• Love's Broken Road

  • Lincoln Love Stories, Book 1
  • By: Julie Coulter Bellon
  • Narrated by: Brianne Vega
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"This book was easy to fall into and felt so good around my heart. I really enjoyed it!" (Getting Your Read On)

"Readers will be pleased with this gentle romance...." (InD'Tale Magazine)

Two broken hearts. One more chance for love.

After surviving a difficult marriage, Victoria Newel needs a clean slate for herself and her son. Taking a job as a math teacher, she moves across the country to the small town of Lincoln, Utah, where no one knows her and she can start over. However, her new colleague, Drew Dalton, offers her friendship and maybe something more. But has her heart healed enough that she could trust again?

Drew Dalton lost his wife to cancer years ago and he locked his heart away, throwing himself into his teaching job. But when Victoria Newel starts working at the high school, she awakens something in him that he never thought he’d feel again. Her gentle nature and quiet strength draws him to her, but it’s obvious she’s hiding something in her past from him. Can he open his heart to a woman who harbors so many secrets of her own?

©2016 Julie Coulter Bellon (P)2021 Julie Coulter Bellon

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Sweet Romance

Fantastic book! Great narrator. Sweet romance about a widow who has been in an abusive relationship and the men who help her start anew.

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Sweet, heartwarming story

A wonderful, uplifting read about moving forward, letting go of the past and being loved so completely it takes your breath away. Tori & Drew had a magnetic pull to each other. This is a beautifully written magical little gem of a story, which is sweet, heartfelt, heartbreaking, emotional, and with witty banter which all leads to an addictive and all-consuming tale. Brianna Vega does an amazing job portraying the characters, bringing them to life and humanizing them with their emotions, attitude and personality.

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A sweet contemporary romance

A sweet romance that takes you through the twists and turns of life. The narration was fantastic!

*triggers - lead female character survived an abusive relationship and it is talked about in the story

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Love's Broken Road

They both had so much baggage they were carrying, did they even want a relationship? Good clean romance. Narration was great.

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Painful pasts and hearts that mend

I really enjoyed Tory and Drew's story. While they both lost spouses, they each felt very differently about their experiences. One is ready for a new beginning, while the other wonders when the time is right to move on.

Yet in every goodbye, there is a hello, and that's what happens for Tory and Drew. They each have wounds to overcome, but they find peace and comfort with each other, and hope for a future.

I really enjoyed the characters in this story. Even the secondary characters provided depth to the narrative, so the focus wasn't purely on the two main characters.

The narrator did a wonderful job keeping dialogue straight and unconfusing by bringing each character to life.

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Great story

I loved this romantic book. It was a lovely story dealing with love after loss.

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Loved it

Wonderful addition to the eBook I enjoyed 4 years ago. Difficult topics handled with sensitivity. Clean. Excellent narrator. I received this audiobook from the author, but the options are my own. ❤️

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Good story, enjoyable narration

I enjoyed the journey this book takes, the healing and growth of both main characters. They each have their own challenges to overcome and they do so gradually in a believable way. There is no sudden switch of character or enlightenment.

The narrator did a wonderful job reading this story and giving life to the words. She made it easy to follow along with dialogue between characters.

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  • Pris
  • 11-26-21

Beautiful story of redemption and second chances

Love's Broken Road was a beautiful story of redemption and a second chance at love. Ms. Victoria (Tori) Newel and Drew Dalton are both widow and widower respectively, though their backgrounds couldn't have been more different (she comes from an abusive relationship, he was the "married high school sweetheart" kind). I loved how supportive and encouraging Drew was with her, as well as how resilient and strong Tori was in building a new life for her and her son. There's certainly drama (they're both HS teachers, so it's both from their students as much as their lives), but there's also a beautiful community, new friends, and learning how to deal with some unresolved issues from their pasts in a graceful and mature way.

The narrator was really good with the voices and bringing the characters to life. She did great with all the voices (from kids to senior ones, as well as both male and female). I loved how one could know who was speaking, and how neatly she nailed the nuances: from worry and fear to happiness, excitement, and everything in between.

Overall, a clean/sweet contemporary romance that deals with heavy topics (abuse, bullying, loss of a loved one) in a respectful and graceful way. Perfect for fans of the author, the genre, or for people looking for a community-based story. ~ 5 stars!