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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-18

Unique story with wonderful twists, danger

I totally fell in love with this book and the characters that are between the pages. The start is sad and brings a tear to your eye, it doesn’t take long for the danger to come with noises in the dark, accidents that happen it makes you start to believe in ghost. There is rumor of a treasure to be found inside the walls of this old house. It seems someone is willing to kill to get it. As the author took me on a journey of danger I found myself holding my breath and at one time my phone rang I about jumped out of my skin. The plot thickens more characters are added to it making you wonder who could be behind it all. I kept guessing what the treasure was but I couldn’t have been more wrong. It is a delightful listen that held my attention and captive me from the start.

I have not listened to anything by this narrator I thought she did a great job, loved her character voices and the emotion she gives them. Her normal voice is pleasant as well as each character she brings to life. She truly made me believe in the danger, excitement, and even gave me a few chills. The audio was clear, no background noises, there were two places words were repeated, I think that is when she took a break. It did not take away from the audio at all, and she had no trouble pulling me back in. There was one male character I wasn’t too crazy about his voice but I did grow to love it as the story went long. The rest of them I loved from the start, she really put emoition into the characters, pausing when she needed to. Her tones were right even her old voices were delightful. I had no trouble believing what I was listening to. I thought her performance was outstanding.

I loved the twists and turns the author gives us, she had me fooled almost until the end. There were things I didn’t see coming and a lot of surprises that were exciting, thrilling and dangerous. In all honesty the author had me in the palm of her hand almost from the first page. I loved how she captive my attention and held it. I really didn’t want the story to end. A very believable and honest story that pulls you in making you believe what you are listening to. I just could not put it down and listened to this almost at one setting. I loved the characters and the romance between the two main ones. The cat is adorable and I do feel it is there for a reason. The mystery grabs you and keep a hold of you throughout the story. It truly was a delightful listen I can’t wait to listen to more of this author work.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-18

Unique story with wonderful twists

A story of starting all over where you started after trying to move ahead and losing everything you have worked for. Now Tabitha has to move back in with her cousin who isn’t always nice. It seems there are a few in her family that will have to learn a few lesson on life, love and happiness. It is a different kind of mail order bride story, one that is heartbreaking in so many ways. Here two people will meet one will fall helplessly in love the other already has a bride on the way. When things get a little complicated when one steps over the line and comes up with egg on her face. Her heart was in the right place, but she did the wrong thing. As the plot thickens how it can get any worse. I am so glad you asked because it does in more ways than one. I loved every word of this story from start to finish it truly was a great listen.

The narrator did a lovely job of narration, she really brings the story to life making you see a side of the story that you would not have seen reading the book. Her character voices are great, she puts a lot of power behind each emotion truly giving you a listen you get lost in. There was one place where wording was repeated but in no way does it take away from the story. Besides that if any breaks were taken I could not tell. It is a very clear and clean audio that gives vivid details you almost feel like you are there with the characters. Her performance was great, she pauses when she needs you, gives emotions that you can hear in her voice. The narrator pulled me in taking me away on a delightful journey I got lost in.

I really enjoyed the twists and turns the plot took, I also enjoyed how it was a mail-order bride story but with a twist that makes it a unique story. I didn’t really care for Tabitha cousin, but she has a lot to learn and learn she does the hard way. By the end my heart really went out to her. Tabitha tries her best to be a true friend to Thomas but gets herself in a mess of trouble. She is a very strong person and is way ahead of her time, trying to make her own way without a man. When she is pushed into a relationship she pushes back. Thomas is just a sweet heart to kind and good for his own good. He wants a bride and has picked her but there are a few issues that most likely will not only hurt him but his pride.

