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Shimmering Emeralds

Brunswick Bay Harbor Gems, Book 3
Narrated by: Ann Omasta
Series: Brunswick Bay Harbor Gems, Book 3
Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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He's a little bit country. She's a whole lot of rock-and-roll. Can these two opposites meet in the middle, or will secrets from the past rob them of their second chance at romance?

Fiery Meg Stark might be tiny, but she's tough. She's managed to raise her adorable little girl, Harper, all on her own. The last thing she needs is a man to get in her way.

Levi Ryan left their quaint hometown to pursue his dreams as a country singer in Nashville. Now, he's returning to Brunswick Bay Harbor without making it big, and the last person he wants to face is his lifelong crush, Meg.

When a horrific school bus crash brings Meg, Levi, and their entire coastal Maine town together in ways they never could have imagined, will these delightful characters find a way to heal and move on from tragedy, or will their secrets destroy them? Find out now in Shimmering Emeralds.

Fans of Marie Force's Gansett Island series and Bella Andre's Sullivans series are sure to enjoy this pause-resisting romance series. These exciting contemporary romance novels have been known to make listeners desperate to binge on the rest of the books in this addictive series. You've been warned.

©2019 Ann Omasta (P)2019 Ann Omasta

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I hadn't thought I could have any soft feelings for Meg. After all her judgemental, rude disrespect and meanness in the last 2 stories toward members of her extended family. Even in this story. She started off as more of a harpy than not. Levi's love for her soften my opinion. He is such a good guy, she must have some redeeming qualities.

'Shimmering Emeralds' takes place over the period of several stress filled days. The unexpected events and how they effect the characters is captivating.

Lorana Hoopes has some amazing talent, in writing her tales as well as telling them.

I recieved a free Audible copy of this story, at my request, in exchange for a honest review.

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Book 3 Brunswick Bay Harbor series

Shimmering Emeralds (Brunswick Bay Harbor Gems book 3)

I got this book not really realizing that it was the third in the series. I’m sure that I will go back and pick up the first two in the series.

There is back-story, but Levi is a country music star, and Meg hates country music, but has never gotten over Levi. The story continues through her daughter’s hospitalization after a serious school bus wreck where Levi was the driver.

Good writing, good plot, good characterization. Now, I want to go back and learn more from the first two!

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Another great story in this series

This has been a great series and we get another cliff hanger!! I'm okay with this because I can't wait to see what happens next. Such great characters and Ann brings them to life in such a way you want to be a part of their lives.

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

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CUTE!

Enjoyed the the story. But the would have been even better with a different narrator.

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LOVED IT!

I loved it! The narration was great. The author did a great job with the character builds and plot. I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Series gets better and better

Shimmering Emeralds, the third book in this series, is an excellent addition to the ongoing story. I can't wait for the next book to be released on audio.

Ann Omasta does a wonderful job with her narration.

I received a free review copy of this audio book, I'm thrilled to be able to leave my review.

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Meg

Meg was abrasive, shrewish, hot and cold. hateful, and all out pure ignorant to Levi. She was a know it all who knew NOTHING! She had an overinflated sense of self.Not sure how Levi tolerated Meg. Most of the town acted liked douches to Levi. and he stuck it out. He was a hero imo. The secret lie of parentage is a deal breaker and unforgivable, making Meg selfish trash imo. Disgusted and disappointed! The narrator was okay but not good enough. Meg is a major douche!! I voluntarily listened to the audible version of this story am giving an honest review. There is no excuse for stealing years from Levi and Harper. I forced myself to finish this.

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Great Read

Shimmering Emeralds: Brunswick Bay Harbor Gems, Book Three was another great read by Ann Omasta. Meg is a tough woman, who has raised her daughter on her own. Levi left Meg and their hometown years ago to pursue his dreams of being a country singer. He returned to their hometown but didn't want to face Meg. Unfortunately Levi drives a bus that is involved in a crash that held Meg and her daughter's school class. The crash and the affect of the crassh bring Levi and Meg together. This was another great read by Ann Omasta.

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Another Gem of a Story! Great Audible Listen🎧

Ann Omasta pens another gem of a story, a great addition to to her ‘Brunswick Bay Harbor Gems’ series. This book picks up right where the 2nd book left off, when Alex and Claire are notified of a school bus accident containing their precious cargo, their daughter Hannah. Claire’s sister Meg and get daughter Harper were on the bus too. The bus swerved off the road when bus driver, Levi, avoided hitting someone on the road. Some of the children were injured in the accident the worst being Harper who remained comatose. Meg and Levi has a history, they were lovers before he set off to Nashville to start his career in country music. He stood by Claire’s side while they waited for Harper to wake from her coma. Meg was a secondary character in the first books and I did not care for her persona then but Ann Omasta humanizes her a bit more in this book, though not thrilled with some of her past actions I do get why she did what she did. I adored Levi, he is probably one of my favorite characters in this series or at least a close second to Dean. He harbored feelings for Meg and is hoping to rekindle their love. I liked how everything plays out in this second chance romance, there is drama, angst, a nice twist and a whole lot of emotions. No cliffhanger ending but Ann Omasta plants another “oh no” at the end. I am looking forward to what happens next in Brunswick Bay Harbor. Thank you Ann Omasta for another great story and Audible Listen🎧

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Great Second-Chance Romance Story!

I totally enjoyed listening to this third installment of the Brunswick Bay Harbor Gems series as this ongoing story has me hooked. I absolutely cannot wait for the next book in the series to be released!! Lovers of second chance romance stories will totally enjoy this series, and I highly recommend it. Unfortunately, even though this is the third book in this series, I still hate the devious, lying, hypocritical character of Meg; and my opinion of her was not swayed one bit as this story progressed. Her “woe is me—I’ve been abandoned” mindset was entirely of her doing. My heart totally went out to clueless Levi—everyone treats him like he’s the scum of the earth—they’re all lucky he’s giving up everything to be there for Meg—and her big reveal was totally unforgivable in my mind’s eye. The author does a good job in narrating this story, however towards the end when there were multiple people speaking, I became confused as there wasn’t much change in her tonal quality, and I wasn’t sure exactly who was speaking. I voluntarily reviewed this after receiving a free copy.

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  • 11-02-19

Meg & Levi

What does it take to find your second chance? Levi has come home after going to Nashville to try his chance at country music fame. Now as a school bus driver, he is involved in an accident. One of the children injured is the daughter of his old flame, Meg. Leaving her several years ago to pursue his dream, she is the last person he wants to see. But fate has a way of changing things up. Meg is a strong, capable mother, but she needs as much support as she can get. Will she and Levi find their strength together? Ann Omasta has a gift when she writes, She pulls us in and tugs on our heart strings. This story had me as soon as the bus tilted. That worry as a mom had me with Meg at the hospital as she was getting the diagnosis of her daughter, and was with the Meg and Levi as they navigated through their past to now. With a few cameos of characters from books one and two and the birth of babies we were expecting, this series just keeps getting better! Omasta also treats us with her narration of the story, so we get to hear the book exactly as she wants us to. I love her performance and can't wait to see what she has in store for us in book 4!