• Heart of Eden

  • Colorado Hearts, Book 1
  • By: Caroline Fyffe
  • Narrated by: Scott Merriman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (568 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

USA Today bestselling author Caroline Fyffe's sweeping saga about five sisters finding love and forging new lives on the Colorado frontier.

Raised by guardians in Philadelphia, the Brinkman sisters have suddenly been bequeathed more than the truth about their late, estranged father - they've also inherited the Five Sisters Ranch, the dynasty he'd built for them in Eden, Colorado. It's theirs on one condition: to claim it, they must live on it for six months - a wilderness worlds away from the comforts of the city. For Belle Brinkman, her father's last wish could fulfill a dream she never knew she had.

Though Blake Harding, their father's protective friend and faithful foreman, has yet to come to terms with his own broken past, he finds his heart opening to the inspiring and determined Belle. But Eden soon proves to be a tough paradise for all of them when the sisters' lives are threatened by someone hell-bent on driving them out of town. Now they must gather their courage if they're going to secure their legacy and have a chance at claiming the new life and possibilities of love that the untamed territory offers.

©2018 by Caroline Fyffe. (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Heart of Eden

Once again Caroline Fyffe wrote another wonderful novel full of adventure and love. Please keep in mind that she did it without bad languages or nasty love scenes.
I am an avid reader of all kinds of GOOD books. Over my 70 years of reading it has become more and more difficult to find good books without bad language or Nast love scenes. Caroline Fyffe is one of my favorite writers of good clean books. EXCELLENT BOOKS FULL OF ADVENTURE, and characters who really come to life through her pages.
I have read the entire series of the Prairie Hearts novels and the Mccutcheon Family Series plus several singles. I recommend each and every one of them.

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Great Read!

This book held my interest, and I couldn't wait to hear more whenever I had to stop. I live in Colorado too, so that was kind of fun. The narrator is really good, and the voices and accents he used were great! I loved it, and I think you will too.

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Fantastic Book

Where does Heart of Eden rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best. Great narrator.

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One of the best books I have ever listened to. Caroline is my favorite author. Loved this book and cant wait for book 2,

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Loved the Narration

Very good book anxious for book 2 to be available. I liked the narrator and his choice of voices.

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There always is an snake in Eden.

As always Caroline Fyffe has written a good story [or series]..I look forward to the other sisters stories.

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Caroline Fyffe is an amazing author. I so enjoy ea

Caroline Fyffe is an amazing author, I enjoy EVERYONE if her audible books, thank you so much for sharing. Keep them coming .

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Looks to be another good series

The book was a little long, but with all the introductions I fully understand. I love the build up of the mystery and the details of the learning experience of Belle. This worth the "ride".

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What a great new start to a delightful series I go

I just love new series a fresh start with new characters that you get to know and most of the time come to love. I really loved the map that is included that if you want to go back and see the lay of the land you can. I enjoyed the opening which gives you a little back ground and you get to get a feel of each character. Not all is as it seems there has been some lies told along the way that made the characters lose year of knowing a kind man. It is too late for them but is it too late for the children to learn and grow, find love and overcome a hurtful past. As we take the journey with these five daughters we see heart break, pain and sorrow of a love they will never know and all they will find and have to deal with along the way.

The narrator did a wonderful job pulling the listener in, I really enjoyed his character voices he really bought them to life. His normal voice is very nice, there are no background noise, no repeating of words, no volume change, he gave the emotion that the author asked for delivering a very delightful listen that I got lost in.

Blake’s life hasn’t always been good when he came to work for John he got way more than a job but a man to look up to. A man who has honor, kindness and helpful giving way more of his self than is expected to a foremen. His feelings for the five girls are not the kindest how could they stay away from a man that was just a kind sweet man. Now that that their father has died they are on the way to see what is left for them in the will. He just shakes his head how is he going to deal with this mess and all the problems they will bring. Blake is a strong man who takes care of those he cares about, he isn’t afraid to call a spade a spade and has no trouble laying it all out telling them all just how it is. This is one man that had me from the first page when he was high on the hill overlooking the land telling us his feeling on John, his daughters and the land.