The author gives you a believable story that pulls you in taking you away to another time and place when things were not so easy and times were hard. People got married to people they didn’t love and sometimes didn’t even like. You will find a story inside a story here where a couple has to face some facts there just aren’t ready for. It broke my heart to watch them. I loved this story from start to finish and didn’t want it to end. From the narration to the author it was a story I couldn’t put down with a powerful message between the pages. I laughed, thought at times it was very funny and truly enjoyed watching the drama and messes these to make of their life. I am looking forward to listening more of the author and narrators work.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-25-18

Very enjoyable clean from Listen I loved it

Westward Winds
Tessa wants more out of life than to be someone’s wife who is there to make her husband look good, never having a mind of her own, living with a boring man who is just out to make a name for his self living it up with party after party. She wants a man who truly is a man one that doesn’t mind a women being a women with a mind. She has gone through all the men in her town and fines them lacking, she sees an ad for a mail order bride which seem exciting. When Deans brother tells him about the mail order bride program Dean laughs and said sure why not. His brother write for him, when a letter comes back they are both shocked to get a reply. Dean wasn’t even serious but his brother was. Dean is great at a lot of things but writing and telling about his feelings has never been one of his strong points. He agrees to let his brother write back to Tessa, of course he reads her replies and tells his brother what to write with his brother adding more in detail of things a woman might like to hear which will cause trouble down the road. Dean likes what he sees when he meets Tessa as times goes on he finds he is very attracted to her never guessing he would feel this way about another women. They write back and forward getting to know each other and agree to meet.


They have their ups and downs as they learn to talk, and deal with day to day issues. Most day’s things are more down than up leaving Dean confused as to just what Tessa wants or expects. She sure does know how to beat a dead horse.

Westward Dance
My heart really went out to both Madelyn and Seth both are about as broken as a person can get. Maddy is attacked by a trusted friend and Seth fell and broke his leg as it turns from bad to worse not knowing if he will even be able to keep it much less walk or ride again. The family set about match making getting these two together both writing back and forth they get to know each other. Things really takes off when Seth goes and stays with Maddy’s family why he gets his leg taken care of. The story doesn’t end there, their love grows but things get in their way and it is a pretty rocky road for a time. It is a story of pain, sorrow, love, needs, wants, and compassion.


Westward Bound
I am not sure I would call this was a mail order bride story since the two met once at the sisters wedding and wrote to each other keeping in touch. They kept me smiling and laughing at these two get on each other’s nerves trying to get the best of the other. With the conflict between daughter and father Claire decides to move out west with her sister. She is tried of not being good enough like a son would be. Things happen that will help them both if they marry. Claire has always loved Marcus, but he isn’t too crazy about her. Their back and forwards mail is truly entertaining and will have you laughing.


J. Scott Bennett did a wonderful job of narration he put feeling into the audio. His voice is very powerful, clear and pleasant to listen to. There are no background noises or any volume changes His tones are very even he never leaves you guessing how the character feels. He gives you a very clear rich audio that you do not want to put down. The male voices are as pleasant as his female voices. You never have any trouble knowing who is talking or just what is on their mind. He uses the correct tones with each character just as I pictured them to be. He chuckles when he needs to or shows sorrow through his voice. I really enjoyed his voice and could listen to it all day with no problem. Mr. Bennett has become one of my favorite narrators I know when I see his name I am going to be taken away and truly enjoy the listen.

The author gives you a delightful set of stories that keeps your attention why she pulls you in with a few shocks along the way. The plot is great as the author brings the west of long ago to life giving you a story of so much pain, misunderstanding, sorrow and so much love. I loved the twist and turns she brings keeping you guessing at some things and other times you know just where she is going. It is a believable story that I bought into from the start. The characters are great, fun, caring and loving. I am really enjoying this series each one better than the last as I get to know each character better. All the ones you loved in the first books are back in this set, it was great to see them again, seeing how they have grown and the changes they have made. I can’t wait to see what the next story holds for me.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-19-18

Great short science fiction

I hate to say this but Mr. Sturtevant writing fits more or less how I see the far away future as. I have no trouble buying into this story. If is a little strange, very different and unique. Short, to the point of how a company takes over everything and everybody but the question is how they are using the people they are hiring. Could it be for slave labor, to help people who need help, or could it be so much more than our minds can handle?

The narrator as always does a wonderful job with his narration, his male characters are always outstanding pulling you in with the emotions he gives them. The fear, excitement, danger, unsure is show very easy in how he displays his characters tones. I was hanging on the edge with each new discovery as well as what happens to the people when they are no longer there. There are no background noises, no volume changes and no repeating of words. The narrator gives you a very clear, clean audio that takes you way making it easy to feel the horrors, the unsure, the pain and sorrow of losing everything you have only to find you're as far down as you can go. I enjoyed his narration and the powerful tones he gives each character. I look forward to listening to more of his work.

