Bored and lonely New York socialite, Carolynne Forbes, longs to leave her wealthy past behind her and become a musician. She has both the talent and the dedication required, but does not know how to defy her family's expectations, or Society's rules. But a chance meeting with an acknowledged rake sparks her courage to find out if she truly does have what it takes. But can she convince him that he is as deserving of happiness and fulfillment in his own life too?
Elliot Grady is wealthy, charming and very clever. But his life has always bored him. Secretly he has always longed for the life of a writer, but has always dismissed it from his mind as he pursued an existence filled with shooting parties and balls, pretty girls and gambling. But his meeting Miss Forbes reminds him that he too once had ambitions, and that he has been a fool to let them go. He takes his own advice, and ignores the conventions that his own wealthy Boston background has dictated and takes to the road. But will he convince himself that he is good enough to wed the woman he loves?
Karla Gracey tells a sweet clean story of love. I'm addicted to her books.
As always Alan Taylor's narration is excellent.
I was provided a copy of this audible free and am thrilled to leave my honest unbiased review
Another sweet story of love. I Especially loved the fact that
Elliot let her keep her dreams
Faith Creek Brides, Book 3
By: Karla Gracey
Carolynne has pure talent when it comes to playing the piano. She wishes to chase her dream of playing concerts. Her mother’s wish for her daughter is to marry and produce grandchildren.
Caroylynne meets Elliott who is handsome and charming. He tells her he has no interest in marriage. He encourages her to follow her dreams and advertise for a husband. She hears from a gentleman and now a love triangle begins. The twists and turns are enough to keep the listener wondering……..
The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed by Alan Taylor.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
Karla Gracey continues this series and I really enjoyed this book. Carolynne is a woman with an incredible musical talent. The times do not warrant women in the field, but she is encouraged by Elliot, a gentleman she met one night as he heard her play. After conversing with him, he encouraged her to follow her passion, and also write for a mail order groom. This romance between the two was fun from the start, but will Elliot's responses to her land him alone? This book was a lot of fun for me for several reasons. I love that Carolynne is an independent woman and while she would love to have a husband, she doesn't want her music to take a backseat to his wishes. It is refreshing to have a woman in this time period really pursue her dreams. I also liked the way she encouraged her suitor to also go after his own dreams.
Continuing to narrate this series, Alan Taylor lends his rich baritone voice to the story. His voice is so warm, you immediately fall for the potential groom. He has a vast array of voices, making the performance very pleasing to the ear.