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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,108 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Deeanne Gist Narrator: Danielle Ferland Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Essie Spreckelmeyer Series Release Date: December 2012 ISBN: 9781436111935
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Whether it’s riding bikes, catching snakes, or sliding down banisters, Essie Spreckelmeyer just can’t quite make herself into the ideal woman her hometown—and her mother—expect her to be. It’s going to take an extraordinary man to appreciate her joy and spontaneity … or so says her doting oil-man father.

Unfortunately such a man doesn’t appear to reside in Corsicana, Texas.

It’s 1894, the year of Essie’s thirtieth birthday, and she decides the Lord has more important things to do than provide her a husband. If she wants one, she needs to catch him herself. So, she writes down the names of all the eligible bachelors in her small Texas town, makes a list of their attributes and drawbacks, closes her eyes, twirls her finger, and picks one.

But convincing the lucky “husband-to-be” is going to a bit more of a problem.

Join Deeanne Gist for another unforgettable tale and find out whether Essie’s plan to catch a husband succeeds, or if she’s just Courting Trouble.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This Christy award-winning author does not disappoint in her latest novel. Readers will hold their breath as passions are flared, limits are crossed, and secrets are revealed. Aside from a great storyline, highlighted with humor, readers will appreciate the insights that are revealed as we follow Essie on her journey toward love and acceptance. Anyone who has ever loved and lost will find this story a source of encouragement and delight.”

    RT Book Reviews

  • “Ferland matches voice to mood to depict Essie’s candor...Ferland’s crisp, clear diction and versatile vocal range make this a memorable audio performance.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 2/20/2014

    " I enjoyed this book. Gist is by far my favorite Christian romance writer. I was fascinated to see that this had a followup book but understood why at the end. I would highly recommend this book for singles and for anyone struggling with purity issues "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 2/10/2014

    " Loved it. My favorite one of this authors so far. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherae | 2/6/2014

    " Read book II of this series first and thought I wouldn't like this book as much because I just loved the second book but after reading this book I really came to understand the character better and love the way it's written. I listened to this on ebook and love the narration too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley | 2/5/2014

    " This was pretty good, I would actually give it more like a 3.5. Not as good at the other one I read by her "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann Amadori | 1/22/2014

    " I listened to this book on CD's while driving. It was entertaining and I enjoyed for the most part. Essie would be a fun girl to know in real life and I liked the plot in general. It was a tiny bit steamy in the middle and the end was a little unsatisfying but there was a great lesson on God' forgiveness of our shortcomings. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 1/22/2014

    " Although I liked Essie's spunk, I didn't like that the author made her so desperate. If you read this book definitely read 'Deep in the Heart of Trouble' to finish the story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kay | 1/18/2014

    " I really wasn't very impressed with this book. I wasn't that good at all. It started fair, but got worse the farther it went. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Patti | 1/17/2014

    " This character was just a little too independent for me. I like a good romance but this was more about a single girl finding her calling in life--which wasn't enough of an escape for me, lol. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Renee | 1/15/2014

    " Deeanne writes stories about strong women who are ahead of there time. This book is the farthest I have seen her go in describing experiences of womanhood - almost to the point of crossing over to secular romance. On the look-out now for the sequel to this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kirsten | 1/5/2014

    " I really didn't like this book very much. I got about half way through when it started going a direction I wasn't really comfortable with. I was really surprised. This author is usually so great, but not this time. In the end the book ended up being ok, but I would not recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tasha | 1/3/2014

    " Not the perfect happy ending. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sheri | 12/27/2013

    " Yuck. So many things in this book bothered me. And the ending sucked. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 8/6/2013

    " This was a great book. It made me cry, and it made me laugh out loud. It had good plot twists and a suprising ending. I'm looking forward to reading more by this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judie | 7/21/2013

    " It was good, although the ending was abrupt and does need the sequel for the story to be complete. It didn't go according to a typical story of its type, so there were twists and turns I didn't expect. It had its funny moments, and sad ones. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Connie | 5/9/2013

