Lisa Marshall is stunned when celebrated volcanologist Paul Hamilton comes back into her life at the college where she now teaches. Despite their acrimonious break-up several years earlier, they soon realize the magnetic attraction between them is stronger than ever.
However, the past is still part of the present, not least when Paul discovers Lisa has a young son. They can't change the past, but will it take a volcanic eruption to help them change the future?
What did you love best about Changing the Future?
First, let me say that I was given this audio book in exchange for an honest review. I am very happy Stevie Zimmerman (the narrator) was kind enough to gift me with this book because I may not have listened to it or bought it otherwise. It's a modern day romance written by Paula Martin and narrated by Stevie Zimmerman. The story itself was very well written, the characters had depth and emotion, and the premise of the story is one that many can relate to. Stevie did a wonderful job narrating the story bringing the characters to life. I love that this was set in England and obviously needed a narrator with an excellent English accent and dialect. One of the things I liked best was that the English often use different words than Americans do as well as often pronouncing those words in a different manner or with different inflection. She was impecable in her narration of "Changing the Future". I can't wait to let my friend from England have a listen as she will just adore hearing the narration. (vs. our Southern pronunciation of words and phrases..LOL)While Stevie was a new narrator for me to hear, I am most definately adding her to my list of "good" ones I enjoy listening to. Since this was not only the first time I've listened to Stevie's talent, it was also the first book I've read/listened to, by Paula Martin. I will most definitely have both on my radar now and look for other works by each. I'd easily recommend this book/audio book to anyone who loves an exciting romance story filled with very real emotion and situations, but those who love listening to a really good English accent/dialect.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Changing the Future?
For me one of the most memorable moments in the story was when Fiona, due to her jealous, possessive nature, took obvious enjoyment in trying to ruin Lisa's budding renewal of her relationship with Paul.
Which character – as performed by Stevie Zimmerman – was your favorite?
My favorite character was Lisa of course...
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
There were several moments that moved me in the book, but if I explained them, I'd be giving away too much of the story and possibly ruining the experience for others readers.
Very sweet second chance love story with a HEA ending (my kind of stories).
Though "contemps" are not my favorite when I find one like this I know why some do prefer them.
First time author for me, Paula Martin is a name I'll keep in mind.
As usual Stevie Zimmerman did one heck of a job on it.
I like how she can switch from male to female to kids voices, intonation and accents etc.
I knew she was good. I do have some of her work already in my library.
Would you consider the audio edition of Changing the Future to be better than the print version?
I haven't read the print version but I can't imagine it could be better than having the characters brought so much to life.
What does Stevie Zimmerman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
She makes each and every character different with a variety of tones and accents, and her narration is easy to follow and very involving.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
A romance of volcanic proportions.
Any additional comments?
So glad someone recommended this book to me. It kept me engaged and involved through a long car trip and beyond.