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Publisher's Summary

Linnea Bradenborg expects to find culture and excitement in Alamo, North Dakota, where she's recently been hired as the new schoolteacher. Instead, she finds a sparse little town in the middle of nowhere. Better yet, her train is met by a cantankerous wheat farmer named Theodore Westgaard who doesn't bother to hide his displeasure when he discovers that L. I. Brandenborg is a woman and not the man he was expecting.

Westgaard thinks twice about bringing Linnea home to live with him, but he soon realizes that he has no choice. All of the town's past schoolteachers have lived with the Westgaard family - made up of Theodore, his mother, and his teenaged son - due to their farm being located very near the schoolhouse, and so Theodore allows Linnea into his home. But who could have guessed that this young, independent woman would soon find her way into the handsome farmer's heart?

A compelling classic to be listened to again and again, Years is a fitting tribute to the pioneer schoolteachers who braved many hardships to share the gift of knowledge with countless children.

©1986 LaVyrle Spencer (P)2020 Tantor

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My favorite Romance Novel. A Classic

I first read this wonderful romance back in the 1990’s. It is hands down my favorite. I have read it several times over the years. Absolutely beautiful writing by one of my favorite author’s.

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GREAT BOOK ON AROUND 1915-1918!

This Narrator is WONDERFUL & YHIS IS AN AWESOME BOOK FOR WOMEN, young & older (I'm 56). If you want to see what life was really like back then, this is you r book! I couldn't stop listening! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

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Narrator goes on NEVER AGAIN list

I've always liked Spencer's books, even when they're pretty slow & drawn out as this one is. And I try to be cautious about leaving bad reviews. But I will never again choose this narrator. The repetitive, overly affected sing-song word inflections is driving me insane. It's something like adding an extra UPdown sylable to 30% of the words. COOows. EighTEEEeen. DaKOOOtaa. It's endless. 😬🤯 I upped the reading speed to 1.3 and that helps a little. But at about halfway through, I don't think I can stand much more. This one might go back and I'll order print copy to finish the story. 🥴 UPDATE. I tried again, and just could not handle the issue described above. Narrator's other tone & characterizations were quite good, but that repetitive over-inflection was intolerable.

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Years... how long it felt the book took to read

Decent story. Very drawn out. The characters were flat for how much time was available to know them. Susan Hanfiekds voice was sad. Lent to a depression era feel.

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Favorite Story

This book is a favorite so I was happy to find it as an Audiobook.

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Great book

historical book 1917 WW1. Interesting story of how farm life was during this era. one room school house. Hard life.

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Favorite book!

I first read this book when I was in high school and I have read it several times since. I loved listening to it just as much.

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I like the story but it is a little drawn out. I love LaVyrle Spencer books but this one was my least favorite so far as it's a little slow. I had a hard time with the narration. She's very monotone at times. It's almost like you are listening to Siri talking sometimes. Hard to tell the difference between some of the characters.

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Wonderful

I loved this book in the 90’s and I love it even more now. The narrator did a wonderful job and the story is so good! Love that these LaVyrle Spencer books are being put on Audible!

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The Book Was Very Slow - DNF

I purchased this book because of the high number of very good reviews here and was in need of something new and engaging to listen to. This was my fourth by Lavyrle Spencer the other were so good. But this book was so slow. I thought the development of love between the characters was bumpy and their constant fights (which, I know are supposed to masquerade as their resistance to their irresistible love) were just annoying and I found Teddy's unwavering focus on the difference of 16 years incredibly senseless - I just didn't get that.
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This one is going back

Susan Hanfield was very monotone and I found it hard to tell apart her male voices