Lady Adaline's Autumn Ball

Pine Cottage Series
Narrated by: Susan J. Iannucci
Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
4.1 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Ellwood Manor, Rose Glen, West Virginia, 1864 

Young Lady Adaline's days fluctuate between tea parties in the rose garden at Ellwood Manor and attending to wounded Union soldiers injured in the Civil War. When the town's hospital, plantation homes, and government buildings, overflow as makeshift hospitals, Adaline's mother, Lady Ellwood, offers Ellwood Manor as a convalescent home to recovering soldiers. 

Adaline and her best friend, Maggie, tend to the men by cheering them with reading Charles Dickens stories and writing letters home for them. But when they realize most of the men will be spending Thanksgiving away from home, they offer to put on an Autumn Ball and Feast for the soldiers and local ladies. 

Love, heart-break, and good-will join hands in this heart-warming holiday story.

©2018 Renee Riva (P)2019 Renee Riva

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Lovely Historical Romance

This was a nice historical, romance listen that takes place during the magical holiday time. If you are a fan of Renee Riva's other stories, it has a very similar style. The ending was also a surprise for me. Susan did a nice job with the narration. I could of used slightly more distict voices between some of the females. I received a copy of this audiobook at my request, and I have voluntarily left this review.

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Love and loss...

Lady Adaline's Autumn Ball (Pine Cottage Series) by Renee Riva and narrated by Susan J. Iannucci is heartwarming and heartbreaking tale of love and loss- a reminder of what happens when choices are made for us. Not sure what I can say that the summary hasn’t, so if you are looking for a short romance set in the Civil War time, give this one a listen. This isn’t my typical listen and I enjoyed it. Parental guidance/trigger warnings: It’s set during the time of the Civil War- soldiers, war, slavery, death (Scarlet fever), plantation mention. No swearing. *I was given a free review copy of the audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Thank you for allowing me to listen and review the book!

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Heartwarming and Breaking

I received a free copy of the audiobook for an honest and voluntary review. The civil war and the injuries that took a toll on families and soldiers. Adaline and Maggie become friends nursing soldiers and each fall in love. This is the heartwarming part and the heartbreak...please have a follow up on Adeline! The narrator did an excellent job on the story

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Nice

I got this ARC via audiobook boom and this is my voluntary review. I enjoyed this short story and was glad to see that certain rich people are ordinary. Also to the ending I was so glad for one of the heroines but sad for the other. I hope that her story is the next book, The descriptions were great and helped me to know more about things that happened during the Civil War.

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Good Historical Novella

Good Historical novella. The characters are great, and the story is beautifully written. I loved Adaline and Maggie's story. Susan J. Iannucci did a good narration.

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Heartwarming story

Touching and wholesome story of young women who put their heart into helping wounded soldiers. Very good storyline but I didn't feel the narrator was right for this book. I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.

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Lady Adaline’s Autumn Ball

A sweet novella about the young ladies who stepped up the nurse injured soldiers. Not only are they concerned with their physical healing, but their mental healing as well. What better way to lift their spirits than to throw an Autumn Ball. I enjoy Renee Riva’s sweet, wholesome stories. This book was a reminder that not every person gets their happily ever after... This was my first listen of one of Susan J. Iannucci’s narrations, and I thought she did a nice job. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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Great Read

Lady Adaline's Autumn Ball was a great quick read by Renee Riva. Lady Adaline splits her days between having tea parties and helping wounded union soldiers that were injured during the Civil War. All of the hospitals, homes and government buildings overflow with injured soldiers. Adaline and her friend Maggie decide to throw an Autumn Ball and Feast for the soldiers because they cannot be with their families for Thanksgiving. I really enjoyed reading Maggie and Adaline's story of finding love with two of the soldiers and hoping to be able to keep their love. This was a great read by Renee Riva and I can't wait to read more by the author.

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Good storyline heartwarming

I enjoyed listening to this book. It set back in the old days and war time. Heartwarming and I can’t wait for the next book.

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Christmas Romance

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. I loved this story. I teared up and laughed. Another great one by Renee Riva. I still love the narrator.