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  • Heart of Eden

  • By: Caroline Fyffe
  • Narrated by: Scott Merriman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179

Raised by guardians in Philadelphia, the Brinkman sisters have suddenly been bequeathed more than the truth about their late, estranged father - they've also inherited the Five Sisters Ranch, the dynasty he'd built for them in Eden, Colorado. It's theirs on one condition: to claim it, they must live on it for six months - a wilderness worlds away from the comforts of the city. For Belle Brinkman, her father's last wish could fulfill a dream she never knew she had.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heart of Eden

  • By Seaside Or reader-marshall on 04-18-18

Sisterly love, unknown dangers, romance abounds

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

Reviewed: 01-28-18

 have been looking forward to this new series and characters for a while now and I was not disappointed. Caroline Fyffe has once again created a setting that is so vivid and descriptive I could see myself sitting atop a horse looking over the vast valleys and cattle. New characters became almost instant family while reading. Their heartaches, fears, strengths and surprises were heartfelt and so real that I had to keep reading to find out more. The mystery that was kept up throughout was perfect. I had no clue and was completely surprised which is hard to do.

Five sisters away from their father their whole lives. Across the country they travel for the reading of his will. Along with Blake, the right hand man of their father for years and years. But trust doesn't come easy, especially when things come out that shatter the girls and make Blake feel a sense of pity for their plight. Now with a decision to stay for a while in Eden and the ranch things must be learned and taught. But danger abounds and with fear pushing at the girls will they leave and take from the ranch or will they stick it out? 

Belle is headstrong and feisty. But also tenderhearted. She has to be strong for her sisters but in those quiet times with just her and Blake his memories of her father consume her. How could they have not known?? And what are these feelings she keeps feeling for Blake? She's practically engaged to Lesley. As the dangers escalate and fears become more, will they be able to work through all the misunderstanding and find their true hearts in Eden?

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  • Texas Lonesome

  • McCutcheon Family Series, Book 8
  • By: Caroline Fyffe
  • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 148

Dustin McCutcheon gets the surprise of his life when he comes face-to-face with Sidney Calhoun, the spitfire offspring of his father's worst adversary. The whole of Texas knows that McCutcheons and Calhouns just don't mix. Period. Yet Dustin is drawn to Sidney. The stirrings of attraction she brings out leave him with a serious decision to make: break the hearts of his family - or break his own. Neither choice is palatable....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Series....

  • By Brandy Blackerby on 05-02-16

Love beyond the feud!!

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

Reviewed: 11-28-17

Once again Caroline Fyffe has written a story that just can't be put down. I love the McCutcheons and this one is no exception. The Texas branch of the family has its own problems and this newest one sets two feuding families together. With Dustin's sense of humor and Sidney's sassy spirit they are just so much fun to read!!

Dustin and his family have one of the biggest ranches in Texas. While in San Antonio to testify for a friend, Dustin meets just about the prettiest girl he's ever seen. Upon learning who she is though he must rein in his thoughts and try to deny his attraction to her.

Sidney Calhoun has once again come to bail her brother out. But the judge has other things in mind. Blaming the McCutcheon's for their father almost dying years ago, the families can hardly stand each other. Throwing the Calhouns and McCutcheons together is like mixing fire and gasoline. Feuding for years, she doesn't know how this will work but refuses to leave her brother in their hands. But her attraction to Dustin is bringing about a whole other set of problems.

Will these two ever come together or will their families feud blind their hearts to what could be? And will a secret kept for many, many years destroy a family for good??
One of Caroline's best yet!! Cannot wait for more of the McCutcheons!!

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  • Montana Promise

  • McCutcheon Family Series, Book 10
  • By: Caroline Fyffe
  • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 67

Montana Territory, 1887.

Luke McCutcheon and his twelve-year-old son set out to attend a family friend's wedding, hoping for some rest and relaxation. After arriving in the tiny mountain....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I really enjoyed this one.

  • By Kristin Howard on 02-17-18

Francis, Luke, freedom and a great mystery!

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

Reviewed: 11-28-17

Caroline Fyffe has done it again. She has created a story that is filled with danger, deception, deceit alongside of true love at its best and a sweet new love that I couldn't help but to devour. It was so good to see the McCutcheons pull together in the time of need of one of their own and to see Francis get his chance at happy ever after. I was kept on the edge of my seat throughout. I had such anxiety and worry for Luke. The mystery if who the murderer was kept me turning and turning wanting more. And scenes between Luke and Faith gave me chills. Their love and the anguish they were feeling were tangible. Just great storytelling and writing all around.

With Luke imprisoned for a murder he didn't commit by a man that hates him it is up to the men of the Heart of the Mountain to find the killer and free him. But danger lurks at every turn and they must be diligent in their searching. Someone is doing their best to stop them at every hand. 

Francis takes it upon himself to lead the search, bringing him face to face with Ashley, the most beautiful girl he has ever seen. But she doesn't trust him. Or the men trying to free Luke. With her friend being the accuser it will take more than a handsome face and words of how fine a man Luke is to change her mind. 

