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A Clean Slate

Kansas Crossroads, Book 4
Narrated by: Marissa Dunn
Series: Kansas Crossroads Series, Book 4
Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
Categories: Fiction, Westerns
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Olivia Markham is a socialite from New York City who came to Topeka with one goal - to marry Adam Brody. But Adam has married someone else, and Olivia has nowhere to go. Taking a job at the Brody Hotel requires her to swallow her pride, but she has no choice in the matter. Now she must learn to adjust to simple living and wearing cotton dresses - cotton, when she should be wearing silk.

Pastor Robert Osbourne has taken on the huge responsibility of overseeing the spiritual welfare of a large congregation, and at times, he feels overwhelmed. He preaches on Sunday morning, but by Monday night, everything he’s said has been diluted by the alcohol at the saloons. He wonders if he’s doing any good for the people at all.

Olivia doesn’t see a need for God in her life. Robert can’t imagine living without Him. Drawn together for reasons neither can understand, can they find a way to overlook their differences and realize that love doesn’t have to make sense to be real?

©2015 Tristi Pinkston (P)2019 Tristi Pinkston

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A Clean Slate

Wonderful story of opposites attracting. Life at the Brody is never dull. The trials, woes, romances and comedic relief are always entertaining. Throw in a preacher, a pretty girl in a new dress and a pond at a picnic and you have a delightful listen.

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My Favorite so far

Such a lovely book. this series is a really well written. the narrator was easy to listen to. I recommend this to anyone who loves clean historical western.

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Love this author

I have almost all of her books and have enjoyed them all. I do prefer to read them, but use audio on trips.

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Sweet Story

WHAT IT'S ABOUT
Olivia Markham is a socialite from New York City who came to Topeka with one goal—to marry Adam Brody. But Adam has married someone else, and Olivia has nowhere to go. Taking a job at the Brody Hotel requires her to swallow her pride, but she has no choice in the matter. Now she must learn to adjust to simple living and wearing cotton dresses—cotton, when she should be wearing silk.

Pastor Robert Osbourne has taken on the huge responsibility of overseeing the spiritual welfare of a large congregation, and at times, he feels overwhelmed. He preaches on Sunday morning, but by Monday night, everything he’s said has been diluted by the alcohol at the saloons. He wonders if he’s doing any good for the people at all.

Olivia doesn’t see a need for God in her life. Robert can’t imagine living without Him. Drawn together for reasons neither can understand, can they find a way to overlook their differences and realize that love doesn’t have to make sense to be real?

MY TAKE
This was an endearing story. Both characters grow as they make this journey. Olivia's temperament is all over the map. One minute she's grumpy and complaining. Then another minute she agrees to do something she'd just said she had no intention of doing.

There's one scene where Robert loses him temper that made me not respect him. One of his parishioners had essentially been calling Olivia a prostitute, and he was all placid and patient in trying to explain that it's not a Christian thing to judge people. Yet when Olivia was hurt and offended by that he chucks her in the pond, even after she talked about the sacrifices she and her friends had made to sew that dress. I wish this scene had been written in Robert's POV so we could have seen what it was that Olivia said that triggered such behavior in him. When he apologized to her later, he didn't go into specifics.

The narrator did an okay job.

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