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Sarah is a beautiful and successful dance teacher. She is deaf, but this does not stop her from living life to its fullest. While visiting the Roberts family, David finds himself entranced with this very special lady and ends up defending her honor several times. He finds Sarah has gone through many trials as she teaches him the importance of not dwelling on the past and how to love life. 

Meanwhile, David learns about the legend of the Bear Lake Monster and wonders why the community believes in such a thing. He is determined to prove there is no Bear Lake Monster.

©2012 Linda Weaver Clarke (P)2018 Linda Weaver Clarke

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A very cute and sweet romance

This book was a very enjoyable read [or should I say listen] about a woman with a disability [Sarah] and a guy who comes back to town after his mother dies [David]. David is very adamant about not wanting a wife until he gets his business in order. However, the more time he spends with Sarah those plans change.This book also had humor in it surrounding the legend of the Bear Lake Monster!

I also want to acknowledge how good the author did with really being able to express some of the struggles/feelings people with disabilities face; as a person with a disability I could relate with Sarah a lot. The narrator did a good job with making each voice different, I appreciate when you can easily tell when different characters are speaking.

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Another enjoyable tale

A sweet love story and a legend of Bear Lake monster all combine to make a great story. Sarah is a dance teacher who is deaf. How does she hears the music, you might want to wonder, she doesn't but feels the vibrations of the music coming from the floor. Yet her disability does not stop her from doing what she loves and that is to teach others to dance and dance herself. She meets David while visiting a family and he finds himself attracted to this gifted young lady and he finds himself defending her by the townfolks. Linda Weaver Clarke once again weaves a great story that is suitable for listeners of all ages.

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Another great one.

I love how this author follow the lives of the people in her stories as she tells a different story each time. In Sarah's Special Gift, Sarah has moved to Bear Lake to setup a dance studio. Despite being deaf in a time where women were expected to stay home and be a wife and mother, Sarah shows tremendous strength in her determination to be an educated business-woman and overcoming her disability, making her a character young women can respect. I liked the references to Helen Keller which helps to educate younger readers, and also the way the author maintains strong morals and family values throughout her books. The legend of the Bear Lake monster and the way it affects the residents of Bear Lake is a cute side story. I actually looked it up; it's a real thing. You can find several websites that reference it. **I was offered a free book in exchange for an honest review, which in no way swayed my opinion of the author, narrator, or the story.

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Lovely story!

Sarah's Special Gift is 4th book in the Bear Lake Family Saga Series but it stands alone. However reading the rest of the series adds more depth to the characters.

Sarah has been deaf since a childhood illness but she worked hard to overcome obstacles. She is a dancer and became a dance teacher inspite of her disability. She is an important part of the community who accepts her for who she is. This was a very inspirational and romantic story that readers of all ages will enjoy! I have enjoyed the entire Bear Lake series and look forward to the story conyinuing . I was gifted a copy of the audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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Fun!

Another fun part of the Saga... The Charcters are evolving. The Storyline is Pleasing and the Monster is Unforgettable... The Monster is commonly mentioned in many writings.. The Legend was very real to many... Including the folklore of the Native Americans. The Narrator did a fine job and her clarity and pronunciation is perfect. Enjoy All! This book was provided free of charge in exchange for a fair review of the book. Thank You! :-)

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Love this whole series!

I love this series by Linda Weaver Clarke. This was the Audible version and I was able to listen while doing other things. Love that! I enjoyed the narrator, Carolyn Kashner,

Sarah's Special Gift was book 4 in the Bear Lake Family Saga series. I really enjoyed it and it was a fun read for me since my daughter was also a dance teacher. The difference though is the fact that Sarah has been deaf since contracting an illness. As a result, it is truly a gift that she is such a wonderful dancer, not being able to even hear the music.

As she meets David, their lives become entwined and at the beginning he has no idea that she can't hear as she speaks well.

I love how the characters of the earlier books are carried through into this book and you can see how their lives developed through time. And I love reading and listening to books about places that I know and recognize. I look forward to the next book! This series is wonderful and very enjoyable for all ages of readers.

I received an Audible version from the Author. All thoughts are my own.

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