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The Beauty of Perhaps Audiobook

The Beauty of Perhaps

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Teacher required. Must have boat.

Molly is a predictable, no surprises, plan ahead kind of girl, and the last person who should answer the ad for a teaching job on the remote Scottish island of Lilliebrae. She's never been the type of adventurous spirit that would even consider such a radical change. And truthfully, she only took the job after her life in America went from bad to worse. From day one on the island, Molly's sure she's not meant to stay. When a rugged journeyman arrives, things get even more complicated, and she's pushed even further outside her comfort zone. With his help, Molly works on finding the beauty of perhaps.

In this snapshot of modern day Scotland, Eryn Scott weaves one woman's journey of self-discovery with Scottish tradition and a sprinkling of windswept love.

©2017 Eryn Carpenter (P)2017 Eryn Carpenter

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    Maggie Tuliver 06-26-17
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    "A bit of a Scottish flavor"

    The Beauty of Perhaps, by Eryn Scott, is a book about the journey of a woman trying to find herself and building relationships through the world. It’s my first book by this author and though I found the story predicable, it’s by no means lacking in fun and sincerity and a bit of a Scottish flavor. I think that’s what got me and made me really enjoy this book. I liked Molly (the main character) enough, but it’s the beautiful descriptions of the Scottish countryside, the picture of Lilliebrae and its inhabitants, all the adventures she finds there, what brings this story to life and make listening to it a unique experience. Elizabeth Klett has a great range of voices for male and female characters, making all characters very easily identifiable and real in their own way, and her Scottish brogue was simply a relish to listen to. She was outstanding with the delivery of the story, improving the listener experience.

    I was given a copy of the audio book in exchange of an honest review and I would recommend it to everyone, but specially fans of a good Scottish story.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    HeatherY 07-29-17
    HeatherY 07-29-17 Member Since 2013
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    "A Beautifully Written Journey"

    This is an absolutely beautifully written story of a woman's journey to self-discovery. Molly Baker is so determined to be the opposite of her impulsive mother that she plans every detail of her life. She has a predictable teaching job and a predictable boyfriend. When her boyfriend ends their relationship and her sister confronts her about her wasted life, Molly makes an impulsive decision and accepts a teaching job on the remote Scottish island of Lilliebrae.

    The moment she steps off the boat onto the island, Molly begins to doubt herself. She thinks it's impossible to give up her plans and simply experience life. Then Gates arrives, a man her polar opposite, taking odd carpentry jobs and unable to settle in one place. Against her will, Molly loses her heart to him. But how can such different people make a relationship work?

    I enjoyed every moment of this book. The writing was so detailed and descriptive I felt like I'd been picked up and plunked down in the middle of the Scottish highlands. I wanted to stay there drinking in the beauty forever. The plot was fairly drama free, all the angst arose from Molly's own insecurities and not from external forces, but the story is worth a listen just for its ability to transport the reader to Scotland.

    The characters were interesting, especially the secondary characters like Alan. Molly's insecurities could be frustrating, and I felt sorry for the children she was supposed to be teaching. But by the end, I was cheering her on as she finally came into her own. Gates was a dream, he had a magnetic charm visible through the pages. I smiled through the entire chapter when he and Molly met.

    There are books that are better experienced in audio form, and this is one of them. Elizabeth Klett's narration was outstanding, and that word isn't used lightly. Her accents were perfection, and made the entire performance a pleasure. I received a copy of the audiobook, and I'm voluntarily leaving a review. I do plan on re-listening to this book soon.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Snoopyvet (Karen) 07-10-17 Member Since 2017
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    "I would give this story 10 stars if I could"
    Where does The Beauty of Perhaps rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of my favorite audiobooks I've ever listened to this year. The story line while some might say predictable it was one of the best stories I've read this year. While it was a romance it was more of a woman finding who she was from who she thought she was.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Beauty of Perhaps?

    When Molly released she could paint and finally was able to do get a painting done


    What about Elizabeth Klett’s performance did you like?