I thought this was a very interesting listen that held my attention keeping me invested in the story. It has a great plot and is a little out there but most of this authors writing are. He makes his stories unique and fascinating. I had no trouble at all buying into the story and feel somewhere along the way in this crazy world this could be our future to some point. Great job I totally loved it.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-18-18

Hot, steamy and exciting and emotional

This is the start of an emotional journey that has a lot of question with few answers. One family torn in two over the lost of their sister rebuilding their life but never getting over the loss. One minute she was out with friends the next someone picked her up in a blue truck, and she was gone. There are a total of six books each about one of her brothers, book six will be her story. The Executioner is the start of a very emotional story going through the lost of their sister, the clues to where she might be and the hunt to bring her home one way or another. We meet Asher, learning how his life is as he goes through the loss of his sister. He decided to leave home and join the military where he got hurt. Deciding to come home and guard prisoners they put him in as one of the executioner which is his biggest duty. Everything is day to day until Genevieve comes along pushing her way into his life talking about one of the prisoners that just got executed from there she pushes into the life of his sister. He isn’t to trusting she isn’t giving in and slowly they build a relationship. She has a past which comes to forces and hits her hard. These two learn to lean on each other being the rock they never knew they needed.

The narrator does a wonderful job of narration, he pulls you in using his tones letting you know who is talking, what they are feeling and all the emotions that comes with it. He makes each Creed brother sound sexy, but showing you the pain they are in and the chip they carry on their shoulder. His character voices are very becoming but at times I felt he paused to long. There are no background noises, no volume changes, and no repeating of words. The audio is very clear and clean making you buy into this story and the emotions it brings with it. The sex scenes are very hot making you want to jump right in and grab each brother. Ladies you will need a fan when you listen to this hot sexy voice. His normal voice is very pleasant and appealing. Each character voice pulls you in, he adds just enough emotion to the pain and sorrow as well as the humor. I really enjoyed listening to this audio and will listen to it again.

The story is based on Asher and Genevieve but goes into depth of the lost of his sister and the hunt that is about to go on trying to find her. Both stories are very touching and emotional with a happy ending to a point, there is still the unanswer question of what happened to their sister. We met the whole family and come to love them. Each character has their own endearing ways as each one takes a place in your heart. I can already tell somewhere in this series I am going to have a box of tissues. From the first book the author reached in making me a part of this story and this family. I already have an invested interest in the outcome and to see how each other the brothers will overcome the issue and loss of their sister. This has hit this whole family very deep as well as the reader.

What I really liked about this story is the strength the family has, each has their pain and sorrow, but they are a supportive family that have held together and grew but still hold so much pain and sorrow inside them. Asher is learning and is one step closer to finding what life is all about but first he must get over Genevieve wall. Because of her past she has learned not to love, nothing good comes of it and never plans to marry. Watching their love grow, how unsure they are, how they make each other feel, as well as watching them play and get to know each other has been a pleasure. Watching the whole family pick and tease each other is been so much fun, I loved the humor and how the family interacts. I loved how strong and forward Genevieve is when she meets Asher and really blows him away, talk about knocking him off his feet. The love scenes are hot, steamy and very sexy with true emotions and a little kink. Asher has no trouble rocking your world as the sex appeal comes right off him. But it comes off Genevieve as well. Yes it is truly a heartbreaking story but a wonderful romance where two people learn what love is and just what it means. My heart goes out to all the Creed family as well as to Genevieve who lost so much at a young age and still has to come to grips with it.

When you open the book what you find are some hot Creed men with a chip on their shoulders, they have wants and needs but just don’t know it yet. It is going to take one heck of a woman to fit their bills. The women are on the way to knock not only some sense into them but rock their world like they have never seen before. What a way to start a series with the hottest couple so far in the winning lead. I really am going to enjoy these men getting a taste of their own medicine. This series so far is a big win for me, I can’t wait to see how the author take it. The mystery of the unknown pulled me in, I am really excited and scared to read The Dove, the author can take this so many ways. She knows how to pull her readers in giving a story that holds your attention entertaining you with a book you won't be able to put down.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-11-18

True emotions, great message loved it.

