New York Times Best-Selling Series
A boy learns about love and what it means to become a man of integrity.
Adam Dearborn has just been adopted into the Grayson family when he comes upon two boys huddled inside his sister's warm greenhouse. Adam had hoped to have time alone with his sweetheart, Rebecca, but December snow is falling hard and the poorly clothed, hungry boys need his help. Adam takes them home never expecting the arrangement could become permanent. Being an only son is not a position Adam wants to give up, not does he want to share Rebecca's affection with the older boy. But being a Grayson man means doing what's right no matter the cost. While struggling to protect his place as an only son, will Adam lose what he wants most-to become a man of honor and integrity like his father and uncles?
©2012 Wendy Lindstrom (P)2013 Wendy Lindstrom
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"Finding Hope through letting go"
Being able to listen to the flow of the story and remembering characters from the previous books
That no matter what your age letting go of your past and being able to see that others have had as rough a life if not worse than you have.
There were several scenes that I enjoyed but the end where friendship shines through the hurtful words was my favorite.
Riding a fine line between envy and hope
Very enjoyable story of young love and belonging!!! Being able to recognize that your feelings based on your past and moving forward a step at a time. Owning up to giving and receiving forgiveness. Honor is earned not just from your name but through your actions.
"Sweet, Hopeful Story"
Narration - Julia Motyka - Really Good
So this is the Prequel to Adam and Rebecca's story. Adam finds a boy about his age (Leo) and his toddler brother in the greenhouse and ends up telling his parents and they bring them home to get them warmed up and fed. They are runaways from the orphanage and Duke lets them know they are free to stay.
Adam spends most of the book in a love/hate relationship with Leo. He doesn't want to like him, but only because he's jealous of the relationship that is developing between Leo and Duke.
The book is a lot about love, hope, caring for your neighbor, giving and community along with the plot regarding Adam's struggles to be a good man like his father and uncles. He sort of fails miserably at that in a weak moment and then spends the rest of the book trying to make up for that. If you liked the previous books in the series, you'll like this one as well. It's just another sweet book.
That is all!
not long enough
She has a great voice and ability to put feeling into the books.
I have heard all the series, and like them, but really, 3 hours? This story should have been added as a side story to one of the other books or it should have been offered as a bonus for buying a new book. Way too short to pay full price.
"This Was Nice But Bring On Leave it for the Rain"
Yes, I really enjoy the Grayson Brothers series. I've actually started listening to Leave it for the Rain... Wendy Lindstrom cannot write these fast enough for me.
However, this novella was a bit different than the rest of the series. I think that is because the story is told from YOUNG Adam's perspective. There are insecurities of school, trouble making, being 'replaced' in the family by another boy.
This book isn't necessary to the series but it is a sweet story with a good message.
NOTES: No worries about listening with the kiddos in the room or car.
Credit Worthy: Depends on your dedication to the series. It is expensive for a 3 hour listen, I held off for that reason but finally gave in.
A welcome addition to the series, albeit somewhat out of sequence and a little short to be considered 'Book 5". It was more like a novella that focused on developing a character from a previous book. Unfortunately the 'previous book' was Book 6. This had me perplexed since I had already listened to the first 4 books but things fit into place much better after I downloaded and listened to Book 6.
"A Grayson Christmas"
I really enjoyed this story. I have followed all the Grayson Brothers books and was delighted to find another. The story is told by young Adam Grayson, the 14 year-old adopted son of Duke Grayson. Adam found intruders in his sister's greenhouse, a young toddler, and his older brother. At first he was delighted, he really liked the baby, but was suddenly afraid that his position as the oldest son might be endangered by the arrival of another boy, slightly older than himself. Leo Sullivan had run away from an orphanage and taken his brother with him, wanting to find somewhere he could support the two of them. This is a good book and I recommend it. The only reason I gave it 4 stars for performance, is I felt that since it was a young boy telling the story it would have been better with a masculine narrator.
"Sleigh of Hope - A Tender Love Story"
Another great book about the Grayson Brothers. This family just loves to be helpful and caring to others less fortunate and adding another "brother" to their family is just another way of giving of themselves to others. And the family togetherness is just awesome. I really enjoy the Grayson's books.
This book is a great read. The characters are strong and well developed and the story plot is just brilliant, with just enough unexpected twists and turns to keep the story flowing along and keeping the interest of the reader at peak. It was refreshing to read a clean, sweet romance and I appreciated the budding, young love of Adam and Rebecca as they grew up. I listened to the very end. Short and sweet and very heart warming giving you a feel for what is most important in life.
Julia Motyka as usual portrayed the various characters, skillfully and added immensely to the listening pleasure. I'm happy to recommend this audiobook for all persons.
Wendy Lindstrom you have a created a masterpiece and I am looking forward to reading and listening to the next book in the series.
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