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Clean, Suspense, & Romance
I enjoyed this suspense-filled romance. Anna and Evan, lifelong friends reunited unexpectedly...or not.
Anna wants to be independent and do things her own way. Her father, a powerful DA wants her protected. A high profile case is getting ready to go to court. Anna is not concerned about the danger. Evan (the Army Ranger) just happens to be there to protect her multiple times.
They both want to be more than friends but there are secrets and hurts from the past that are keeping them apart.
I liked Evan as the hero, he's a big tough guy with a tender heart. I liked that Anna wanted to honor her mother's memory but felt she was a bit too ditzy when it came to her own safety.
Darius and Nicole are a well matched pair as both are incredibly smart.
Intrigue and danger (not only from exploding boilers) abound in this great romance. This is also a story of great family love. "When a man loses his family, he loses everything."
A Favorite Classic!
I've read Emma countless times and have listened to this particular narration a couple of times. I have about an hour and a half left for my third listen.
One of the reasons I love Emma is Mr. Knightley. He is the one person that can put Emma in her place. She has a good heart but is a bit self-centered and sometimes unaware of others feelings. Mr. Knightley calls her out on it. I normally don't give spoilers in my reviews but I will say, I love when Emma becomes aware of her feelings.
The Narrator does a capable job with all the accents and different characters, I think she does Miss Bates very well.
I really liked the story. I like how it went back and forth in time periods. Interesting, real, imperfect, memorable people fill this book.
Cornelia's whole life from girl to grandmother. Benita as a troubled wife and mother. I didn't like that Benita did not share the diaries, or anything about the diaries, with anyone until it was too late, I thought that was a bit selfish of her. But she was redeemed. I liked the twist with Cornelia and her aunt. I won't give it away but it was a nice surprise.
The end felt a bit rushed though, the only reason for 4 stars instead of 5.
I thought the narration by Kate Rudd was very good. She captured the essence of each character in each time period.
Fun, Mystery, Friendship, & Love
LOVE THIS BOOK! Jen Turano gives us humor, mystery, skullduggery, suspense and many surprises in this heart-filled love story. I loved the characters in this book and series. The deep friendship between the "wallflowers" was so touchingly real.
I loved learning more about Temperance and Gilbert's past. The way they fuss at each other then continue on as if nothing happened was fun. I enjoyed seeing their relationship grow.
This book is also a fast paced adventure with kidnapping, bullets whizzing by, people of the criminal set, and Pinkerton detectives.
I highly recommend this book and the series! Hang on tight as it is a great ride, especially if Miss Henrietta is driving.
Lauren Ezzo has done a marvelous job with the narration! I am so glad that she did the whole series.
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Bride at Last!
I loved this story! It is so full of drama, suspense, some heartache, and wonderful family love.
I've read the book a couple times. It was wonderful to revisit it with Audible. The narrator did a great job!
Touching post WWI Family Drama
This book is a very touching drama with a romance. When Grace first meets Andrew, she does not know who he is except that he is a nice gentleman offering her assistance. There is a bit of a spark. Their second meeting is different, and more unbidden sparks ignite. Both try to deny their feelings given the circumstances of her being his employee now. There are some tender moments to be savored. I loved Andrew's sister Virginia (Ginny) and the things she is dealing with trying to make her family happy. That girl has spunk, no spoilers but she does learn how to make the right choice. I loved the deep friendship she developed with Grace.
I felt bad for Andrew, spending his whole life trying to earn his father's approval. He does whatever it takes to make his father happy, even at the cost of his own happiness.
Grace carries the guilt of her brother's death and her mother's blame with her.
It is with the best of intentions that both Grace and Andrew make some rash decisions. Some, life-changing. Other's are heartbreaking.
The villainess, Cecilia, is wonderfully written! I despised her from the moment we meet her.
There are many surprises. My heart was pounding for a while but very happy by the end.
I highly recommend this Susan Anne Mason book!
*The narration was good, though I did feel Grace's British accent sounded a little Irish at times.
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This is a wonderful book! I read it a couple of years ago and enjoyed listening to the story of Will and Eliza again. Will is so selfless and caring. Eliza is determined to get someone to believe in her. I loved it when she realized that Will is that person.
Finally, A Bride for Keeps!
I read the book a few years ago and wanted to revisit this story because I loved it so. I'm very glad it is available on Audible!
The most memorable part for me is when Everett finally gets Julia to understand that God loves her, no matter what. Also when Julia follows Everett to the barn.
I thought the narrator did a good job with all the voices with the exception of Rachel, she sounded more like a man than a woman.
Inspirational Civil War Romantic Drama
Angelina gave up moving north to stay in the south to care for her niece and nephew, saving money to buy their freedom. Matthew Scott was conscripted into serving in a war he wanted nothing to do with. I loved how Matthew developed relationships with other characters. The way he was drawn to Angelina and felt protective of her was simply romantic. Angelina was my favorite. She showed such strength in following God's guidance. Granny Scott is full of surprises.
The narration was excellent! I thought Cecily White did a wonderful job bringing all characters and their different accents to life.
I highly recommend this audiobook. Despite the horribleness of the war and dealing with the wounded literally on their front lawn, the story is entertaining and a quick listen.
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