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Publisher's Summary

The Civil War left its mark on Dr. John Turner. He turns his back on medicine and sees his unexpected inheritance in England as an opportunity to start over. But he never imagines how God intends to use his new role as lord of Ashford Hall or the beautiful woman he finds there to ease his troubled soul. 

A tragic loss led Penelope Howard to bury her heart and dreams in her work for the Hall and the village of Woodley. But the arrival of the new heir stirs not only her discarded longings but her compassion as well. What burden does he carry that he can't accept that grace covers the darkest of sins? 

A deadly epidemic sweeps through Woodley revealing secrets which threaten everything. The doctor faces a choice: leave or dare to believe what the Lord whispers through the woman John has come to love. 

No one is beyond redemption.

©2019 Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas (P)2019 Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas

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Awesome story

I got this one in audio since I've never read anything by this author or heard an audio book by Gwyneth Olson before. Both the author and narrator did an incredible job on this collaboration! It book has well developed characters, human... but flawed. The amount of research and thought put into this book shows in the considerable number of wonderful details, while the narrator exhibits the amazing talent of being able to grab you and pull you into the story! I highly recommend this audio book. There are no sex scenes to limit it to an older audience. It gives young women a look into how their decisions can possibly affect their futures. Sometimes the "Now" decisions are the only concern, with no thought given to how a specific decision can affect so many later in life. 😍

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Strange narrator

The narrator takes time to get use to, but the story has unique twists in it which made it fun to listen to.

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Awful Narrator

May be a good book but could not even finish first chapter - narrator was terrible. Good luck!

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just be forewarned.... too much preaching

I thought this will be a romantic story but it has too much Bible quotations for my taste. It got too religious and annoying.

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A perfect weakness

Love the story. The beginning of the narration is a bit slow but ultimately, she did a great job throughout the book.

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Good Book

Everyone will love hearing this book. Can't wait to get the next one. A much!

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Slow

Narration was bad I could've overlooked it but the story. ...How many time did the repeat the the foundation. Keep introducing characters that were just there not essential may briefly show up again. I did like the religious over tones. Ironically the redeeming factor. Very slow redundant book.

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Sweet romance

Lots of twists and turns but ultimately a beautiful storyline. Perfectly placed in the historical setting.

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Very good story line...enjoyed.

A quick story...fast moving, and ended right! In today's world, a story that ends right is needed very badly.

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Really wonderful story.

I really enjoyed this story. A wonderful romance with, Grace Forgiveness and God. Scriptures to strengthen them through the tragedy they faced.
The fact that there were no sex or foul language made it even better!

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Caring and love for one another

What a lovely story . How women have suffered over the years, from cruel social laws.

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  • 08-17-22

Narrator lacked lustre

Enjoyable enough story but found the narrator rather lack lustre. The accents and voice changes were questionable and overall felt lacking in energy

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  • The Book Worm!
  • 07-22-22

another appalling narrator

what on earth is going on ?? surely better narrators cn be found. can't listen to anymore the voice/s are excruciating!!

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  • 06-30-22

Stilted

Perhaps the narrator's uninspired performance detracted from the story but I found it stilted and boring.

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  • 06-03-22

Historical Christian romance

A story about accepting God’s forgiveness, redemption and grace for hurting souls. The details of how the hero and heroine navigate the intersection of not measuring up to societal expectations, social status, and medical practice in a rural setting are charmingly rendered. Will look for more by this author.

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  • 05-10-22

story not bad

story not to bad but oratory was to say the least not very good, I am sorry to say this but I felt I was sitting in a classroom room in a circle, getting read to by a teacher pp