    " I really liked the first half of this book when Essie is trying to catch herself a husband. I think it went a little too predictable when she meets the guy and ends up in trouble with him. I think she is a fun character though and I will be rooting for her. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 2/21/2013

    " I loved that it deviates from the normal scenario in Christian Fiction. It's real and has elements for today. The heroine goes through life and instead of a man solving all her problems, she has to truly rely on God and herself. I can't wait to get my hands on the sequel! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 2/17/2013

    " A little cheesy at times, but overall a fun, light read & a good "escape". "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristen | 1/28/2013

    " Christian romance. Not really my thing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah Ehmke | 12/20/2012

    " I really like this author, but this book was super disappointing. I like a nice, tidy little Christian romance. This has 2 disappointments and then just leaves it there. So, do I read the next one to find out what happens and have some closure? Not sure it's worth it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon | 12/18/2012

    " I thought this was a really good book....I was a little disappointed in the end. She wanted to get married and have a family so badly that I wanted her to end up with those things and not a single woman. I did like how she proved herself successful in the end "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kali | 10/3/2012

    " I loved this book! I love Deeanne Gist writing. It's like I'm in the story myself going through all of the happenings. And she did end up with someone in the end, someone who has always been there for her but she never saw. Good Moral of the story. I definitely recommend it! :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marsha | 8/1/2012

    " Very different in my opinion for Christian historical romance. But I won't give away why! Great lessons of forgiveness are shown through the main character. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Adrianna | 7/17/2012

    " Not my favorite by Deeanne Gist... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kari Garrett | 6/24/2012

    " I was disappointed in this book. The other two books I read by Deanne Gist were much better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erika | 2/19/2012

    " Fun Christian fiction. Good story and spunky heroine. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 7/18/2011

    " Eh. It was ok. Didn't like it as much as a Bride Most Begrudging. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Prudence | 5/17/2011

    " Was not a big fan on how this one ended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nellie | 5/2/2011

    " Fun, moved constantly, they were actually intimate in this book, but she had natural consequences, and it was never sexually explicit. Some twists and turns. Very funny. I loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 3/28/2011

    " What I liked about this book is that it broke the trend and the main character did not end up getting married and that was ok. It was not as predictable as all other books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 3/20/2011

    " Themes I liked about this book include repentance, love of God, and being yourself. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mandy | 3/17/2011

    " This book was terrible. I skimmed the last third just to see what ended up happening. Such a shame because the last book I read of hers was funny and I really liked the characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 2/19/2011

    " I loved that it deviates from the normal scenario in Christian Fiction. It's real and has elements for today. The heroine goes through life and instead of a man solving all her problems, she has to truly rely on God and herself. I can't wait to get my hands on the sequel! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tiffany | 2/19/2011

    " I enjoyed the strong characters. The oil-being-discovered-Texas setting appealed to me; I personally would have liked to learn more about it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 2/7/2011

    " Better than I thought it was going to be. I related well to the main character ;) and it seemed almost just what I needed the weekend I read it. (As much as I hate to admit it). "

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About the Author
Author Deeanne Gist

Deeanne Gist is a bestselling historical and contemporary romance author. She has received four Rita Award nominations and two consecutive Christy Awards. Some of her works include Love on the Line, Maid to Match, Beguiled, Deep in the Heart of Trouble, and others. Before becoming a novelist, Gist worked in elementary education, ran an antiques business, and was a freelance journalist, writing for publications such as People, Parenting, Family Fun, the Houston Chronicle, and the Orlando Sentinel. She currently lives in Texas with her husband and their border collie.

About the Narrator

Danielle Ferland performed in her first Broadway musical production, Sunday in the Park with George, at the age of thirteen. She is best known for her Drama Desk-nominated role as Little Red Riding Hood in the original 1987 Broadway production of Into the Woods. She also appeared in theatrical productions of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, Sondheim’s A Little Night Music, and Moliere’s Tartuffe.