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Widowed by war, Maura O'Connor has raised her son alone under the weight of poverty in the unforgiving slums of New York City. That harsh and difficult life has taken a toll on them both. Desperate to save her son from the misery around them, she moves them both to the tiny Western town of Hope Springs, where her late husband's family lives, hoping the decade of silence between them does not mean she and Aidan will be rejected outright. Her son needs family, and she would endure anything to see him happy.  

Ryan Callaghan has worked the land belonging to the late Granny Claire for years, dreaming of one day claiming it as his own. Living in his brother's home affords him no freedom, no stability, no joy. The arrangement is even harder on his mother, whose health is quickly deteriorating. A risky investment in the land has finally begun to pay off, and he is at last in a position to secure a better future for them both. When use of the home is, without warning, offered to a newly arrived widow and her son, that future is entirely uncertain.  

Both Maura and Ryan desperately need the Claire farm, for their own futures as well as those of the loved ones who depend on them. Neither can remain in Hope Springs without the house and land, but only one can claim it in the end.

©2018 Sarah M Eden (P)2018 Sarah M Eden

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This book kept me entertained as i worked around the house or exercised or drove...I enjoyed hearing it, but it wasn't like I was dying to turn it back on to find out what happened next. The narrator was very good and I enjoyed revisiting characters from Sarah's other books.

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a long journey home

and it was ,what a good strong family coming together and helping each other weak in the romance department but still a good read the narrator did well

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Facing life’s challenges head on.

The story of Maura and Ryan is a sweet one. Maura has an illness brought on by working in the factories. She hasn’t worked in the factories for a while but her coughing hasn’t improved. She finally sees a doctor and finds out her prognosis. She decides she needs to move out west to live with her in laws so her son has a home if she dies.
Ryan faces his own difficulties. When Maura arrives Ryan fears that life has just gone down hill for him. Ryan is afraid that the land he hoped would be his will now be out of his reach. But he faces with the kindness is part of who he is.
Ryan and Maura are both kind souls. They both have faced difficulty. It is enjoyable to see them develop an affection for one another.

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My very favorite so far from this beautiful series!

Love Ryan and, his noble, kind and breath of fresh air dementor. Ryan meets his soulmate which is equally his match. It’s sad, it’s beautiful and, it’s a great story. A story, with just the right amounts of sweet and horrible thrown in. Narrators Performance was brilliant! Bravo!

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Hopefully brilliant!

We just don’t know what life will throw with us. Moira is lost and alone and chooses to take a courageous step into the unknown. While the consequences could be fatal, it’s the only hope she has. I absolutely loved this book!

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Feel good story

I loved this book; a sweet love story with its struggles. I appreciate an author who can write a beautiful story that does not have trashy love scenes or vulgarity. The narrator is amazing with the different accents and male and female characters. Well done!!!!

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Thank goodness for speed adjustment

I am only about 1/2 way through and, although I’m enjoying the story, I’m guessing the narrator was paid by time and not book length. She does a nice job of the accents, but she reads SO slowly! I think I’m going to have to bump up the speed yet again…I want to enjoy the story, not be lulled to sleep. I’m afraid to look if she narrates all the books in this series.

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Love the book!

Love the book ! Good storyline kept me interested all the way through. listen to whole series series . I recommend

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Fabulous

I love these characters and this town. All I can say to Sarah is write faster and do not let this series end! Stories of the heart and as always perfect narration!

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Long Journey Home Saint Maries Idaho

Continuing story of Hope Springs - The first two books captured my heart. Sarah Eden is a great author and her stories of the families in Hope Springs are so close to what happened between the Irish and those that settled there.

People had a hard life but they found joy in their hardships.

Great family series and I encourage you to listen to with family members. A greater appreciation for what we have can be found within these pages.