Homestead

  • by Radclyffe
  • Narrated by Abby Craden
  • 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Tess Rogers grew up in the midst of chaos and uncertainty, but she always knew one thing to be true - one day 600 acres of prime farmland would be hers. Then she discovers not even that truth can be counted on. Tess' stepfather has kept important secrets, and Tess' dream of breeding a line of organic dairy cows suddenly goes up in a burst of smoke and flame. R. Clayton Sutter is an expert at managing just about anything - money, businesses, and people. Getting NorthAm Fuel's newest shale refinery operational in the rolling hills of Upstate New York shouldn’t be much of a challenge, but then, she hadn't counted on dealing with vandalism, petitions, and a woman she’d never expected to see again - one who still haunts her dreams. When Tess and Clay square off on opposite sides of the heated debate, past and present collide in a battle of wills and unbidden desire.

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needed stronger elements and conflicts

Its okay, not has good as Radclyffe's other work. The characters for me are not developed as well as they could be and do not have strong enough conflicts. There is some drama in the novel but its limited to two events which seem minor compared to other novels by Radclyffe. Abby Craden does a great job narrating and the writing is high quality as expected from Radclyffe. I marked this 3 because, the story itself is bland in comparison with other novels, and the premiss of the the oil drilling romantic lead Clay and the conflict between her and farming Tess does not work that well, since they were previously a entangled. So the build up to their relationship is not as strong as it could have been, and they seem to simply fall back together without much hesitation. The conflict between the farmers and the oil company in my mind is not as great as it should be, and to a degree I would have preferred more focus on the farming way of life and love of the land so get more of a connection with the character Tess as a reader. Clay seems less believable as a character, since its hard to equate the rebel teenager to the now corporate project manager. That all said I like the idea of a story focused around farming and the land, more detail and events on that side of the story would have helped.
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- Alice

lovely

simple n straightforward story. loved it. abby craden's reading makes me want to listen to it over and over again.
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- Bernadette

Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-02-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios