• Hidden Truths

  • By: Jae
  • Narrated by: Hayden Bishop
  • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (358 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

“Luke” Hamilton has been living as a husband and father for the past 17 years. No one but her wife, Nora, knows she is not the man she appears to be. They have raised their daughters to become honest and hard-working young women, but even with their loving foundation, Amy and Nattie are hiding their own secrets. 

Just as Luke sets out on a dangerous trip to Fort Boise, a newcomer arrives on the ranch - Rika Aaldenberg, who traveled to Oregon as a mail-order bride, hiding that she’s not the woman in the letters. 

When hidden truths are revealed, will their lives and their family fall apart or will love keep them together?

©2014 Jae (P)2019 Ylva Publishing
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  • Categories: LGBTQ+

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Fabulous!

I just finished this follow-up to Backwards to Oregon, and again I am dumbstruck and full of emotion. The combination of these two books - plus the additional short stories - are nothing short of remarkable. I realize I am late to the party here, but if anyone like me was reading most of Jae's other books and had these two on the back burner, please take this opportunity of time to indulge. Yes - it's historical fiction and beautifully and meticulously researched and written, but at the heart of it is a love story on a grand scale. I listened to the two novels on audio and they are long listens at 15.5 and 16 hours but don't let that be a deterrent. It's actually beneficial in that you get so immersed in these wonderful characters' lives and never want them to end. Now I have to purchase the paperbacks to experience them in that way as well. These are keepers, folks. I stretched these out as long as I could and am so sad to have to say goodbye. Absolutely terrific and 1000% worth your money!

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Excellent follow up!!

This book was amazing and heartfelt! Not even the era of the book could take away from some of the great lessons throughout the book. I enjoyed the characters thoroughly and it was nice to watch them unfold. Overall, great book, I wish there were more!! Highly recommended!

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read this one too!

if u havent already read the first one wat are you even doing with your life? if you dont know if you should read the second one, well now you do. I love this series and I am so happy how everything wrapped up so nicely. I'm so sad that this journey is over I wish it could continue.

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so many emotions

I throughly enjoyed the storyline and the performance. I shed a tear, yelled out loud, and smiled. the characters were well developed and I enjoyed the story picking up almost 17 years from the previous book. I highly recommend giving this book a try. I don't think you'll regret it.

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Excellent sequel

I loved Backward to Oregon so snatched this up when I saw it on Audible. I was not disappointed. In fact, Jae never disappoints as an author. Her books are detailed and filled with insight into the emotions of her characters. Hayden Bishop also does an excellent job narrating the book. I listen to a lot of audio books, and I'm pretty picky about narrators. This is a title you don't want to miss.

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Great sequel 💯

great!!! Hayden Bishop is amazing! she made the characters come to life!!! I will be buying part 1 and 2 to add to my collection. 💜💜

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wonderful book!

This book is just as beautiful as the first book. I hope that the saga will continue.

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I need more stars for the rating !!

I already knew this series was going to have a freaken great beginning and great ending. I can not explain how grateful I am for Jae and all of her amazing creative writing. This series has cured my depression !!!!!!
and thank the universe the narrator was excellent !!!

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beautiful 😍

a beautiful second story to the timeline! I've listened to it over and over for the last year.

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Completely Engrossed in the Story

I truly loved this story. As a western it was done very well. As a romance novel I was completely wrapped up in the characters and was rooting for the different relationships to grow. I only listened to the story on my commute to and from the office and found myself looking forward to my commute so I could find out what was happening with characters.

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  • BexB
  • 04-06-20

I love this book

I listened to the first book (Backwards to Oregon) first then this one straight after. The details and descriptions are written beautifully and I loved the stories.
My only complaint is the narrators unnatural paused mid sentence and her mispronunciation of cavalry! (She kept saying ‘calvery’!)
Overall though, I really liked the book.

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  • Crackdown
  • 01-02-20

Another favourite of mine.

This is the sequel to 'Backwards to Oregon '. However, there is one tiny reference to a short story (the name of the short story collection eludes me at the moment), in the accompanying short story collection that is relevant to this story. That said, you don't need to read the short story to understand the reference.

I first got this book as a Kindle version

Like the first story, I was thrilled to see it in the Audible catalogue.

It's well researched, well developed, and has you wanting the happy ever after both the main characters are hoping for, if for totally different reasons to start with.

It was also lovely to have Tess included in a more tangible way.

I didn't mind the narrator, I think she actually did a better job on this book than the first one.

If I want a couple of books to lose myself in, these two are some of my go-to escape novels.

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  • Sharon H-G
  • 07-09-20

Another superb book from Jae

I love this series and I hope Jae will add more books to it. It would make a really good romantic tv series and has plenty of adventure, especially as it challenges bigotry. I feel sad to have come to the end of this book....

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  • Mr. Anthony D. Bateman
  • 01-18-22

beautiful

so well written words can't express, and the narration is put across with great sentiment. a history lesson highlighting difficulties faced by several bigotuous views to race colour women and mostly lgbt, my salute to the thousands who fought for others rights, or simply thier own love.

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  • Rach LH
  • 05-21-21

All types of amazing

This story (and it’s prequel backwards to Oregon) is just unreal. The emotions that the characters go though where gut wrenching. I loved finding out what had happened to Luke and Nora from the 1st book in this series but the star of the show was Amy. What a journey she went on. Jae makes you feel all the anxiety and anguish that she goes through. I was there with her and had tears in my eyes and my chest hurt. I loved watching Dr Quinn when I was younger and I still watch it now when I get the chance, the settings in this book remind me very much of that tv series so I couldn’t help picturing the ranch house as the same one in the show.

Jae is a marvel at portraying characters romantic feelings, desires and anguish. There’s not a book of hers I’ve read that I haven’t come away from feeling battered by emotions but totally happy sighing with the ending (even if I still always want more)

The narrator did a good job. I enjoyed her voices for the characters and she portrayed the emotions well. The only reason I haven’t given her 5 stars is because she tends to pause in the wrong places. But even with that I don’t think another narrator would do because I fell in love with Amy’s voice in this audio.
Fabulous book that I’d highly recommend and I will definitely be listening to the series again

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  • Niki Lorna
  • 03-30-21

Fantastic part 2

Excellent follow up story. Fantastic narration which brought all the characters to life .
Look forward to part 3 of the Hamiltons life

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  • StaceyD
  • 02-16-21

The Perfect Sequel

It’s rare to enjoy a sequel as much as the original book, but Hidden Truths follows on so seamlessly from Backwards To Oregon it feels like an old friend. The writing is so skillful the story feels as if it has been crafted like one of Luke’s wooden figures on Amy’s shelves. The characters are beautifully drawn and superbly brought to life by Hayden Bishop’s performance. There is enough angst and tension to sustain the listener’s attention until the end. A slow burn about the enduring power of love and truth.

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  • Lara H
  • 12-24-19

Suprising.....

Well I started out disliking the narration and the story line but ended up really enjoying the whole book! Excellent work yet again Jae !

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