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Leah's Song

Mountain Creek Drive Series, Book 2
Narrated by: Kaye Anderson
Series: Mountain Creek Drive Series, Book 2
Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 11-13
4.5 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Summary

Would you give up your perfect guy to keep your best friend happy?  

Between her soccer superstar big sister and musical prodigy best friend, Leah Cooper has never been in the spotlight. And she's fine with that.   

So why would she ever try out for choir? Oh right, the incredibly hot new neighbor Josh, who she might like more than she secretly loves boy bands.  

The only problem is, her best friend Lilly likes him, too. They promise each other they'll both stay away, but Josh doesn't seem to want to stay away from Leah...  

A throwback to the early 2000’s, Mountain Creek Drive is a new contemporary YA romance series that will have you longing for the days when Britney loved Justin and you had to share cell phone minutes with your siblings. Back when Friday nights were made for football games and sleepovers with the friends you’d do anything for.   

The full high school teen romance series is available now: 

  • Book 1: Stage Kiss by M.F. Lorson
  • Book 2: Leah's Song by Daphne James Huff
  • Book 3: Chasing Love by Kayla Tirrell
©2018 Daphne James Huff (P)2018 Daphne James Huff

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This is a great story!!’

I liked these characters! Daphne James Huff did a wonderful job with the story and the characters! They are readable and relatable.

Leah and Josh like each other, but Leah’s best friend Lily likes him too... they make an agreement to both stay away, but Josh doesn’t want to stay away from Leah. What to do??

I don’t do spoilers, but there were times my palm itches to smack a couple of the characters!!!

Kaye Anderson’s voice is perfect for these characters as well!!!

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poor Leah

In my opinion, an author has to be pretty good to get readers to absolutely loath characters in a book. That was me. This book actually got me right to loathing. This book really demonstrated the many obstacles that life has thrown at Leah, and brings back memories of what high school was or could have been. Kaye Anderson does a wonderful job with the narration.


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Nice sweet romance

Ah to be young and foolish again! This is a sweet story of forbidden love and best friends liking the same guy. However all’s fair in love and war. Good characters. Great narration from Kaye.

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Good story

Overall this has been a really good story with some great characters. Definitely worth a read/listen. My only gripe is that the narrator seemed a little nasally so I had to relisten to certain passages.

But none-the-less, a terrific book.

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  • bluepits73
  • @AudiobookObsession Houston, TX
  • 05-01-19

Super Cute and Inspiring YA

I found Leah to be extremely relatable. The author did a really good job putting this young adult story together. We get a little bit of teenage drama with some angst but also we get to watch Leah start to get to learn what she wants in life and how she can go about achieving it. It is a story of overcoming fears and the pursuit of happiness. I really enjoyed this listen!

The narrator did an excellent job staying consistent with character voices and it was easy to tell who was speaking throughout the book. I think what really adds to this book is that the narrator has a young enough sounding voice that matches the age of Leah. This narrator was a good fit for this book and the performance was excellent.

I received a review copy at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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Book 2

I wish this audiobook is a little bit longer. Capturing that teenage angst and frustration can be hard sometimes, but it was pulled off effortlessly here, with a very satisfying ending Great narration too.

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Leah’s Song Review

I loved this book, it’s the second book in the Mountain Creek Drive Series.

We first meet best friends Leah and Lilly who both have feelings for the new guy in town Josh. Not wanting to break there friendship apart, they both agree to stay away from him. josh however has other plans, he’s drawn to Leah even though Lilly is always around her.

Sparks fly when a shared secret kiss happens between Josh and Leah... But can Lilly and Leah still be friends or will a guy tear them apart. But after Leah learns that Lilly is trying to make Josh jealous with other guys she decides to take matters into her own hands, and go for what she really wants.

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  • Karl hill
  • 12-09-19

Sweet YA Contemporary

Leah's Song took me about two hours to really get into. I think I struggled because I was just trying to get a grasp on the where the story was going. After that point I could not put it down. I listened to this book in one sitting. I feel it is a very realistic YA Contemporary. The characters are likeable and the story is unique. I would listen to more in this series and by Daphne James Huff.

Kaye Anderson did a great job with the narration. She had distinct voices and really kept me listening, especially in the first two hours when I was struggling a bit.


I think this book is perfect for anyone who loves YA Contemporaries. It does have a love triangle. If those are not your thing, I just wanted to give you a heads up.

I received a copy of this book at my request, and I have voluntarily left this review.

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  • I. Ray
  • 17-06-19

enjoyable YA listen

I enjoyed listening to Leah's Song. I have not read or listened to any other books by this author but I would pick another one out to read or listen to. I thought the characters were believable. It did remind me of high school days for sure. I don't miss them but I don't mind reading or listening to YA books. I thought the narrator had a nice voice and would not mind listening to another title she reads. I think others will enjoy listening to this book as well.

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  • Yuri
  • 08-12-18

A cute listen

Being a teen is supposed to be fun, but instead, it puts a lot of stress on a young mind. It will be a perfect listen for someone who wants to feel the reality of being a teenager! And the narrator's voice makes the story feel very genuine (5 stars!). I unreservedly enjoyed listening to Leah's Song! The throwback to the '90s did help me better identify with the characters. Leah is self-conscious, fun and awesome. Her confidence noticeably develops throughout the novel. I love it! Don't listen to all the naysayers, they must be very sad and disgruntled people hating their own life. Out of all Mountain Creek Drive series, this one is probably the best.

