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Summary

Prince Nicolai is heir to the throne and to his people’s hearts. But agreeing to an arranged marriage for the good of his people, the prince finds that his new bride requires special tenderness if he is to win her heart. 

In the Land of Pendaran, Shelby Parker lives a humble but good life. Her special qualities are eventually noticed by the king and queen of the House of Markham,who seek a new wife for their widowed son, Prince Nikolai.

To uphold the tradition of their country, Shelby and Nikolai agree to an arranged marriage. But while Nikolai is a perfect gentleman in public, he remains distant at home, leaving Shelby to wonder what is in his heart. Will the prince ever love her as he did his first wife? Can the faith they share overcome the barriers between them?

With nearly 300,000 sales since its original 1999 release, this special edition of the much-loved contemporary romance brings a new audiobook from acclaimed narrator Matilda Novak.

©1999 Lori Wick (P)2019 Two Words Publishing LLC

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Disclaimer religious book

Boring dialogue and a heavy dose of religion. This book should really have a disclaimer that it's so religion heavy. Additionally I don't know where this "historical" aspect comes into play.... it's based in current day.

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The story is great, the narrator got it wrong

I've read this Lori Wick book several times and thought I'd enjoy the audiobook too. I did for the most part but was really disappointed by the narrators choice to interpret the way the lead characters' deaf father would speak. My sister is a sign language interpreter with a Masters in deaf studies who agreed that this is offensive and unnecessary. Not to mention the fact that he became deaf in childhood so would not speak like that anyway. Other than that I enjoyed it.

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great book

Im disappointed at the narrator. I think it would have been so much nicer to have a female and male narrator for this book, it being a romance book. The woman narrating the man just doesnt do it justice and its off-puttingly unromantic! I've read the book and I'd much prefer to read it rather than listen to it. The narrator doesnt put enough energy into the parts when people speak, therefore it is quite monotone.

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  • Shire.library
  • 10-03-19

Missing an entire chapter?!?!?

This book is missing the final chapter. I have the physical copy at home, and this book skips the entire last chapter; going straight to the epilogue. It’s ridiculous that no one caught the mistake. I will be returning the book, at least until they fix this.
The narrator and story are actually both fine, but I have it all as low a rating as I could, to bring this to the attention of Audible quality control, and to forewarn other listeners.

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  • Jennifer Wegner
  • 10-03-19

Great book

I love the book and the narration was really good but they unfortunately left out the part were Shelby gave birth to Josiah and the first time she said I love you to Nikolai.

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  • Emily
  • 27-03-19

A favorite book, disappointing audible

First I’ve read the actual book and loved it. I was looking for something fun that I could listen to while doing other things. The entire end of the book is missing from this audible edition. That was frustrating. I mean how do you skip such a huge part of the book. I’m disappointed I paid for a partial book. I hope they fix it.

Overall the narration was good. The only issue I had was the portrayal of Shelby’s father. The reader was attempting to sound like someone who is hearing impaired would speak and partially succeeded however she spoke so slowly and over-enunciating making him sound retarded which was annoying as he was a very well spoken man in the book. I was offended for all hearing impaired people. Additionally, the narrator speaks very slowly anytime someone was signing. People sign as fast as “normal” people speak so slowing the speech just ended up annoying me. Thankfully those parts were small or I’d wouldn’t have been able to finish the book.

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  • Amy
  • 31-08-19

Horrible narration!!

I love this book and had purchased it from North Star audio books years ago!! It was an amazing story but sadly after repeated playing of my cassettes they wore out and I couldn’t replace them. I was so excited to see this story finally on audible. One of the characters in this story is deaf and the narrator tries to mimic the deaf intonation. It totally ruined the audio version for me.

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  • Marcella Taylor
  • 16-04-19

Finally!!!!!

I Have Been Waiting For So Long For This To Become An Audible Book......Thank You Lord For Answering My Prayers!!!!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-07-20

Annoying!

This is a wonderful story that I love but whose idea was it to read it this way? There is a deaf character in the story. It is perfectly acceptable to just address this in the story but why did the narrator have to disguise her voice to try and sound like someone who is deaf? It is annoying and - in my opinion - disrespectful.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-02-20

Favorite story ruined

I loved the actual book and was so excited that it was finally available on audible. Unfortunately I can’t get past the readers rendition of the father. He sounds like a retarded man instead of a well spoken deaf man.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-12-19

Horrible Narration

Horrible Narration. I always loved this book and I was so excited to see it in Audible. However, the narrator was annoying to listen to. It should be redone. Also, I'm hoping they put the rest of Wick's books on audible.

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  • Heather
  • 25-04-22

Sappy But Sweet

I’ve read a hard copy of this book several times and now listened to the audiobook. It’s a little sappy but I come back to it every few years because it’s such a sweet story. The narration was a little hard to listen to. A few times I could’ve sworn the book was being read by a computer and I actually had to turn the speed up slightly to make it feel more conversational. All in all, though, I recommend it as a good book to cozy up with on a rainy weekend.

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  • Michelle Garner
  • 16-03-22

Love the Book but the Narration...

This is one of my favorite stories. I have read it countless times over the years. I bought the recording to listen to as I'm driving, but found I didn't love the narration. Her voice has a robotic quality to it that almost takes away from the story. It isn't the worst ever, but it isn't good either.