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Wild Oats Audiobook

Wild Oats

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Territory bachelor, Jedwin Sparrow, was merely hoping to sow some wild oats. And from what he'd heard, a logical place to start might be the cottage of Mrs. Cora Briggs, a notorious divorcee.

Cora's first instinct was to slap his face! Then a better plan occurred to her. Why not call the tune and string him along. What better way to exact revenge on those gossipy hens than to ensnare one of their own in that wicked web of lies.

In an unexpected love story, two people who discover the truth about themselves within each other's hearts.

Pamela Morsi brings to life a small-town America of a bygone era with endearing, realistic characters and a special brand of humor that touches the heart.

©1993 Pamela Morsi (P)2017 Pamela Morsi

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    Amazon CustomerBeliever 07-18-17 Member Since 2014
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    "A Feel Good Story"

    I got this ARC book via audiobook boom. This is my review only. Loved the double HEAs. Mother and son were able to get past the death of the father and find happiness. This story also emphasized how gossip can destroy a person if they allow it. But the strength of character to overcome this was thoroughly shown. Several other moral issues were interwoven into the story very effectively. I only had one issue and almost did not finish the book. Melly's voice grated on my nerves. ?the other voices were done very well but her voice was like fingernails on a chalkboard.

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    Diana in SC 07-05-17
    Diana in SC 07-05-17

    Say something about yourself!

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    "A unique romantic comedy & a romance classic"

    The audiobook quickly drew me in with its funny first scene and kept me entranced. There was not a dull moment! The story is full of humor, humanity, affection, coziness, moral questions, and vivacious people.

    I would classify it as a small town romance, a romantic comedy, a Western romance, and a classic romance. I highly recommend it to anyone who likes any of those subgenres. I loved it even better than the author's "Simple Jess" audiobook.

    It takes place in 1906 in the small town of dead dog in the Oklahoma territory. This small town is populated with colorful characters: some good, some mean, and some with a mix of moral failings. The nosy neighbors and self-righteous Protestant conservatism have made life difficult for Cora Briggs, 29, a divorced woman. It seems that being a divorced woman in that time and place was almost as bad in people's minds as being a prostitute. For the last 6 years, Cora has led a lonely, poverty stricken, ostracized existence in her cottage. She is actually a morally upstanding and proper woman, unlike what the gossip says in town. Then one day, the town undertaker visits her and gives her and indecent proposal! Edwin Sparrow, 24, a successful businessman, is a virgin who has had a crush on Cora Briggs ever since he was 15 years old. The nerve of Jedwin Sparrow to ask her to be his mistress! Cora at first wants to tell him no but then decided to ask for romance and maybe get a little revenge on his mother, the self-centered Amelia Sparrow who spread lies about Cora. However, Jedwin is such an honest, sincere young man who enjoys romancing Cora in the form of poetry and fixing her fence in the middle of the night. [LOL!] He might win her over.

    Jedwin is an unusual hero for a romance novel. Although he is fit and has a handsome face, he is a virgin, a momma's boy, and an undertaker. In addition, his hair is thinning and he throws up when he smells formaldehyde. He is very aware of his annoying mother's many faults, but he loves her and spends time with her anyway.

    There are a bunch of nuanced, vivid characters. For example, Tallulah Mae is a lovely, intelligent teenager who has remarkable wisdom for one so young. Also, the preacher was more fascinating than he at first appeared. Plus, we get two romantic relationships for the price of one because Amelia Sparrow slowly gets together with Haywood, who is the outspoken, sensible employee of Jedwin. There is a lot of wonderful character development for at least five characters in the book.

    The narrator did an excellent job! Her wide cast of character voices were all very distinctive. At first I was not fond of Cora's voice, but it grew on me. It was a bit nasal with an awkward accent, but after a chapter it seems perfect for the character. The narrator's pacing, pronunciation, comic timing, and emotiveness were all top notch. I was highly impressed, and I will look for more work by this narrator in the future.

    There are a few sex scenes with mild to moderate steaminess. I think that they were tastefully done with lovely intimacy and respect.

    I received a free copy from the author, and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.

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    Lilly 07-03-17
    Lilly 07-03-17 Member Since 2016
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    "A very charming listen!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Wild Oats to be better than the print version?

    I do. I really enjoyed being completely immersed in this world, and hearing the characters speak and talk each other brings you so much deeper into the story.


    What other book might you compare Wild Oats to and why?

    Hmmm.... you really get to feel the town and people living in this Oklahoma town, I would say something like "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe," except this is a romance novel, but it has that hometown quality. And being from Oklahoma, it made me a little homesick.


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

    I loved the way she could laugh in dialogue. You really felt listening to these conversations. She really brings the characters to life.


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

    It made me smile... a lot. It really was a lovely story.


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    Snoopyvet (Karen) 06-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Wonderful story"
    Where does Wild Oats rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It ranks quite high


    What did you like best about this story?

    How different the story was from a lot of the authors I've listened to lately


    Have you listened to any of Stevie Puckett’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I had not listened to Stevie Puckett narrator an audio book before. It took me a bit to get used to her voice but once I did she fit the story line to a tee


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes it was as it caught my attention as the story was so different from the audio books I normally listen to


    Any additional comments?

    This was well worth a credit. I liked the book so much I ended up going back and buying the ebook so I could continue to read it once I got to my destination. I plan on grabbing the next book in this series.

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    Amy Cook 06-05-17
    Amy Cook 06-05-17

    Book Nerd, Extraordinaire!

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    "Delightful!"

    This story was written in 1993, but is now available in audio.I didn't know this fact until I finished the book...a testament in how well the story holds up to the test of time.

    A lovely, sweet romance that captured my interest immediately and held it until the satisfying end. I am an avid romance listener, but some newer books leave me wanting something more, but not this one. If you're looking for a book that is not your usual cookie cutter story, give Wild Oats a try.

    My only (small) concern was the slow speech of the narrator, but once I put the speed up a notch, I enjoyed the book completely.

    Can't wait to start the next book in the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jocille Emery 06-25-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Painful listening!"

    I love Pamela Morsi's books! I did not enjoy this narration. Her tone inflection was very week and her voice changes were not believable. At times it was like listening to nails on a chalk board. This was my first book to listen with narration, it's certainly not worth the money to hear that! Sorry.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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