Author: Aubrey Wynne
Narrator: Sara K. Sheckells
Length: 3 hours 16 minutes
Publisher: Plato Publishing
Series: Enchanted Keepsakes, Book One
Released: Dec. 5, 2017
Genre: Romantic Suspense
A tortured soul meets a shattered heart….
Chloe Hicks’ life consisted of an egocentric ex-husband, a pile of bills, and an equine business in foreclosure until a fire destroys the stable and her beloved ranch horse. What little hope she has left is smashed after the marshal suspects arson. She escapes the accusing eyes of her hometown, but not the memories and melancholy.
Jackson Hahn, Virginia Beach’s local historian, has his eyes on the mysterious new woman in town. When she arrives in Pungo, he is struck by her haunting beauty and the raw pain in her eyes. Her descriptions of the odd events happening in her bungalow pique his curiosity.
The sexy historian distracts Chloe with the legend of a woman wrongly accused of witchcraft. She is drawn to the story and the similarities of events that plagued their lives. Perhaps the past can help heal the present. But danger lurks in the shadows….
Bestselling and award-winning author Aubrey Wynne resides in the Midwest with her husband, dogs, horses, mule and barn cats. She is an elementary teacher by trade, champion of children and animals by conscience, and author by night. Obsessions include history, travel, trailriding and all things Christmas.
Her short stories, Merry Christmas, Henry and Pete’s Mighty Purty Privies have won Readers Choice Awards and Dante’s Gift received the 2016 Golden Quill, Heart of Excellence, and Aspen Gold award, as well as being a Maggie finalist.
Aubrey’s medieval fantasy series launches in 2017 with Rolf’s Quest. Besides the Chicago Christmas novellas, Aubrey will also release “A Vintage Romance” series inspired by tales of her stepfather, who served for the British Air Force in WWII. The stories will be set in the 40s & 50s.
Storytelling comprises the earliest memories of narrator, Sara Sheckells, and remains a constant in her life. She resides outside of Boston with her husband, and two children all of whom are voracious readers and audiobook listeners. Sara held a long-term career in higher education prior to establishing Sara Sounds, her voice artistry business. She especially enjoys narrating projects focusing on young adult themes, parenting, and historical fiction.
An on-air host at WERS 88.9 FM while attending Emerson College in Boston, MA, Sara was a co-founder and host of “The Playground,” a children’s music and spoken word program. She went on to volunteer for several years with Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic (now LearningAlly) where she narrated content ranging from textbooks to children’s stories.
After divorcing her abusive husband, Chloe vows that she will no longer let a man control her. She starts her own horse stables with the help of her personal horse trainer. Then the horse barn burns to the ground and everyone believes that she set the fire herself. Chloe escapes to Virginia Beach to get away from all the rumors. When weird things start happening in Chloe’s rental she seeks out some help from the local historian.
Wynne brought some amazing characters to this story. Chloe is such a lovable and relatable character. She has a beautiful love for horses and a great independent spirit that I loved. It was very interesting going back and forth between Chloe’s and Grace’s stories. I think this was the part that was the hardest for me. This story definitely keeps you on your toes all the way through.
The audiobook is quite fabulous for this one. I always love when I have a good narrator and Sheckells does a wonderful job bringing these characters to life. I found myself just relaxing and enjoying the story. Sheckells has such a nice tone and pace to her reading. This is an audiobook I think everyone will enjoy so definitely check it out.
I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Aubrey Wynne. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.
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