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Jenny Roberts has a dream to escape her small hometown to become a writer. She develops a friendship with a young farmer, who is new to the area and has secretly fallen in love with her. 

After she realizes her friend means more to her than she thought, she must now choose between a career and romance. Which dream should she pursue?

The only thing standing in her way is an unpleasant memory that has haunted her since childhood. She must learn to forgive before she can choose which dream to follow. 

Meanwhile, a legendary 10-foot grizzly is seen in the area, and its boldness has frightened the community.

©2009 Linda Weaver Clarke (P)2018 Linda Weaver Clarke

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Wonderful example of respect

I love the way this author brings morals into light in her stories. If only young people would still apply these principles when selecting a mate, there would be less divorce and many more happier marriages. Marriage is about compromise and respect, and if people know what their match wants from the beginning, there wouldn't be disappointment in the marriage. I also love how Jenny discovers what her true dreams are. The book is free from the sexuality that plagues so many romances. I would encourage all couples, especially those beginning a relationship, to read this story. The author provided a free review copy of this book, which in no way swayed my decision.

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Early American farm life

This story is about early American society where an educated young woman meets a man and determines she wants to marry him and he wants to be a farmer. It depicts the morals of the time and the issues involved when people from two backgrounds feel they want to make a life for themselves.

The narration was good and the story was sweet.

This book was provided free of charge with the expectation of an honest review.

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Another Entertaining Listen!

More Characters in the Bear Lake Saga are revealed in this book. The story is fun, and the historical markers are interesting. The Author kept Me absorbed with the Main Character, Jenny, who is much like myself. The Narrator did an excellent job as always. Looking forward to more from this Team! :-) This book was provided free of charge in exchange for a fair review of the book... Thank You!

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Very sweet book!

I really enjoyed his book! I love to listen while doing housework and I found myself listening before bed and in the car so I could get the story finished!

I really enjoyed the friendship that Will and Jenny had, the way Jenny overcame hardships from her past, and the relationship she had with her family.

I enjoyed the narration as well. I’m picky about narrators and I really feel like she did a good job giving characters their own voice without going over the top.

I was given this book in exchange for a truthful review.

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Engaging Clean Western Romance in 1900's Idaho

Jenny’s Dream is another engaging clean western romance set in the early 1900’s written by Linda Weaver Clarke. It is the third story in the Bear Lake, Idaho Saga that picks up several years after the second story (Edith and the Mysterious Stranger) ends. This book centers around Gilbert and Melinda’s daughter Jenny after she returns home from college where she studied literature and writing. From the first book in the series (Melinda and the Wild West) we know Jenny grew up a Tomboy, knowing how to hunt, shoot, and rope cattle. After being teased relentlessly as a child, Jenny now wants nothing more than to leave the small town she grew up in and move far away.

Like most Tomboys who eventually grows up, Jenny blossomed in college and transformed into a vibrant and attractive young lady. While home for the summer, Jenny explores several writing opportunities, including applying for a job as a news writer in another state. She also meets Will, a young farmer who is new to the area and who used to live in the big city. She is intrigued by him (why would anyone want to move away from a large city?) and they eventually become friends after spending afternoons together reading and talking. I really appreciated how their relationship truly started off as friendship even while Jenny taught Will how to dance. The love between them develops slowly, which makes it that much more believable.

Carolyn Kashner narrated this audiobook as she did the other two books in this series. She is simply wonderful, providing varied voices for both male and female characters and inflecting just the right amount of emotion in all the right places. I really enjoyed listening to this story and look forward to other audiobooks in this series!

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Sweet love..

Another story of sweet love and how getting to know each other in a different way can make a difference in the end. The characters are so charming and you can relate to them right away. Deciding between a career and true love can be difficult but in the end, love does win. Ms. Weaver-Clarke does it again, giving you a story that you will remember always.

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Adorable characters.

I loved Jenny and how she was a horse riding gun shooting sort of girl. Her love story was very cute and I can’t wait for more of this series

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Lovely Story!

This was book 3 of the Bear Lake Family series. Stories that take place in refreshingly simpler times. The story stands alone but is more enjoyable if you read the other books in the series. This time the story is about Jenny, daughter of Gilbert and Melinda. Jenny is struggling to find herself and longs to be a writer. She is home from college and has made a friend of a farmer new to the area, They find that they are kindred spirits despite their different backgrounds. Some of the town look down upon their friendship and warn that it could only lead to trouble. Are they right and their relationship should be discouraged? A very enjoyable listen! I look forward to the story continuing.

I was gifted a copy of the audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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Wonderful book series!

I have really enjoyed Audible books. I can listen while working, while traveling and while relaxing. This series by Linda Weaver Clarke is a wonderful historical set of books that I have enjoyed so much.

The narrator Carolyn Kashner has an easy going and relaxing way of speaking with lots of voice changes as the book characters speak.

This was book 3 of the 5 part historical fiction Bear Lake Family series. It is always nice to read one of Linda Weaver Clarke's books which are always entertaining, factual and clean reads.

This, as the title indicates is the story about Jenny, daughter of Gilbert and Melinda, the couple that blended their lives and family together.A wonderful story that takes you back in time and let's you visualize what life was like as people forged their lives in an untamed land.

As Jenny's dream of her future began to come true, she discovered that sometimes dreams can change with time. And sometimes surprise you.

It was a great read and I recommend it along with the previous 2 books in the series. It has adventure, romance and historical elements which make a great combination. I know others will enjoy this story as much as I have.

I received an Audible version of this book for my honest review which I have given.