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Carolyn G. Manuel

TX, USA
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  • Sweet Tea and Secrets

  • An Adams Grove Novel, Book 1
  • By: Nancy Naigle
  • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 233
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 210

Not much happens in Adams Grove, Virginia, where the worst crime to hit the small town in a decade was hunters bagging too many deer. So when word gets out about a break-in over at Pearl Clemmons’s place, the townsfolk go on high alert, locking their doors and firing up the rumor mill. Pearl’s granddaughter Jill certainly has enough on her plate, what with tending to Pearl’s estate and coming face-to-face with sexier-than-sin Garrett Malloy. Also known as: The Man Who Broke Her Heart.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator is awful

  • By Lynne H on 06-30-15

A Sweet Romance in the South

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

Reviewed: 01-12-19

Garrett had given Jill a ring when they were kids. When her Grandmother Pearl dies and leaves everything to both of them, Jill is forced to rethink her future. A second chance maybe the only one they’ll have. Great performance. Recommend.

  • If I Only Knew

  • By: Corinne Michaels
  • Narrated by: Sophie Eastlake, Shane East
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,371
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,279
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,275

My life was perfect - until a shocking tragedy pulled the rug out from underneath me. My children were left without a father. I was without a husband and a provider. Instead of wallowing in my grief, I buried myself in my work at Dovetail Enterprises. Landing the promotion as the CEO’s right hand was exactly what I needed. Getting saddled with Milo Huxley as an assistant is exactly the opposite. I can’t stand him. He’s arrogant, irresponsible, and out for my job. As if that’s not bad enough, he has to be devastatingly sexy, and have a posh English accent that makes me squirm on top of it all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This was great!..except one thing

  • By Donna Smith McG on 11-12-18

No Woman Can Resist A British Accent

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

Reviewed: 01-04-19

Sophie and Shane are perfect for this romance. They performed each character brilliantly. Marvelous story of family and finding love and happiness. Highly recommend.

  • Bittersweet

  • By: Nevada Barr
  • Narrated by: Linda Stephens
  • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 322
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 154

Best-selling author Nevada Barr delights contemporary mystery fans with novels like Deep South and Blood Lure. In Bittersweet, she departs the mystery genre for a touching story of hardship, perseverance, and love in the old West.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Perfect Title for a Lovely Book

  • By Louella Eastwood on 10-06-07

A Story of Strength and Faithful Love

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

Reviewed: 01-02-19

A school teacher and her student struggle with the love that grows between them. A magnificent telling of how two pioneering women moved west to find a haven and a life together. Stirring performance that weaves it’s path through the struggles and successes of their lives. Marvelous author. Recommend.

  • Thirty Day Boyfriend

  • By: Whitney G.
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon, Zachary Webber
  • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,421
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,323
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,321

Thirty days ago, my boss, Mr. Wolf of Wall Street, came to me with an offer I couldn't refuse: Sign my name on the dotted line and pretend to be his fiancée for one month. If I agreed, he would let me out of my employment contract with a "very generous" severance package. The rules were pretty simple: No intimate kissing, no actual sex. Just pretend to love each other for the press, even though I've secretly wanted to knock that sexy smirk off his face since the first day we met.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4.5 Too Short Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 04-25-18

A Marvelous Rotten Boss and Executive Assistant Romance

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

Reviewed: 12-27-18

Emily hates her job and wants desperately to get out of the last two years of her contract. Nicholas Wolf, the worlds most impossible boss, is desperate to close a 5 billion dollar buyout deal. He offers Emily Money and cancellation of the employment contract if she’ll pretend to be his fiancée for thirty days. It’s a wacky wild run for the two of them. Wonderful performance. Recommend.

  • The Scent of Jasmine

  • By: Lila Bruce
  • Narrated by: Essie Heart
  • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

Four years ago, Jessica Taylor thought she was ready to leave small town living behind and headed west. Now she's back in Cedar Creek, a little older, a lot wiser, and ready to live the quiet life for a while. It's been eight months since her fiancée walked out and shattered Grace Donnelly's dreams of a happily ever after. Her friends tell her it's time to start living again, but the breakup with Emma was still just too raw for Grace to wash her hands and move on. After a chance meeting at her brother's bakery, Jessica finds herself unable to get Grace off of mind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Designer Romance

  • By Carolyn G. Manuel on 12-27-18

A Designer Romance

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

Reviewed: 12-27-18

Jessica returns home to restore her Grandmothers house and live near her family. Grace works with her two best friends in a design business. Can Grace get past the broken dreams of her fiancée leaving and breaking up via text message? Is the sizzle between the real? A fast and fun story and performance. Recommend.

