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The Farmer Takes His Wife

A Bitterpill, Texas 78020 Novel
Narrated by: Jim Cooper
Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Married years ago...for 48 heavenly hours.

The couple is together again - for the first time since the annulment - when Grandma Margaret’s will bequeaths the farm to beloved Whitney “and her husband”. The house-sharing fiasco is a no-go for Whitney, who plans to transform the property into a charitable venture, but Drew yearns to get back to the earth. Each is determined to call the other’s bluff.

Yet Drew is no farmer in the dell, and Whitney’s noble cause seems on shaky ground, too. Beyond that, there’s this irritating, fiery chemistry between them....

If you yearn for uplifting, unpredictable, humorous romance...complete with characters who come alive...Barbara Catlin is your new go-to author! Fans are immediately drawn to the small-town charm of her authentic, pulse-pounding novels. To her sweet yet sensual contemporary stories that at the same time deliver cleaner-than-usual language and old-fashioned values galore.

So if you’ve enjoyed the past writings of “The Three Ms” - Debbie Macomber, Susan Mallery, Ava Miles - but are clamoring for something fresh and exciting, turn to award-winning author Barbara Catlin. Fall in love with the captivating heroes and heroines and with all the endearing characters of tiny Bitterpill, Texas 78020.

Author's note: Since I write small-town Texas Hill Country novels, all my stories are the polar opposite of, say, Beverly Hills, 90210. So I wanted to come up with a series title that gives you, my listeners, a pretty good clue of what you're getting yourself into - without even a peek at the book’s blurb. Thus, Bitterpill, Texas 78020.

A wild and woolly battle of the sexes is raging in the ruggedly beautiful, rolling Texas Hill Country. Everyday life in the seemingly sleepy little "cow town" of Bitterpill is a soap opera - country style!

©2018 Barbara Catlin (P)2018 Barbara Catlin

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good book

very good book. I really enjoyed listening to it. I am excited to read the rest of the series.

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Cute Love Story

If you love a great read with a second chance with first love, this is the book for you.

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  • Cindy
  • HELOTES, TX, US
  • 11-12-18

Farmer Takes His Wife

An Excellent well written book that grabs your attention . I couldn't wait to listen to more. Some love truly never dies.

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Your world needs time in this zipcode

I read predominantly paranormal scorching romance, so when I saw these books I wasn't sure they were for me. I kept seeing them pop up as recommended and that was good.

In these brittle times reading is my escape and I found great romance here. The characters were infused with every good facet a person needs. All their hopes and dreams played across the chapters. All the second guesses and hindsight quandaries played torturously with their hearts.

The title tells you what happens but the chapters paint beautifully how it all happens.

Great secondary characters, too. I was impressed with the level of editing and writing with this Author. I've hit a long run of poorly edited books and this book shone for its clarity.

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Best I've heard since this writer's earlier one!

I swear — while I was listening to this book, it felt like I was watching a movie!! You got the full flavor of each and every one of the characters, not to mention the memorable little Texas Hill Country town she reveals with such authenticity. Its citizens are funny as they can be...without coming across as silly, which is rare.

Barbara Catlin has become my favorite author (her natural way with dialogue rings SO-O-O true), and I really enjoy Jim Cooper’s smooth narration, as well (the first love scene, in particular, knocked my socks off!).

My advice to fans of contemporary Western romance? GET THIS AUDIOBOOK — you’ll be super-happy you did. And in the meantime, I’ll be on the edge of my car seat waiting for the 3rd installment from Bitterpill, Texas 78020!!!

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I love this author AND this series!

I adore the citizens of tiny, gossipy Bitterpill, Texas--ALMOST as much as I do the hero and heroine in this, the 2nd standalone in the series! (I love the narrator's voice, too. It's really down to earth.) So do yourself a big favor. Don't miss this one!! It's an excellent audio that has everything I look for in a book: characters that come alive...along with perfect doses of humor and emotion!
NOTE: I was given a free review copy of the audiobook, at my request, and have voluntarily left this review.

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First true love

A heartfelt story of a young couple who parts for 12 years until they both inherit a farm. Though they fight their attraction since they are unsure of their paths in life, that crazy thing called love creeps in. Sacrifice and truth is what will be needed. I received a complimentary audio and this review is voluntary.