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In the early hours of the morning, Careen becomes Matthew Grayson's wife--and then, in a blink of an eye, his widow. How can she tell the family she’s never met that her own cousin is responsible for their son’s death? While she waits for the right moment to admit the cousin's guilt, a budding attraction grows between Careen and her new brother-in-law, Joshua. But this will only complicate matters, especially when the truth finally comes out.
Joshua Grayson could never understand why his brother left the family ranch to wed--in secret--a woman he'd never met. And now Matthew is dead. Killed just moments after taking his wedding vows. Joshua struggles with both resentment and a growing attraction for his mysterious sister-in-law. He knows Careen is hiding something, but can he give love another chance, or is he just setting up his heart for another break?
©2011 Marie Higgins (P)2015 Marie Higgins
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2 out of 5 stars
By littlebear514 on 10-07-15

Had Some Potential...

I felt this book had potential, but the religious aspect was forced into the story and didn't belong in many parts where it appeared. I didn't appreciate the fact that our main character, Careen has had it pretty rough for the past several years but now she's willing to 'trust in God, because God protects the Graysons' It just seemed contrived to me and not a naturally occurring element in the story. It seemed hypocritical and if people were saying things like that to me over and over again, I would be irritated that God hadn't been there to protect me earlier, while this family almost seems to take it for granted. Almost.

The overall story was OK, a bit of mystery with a lot of romance. Our main character is likable enough. The secondary character, however, was far too wishy-washy. The writing itself is just not good.

The narrator did a decent job. While I won't be going out of my way to find more narrated by the same person, I won't be avoiding them, either.

I received a free copy of this book from the author, narrator or publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.

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5 out of 5 stars
By PATRICIA on 07-24-15

Amazing story!

**I was given a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review

This is my first Marie Higgins book, but definitely will not be my last. From the very start, I knew this was going to be one I couldn't take my earbuds out for! Not only was it a great western cowboy romance, but it had suspense as well! My kind of book! From the first scene with Matthew and Careen to the end with Joshua, I just had to keep listening. The characters are well developed, the relationship between Careen and Joshua was frustrating and fun, between Careen and the rest of the family was heartwarming. You couldn't help but just want to move onto the ranch and be a part of it! Their acceptance of Careen, love they showed and protectiveness from her cousin just made you fall in love with them.

This is not my first Leonor A Woodworth narration...she was amazing in Anne Patrick's "A Familiar Evil". Definitely one of my favorite narrators, brings all the characters to life, easy to tell who is speaking and makes the books so I don't want to put them down!

I am looking forward to my next listen of Marie Higgins!

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