The girl’s lives haven’t been any easier than Blake’s has been. Losing a father they don’t really remember and a mother so soon after they have moved being left to two very unkind people to raise them they just want to be done with it all. They are looking forward to their arrival and all that it may bring in hopes for a better life. Each girl is unique it was fun getting to know them and watching them try to fit in and learn the ways of the land. They have a big choice to make, stay or go and learn more about the father that so many lies has been told.

Belle is headstrong but also kind hearted she gives a lot to those she cares about. She is strong and looks out for her family. Trust isn’t something any of the sisters gives easy they have reason not to. As Belle gets to know Blake she finds a man she can look up to, she loves the stories he tells of her father. She looks forward to their time together talking and listening. She has a lot of choices to make there is one left at home that she is close to but what about these new feeling for Blake.

I really enjoyed the twist and turns and the surprises the author throws our way. It is intriguing filled with danger of the unknown. Not everyone is happy that the girls are there and someone wants them gone. As the danger builds love blossoms not only between people but the love of the land. The author has a way of writing a story that pulls you in, painting a scene that is easy to picture. I have been like Blake setting on a horse on top of the world looking out as far as you can see taking in the beauty that lay before me. It was so easy to relate to him and so easy to picture the things he saw. I thought of my own son that has the same name, Blake became my Blake which made him even more endear to me. I was held spellbound by the heartbreak, tears, sorrow, smiles and surprises they were so real to me I felt I could just about each out and touch the characters. They became my friend, my family, I took on their pain, when their heart broke so did mine. My hats off to the author for bring such a realistic story that holds you spellbound keeping you on the edge from danger to surprises that you feel all the way to your toes. This is a big win for me I can hardly wait until the next one comes out to find out what is in store for me.

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Really wonderful story and narration

I really loved this story and the voice of Scott Merriman was really good on the narration.
This first story of a new series is awesome and sets up the rest of the series,
Five sisters inherit their father' ranch in Eden, Colorado with co owner Blake Harding who was not a biological son but one that was considered a son because he was a hard worker at the ranch that the girls father took under his wing and eventually made him the manager of the ranch and considered him a son.
The girls were born at the ranch but their mother took them away to Philidelphia were they grew up.
Now back in Eden the town was happy to have them back but at the ranch some of the hands quit because they would not work for a woman or women.
This story has it all. Ups and downs in relationships and someone trying to kill them. No matter what this person wasn't about to stop until they accomplished the deed.
The woman now all want to give it a try in Eden but with things that happen they keep changing their mind. Life in a small town can be hazardous for sure.

Get this audible to listen to while doing what ever you need to and make sure you get the book to read. Good story.

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A wonderful beginning to a new series!

What did you love best about Heart of Eden?

The excitement of the start of a new series. I love getting to know the characters that I've never met before, getting to know their personalities, what makes them who they are and being a part of a new romance unfolding.

What did you like best about this story?

This story is so well written and the author has such a talent for bringing the reader into the story with such wonderful descriptions of the shops, streets and the people in the story. You can imagine the cold and the heat, envision the mountains, rivers and even the windmills in this story. The characters are strong and interesting.

Which character – as performed by Scott Merriman – was your favorite?

I fell in love with Blake Harding right away. He had a not so great start in life until he was given a place in the Brinkman home as well as their hearts. He was a man of honor and always did what was right. He protected those he cared about and was grateful for all he had in his life.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Belle and Blake finally realized what they meant to each other as well as Belle coming to terms with the fact she could stay in Eden, Colorado to find her happiness.

Any additional comments?

I thoroughly enjoyed this story and look forward to the others to come in this series.

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I loved it

I loved the story, looking forward to hear what will happen with the rest of the girls

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