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  • Hearts in Hot Springs

  • Seven Brides of South Dakota, Book 6
  • By: Kari Trumbo
  • Narrated by: Carol Grace Anderson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
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Summary

Nora Arnsby fights her way into a world dominated by men.

When a break-in shatters the sense of home she's created, Nora can’t find her footing. With the intruders growing bolder and her safety at risk, she reaches out to the only person who will listen, even if it means asking a man for help. The stranger across the street is handsome and persistently kind, so different from other men.

Mathias Horton refuses to let any woman get close to him.

Nursing a broken heart and equally shattered dreams, he wants to avoid the new hat maker. However, he can't stand to see anyone in need - especially this one. Her spirit, determination, and bright blue eyes compel him to do what he can to help her...protect her. But the more time he spends with her, the more he begins to care.

Mathias must resume the life he gave up to save the one who ignites his battered heart, or admit defeat and let her go back to Deadwood.

Buy now to get this sixth installment in this romantic, inspirational, western series, by best-selling author Kari Trumbo.

©2017 Kari Trumbo (P)2020 Kari Trumbo

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I Loved listening to this story!!!!

I loved listening to this book written by Kari Trumbo and narrated by Carol Grace Anderson.
I've really enjoyed meeting the different Arnsby sisters and the men they fall in love with.
Though in this book I can't help but miss Beau. Nora mentions writing to him; but he never appears, nor do any of the other sisters or their husbands, they only gets mentioned and that's it.

I can't help but feel sorry for Mathias when Beau find out what liberties he took however small they may seem, or that he seems to have married Nora without Beau's knowledge or consent; although, that could just be part of the story not included in the book.
For Nora and Mathias' sakes I hope the latter is true more than the former, because Beau will not be pleased at all with either of them.

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  • Audra SJ
  • 03-06-20

A Sweet Clean 1907 Romance

“Hearts in Hot Springs” by Kari Trumbo
A light sweet clean romance set in 1907 South Dakota and a truly fun read with an interesting twist of suspense. As you can tell from my star rating, I thoroughly enjoyed my time in this audiobook story. So, wishing you Happy Reading ! !
Note: I was lucky enough to have my request for a free copy of this story via StoryOrigin granted by the author.

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  • Marie B
  • 02-06-20

Suspenseful Historical Western Christian Romance

Independent Nora is determined to start her own milliner in Hot Springs without the the help of a man, but someone wants to sabotage her store. Mathias was hurt by a woman before, but it's hard to fight his attraction and at times frustration with the stubborn woman moving in across the street from his mercantile. I smiled, laughed, and held my breath at time reading their romance while they struggled against all the bad things that kept happening since Nora came to town. Poor Nora endured break ins, vandalism, repeated verbal threats, broken fingers, kidnappings, and Mathias' rude sister Katy who kept making her feel unwanted and unwelcome. I would have packed up my store long ago if I were her, but she refused to give up. This was a clean Christian suspenseful historical western romance.

The narrator had an interesting old western raspy sound to her voice. She added plenty of twang and the right amount of voice changes and emotional inflections to keep me listening to the end.

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  • Faith D
  • 25-05-20

Ms. Trumbo comes through again

As always Ms. Trumbo delivered a wonderfully sweet story. I liked the mystery and intrigue. The history comments at the end were interesting and appreciated. It is so delightful to have books I can listen to/read without any worry of inappropriate language or content. I can pick up this author's books with no worry about that. A light touch of humorous teasing between Nora and Matthias area a good balance to the more intense part of the story line.
The narrator wasn't the greatest but not horrible like some. Her reading was a little choppy, breaking sentences up at times, not really catching a natural flow and expression. I think maybe I am just spoiled, and maybe a little picky, because I grew up listening to my mother read to us and she was a great oral reader.

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  • lisamarie137
  • 23-05-20

Sweet, fun, with a bit of mystery

Really loved these characters, and seeing everyone evolve and grow was enjoyable. Always love a bit of mystery with any story, so that was an extra bonus. The setting was fun, and the action kept everything moving along.

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  • Anonymous5
  • 06-11-21

Charming Story

I've read/listened to many books by Ms. Trumbo, and I always love her charming, sweet, faith-based stories. This is also a delightful and sweet read and I enjoyed listening to the audiobook. The characters are faced with misunderstandings and challenges and they must learn to trust and believe in themselves. This is a clean, western romance that really captivated me and held my attention all the way through. I enjoyed how the narrator brought each of the characters to life and was able to show each of their personalities through her voice. It was a lovely story and I enjoyed listening to it.


I received a complimentary copy from StoryOrigin and am voluntarily leaving my review. 

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  • J. Augustine
  • 03-10-20

She's stubborn. He's determined. And sparks fly!

Aaah, this is what I've come to expect in Kari Trumbo's historical romance Seven Brides Of South Dakota series. A stubborn heroine, a determined hero, lots of romantic sparks flying, and a healthy dash of suspense. Yes, Hearts In Hot Springs is exactly that. It's fun, at times funny, and sure to be thought provoking while fully entertaining the reader/listener.

Nora and Mathias drive each other crazy and me as well sometimes. Nora stubbornly believes that every offer of assistance is an insult to her independence and capability. Mathias stubbornly believes that no matter how much she proves herself Nora will eventually up and leave him. If any two characters deserve each other it's these two. And I say that with an amused chuckle.

This audiobook has a different narrator from the previous books and I'm still deciding how I feel about that. She does a good job of allowing the emotion of the story into her voice and she reads it well. However, her voice is, in my opinion, a trifle mature for such a young heroine. Still, I enjoyed listening to the audiobook and I wouldn't hesitate to tell you to read or listen to it if you enjoy western historical romance with a message of faith and hope.

(I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher. All opinions are entirely my own.)

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  • ReadingWench
  • 10-07-20

Fantastic book

I loved the suspense, adventure, and mystery in this book. These characters are great and there were twists and turns I was not expecting.

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  • SC Nanny
  • 05-07-20

Wonderful story

I loved this story. It had romance and excitement. You never knew what would happen next. Nora wanted to make her hat business come to life-but would it ever begin?

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  • Lori Dykes
  • 05-07-20

The Best!!!

Nora and Mathias story is just as wonderful as every one in this series! Kari Trumbo has quickly become one of my favorite authors and her writing always pulls at my heart! Nora has come to Hot Springs to open up a haberdashery, her dream and she finally finds a building that will work so that she can also live there in the back. Across the street is the mercantile and she meets handsome Mathias but his sister is terrible to Nora for some reason. Mathias guards his heart due to having been jilted in the past and his sister, a widow does not want that to happen again and she sees Nora as a threat to him. But all is not as it seems and there are many mishaps that put Nora in danger and it kept me hanging on every word to see what would happen. With the writing of Kari and the great narration of Carol Grace Anderson, I could only sigh as I heard the last word. Do not miss this or any of this amazing series!

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  • Ellen Oceanside
  • 04-07-20

Learning To Trust

The authors books are always heartwarming and enjoyable to read or listen to. Nora needs help when her personal space and home is threaten and what to do. A neighbor seemed different, he didn’t want anyone to get close to him. A help he couldn’t refuse, and learning to trust for both of them, brought love. Good clear narration. Given audio for my voluntary review and my honest opinion