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Publisher's Summary

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 TwylaMS on 08-07-15

Amazingly good Storytelling

When I finished this book I wondered if it was categorized incorrectly? When I read ‘clean’ book I usually translate into something other than I got out of this book. Don’t get me wrong. It is not raunchy. However, the book managed to convey the deep passion and love between the two main characters Careen and Joshua. There were numerous mentions of their faith and strong belief in God but it was done in an ordinary manner that seemed very normal to me. It was great story telling that took the listener on an exciting journey.

It starts out with a bang. Careen’s husband Matthew was shot in broad daylight shortly after their wedding. You quickly get into the fast paced, action packed story. I was alert and excited all the way through. Firstly, you know there is going to be trouble when she fails to tell her in-laws the full truth about the circumstances surrounding the death of her husband. There is a deep attraction between her and her dead husband brother Joshua from the start. However, it is uncertain if Joshua can find the strength to move on after the scars left by his dead wife and grasp their love. It gets even more complicated as they weave their courtship through the morning period proprieties. There were descriptions of intimate, passionate kissing. It was absolute delight to feel the magic of their budding love for each and await the next surprise. There were many twist and turns.

I love narrator of this book simply because she does what she is supposed to do. You forget about her and she does not take over the performance and become tiresome. The Southern accent was a nice change of pace and the kids voices were well done.

This is worth a credit and I highly recommend this book. I can’t wait for the next one in the series. I hope there is more.

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