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Should she jump? 

When the train is headed for disaster, the engineer can jump out, right? 

Carolina knew moving teenagers from the Atlanta suburbs to a small Georgia mountain town was a horrible idea. She knew opening a B&B was an even worse plan. She can’t see around the next curve, but....

Should she jump? 

Oncoming headlights aren’t only aimed at her family, the town of Chancey is being set up for a collision that could change everything. And as that unfolds, Carolina’s husband Jackson is smack dab in the middle of it all, his hand on the throttle, going full steam ahead. 

Should she jump?

Would you?

©2016 Kay Dew Shostak (P)2020 Kay Dew Shostak

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The Chancey Story continues...and so delightfully

This audiobook was provided to me for an honest review.

To be honest, when I was gifted the first three books, I wondered if I should have just requested the first one in case they were disappointing. (Better to have to write one review than three, eh?) But WOW! I was so engaged in the town of Chancey by the time I was half way through the second book, I went to Audible and purchased the rest of the series. I LOVE these stories.

Kay Dew Shostak hit the mark on small towns. I grew up in one, and she understands how they work. Her characters are pretty accurate in most small town politics – one dominant leader (also known as a bossy know-it-all), people with assertive personalities (the fun people) who work around the dominant leader, and then the followers (everyone else that wants to stay neutral). It makes for a fun mix in a tiny town where gossip travels faster than a speeding bullet.

Her characters draw you into their lives and before you know it, you feel like you live there too.

There is no murder, no violence or descriptive sex – just good clean stories. If you want to just lose yourself in a book (or preferably the whole series), I recommend these audiobooks. You’ll come out of it feeling quite satisfied!

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Wow!

Great series. I don’t typically list to books over eight hours but this series held my attention. I really enjoyed the first 2 books and the third not as much. I think the third book was to drawn out. I would still recommend all of the books.

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Love Everything Chauncey

Another great book in the series. These stories are so true to the lives that the average person lives. I love that the storylines are relatable and the characters come with flaws and all. I snickered so many times when reading this as it made me think of all the drama I’ve had with family throughout my life time. In the end though, it’s those that drive us the most nuts that we truly love the most. Thanks for writing such a wonder story that shows just how important friends and family really are.

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I'm all aboard the Chancey train!

I am loving Chancey and all the people that live there. This series is getting better and better. An entertaining listen while I'm driving around town.

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Great book

Sometimes you want to reach into the book and slap Jackson to find out why grab your copy!

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Love these characters! Can I live in Chancey??

I have simply adored the first three books. For some reason, I thought this was a trilogy and was sad to see it end, but there's more!!!! I'm downloading book 4 as we speak. These folks are my family now!! Lol. Love love love.

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Love this series

I loved this series from the start however this book was filled with some turmoil that I did not like. I like the couple and the family to be solid but they were on shaky ground which did not sit well with me. Basically, this series is a cozy one with great, likeable characters along with bits of knowledge sprinkled in. I am looking forward to the next one in the series. Anyone have a free code?

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Enjoyed this storsy about small town life

Another great story. This book is as good as the previous volumes. A story most people can related to in some way. Small town life and its ups and downs.


Loved the narration. Suzanne Barbetta makes the story come to life.

I will listen to more books by Kay Dew Shostak!

I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

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Derailed in Chancey

It is a big time in Chancey.Projects from years ago are showing up again.The family and friends seem to be heading in different directions.Chaos is the word of the day,every day.Should she leave,should she stay?SO many secrets in Chancey! Suzanne Barbetta was an excellent narrator.I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.' 

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This IS small town llife...

If you have never lived in a small town, you really won't understand how true this series of books are. The mom, Carolina, is realizing how hard it is to move from a bustling town of Atlanta to a slow moving, everyone knows everyone (and in your business) life. Best of all, as a passive/aggressive Mom, who LOVES HER KIDS, she is willing to do whatever it takes to make her family happy. Even if she is not sure that she is happy doing it. I love Carolina. I love the 'in your face' Lainey, the 'this is how it is' Susan and...Mrs...well...she reminds me of an Aunt I have, so how could I not love her, as well.
I got a bit aggravated with Jackson and his attitude about the B&B that HE wanted, but has nothing to do with, but Carolina makes it work.
Suzanne Barbetta is perfect as the narrator for this series. Her southern charm, the nuances of her voice, the flow in which she tells the story all bring the characters to life.
I love this series and HIGHLY recommend it!

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  • 12-04-21

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Wonderful entertaining story of Carolina'# family and life in Chancey, brought to life by Suzanne's excellent narration.

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  • Christy D
  • 11-10-21

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Carolina feels like the discarded new toy when a child is tired of it. After a few mishaps Jackson is still not really talking to her nor is most of the town. It can really wear on a person. Then come Jackson’s work is brought and a new plant in town and the woman he’s working with and this all spells disaster. That is until her friends but in! Fantastic narration so easy to listen to!

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  • 10-12-21

Great narration and easy listen - lovely story

This was such a fun listen but also had some interesting lessons. Can just imagine my teenage sons when they were like that, and so expect my daughter to be like Savannah in a year or so. She is already a cheerleader princess.

Again it is hard to describe the story or genre it is just easy listening and I am loving the muffin ideas. I am experimenting them whilst listening.

I was given a free copy by the author but this did not impact my review.

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  • Dave & Linda
  • 05-31-21

narrated so well

gosh what a wonderful tail I loved it so much you would think you where living it .

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  • 03-21-21

Interesting

I enjoy listening to Suzanne Barbetta, she is a enjoyable narrator to listen to. This a interesting listen, we have a family moving to a small town and dealing with all the tribulations and trails the family go through. Crazy friends and characters , oh yes a meth lab.