    I loved how she brought the Scottish language and sounds to life. This is one of the only times I've said that the audio version is much better than the print or ebook version. The audio version brings the Scottish language to life so much better than if you are reading it.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I just feel in love with this book from the beginning. There was so many times I was moved by this story its hard to pick just one.


    Any additional comments?

    I was gifted a copy of this book by the author but that in no way effected my review as I would have happily given a credit to purchase this book. I feel in love so much I've already purchases the ebook version. This is a story well worth your time

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberly Smith Oklahoma City 07-23-17
    Kimberly Smith Oklahoma City 07-23-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Delightful surprise"

    I absolutely LOVED this book! I was drawn in from the very beginning and could not stop listening. I stayed up all night and finished in one sitting. The narration is EXCELLENT! I've found a new favorite author and narrator to add to my list of go to's.
    I received this audiobook for free in exchange for an honest review. I would definitely recommend this book; and, in fact, already have recommended to my mom, sister and mom-in-law. My mom-in-law has already read it and enjoyed it, too.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Adriana B USA 07-16-17
    Adriana B USA 07-16-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Wonderful Journey Through Scotland"

    This is a beautifully written book about a woman's journey of discovery and change. I really enjoyed the descriptions and getting a snapshot of Scotland and their people. It is a well paced book with some humor and sweet romance.

    The narrator did an amazing job bringing the story to life. Her Scottish accent was perfect for the book.

    The characters were well developed and unlike most writers she leaves the love scenes to our imagination. I really enjoyed this book and I will look forward to reading more books by Eryn Scott.

    "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jane's Fan 07-10-17
    Jane's Fan 07-10-17
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    "A beautifully written story of losing oneself to truly find life and love."

    The Beauty of Perhaps is a beautifully written story of a not-so-young lady, in her eyes, running away from her perfectly planned, predictable life in Seattle, on an uncharacteristic whim, to teach at a tiny country school in the Scottish Highlands, without an inkling that she will actually find herself and gain an independence and confidence she never dreamed of. Molly Baker, a teacher, with dreams of being an artist like her Gran, has no idea what adventures await and what freedom she'll find as she steps off the boat onto the island of Lily Brae. (I hope I spelled it correctly, having listened to it, not read it.) She conquers her fear of taking life as it comes and rolling with it, as she rebuilds her relationship with her sister and finds love, deeply, in so many more ways than she ever thought possible. The author, Eryn Scott, leads the listeners along in such a way that they really aren't sure what will happen between Molly and the man she falls hard for, Graham Gates, or "Gates," as everyone calls him. She uses discretion in her writing, leaving love scenes to the imagination, without being explicit, which is as appreciated as it is unusual in our day.
    Elizabeth Klett's narration is captivating. Her talent and versatility for bringing characters to life, as people we actually think we know, shines in her presentation of this delightful story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Norma C. 06-22-17
    Norma C. 06-22-17
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    "Cute Story"

    This was another cute story by Eryn Scott.
    The performance of the narrator was really good too.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Deedra 10-22-17
    Deedra 10-22-17 Member Since 2017
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    "The Beauty Of Perhaps"

    This was a good book.Molly is so predictable that people tae it for granted.When she up and moves to a Scottish Island to be a teacher,no one expects her to stay,least of all Molly.Though a sappy love story ensues,it is tolerable.Elizabeth Kletts narration is perfect.“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

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    kelly lauffenburger 10-09-17
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    "Amazing Story!!"

    This was a beautifully written about a woman's journey of finding one's self. Elizabeth Klett did an amazing job with the narration!! I highly recommend taking the time to listen to this book!! I was given a copy of the audio book in exchange of an honest review and I would recommend it to everyone.

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    Kimberly Dawn 10-04-17
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    "Great book!"

    This book is a little different from what I usually read, but I did enjoy it. The story grabbed me from the start, and I found myself listening longer than I intended each time. The narrator is so enjoyable to listen to as well. I received a complimentary copy, and this is my voluntary review.

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