This is a cute read I had to chuckle when Joseph went to pick up the minister cousin and found out he was a she. I had a blast picturing in my mind the look on his face. Joseph has spent his life helping others giving so much of his self. He had an accident that the author gives such vivid details I felt a chill go up my spine. My mind just doesn’t wrap around what that must have been like, not knowing if you would live, deciding if you should cut off a body part. He lost his faith in God that day and just hasn’t been able to find it. This is a very emotional and spiritual read that really touched my heart. Monti words keep going through my mind be the man God made you to be not what you think you should be. No truer words have been written. It’s a story about looking past your disabilities or the ones you think you have learning to accept who you are, knowing you are no less of a person no matter what you have been though. The story is built around lost in so many ways, to finding yourself, there is danger, excitement, romance, and so much more.

Ms. Woodworth’s narration with her soft sweet voice really brought this story to life. She made me feel each lose, sorrow and pain. Her character voices are outstanding her female so soft but strong, her male strong but weak, both caring and loving. You can hear the pain, sorrow, anger, hurt along with excitement, danger and thrills. I had no trouble picturing the events as they unfold. This was one audio she held me in the palm of her hand with true emotion that each character was going through. I was so invested I forgot I was listening and found things to do around the house to listen longer. Her tones are right on the mark keeping the listener on the edge as danger gets near. It was a thrilling, exciting listen. The danger is real, I felt like I was there with the characters. There are no volume changes, no background noise or any repeating of words. If any breaks were taken I could not tell. I had no trouble knowing who is talking and what they are feeling. Her character voices are just great as well as her normal voice is very pleasant and easy to listen to. You can feel the uneasiness of the characters as they work through the emotions of loss, facing the outcome and the heart break of the past. Ms. Woodworth’s has no trouble pulling of this very emotional listen that captivates you and holds your attention.

So far out of this series this one is my favorite. I think the author out did herself giving a very powerful message along with a very detailed story that kept me very entertained. There was a time or two when I think my heart stopped beating for a minute and others where I smiled and even wanted to cry at the true emotion that was written. This is so much more than a romance it is about faith, overcoming issues and finding what you want out of life and going for it. I loved the characters, how the story is laid out and the true meaning behind it. From start to finish I was hooked can't wait for the next one.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-11-18

Another wild heartstopping ride with suspense

Kurt is at it again he never has a problem with finding dead bodies they seem to call to him. What is finds is shocking and horrifying, I had trouble getting the pictures out of my head. To be killed is one thing but by a crocodile is something mind-blowing and what is even more mind-blowing is there isn’t a reason for them to be in this area. It is Kurt’s job to find out who and why, while dealing with a lazy boss who isn’t buying any of it. The bodies are adding up, can he find the killer before another life is lost?

I have come to love this narrator he pulls you in with the danger, unbelievable story and makes you believe every word. He takes you on a wonderful adventure with horrible outcomes and makes you enjoy them all. Character voices are wonderful both male and female are good, he gives wonderful tones and emotions making the characters believable. I always know what is going on, who is talking and what they are feeling. He always makes my heart beat faster when there is danger giving just enough pause to get you ready for whatever is to come your way. There were no background noises, no volume changes and if any breaks were taken I could not tell. The audio is very clean and clear giving you hours of enjoyment that holds your attention why keeping you guessing and on the edge. I am really looking forward to listening to more of his work.

This series has given me some nightmares, and are getting a little too close to real life. There is no doubt the author is a wonderful storyteller pulling you in leaving you with your mouth hung open. Shocking yet thrilling scenes that hold your attention making it hard to put the book down. With this one I found my hand over my mouth as I took in the detail given of the crocodile attack and how it all plays out. It was one heck of a ride that still makes my heart race just typing the review. It was interesting to see how it all came together leaving a lasting impression when it was over. I really am I looking forward to the next book.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-11-18

Time travel at its finest

Another short sweet historical romance about time travel, each of these in this series can be read as a standalone but with each one you get more depth of the family history. This one kind of goes with the ones before where the two stepsisters meet each was surprise to see the other. When Aubriella goes to the manor she learns things about her family she doesn’t know, when she looks in the mirror she sees a man and feels his pull, through the mirror she goes. Once on his land he finds her taking her in, she finds he is to go off on a mission. Since she knows history so well she knows she must keep him safe without him knowing about her abilities and learning that she is doing her best to keep him away from the area he is headed.

