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Publisher's Summary

Jason Walker is a child star turned teen heartthrob turned reluctant B-movie regular who's sick of his failing career. So he gives up Hollywood for northern Idaho, far away from the press, the drama of LA, and the best friend he's secretly been in love with for years.
There's only one problem with his new life: a strange young man only he can see is haunting his guesthouse. Except Benjamin Ward isn't a ghost. He's a man caught out of time, trapped since the Civil War in a magical prison where he can only watch the lives of those around him. He's also sweet, funny, and cute as hell, with an affinity for cheesy '80s TV shows. And he's thrilled to finally have someone to talk to.
But Jason quickly discovers that spending all his time with a man nobody else can see or hear isn't without its problems - especially when the tabloids find him again and make him front-page news. The local sheriff thinks he's on drugs, and his best friend thinks he's crazy. But Jason knows he hasn't lost his mind. Too bad he can't say the same thing about his heart.
©2015 Marie Sexton (P)2016 Riptide Publishing
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5 out of 5 stars
By Morgan A Skye on 12-23-16

Maybe the best Holiday Audiobook This Year!

When Jason Walker, a B list actor finds himself in a small town “re-thinking his life”, he’s shocked and amazed to find he’s not living alone.

Ben is the boy who “haunts” a snowglobe he finds in the house left by a previous tenant.

Jason, ironically a B list horror film star, is either crazy or Ben is real and a “ghost”.

I don’t want to give away big secrets but I will drop these morsels:
Ben and Jason find a way to “touch” one another
Jason is the only one who can see Ben
Neither knows a way other than death for them to be together in “real life”
This book ends with a delightful HEA


I think this may be my favorite Marie Sexton book (after her Coda series). Her writing is gorgeous and evocative and really draws the reader in from the first page.

The way she “solves” the main dilemma is both terrifying and wonderful!

I highly recommend this story to fans of the belief that love conquers all, for people who believe that there are Christmas miracles, to believers in magic and to fans of sweet and sappy romances everywhere!

5 of 5 stars


Nick J Russo does another amazing job. He’s easy to listen to and really carries the emotion well. My only disappointment was that he didn’t give Ben an “old fashioned” voice or any sort of voice inflection or accent. He sounds just as anyone else would in our day in time and I guess – in a way that makes sense – but I was hoping for something a little different. Just something to remind us that his voice is coming from a music box…

In any case, it was still wonderful and a fantastic way to experience this amazing story!

4.5 of 5 stars

Overall 5 of 5 stars

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5 out of 5 stars
By Pam Finn on 12-26-16

If you buy one audio book this year get this one

I don't know if I can relay to you how amazing this story is it has everything from two very strong main characters to a creepy home. This book is on my re-read list. Marie Sexton choose the perfect narrator for this. Nick J. Russo made this come more to life. Fantastic work both the author and the narration.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Drew on 04-29-17

A beautiful story

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

The story was so endearing, There were some great laugh out loud moments and a few times I had tears of sadness or joy in my eyes

What was one of the most memorable moments of Winter Oranges?

When Ben wanted to know who shot J.R.

Have you listened to any of Nick J. Russo’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I bought the book because Nick J. Russo was the narrator. I've heard a couple of his other performances and I have to say that he is very good. A narrator can bring a book to life in so many ways, but a bad narrator can kill a story. Nick is the former. I'm sure I'd have enjoyed the story if I'd had read it in book form myself, but Nick gave his reading so much gusto I couldn't press stop on the player.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes, but I don't want to give any spoilers

Any additional comments?

This was such a great story and so well narrated. As I have said, I was looking for books narrated by Nick J Russo when I found this story. I am now currently listening to Marie Sexton's Trailer Trash and I am sure that I will be checking more of her audio books out in the future.

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