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Garner Bradford, heir to the troubled Bradford Shipping empire, doesn't know much about babies. But he's going to have to learn fast, because he's just become a single father to his newborn daughter. As he confesses through his journal entries, he's not entirely sure how to keep a newborn alive, whether or not he'll ever patch together his shattered heart, or how to forgive himself for his mistakes.
Career girl Kathleen Burke is wholly uninterested in settling down. She has big dreams, and none of them include Garner and his small hometown in Washington State. Yet she can't seem to get her handsome boss out of her head or her heart. There's something extraordinarily tempting about his beautifully sad green eyes....
Told through journal entries, phone conversations, and letters, Then Came You is a unique, heart-stirring romance novella by acclaimed author Becky Wade.
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By JC on 04-27-18
Emotionally Absorbing Listen!
Where does Then Came You: A Bradford Sisters Novella rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Pretty high up there.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Garner for some reason. He seems so real - flaws and all. Though Kathleen has that naiveté that we may all have (even if we don't like to admit it)
Which character – as performed by Ryan Hudson and Heather Masters – was your favorite?
Garner by Ryan Hudson
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
A bit emotional there for a bit!
Any additional comments?
Then Came You by Becky Wade hit my radar very early on, especially with that yummy cover! It was also the start of a new series, the Bradford Sisters Romance series. A little back story first; Then Came You is the introduction the Bradford family headed by the patriot, Garner Bradford in the full novel series, beginning with True to You, released last year.
I didn't know what to expect, but I knew it would be good. I've read True to You and the authors' previous novels. Expectations aside, I was amazed by how attentive I became with the audio version of this story. Not having read the print copy yet, I'm listening to it all new. Both narrators (yes, both!) did such a marvelous job in expressing the different emotions, and even the nuances you can just image, like the annoyance Kathleen felt at times with her mother. Granted, I'm familiar with and enjoyed Heather Masters' narrations, so I'm thrilled to hear her voice our main character. However, I must give the love to Ryan Hudson and his narration of Garner Bradford. There's an air of confidence about his voice that had me imagining his role as the patriarch of the family a generation later in the full novels. Even during the emotional moments, I felt it embody the character's disappointments, frustrations, and even love. Well done.
The story itself was very well executed. At first, I was wondering why the announcement of where in the story we were at, be it a conversation or a journal entry. Then, once we're into it, you realize the story's emotional and personal thoughts were all written. How sweet is that?! I thought it was clever in telling the story. As I finished listening to the story, I loved and pondered on the message of God's grace to us. In all, Then Came You is a fabulous introduction to a series and the audiobook is one emotionally, absorbing listen.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.