss this book!

  • That Month in Tuscany

  • By: Inglath Cooper
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo, Eric G. Dove, Adam Verner, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 725
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 670
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 666

Ren Sawyer and Lizzy Harper live completely different lives. He's a rock star with a secret he can no longer live with. She's a regular person whose husband stood her up for a long-planned anniversary trip. On a flight across the Atlantic headed for Italy, a drunken pity party and untimely turbulence literally drop Lizzy into Ren's lap. It is the last thing she can imagine ever happening to someone like her. But despite their surface differences, they discover an undeniable pull between them. A pull that leads them both to remember who they had once been before letting themselves be changed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Truly Well-Written Love Story! Don’t Miss Out!

  • By Chris on 08-20-18

A Truly Well-Written Love Story! Don’t Miss Out!

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

You won’t be able to put this book down! The characterization is near-perfect. This is the first time I’ve read the author, Inglath Cooper; but it will not be the last. The story was excellent. The narration was fabulous! A must read!!!

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • An Unforgivable Secret

  • Amish Secrets, Book 1
  • By: J.E.B. Spredemann
  • Narrated by: Lisa Larsen
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84

Hannah has a good life. A beautiful home, a loving husband, and a wonderful Amish community are only a few of her daily blessings. But she has carried a heavy burden for years: a secret that no one must know. When tragedy strikes, her secret threatens to be revealed, jeopardizing everything she's ever loved. Will Hannah be able to face her greatest fear and find God's purpose for her life?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Forgiveness, is it possible?

  • By Cindi on 11-21-13

This page-turner, will keep you thinking, well after the book is finished!

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

Reviewed: 08-15-18

This is a story of a young Amish, unmarried woman who tried who hid a sexual secret...and the mess she made of her life and the lives of others trying to keep it hidden. It’s also a story of repentance, redemption, and hope. Well-written and well-narrated. I recommend!

  • Love Letters

  • A Rose Harbor Novel, Book 3
  • By: Debbie Macomber
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 444
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 399
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 393

In this enchanting novel set at Cedar Cove's cozy Rose Harbor Inn, number-one New York Times best-selling author Debbie Macomber celebrates the power of love - and a well-timed love letter - to inspire hope and mend a broken heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this Series!!!

  • By Frances Sarabia on 08-15-14

Heart Warming and Heart breaking at the same time!

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

Reviewed: 08-15-18

Heart warming and heart breaking, all in this entertaining environment. A young Army widow buys a bead and breakfast on the Washington coast. In a little more than a weekend she is an active participant/observer of the pain and the loving reuniting of her guests. All this helps in her own healing from loss. The story and narration keep you turning the pages. Highly recommended!!!

  • Jimmy Stewart

  • The Truth Behind the Legend
  • By: Michael Munn
  • Narrated by: Mark Whitten
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115

In this definitive biography of one of Hollywood's most beloved stars, Michael Munn reveals the truth behind the diffident, earnest and kindly persona of Jimmy Stewart. Drawn from the author's formal interviews and informal meetings with the star and his friendship with Stewart's wife, Gloria, is this portrait of a man who came from the Presbyterian traditions of Pennsylvania to become one of the silver screen's enduring legends.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining and very informative

  • By Harry Boyle on 09-22-13

An excellent depiction of Jimmy Stewart

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

Reviewed: 07-14-18

A hallmark of a nonfiction book or a biography is that it reads like fiction. This wonderful portrayal of actor Jimmy Stewart reads as if it was the fictional account of his life. The story is intimate. I could not stop reading it every minute I could spare. And, the narration was near perfect I highly recommend this book!

  • Dreams of Falling

  • By: Karen White
  • Narrated by: Shannon McManus, Cassandra Campbell, Susan Larkin
  • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 499
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 494

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Night the Lights Went Out comes a stunning new novel. Author Karen White crafts evocative relationships in this new contemporary women's fiction novel about best friends who share a devastating secret, set in the Lowcountry of South Carolina.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite Karen White-friends, family, secrets and love

  • By Haveenoughstuff on 06-07-18

Beautiful Story - Outstanding Writing

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

Reviewed: 07-01-18

Dreams of Falling steps up into those few books making ‭(361) 557-7443 up “My Favorites of All Time.”
Some times I re-read a book after months or years, but with this novel I read it, then reread it, then reread it again. All immediately after each read. Characters are lifelike. The story beautifully crafted. The message healing. Don’t miss this book!