Whether it's riding bikes, catching snakes, or sliding down banisters, Essie Spreckelmeyer just can't quite make herself into the ideal woman her hometown,-and her mother,-expect her to be. It's going to take an extraordinary man to appreciate her joy and spontaneity-or so says her doting oilman father. Read by Brooke Sanford. 5 CD's. Abridged.
Tired of waiting for a match made in heaven, she'll settle for one made in Texas. Whether it’s riding bikes, catching snakes, or sliding down banisters, Essie Spreckelmeyer just can’t quite make herself into the ideal woman her hometown—and her mother—expect her to be. It’s going to take an extraordinary man to appreciate her joy and spontaneity—or so says her doting oilman father. Sadly such a man doesn’t appear to reside in Corsicana, Texas. It’s 1894, the year of Essie’s thirtieth birthday, and she decides the Lord has more important things to do than provide her a husband. If she wants one, she needs to catch him herself. So she writes down the names of all the eligible bachelors in her small Texas town, makes a list of their attributes and drawbacks, closes her eyes, twirls her finger, and...picks one. But convincing the lucky “husband-to-be” will be a bit more of a problem. Join Deeanne Gist for another unforgettable tale and find out whether Essie's plan to catch a husband succeeds or if she's just courting trouble!
Deeanne Gist has a background in education and journalism. Her credits include People
, Family Fun
, and the Houston Chronicle
. She has a line of parenting products called “I Did It! ® Productions” and a degree from Texas A&M. She is the author of the bestselling novels A Bride Most Begrudging
and The Measure of a Lady
, and she lives with her family in Houston, Texas.
"Emotional tones are well developed in the performance of narrator Brooke Sanford. When 30-year-old Essie Speclemeyer decides she is quickly reaching the age of spinsterhood, she determines that she must find a husband. Her methods land her in all kinds of trouble, some humorous and some devastating. The year is 1894, a time when young ladies should not act in such impulsive ways. Essie learns some hard lessons and finds out the importance of a life surrendered to God. Sanfords enthusiastic narration portrays Essie in a perfectly modulated flirtatious tone of voice. Each character is well defined and alive, and the fast-moving story has an unexpected ending."
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