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Publisher's Summary

Frances Harman has spent a lifetime living out of suitcases, a staunch supporter of her papa as he builds an empire as a hotelier. A quiet soul, happiest when out of sight, left alone to pursue her own interests and happiness, she has never felt the lack of companions or excitement in her life. 
Yet, since his remarriage, she has been forced into a new world, one of parties and balls and afternoon promenades, and has found herself overshadowed by her beautiful stepsister, Maria, in every way. But in a moment of uncharacteristic bravado, she responds to a matrimonial advertisement in the newspaper. The life of a debutante is not for her, but why should she not search out a life that might suit her better?
Dr Marlon Carter has not been in Faith Creek long and for a time rather thought himself in love with his partner's delightful bride, Susanna. But his desire for his own wife and family has begun to play upon his mind. A town doctor should have a wife, after all. But can he reconcile the actions and troubles of his past and allow himself to enjoy the love and affection that could be his for the taking?
©2017 Karla Gracey (P)2017 KG Publishing House
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5 out of 5 stars
By Cyn on 07-09-18

Sweet clean delightful romance

Frances father wants to build a hotel and take his family with him, his step daughter is a spoiled pain in the neck who doesn’t want to go. She has high dreams of catching a wealthy man. After Frances has a major talk with her parents she goes with her father alone. Once there she meets a man, with misunderstandings that gets in their way. The find they do love each other but it is time for her to go back home. Will the good doc left her leave or finally understand he can’t live without her.

Mr. Taylor does a wonderful job of narration from the many different characters to the feel of emotions. You never are in doubt just who is talking or what they are feeling. I found both his female and male voices to be a delight from the strong male to the soft female you could really feel the pain, sorrow, and happiness he gives them. I heard no background noise or any places where the volume changes. There are no repeating of words just a wonderful delightful listen. If any breaks where taken I could not tell. His voice is strong and clear giving you a delightful listen. His performance is outstanding from the emotion to his voices he really make the story come alive. He is a very talented narrator that pulls the listener in giving a very vivid listen that you can picture the scenes in your mind.

This is a clean sweet read about growing, leaning and understanding not everything is at it seems. Marlon has a secret that makes him think no woman would want him. It gets in the way of true happiness. Frances has had enough and just wants to leave. I liked the plot and the way it was laid out. The romance is interesting and touching. I found it to be a good listen.

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5 out of 5 stars
By jcrew on 02-01-18

Frances's destiny

Enjoyed this one very much, especially the ending when he proposed to her in front of her father

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