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  • The Valley

  • The Valley Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Helen Bryan
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 21 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 459
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 403
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 404

Left suddenly penniless, the Honorable Sophia Grafton, a viscount's orphaned daughter, sails to the New World to claim the only property left to her name: a tobacco plantation in the remote wilds of colonial Virginia. Enlisting the reluctant assistance of a handsome young French spy - at gunpoint - she gathers an unlikely group of escaped slaves and indentured servants, each seeking their own safe haven in the untamed New World.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Favorite Author

  • By Holly Laddusaw on 08-29-16

The valley

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-09-18

Great book it shows us how the whites and blacks lived among each other how slavery and freedom of slaves affected world 🌎

  • Victoria Crossing

  • By: Michael Wallace
  • Narrated by: Rosemary Benson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 257
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 232

Driven from Ireland during the potato famine, Protestant Victoria MacPherson and Catholic Maeve O'Reilly find themselves thrown together aboard a Manhattan-bound ship. After a treacherous journey, they arrive in New York City in 1851, with only a small purse of silver and the promise that Maeve's brother will find them there. But when he doesn't show, the girls are quickly conned out of their savings by a smooth-talking scam artist, leaving the two destitute in the tenements of Lower Manhattan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By B.H. on 07-30-16

Victoria crossing

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-16-18

This book was good read it opened your eyes to what emigrants went thru by coming to america

  • Amy Snow

  • A Novel
  • By: Tracy Rees
  • Narrated by: Melody Grove
  • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,249
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,997
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,999

It is 1831 when eight-year-old Aurelia Vennaway finds a naked baby girl abandoned in the snow on the grounds of her aristocratic family's magnificent mansion. Her parents are horrified that she has brought a bastard foundling into the house, but Aurelia convinces them to keep the baby, whom she names Amy Snow. Amy is brought up as a second-class citizen, but she and Aurelia are as close as sisters. When Aurelia dies at the age of 23, she leaves Amy 10 pounds. But Aurelia also left her much more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't miss out on this one.

  • By laurie eller on 01-24-17

Amy snow

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-18

This book kept you in story to see where her next adventure was it was a good read

  • Blue

  • A Novel
  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,039
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,037

Ginny Carter was once a rising star in TV news, married to a top anchorman, with a three-year-old son and a full and happy life in Beverly Hills - until her whole world dissolved in a single instant on the freeway two days before Christmas. In the aftermath, she pieces her life back together and tries to find meaning in her existence as a human rights worker in the worst areas around the globe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Striaght to the heart story telling.

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-25-16

Biue

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-23-18

Great book Daniel steel has way keeping you in story
And I give it five

  • The Promise of Dawn

  • By: Lauraine Snelling
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

When Signe, her husband, Rune, and their three boys arrive in Minnesota from Norway to help a relative clear his land of lumber, they dream of owning their own farm and building a life in the New World. But Uncle Einar and Aunt Gird are hard, demanding people, and Signe and her family soon find themselves worked nearly to the bone in order to repay the cost of their voyage. At this rate they will never have land or a life of their own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Promise of Dawn

  • By Beth Hixon on 08-07-17

The promise of dawn

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-27-18

Great book I loved how no matter how hard it was they got thru it

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  • The Shepherdess of Siena

  • A Novel of Renaissance Tuscany
  • By: Linda Lafferty
  • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153

Raised by her aunt and uncle amidst the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside, young orphan Virginia Tacci has always harbored a deep love for horses - though she knows she may never have the chance to ride. As a shepherdess in sixteenth-century Italy, Virginia's possibilities are doubly limited by her peasant class and her gender.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Stolid narrative; mystifying narration choices

  • By Kimberlyn M. on 07-03-15

excellent

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

Reviewed: 08-07-16

this book was a very good book I am not use to reading of this era I loved how it was presented in time and how it mad yu feel yu were there

  • In His Eyes

  • Blemished Brides, Book 1
  • By: Peggy L. Henderson
  • Narrated by: Cody Roberts
  • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 346
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 323

Carefree and strong-willed, Katherine Montgomery is the daughter of a successful Montana horse rancher. When a tragic accident claims her father's life, Katherine is left to deal with an overbearing mother whose agenda does not include a young daughter. Fate deals her another devastating blow, leaving her to face an uncertain future far away from everything and everyone she's loved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully Written And Beautifully Narrated!

  • By Arlene Judy Esposito on 05-01-15

good

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

Reviewed: 08-07-16

it was read good the book itself was good,characters and landscape was well produced in story

  • The Moonlight Palace

  • By: Liz Rosenberg
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 127
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 110

Agnes Hussein, descendant of the last sultan of Singapore and the last surviving member of her immediate family, has grown up among her eccentric relatives in the crumbling Kampong Glam palace, a once-opulent relic given to her family in exchange for handing over Singapore to the British. Now Agnes is seventeen and her family has fallen into genteel poverty, surviving on her grandfather’s pension and the meager income they receive from a varied cast of boarders.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Short Enchanting Listen

  • By Debbie on 10-09-14

terrific loved it it kept yu in story time line

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

Reviewed: 08-07-16

it was read very good for time explaining of country side kept you interested great