Follow Susannah’s life from the massacre of her family by Indians to her time in the asylum, to finally finding love and happiness to escaping even more trouble.
Suffering from shock after Indians massacred her family before her eyes, Susannah is put into an insane asylum by a ruthless cousin. Susannah’s life just seems to spiral downhill, from one tragedy to another! When will her life finally turn around? She finds a glimmer of hope in her friendship with Ben. Will he be her saving grace? Or would it be the handsome Dr. Carter Harding? She discovers herself and love on a rugged trip back to the scene of the tragedy. During the trip, her life is spared yet again. She knows God has spared her for a reason, twice. Now she needs to do something with that spared life.
Cecilia, a woman jilted years earlier, threatens Susannah’s happy marriage. She vows to get revenge and discovers the best way to do that is to drive Susannah back to the mental hospital. Cecilia seeks to destroy Susannah and her husband. Can she destroy the couple who are within the shield and armor of God? *Note: you may want to speed up your narration, as this narrator talks a bit slowly. (This was my first try at audiobooks and I’ve learned a lot since then.)
Julie Gilbert –
Susannah has the misfortune of being within hearing distance as her entire family is murdered by Indians. The story’s set in the mid to late 1800’s a little after the Civil War in Missouri. When her nightmares and screaming disrupts her aunt and uncle’s house, her aunt insists the girl be sent to an asylum. There, she meets a PTSD soldier named Ben and Dr. Carter Harding.
– This is a clean romance, so it should be a surprise that Susannah and Dr. Harding eventually meet and marry. There’s a lot of talk about them doing things newlyweds do, but nothing’s described in any detail that would offend sensibilities.
– I only yelled at the MC a few times for being stupid.
– The narrator didn’t bother me. I always listen at 2x speed, which ruins some of the nuances of a performance but also moves them along when they’re downright slow. I went to 2.5 with this lady. Though I don’t think she had a huge range of male characters, the book really only required 2 main gents, so its was fine. If you think the narrator’s too slow, speed up the playback rate.
– Carter and Susannah’s relationship is sweet.
– Cecelia’s obsession seemed a tad far-fetched, but I guess there are all sorts of nutjobs in the world. It could just be my modern senses just don’t get how truly limited women’s prospects were back then.
Romance isn’t my first go-to genre, but Barb Goss’s are always intriguing. This one had a tad more action than the last I’d read by her, which I truly appreciated.
Danny Harr –
Susannah’s has had a rough childhood. She witness something bad as a child and was put in an asylum. She has some rough times and a doctor takes a liking to her and they have a good journey. Cathy Schrecongost did a good job naratting this book. I received a copy of the this book from audiobooks unleashed but that has no influence on my review.