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From the Boots Up & From the Hat Down

Narrated by: Paige McKinney, Abby Craden
Length: 16 hrs and 36 mins
Categories: Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
4.5 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Meg Tallmadge is a veterinarian at a clinic in Laramie, Wyoming. She’s got a great job, great friends, deep ties to the family ranch, and big plans for her vet future. Sure, there are bumps in the road, like her mom’s continued denial about who Meg is and her painful and infuriating attempts to make Meg a “proper” woman. Then there’s Meg’s recent breakup with a girlfriend, which has her wondering why she can’t seem to open up to relationships. But Meg knows that life is messy, and sometimes all you can do is get through and shake it off. What she can’t seem to shake off, however, is her past.   

It’s been almost 10 years to the day since she met the love of her life, and about eight since she let her go. Meg has a hard time admitting that maybe she didn’t really let go, and that maybe some things you never really get over, no matter how hard you try. But her past is half a world away, caught up in her own life, relationship, and journalism career, and Meg isn’t one to chase the ghosts of past relationships. Even if they send you a birthday card and nudge what you thought were the closed-off parts of your heart. After all, second chances are the stuff of fantasies and movies where the good guy always gets a happy ending. You can’t count on something like that.   

Or can you?

©2013 Andi Marquette (From the Boots Up) 2014 Andi Marquette (From the Hat Down) (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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  • ANH
  • 20-02-2020

Very wordy

I was willing to give this book a try, even with the 16+ hour timeframe. But, I had to stop after a few chapters because the detail is OVERBOARD! Like detailing how the napkin was taken on and off the cornbread to keep it warm.

I like the description of the book but I just can’t devote that much time to a book that makes me want to pull my hair out.

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  • Earbud
  • 07-11-2019

Loved it

Saw this recommended by Gaby Mourinho on LezReview Books. Have gotten some great recommendations off there, so decided to try it. What a pleasant surprise. Part 1 was a really sweet romance set on a Wyoming ranch. Meg is a real cowgirl type, studying to be a vet, and working part time in the family business. A reporter comes to write a story about them, with unexpected consequences. Thoroughly enjoyed this part.
Enjoyed Part 2, From the hat down, even more. It follows the same characters about 10 years down the line, when things have turned out rather differently to what we expected.
I loved the 2 main characters and the various family members and friends surrounding them, were interesting and added much colour to the story. Meg's life as a vet treating mostly large animals, was fascinating. In fact, there was just so much to this story that made it a joy to listen to. It's sad in places, makes you think, makes you laugh, is pretty hot a couple of times, and overall is super entertaining.
Narration of part 1 is good and part 2 is great. Part 2 gets 5 stars, part 1 gets 4 and a bit. I would happily have paid full price if this wasn't on Audible Escape.

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  • Joyce Moore
  • 25-10-2019

Moonshine, Booger’s & Bugger Off

How do I start this? I was so busy listening to these book a lot of house work didn’t get done today. These books were just entertaining and emotional, I laughing, I cried & let this adventure put me to sleep. The last chapter I heard, I go back 2, to get up to speed. I cried in the last chapter, Awesome Sauce! Off to my next adventure. Thanks.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08-03-2020

Falling in love twice

"From the boots up" was short and very saccharine. "From the hat down" was more mature and bittersweet. The misunderstanding between the MC and the love interest annoyed me but it was understandable. The story was wistful and entertaining.

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  • AZ Desert Gal
  • 14-02-2020

Feel good stories with emotional depth and humor

Feel good stories with emotional depth and humor. I hope this author will serve up some more great characters, plots and settings. The second narrator was better cuz she's so right there in the story. I wish all books in this genre left such a happy glow!

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  • Christina
  • 22-01-2020

Love

Loved this story. Page McKinney did a great job but as soon as Abby Craden started talking i was completely hooked. Her voice is amazing.
Again great story and worth the listen.

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  • cjldypyro
  • 19-01-2020

Two for one!

I love Andi Marquette's writing and enjoyed these stories as books. Now two of my favorite narrators bring the stories to life! Tastes of Wyoming ranch life and love take you right there. I loved both books!

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  • Sab
  • 31-12-2019

Loved it

Both Paige McKinney and Abby Craden narrated wonderfully as usual, but I loved the second part more, I think that the first part could have been shorted and part of part two, no need to have two separated books.
Really recommend this book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-11-2019

Awesome story

This was an amazing story. The narrators were awesome. I love this story, I will listen to this again.

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  • Lunita
  • 17-11-2019

Fabulous

Just the fact these two books are narrated by Abby Craden and Paige McKinney made them an amazing tread for me. The story is sweet and talks about second opportunities, and real love. You will not be disappointed with these two stories. Well done Audible!

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  • Mandy
  • 24-10-2019

Omfg

This books was brilliant, I thoroughly enjoyed it. The characters and storyline were amazing and the narrators did a fantastic job bringing this story to life. I would highly recommend this book and author.

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