When things are found that point to another, Ashley and Francis must make haste. Danger is building and time is of the essence. But the sweet love budding between these two can't be stopped. And the more tine they spend together only shows them what could be. With the focus on Luke and his freedom will these two even have a chance?? Living in different towns can they make a life together or will circumstances keep them apart? 
If you haven't read this series then it is a must read. 

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  • Mail-Order Brides of the West

  • Trudy
  • By: Debra Holland
  • Narrated by: Lara Asmundson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241

The well-educated daughter of a lawyer, Trudy Bauer arrives at the St. Louis based Mail-Order Brides of the West agency full of excitement for an adventure of a lifetime. She befriends the agency's maid, Evie Davenport, and the two form a strong and lasting friendship. They vow to stay in contact through letters when Evie takes hold of her destiny and arranges a marriage on the sly. Each brave young woman is ready to face whatever an unknown groom and life in Montana can throw her way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mail-Order Brides of the West: Trudy

  • By Cathy Henderson on 09-25-14

Mail-Order Bride meets Frontier Farmer

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

Reviewed: 04-25-15

What made the experience of listening to Mail-Order Brides of the West the most enjoyable?

I enjoyed listening to the story and how the narrator put such feeling and emotion into the story. She really brought the characters to life.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I loved Trudy. She didn't let her fears stand in her way. She always met every obstacle head on.

Have you listened to any of Lara Asmundson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Never had before but will definitely be now

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I really loved when Seth took Trudy to the waterfall. It was his secret place and very special to him. I think this is where their feelings really grew and they realized what they might be starting to feel for one another.

Any additional comments?

I love Debra Holland and all of her books. They are such a joy to read. And this mail-order bride series with Caroline Fyffe is one of my all time favorite series.

  • Reaper of Dreams

  • Gods' Dream Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Debra Holland
  • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

Can the couple unite the slaves to escape the evil one? "The second book in Holland's The Gods Dream Trilogy lives up to the excellent first volume in the trilogy. A captured prince tortured by an evil god finds his soul mate in an Earth woman badly wounded in body and spirit." (Jacqueline Diamond)

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Complicated, outstanding listen

  • By Cyn on 11-01-15

King and Healer unite to free his enslaved people

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

Reviewed: 10-17-14

If you could sum up Reaper of Dreams in three words, what would they be?

Uprising, Freedom, Love

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jasmine. She has overcome great tragedy and heartache to become a strong and confident woman.

What about Noah Michael Levine’s performance did you like?

I loved that you can distinguish between all of the characters and his inflection of dialect between them all, man and woman, was wonderful.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes!

Any additional comments?

The audio version adds so much power to the ongoing conflicts that arise throughout the story. If you love suspense filled stories, evil god trying to take over the world, and the people who rise up against him, you will love this!! The love story between the hero and heroine was beautiful. Two scarred and hurting people that are drawn to each other as war erupts around them. Beautiful!

  • Sower of Dreams

  • The Gods' Dream Trilogy
  • By: Debra Holland
  • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 210

A kingdom invaded. A warrior princess on the run for her life. A hero from another world. An evil god who wants their souls. Can they join forces to defeat the evil one and win freedom for their people?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dream walking at it's best...

  • By Terri on 07-09-15

From Dreams to Reality

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

Reviewed: 09-05-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Sower of Dreams to be better than the print version?

No. But hearing it brought the characters emotions to another level.

Who was your favorite character and why?

It has me hooked and I have to listen to the others.

Which scene was your favorite?

Yes. She just flows from one aspect to another.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Nothing.

Any additional comments?

This story is so different from anything I have ever read or listened to. From meeting in their dreams, to meeting in reality, Khan and Daria have a connection that can never be severed. Through the destruction of her people and land to being chased by and evil king, they join together in perfect harmony. Through losing her faith in her god to finding faith in another goddess, Khan helps her as only he can. I was very intrigued by this book and cannot wait to get started on the next one.

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  • Montana Dawn: McCutcheon Family Series, Book 1

  • By: Caroline Fyffe
  • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 772
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 670
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 672

When Luke McCutcheon finds Faith Brown about to give birth in her rickety wagon, his first instincts are to ride for help. Instead, he stays and delivers a beautiful baby girl. Unable to leave the pretty young widow and her little son and newborn unprotected in the Montana wilderness, he brings them along on his family's cattle drive, to the absolute delight of the other friendly cowboys.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely loved this book by Caroline Fyffe!

  • By Ro on 08-02-14

Caroline at her best!

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

Reviewed: 06-02-14

Would you listen to Montana Dawn (McCutcheon Family Series - Book 1) again? Why?

Yes I will!! This was my first audiobook and I loved it. The story of Luke and Faith was brought to life by the telling!!

What did you like best about this story?

I love how Luke never really gave up on Faith even through all the adversity and Secrets she held.

Have you listened to any of Corey Snow’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No I haven't but I will.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Faith and Luke were left alone by Charity out on the ranch and they were just standing there together looking out over the ranch.

Any additional comments?

Would recommend this story to everybody!! Caroline Fyffe is an amazing writer and her stories on audible just come to life.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful