Title: What the Heart Holds (Brothers of Belle Fourche #2)
Author: Kari Trumbo
Narrator: J Scott Bennett
Genre: Historical Romance
Audio Release: Nov 26, 2018
Length: 3hrs 39min
About the Book:
Arnold’s first love died in the Cheyenne river.
He’s sure he’s had his one love. To guard his heart, he wants nothing to do with women. No one could ever compare to his Lynellen. He will work hard, be respectful, never forget.
Stephenia is the new teacher in Belle Fourche when she almost meets her Maker.
Arnold saved her life, and maybe her heart. She’s avoided relationships her whole life, afraid of the pain of loss. When she finally gives up on him, he has to choose between the love he’s lost and the one who found him.
Normally I’m not a fan of male narrators because of how annoying they sound when attempting female voices, but I was actually rather impressed with this narrator. He was able to draw you in emotionally without over-acting.
I really enjoyed this story. My only complaint is that I wish that I had started at the beginning of the series first because it was clear that I was missing backstory. I appreciated that the author included a bit of additional information to bring the reader up to speed, but I would have liked to have a better understanding of what was new and what was backstory.
At less than 4 hours long this is a quick listen but you still get a satisfying story. I was able to connect with the characters and feel a part of their journey. I’m curious to see what happens to them all in the next book. I’d recommend this to fans of historical romance especially novellas.
*I received a copy of this audiobook from the author. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.