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As a teenager, Jeannie MacGregor ran away from her brother’s remote mountain cabin in Wyoming and went back to live with her aunt in Baltimore. She needs some sort of social life to meet her future husband. When the first man she finds interesting rejects her, she turns to the next man who shows her attention. Is Linden Olsen everything he seems to be - suave, gallant, wealthy, and from high society, or will she just end up returning to Wyoming in a series of events that leave her reeling?

©2019 Janice Cole Hopkins (P)2019 Janice Cole Hopkins

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  • Natalya
  • 26-02-2021

Beautiful Story

Beautiful, inspiring, and contemplative story that mingles the classes together and touches on the timeless dilemma of reconciling our trials with a loving God. This story might challenge us to reach out with compassion and forgiveness, to love like Jesus, and to “judge not, that ye be not judged”. I enjoyed it!

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  • Donna M
  • 03-02-2021

Braving the Storm of life

This story was enjoyable and the narrator brought the characters to life. Jeannie is a teenager, when she runs away from her brother and her life in the mountains. She wants more and goes back to her Aunt in Baltimore. Things are not always better and she learns that quick. Her Aunt advises her to find a wealthy husband. She thought she did with Linden, but learns soon enough that he is not the man she thought he was. She eventually returns back to her brother and his new wife. Can she get her life back together and find true love. Time will tell.

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  • C. L. Corbaley
  • 19-05-2020

Another great listen

I am just upset I have no more of her books to listen to. I love the way she writes characters. They are like real people and speak and act credibly for their time periods. She lets you see different sides of situations, and her heroes are normal people of faith who choose right over wrong. I find it truly encouraging. It is how we should live.

I highly recommend her books.

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  • mani
  • 23-02-2020

Past Storms

This audio book is a very good follow up to the first book in the series. I will follow this series with more stories.

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  • AnnE
  • 15-02-2020

Another enjoyable book by this author.

This is the second book in this series. In the first, Mountain Storms, we meet Ian and Aileas. We also read briefly about Ian's sister, Jeannie, although we do not know what really happened to her. This book, Past Storms, is Jeannie's story from the time she left Ian's cabin and headed to their aunt in Baltimore.

Jeannie holds tight to her faith throughout this book. But she is rather naive about life and men. She trusts her aunt's guidance, which finally leads her into danger. Jeanie's aunt has obviously lost much of the affluent life she once had, and now she sees her pretty niece as a means to returning to that elite society she was once a part of.

In some ways, Jeannie's life reminds me of a coming of age story. When she returns to the town her brother lives in, she is far from the naive teenager who had abandoned her brother. Now she is wiser and has given up some of the dreams of her past. But her faith in God remains strong and we see how He provides for her. Will Jeannie stay in Wyoming or will she be forced to leave because of prejudice and judgmental people? Three men wish to make her their wife, but can she trust herself to choose wisely?

I enjoyed this book and loved how the author dealt with difficult issues in a mature and believable manner fitting to that time period. It was nice to see further into the lives of the characters from the first book. This is another wholesome, entertaining, and even thought-provoking novel by this gifted author.

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  • Erralee
  • 01-06-2021

Lovely romance

I did enjoy this story and how God took Jeanie's situation from bad to good. Unfortunately, she was tricked by a wealthy man into thinking he would marry her, when in reality, he wasn't going to and found a way to get her alone so he could do what he wanted to do to her since she wasn't willing. She has a beautiful daughter and moves back to Smugglers Spring to be wth her brother. 3 men, very quickly, set their caps for her but who should she trust? Definitely touches on belief in God and how he can make things work out. So well written and captivating from the get go.

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  • Stan Parsons
  • 15-05-2020

Wonderful, heart warming story

Good characterization, plot, setting. Prefer being shown feelings & reactions to told. But well told story.

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  • CDP2238
  • 22-02-2020

Good sequel

I really enjoyed this series. It was sweet, and the author handled delicate scenes with taste and class. I would love more in this series as I felt like I’ve made friends with the characters!

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