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  • 15-10-19

Sweet storyline

Ah to be young and foolish again! This is a sweet story of forbidden love and best friends liking the same guy. However all’s fair in love and war. Good characters. Great narration from Kaye.
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  • SneakyReading
  • 19-06-19

An enjoyable audio for teens and adults!

This audio took me back to the time I was in my 20s! It takes place in the early 2000s when Blockbusters were everywhere and your cell phone's purpose was just to make calls.
I think many of us when we were young went through the same thing or someone in your circle of friends did. I'm not sure if I'd make the same promise these two girls did to one another, especially if the guy reciprocates the feels back. Every man for himself (or woman, haha!) Overall, I enjoyed listening to this audiobook!

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  • kwestrope
  • 18-06-19

Sweet and endearing

This is a sweet teen romance with endearing characters and all the angst that a good teen novel requires. It almost reads like excerpts from a young girl's diary. I love that the characters behave like true teenagers. There are sibling rivalries, best friends falling for the same cute guy, competitions (athletic, choral, and romantic), and babysitting.

I love that the two main characters are just a wee bit outside of the norm, with their clothing styles and the music/tv shows they like. Even as a senior reader, I was completely drawn into the drama of the story. Very well done. I hope to read the others in this series.

I listened to the audio version, and narrator, Kaye Anderson, did a wonderful job. I especially liked her portrayal of Josh, the main male character.

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  • Natalia Martinez
  • 07-01-19

I loved it!

This book was engaging right from the start. I look forward to more books from this author.

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  • Beth
  • 16-12-18

Leah’s Song is a great story for all ages!

Leah's Song
Mountain Creek Drive Series, Book 2

By: Daphne James Huff
Narrated by: Kaye Anderson

Leah’s Song is the story of a sweet and shy young lady that finds her voice. As the middle child, she is the younger sibling of the family’s sport star, who seems to soak up attention like a sponge; which makes it easy for Leah to blend into the background. This is fine with Leah, she is happy to spend her free time building babysitting career she and her best friend Lilly started years ago. Until they get a new neighbor, who becomes the one and only thing to ever threaten their relationship.

Leah’s Song is a great story for all ages and you can feel comfortable letting your preteen read this book. I am definitely a little older than a preteen but I still enjoyed it, as did my young teen daughter. I appreciate any books we can listen to together in the car. I listened to the audio version and felt the narrator did an excellent job. All around, I rate Leah’s Song with 4 stars.

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  • txreadingnook
  • 10-12-18

Sing like nobody is watching 5 stars

Lilly and Leah are best friends and they do everything together . Share secrets and include each other in all aspects of their lives . The girls live back in the era of Block Buster Video , cell phones that have to keep up with their minutes , and where Friday night football games are where most high school teens want to be . Best friends make promise and do not break them even over a boy or do they ? .Leah lives in the shadow of an older sister who is the captain of the soccer team . In the book the older sister gets really upset with Leah to the point of jealousy . .For once Leah has something her older sister wants really bad , but does Leah really have it after all .. The little brother has his own issues and a hidden secret . Leah is the middle child and is trying to get attention from her parents any way she can .Leah wants Josh but will not ever admit it to Lilly . Lilly is her best friend and she means more to her then liking a cute boy so she stays away but for how long .
There is jealousy ,hidden secrets , and redemption .A touch of high school romance and puppy love .
It was fun to go back in time for a brief moment to high school . The story played out like a movie in my mind . I really did connect with the characters . Daphene James Huff , handled a tough topic for teens with great respect .
Leah can sing just needs to build her confidence up . Sing with her beautiful voice , like nobody is watching.



I am a little sad because the story ended .
There are three books in the series and I recommend you check them all out .
The narrator, Kaye Anderson did a beautiful job .
Five stars , A sweet romance
Christmas movie Home Alone
Banana bread is the welcome to the neighborhood house warming gift.
Shoofly pie is the dessert . Mac and cheese is for dinner ..
Simple times....
To go back in time and be a teen again .

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  • HeatherY
  • 07-12-18

Soooo Cute!

Leah Cooper is pretty happy with her life, she's a junior in high school with a talented best friend and a soccer star older sister. As a middle child, she's a bit lost in the shuffle at home. When dreamy Josh moves in next door, Leah and her best friend Lilly both fall for him, hard. To save their friendship, Leah promises Lilly that she'll stay away from Josh. That promise is tested when Leah and Josh both join choir and Josh starts to pay more attention to Leah. Leah needs to decide if her friendship with Lilly is more important than dating the hottest and sweetest guy ever.

This is the second book in the Mountain Creek Drive series, but each book is a standalone read. It's a clean YA read I'd recommend for young teens on up. The setting was just so much fun, I loved the 90s references to things I haven't remembered in years, like the warped tour and Chicken Soup for the Soul. Leah was a heroine you want to root for, she's a peacemaker who put everyone before herself. I really wanted to shake her friend and siblings and smack her parents for not appreciating her. Josh is dreamy, as a YA lead should be, and their conversations and interactions were really cute. I'd definitely recommend this one!

The narration was great, Kaye Anderson had the perfect voice for the story and really brought a lot to it. I requested a copy of the audiobook, and I'm voluntarily leaving a review.

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