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A Heart to Call Home

Narrated by: Lori Prince
Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
Categories: Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
4.5 out of 5 stars (109 ratings)

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Dakota Scott has spent her entire adult life trying to outrun her past, but even the privilege and reputation her family name affords her haven't helped her forget. Her mother's mental illness and the memory of the night that haunts her from so long ago won't release her. When the one woman with the power to set her free shows up, Dakota is drawn to her, but she is a painful reminder of everything Dakota has been trying desperately to escape. When Jessie Weldon returns to her hometown after thirty years of avoiding it, she knows she has demons to face and a conflicted past to resolve, but she has no idea love awaits her. Can she give her heart to Dakota with the tragic past that lies between them?

©2018 Jeannie Levig (P)2018 Bold Strokes Books, Inc

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Really nice job by author and narrator.

I really enjoyed this book. In fact I think it's one of the better ones I've listened to from this genre. Lori Prince, your narration in this book is my favorite of yours yet. It was an emotional page turner.

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  • Kris
  • Lexington SC
  • 06-15-18

An amazing boom.. you can not pass up!!!!

This was a really good book I found the raw emotions from each character to be realistically sound. The story line was easy to follow. It kept me engaged and wanting...like any good read should. I was heartbroken for the MCs and hopeful to the end for their love. It was really heartwarming and I would recommend it to anyone.

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Very nice story

I enjoyed this story. I thought the author did a really good job with the story for the characters to overcome the situations. It felt very believable. The supporting characters were also well done and were in it just the right amount and also meaningful, especially Drew & Curtis.

I admit I wasn't crazy about the narrator. Though I did like that she didn't do a femme/butch voice, I found the main characters voices too similar. Just not different enough,both very deep and husky. Sounded like two versions of Angie Harmon. I did think that the narrator did a very good job with the sex and crying scenes. Lastly, sometime it sounded like she confused her narrator voice with a character's voice.

I do wish there had been an epilogue.

Overall, I really enjoyed this audiobook.

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Absolutely in Love!

I adore this book! Such a sweet and heartwarming story of Jessica and Dakota. The character and relationship development was just right. It's one of those books that doesnt just tug on your heart strings, it yanks them at full force. As always, Lori Prince does an amazing job with the narration. I highly reccomend this amazing work by Jeannie Levig! Buy it, now!

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This was a good book

This was a good book, I loved that the main characters grew and healed from their past together. This was a great book, the author did a fantastic job. I cant wait to read more from her.

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Great Story

A very well written with a storyline that ebbed and flowed. Lori Prince brought the characters and their emotions front and center. The narration brought this story to life.

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  • Lira D.
  • El Paso, TX United States
  • 06-14-19

Great story with a good mix of drama, angst and Romance.

I really enjoyed this story. It felt very fast paced to me and it kept me interested the whole time. The story was definitely different than your typical romances. I loved the characters. It was a well told story. I just wish that the major breakdown/breakup of the characters had happened earlier in the story because the end felt rushed and the HEA didn't feel promised to me. But I'm happy with the wrap up I suppose. I wouldn't mind a little follow up novella. And Lori did an excellent job narrating. Overall excellent book. I would listen again.

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Could be better<br />

I would suggest if you have an interest in this book to read it...I found it painful to listen to. I almost made it to the end and just had to stop listening...this Narrator is not the best and definitely made me wish I hadn't paid for the Audible version ...buy the book!

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Captivating story

A very moving emotional storyline.. couldn't keep it down! But the ending was too short... perhaps an epilogue.. (wanted more of these two)
Beautiful chemistry between Jessie and Dakota too..
10/10 to the narrator, very well told, could actually feel the emotions and all..

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  • Devin
  • HOUSTON, TX
  • 02-13-19

Loved this one

I really enjoyed this one.

The story is heartfelt with a touch of cute and lots bittersweet emotions. But it’s a good one.
It’s not the typical lesbian romance with its meet-cute scenes. These ladies have some serious history and not the good kind. The characters are cute in their own rights. Their interactions together are super cute (in the not so sad moments) and once they overcome some issues, you can’t help but root for them.

The narrator was great. Lots of deeper voiced women but not in a masculine way, more mature sounding. I’m not sure how to explain that lol. But I really enjoyed her take and she did great with the expressions in her voice for the characters.

I would definitely recommend.

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  • shopaholic
  • 10-27-18

Another cracking narration

Lori Prince is a fantastic narrator who brings the characters to life. The story was rich and full with many layers, to keep the interest throughout. Excellent book