  • Wanderlust

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage, Grace Grant
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,661
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,520
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,518

They say Paris is always a good idea.... You know what I say? Paris would be a much better idea if I spoke the dang language. I can't even board the metro to visit the Louvre without ending up at the Moulin Rouge, and let's not even mention how I'll ever make it through a day at my new office. Fortunately my company hooks me up with my own personal translator. Ooh la la. Or should I say bloody hell? Because he's charming, witty, and British, and he brings the city to life for me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My new favorite narrator

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-09-18

A Masterpiece of Love in Paris

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

Reviewed: 12-27-18

This audio book is a walking tour of Paris and her secrets. I want to experience the city and the ambiance of its nooks and crannies. Richard Armitage and Grace Grant have the perfect vibes and voices for the story, romance and exuberance of a life and love well lived. Strongly recommend.

  • Falling Slowly

  • By: Lila Bruce
  • Narrated by: Lynn Devereux
  • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98

Wounded in Afghanistan when the helicopter she is piloting goes down under enemy fire, Captain Quinn Briscoe is struggling to rebuild her life. Facing not only a disfiguring injury, but a medical discharge and the end of a serious relationship, Quinn increasingly shuts herself - and her heart - off from the rest of the world. Her first meeting with lovely, self-confident and successful business owner Alison Jenkins is disastrous, and Quinn feels an instant antipathy for the woman, along with an undeniable attraction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Simple but Nice Story

  • By CLo on 06-22-16

Love Comes Quietly

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

Reviewed: 12-20-18

Quinn returns from Afghanistan severely injured. Her sister is trying to start a business and needs help getting to Atlanta to place her handcrafted purses and bags. Quinn offers to fly the boutique owner to her sisters wedding rehearsal to help her juggle commitments. This leads to spending a weekend together and finding a spark between them. Marvelous story and performance. Recommend.

  • Love and Danger

  • The Summer Sisters, Book 4
  • By: Jean Oram
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Moyen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

A believer in the power of love and destiny, Daphne figures fate must have a major wicked streak for sending her polar opposite - Evander, a well-armed bodyguard - into her life. She doesn't need or want him or his military ways seeping into her world. She has a life to live, a daughter to raise, and a family cottage to save in less than two weeks. The last thing she needs is to get involved with another Mr. Wrong. But the steely-eyed former military hunk refuses to leave her side, especially after a confrontation with the enemy, who has been stirred up by her sisters, ends in threats.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nymph Island is Magical

  • By Carolyn G. Manuel on 12-20-18

Nymph Island is Magical

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

Reviewed: 12-20-18

The Summer Sisters own an island that gives them their perfect mate. When Daphne Summer is a single mother with a “sprite” for a daughter. Eva Dee de la Fosse is a body guard who enters their lives when an environmental battle ignited death threats. Can a man of war and a hippie find a way to live with each other and save an island. Recommend.

  • Not Always Happenstance

  • Power of the Matchmaker
  • By: Rachael Anderson
  • Narrated by: Em Eldridge
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111

Lani has lived in Hana, Hawaii, for five years. She's learned to surf, fish, dive, and manage her grandmother's bed and breakfast. She's also learned to take one day at a time the way it should be taken - relaxed and unrushed, savoring every moment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clean Romance at its best!

  • By Heather S Johnson on 04-15-16

It Hurts to Say Goodbye

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

Lani comes to Hana, Hawaii to help her Grandmother get through knee surgery and to help run her B&B. Then life gets complicated and she must decide to trust or run. Which will it be? Wonderful romance of Hawaii and great performance. Recommend.

  • A Perfect Fit

  • A DiCarlo Brides Novel, Book 1
  • By: Heather Tullis
  • Narrated by: Valerie Gilbert
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 70

Cami DiCarlo doesn't agree with her father that her life has been stuck in a rut, so she is not happy when he forces her hand into heading up guest services at his newest five-star hotel. The fact that he unveils the existence of four half-sisters at the same time, and insists that they live together while they launch the new resort, only makes things worse.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What makes a family.

  • By Isha Coleman on 08-08-17

Sisters Meet at Father’s Furneal

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

Reviewed: 11-02-18

Cami and Lana DiCarlo met four half-sisters at the reading of their father’s will. Cami had no idea that her father had cheated on her mother. She doesn’t know if she’ll ever forgive him. Good performance. Recommend.