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Twenty-year-old Maggie Montgomery is a petite young woman ahead of her time. She's had a wonderful childhood and enjoyed spending time with her father and five brothers and is happiest working in the smithy with them. A competent cook and housekeeper, as a favor to the local doctor, she moves in to assist his wife, who is struggling to recuperate from a bout of pneumonia.

A tomboy at heart, she ignores her mother's pleas to dress more appropriately. Until the son returns. A recent graduate of medical school, although handsome, the young doctor is stoic and obviously put out that his father has hired her to help his mother recuperate.

Sparks fly, and suddenly, for the first time, Maggie is concerned more about how she is perceived by others, especially the young doctor? The question is: why?

Can they get past their first impressions?

©2019 Kimberly Grist (P)2020 Kimberly Grist

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  • Karen S
  • 11-10-2020

Another clean sweet Texas romance

I enjoyed this clean sweet romance by Kimberly Grist. It is a well written story that keeps your interest. A lot is covered in the 2.5 hours. This is the first book in this series that I have heard or read. I would listen to other books by this author.

J Scott Bennett is one of my favorite narrators. As usual he does a great job with the narration. His narration is easy to listen to and makes the story pass quickly.

I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

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  • PATRICIA
  • 10-10-2020

Love Maggie!!

Carrie Town Texas is a busy place! Maggie is there to help out the local doctor while his wife is ill. Able to normal house chores, she is much more a tomboy, as she helped her father and brothers in their blacksmith shop. She also has a knowledge of medicinal herbs which is helpful in her new job. She never took much time to worry about her looks, but now that the doctor's son has returned, she begins to change a little. But why change for him? BJ is frustrated that his father has help for his mom. He sees Maggie as being less, but what he comes to find out is things aren't always as they seem. This novella is a beautiful love story.Kimberly Grist always writes sweet romances, but what I love about this one is in particular is Maggie. She is not cut out like the women of the time and I love that she isn't ashamed of it. She is strong, competent and talented and it's a wonderful story!

J Scott Bennett brings the story to life with his wonderfully soothing voice. I love his storytelling, He is a perfect fit for the western romance, and he finds the niche for each character. Always easy to hear his voice, he enhances the story and makes my ears happy.

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  • Lindac
  • 15-05-2021

Nice clean story

I enjoyed this book. The narrator was pleasant, the story was sweet. Always love stories that share God's love.

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  • tnfarmgal
  • 28-11-2020

Fun listen

This was a fun story. The author teaches a lesson about labeling people and forming opinions before getting to know them.

Maggie is a young lady who is well rounded and able to carry her own. A true tomboy at heart. Will she change her ways when the docs son moves back home?

I received a free copy of this audiobook from the author and I am voluntarily leaving this review.

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  • Betty Vander Wier
  • 19-11-2020

A second chance at first impressions

Kimberly Grist did an outstanding job on Maggie’s story and the narrative by Scott Bennett adds to the story. Maggie Montgomery may be small in stature but she has a heart the size of Texas.
Maggie loves helping in her father’s blacksmith shop creating the most intricate designs to be crafted into amazing pieces of metalwork.
At a young age Maggie learned to cook and clean along side her mother. This came in handy when she is hired to help care for the wife of the local doctor. The doctors son BJ comes home after learning his mother is not well. He is totally taken aback by the thought of Maggie looking after her mother. They don’t see eye to eye at first but as time goes by BJ has a shift in his thinking and realizes he wants to get to know Maggie.

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  • Kurt E. Karlson
  • 20-10-2020

Maggie's Strength

A sweet romance between a young country woman and a city doctor who returns home to help his parents after his mother experiences health problems.

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  • Petro van Vuuren
  • 20-10-2020

Extraordinary

I received a free code to listen to this book and I did so willingly

Excellent story
Very well narrated

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  • NanaTammy
  • 20-10-2020

Fantastic

Loved it right from the beginning! They did not fall in love immediately but gradually as it happens in real life. This was a fantastic listen!!

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  • Nathan J.
  • 19-10-2020

Sweet Christian romance.

This is my first book by this author. I don’t typically like Christian romance that quotes scripture but I liked the way this author approached it. I also thought the verses she used and the teaching of the scriptures she chose were just right for me. I appreciated it. The story between the young doctor and Maggie was sweet. The romance itself didn’t move me much. A bit more emotion there would have been nice. I liked the narrator. I have listened to his narration before. I tend to like female narrators better but it is only a personal preference. This is a short story so I didn’t feel like I feel in love with the characters so much during that time but Maggie sure had some spunk to her.

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  • B.McGrath
  • 16-10-2020

bully maggie

I think Maggie was over much with BJ. She made him grovel. For what??? He had a past and claimed it, but she drug him through h*ll and back making him prove it??? smh! That's no way to treat someone you love and want a relationship with. Now she has her trained dog!!! I voluntarily listened to a free copy of this and am giving an honest review. The narrator did a great job.

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