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Publisher's Summary

Adventurers, families, outlaws were all driven west in the 1860s by a longing for endless blue sky along with wild and wide-open spaces. Tracie Peterson, from her own Montana home, paints an unforgettable portrait of this rich, rugged landscape, populated by strong and spirited characters. When Dianne Chadwick urges her family to move west to her uncle's ranch in the Montana Territory, she has no idea that her new life in the rugged frontier - and even within her uncle's home - will not be the idyllic adventure she expects. But first she has to survive the arduous wagon journey with the help of guide Cole Selby, whose heart seems to be as hard as the mountains he loves.
©2005 Kathleen Krull (P)2008 Recorded Books,LLC

Critic Reviews

"With this illuminating biography, Krull kicks off her planned six-volume Giants of Science series... An impressive start." ( Publishers Weekly, starred review)

"With a totally captivating opening and a conversational writing style...the book... adds details to bring da Vinci and his times to life." (School Library Journal, starred review)

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Good book; poor performance

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I always enjoy Tracie Peterson. However, I won't buy another book read by this lady. Her swallowing and smacking irritated me but when I heard her stomach rumble, that was it! Too bad for a good book.

How could the performance have been better?

Another reader!

Did Land of My Heart inspire you to do anything?

Wish I could have gotten through it!

Any additional comments?

Please, please screen readers thoroughly. A good reader makes a difference!

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Great Blessing, this book

If you could sum up Land of My Heart in three words, what would they be?

Discovery, acceptance, practice

What did you like best about this story?

From the first to last words in this book, Christ Jesus and His redemption is displayed in novel which sets out perfectly a real life scenario. I want to listen to books that are Bible studies in themselves always for sure sticking to good theology, which this one does.

Which scene was your favorite?

At the end of the book, last chapter....Diane hitting home what Cole's heartache really was all about.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Diane's uncle sharing his former life story.

Any additional comments?

This book and I'm sure the series (I am going to start book 2) are a must listen.

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Narrator ruins the enjoyment of the story.

What disappointed you about Land of My Heart?

The narration by Ruth Ann Phimister made the storytelling annoying.

What other book might you compare Land of My Heart to and why?

I love the books that are performed by other narrators. Tracie Peterson's books are very entertaining.

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enjoyable read

I very much enjoyed this book. not only do I love the time period 1800's, alittle western, wagon trains, and montana (im from montana). the book makes you wonder where Diana got her inner strength to keep moving on after the loss of family, its her faith. I think her friends on the wagon train help her find it to.
This book has a suttle way of making you think about your relationship with God, and the strength he gives you.
As the story comes to an end it really makes one think about your own faith, is it truly strong enough to get you through your own struggles. I can relate to Cole and Bram about your own struggles with God. it makes you be thankful our lord is patient.
Enjoy, it truly is a good western.

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Love the book and the narration!!

I bought the audio version of this book and I must say, it was one of my best picks of choosing from a first time author that I have never read anything from...this book is amazing! I have listened to this narrator before and just love her narration, I am not sure what the other reviews are so negative about...she does a wonderful job!!! Highly recommend!!!

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Moving

It was a very good book, a little sad and emotional for me but can’t wait to read the next one!!!

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Painful narration

Loved this book. But the narrator was distracting. I did purchase the second book because I was interested in what happens to the characters. I'm willing to put up with the narration just to hear the story. But she is bad. I know others have the same problem with her. Did the author approve this narrator?

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awesome book, poor narration

This is one of the best books I have listened to in months. However, the narration is not good. Her voice is not really pleasant,but I could live with that except: the last few chapters are difficult to listen to. She has times that it sounds like her lips must be dry and she stops to lick them and there are silent spots where all you hear is narrator's breathing.

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boring

the narrator was terrible and the story boring. will never listen to this author or narrator again

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New reader needed

I love this book and the author is one of my favorites but the reader makes to many nasty sounds ,swallowing, and mouth sounds. you can hear her using her saliva to make her mouth moist over and over. it is just disgusting, distracting, and vulgar.