Interlude at Cottonwood Springs

  • by Liz Adair
  • Narrated by Tanya Mills
  • 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Cowhand Heck Benham rides the range in the high desert of the Southwest. Ruth Reynolds moves in wealthy New York circles. She comes west during the Great Depression; chance throws them together, and they fall in love. But she's a married lady, and he's an honorable man.


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Ruth. You don't deserve Heck!

Narration - Tanya Mills - Really Good! She does such great character voices! Great Story Teller!

Now...for the book! Grrrrr.
First! Ruth, you spoiled little brat! You don't deserve Heck! Oh, and I might be a little bit in love with Heck BTW.

This is set in the depression in a pretty backward part of the country. Utilities are sketchy at best. Ruth is from the City and comes to this town with her husband (who she doesn't love)
She's beautiful and refined and catches everyone's eye.

Heck is a sweet man, a hard workin' cowboy and is attracted to Ruth from the first time they meet. The attraction grows with each and every subsequent encounter. He rescues her from her abusive husband and they head to another part of the country to await her divorce. Their relationship is a bit scandalous and one of the undertones of this story revolves around Heck's concerns about their unseemly relationship and what price they must pay for their sins.

The characters in this story are so richly developed and this book seems to bring to life what I imagine it was like living during the depression.

I'm extremely miffed with the ending. And what makes me even more miffed is the fact that I absolutely can't say anything about it because you just have to experience it yourself. It's not a bad ending, just not the one I saw coming or hoped for.

Who will like this? I think if you enjoy historical romances or old western style cowboys, you'll enjoy it. But those aren't particularly my top genre's and I loved it.

That's all.

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.
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- 1-Click Junkie "Rabid Listener/Reader and Shopper!"

Emotionally Wrenching

Liz Adair, in a word, is a master storyteller. She has a way of ripping your heart out of your chest, and then shoving in back in, a little mangled, but also a little wiser than before. As I went through this story, I honestly began to dislike the characters, and I wasn't sure how I would feel by the end. But by the end, I was able to feel compassion for them. Not that I excused their imperfections or their faulty choices, but I was able to see their humanity, and their inherent worth as people. And that, thanks to Liz Adair's amazing skill.

This was a beautiful story, with a beautiful message.
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- L. Evans

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-11-2015
  • Publisher: Century Press