A Promised Land

Lockets & Lace, Book 16
Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
Series: Lockets & Lace Series, Book 16
Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
Categories: Romance, Historical
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Twenty-year-old Meriwether Walker enjoys the challenge of teaching her varied group of students in the one-room schoolhouse. What she doesn't like is the nomadic lifestyle that comes with it as she rotates boarding with families in the community on a month-to-month basis.

Meriwether longs for a home of her own, but since single female teachers have to follow so many rules, she doesn't see any end to her plight, until the letter from the attorney handling her uncle's estate arrives.

When Meriwether discovers her uncle left her his ranch - the one she loved to visit when she was a child - she quit her job and moved without hesitation to Trickling Springs, Texas, to take over her property. But when she arrives, deed in hand, she discovers her decision has put her at odds with Jake Harrison, the man who rents property from her uncle and seeks to buy the land and water rights for his cattle.

They butt heads, tempers flare, but Meriwether stands her ground. Yet, she can't deny the romantic sparks that fly, and she can tell it's mutual. When he comes courting, can she trust Jake Harrison, or is his real attraction the property and the water rights he needs that she has inherited?

©2019 Kimberly Grist (P)2020 Kimberly Grist

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A wonderful performance!

Two hearts find their ways together. Misunderstandings and fears are overcome by the love and patience. A lovely story that you will enjoy!
J. Scott Bennett brings the story to life as only he can!

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A+!

This is the first book in this series that I've listened to. I thought it was a really cute story. Every so often I'll give a historical romance a listen to, usually by Scott Bennet, and it's like a breath of fresh air. I know these types of stories have a somewhat strong focus on religion (I'm an atheist btw), but that never deters me. I like romance stories but anything set in a current time period... well, there's always a lot of detail in the sex area, that I'm not really interested in. LOL Historical romance, typically, provides the romance aspect and leaves all the nitty-gritty parts out that I don't need or what to know. On another note, while I love looking for mistakes, I feel more satisfied when I complete a story and have only positives to say in response. That was the case here. 

Scott Bennet: I'm a huge fan of this narrator! I loved Mr. Bennet's singing. He did a great job as always!

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Sweet Historical Romance

Another delightful book narrated by J. Scott Bennett. I loved his singing parts! That’s the first time I’ve heard him sing!

This is the first book I’ve read, (or listened to) by Kimberly Grist, but it was wonderful! I loved the kids helping heal the relationship with Merriweather’s father and protect her from their grandmother.

The whole series is very enjoyable as well.

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Sweet excellence

This is a sweet story written with excellence. Family intricate family, love, just a thoroughly wholesome beautiful story of abiding faith. Oh yes! I would recommend this book to everybody. Super writing thank you to the author and the narrator, go forth with love and faith.

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Lovely Romancing!

This story clearly shows the doubts and mistrust that can arise when a communication is not made clear and not understood.
The characters are well matched but they have to realize that for themselves. The story is very well told, the children cute and I really enjoyed the narration by J. Scott Bennett. Good to hear he can do different accents too.
The romance and courting was oh, so fine and I was very happy with the ending too.
I requested and listened to the audio version and my voluntary and unbiased review is recorded above.

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A Promised Land

This book was pretty good not great but not bad. The narration was good as a mans voice but horrible as a woman. The overall story was good, I wouldn't read another from this series. This audio book was provided by the author, publisher or narrator at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast

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Good narration and story

As a school teacher the rules of conduct and having to border with different families is not something she enjoys.
When an inheritance comes and a ranch and open spaces. Again she finds the restrictions of her neighbor Jake and the rights he has on the land. Enjoyable with a sense of humor, of how they work it out.
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Great book

Another great book by the many author's of the lockets and lace series. I highly recommend this book. The narration was wonderful

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  • 03-04-20

Sweet, romantic, historical story

I was given a free copy of this audio book by the author in return for an honest review and here it is. I
Enjoyed listening to this story. It is a historical, fictional, romance story. It was very easy to listen to and had a feel good vibe. Each chapter begins with a short bible verse. Though I am not particularly religious, I feel these did add a nice touch to the book. If you are looking for a sweet, romantic story then this story is for you