Hattie Ever After : Hattie Brooks

  • by Kirby Larson
  • Narrated by Kirsten Potter, Kirby Larson
  • Series: Hattie Brooks
  • 5 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

After leaving Uncle Chester's homestead claim, orphan Hattie Brooks throws a lasso around a new dream, even bigger than the Montana sky. She wants to be a reporter, knowing full well that a few pieces published in the Arlington News will not suffice. Real reporters must go to Grand Places, and do Grand Things, like Hattie's hero Nellie Bly. Another girl might be stymied by this, but Hattie has faced down a hungry wolf and stood up to a mob of angry men. Nothing can squash her desire to write for a big city newspaper.
A letter and love token from Uncle Chester's old flame in San Francisco fuels that desire and Hattie jumps at the opportunity to get there by working as a seamstress for a traveling acting troupe. This could be her chance to solve the mystery of her "scoundrel" uncle and, in the process, help her learn more about herself. But Hattie must first tell Charlie that she will not join him in Seattle.
Even though her heart approves of Charlie's plan for their marriage, her mind fears that saying yes to him would be saying no to herself. Hattie holds her own in the big city, literally pitching her way to a byline, and a career that could be even bigger than Nellie Bly's. But can making headlines compensate for the pain of betrayal and lost love? Hattie must dig deep to find her own true place in the world.
Kirby Larson once again creates a lovingly written novel about the remarkable and resilient young orphan, Hattie Inez Brooks.

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What the Critics Say

"Readers will fall for this earnest, wide-eyed, and strong-minded young woman.... Historical fiction with heart." (Kirkus Reviews,)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Such a great story...and great ending!

We love the story even though we were sad she left MT; we loved the reading of it and even the author's commentary at the end was great! It is educational, inspiring, faith-building and example-setting and I and my 4 children ages 8-15 highly recommend it! Some seemed a bit far-fetched but still great!
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- Robert

Tween review

If you could sum up Hattie Ever After in three words, what would they be?

Emotional, determination, decisive


What other book might you compare Hattie Ever After to and why?

Little House series, the Rose years because Rose, also, is a determined woman set on having a career as a reporter.


Have you listened to any of Kirsten Potter and Kirby Larson ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, I listened to Hattie Big Sky first. It was very good which is why I bought the book. I liked this one better.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, it was...and I did!


Any additional comments?

I listened to Hattie Big Sky which this book is the sequel to, and they are both amazing. Both are about a high school girl going from orphan to farm girl to big city girl. I personally enjoyed book two more, but it depends on what you like.

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- The Wilsons

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-12-2013
  • Publisher: Listening Library