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When James Baldwin takes a new position with the B&O Railroad, he and Carolina decide to move their growing family from Baltimore to a small rural town in the Allegheny Mountains. Carolina's stepdaughter, Victoria, becomes enthralled with handsome Kiernan, an Irish railroad worker. But will the upper-class Baldwins even consider him as a suitor for their daughter? And when tensions rise among the workers, can James stop a destructive plan before it's too late?

©1998 Judith Pella and Tracie Peterson (P)2019 Tantor

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Another great series

I have really enjoyed this entire series and learned a lot about the railroad! Wonderful characters living life with their ups and downs but with Hod always there. The narrator was fantastic in how she put so much emotion in the words!

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Thoughtful Christian Life Story

I listened to entire series, Ribbons of Steel, and enjoyed the thoughtful and gracious tone. A true Christian example.

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Volumn control issues, too much whispering

I found that I had to adjust the volume regularly. The voice was lowered or the narrator whispered too much. I had to back up and listen again with the volume turned up and then the normal volume returned and I had to turn the volume down. This is the first audio book I had had this problem with.

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great message - far too long winded

If you're very, very dedicated to finding it, the story promised in the description is included, but is far from being the main focus. The Christian message is strong and true, but could have been shared using half as many pages. If you're a railroad lover it might hold you interest. As a history buff, I enjoyed the tales of Andrew Jackson very much, particularly the letters with his wife.

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Promise Me

Love the story series so far. The writers draw one into the embrace of an actually fascinating story of such love and commitment. The story line causes a listener to feel as they are actually part of all the characters and their struggles and life’s journeys.
One truly looks forward the next listen in the series. The characters’ emotions are as raw as our own real time lives, and we identify with the personalities of the characters. What a feeling of both pain and joy one shares from the authors.

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Thoughtful and Thrilling

I found this book to have a wonderful combination of romance, history and thrills. Just about the time you think you knew what is going on another scenario would present itself. Couldn’t put this one down!
I would think anyone looking for a good book will enjoy this one.

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I thoroughly enjoyed this series!

I’m an avid audiobook listener. The series was wonderful and uplifting. It was not maudlin or saccharine & I learned a lot about the trials of our early railroad construction.
Marnye Young made it exceptionally more enjoyable with her narration. One of the best I’ve ever ever heard switching skillfully between several accents in one conversation. Few can do that so well as she has in this series!