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Summary

A horse breeder by trade, Corbin Jonquil is more at home in the stables than in the ballroom of his sprawling estate. Corbin is the quietest of the Jonquil brothers and has always faded into the background, contentedly unnoticed. When a mysterious young widow, Mrs. Clara Bentford, moves into the neighborhood, however, Corbin quickly comes to realize that being noticed has its advantages. But how to catch the eye of the lady? According to his brothers, Corbin need only make a few simple changes to transform himself into the object of any woman's desire - dubious advice, indeed. Following a series of misadventures, Corbin and Clara slowly lower the facades behind which they've been hiding, leaving Corbin shocked by the horrors that haunt the woman he's coming to care for so ardently. When the menace of Clara's past threatens to tear them apart and tensions mount, will the couple have the courage to fight for the promise of forever?

©2014 Covenant Communications, Inc. (P)2014 Sarah M. Eden

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  • Les Raymond
  • 10-02-17

Good clean story

A nice easy listen. I appreciated the clean content and the clean language. I have had to return so many books lately because of foul language. Other than the odd pronunciation of Clara which the narrator pronounced "Claw-ra", he did an excellent job and aided in the enjoyment of the story without bringing attention to himself as the narrator.

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  • A Voracious Reader
  • 28-12-16

I <3 the Jonquil brothers!

WHAT IT'S ABOUT
A horse breeder by trade, Corbin Jonquil is more at home in the stables than in the ballroom of his sprawling estate. Corbin is the quietest of the Jonquil brothers and has always faded into the background, contentedly unnoticed. When a mysterious young widow, Mrs. Clara Bentford, moves into the neighborhood, however, Corbin quickly comes to realize that being noticed has its advantages. But how to catch the eye of the lady?

According to his brothers, Corbin need only make a few simple changes to transform himself into the object of any woman's desire - dubious advice, indeed. Following a series of misadventures, Corbin and Clara slowly lower the facades behind which they've been hiding, leaving Corbin shocked by the horrors that haunt the woman he's coming to care for so ardently. When the menace of Clara's past threatens to tear them apart and tensions mount, will the couple have the courage to fight for the promise of forever?

MY TAKE
I read this book before, as a book. I was thrilled to find the audiobook available and listened to it. The narrator, Jason Tatom, did a fabulous job. I hope he does other audiobooks in this series.

I love the Jonquil brothers. They are such a fun and interesting family, each so unique and vulnerable in their own ways. I'm really hoping the publisher will get the rest of the books out on audiobook on Audible soon.

Corbin. Such a great guy. Love him to death. And how he handles Clara's little charges (daughter and nephew) is precious. I love it so much when a big, strong guy can be so tender and gentle. And tender and gentle is just what Clara needs as well after all the horror she's gone through.

Eden always does a fabulous job making her character fragile and broken in their own ways. She engages my heart and makes me ache for them.

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  • Sara Scofield
  • 27-04-18

not a fan of the male reader.

not a fan of how the male reader portrayed women and children. also noticed SEVERAL skips where it seemed spliced together.

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  • JAB
  • 30-12-17

Listen Again and Again

What did you love best about As You Are?

As a reserved person myself, I loved the characters in As You Are. Corbin and Clara are a believable pair of people who find the courage to love each other despite difficulties.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The entire Jonquil family seems to live and breathe in the story, but Corbin is special. His inner voice is kind and humble and intuitive while he speaks little out loud. He finds himself is some hilarious situations as he tries to gain Clara's good opinion. His steadfast integrity, work ethic, and patience make him the man who is right for Clara and her children.

Which scene was your favorite?

While there are several scenes that made me laugh, I especially enjoyed the scene where Corbin offers to take Clara riding. He finally shares more of himself with the woman who possesses his heart, and he defends her with the courage of a true Jonquil when her former brother-in-law makes a pest of himself.

Any additional comments?

The narrator has a wonderfully rich voice. His chuckle never fails to bring a smile to my face. Jason Tatom offers a touching performance of a heart-warming story.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-12-17

LOVE THIS SERIES!!!

I love this book!!! it's just right for me. I love how the brothers are, and how the story's are connected with one another. it's a very good series!!!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 23-10-17

good book

this book was the 2nd one I've listened to in this series. the story is heartwarming and sweet with some very humorous moments. I recommend highly ! the narration was perfect as well!

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  • Amazon Customer MP
  • 03-05-17

Charming and a diverting read

If you are looking for a feel-good and lighthearted read for a rainy afternoon, this is a good one to pick up.