The Bootlegger's Bride

Bryeton Books
Narrated by: Brenda G Brown
Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
Categories: Romance, Historical
4.2 out of 5 stars (24 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Aiden Palmer, a disenchanted WWI veteran, has gone from golden boy to troublemaker since his return from Europe. Hopping from job to job, looking for meaning and adventure, he finds himself running with a rowdy new crowd that puts pressure on him to join their illegal bootlegging runs. On the night the 18th Amendment goes into affect, he reconnects with a love from his past, Grace Currie, at a prohibition ball. 

Grace McAfee Currie is a teenaged war widow. On the night the Volstead Act becomes law, she searches for Aiden Palmer, the man she’d wanted to marry three years ago. Convincing him that she still loves him is no easy task. Will they be able to outmaneuver her power-hungry brother and outrun the competition to start a new life together?

©2017 Martha Kindall Chester (P)2018 Martha Kindall Chester

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The Bootlegger's Bride

This is a sweet southern story of how thing really were in this time. Crooked controlling families hiding in the back and hiring others to hide their secrets and miss-dealings. The narrator did a nice job with the voice for the story, it felt as if you were watching the story as a movie.

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Good

This wasn't as great as the first one but it was good. The characters were well rounded. The story line was predictable. It's a cute love story. Would recommend. The narrator's voice was perfect for the story!

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Short but sweet

A WW1 veteran, a WW1 widow who were both once in love and wanted to marry meet again. Aiden Palmer, finds himself jumping from job to job and Grace McAfee Currie refuses to marry yet another upstart politician her brother wants to force her to wed. Reuniting Grace convince Aiden that she still loves him and they should run away, marry and live from their families. A very sweet, short novella. The author did a wonderful job creating it. However, for me, the narrator see to be in a rush in the telling of the story.

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Short and Sweet

This short audio involves two main characters Arden Palmer and Grace McAlfee Currie. Set after WWI during the Prohibition , Auden Palmer is a veteran returning to the US having been previously stationed in Europe. He is finding it difficult to return to American society. He becomes involved with a bootlegging gang while also making contact with Grace his former love interest. Grace McAlfee, a young war widow seeks to reunite with Aiden. Conflict arises as the couple is involved not only in bootlegging and interacting with criminals, but also recapturing their former love for each other. The book was a short easy listen and captures the “Second Chance Romance “ storyline. Essentially, a good read. I received access to this audio for the purpose of reviewing,however the insights and opinions were not solicited but of my own account.

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Love and Money

I was given a free copy of this Audiobook In exchange for an honest review. Aiden has returned from world war 1 and his old flame Grace is now a war widow from his best friend. She comes from a well off and prestigious family. His family wants him to be following in the preaching tradition, but he is a rebel. He needs to make a lot of money so that Grace and Aiden can marry. Aiden soon finds himself in an illegal late night boot legging run, he will need to be better than his competition and have some fancy moves to ensure Grace's powerful and crooked brother doesn't interfere with his and grace's plan. Will they be able to be together and live happily ever after? Enjoyed this book.

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Great Romance for a "Period Piece"

The writer knows how to put you in a location as well as make you imagine everything related to the story and the characters. The performer brings the characters to life. I enjoyed listening to the performance so much that I'm going to look for other books performed by her to see if she lives up to the "hype" I've created for her in my mind.

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Great story

This was a fast-paced, quick listen story. The narrator really did a good job of giving the story a southern feel with her wonderful accent. This is the second book in the series. Although I did not read/listen to the first one, I had no trouble following the story. It's a wonderful short book about second chance romance and not letting greed triumph. Of course there are power hungry people who try to get in the way of Grace and Aiden's happily ever after, but are not successful. The story really held my interest with plot twists along the way, and the characters were all wonderful. Despite being a short story, the characters were very well defined. It was an entertaining short story which I would definitely recommend! I received a free review copy of this audiobook and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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I'm not a fan

I thought I'd try historical romance for the first time I'm still unsure if I don't like it or I don't like the characters in this novel. 😣

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loved it

awesome read, lived the entire book. may listen a second time, great ending looking forward to more from this author

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Great story

I was given a copy of this audio book for an honest review. I really enjoyed the storyline & the characters. My only issue was the narrator’s “southern accent”. Being that i’m from South Carolina, it was hard to focus on the story. I found myself having to stop a few times to clear my head before I could resume. The accent the narrator spoke in sounded fake. I think I would have enjoyed the book a lot more had I read it vs listening to the audiobook.

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  • Danii
  • 11-16-19

Finding a way out.

I really enjoyed this audiobook. Short stories sometimes leave you feeling like you want more but this one actually fits perfectly. Grace is from a family where finding love is less important than finding the right role in society. She’s always been in love with Aiden. Now her circumstances have changed Grace wants her happy ever after even if the cost is high. Set in the 1920’s this is a story of escape. The narrator fits great and I enjoyed every minute. Highly recommended. ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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  • PATRICIA
  • 02-14-19

Quick & entertaining!

This is one of those fast listens that is packed full of action and romance! Taking place as prohibition is being executed, Aiden finds himself in a position to make some fast money. The love of his life, Grace is ready to reconnect with him, but with all families, we find a bad apple in Grace's! Now racing the clock to their new life, we get to see power hungry individuals try to block their happiness. Will they find their way? I loved this short story. MK Chester has a way of writing that is so easy to listen to and entertaining that I get lost in the story. The characters are well developed and the story does not feel rushed. The narration by Brenda G Brown is perfect, her southern drawl exactly what I would expect from the characters. Highly recommend this novella!

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  • bluepits73
  • 02-01-19

Quick Forbidden Romance

Very fast paced quick clean listen. This is more of southern style classic that takes place during the time of prohibition. Considering that I haven't read this author before, I feel like this was a great 1st impression. Has potential to be expanded into more but is a good standalone. The narrator did a good job in this performance. I feel like her voice brough out the southern feel of the story and was able to add to the setting. Since this was so short, there weren't a whole lot of characters, but the characters we did encounter seemed to have good voice differentiation. I received a review copy at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.