Heartsong Cottage

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
November 2015
8 hours 43 minutes
Two weary strangers are about to rest their burdens in Eternity Springs, where there’s hope for every broken heart.

Haunted by the loss of his wife and son, Daniel Garrett left the police force to devote his life to finding missing children. But he still hasn’t found a way to mend the wounds of his past—until he attends a wedding in the small mountain town of Eternity Springs and meets a beautiful, intriguing woman who offers a glimpse of something Daniel thought he’d never have again.

Sometimes life gives us a second chance at love.

Shannon O’Toole isn’t looking for romance. Ever since her fiancé’s death, she’s created a quiet life for herself restoring Victorian cottages. Still, she can’t deny her attraction to the handsome, broad-shouldered stranger. Daniel makes her feel things she hasn’t felt in years—including the desire to share her secrets. But can Shannon trust a detective when doing so could bring danger to her cottage door? In Eternity Springs, anything—and everything—is possible.
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Carole W.

I will be honest. This book was really not for me. I added it to my review pile without a lot of thought and overlooked it for longer than I would like to admit. I did eventually get around to it and had rather mixed results. I felt like there were some things that I did like, and some that I didn't care for at all. The book did start out strong and I really felt for the Hero, Daniel. How could you not? As the book progressed and focused more on both Daniel and Shannon, I couldn't completely get on board with their romance. There were way too many secrets and overreactions. They also seemed really quick to forgive each other, so much so, it didn't always feel authentic. I will say that there is one scene that really ruined this book for me. I think that my 3-star rating is quite generous considering how much I hated this one scene. I finished this book over a year ago and this scene has stayed with me. When Shannon gives Daniel some news that he does not want to hear, he crosses a line that completely changed how I looked at his character. I am all for flawed characters making mistakes and coming back from them but his behavior was unforgivable. I wanted Shannon to forget about him and find someone that would treat her better. He didn't deserve a second chance after the things he says in this book. I thought that Amy Landon did a good job with the narration. I did think that some of her voices were not distinctive enough and I sometimes had a hard time determining who was talking but that was only an issue when there was a larger group of characters. I wouldn't hesitate to listen to more of her work. I can't recommend this book. I thought that the book started strong but ended quite poorly. I would give the author another try in the future though. I received a digital review copy of this book from St. Martin's Press via NetGalley and borrowed a copy of the audiobook from my local library.

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