A Matter of Heart : Lone Star Brides

  • by Tracie Peterson
  • Narrated by Barbara McCulloh
  • Series: Lone Star Brides
  • 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Beloved Author Tracie Peterson concludes her popular Lone Star Brides Series.
Texas born and raised Jessica Atherton is a wealthy young woman whose heart was broken when the man she intended to marry wedded another. But her world is upended when two men come into her life and both manage to stir her heart. Harrison Gable is a rich young lawyer who intends to travel the world and live a life of opulence. His ambitions match Jessica's dreams, but her heart has begun to change. Austin Todd, former Secret Service agent, enjoys working now as a Texas Ranger cattle inspector. But learning of forged gold certificates and missing printing plates, he's drawn back into the world of intrigue and agrees to help solve the case.
Austin is well-thought-of and admired in the community. Jessica is drawn to his kind nature and the unspoken pain she sees in his eyes. Will Jessica choose financial security or follow her heart?

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teenage emotions

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

People who are into romance novels might appreciate this book.


Would you ever listen to anything by Tracie Peterson again?

I will probably not pursue this author. Rather than her writings maturing, this seems to be evidence of falling back on a more immature theme.


What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

I was disappointed with this book. I went back several times to see if I missed something when chapter changes didn't make sense or have flow. I kept waiting for something unpredictable or suspenseful to occur, which it never did.


Any additional comments?

I categorize this book as a predictable teenage romance novel. The plot was difficult to follow audibly in spite of my having read the first two books of the series. The previous books held some suspense and less romance.

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- maryrbruce

Entertaining Listen

I haven't listened to the first two audiobooks in this series yet but after listening to this one, I think I'll get them.

Privileged heroine Jessica Atherton may have lost her previous beau but she's got plenty suitors now. One is the rather insistent Harrison Gable, a lawyer who lays his attention on thick and a little too much. But Jessica is beginning to feel like she needs to get married and start a family, and Harrison obviously is interested in her.

Austin Todd, is also new to Jessica's Texas town. Previously a Secret Service agent, he's lost his entire family and is harboring some deep hurts. Although he's begun work as as a Texas Ranger cattle inspector he becomes involved in a dangerous case of forged gold certificates that involve Jessica's close friends.

Jessica has a huge character arc. At the beginning I was somewhat put off by her, because she was an anti-hero--spoiled, self-centered, and privileged. But she journeys on to correct her flaws, with God's help, and becomes a admirable young lady.

Will go back and listen to the first two series as the characters from the other stories are also mentioned in this book. You'll be rooting for Austin to win Jessica's heart. Will he?
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- Carrie Fancett Pagels "Award-winning & Amazon bestselling author of Christian historical romance. Under contract with Pelican Book Group. Blogger, mom, & reader."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-07-2014
  • Publisher: Recorded Books