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Philadelphian Elizabeth Temple arrives in small Southern Bryeton to teach first grade in 1948, hoping to slide unnoticed into a spinster’s existence, believing she is unfit for any companion. She doesn’t count on falling for Jake Ryan, a WWII veteran tainted by a scandalous divorce, struggling to raise his young son. 

Despite an undeniable chemistry, the road to romance is strewn with roadblocks and detours. Between the very personal secret that has a devastating grip on Elizabeth and Jake’s temperamental soon-to-be-ex-wife, what looks like a sure thing could easily slip away.

©2018 Martha Kindall Chester (P)2018 Martha Kindall Chester

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So good

This book was amazing! I couldn't put it down. Listened to it in one day. The love story is great and the back stories of the characters we intriguing! The narrator's voice was awesome for this story. I could picture it in my head like I was watching it with my eyes! Can't wait to listen to more

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Sweet story

A truly sweet and clean romance story that is so enjoyable to listen to. Two people suffer heartache and let no one know about it. Elizabeth not able to have children and Jake, whose wife left him and his son for another life without them. It took Jake's son to bring them together. The author did a fabulous job with this story and I certainly will look for more written by her and the narrator did a great job in the telling of it.

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  • Donna
  • orlando fl
  • 12-17-18

A Sweet Romance Novel

This audio involves the romance of two main characters, Elizabeth Temple and Jake Ryan. Elizabeth,a teacher from the northeast decides to settle in a Southern town and begin a new life. Having never been married,she struggles with her feelings when she meets Jake, a divorced father who has custody of his young son. The challenges between Elizabeth’s past and Jakes ex wife cause friction within the relationship. In addition, both characters have significantly different temperaments which lend to further complications.
Elizabeth Kelly does an excellent job narrating this story- by providing various voices to depict each characters successfully. She makes it easy to follow the storyline and it is clear as to which character was saying or thinking at any one time. Her voice had proper inflection relative to the emotion of the story. All in all, this novel was an easy and enjoyable listen- highly recommend. I received access to this audio for the purpose of review however, the insights and opinions were not solicited but derived from my own account.

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  • Raven
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All in good time

I enjoyed this audiobook set after the second world war. The main character moves to a small town to become a teacher. She has a secret which she hopes will stay buried from both friends and family. Having moved away from her family she thinks her problem is solved until she meets a local single father who's young son is in her class. It's not long before sparks start to fly. However, there is a few twists and turns in the plot to keep the couple apart. The story moves along at a good pace. The characters are good, although I wasn't that fond of the main female. I found her a little cold in some parts of the plot. Maybe that was more to do with the era in which this tale takes place, when attitudes were different. The narrator did good work with the narration, character voices, and production. I received this audiobook in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.