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Winter Cottage

Narrated by: Kristin Watson Heintz
Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (132 ratings)
Regular price: $14.99
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Publisher's Summary

A gripping novel about family secrets...and coming home for the first time.

Still grieving the loss of her wandering, free-spirited mother, Lucy Kincaid leaves Nashville for the faded town of Cape Hudson, Virginia. She goes to see the house she’s inherited - one she never knew existed, bequeathed to her by a woman she’s never even met. At the heart of this mystery is the hope that maybe - just maybe - this “Winter Cottage” will answer the endless questions about her mother’s past...including the identity of her birth father.

Rather than the quaint Virginian bungalow Lucy expected, Winter Cottage is a grand old estate of many shadows - big enough to hold a century of secrets, passions, and betrayals. It also comes with a handsome and enigmatic stranger, a man next in line to claim Lucy’s inheritance.

Now, as Lucy sifts through the past, uncovering the legacy of secrets that Winter Cottage holds, she’ll come to discover as much about her family history as she does about herself. In searching, she could finally find the one thing she’s never really had: a home.

©2018 Mary Burton (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Slow book

The book was slow but the reader was almost unbearable. I would not recommend this book

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Well written, kept my interest

This was a very good story. The characters were well developed and there was plenty of intrigue

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Horrible narration and accents

DONT even waster your time. Worst native Virginia accent ever and she’s entirely too animated and nasally, awful. Just awful

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I was looking forward to this

Attractive story line, but the narrator was completely unbearable, her accent way over the top, cheapening the story. I had to stop.

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Romance & Enjoyable

Audible was a great Performance Narrative. The book had a great storyline and Great characters. I listened in 1 day.

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Great story,

I don't normally review books as I feel like they are a unique experience for everyone. Thus however is poorly written, and narration feels forced and trite. I wish it was otherwise, because I really enjoyed the actual story idea. It lacks parallel sentence structure, and jumps around (in the attic, yet suddenly outside... In the same sentence). Still enjoyable, I hope the author has written more, because I would assume after a few more titles are under her belt, that she would be a dynamite story teller!

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Good, but......

I am a southern girl and the accent by Heinz was soooo over the top...too much!! More of a strong Charleston accent, not Virginia.
Truthfully, I’ve never heard anyone talk like that and the men sounded like women, it was hard for this southern girl to listen to!!

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I'm sure there's a story here, but the narration..

The narration spoils the listening. Southern voices are not ALL so sickly sweet as this representation.

And emphasizing all parts of the book brings plot points and twists down to the mundane.

I'll have to pick up this one in Kindle and read it. If I struggle through the listening anymore, I won't finish it.

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Ok,

I did like the book but not the audible, I had a tough time finishing because of that

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  • Jan
  • Vashon, WA United States
  • 12-05-18

Good story, but...

The narrator was difficult to listen to. Her “southern” accent was terrible. I almost couldn’t keep listening, but the story was compelling so I kept going.