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Rita Rae

St. Paul, MN, US
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  • Voyage of the Heart

  • By: Soraya Lane
  • Narrated by: Karen Peakes
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,027
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 916
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 915

1945: Along with hundreds of other war brides, Betty, Madeline, Alice, and June set sail for New York to be with the men they love. In the days they spend at sea, the four young women become firm friends and vow to stay in touch no matter what their new lives bring. Life in a new country comes with many challenges, but Betty, Madeline, Alice, and June didn't move half way across the world to give up without a fight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not just for women

  • By Loren on 08-10-15

Heart-warming tale of Four War Brides and Love.

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

Reviewed: 02-02-19

A pleasant experience of glimpsing love through four different ladies who find friendship on a ship heading to America. Refreshing.

  • Secrets She Kept

  • By: Cathy Gohlke
  • Narrated by: Morgan Hallett, Suzy Jackson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 443
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 408
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 404

All her life, Hannah Sterling longed for a close relationship with her estranged mother. Following Lieselotte's death, Hannah determines to unlock the secrets of her mother's mysterious past and is shocked to discover a grandfather living in Germany. Thirty years earlier, Lieselotte's father is quickly ascending the ranks of the Nazi party, and a proper marriage for his daughter could help advance his career.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What happened the last 28 minutes???

  • By M. Ryder on 07-06-17

Excellent and Gripping WW II account of Courage.

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

Reviewed: 01-30-19

Leeza Lotta, a remarkable teenage girl living during WW II risks her life, amidst family betrayal, yet clings to Love.

  • The Color of Heaven

  • By: Julianne MacLean
  • Narrated by: Jennifer O'Donnell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,000
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 898
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 892

A deeply emotional tale about Sophie Duncan, a successful columnist whose world falls apart after her daughter's unexpected illness and her husband's shocking affair. When it seems nothing else could possibly go wrong, her car skids off an icy road and plunges into a frozen lake. There, in the cold, dark depths of the water a profound and extraordinary experience unlocks the surprising secrets from Sophie's past, and teaches her what it means to truly live...and love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Probably one of the best books I've read

  • By Cindy on 01-25-14

Truly Remarkable!

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

Reviewed: 01-26-19

A Heart-rending expression of the many faces and forces of love. This story completely blew me away. Truly remarkable!

  • Return to Tradd Street

  • By: Karen White
  • Narrated by: Aimée Bruneau
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,272
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,161

Facing her future as a single mother, psychic Realtor Melanie Middleton is determined to be strong and leave her past with writer Jack Trenholm behind her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Where is the next?

  • By Susan on 03-31-15

Wonderfully inspiring, reminding us to love.

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

Reviewed: 01-24-19

Great characters. Intriguing mystery. Surprises and suspense, that all comes together in the end, just like a great book should!

  • Heart of the Druid Laird

  • By: Barbara Longley
  • Narrated by: Chloe Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 198
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 176

Cursed with immortality, Dermot MacKay craves death. To lift the faerie curse placed upon him and his men over 1,600 years ago, he must return the soul of his reincarnated wife to the exact place and time of her murder. But her soul is currently residing in the very modern Sidney St. George - and first he has to convince her to accompany him to Scotland.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Feel good story - highly recommend!

  • By Sarah on 05-03-12

Story dragged along. Heroine always whining.

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

Reviewed: 01-22-19

I'm tired of characters in books not trusting their hearts, fearing love, and treating their beloved with angst and snobbery.

  • The Strangers On Montagu Street

  • By: Karen White
  • Narrated by: Aimée Bruneau
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,095

The Strangers On Montagu Street, the third in Karen White's enchanting series, follows up on the The House On Tradd Street and The Girl On Legare Street. Psychic realtor Melanie Middleton is still restoring her Charleston house and doesn't expect to have a new houseguest, a teen girl named Nola. But the girl didn't come alone, and the spirits that accompanied Nola don't seem willing to leave.... Karen White, author of ten award-winning novels, is a graduate of Tulane University....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best so far!

  • By T. Arcangel on 03-31-12

Great series with characters to love.

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

Reviewed: 01-19-19

Melanie, or endearingly called "Melly" is able to see and communicate with ghosts, both good and bad. Adventure, Mystery, Romance.

  • Slave, Warrior, Queen

  • Of Crowns and Glory, Book 1
  • By: Morgan Rice
  • Narrated by: Wayne Farrell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

Seventeen year old Ceres, a beautiful, poor girl in the Empire city of Delos, lives the harsh and unforgiving life of a commoner. By day she delivers her father's forged weapons to the palace training grounds, and by night she secretly trains with them, yearning to be a warrior in a land where girls are forbidden to fight. With her pending sale to slavehood, she is desperate.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mixed Review

  • By Rita Rae on 01-10-19

Mixed Review

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

Reviewed: 01-10-19

Engaging and well-written beginning, but the ending fell apart. Character inconsistency mars the credulity of the story line. Disappointing.

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  • The Girl on Legare Street

  • By: Karen White
  • Narrated by: Aimée Bruneau
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,259
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,085
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,078

A this sequel to The House on Tradd Street. When Melanie Middleton was seven years old, her mother, Ginnette, left home, abandoning her husband and her daughter. Now, nearly 33 years later, Ginnette has returned to Charleston, South Carolina, to confront her past and make amends with the daughter she left behind. Melanie is less than thrilled when her mother reappears in her life and asks for her help in buying back the family home.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Believable Paranormal Ghostly Story

  • By Kathy on 01-28-10

Loved the Mystery! Better than Book 1!

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

Reviewed: 01-08-19

Intricate mystery involving an old journal, turn of the century portraits of young girls, and matching monogrammed heart-shaped lockets.

  • The Messenger

  • Mortal Beloved Romance, Book 1
  • By: Pamela DuMond
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Semida
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10

Madeline falls in love with Samuel when she accidentally time travels hundreds of years into the past. Their relationship is forbidden. Samuel's half Native and Madeline's white. Every rendezvous they share must be secret. If discovered they could be brutally punished. But Madeline's traveled to the past not only to fall in love, but also to claim her birth right as a Messenger, a soul who can slip through time's fabric, delivering messages that change one life, or save many.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Time travel blended with young love.

  • By Rita Rae on 12-30-18

Time travel blended with young love.

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

Reviewed: 12-30-18

Plot didn't satisfy me. Adventure could have been extended, while cropping more mundane details. Lack-luster delivery. Minimal character distinction.

  • Second Glance

  • A Novel
  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 16 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 583
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 523
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 518

An intricate tale of love, haunting memories, and renewal, Second Glance begins in current-day Vermont, where an old man puts a piece of land up for sale and unintentionally raises protest from the local Abenaki Indian tribe, who insist it's a burial ground. When odd, supernatural events plague the town of Comtosook, a ghost hunter is hired by the developer to help convince the residents that there's nothing spiritual about the property.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Almost like reading Stephen King

  • By LC on 07-28-16

Multi-layered Drama of Love and Loss.

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

Reviewed: 12-25-18

This story reflects the interconnectedness of past and present, love and loss. Yet, the ending didn't "work" for me. Sigh.