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Creighton Manor

Narrated by: Patrice Gambardella
Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
4 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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The last thing Gillian Metcalf remembers before she passes out is being aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California, where she witnesses a dog disappearing as if it were a phantom. So how did she end up in 1870 and in a man's room aboard  the Ida Belle, traveling down the Mississippi?  

Zachary Creighton, a gambler with one goal: to win back Creighton Manor. Marriage is not part of the plan, but since he is found with Gillian in his room, reputations are at stake, his included. To keep peace with his reluctant bride, he makes a bargain with her. He needs a tutor for his nephew Tyler, and she needs a roof over her head until they can annul their sham of a marriage. However, Zachary finds himself falling for Gillian's oddly charming ways despite the fact the woman claims to be from the future.

The gamble is trust, but will the stakes prove too high for Zachery to risk it all and win Gillian's heart?

©2009, 2012 Karen Michelle Nutt (P)2018 Karen Michelle Nutt

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Time travel romance!

This is a fun time travel book with some unique elements! A dog being the catalyst to time travel was quite unique and fun. I really enjoyed this time travel romance. It is worth taking the time to listen to this story!

Narration was ok.

The story starts slow but eventually picks up. The story is very entertaining even though I would have enjoyed it even more if the narrator had shown some emotion and differentiated the characters more. Overall a great listen.

I’m looking forward to reading more books by this talented Author.

"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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A new author [ to me]

"This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review." I didn't realize that this was a time travel book until I started listening to it. Usually I'm not interested in time travel, but this book was very good. It started out a little slow but soon grabbed my intererst. I believe that you will enjoy it as much as I did.

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Time travel

Time travel with a twist. Who knew Molly the dog was a travel guide. But really, this was very entertaining and worth reading. This story take you on a journey full circle. Narration was more monotone without much feeling. At first, I thought it would take away from the storyline. Not so much. I received this audible in exchange for my honest review. I enjoyed it! Thank you.

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Creighton Manor

Good story, I enjoyed everything about the story and characters but I feel it could’ve been better with stronger narration. It was difficult at times to determine the different characters.
I was provided a free review copy and am leaving a voluntary honest review.

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Creighton Manor

I requested and received a free copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving this review.
What a busy book! Whew! Romance, time travel, exes, danger, sacrifice... it's all so much! The story in and of itself was pretty good, however, I had a very hard time with the narrator. The voices we're fairly similar for the different characters, there were no southern accents even though the majority of the story takes place in the south, and most of the narration was delivered with little to no emotion. I feel it let the story down a little bit. Over all though, I think the story was pretty good and worth a read.

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Gillian and Zachary

This is the first book I have ever read or listened to by Karen Michelle Nutt, but I don't want it to be my last! I loved this story, I became totally enthralled in the lives of Gillian and Zachary and all the other characters so wonderfully brought to life in this story. Gillian is a 20th-century woman, living in California. At the start of the story, she has broken off her engagement to Gerry who is a really nice man, a successful doctor, a man who professes to love her. Why would she do that - well it's because she is having dreams about another man. A man she has never met, a man whose face she never sees, but a man she feels right down to her core is the only man for her. A man whose voice and the phrase he uses haunt her dreams.

Zachary Crighton is a man born and raised in the 1800s and his part of the story takes place not long after the American Civil War has ended. Zachary is a successful professional gambler who is obsessed with winning enough money to buy back the family home, Creighton Manor which is in Natchez. Creighton Manor was built by his grandfather but lost to the family by his drunk of a father and Zachary has allowed his obsession to take precedence over everything else.

These two meet when Gillian somehow travels back in time, I won't tell you how because that would be a spoiler and I don't do spoilers. She is found in Zachary's bedroom and as a result, they are both forced into marrying each other. She is desperate to go home to her own time and to the man of her dreams if she can ever find him. Whilst Zachary is resolute in his need to provide for and protect his wife.

What follows is a wonderful tale which takes place in both Gillian's time and Zachary's involving some of the best and most well-rounded characters you could ask for. The story is highly emotional in places and would, I think, deserve to be described as an emotional rollercoaster. Both of the main characters have to deal with falling in love but not realising it whilst still not knowing if Gillian will be whisked back to her own time. If that isn't enough then we also have attempts on their lives and a kidnapping!

I would love to tell you more but that would involve spoilers and I don't want to do that, what I will say I that this story enthralled and gripped me from beginning to end, so much so, that I found myself listening to it when I really should have been sleeping!

The writing style flows wonderfully, the narration is excellent each and every character is performed beautifully by Patrice Gambardella. So to summarise, this was my first book by this author and the narrator whom I think make a great team. The book was really enjoyable, well written and exciting. I have no hesitation in recommending this audiobook at you.

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Good Time Travel story

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Gillian has traveled back in time to 1870 and meets Zachary.. neither have marriage in mind, however, to save their reputation, they marry..
This is a great time travel story (which I love) and it has a few twists and turns along the way which keeps in interested.
Sometimes the narration seemed like someone was just reading the book, but since I liked the story so much, I overlooked it.

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Great characters

I loved this story, especially the quirky dog who left me with so many questions.

Well written to story grew me in and held me hostage, there was a lot going on with the two time periods and the surprising connections. Everything was interwoven between the characters and the different times, it's really well done.

Great writing, the characters and the story are vivid and compelling.

I enjoyed the narration, the character voices are well done, the accents are interesting but I can't comment on how realistic they are or aren't. The delivery could have used some more variation, it was a little flat.

I received a free copy of this book from the author and/or narrator and/or publisher and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.

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dont bother

this might be a good book, but the narrator is so bland, with no excitement that i got 1/3 of the way and deleted the book it was so bad i couldent even listen to more of it, i never got a book i didnt like till this one yikes!!!

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Adult Time Travel Romance

Have to say, I enjoyed this one, but I would warn that this is definitely an adult romance with some explicit content. I did feel this book was a little too long and drawn-out with some of the typical misunderstandings that happens early on in relationships, especially the ones that start out forced. It was an interesting spin on time travel, and I really enjoyed the different characters in this book. I only wish that the content have been a little cleaner, I prefer it when an author closes the bedroom door before things get too heavy. The narrator did a wonderful job with the characters, acting, and was a lot of fun to listen to.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.