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This was a very touching read that will pull at your heartstrings. One lonely man and his child come home when his wife dies. He just wants to go be with his family but his dead wife’s family has other plans. He must deal with his loss, his son who he really doesn’t know anymore and his wife’s family who has planned his life. Once he gets home to his family he is never leaving again. A legitimate daughter is trying to get away from her mother who has sold her to the highest bidder as his mistress he is a cruel man who hurts women. She runs to her grandmother who isn’t kind but finds a man who will love her to the end of time her father. They must go out west where no one knows them or where she came from to start a new life. This is a story about their pain and all these 4 have to go through to find happiness and the people who will not let them go.
Delia is such a sweet kind women it would be hard for any man not to love her. She must keep her secret safe and knows she will never find love or have a family. Her father is a sweet wonderful man who fell in love with his daughter at first sight. His mother isn’t too happy. Now they are on the run trying to out run Delia mother and the man she sold Delia to. When Joshua and Delia meet there is a strong pull and the attraction is strong. She falls in love with the father and son almost from the start. Who wouldn’t the son is a wonderful little boy who just needs TLC. Delia cannot let the attraction grow she knows if her secret comes out no man will want her. Delia makes one mistake which could mean she lose everything.
Joshua is heartbroken he has lost his wife and feels he might lose his son. With taking care of his wife when she was so ill his son ran wild. He didn’t want to leave Africa and his friends. Father and son are on the outs which doesn’t help when they get back to his wife family who feel they are better than most. Joshua loved his wife at first but he married without knowing her well. As years went on he found she wasn’t the kind loving women he thought. Their plans for him isn’t his and he doesn’t know how to tell them. Once he gets home his family help bring father and son closer. He meet Delia but is unsure he doesn’t want the same marriage he had before could this women bring love, happiness and fun to his family.
Natalie Ross does an outstanding job of narration with wonderful character voices. She puts emotion in her read giving you a very entertaining listen. There are no background noises there are a few places where he tone changes a little. My guess is this is when she took a break in no way does it takes away from the listen. Her male voices are as delightful as her female ones. Ms. Ross’s performance is always outstanding giving you a highly entertaining read filled with passion, emotions, and energy as she gives you a compelling listen.
I loved these characters their story will break your heart and pull you into their tale as the author spins a compelling story of loss, love, kindness, cruel, pain and sorrow. Ms. Holland is one of my go to authors she always gives you a highly entertaining read putting twist and turns that will make you cry or laugh. Her audios are always a must have she picks wonderful narrators who give more than a story as they both touch your heart. If you haven’t read one of stories you should it won’t be long before she is your favorite author to.
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I picked this book up on Kindle Unlimited (KU) and listened to it in the audio format via WhisperSync. As always I loved this book. Every book I have read by this author, I have loved! I love old time westerns as it is. This author has a way of making me feel emotions as I read on. I also feel blessed and grateful that technology has helped us so much over the years. The amount of illnesses and diseases that went around back then was overwhelming. I also felt the compassion of the characters in the story. While so many had next to nothing, they were always willing to share. After reading these stories, I always feel grateful and humble.
The author, Debra Holland has such a way of telling stories from the Western days. It was an amazing era in our history and stories like this need to be told and never forgotten. Let us never take life for granted. The narrator, Natalie Ross did an awesome delivery of this story, with her multiple voice and accents! She enhanced the emotions and her narration was very easy on the ears too. Great job ladies!
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