This first book in the Tucker Mills Trilogy from beloved author Lori Wick follows Jace Randall as he leaves his childhood home to help his Uncle Woody Randall run the saw mill in Token Creek. Jace diligently focuses on work until he meets the visiting niece of local storekeepers. Jace pursues her until she finally agrees to attend a picnic with him and take a chance. But before the relationship has a strong foundation, the couple separates because of gossip fueled by Jace's sister. Later, when she admits her wrongdoing and shares her testimony of a new faith, the couple must decide whether to try again. Will the sister's example of faith and transformation be enough to restore broken dreams? Unabridged. Read by Barbara Rosenblat. 7 CDs. 8 hours.
Will lies destroy their chance at love? The last thing Jace Randall wants is to be smitten with a woman. His sister, Eden, said it would happen when he moved to Tucker Mills to help his uncle run the sawmill. Now he wants to prove her wrong. That is, until he runs into Maddie Shepard. Not even winning a battle with the sister who raised him can help him keep his heart in check. What he doesn’t reckon on is Eden’s need to control his life - or the lengths to which she will go to separate him from Maddie. Only when Eden succeeds in ruining her brother’s hopes does she finally realize what her meddling has cost. Will she find a way to make things right with her brother? Will Jace and Maddie be able to forgive each other and find a way back to their love? Can seeds of faith be planted in ground grown hard with betrayal? A story about the power of forgiveness and young love maturing through adversity.
"Barbara Rosenblats flawless reading makes this a thoroughly enjoyable story about love and adversity with appeal far broader than that of a traditional romance novel. The story focuses upon Jace Randall, who falls in love with Maddie Shepard. Jakes sister, Eden, sabotages the pair, and the plot takes another turn when Jace and Maddie learn of Edens duplicity. It is from this point that the novel is especially interesting, and it offers a highly satisfying ending. As usual, Rosenblats reading is smooth, and her ability to convey the characters emotions is superb. Rosenblats vocal characterizations enhance the listeners experience, particularly during the dialogue between Jace and the women in his life."
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