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Healed by Love: Nate Braden

Bradens at Peaceful Harbor, Book 1
Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
Series: Love in Bloom, Book 32, The Bradens: Peaceful Harbor, MD, Book 1, The Bradens, Book 13
Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
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The Bradens are a series of stand-alone romances that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger Love in Bloom series.

Healed by Love is a USA Today best seller

"You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that's fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won't want to stop reading. Every book's a winner!" - New York Times best-selling author Brenda Novak

"Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" - New York Times best seller Lauren BlakelyHealed by Love is Book 1 in The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor, the newest addition to the award-winning Braden series and the Love in Bloom big family romance collection (voted best book series by Supportive Business Moms, UK).

In Healed by Love, Nate Braden has loved his best friend's younger sister Jewel for as long as he can remember, but between their age difference and his respect for Rick, he's always kept his feelings at bay. Now he's back in Peaceful Harbor, and Jewel is no longer 16 years old - but there's an even bigger obstacle standing in his way. Nate and Rick joined the military together eight years earlier. Nate came home a hero, but Rick didn't make it out alive.

All Braden novels may be enjoyed as stand-alone books or enjoyed as part of the series.

©2016 Melissa Foster (P)2016 Melissa Foster
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  • Dawn
  • 10-12-2018

Braden men (swoon)

Another Amazing book my Melisa Foster. The Braden men are all sweet and loving alpha males. Once they fall in love your done for.

BJ Harrison does an amazing job with this book.

The book is worth the credit it can be read as a series or stand alone.

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  • Nanakay
  • 01-08-2018

Love heals all wounds...

Another great story by Melissa Foster….

Jewel Fisher could never be his… Nate Braden has loved her and wanted her for years but she was younger and also the sister of his best friend, Rick. Those two things alone were enough to keep him from pursuing her but now that Rick is gone, he is even more determined to not move ahead with his feelings.

Nate came home from the war, but Rick did not and survivor’s guilt wracks Nate’s soul. He was the officer who sent Rick on his last mission and he cannot forget that.

Jewel’s life centers on her family… taking care of all the details of her younger siblings lives in order to help out her mother. She does not have time for romance or a boyfriend… but if she did, Nate would be the one for her. A schoolgirl crush has grown into so much more now that she is an adult and Nate is back in town.

But they share the sorrow of losing Rick and that is a barrier between them. Bit by bit their walls begin to crumble and their souls are healed. Can they find love at last? “Healed by Love” is just what is says… their souls were made whole again by love.

BJ Harrison is a talented narrator... his voice is easy to listen to and he does a great job of drawing the listener into the story.

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  • G C
  • 27-06-2020

EXCELLENT READ!

I really enjoyed it! The narration was excellent and kept me entertained! The author did an excellent job with the character builds and plot. I look forward to reading the next book in this series! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Isha Coleman
  • 18-02-2020

Kleenex will prove to be a necessity.

Healed By Love captured all of the elements of romance. Unrequited love, heartbreak, coming of age, second chances and loss. Minute by minute, hour by hour, heartache by heartache, I fall deeper under the spell of Melissa Foster. From the joy of first love to the heartbreak of loss, Healed by Love bares it's pain to find redemption. Foster has created a classic love story with modern day drama. From Foster's heart to Harrison's voice, Kleenex will prove to be a necessity. Never ceases to amaze me how she can take an emotional story and make you feel so much while on the journey. Yet always leave you with a smile knowing that her characters have overcome all obstacles and found their way. 

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  • The Book Junkie Reads . . .
  • 16-02-2020

Nate had loved Jewel for years . . .

Nate Braden had been in love with his best friends sister. The best friends he sent out to die. The best friend that he loved like a brother. Nate Braden was doing his job. The very job that took away something/someone very precious to him and the family he left back at home.

I loved this one because Nate carried a burden. You could see it with the words he said and the actions he took or did not take. Jewel was his bright star. She was his reason to move forward each day. I could feel the passion, desire, and see the heat dancing between the two of them. The loved showed there was nothing with ages but the number assigned to them.

B.J. Harrison delivered the audio. I enjoyed it be did not feel like it was a decision maker for how the story rated with me.

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  • Jocelyne
  • 05-09-2019

Beautiful Story!

This is the first book in the Bradens at Peaceful Harbor Series. This is a great friends to lovers/best friend's sister/second chance to love story. I loved Nate and Jewel's story. They share a beautiful chemistry. Their story is emotional, and after some up and down, I love how they healed together. BJ Harrison did a great job with the narration.

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  • Diane S.
  • 03-09-2019

Sweet and sexy small town romance

Healed By Love is a friends to lovers, sort of second chance story. It combines sweet small town romance and sexy heat with lots of chemistry between the main characters.
Nate Braden has always loved Jewel, his best friend Rick’s kid sister. Nate returns from his tour overseas as a hero, but Rick didn’t make it home and Nate harbors so much guilt. He tries to keep his distance while still watching out for Jewel as a promise to Rick.
Jewel has been on her own and doesn’t know if she wants the complications that Nate represents especially when she is so confused by Nate’s running hot and cold.
I listened to this story on audiobook and loved the narration. B.J. Harrison really helped bring the book to life!
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  • Melissa Guerra
  • 20-06-2018

Good read

I had the pleasure of listening to the audiobook of Healed by Love by Melissa Foster. B.J. Harrison was the narrator and he never fails. I love his narration and how he gets into the characters. This is the story of Nate Braden and Jewel Fisher. Nate has had feelings for his best friend's Rick little sister for years now and doesnt know how to tell Rick. They are both in Afghanistan and Nate had planned to tell Rick his feelings for Jewel when he got killed. Nate has so much guilt because he was the one who gave the order for Rick to go on a supply run when he was killed by a sniper. He carries that guilt with him. Nate and Jewel shared an incredible kiss on New Years Eve and they both havent forgotten it. Can Nate put aside his guilt and tell Jewel how he feels. Only time will tell. But it is incredible when they do finally get together.

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  • JJB
  • 19-06-2018

Great start to a new Braden family.

Oh my gosh did I love this book. Nate and Jewel are so cute together. I love how all the turmoil of this romance isn't just about them. Jewel and Nate have some serious things to work through to be together and in the long run makes them a stronger couple.

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  • Virginia
  • 28-05-2018

Living Life

Melissa has given us a great lesson on life. B.J. Harrison is a wonderful narrator.
Nate Braden had returned from the military after six years. He was helping his parents out in their brewery in Peaceful Harbor, Md. Jewel Fisher had held onto her V card all the way through college. She had lost her father and now her brother Rick in Afghanistan. Rick had been Nate’s best friend. He had feelings for Jewel for years and she had feelings for Nate, but neither one had expressed this to each other. Nate still felt guilty because he had been the officer to send Rick on the mission when he had been killed by the sniper. Will the ghost of Rick always be between than? You must find out!

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  • katiemay
  • 27-02-2020

Friends to Lovers

This is Nate and Jewel's love story, that started way before they realised they loved each other.Nate is back home after leaving the army and coming home with a loud of guilt after the death of his best friend and the brother of the woman he loves.
Jewel can't move forward with her life because of the death of her father and brother. When Jewel injures herself and Nate rescues her that sets of the beginning of their love affair. Through each other they begin to move on with building a life together. Great story with side characters who get their own stories. Love the narration from BJ Harrison.