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Kerri Manning returns home with only one semester of college left. She's in pain and trying to figure out what to do with a diagnosis that will change her future. It's hard to dream of happiness, but the new guy in town manages to make her laugh. Can she take a chance he'll stick around? 

Eric Hunt is an up-and-coming sculptor who has grown tired of his fake friends in New York City. He finds himself in the small town of Eureka Springs looking for the passion he used to have for his art. Could Kerri be the inspiration he needs?

©2017 Charity Bradford (P)2017 Charity Bradford

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ANOTHER REALLY GREAT STORY

STORYLINE IS GOOD AND EASY TO FOLLOW. NARRATOR IS ALSO GOOD AND EASY TO FOLLOW.

I LOVE THE STORY. IT'S HEART FELT AND THOUGHT PROVOKING IN WAY THAT MAKES YOU LOOK AT YOURSELF IN A DIFFERENT WAY AND HOW YOU SHOULD SEE OTHERS.

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Heartwarming

At first I couldn't get into this book because I wasn't quite sure what was going on. But once I figured it out, I was hooked. The guy was like the town hero, while the girl was the angel with cut wings. It also reminds you that you should always ask questions after eavesdropping in a conversation and coming up with your own assumptions. Everyone knows what happens when you assume. Once figuring out he was wrong with his assumption, they both let things just happen. One making chocolate and the other sculpting.

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A New Muse

River Ford has written a love story about a girl who has been given a life altering diagnosis and a sculptor who has lost the passion that once inspired his art. The story is charming and entertaining. I recommend it to others who enjoy romantic tales. Kathleen Miranti's narration is fine although somewhat mechanical. I was given a free copy of the audiobook and I have voluntarily left this review.

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Clean romance

I like a small town setting and appreciated that the story was clean. There were some possible turns the story could easily have taken (think things like Hallmark movie plots where the ex shows up wanting a relationship) but it didn't and I was glad. It was however, very much like a Hallmark movie. Some of the dialog was too cheesy for me. And I didn't find the argument between Eric and Kerri believable. He turned with such venom and up to that point had been such a gentleman that I just didn't think he would be so horrible in a matter of moments. I expected him to misunderstand and maybe be angry but not to spew meanness. I get that he was supposed to be reacting based on his prior experience but it was just too much. The Eric I pictured wouldn't have turned like that and it made me not like him. But I did love his explanation of what the sculpture meant.
I thought the author using a condition like RA for the heroine was a unique choice. I haven't seen that before. I felt bad for Kerri. Chronic pain is no fun.

Sex: no
Language: one Deity I think
Violence: no
*I received a complimentary audiobook and voluntarily chose to review it.

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Story is Great

I started this series backwards, I started with book three and worked back to book one. I really enjoyed the story it flowed well and portrayed everyday things. The narrator I was not too impressed with, I have listened to other books this particular narrator has done and I am still not taken with her. I probably would have enjoyed the book more if I had read it. I did enjoy the book itself just not the narrator.

I received a copy of this audio book for free from StoryOrigin for an honest review.

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sweet as chocolate

A super sweet romance read/listen. Clean and sweet, this is an overall heartwarming read/listen. Both of our main characters have recently been hurt by past relationships and are more than shy when the spark of chemistry is instantly ignited between them. Can they over come past hurts and current insecurities to find their love?

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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sweet and hopeful

A sweet and hopeful story. I liked the characters and their willingness to overcome their hardships.
In my opinion, the narrator was a little dry and at the beginning of the story sounded a little mechanic. It got better with the progress of the story.
I received a free review copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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Easy and quick listen

It was easy to get lost in the story. Kerri and Eric were great characters learning to trust one another. This is a happily for now kind of ending. The narrator was pretty good too. I found myself immersed in the story easily.

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Broken angel or angel muse?

Kerri returns home to her small town totally devastated from a medical diagnosis that makes her feel all her dreams are unreachable and she has to face a new reality of pain and disability. Eric an accomplished sculptor flees the big city totally drained from expectations and the feeling that people only like him to use him. She has a hard time feeling anyone would want to be saddled with her quickly breaking down body and he had to learn to trust. The timeline is supposed to only be 2 weeks which seems a bit condensed for all that happens-from buying a house to making 4 sculptures and all the relationship things going on. It was a good listen but 4 weeks minimum would be more realistic.

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Enjoyable romance

I read this book a year ago and really enjoyed it, so I thought I’d enjoy the audiobook. I like that this book has a heroine with a realistic problem - she suffers from a chronic debilitating disease. I like River Ford’s writing, but I wish a different narrator had been chosen for this book.

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  • Naty
  • 07-30-21

real love

Eric is looking for a place to rest and find his inspiration again. Carrie is back home trying to adjust to her new life and her disease. Can they both find themselves and trust again in their hearts? good audiobook

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  • 08-07-20

I want to move to Eureka Springs

Book: Chocolate Kisses
Author: River Ford
Narrator(s): Kathleen Miranti

Did the Audiobook meet your expectations?
River Ford has created a fantastic story and the characters are believable. The heroine Kerri suffers from a chronic illness and you as the readers get a glimpse into how she perceives her new “normal”

How did the story make you feel?
This story really hit home for me as I too suffer from the chronic illness (although I was diagnosed at a much younger age) and many of her fears where ones I can relate closely to myself.

Did the narrator make it easy to follow the story? Did you find the narrator’s voice fitting for the main protagonists(s)?
I think Kathleen Miranti has done a great job with her performance. The characters and storyline flows nicely and is easy to follow along with.

Do you recommend this audiobook and will you pick up more?
This is actually the second book from the series that I have listened to (I read them in the wrong order oops). I really love River Fords writing style and ability to tell a story that is realistic. I will be looking for the other books from the series.

I was gifted this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.