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Inheriting a home near two eligible bachelors seems like a dream come true. But which man deserves her trust - or her heart?

Kate Kingston wants nothing more than to instill her love of art into the hearts of her pupils, but when a solicitor arrives to inform her that her uncle died and she inherited his estate, she is hesitant to leave the comfortable life she has developed. Encouraged by her friends to embrace the new adventure, Kate uproots her life and travels to Larkfield where she must face the demons from her past - and work to replace the spoiled memories from her childhood with happier ones. The only problem: She doesn't know the first thing about running a large country estate.

When an injured shoulder sends Peter Evans home from the war, he finds that his younger brother Martin is far from ready to give up his authority over the family estate, and even less willing to leave old quarrels in the past. But when a beautiful lady moves in next door and requests help in learning to manage her estate, Peter is willing to offer his knowledge - and his heart. If only Martin didn't have his sights set on the new neighbor, as well.

But when trouble finds the inhabitants of Larkfield, few people believe the misdeeds are more than a run of bad luck. Convinced that someone is trying to hurt her friend, Kate must track the culprit, and she can't do it alone.

But how can she know which brother to trust?

©2020 Kasey Stockton (P)2020 Kasey Stockton

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  • Laurie S
  • 19-03-2021

Okay

I appreciate these clean romances. It’s a decent story, but the step-by-step writing and linear storytelling is a little dull. And the heroin’s voice seems to change while she’s in the neighbor’s house talking to Peter. It suddenly becomes an annoying, high, child-like tone for the rest of the book. The narration was a little high in tone for my taste anyway, but the rest was done very well overall. It was a fine listen for a couple evenings worth of entertainment. Though easy to see where it's going early on, the background sense of mystery adds a little interest.

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  • lisha
  • 27-02-2021

loved it!

I loved how the main character is a land owner and the men around her respect her enough to help her and ask her opinion about management projects. There are 2 brothers that want her, but it takes a bit to figure out which one you really want to root for. The narrator did a great job! It was a clean book, such a fun story!

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  • Holly Bleggi
  • 23-02-2021

Sweet Romance

I loved how well this audiobook was read. I thought the narrator did a great job. I also enjoyed the story and how the characters learned to forgive past events in order to be together.

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  • Dame Primus
  • 19-02-2021

Sweet

I loved the tender sweetness of this story! The character development was done very well!

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  • Yuliya
  • 16-02-2021

Amazing!

I absolutely loved this book, it's reminiscent of Emma by Jane Austen. I absolutely loved the story and the narration for this book was perfect! The story of Kate, Peter and Martin was beautifully written and was quick to capture my attention and not let it go.

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  • Shaylin Maxwell
  • 04-02-2021

Clean Regency romance

This was a great book!
The narrator was fantastic. She had a pleasant voice and she did a great job on the male voices as well.
I loved the characters even the “bad” ones. I couldn’t figure out how the author was going to wrap everything up at the end there were so many different things going on a once.
I loved the ending and I’m hoping there will be more books about the secondary characters. Great job Kasey!

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  • B Ringo
  • 03-02-2021

A very fun, clean romance

I truly enjoyed this audiobook! The story kept me interested all the way through, with a little bit of mystery, some danger, and, of course, sweet romance. I liked how the relationship in this one seemed to develop very naturally. I really liked that. And personally I found Sir Peter to be very swoon-worthy in his actions. 😉 It made for a very satisfying listen.

The narrator did a very good job with the reading. I personally found that the recording seemed a bit echo-y and that it had quite a fuzzy background sound. But I very easily got used to it because I was loving the story so much. And really, aside from the noise, the narrator did great!

I would recommend this book, definitely, to anyone looking for a clean, sweet, historical romance.

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  • mbramos
  • 01-02-2021

The power of forgiveness

I love the title of the book - A Forgiving Heart - it's the perfect title for a profound lesson interwoven in a charming and mysterious plot.

This heartfelt story shows the vast difference between characters defined by the past and characters affected by the past, of characters who are bitter and characters who became better, of characters who harbor unpleasant memories and experiences and characters who forgive and show empathy and mercy toward others, of characters who hold onto hurts and characters who help others, of characters with hardened hearts and characters with forgiving hearts.

I highly recommend this book for the enjoyable story and for the significant meaning of having a forgiving heart, of letting go of the past, and of loving life.

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  • Vibliophile
  • 29-01-2021

Mercy, mystery & romance

I was expecting a sweet Regency triangle, which it is, but it's also a beautiful story about forgiveness & mercy, with mystery and suspense built in as well. The characters are very well written & believable. There is a light touch of faith as well. The narrator has a good voice for this & does an excellent job with distinguishing the characters' voices well enough to easily be able to keep up with who's talking.

*Romance level: sweet kisses, nothing graphic

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  • nari
  • 07-01-2021

Sweet story of forgiveness

The reader can’t help but love Kate. She is so kind and thoughtful but also has plenty of backbone. Peter is a honorable gentleman. I love the message of forgiveness in this book. I thought the narrator did a great job.

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  • Pris
  • 09-03-2021

It was a sweet, enjoyable listen :)

A Forgiving Heart was a sweet enjoyable read/listen. I really enjoyed the intrigue with which the book starts, and how, obviously, one has to figure out who those boys were and kind of match them with the adult characters Kate encounters upon her return to Split Tree. Of course, once this was figured out, the second mystery surrounding a certain Miss served to hook me into the story even more. Though, granted, it was Peter and Kate's second encounter and conversation that did it for me ;).
I found it interesting that the author gives us not only Kate's POV but also Peter and Martin's. And while I wasn't a fan of one of them, it certainly added to the depth of the story. //

The narrator did a wonderful job bringing all the characters to life as well as portraying different emotions, though I think there were a couple of nuances that could have been better (mainly whispers). Still, I think she did great performing all the different voices (from older matrons to maids, as well as lords and several misses). //

Overall, this is a sweet and enjoyable Regency Romance story that's perfect for fans of the genre as well as the author. ~4.5 stars

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  • Everyday_is_a_reading_day
  • 10-02-2021

Another lovely, sweet and clean read by Stockton!

I am a great fan of Kasey Stockton’s novels and this is a lovely addition to the Seasons of Change collaboration/series. These stories can be read as stand-alone novels and in any order. I am eagerly looking forward to reading the other books in this series as the overall theme(s) - seasons of change - are lovely and inspiring.
Ms. Stockton’s story spans some 10 years - a lot can happen in that time and people change. First impressions from so long ago may no longer be a reliable guide or influence to knowing a persons character a decade later where there has been no interaction in between. One must not judge or trust too easily.
This story is about a young woman, coming of age and facing the changes that occur outside of her control. Facing sad and haunting memories of her past while trying to carve a bright and happy future for herself. Developing and maintaining both new and old friendships during challenging and uncertain circumstances. These are all things that our heroine has to face while she navigates a new world of change in a society she is not fully familiar with. And of course, with two candidates vying for the position - who will be the hero of her story?
I truly enjoyed the character development throughout this book. I would quite happily read a further sequel following on with the other characters from this book!
As for the narration - I have to admit that at times the pitch/tone was a bit difficult for me at times - mainly for on the s & t’s, if that makes sense. Perhaps the microphone was a bit too close? I’m a bit sensitive when it comes to audio so I wouldn’t necessarily mark this as a negative. I thought Jennifer Smith did an excellent job with the various accents as well as the male and female parts.
I received a free copy of this audiobook. This in no way influenced my opinion and I am under no obligation to leave a review.

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