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Publisher's Summary

Joanne DuPree had no reservations about following her best friend to Cricklewood Cove. How could she when Amy and her daughter Cammie were as close to family as she had?

JT Williams has come back home to Celebration with his daughter to connect with old friends. When JT and Deklan prepare to open their new art gallery together, the pieces quickly start falling into place.

From a whirlwind romance to a horrific accident, secrets and unexpected surprises, the characters of the Heart of the Family Series are making one final appearance as the last pieces of the puzzle are revealed, and the Montenegro children are once again reunited.

The Heart of the Family Series:

  • Mistletoe & Cocoa Kisses, Book 1
  • Roses & Champagne Kisses, Book 2
  • Orchids & Hurricane Kisses, Book 3
  • Carnations & Hot Toddy Kisses, Book 4
©2019 Stacy Eaton (P)2020 Stacy Eaton, Nitewolf Novels

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Love this series!!!

I absolutely love this series! The story lines are fun and the narrator does a great job! Thanks Stacy and Lisa for making me bing listen!

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Great conclusion to the series!

This is Joanne's story (who we met in book 3) and how she ties into the Heart of the Family is awesome. She meets JT who is a single dad and their romance is a bit different then those of the first 3 books. It develops a little slower (although still pretty quickly). Fate has brought these two characters back together after they briefly met years ago, even though Joanne doesn't remember having met JT. They have a very sweet love story that ends up helping to wrap up the story of the Montenegro children and the questions about the family. I really liked that part of the overall story that brought all the characters together and the theme of fate and love that ran through the series. I enjoyed this series and it was my first by Stacy Eaton. I will be checking out some of her other books now because I enjoyed this so much. As always, Lisa Beacom did a great job bringing the characters to life with her narration. I received a copy of this audiobook for my honest review.

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Great story and narration!

Very good story, some unexpected twists. Terrific narration! Narrator brought those characters right off the page and into my living room.

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it all comes full circle with new possibilities...

Sweet. Tender. Endearing. It has been a couple of years and things are coming together for a new couple with a connection to the others that none of them were expecting or looking for. Joanne was the friends, the honorary aunt, the nurse. She brought to life the joy in one little girl and was now making changes for her own life. In come a stranger or so she thinks a stranger, JT.

In this one we get some of the characters from previous books in other series from this author and we get to see more of the ones we have come to have a connection with. We see where they are now and what's going on in their world. Then we get to meet some new characters. Some were pleasant other were not so much.

I enjoyed Lisa Beacom voice. I loved her pitches, tone change, inflection and just all around. I found home with her voice and this story.

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This is the best book of the series!

I am impressed. This had minimal profanity and only one truly explicit sex scene. The story was very good, with a lot of wholesome interactions and intriguing events. The book content was filled with one non-stop situation after another. It totally captivated the reader’a attention.
The characters were very well developed and adventures dramatically portrayed. The Title and Cover image were fitting.
The narrator, Lisa Beacom, did a fairly good job in her performance and in projecting the various “voices “. I wasn’t a fan of the voice she used depicting the main female character, JoAnn, but I am certain not all will agree.
*This book was gifted me with no pressure for a positive review. This is my honest review.

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loved the book.

this was a good book and the series was great. Would have love a wedding g at the end but I still loved it

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A Wonderfully Delightful Story, Series & Listen🎧📚🎧

I loved every book in this amazing series and am sorry to see it end, but with every ending there is a new beginning including the the relationship of the featured characters fo this book, Joanne Dupree and JT Williams as well as other characters from earlier books. I loved how Stacy Eaton wrapped up an ongoing mystery and the storyline of the Montenegro children. The children are reunited, questions are answered and we are given insight of what happened and who their parents and grandparent were. Joanne relocates to Pennsylvania to be closer to her friend Amy and her daughter Cammie, whom we met in the previous book. Joanne takes Cammie ice skating and she catches the eye of a photographer, their eyes meet for a brief minute before she falls on the ice. He goes to see how she is and the two hit it off. J.T. Williams moved back to Celebration, PA, to be closer to friends and have his daughter grow up in a better place. He is a photographer and he and Deklan are opening an art gallery that will feature some of his work. Has fate brought him and Joanne back together, she does remember him but he never forgot her. I loved these two together, they were perfect for each other if only Joanne could get past her own insecurities and let him in. Then tragedy strikes close to home for JT, she is there for him along with the other great characters of this series. This one enjoyable and entertaining book, the story is brilliantly plotted and I loved how everything plays out, it was great to see all the pieces fall into place, including who JT was and his connection to Celebration and his long lost sisters. Stacy Eaton, thank you for this wonderful story and series, it is sad that this is the last book in the series but hopefully one day you will take us back to Celebration, PA and these fabulous characters.

