Blue Hollow Falls

Blue Hollow Falls Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
Series: Blue Hollow Falls Series, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (163 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From her free-spirited mother, Sunny Goodwin learned the value of peace, love, and Jerry Garcia. The inheritance from the father she never knew? That's a little more complicated....

Sunny never expected to find herself owning a centuries old silk mill in the shadow of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains...or becoming a half-sister to a 10-year-old named Bailey. Once the shock subsides, she plans to cash in and head back home. But the overgrown greenhouse she finds on the property calls out to the gardener in her, and she senses Bailey's need for nurturing too....

And someone else is making it hard for Sunny to leave: Sawyer Hartwell, an Iraq War hero who wants to make the old mill a creative hub for the artisans of Blue Hollow Falls...and wants Sunny to share his vision, and his life. But sexy as this ex-soldier may be, she's not sure she's ready to give love a chance....

©2017 Donna Kauffman (P)2018 Tantor

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Lighthearted story for the start of a series.

I think I could listed to Amanda Ronconi read the telephone book (do they still print those?) and be entertained. Decent story that was a little predictable at times but possibly a good set up for a series. Lighthearted and easy listening for those times you like to listen to something while multitasking.

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First book by this author

I liked the book and settings. I feel like occasionally something was skipped or left out because it felt like I missed something. Overall I liked the story and it was lightly steamy. Will try another of her books. So far I've liked everything Amanda Ronconi has read. She has a good southern drawl when needed, but not overly fake.

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So glad I gave this book a try

First I'd like to say I didn't give this book a chance at first because of a review I read saying it was nasty and "no thank you" to step siblings falling in love. SAWYER AND SUNNY ARE NOT STEP SIBLINGS LEGALLY OR BIOLOGICALLY. That individual must not have read past chapter six. I was intrigued by the mystery of how this broken mix of individuals all inheriting the same property together fit in with one another and because of that I am not going to "spoil" that book for anyone else explaining that they are not step siblings. Because I have ADORED this book I have to defend it.

I loved fiction as a child and I found it again when I started reading a series by Robyn Carr, Virgin River, and another called Angel's Rest by Emily March. I stumbled upon Donna Kauffman through the audible romance package, which I bought because the VR series was getting pretty $$$ to buy "per book." She is in my top five favorite authors now. Pelican Point in in my top ten favorites. I found the book "Pelican Point" by Donna as my intro to her and was fascinated by the book.

Back to reviewing THIS title - Blue Hollow Falls is a great book for anyone who comes from a messy family situation - it includes characters that were in foster care/adopted, ex military, a botanist, a witty and loyal matriarch, many craftsman, sexy guys, a sexy lady, etc - This book has something for everyone, and it is especially for those who have an interest in a wide variety of topics, love to learn about new things and places, and love a good old fashioned romance. No spoilers here. Buy the book - you will love it just as much as I did (unless you have bad taste - haha).



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fun story, interesting setting

enjoyable, characters and a cozy storyline. makes me curious about what happens next. warms my plant and romance loving heart.

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Blue Hollow Falls

VERY GOOD STORY. My complaint is that the sexual detail was way more than was needed for such a good book causing a lot of fast forwarding. Amanda Ronconi is the absolute best!! Would have loved to buy more by Donna Kauffman but will avoid because of the unnecessary sexual detail.

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sweet and comforting

this wad was a great read with many different lines possible to follow each character's own story, I hope there's more

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A delightful start to a sweet romance series!

I recently stumbled on Ms. Kauffman's audiobooks because they showed up under narrator Amanda Ronconi, whom I always enjoy listening to, under the "More from the same narrator" section. I'm so glad I did!

Lovely sweet romance with realistic characters in a slightly contrived situation, but with enough quirk and humor and realness to the community and supporting characters to make the book an easy listen. A great start to a romance series - nicely sets up characters for new books in the series, too. Makes me want to know what happens to them!

Ms. Kauffman knows how to pen a love story that makes a listener's heart happy, and Ms. Ronconi knows how to narrate a love story - ANY story, in fact - to make a listener's ears happy. She does a great job of distinguishing characters - good male and female and various aged voices!

Sex - some open door
Language - now and then
Violence - none except for references to past experiences
Substance abuse - none except for references to past experiences
Social drinking - some

Looking forward to the next audiobook in the series!

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Easy listening

It was a very enjoyable book. I liked the main character, Sunny. It’s refreshing to have a lead lady that is... nice and pleasant.

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Fun and lighthearted

Worth the listen! Great backstory and character development along with superb narration. Well worth the credit.

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choices

This book has beautiful details that allow you to paint a picture of the setting. The vast differences in characters is unique, but they smoothly mesh well together. The best part of the whole book is the real life lesson that we all have choices. There is no black or white, but an array of colors before, between, and after.