Longing for Home

Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
Series: Longing for Home, Book 1
Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (429 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Twenty-six-year-old Katie Macauley has placed all her hope in Hope Springs, a small town in the 1870 Wyoming Territory. But if she wants to return home to Ireland to make amends with her estranged family, she’ll need to convince the influential Joseph Archer to hold true to his word and keep her on his payroll as his housekeeper - despite her Irish roots. The town is caught in an ongoing feud between the “Reds” - the frontiersmen who would rather see all the Irish run out of town and the Irish immigrants who are fighting to make a home for themselves in the New World.

When Joseph agrees to keep Katie on ash is housekeeper, the feud erupts anew, and Katie becomes the reluctant figurehead for the Irish townsfolk. As the violence escalates throughout the town, Katie must choose between the two men who have been vying for her love - though only one might be able to restore hope to her heart.

©2013 Sarah M. Eden (P)2013 Shadow Mountain

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  • 02-01-17

very sweet.... nice clean romance :-)

it's not very often that you find a nice clean sweet romance, I enjoyed it very much :-)

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Absolutey Wonderful

Would you consider the audio edition of Longing for Home to be better than the print version?

This is the best book I have listened to in a very long time and that is really saying something!!!! I am so glad I listened to this one, instead of reading it. Great Job Sarah Eden and Cassandra Campbell.

What did you like best about this story?

This book is not just a romantic story, although it has a very sweet love story involved, but it has a great overall story behind it. I loved the characters and the learning and growing they do throughout the story. I loved the Irish history, something that was new for me. I was sad when it ended and wish the author would keep the story going for longer. Maybe book 2 :) !! I loved the characters and would be interested in seeing how life plays out in their future.

Which character – as performed by Cassandra Campbell – was your favorite?

The performance was incredible and I enjoyed listening to all the voices she used for each character, none were annoying!!!!! The accents were awesome!

If you could take any character from Longing for Home out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Joseph. I want to know more of his history with his wife.

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Best audio book I have listened to in a long time!!!!

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GREAT STORY! COULDN'T STOP LISTENING!

Would you listen to Longing for Home again? Why?

I sure would. It was such a great story.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Longing for Home?

Man, there were too many. I don't know!

What does Cassandra Campbell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The Irish accents for sure!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I did tear up a bit at one part.

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So far, my favorite book from this author. It is going to have a sequel that I already can't wait for. The story is definitely not over yet!!!

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Great narration!

Accents are spot on!! Very well done. Only complaint is that the voicing for Joseph Archer sounds as if he's always angry/harsh/critical (which I don't believe he is), as if he's always talking through gritted teeth. And that could just be the result of the narrator lowering her natural voice. It wasn't always misplaced given the storyline, but it never changed when the dialogue or feeling of the scene was more subdued and tender. Otherwise, everything was beautifully performed!! The Irish accent, wit, and inflection was fantastic!
Story was well written and the author really captured the feelings and sentiment of the era.

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sweet romance

Great story and the performance was terrific!!
I was swept right in and had a hard time putting it down. I appreciated the history between the Irish and English. I am assuming the sequel has closure with Katie's family in Ireland.

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Ended too soon, but it was fun to read

I truly loved listening to the Irish brogue of the performer. This was a wonderful story and I highly recommend it. I found myself angry for Katy and crying through her struggles. It easily touches your emotions and brings you back to a time when prejudice was just a way of life. My only complaint is that it seemed to end a few chapters too early. It seems as though the major question was resolved, but still leaves you hanging on two fairly major things (well three) that the novel hinges around. The main theme is answered...but I was left with too many questions. I still highly recommend reading it and I'll definitely check out other books by the author. She's a very talented writer.

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A sweet love story.

Good character development and a nice clean love story. I have a soft spot for the Irish accent. The end left me wanting to read the sequel.

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One of the best!

The narrator is absolutely amazing for this novel. The story made me laugh, cry, smile, and laugh some more. Excited to move onto book 2 and discover more about the characters ofHope Springs.

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I can't wait to read the others

What a great book. I struggled with who she should love and be with. Loved it!

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Bravo!

Fantastic story line and well read. I found it captivating from the beginning. What a joy!

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  • 01-31-18

sweet story though slightly predicatable

read well, with lovely Irish accents. interesting story and backstory. will worth a listen to