🎧📚🎧 And for the wonderful narration, Lisa Beacom is a talented narrator and voice artist, she covers the roles for all of the characters, giving each their own unique voice which makes it easy to follow along and who is who. She does an awesome job portraying the characters, grasping each of their personas and playing their role with perfection, sounding just as I am picturing them to sound. She is an entertaining storyteller and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for another awesome listen🎧

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Sweet story

Sweet story with many twists and turns leaving you guessing if things will turn out good in the end. Great story!

I received a free copy and left my honest review

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A great ending to the series

I have come to love this series about friends who are as close as family and how serendipity brings new discoveries.
This time the story belongs to Joanne DuPree, whom we met in previous stories, and JT Williams, a single Dad photographer.
Joanne has moved to be close to her friend Amy and her daughter, whom she took care at one time. She meets JT at the ice rink not realizing that they had met when they were in their teens.
While their lives seemed to be moving in the direction of a romance between them, first misunderstandings and later a terrible accident interferes.
Then they are hit with an overwhelming discovering.
Will it make them all stronger and find their HEA?
This was another wonderful story in the series that ties all the loose ends and brings friends and family together.
In addition to the engaging plot, the author reminds us that as a society, we frequently cause others to have body image issues. Issues that can affect the individual for the rest of their lives and a stigma that should be corrected.
I wish to add that the narrator, Lisa Beacom, did an excellent job throughout the story by bringing it to life.

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JT & Joanne

Joanne does not remember meeting JT years ago, but he never forgot her. A great read. I wish to know what happened next.

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  • Christy D
  • 09-08-21

Carnations and Hot Toddy Kisses

What a fantastic ending to this series, or maybe just for the siblings! I love how they found each other and their childhood home. Great series and narration!

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  • Rossana V
  • 05-19-21

the perfect ending to the series

sovely series from the start, i think this last book is the cherry on top. the story is cute and so are all the characters. beautiul how book 2, 3 and 4 all merge together in this one. the narrator did a brilliant job. i would Have preferred her voicing the FC with her usual tone, but she tried to keep consistency with the other books by giving Joanne the same tone she had in no.3. despite this, for me it's anyway another 10.
I received a free copy of this audiobook and I am voluntarily leaving a review.

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  • mangankillarney
  • 12-16-20

Amazing

I enjoyed listening to Lisa Beacom

We have a second chance of love , a ex wife , twists and turns oh yes misunderstanding . Will JT and Joanne, have instant attraction, but life and drama seems to get their way. I loved the twists and turns of this story as well as the romance.

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  • PATRICIA
  • 12-01-20

Amazing series!

Do you ever think that chance meeting could turn into love? Well ask JT Williams. He bumped into Joanne Dupree years before and now he literally bumps into her again. What is the chance? Now he thinks it's his opportunity to find the love he always wanted. And he may be right. Joanne is in town to relocate. Her good friends are there and she is ready for a change. With JT there, things are looking up. Looking for houses, getting to know his daughter and falling in love are good things right? She has learned from her previous mistakes. As their love grows and things fall into place, there is always a shoe waiting to drop and it does. A terrible accident, the return of exes, the finding of family all are a whirlwind of experiences all coming at this couple! Is it their time? In true Stacy Eaton fashion, we are treated to a story that is all encompassing. I found myself lost in their story. Getting to see old friends, meeting new characters and the complex story line kept me engaged and wanting to know the outcome.It's got excitement and frustration, along with thrilling happiness. I loved this addition to the Heart of the Family series, it completely warmed my heart.

Lisa Beacom continues her narration, and I just love her. She has an easy sounding voice and I enjoy her voices. She has become this series for me, and I love that her voices for the characters are consistent from book to book. She is a pleasure to listen to.

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  • B K
  • 11-22-20

great book

It's defineatly worth the listen . This is an awesome and emotional book when you can't wait how the story will finish. The narrators are fabulous.