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  • Connie

  • The Daughters of Allamont Hall, Book 3
  • By: Mary Kingswood
  • Narrated by: Joanna Stephens
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Connie’s older sisters have managed to find husbands, but now it’s her turn, and she is not sure she wants to marry at all. Having only just escaped her late father’s restrictive regime, she’s reluctant to surrender her freedom to another man just yet. If only she could find one who would fall so adoringly in love that he would do anything for her. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Delight!

  • By Zena on 12-03-18

A Delight!

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

Oh Connie, you are such a chump! This young lady took offense at the way she was propose to and .... You'll have to read this delightful story to find out for yourself what happens.
Mary Kingswood has written another delightful story in this series and Joanna Stephens narrated it to perfection.
Loved the characters, their strengths and their weaknesses, loved the story and the suspense as it unravelled. Just enjoyed it thoroughly and hope you choose to either read it or listen to the audiobook as I did.
I received a free copy of the audiobook from the author and the review above is unbiased and voluntarily given.

  • Wanted: Horse Breeder

  • Silverpines, Book 2
  • By: Barbara Goss
  • Narrated by: Courtney Holly
  • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21

A silver-mine cave-in and lumber-camp mudslide caused a shortage of young men in town. Women were saddled with running businesses and ranches alone. Laura Bennett, owner of White Oaks ranch, sends for a mail-order husband. Max Winters lost the love of his life, Catherine, to another man, so he decides to answer Laura's ad. He travels to Silverpines and is met with a beautiful bride and her adorable daughter, but also many trials and setbacks. Will they overcome the tribulations and truly fall in love even after Catherine shows up as a widow?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful performance!

  • By Sandra Sewell White on 09-10-18

Perfect!

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

(Smile) loved this story and loved the narration!
What is clearly shown is that it is human to err and that we are not at all perfect, but, having messed up, if one takes responsibility for our deeds or lack of them, then life and love can adjust for the betterment of all concerned.
This is what both Laura and Max had to find out and they quickly learned from their mistakes. I loved their faith, honesty and beliefs.
Also, you can't help but love Laura's 4-year o,d daughter. She is just sooo very cute.
Altogether, a beautiful, clean western romance with a happily every after and tI am happy to recommend it.
I listened to the audiobook version and my review above is unbiased and given voluntarily.

  • The Withering Palace

  • By: Alexia Purdy
  • Narrated by: Lillian Yves
  • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Untold darkness rules the Unseelie realm of the Land of Faerie. Hidden in this vast area, Aveta, the future queen of the Unseelie Army, perfects her gifts over lifetimes. Learning that magic isn't the only way to manipulate the world around her, this naive girl grows into a woman of strength and cunning, ultimately becoming one of the most feared leaders in Faerie.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent! Dark Prophecy, faery princess, forbidden love and an Evil Queen

  • By sherry Christenson on 02-22-17

I enjoyed it!

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

This is a novella of the use and misuse of power, of magic, mystery, love and trust and where a young faerie, Aveta, must practice her skills and magic and fight to survive until she can become queen.
It is not the usual type of story that I read or listen but surprise, surprise - I enjoyed it!
I listened to the audio version which is narrated by Lillian Yves who brought this story to life for me and I am quite happy to recommend it.
My review above is given voluntarily and is unbiased.

  • North

  • History Interrupted Series, Book 3
  • By: Lizzy Ford
  • Narrated by: Lillian Yves
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23

Josie Jackson is whisked further into the past, to the era of Vikings and the (almost) eternal winters of Norway. Carter, the mastermind behind her foray through time, reveals that she'll be remaining there for six years - assuming she survives the first winter. To complicate matters, Josie has an unexpected health condition, one that threatens her life more than the frigid cold, Viking raids, and wild animals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I really hope this series continues!

  • By TU on 11-19-18

Outstanding Story!

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

Reviewed: 09-29-18

What a story! What an amazingly unexpected climax!
Lizzy Ford, you astound me!
Lillian Yves, your voice-acting in the audio version is amazing!
I loved this story from beginning to end and cannot imagine what the fourth one will be about. Each of the first three stories has held me enthralled and kept me there - as if I were in the tale experiencing it for myself.
If you have taken the time to read my review/s, then do yourself a favor and read or listen to these stories. Believe me, it is worth the effort!
I listened to an audiobook version supplied by the narrator and this is my voluntary and unbiased review of it.

