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Jenny's Dream

A Family Saga in Bear Lake, Idaho
Narrated by: Carolyn Kashner
Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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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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I have a dream....

Ahhhh what a choice!! Your dream or your love?

Might there be a way, any way, that Jenny can have both? I suggest you listen & find out :)

It's a beautiful story, well written and well narrated - makes for a treat in my book!

I've loved all of Linda's/Carolyn's projects, and I can't wait for more! :)

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
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They are getting better and better. Good Series

The Bear Lake series seems to be getting better and better. I like that the author tells a little about the facts in the book that are true. Interesting history. Will Jenny fall in love with Will or will they just stay friends. She was a tomboy but now she is a lady. Does that matter to a friend? The dialogue is great and the narrator again brings the characters to life. Great job Carolyn Kashner.


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

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Fall in love with a farmer!

Jenny is looking to follow her dream of becoming a writer. When she comes home from college, she is begins her search for a job and considers possibly moving to another state. Will has recently come from the city and is setting down in Bear Lake. He is intrigued with Jenny. She is not your typical girl, has a reputation for being a better shot than many men and is well educated. These two begin to form a friendship, spending time reading and talking. But as the summer winds down, Will finds that he has fallen for Jenny and the thought of her leaving is unbearable. Jenny is truly a wonderful character. She has spunk and keeps Will on his toes. Will is sweet and I love the poetry the two share. The two truly grow together, from the picnics to the dance lessons, they will steal your heart while they go from friendship to love. The other part of the story that I really enjoyed was the hunt for the grizzly. What an adventure this bear took us on, and the suspense of his demise was heart stopping. This is a fun installment and I can't wait to see what Linda Weaver Clarke has in store in book 4 for us.

Carolyn Kashner does a marvelous job with the narration of this book. I love her voices, and she has the perfect sound for the time period. She has a good pace and easily creates the distinguishable voices and personalities of the characters.

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  • bluepits73
  • @AudiobookObsession Houston, TX
  • 10-26-18

Incredibly Relatable and Inspirational

Not necessary to read prior books in the saga to understand the story.

Narration was perfect as usual.

Jenny is a very likeable and I was really able to relate to her on a number of levels. She is home after being away at college and is conflicted about whether she really wants to stay in Idaho with her family or try to get employment elsewhere and possibly move to the great state of TEXAS <3. While awaiting a response to her application she seems to lose herself and doubts her abilities as a writer. A caring family friend encourages Jenny to continue pursuing her dream of being an author and suggests she participate in writing competitions to overcome her self-doubt. Despite her doubt, Jenny works diligently and determinedly on her writing every day.

I really like that Jenny goes through this because I think just about everyone experiences instances of self-doubt or not feeling "good enough" at least once in their lifetime. Jenny's efforts are inspirational and remind us to believe in ourselves and our dreams; it highlights the importance of hard work and dedication to accomplish our dreams.

Also, Jenny struggles with a negative experience from her past that preventsher from moving forward with her life. When Jenny finally able to address this internal struggle that has held her back, the listener is reminded of the power of simple forgiveness.

Shortly after her return to Idaho, Jenny also encounters Will, the gentleman turned farmer. It is a pleasure to watch their friendship flourish into something more over the duration of the story.

The Bear Lake community also experiences a real scare with the grizzly bear. I thought it was particularly fascinating that this crazy huge Grizzly Bear actually existed in real life!

I really enjoyed majority (~98%) of this clean and easy romance. I absolutely hated that their dog died. Booooo to that.

I received a free copy and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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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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Sweet Family Friendly Story

iI enjoy this author and this series very much. enjoyable for young gitls thru adult listeners.

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Falling in Love

I loved the story of Jenny and Will. It has drama and suppence. It was clean and well written. I couldn't wait to see how it would end. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves a good love story.

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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.