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Publisher's Summary

From bestselling author Petra Durst-Benning comes a sweeping emotional story of courage, triumph, and love against all odds in nineteenth-century Germany.
After a long and trying journey from her home, Hannah arrives at a charming village nestled in the foothills of the Swabian Mountains, eager to find Helmut Kerner, a traveling seed merchant she loved and lost. Enchanted by the glorious wildflowers and thriving harvests stretching as far as the eye can see, Hannah feels less like an outsider with each passing hour, until she meets Seraphine, an ethereally beautiful dreamer engaged to be married to Helmut, the father of Hannah's unborn child.
Desperate to win back Helmut's affections, Hannah gets to work and quickly discovers a passion for the seed trade, and with every change of season comes a change of heart. Can Hannah and Seraphine put aside their differences to find a way to work together, or will Hannah and her child be forced to leave this place she has come to love?
©2005 Petra Durst-Benning and Ullstein Buchverlage GmbH (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. Translation © 2017 Edwin Miles
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2 out of 5 stars
By Carol Gilbert on 02-19-18

disgusting conclusion to story

What disappointed you about The Seed Woman?

This is not Petra Durst-Benning's best writing. Will try Book 2 to see if there's any improvement. Enjoyed her books about the wine country much more.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Liz Andersson on 02-16-18

Very irritating narrator who spoiled the story.

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No! I didn't learn a lesson regarding Petra's choice of a narrator. I bought her books Glassblowers Trilogy and was already irritated with the narrator. Why can't Petra choose a narrator who speaks with a German accent and not one who speaks like an American and curses like an American? Sh spoils the story!

If you’ve listened to books by Petra Durst-Benning and Edwin Miles - translator before, how does this one compare?

I was so irritated so I didn't think of how good this book was. I listened only halfway and then I skipped it totally.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Her American way of talking was way out of line! Was she the cheapest narrator Petra could get or doesn't she listen to the narrator before hiring her?

Was The Seed Woman worth the listening time?


Any additional comments?

I hope I will remember not to buy any of Petra's audio book.

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5 out of 5 stars
By joyful on 01-25-18

Excellent book as usual

The translation and delivery of this audio book was excellent. Another recommended listen I think

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