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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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    Heather North Indiana 08-12-17
    Heather North Indiana 08-12-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Loved this!"
    If you could sum up Wild Oats in three words, what would they be?

    Sweet, steamy, funny.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Wild Oats?

    When Cora chases Jedwin with the hammer, I was laughing so hard.


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

    Several funny scenes had me doubled over laughing and there were a few scenes that had me tearing up.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved this story! The relationship between Cora and Jedwin is surprisingly sweet and often times funny. Great historical romance with plenty of humor. The narrator was amazing and I really enjoyed her performance. This review is for a free copy of this audiobook that I received at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Marla 08-02-17
    Marla 08-02-17 Member Since 2016
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    "I enjoyed this book."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Wild Oats to be better than the print version?

    Audio is always better than the print version.. Narrater is like a person performing a play for you.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the time it was set in when men and women had a more gentile side to them. Jed certainly had a gentile side to him.


    What about Stevie Puckett’s performance did you like?

    Stevie Puckett did a great job on all the characters, she made them all seem real and did a great performance.


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

    Yes, and I did listen to it all in one sitting. I am writing this review very late.


    Any additional comments?

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michael J 07-27-17
    Michael J 07-27-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Enjoyable and Entertaining!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Wild Oats to be better than the print version?

    I haven't actually "read" it, but I know for a fact that my imagination wouldn't have gone to the happy places it did having only "read" the story and not having Stevie Puckett's AWESOME narration! She made the story SOOOO much better!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Wild Oats?

    I just LOVED how Haywood puts Amelia in her place, and she just listens and takes it...


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

    She was amazing...you could tell she had fun narrating this sweet story and it definitely showed in the way she portrayed each character. She did an awesome job, and made the book even more fun than just a plain 'ol read...


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

    Oh, I definitely laughed...Stevie Puckett had me laughing right along with her and the characters


    Any additional comments?

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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 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.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amy Cook 06-05-17
    Amy Cook 06-05-17
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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.

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    Eddie Lynn 09-22-17
    Eddie Lynn 09-22-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Cute story killed by narration"

    I cannot finish this book. The narrator is unpleasant in pace and voice. I think the story is good, but seriously, I cannot finish it. I would rather read it than listen to it and I NEVER SAY THAT!
    Choosing books is such fun for me. I really wanted this book and was eager to start it. I am so disappointed that I wasted a credit on Wild Oats, especially if you read the other reviews - which I did. I trust reviews, but not in this case.

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    LilMissMolly 08-28-17
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    "Very Enjoyable Historical Romance Set in Oklahoma"
    Any additional comments?

    Wild Oats is a very heartwarming and comical historical romance. Set in early 1900's small town Oklahoma, our hero is a momma's boy who inherited the family funeral business when his father died. Basically, Jedwin Sparrow is a mortician who hates his job. Because his mother controls every second of his life, he's never sowed any "wild oats" or known a woman's touch. When someone suggests he visit the divorcee who lives on the edge of town, Cora Briggs takes him on a merry dance before she'll let him in her bed.

    Like other books written by Pamela Morsi, her characters surprise you and are not at all what you expect. For example, Cora is not the typical scorned divorcee, but rather a nice kind-hearted and modest young lady.I n short, Wild Oats is well written and filled with great secondary characters that are well developed.

    Since I only listen to audiobooks, I was extremely happy to see this book given an excellent update with Audible narration. Stevie Puckett did an admirable job narrating. However, I found the recording to be a bit slow, so I listened to it at 2x the normal speed. Once I did that, I found Stevie's narration natural and easy to listen to. This book was given to me for free at my request and I provide this review voluntarily.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    I like to shop 08-22-17
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    "Great story!"
    What did you like best about this story?

    I really like that the story was a sweet one. There wasn't any of the relationship back-and-forth, (you know the kind... misery chasing misery before finally getting to the working it all out at the end), it was about the growing relationship. There were some great characters, and I like that though there were some people you probably never want to be friends with, there's no real "evil" except for a nasty old lady with a bad attitude. It was also nice that there were other characters in the story, with stories of their own.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Stevie Puckett?

    I am actually really surprised at all of the "gushing" reviews! I have listened to a lot of books and while this narrator wasn't the absolute worst, she definitely wasn't the best I've ever heard. At first I felt like I was listening to the story in slow-motion and had to speed it up. Once I found a speed that was tolerable, 1.25 I believe, it made it much better. I didn't dislike the narrators voice per se, but there are some narrators that are true story tellers and some that are just readers. Stevie was somewhere in the middle. Like the difference between a good movie and a cartoon. LOL. Hard to explain. I definitely would not seek her out again, but nor would I turn away if I saw her.


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

    I don't really want to give anything away, but I really liked the part where Titus Penny came to Corus house. I didn't expect him to handle it the way he did, nor did I expect Jedwin to respond to the visit the way he did.


    Any additional comments?

    I didn't have high expectations as the author was totally new to me and I actually really enjoyed this book. There were a lot of good parts to it. Even though the narration wasn't my favorite, I looked for reasons to do household chores just because it gave me an opportunity to listen to the book. I would listen to other of the authors book if they were on sale, or in a 2 for 1 sale.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    "Romance and humour."

    This is a prime example of the effect of a cover on readers - I requested the audio version of this book through Audiobook Boom, having seen the cover showing a bicycle leaned up against a rustic wooden fence. After listening to the book I registered it on BookLikes, only to discover a pink cover with a couple encircled by flowers. I realised that if I'd been originally presented with the pink cover I wouldn't even have read the book content before passing it by. As it was, it took me a while to get into the book, as I'm not much of a Romance reader, but it was the sense of humour running through the narrative that kept me reading.

    Jedwin Sparrow has decided he needs to spread some wild oats before thinking about marriage, and he reckons the best place to start is the local divorcee, Cora Briggs. She is horrified and prepares to send him packing, except for the temptation of taking revenge on the tittle-tattling ladies of the town, led by his mother.
    Set in Oklahoma in 1906, there were serious implications with being involved with a divorcee; the community was fiercely judgmental and the poor young woman was labelled and blamed through no fault of her own.
    Cora Briggs and Jedwin Sparrow were immediately likable characters, along with the rather plain daughter of the local vicar, Tulsa May Bruder, who I see becomes one of the main characters of the sequel, Runabout, which takes place ten years later.

    The reading by Stevie Puckett was a bit drawn out and some of the women's voices rather shrill, but once I got involved with the story I became accustomed to this. I certainly had no problem with the clarity or consistency of her narration and I will keep an eye open in case she narrates the sequel.

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