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Seeking Fortune is an emotionally gripping regency inspirational romance set in England.

Losing his wife and daughter to influenza shook James Colchester's faith in God. As another epidemic threatens, he's torn between what's best for his fragile son: fleeing to his Welsh homeland, or staying put. In a moment of weakness, the black-haired, green-eyed Gypsy's delicate touch on his palm quells his fears, and her beauty ignites a warmth he hasn't felt in years.

Desperate to return to her people, Valentina Rupa goes against every lesson her mother taught her to soothe the Englishman into a false sense of security. But as James's quiet faith sparks a hunger to know it for herself, she realizes she's made an unforgivable mistake. One that could rob James of his most precious gift - and destroy their chance for lifelong love.

©2017 Josie Riviera (P)2018 Josie Riviera

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A nice story

I found this story to be ok, it was nice but I will admit that I found myself cringing at times with references which were not that accurate. It is worth I listen as long as you can ignore some of the references and inaccurate accents.

I received a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review

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A Period/Christianity/Gypsy Folklore Drama, intriguing betrayal romance brilliant mix

This book was incredibly real, I shed years in places I was hooked and loved every chapter

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  • Julia
  • 11-12-18

A story about love, redemption and faith.

This is a good story about love, redemption and faith. It also shows how the people were prejudiced against the Gypsy people and how the influenza epidemic affected everyone. Valentina just lost her mother, her sister is sick and they have to get help. When they are confronted by some locals, Valentina's sister is hurt and the local gentry takes them in and helps them. Valentina is untrusting of Englishmen and so she doesn't disclose everything that James needs to know. As Valentina gets to know James, she realizes that she must tell him the truth, but how can she do that after waiting so long. James has been nothing but kind and is teaching Valentina about faith and love. Will he ever forgive her when he finds out the truth?

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  • momof6
  • 19-09-21

Overcoming barriers

This is a sweet story of overcoming different types of barriers that we often place in our own way and hinder what could prove to be valuable relationships. It is also a lesson in seeing others as God would see them rather than how society judges.
The narrator did a wonderful job of differentiating the characters with their own unique voice and characteristics.

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  • Ashley Hedden
  • 26-05-21

Great Read

Seeking Fortune (Seeking #1) was a great read by Josie Riviera. James Colchester lost his wife and daughter to influenza and it shook his faith in God. Another epidemic is coming and he is wrestling with staying or leaving with his fragile son. During a moment of weakness a gypsy quells his fears and ignites some dormant feelings. Valentina Rupa is desperate to return to her people when she crosses paths with James. I enjoyed reading this book and can't wait to read more by the author.

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  • Jen R
  • 20-10-20

Seeking Fortune

This is the second book of this series, but can a stand alone. Seeking Fortune is a great historical fiction around the regency era. The narrator did a great job and I enjoyed this book a lot.

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  • sherry Christenson
  • 30-09-20

Good story

It’s a good story of Gypsy girl and Welsh nobleman. I was happy I was sad and entertained

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  • quiltermom
  • 23-09-20

Good read

I’ve read a few other books by this author and enjoy the different setting and people groups. The only thing I might mention is that some of the kissing scenes get almost out of control. I know some won’t appreciated the details given although it didn’t bother me.

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  • lisha
  • 21-09-20

good

I liked the storyline for the most part. I thought the narrator did a great job. It was a clean book and had interesting info about the gypsy culture. It was nice to listen to while running

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  • Ellen Oceanside
  • 20-09-20

Excellent

A gripping story of a father and having a son that needs help, he leaves England for Wales. Uncertain and the fears are felt. A woman’s touch calms him. She did more that she was suppose to. A plot that shows the hard life, deciison and what one mist do in hardships. Well done and narration was excellent given Audio for my voluntary review

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  • BradTL3
  • 19-08-20

Fantastic story

This book is expertly crafted with raw and real characters. This was a very tumultuous period of time in history and the historical characters experience this first hand. You can feel the pains and the heartaches of these characters as they face hardship after hardship.
Allyson Voller, once again, does a phenomenal job narrating and bringing the characters to life in this audiobook.

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  • Kim
  • 29-07-20

Fascinating

Seeking Fortune is a sweet and clean inspirational romance. This book really fascinated me with the original storyline that included the Romany culture and the prejudices they had to live with. I appreciate that the author kept it focused on a Christian perspective. The characters are really interesting and nice developed. The narrator did a wonderful job performing the book. She adds a lot to it with her voice portrayals.