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A Second Harvest

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David Fisher has lived by the rules all his life. Born to a Mennonite family, he obeyed his father and took over the family farm, married, and had two children. Now with both his kids in college and his wife deceased, he runs his farm alone and without joy, counting off the days of a life half-lived.

Christie Landon, graphic designer, Manhattanite, and fierce gay party boy, needs a change. Now 30, he figures it's time to grow up and think about his future. When his best friend overdoses, Christie resolves to take a break from the city. He heads to a small house in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to rest, recoup, and reflect.

But life in the country is boring despite glimpses of the hunky silver fox next door. When Christie's creativity latches onto cooking, he decides to approach his widower neighbor with a plan to share meals and grocery expenses. David agrees, and soon the odd couple finds they really enjoy spending time together.

Christie challenges the boundaries of David's closed world and brings out feelings he buried long ago. If he can break free of the past, he might find a second chance at happiness.

©2016 Eli Easton (P)2017 Dreamspinner Press

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    Tiaesha Inabinett Charlotte, Nc 07-18-17
    Tiaesha Inabinett Charlotte, Nc 07-18-17 Member Since 2016

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    "Good story, fast ending"

    I enjoyed the slow pace of the story and it being towed from both point of views, but the ending seemed rushed. The narration was ok. I believe Easton has a nack for telling beautiful love story with heart and soul. I will be read more of her work.

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    Belen 07-14-17
    Belen 07-14-17 Member Since 2015

    I'm an unabashed fiction fan: mostly M/M, Romance, Erotica, Suspense, Thrillers, Action, NA/YA genres.

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    "Just what I needed..."
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    A nice, gently paced, passionate, not too angsty romance.<br/><br/>Possible triggers: I’m trying not to spoiler anything, but this does include a scene of drug overdose and one of brutal physical assault.<br/><br/>Told from both Christie Landon and David Fisher’s dual POV, it was really compelling to have both sides when the men were coming from such hugely opposing backgrounds and ways of life.<br/><br/>I really appreciated and enjoyed Will Tulin’s narration for this story. While Tulin isn’t the best narrator I’ve ever heard, and his character voices were sometimes really similar, overall his calm narration and even pacing were just what I needed during a period when my life has been hugely stressful.<br/><br/>His voice, tone, and pace soothed me. I found myself relaxing as I listened and therefore able to focus intently on the story.<br/><br/>I definitely enjoyed the characters and the setting. David and Christie’s relationship development is a delight to experience. I loved how everything progressed, and the way they went from neighbors, to friends, to lovers.<br/><br/>My only real complaint is that the epilogue time jump of “one year later” felt like it came up really quickly and skipped forward so much, particularly after a very charged scene. Though I did really like the way it all played out, I do wish we’d gotten more than a glimpse in retrospect to how that particular situation played out.<br/><br/>Bottom line: This has likable characters, a sweet romance, easy to listen to narration, with some nice heat rounding it all out.<br/><br/>I can always count on Eli Easton for a good story and I’ll definitely be keeping an ear out for more by Will Tulin.

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    Rod 07-04-17
    Rod 07-04-17
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    "A Second Harvest Review"

    As a longtime listener of Audible books, I was blown away by this one and have recommended it to several friends. In the past I have found storylines to be mediocre at best, but I was unable to put this book down from the beginning and never wanted it to end. My only criticism is the final chapter which I felt was rushed and a bit disappointing after such an incredible read.

    On my highest note the narrator, Will Tulin, is an incredible talent and he absolutely nailed everything from character voice fluctuation to perfectly timed pauses. I will seek him out as a future narrator of Audible books and hope to hear him again soon in similarly gay-themed writings.

    Hats off to the author, Eli Easton, toward your great talent and gifted ability to bring such entertainment through your words.

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    D.Hernandez 06-26-17
    D.Hernandez 06-26-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great Book !!"

    I really enjoyed this title. I got lost in the story and was sad it had to end!!

