Acclaimed, best-selling author Lori Wick's The Proposal is a moving tale of Christ's love at work in early 19th-century London. William Jennings is not married and likes it that way. But when a relative passes away, he is suddenly guardian of three young children. This unexpected development provides him a male heir without the bother of a wife, yet the children quickly become more than he can handle. Finding help from a truly remarkable woman, he learns to see the world in a completely different light.
©2002 Lori Wick (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC
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The book was great and the audio lives up to the books greatness.
Everything. Characters were great. The story was wonderful.
She did a great job on male and female characters. You were immediately engrossed in the story as she had all the characters flow flawlessly.
It's a great title I wouldn't change it.
Thank you audible for having more Lori Wick books. She has a lot more we would all enjoy listening too. Can't wait to see more listed.
"Families and romance in early England countryside"
The narrator's English accent really helped the story come to life. I enjoyed getting a glimpse of what country life for the priviledged was like during this period of England's history.
Similar in some ways to Colleen Coble's Lonestar series where characters in those stories marry out of need, rather than love. Both author's do a good job of demonstrating the importance of friendship, respect, and commitment in a marriage, rather than depending solely on love.
The accent, most definitely!
This is a wonderful book. It was the first Lori Wick book for me to "read". It will not be the last. Audible is quickly becoming my favorite. The narrator did a great job.
"Happy to see it available on audible"
I have read the book 3 times. In fact all in this series. Would love to see the Kensington Chronicles on audible.
"I Loved the Book and despised the performance"
I love this series! I love Lori Wick! I have never read a book of hers that I haven't liked. However, the performance by Virginia Leishman left a lot to be desired. Now don't get me wrong, her style of reading was good for the most part, and the various voices that she used for the different characters was also good, it was the noises that she kept making with her mouth while she was reading that drove me insane. Every time she made one of those noise I wanted to cringe. At one point during this book, it got so bad that I almost gave up on the entire series when I realized she read all the books. The noises that she made almost sounded like chewing or like she was swishing the spit in her mouth around. It was just gross and I believe I will stick to reading these on Kindle from now on.
the oldest sibling… I forgot his name, but he is my favorite character. The wisdom and caring for his younger siblings is just astounding.
I'm not well-versed enough to have a good answer to this, but I'm not sure that anyone that didn't make those horrid noises with their mouths wouldn't be better.
No, but not because of the story. The story was excellent. It was the performance that makes me say no.
My daughters and I listened to this book as we traveled. The beginning started a little slow but eventually captured our full attention. We were able to listen comfortably free from worry that there would suddenly be inappropriate language or content. The narrator did an excellent job, loved her English accent and voice changes. We will recommend this book to our friends. My favorite Lori Wick novel is the Hawk and the Jewel. I hope audible books will add this novel to their library soon.
"Great book - poor reading of it"
Great story - I'm a big fan of Lori Wick's books
The narrator's inflections and timing make this painful to listen to. I couldn't even get through the first chapter. . .and I love this story, which says how bad it was.
"Easy and Pleasant listening!"
Lovely Story - Christian Thought is inspiring and appreciated!
The female protagonist reminded me a little of Jane Eyre - one of my favorite books.
First Time to hear of Virginia Leishman.
"Not historically accurate!"
Ms wicks has taken modern values and modern religious beliefs and written as if this was the norm back in the 1800's. Children were seen and not heard. The rod was not spared! Women were not respected by society or the law. In ms wicks version of this time period she claims the opposite. I kept listening mainly because I couldn't believe how bad it was! I am not against an honest expression of faith, but don't try to rewrite history!
"Christian book, not romance"
No to the author. The voice was ok.
I only listened about half an hour to this book. When I read the description, it looked like an ordinary romance, but when I listened to it it soon became clear that it was a christian book. I'm sure it's an ok book for a christian audience, but as an atheist I have wasted good money on a book I'll never listen to.
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