• A Pleasant Rivalry

  • A Willow Valley Historical Romance, Book 3
  • By: Linda Weaver Clarke
  • Narrated by: Carolyn Kashner
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (18 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Angelica Davis is surprised when she finds out that an old school chum has returned to Willow Valley to take over his grandfather’s business. Since she writes articles for the Chronicle and Simon Morgan owns the Willow Valley News, they just happen to be rivals. The competition is on. Who will be the first to discover the identity of the jewel thief or the arsonist? Will it be Angelica or Simon? Gradually the feelings she once had for him return as they both search for the same stories. To her surprise, Angelica realizes she is losing her heart to her rival.

©2019 Linda Weaver Clarke (P)2020 Linda Weaver Clarke

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A Pleasant Rivalry

A fantastic listen that the Author and the Narrator brings you a story that flows great.The scenes come out so well that as I listened l could visually the scenes in my minds eye . I could not put this audio down, because it is so captivating and kept my interest. This is definitely a must listen, I definitely recommend.
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Intriguing history

I’m always amazed by historical fiction. It’s interesting to see the author weave research into the fiction. This author does a great job and obviously knows the time period. I enjoyed the story of two rival reporters going after stories against each other and together

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Enjoyed it a lot.

I've really enjoyed this series. It's a very gentle read with just the right amount of romance and mystery. I really like how the author blends fiction with historical facts and real-life figures from the past. It's very well researched. I have an interest in American history centred on the colonial era as well as anything related to the Irish diaspora so it's always interesting to read about different aspects of American social history.
I enjoy this kind of book when I need a break from psychological thrillers and murder mysteries. This was a lovely story; a light and entertaining read.


I voluntarily reviewed a gifted copy.

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A LOVELY THIRD INSTALLMENT TO A GREAT SERIES

The third installment in the Willow Valley Historical Romance series is just as amazing as the first 2! It's beautiful, surprising, engaging, and endearing. The historical feel and descriptions are amazing, I really feel like I was there. Linda Weaver Clarke is an inspiring writer and I have enjoyed many of her books, you can always count on a great story. Carolyn is a great narrator and I think she did a great job as always :)

I'm always entertained, and happy I listened. I recommend this series! :)

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A pleasant romance as well

Multiple mysteries are solved as newspaper rivals slowly figure out how their growing feelings can be addressed. As with all the stories in this series, the historic setting is well developed. I really enjoy the political views, setting, explanations for events during the time frame - it really helps you get immersed in the story.

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Timeless

I absolutely fell in love with the story! I found all the things that were talked about to be quite timeless and relevant no matter what point in history (past, present, future) it is. I liked how a lot of accurate historical details were incorporated. It was truly a marvelous story!

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Sweet Romance

This was book 3 in the Series called A Willow Valley Historical Romance. I loved this Audible book! It was a great historical read and full of surprises. I totally didn't expect what happened to happen. So that being said, the time period was an interesting one and I love how the author intertwines historical events and her faith into the story. It was a new and refreshing tale.

Two different writers for competitive newspapers work on getting the best stories. They are old friends who were separated in time by 13 years and meet again in their positions as news reporters.

The narrator, Carolyn Kashner, has interesting and enjoyable vocal ability. It is pleasant to listen to and to hear the different expressions as she told the story.

I am sure you will enjoy this Audible book! I highly recommend it!

I received an Audible copy of this book from the author. All thoughts are my own.

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The Rivalry

A Pleasant Rivalry is Book 3 in A Willow Valley Historical Romance by Linda Weaver Clarke. What a marvelous story. Simon and Angelica make goid rivals from two competing newspapers. In 1839, not many women are journalists and Angelica is determined to bet rival Simon to get the scoop first... there might even be a bet in the mix! Carolyn Kashmir gave a good performance as the narrator. I really did enjoy the story and am looking forward to Linda Weaver Clarke's next audio booj.

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Historical romance

I liked that this book included lots of things that occurred in history. I also liked that the author included some things that occurred to her own relatives. The romance was a slow build since there were many other things going on in this book, even a bit of mystery. It also included Christian values and the importance of finding ones faith. The characters were relatable. Simon was just a very loyal and sweet man. Angelica was an independent woman with strong beliefs.

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Great story

I really enjoyed visiting Willow Valley again. This is a great series with fantastic characters. Angelica and Simon are rival newspaper journalists. They find themselves attracted to each other & falling in love while working on a story together. Carolyn Kashner does a fabulous job bringing the characters to life.

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  • 12-11-21

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  • mangankillarney
  • 10-27-20

So enjoyed

I loved listening to this book. Carolyn Kashner is perfect narrator .


Where to begin, so loved the historical fact and figures. Linda Weaver Clarke not only does her homework , but puts the facts into the book , in way that makes you feel you are there.

We have two newspaper rivals, who are fighting there feels for each other, but having to work together to help solve a murder.

You have a great thriller and romance , set in the old west.

Loved