This narrator is new to me I didn’t know what to expect. I loved her accents, her character voices are wonderful. She gives such emotions, really getting into the character. You can hear the laughter, fear, sorrow, and love come through her voice. She really paints a vivid picture that is so easy to picture, she pauses giving you enough time to let what you listened to sink in. I really love with a narrator gets into her audio laughing when needing to, crying if that is called for. This is one narrator that does that giving you a touching, fun, emotional listen that pulls you in. I loved her normal voice I could listen to it all day.There were no background noises, no repeating of wording, no volume changes. It is very clear and clean, if breaks were taken I could not tell. Just a delightful listen that I totally loved.

I love this series, there is just something about time travel that gets me every time. Ms. Brower knows how to pull you in giving you an entertaining story. She is very talented and does her research, her stories are very believable and usually hooks you from the first page. I really enjoyed the characters, the plot, the emotions and the passion. I had to laugh at how Aubriella kept Killian from going where he wanted to go but at the same time kept it fun. There was a touchy part when she ran into a family member that almost gave her way. It was a wonderful listen that I didn’t want to end, I could listen to this family all day and never get tired of it. Mostly likely because the author uses no fillers just good home some facts, I can’t wait to listen to the next one.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-11-18

cute fun listen

A very entertaining story that held my attention keeping me invested in the hidden treasures, romance, a fun ghost, which is all twisted around my favorite food chocolate. I thought it was fun and witty, I laughed and chuckled my way through it. The author gives you an unique story that holds your attention.

The narrator was outstanding giving me a full mental picture which hooked me. She made it fun, lively and entertaining. There are no background noises, no volume change, no repeating of wording. Her male and female voices were wonderful. You always knew who was talking and what they were feeling. She puts a lot of emotion in her narration giving a delightful clear, clean listen. The narrator gave a very vivid display that kept me listening long after I could have been doing other things.

I totally enjoy this audio the author put a lot of thought into it. There was a little more filler than I like but was well worth the listen. It is filled with delightful characters and a wonderful plot. I have not read anything my this author or listened to anything by this narrator but do plan on doing so again.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-11-18

Another wild and exciting ride

This one picks up where the last one left off with just as much of an exciting thrilling adventure as the first one. I was held on the edge from one adventure to the next with such a thrilling ride that kept me glued to my seat. Mitch is on the run trying to stay one step ahead of his killers. In some ways I can relate to this, there has been many days I would have loved to just look at my boss and say are you kidding me, and tell him what he can do with his plans. Here the boss doesn’t like what he has done and is out to make sure he doesn’t breather another day. You know you are having a bad day when you survived a deadly virus that some crazy man injected you with only to find out your boss has a hit on you which leaves him with little choice but to join the former assassins to bring down his boss and all he stands for.

The narrator as always does a wonderful job from his character voices to the emotion. His character voices are wonderful you always know who is talking and what they are feeling. His male to female voice is great and easy to follow with smooth and even when changing to one character to the next. He gives the right tones for the scenes you can hear the fear, excitement, danger in the characters voices. His performance is just outstanding. There is no background noises, no volume changes, no repeating of words just a very clean and clear audio that pulls you in. If any breaks were taken I could not tell it was just a very clean and clear audio that I got lost in. The narrator normal voice is just a wonderful as his character voice keeping you on the edge with danger and true emotion that makes your heart beat a little faster as the scenes unfold keeping you on the edge. Mr. Jordan does a great job bring the audio alive making you feel each emotion, danger and excitement that the author gives. It was a thrilling ride that I totally enjoyed from a very talented narrator.

It is a very intriguing listen that captivated me with danger and adventure one after another. There is drama as he takes out first one person and then another never knowing when it might be his turn. This is just as good as the first one in this series. You can read as a standalone but book one gives more insight to the story. The author gives a well-thought-out plot that makes you want to listen until the end. The characters are believable and become your friends. I had no trouble playing out the scenes in my mind. I am so hooked on this series and can’t wait for the next one to come out. If you love action adventure, thrills and chills that is fast pace and keeps you on the edge this is for you.

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