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    Becky C USA 06-20-17
    Becky C USA 06-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Wonderful story of two older gay men finding love"

    e-book review, June, 2016: David is a Mennonite farmer who has lived his life as he was expected to do. The son of a stern father he inherited the farm when he was 18 years old and his father died suddenly. He married Susan and fathered two children, Joe and Amy, who are now in college. When Susan died three years ago David continued doing what he had always done, but alone and lonely. He didn’t even realize how unfulfilling his life had become and how broken he was because of it. He just continued every day, every week, every month, every year, keeping on keeping on. Until Christie came into his life.
    Christie is a New York graphic designer, a gay man who loves going to clubs with his friends on weekends. When his best friend and roommate Kyle falls in love with and marries Billy Christy realizes how unsatisfactory his life really is and how much he wants a relationship with someone he loves and who loves him in return. Hookups and anonymous sex just don’t do it for him anymore. When his aunt dies and leaves him a small farm he goes there to look over the property with the intention of selling it. Until he meets his neighbor.
    David has leased some of the land that is now Christie’s so he goes over to meet Christie and see if this is an arrangement he wants to continue. Kitchen accidents that burn a batch of cookies at Christie’s house and a TV dinner at David’s lead them to a plan to share groceries and for Christie, who loves to cook, to prepare occasional meals for both of them. It’s a plan of convenience. Until it develops into something more.
    David is a man on the Kinsey scale (which he has never heard of). He has always had an interest in men but hid it from everyone because his family and church declared it a sin. When he begins to have feelings for Christie those interests begin to make themselves known and he realizes that in order to be happy he needs to acknowledge who he is, even if it’s in secret. Christie is as gay as a rainbow banner but he is willing to allow David to find himself. It scares Christie because he’s afraid that any minute David will dive back into his closeted life and leave Christie heartbroken.
    This is the story of two mature men – David is 41 and Christie is 30 – as they discover what each really wants in life and have to decide what part the other will play in it. David’s children, his farm, and his church are strong barriers to finding their HEA and he knows he is going to have to give up something that means a lot to him in order to be with Christie. Eli Easton writes the angst this causes David and Christie in a heart wringing manner that culminates in tragedy that opens everyone’s eyes. The main characters and the secondary characters are so well written you feel like you actually know these people and will miss them when the story ends. This is the first in a new series, Men of Lancaster County, and I’m eager to see who is featured next and where the series takes us. Eli Easton remains one of my favorite authors and this book is a beautiful example of why.
    Addendum: June 20, 2017, I've finished the audiobook version and fell in love with this book and the characters all over again. The narrator, Will Tulin, does a very good job with this book. My only complaint is there is not much varation in voices, which at times made it difficult to follow who was speaking. He did add inflection and emotion to his reading, though, and that was very pleasant.

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    Kathie 06-18-17
    Kathie 06-18-17
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    "A Gentle Love Story"


    This story is a reminder to me ; love built on a solid foundation of patience ,respect and kindness is the best kind of love.
    Another solid story by Eli Easton and a great performance by Will Tulin

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    Jeffrey Austin Texas, United States 06-12-17
    Jeffrey Austin Texas, United States 06-12-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Frustrating Ending"

    Books without great or less than great endings frustrate me. I enjoyed the way that David was portrayed and certainly Christie, his eventual love interest. David was full of passion and desire and only willing to take so much grief from his ignorant son. The ending bothered me. I felt it was overly violent, bordering on gratuitous and a quick fix and path to the end for David's son to realize that he was being a jerk. The ending felt rushed and the final words and conclusions frustrating as if "hurry up and get this over with." Then again I am comparing this story to my other far more satisfying experience with author Easton. Still, the main body was a good paced, slow developing love story. I would still recommend it.

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    Lifesavr 599 Spruce Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95407 06-12-17
    Lifesavr 599 Spruce Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95407 06-12-17 Member Since 2015

    Reading and listen to books for me is one of the keys to a happy life.

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    "Another great coming out story"

    Loved this story and of course the characters. Great narration. I noticed afterwards that I own several audio books by this author already and loved them all. Who knows I might just buy another one tonight!

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