- #16 for Audiobook challenge
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- #16 for Audiobook challenge
Monday, March 29
Series: There's Something About Marysburg Series, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
Release date: 04-06-21
Publisher: Tantor Audio
For an honest review
This was a slowburning romance, with some lowkey drama. It was rather nice. But yes there is some drama.
Rose loves her job, and she is great at it. But then in comes a new teacher and her classes are given to him. Whaaat?! So she avoids him and curses the stupid guy who gave away her classes.
But Martin is really sweet, and fancies her, but she gives him the cold shoulder. He has been hurt in love, she has been hurt in love. It does not look good.
They become friends, they become more, but she is afraid of commitment. And then they lived happily ever after, and she learns who her real friends are.
I liked it, it felt real, they are both in their 40s. They have lived already, but yes still have things to learn.
I liked the narration. It felt mature and fitting. She had nice voices for everyone . A nice audio to listen to. It works well.
Their lesson plans didn't include love. But that's about to change...
When Martin Krause arrives at Rose Owens's high school, she's determined to remain chilly with her new colleague. Unfriendly? Maybe. Understandable? Yes, since a loathsome administrator gave Rose's beloved world history classes to Martin, knowing it would hurt her.
But keeping her distance from a man as warm and kind as Martin will prove challenging, even for a stubborn, guarded ice queen. Especially when she begins to see him for what he truly is: a man who's never been taught his own value. Martin could use a good teacher--and luckily, Rose is the best.
Rose has her own lessons--about trust, about vulnerability, about her past--to learn. And over the course of a single school year, the two of them will find out just how hot it can get when an ice queen melts.
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It was good, like the rest of the series, but it felt like it missed some magic. Maybe cos we didn't visit the school at all?.
Regan goes through a door to a land of centaurs, kelpies, unicorns and more. A land that says a human is there to save or doom them.
But yes not a lot happens in a way, she meets some centaurs, she befriends them (I still wonder about male centaurs, like what do they do? Sit around and spend money?) And then she must save the land, and well, the door always comes back....
I liked it, but yes it did lack some magic and explanations.
Regan loves, and is loved, though her school-friend situation has become complicated, of late.
When she suddenly finds herself thrust through a doorway that asks her to "Be Sure" before swallowing her whole, Regan must learn to live in a world filled with centaurs, kelpies, and other magical equines―a world that expects its human visitors to step up and be heroes.
But after embracing her time with the herd, Regan discovers that not all forms of heroism are equal, and not all quests are as they seem…
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- #15 for Audiobook challenge
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Series: Forever Yours, Book 3
Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
Release date: 01-26-21
Publisher: Harlequin Audio
I had a slow start when I accidentally missed something, so a few weeks later I went back and perfect. Though, like some have mentioned, why is there a dog on the cover? He has a cat btw.
Mary is 37, loving life, she has her own shop, good friends (though she does have this really horrid judgmental mother who is all you are 37! You will die alone!).
John works and works, he is also seen as aloof, cold, judgy. But he really is none of those things.
They go on a blind date, things goes horrible, John blurts out the worst thing ever. But they run into each other, time after time, become friends. And omg, never gets that they totally both want each other. He thinks she is too posh for him, she thinks he believes she is too old for him.
It was fun, cute, even if I did want to shout at them to just do something! But after that first date, who could blame them.
Good narrator, I felt she got the voices done well and she had a good range.
Mary Trace is bright, bubbly and suddenly dunked back into the dating pool in her mid-thirties. She owns a successful boutique in a trendy Brooklyn neighborhood. But all of her closest friends are falling in love (with each other), and Mary refuses to feel like she's missing out on romance. So she starts saying yes to opportunities--and to dates.
When Mary goes on a blind date set up by a friend, her heart drops when she meets the perfectly gorgeous, and extremely well-groomed John Modesto-Whitford. There's not a hair out of place, and he's got the judgmental expression to match. When he drops a less-than-flattering comment about Mary's age, she's out of there.
John, desperate not to be anything like his lying snake of a father, prides himself on being honest to a fault. Though he always tells the truth, he has learned that sometimes it's best just to keep his trap shut. So why oh why does he tell the most gorgeous woman he's ever had the honor of having dinner with that she's...old?
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- #14 for Audiobook challenge
Monday, March 8
Narrator: Deryn Edwards
Imprint: Harlequin Audio
On Sale: February 2, 2021
Pages: 587 minutes
The book is inspired by the true story of Hedwig Bercu.
Edit: The book has other names by other imprints if you have come across it.
Hedy managed to escape Austria, her siblings scattering in the wind, her parents leaving behind, and she coming to Jersey. And she is still there when the Germans invade. Not the best place for a Jewish woman. I liked Hedy, what was there not to like. To survive she even had to go work for the Germans, knowing very well what they felt about Jews.
There is romance, since she starts seeing a German soldier, and even this is true. He helps her out with food and more when she has to go into hiding. In the book she is torn, he is a German soldier! But sometimes people just fall in love.
The book touches, but does not delve into the whole jerrybag issue. Dorothea is an islander who marries an Austrian baker, who is then conscripted. Her family stops talking to her, and others see her as scum. But since this is not her book we do not really see how tough that has to be for her. Instead she is the hopeful one who later hides Hedy in her house.
Yes I googled her life to see if I had to cry at the end...But I still was on edge and wanted to see what would happen!
I might have known, but have long forgotten, that over 5000 Brits were deported from the Channel Islands and sent to camps. Just cos they were not Channel born, but mainland born. And the UK government seemed to not care. The islands could not be protected, every man for himself. And those left behind were left to starve.
I enjoyed this one.
Great narration. She did had to do accents and I felt they were good, distinct voices and you could feel the utter exhaustion in Hedy's voice,
Inspired by the true story of a young Jewish girl - Hedy Bercu - who fled to Jersey from Vienna only to find herself trapped on the island during the German occupation.
In June 1940, the horror-struck inhabitants of Jersey watch as the German army unopposed takes possession of their island. Now only a short way from the English coast, the Germans plan their invasion. Hedy Bercu, a young Jewish girl from Vienna who fled to the isolation and safety of Jersey two years earlier to escape the Nazis, finds herself once more trapped, but this time with no way of escape.
Hiding her racial status, Hedy is employed by the German authorities and secretly embarks on small acts of resistance. But most dangerously of all, she falls in love with German lieutenant Kurt Neumann -- a relationship on which her life will soon depend.