Good Sam

  • by Dete Meserve
  • Narrated by Laurel Schroeder
  • 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Number one Amazon best seller and multi-award winner! Romantic mystery with an uplifting ending. Good Sam is in production as a feature film.
When Los Angeles TV news reporter Kate Bradley is assigned to cover a story about 10 people who have each found $100,000 in cash on their front porch, she sets out to find the identity of the anonymous Good Samaritan, dubbed Good Sam, who is behind it all.
As interest in the extraordinary gifts sweeps across the country, Kate finds the elusive Good Sam and her exclusive interview with him thrusts her into the national spotlight. Even as his message captivates viewers and wins ratings, Kate suspects he may not be all he claims to be and that the real Good Sam is still out there.
Searching for answers, Kate unravels the powerful and unexpected reason behind the mysterious cash gifts and the true identity of Good Sam becomes the biggest surprise story of her career, turning her personal and professional life upside down.
2015 National Indie Excellence Award Winner
2015 Independent Author Network Outstanding Romance Novel Award
2015 Florida Authors and Publishers Association President's Book Awards Gold Medal
Readers' Favorite Gold Medal Award


What the Critics Say

"If you are a Nicholas Sparks or Richard Paul Evans fan, I'm betting you will like author Meserve's new book Good Sam. Uplifting, heart wrenching and a two hankie read, this story is a winner." (Cheryl Stout, Amazon Top Reviewer)
"In her debut novel, Meserve writes a fast-paced mystery/romance that's well grounded in the nitty-gritty details of local TV news...a solid feel-good romance sparked with mystery." (Kirkus Reviews)
"Who is Good Sam? That is the question that will keep readers guessing. With a delightful premise and enough twists and turns to keep things interesting, Good Sam is a good read. Everything about this book is just sweet, especially firefighter Eric. Handsome and heroic, he will make you want to call 911." (Romantic Times)


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Customer Reviews

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This is what I call a comfort read, with a twist. I really enjoyed this book. The slight mystery going on put this book into a whole new genre for me. It wasn't just a romance but a great reminder that there are good people in this world. Kate is a great character, she is tough, strong and honest, exactly what a women should be (IMHO). The romance is very light. I think this was more about loss, deceit and strength than it was romance. It really makes my heart smile when the characters in a book get it right without all the drama, just because they are good people and know how people should be.

The narration on this audiobook was fabulous! This was my 1st Laurel Schroeder but we not be my last. I think she captured Kate perfectly and did a great job on the male characters, so good I really never thought about the narrator being a female when she was reading for the males and I usually do. I'm very picky about female to male and vice versa!

If you like a book that drags you in from page one and leaves your heart a little lighter, this is a book for you!!
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- Cyndi Marie "Addicted to any type of Romance/Erotica audio books."

An excellent book that is superbly narrated!

Any additional comments?

Good Sam by Dete Meserve is a wonderful story that words cannot adequately describe. It's a feel good romantic mystery with a very satisfying ending. While I was listening to the Audible version narrated by Laurel Schroeder I kept thinking this book would make a great movie. As I write this review, I just saw that Good Sam is in production as a feature film and I couldn't be happier!

The story focuses on Kate Bradley who lives in LA and works as a TV news crime beat reporter. She is the daughter of a US Senator who is getting significant pressure from her father to move to Washington, DC to cover the political scene. One morning Kate is assigned to cover a human interest story about a few people who were each given $100,000 in cash by an anonymous donor. Soon after Kate interviews two of the recipients who were both in dire financial straights, she names the mysterious donator the "Good Samaritan" or "Good Sam" for short. Within a few hours the story makes national news and before Kate can uncover the identity of the mysterious donor, the number of $100,000 donations has grown to ten and dozens of people are claiming responsibility, including an ex-boyfriend of hers. The rest of the story is Kate figuring out the true identity of Good Sam and the motivation behind each of the specific donations.

Laurel Schroeder's narration was excellent. She differentiated between male and female voices and changed the tempo in the performance when warranted. I was totally engrossed into the story imagining different characters speaking. I also felt that her portrayal of the true Good Sam was "swoon-worthy." In summary, an excellent book that is superbly narrated!

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- LilMissMolly "LilMissMolly"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-09-2015
  • Publisher: Melrose Hill Publishing