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Twenty-year-old Meriwether Walker enjoys the challenge of teaching her varied group of students in the one-room schoolhouse. What she doesn't like is the nomadic lifestyle that comes with it as she rotates boarding with families in the community on a month-to-month basis.

Meriwether longs for a home of her own, but since single female teachers have to follow so many rules, she doesn't see any end to her plight, until the letter from the attorney handling her uncle's estate arrives.

When Meriwether discovers her uncle left her his ranch - the one she loved to visit when she was a child - she quit her job and moved without hesitation to Trickling Springs, Texas, to take over her property. But when she arrives, deed in hand, she discovers her decision has put her at odds with Jake Harrison, the man who rents property from her uncle and seeks to buy the land and water rights for his cattle.

They butt heads, tempers flare, but Meriwether stands her ground. Yet, she can't deny the romantic sparks that fly, and she can tell it's mutual. When he comes courting, can she trust Jake Harrison, or is his real attraction the property and the water rights he needs that she has inherited?

©2019 Kimberly Grist (P)2020 Kimberly Grist

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  • Melissa and Josh
  • 06-03-2020

A+!

This is the first book in this series that I've listened to. I thought it was a really cute story. Every so often I'll give a historical romance a listen to, usually by Scott Bennet, and it's like a breath of fresh air. I know these types of stories have a somewhat strong focus on religion (I'm an atheist btw), but that never deters me. I like romance stories but anything set in a current time period... well, there's always a lot of detail in the sex area, that I'm not really interested in. LOL Historical romance, typically, provides the romance aspect and leaves all the nitty-gritty parts out that I don't need or what to know. On another note, while I love looking for mistakes, I feel more satisfied when I complete a story and have only positives to say in response. That was the case here. 

Scott Bennet: I'm a huge fan of this narrator! I loved Mr. Bennet's singing. He did a great job as always!

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  • GreenJeepMom
  • 09-03-2020

A wonderful performance!

Two hearts find their ways together. Misunderstandings and fears are overcome by the love and patience. A lovely story that you will enjoy!
J. Scott Bennett brings the story to life as only he can!

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  • Cindy Nipper
  • 06-03-2020

Sweet Historical Romance

Another delightful book narrated by J. Scott Bennett. I loved his singing parts! That’s the first time I’ve heard him sing!

This is the first book I’ve read, (or listened to) by Kimberly Grist, but it was wonderful! I loved the kids helping heal the relationship with Merriweather’s father and protect her from their grandmother.

The whole series is very enjoyable as well.

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  • cora
  • 29-02-2020

Sweet excellence

This is a sweet story written with excellence. Family intricate family, love, just a thoroughly wholesome beautiful story of abiding faith. Oh yes! I would recommend this book to everybody. Super writing thank you to the author and the narrator, go forth with love and faith.

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  • Zena
  • 28-02-2020

Lovely Romancing!

This story clearly shows the doubts and mistrust that can arise when a communication is not made clear and not understood.
The characters are well matched but they have to realize that for themselves. The story is very well told, the children cute and I really enjoyed the narration by J. Scott Bennett. Good to hear he can do different accents too.
The romance and courting was oh, so fine and I was very happy with the ending too.
I requested and listened to the audio version and my voluntary and unbiased review is recorded above.

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  • Kurt E. Karlson
  • 24-11-2020

A Promised Land

A sweet historical romance about a young woman and man who through a clause in her inheritance from her Uncle was thrown together with a young ranch owner who owned a neighboring ranch. After getting off to a rough start, they fall in love.

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  • Hilary Simcox
  • 24-11-2020

Enjoyed!

This was a great story. Easy to listen to also. Thanks for another great book.

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  • BlueEyes
  • 21-07-2020

A spiritual and loving story

This was a terrific audiobook with a strong independent heroine and a giving and hardworking man who together care for his brother's children. The children add some humour and excitement and a challenge to the school teacher who has now inherited her uncle's ranch.
The narrator does a wonderful job and his voice is one I can listen to for hours and never get bored.
The author pens a story with characters who challenge and contribute to the story; the bible verses add some food for thought and add to the historical nature of this book.

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  • Virginia
  • 19-07-2020

Good Clean Story!

This one took my thoughts back to the two room school house I went to as a child. I can remember going barefoot to school and the floor being treated with black oil. Our feet were sure dirty when we got home. J. Scott Bennett is a delightful narrator. I loved his singing in this one. He has a soothing voice to listen too.

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  • Lori Dykes
  • 24-06-2020

Wonderful

A simply wonderful story of a girl who has the chance to start a new life at a ranch left to her by a relative and the man who has run that ranch for years.. They find love despite the sometimes twisting road to get there. J Scott Bennett is one of my favorite narrators and with the amazing writing of Kimberly Grist, I could only listen at every single spare moment I had!!

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  • Kirsten Carlyle
  • 04-03-2020

Sweet, romantic, historical story

I was given a free copy of this audio book by the author in return for an honest review and here it is. I
Enjoyed listening to this story. It is a historical, fictional, romance story. It was very easy to listen to and had a feel good vibe. Each chapter begins with a short bible verse. Though I am not particularly religious, I feel these did add a nice touch to the book. If you are looking for a sweet, romantic story then this story is for you

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