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The Homesteader's Sweetheart Audiobook

The Homesteader's Sweetheart: Love Inspired Historical

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Publisher's Summary

From an Audie award-winning narrator and a USA TODAY best-selling author comes a story of unlikely love and true family togetherness.

They come from different worlds...

Pursued by an unwelcome suitor, banker's daughter Penny Castlerock will do anything to escape town and Mr. Abbott's advances - even visit her grandfather's homestead for an undetermined amount of time. Out of her element, she must rely on neighbor Jonas White - and his brood of adopted children.

Scandal chased Jonas out of Philadelphia five years ago - one that socialite Miss Castlerock knows about. Since then, Jonas has kept to himself, worked his homestead, and focused on raising his seven adopted boys and his daughter. The last thing he needs is to be reminded of the past and the young woman he once fancied - especially when she's so far out of his sphere....

As circumstances force the two to work together, their tentative friendship blossoms into something more. But can two people from such disparate backgrounds find true love with each other?

©2012 Lacy Williams (P)2015 Lacy Williams

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    Amazon CustomerBeliever 03-29-17 Member Since 2014
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    Would you listen to The Homesteader's Sweetheart again? Why?

    No, too many other books to listen to but it is a good story.


    What other book might you compare The Homesteader's Sweetheart to and why?

    One of the many mail order brides books.


    Which character – as performed by Laural Merlington – was your favorite?

    The daughter


    If you could rename The Homesteader's Sweetheart, what would you call it?

    Uncommon Love


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed the entire story and the narration was very good. I liked the twist and turns. The narrator showed the true characters of each character and brought the story to life. I got this book via audiobook boom.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cindy Nipper 06-19-17
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    "8 children?"

    This is a wonderful story of a rich woman who falls for a poor man! To add to the twist Jonas is the father of 8 adopted children, but he's never known the love of a woman! As Penny gives courting advice to his teen sons, she's teaching him as well! Too bad he's a bit slower to learn and much more afraid of rejection!

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    Kindle Customer 05-24-17
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    This book started out somewhat slow. But it became more interesting as Penny and Jones's relationship developed. Each of them was dealing with insecurities based on past life experiences but prayer and trusting in God allowed them to move beyond that. At one point I didn't want to keep listening because I thought I knew what would happen to Penny. Ms. Williams surprised me. When the anticipated event did happen, I wasn't expecting it. The ending was nicely resolved. Laurel did a good job with the narration. I would recommend this to anyone especially those looking for a clean Christian romance. The audio version was a gift and the reviews is my free and unsolicited opinion.

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    Layla 05-19-17
    Layla 05-19-17
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    "Clean historical romance"
    Any additional comments?

    This has more of a character build up compared to other books of the same genre. You get to know the characters really well and how they change as the story progresses. It is about family, friendship, trust, change, understanding and romance, of course.
    I really liked the family element and how they reacted to Penelope when she and her brother came to stay and help their grandfather. You get a few twists in the story which keeps it interesting.
    I would recommend this book to everyone since it is suitable for all.

    I was voluntarily provided this review copy audio book at no charge by the author, publisher, and/or narrator

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    Gina J 05-11-17
    Gina J 05-11-17

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Money can't buy love"

    I liked the plot of this story of a spoiled woman who goes to help her farmer grandfather
    and ends up learning that hard work and helping others is more important than fancy dresses and parties especially when she ends up helping her grandfather's handsome and noble but poor Neighbor trying to get his homestead up and running and keep his adopted children cared for. Can they have a relationship coming from different backgrounds? The narrator was good but her voice is more suited for older characters.

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    Amanda Price Frankston, TX 05-05-17
    Amanda Price Frankston, TX 05-05-17 Member Since 2017

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    "Heart warming and sweet"

    I loved this book. I'll admit, I have a soft spot for books like this one. The differences in social circumstances, the difference in ways of life, the time this was set in, it all combines to make this the perfect read for me. Then throw in some orphans and a stoic, caring, slightly awkward man and this book goes to whole other level of a great read for me. I listened to it almost continuously all day only stopping to nap and to spend a few hours with my family. I was sad when it was over. I will be listening to this one again.

    The characters are wonderfully written. They are full of emotions, self doubts, and general worries. They are so easy to care for. The romance was well developed, taking its time. There are enough little surprises and hitches along the way that, even though I knew how it had to end, I still felt nervous as to what might happen.

    The narration was spot on. I really enjoyed the voice and felt it fit well with the story. Good enunciation, good pacing, and great emoting made for a fun audio experience.

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    Peggy Transue 05-02-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Homestead Love Story"

    This was a clean, sweet story that I truly enjoyed. Enough twists and turns to make it interesting.

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    Aurora Dawn 04-29-17
    Aurora Dawn 04-29-17
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    "A Sweet Western Romance"
    Where does The Homesteader's Sweetheart rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Westerns aren't my usual fare but I thoroughly enjoyed this one. It's a sweet story with a spunky heroine, a backward but honest hero and a few good chuckles mixed in with the romance. There's even a maniacal villain thrown in to keep things interesting.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Homesteader's Sweetheart?

    I loved the scene at the bronco busting event at the rodeo. Saying any more would require a BIG spoiler alert.


    Have you listened to any of Laural Merlington’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I believe this is my first but she reads very well.


    If you could rename The Homesteader's Sweetheart, what would you call it?

    Love and the Banker's Daughter


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    Renee 04-28-17
    Renee 04-28-17
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    "Love the hero"
    If you could sum up The Homesteader's Sweetheart in three words, what would they be?

    loving, self-sacrificing, hero


    What other book might you compare The Homesteader's Sweetheart to and why?

    some of Janette Oaks books


    What does Laural Merlington bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    A better visual of what each character's personality is like.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no, in my opinion there is some repetition.


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    Amazon Customer 04-26-17
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    "Enjoyable Story"

    I enjoyed listening to this audiobook. The narrator did a good job of bringing the story to life. Although the ending was fairly predictable, I liked experiencing the growth of the characters. I would recommend it to others.

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