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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Audible Book Review: A Yellowstone Christmas: Yellowstone Romance Series by Peggy L. Henderson

This is a quick, warm Christmas story with wonderful historical detail.
A Yellowstone Christmas: Yellowstone Romance Series
Written by: Peggy L. Henderson
Narrated by: Alexandra Haag

Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
Series: Yellowstone Romance
Unabridged Audiobook
Release Date:07-17-14
Publisher: Peggy L Henderson
Genre: Historical, Christmas, Novella
My Rating: 4.25 of 5.0


Publisher's Summary
Aimee Osborne has always looked forward to the Christmas holidays in the 21st century, where she grew up. Now that she lives in the primitive wilderness of 19th-century Yellowstone, she is determined to hold on to some of her traditions.
Daniel Osborne is unfamiliar with many of the customs and beliefs his wife grew up with. Although he doesn't understand her enthusiasm for the holiday, he shares in her joy of the season, and plans to make each Christmas with her memorable.
For Aimee and Daniel, this holiday season might not be the joyous event they hoped for. When an unexpected package arrives at their doorstep, Aimee's plans for the festivities this year might not go off as she envisioned.
When danger threatens his family, Daniel will do what it takes to protect them, and perhaps bring some peace and joy to more than just his wife and children.
©2012 Peggy L Henderson (P)2014 Peggy L Henderson


Review:
Aimee is a modern day nurse who has settled two hundred years in the past. She chose to remain with mountain man, Daniel, in the Yellowstone wilderness. They are raising their three young sons in a secluded cabin. Aimee has insisted on her modern day tradition of selecting a fresh tree and decorating their Christmas tree with homemade decorations.

The little family enjoys a fun tracking adventure on the way to pick their tree. However, when they return home they are alarmed to find a newborn infant on their doorstep. Aimee and the boys take the babe inside while Daniel heads out to track the mother. After he returns Daniel and Aimee try to uncover the story from the reluctant mother. She appears to be of one tribe but wearing clothes from another.

Danger comes to their home while Daniel and his tribe brother are out. Now Daniel must do more tracking to protect his family. Two other tribes are involved in the conflict to be resolved. Meanwhile the family members hope they will be able to decorate their tree and share in Christmas blessings.

This is a warm Christmas novella, with love, action, mystery and danger. I enjoyed the easy style of the story and I loved the details of the differences of the time period which are a distinct and wonderful element. I enjoyed meeting the characters in this quick listen. I have the first book in the series in my Kindle Library and I will be adding that to my early 2015 reading list.

Audio Notes: Alexandra Haag does a nice job narrating. The voices of the characters flows easily and the overall presentation is direct and engaging.

I purchased this on sale (about $5.00) with an Audible bonus credit. This is a COYER review although it is not really an older book from my shelves. This is also part of Audio Challenge.

4 comments:

  1. I think you've convinced me to read this one Martha. I checked on Audible and it is accessible to my part of the world, so I've added it to my wish list there.

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  2. The first book in the series is still free at Kindle and $.99 at B&N so that is another good way to try this series.

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  3. This sounds like a perfect book for the season - and I love that it's a novella!

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