  • Drenched with a Duke

  • Ravishing Regencies, Book 2
  • By: Emily Murdoch
  • Narrated by: Verity Burns
  • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Alexander, the Duke of Caershire, wasn't expecting to drag a half-drowned woman from the Thames, but there seems little to do but help the bedraggled woman home. Teresa Metcalfe, courtesan to the rich and famous, knows a fool when she sees one, but her instincts to rob him melt away, as she discovers just why he was walking the docks that night. As the night continues, and time forces honesty from their lips, will Alexander relinquish the reputation that he has worked so hard to maintain?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Breath taking romance

  • By S Clark on 11-15-18

Clever story

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

Reviewed: 08-26-18

This is a very interesting and clever love story about two people from totally different walks of life who meet under a most unusual situation and who discover that by good communication they are able to find trust and love together.
I love the different strengths of character of both main characters and also the gentle and almost innocent portrayal of Alexander which is quite novel. Teresa is more forceful and more confident and both of them are quite likable.
I am very happy to recommend this entertaining story and hope you enjoy it as much as I have.
I originally read an Advance Reader's Copy of the ebook and have now also listened to the Audiobook which is equally as good and beautifully read by Verity Burns.
The above is my voluntary and unbiased review.

  • Dare to Dream

  • Carolina Beach Series, Book 1
  • By: C.A. Harms
  • Narrated by: Lillian Yves
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 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

After the sudden death of his wife two years ago, Darren Griffin has finally found peace. He has a good life, good job, two daughters he’d do anything for, and a beautiful home on the beach. Greer Monroe is grieving the loss of her father. It’s the final rung on the broken ladder that’s become her life - crappy job, no friends, and a cheating ex-boyfriend. At the insistence of her aunt, Greer decides to spend some time at her family’s beach house. When the glee-filled sound of children’s laughter dances through the breeze, Greer finds herself smiling again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story!

  • By Jan M on 08-23-18

Wow!

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

Reviewed: 08-12-18

Wow! A really amazing story. Beautifully written by C.A. Harms and brilliantly narrated by Lilian Yves.
I loved the vibes given off by Darren and Greer and his gentle yet firm handling of her, driving away her fears and supporting her so that their love had a chance. I also loved the way Greer took to his little girls. It was such a natural action on her behalf and very endearing.
Those two little girls of his were just the cutest little things.
The story is told alternately by Darren and Greer and I found it very interesting to find out what was going on from each of their viewpoints.
There were moments when I actually cried and others when I laughed like crazy and I am quite happy to recommend this book and the audiobook as I thoroughly enjoyed the story and the clever narrating of it.
I listened to the audiobook version and my unbiased review as above is given voluntarily.

  • The Redemption of a Rogue

  • Dark Regency, Book 2
  • By: Chasity Bowlin
  • Narrated by: Lillian Yves
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

Lord Michael Sutherland, Viscount Ellersleigh, is infamous among the ton for his powers of seduction and his prowess as a lover. Running from his own ennui and a lover who fancies herself his future wife, Michael retreats to the country and a crumbling, haunted castle won in a game of chance...a castle occupied by an innocent and oh-so-tempting young woman, Miss Abbigail Barrows. But country life proves to be anything but quiet. At a debauched house party, Michael finds himself confronted with an unfortunate quandary: Marry Abbigail, an innocent, or hang for murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Michael and Abigail

  • By LeMiliere on 10-02-18

Enthralling

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

Reviewed: 07-30-18

I originally read the ebooks as part of a box set of this series and reviewed these on 1st January 2018 on my usual platforms.
I was recently asked if I would like to listen to the audiobook of the second story and because I had enjoyed the books so much I agreed to do this.
This is what I now have to say about this story:
Chasity Bowlin knows just how to combine a regency romance with a bit of heat, mystery, murder, good guys, bad guys and a bit of the occult or witches or special abilities thrown in.
This particular story is a stand-alone but the people involved in all three of the books that I read are close friends and/or siblings and they really care for and look after each other. This is really made clear in each story.
Lillian Yves narrated in her usual splendid way which makes the story even more interesting and entertaining.
These two talented people make a great team and I am happy to recommend both the ebook and the audiobook which I thoroughly enjoyed.
I received an advance copy of the audio and this has been my voluntary and unbiased review of it.

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  • Lost with a Lord

  • Ravishing Regencies, Book 1
  • By: Emily Murdoch
  • Narrated by: Verity Burns
  • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Lord George Northmere is tired of his lonely existence and takes the radical decision to go against the ton and society's rules and seek out comfort. But in all his 30 years, he has never met anyone quite like the fiery Italian Miss Florence Capria. After a riot forces them to take shelter for the night in an intimate small room, can Lord George ignore the growing passion Miss Capria is igniting in his once-cold heart? Will being lost with a lord change Florence's destiny forever? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent audio book!

  • By BookAddict'sReviews on 08-06-18

A good start to a new series

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

Reviewed: 07-23-18

A good start to a new series
I originally read the ebook in May 2018 and even though I thought it was a great read which read easily and kept me glued to the pages throughout, the narration by Verity Burns enhances and enriches this story.
I found this book quite different from Emily Murdoch's others and it definitely has more friskiness written into it.
I loved that Florence Capria was such a strong character and ensured that she got what she wanted from George. I guess some guys need a gentle shove in the right direction from time to time (LOL!)
I am quite happy to recommend both the ebook and the audiobook versions which will hold your attention and entertain you too.

  • East

  • History Interrupted, Book 2
  • By: Lizzy Ford
  • Narrated by: Lillian Yves
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Josie Jackson has been stranded in the past. When a Mongol warrior named Batu becomes her protector and guide, she can't decide if she's better off with him or alone. Strong, brave, loyal, and quick to both laugh and kill, Batu and his world initially baffle her. With nowhere else to turn and no other option, Josie takes a chance to find happiness in the beautiful yet dangerous steppes of 13th century Mongolia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • east

  • By B. Weaver on 07-22-18

Exciting

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

Reviewed: 07-06-18

I really never expected the final twist in this story. It totally threw me!
The story itself is engrossingly brilliant and a 'page-turner' of note.
Lizzy Ford certainly knows how to spin a tail and she does so in an easy and well plotted way with well thought out characters who come to life in the telling of this story.
Lillian Yves, the narrator, enhances it with her interesting rendition of 'East' and I loved the effortless voice changes that identify each character.
This is the second book in the series and I am very happy to recommend it as and exciting and entertaining stand-alone that held my attention and kept me entertained throughout.
I listened to an audiobook supplied by the narrator and this is my voluntary and unbiased review of it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Cowboy Daddies: Two Western Romances

  • By: Amelia Smarts, Jane Henry
  • Narrated by: Ken Solin
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Eighteen-year-old orphan Abigail Jones has been doing her best to survive while also saving money to put her younger sister through college one day, but when she takes up residence in an abandoned bunkhouse at a ranch she quickly ends up in trouble with the ranch's owner. After he catches Abigail trespassing, Clay Ashton scolds her thoroughly. He also makes it clear that she'll be coming back to his house for a proper meal, whether she likes it or not, and when the beautiful, sassy girl refuses to accept his charity he doesn't hesitate to take her over his knee for a sound spanking.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can Daddy’s discipline and cuddles lead to trust and love?

  • By Jessica N on 08-18-18

A tale of two sisters

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

Reviewed: 06-26-18

These are 2 short stories about heavy handed males and submissive young ladies and each story is written by a different author.
The first one tells about the romancing of Clay and Abby and the second about Shane and Daisy. Abby and Daisy are sisters. Clay is the ranch owner and Shane is his Foreman.
Spanking is used on these girls in order to tame their lying or omission of data.
Both books are have interesting stories and if spanking is your thing then these books should interest you.
Ken Solin has an good voice with a husky, slow drawl that lends itself to these stories.
I received an audiobook version from the authors and this is my voluntary and unbiased review of them.