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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (206 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Karen Harper Narrator: Barbara McCulloh Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2012 ISBN: 9781449844257
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As a child, Jessie Lockwood spent many hours helping her mother, Mariah, count the endangered ginseng plants hidden in the local woods of Deep Down, Kentucky. There she learned to appreciate the tiny Appalachian town—and ginseng’s healing powers. Now a PhD, she’s made her home in Lexington, even though that meant leaving Deep Down and her beloved mother, not to mention Sheriff Drew Webb, the man she secretly loved.

When Jessie is notified that her mother never returned from her last walk in the woods, she comes home to Deep Down—and to Drew. As Jessie and Drew race to find her mother, several suspects emerge: an agent for those who market the herb for its life-giving properties; Mariah’s disgruntled suitor; and an old Cherokee desperate to protect the sacred tribal herb.

In the midst of legend and fear, only two things make sense to Jessie. At any cost, she is desperate to find her mother, and she can’t help falling desperately in love with Drew all over again.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colleen | 1/13/2014

    " I enjoyed this book and it kept me guessing until the end. As noted in a earlier review of another book by Karen Harper called "The Falls" I found these two books somewhat similar, though enjoyable. "

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

    " It has a great hook--ginseng hunters in eastern Kentucky. Starts off very well, then seriously bogs down. Karen Harper has written better books by far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sally | 11/13/2013

    " pretty good about a 3.5 rating. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ruth | 10/27/2013

    " I found this book almost boring....it was just nor well written and fast moving enough for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ariel | 9/27/2013

    " This was actually a cute little book , it surprised me . I liked it pretty well . (: "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle | 8/30/2013

    " It was very insightful and a twist on scenery. A little cheesy at the end but was an overall great book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beverly | 7/16/2013

    " I met Karen Harper a few years ago, so I always read her new books. She used to teach English at OSU. Her books are formula driven, but this one was better than most. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sandra Halford | 6/23/2013

    " Its okay, nothing to keep you on the edge of your seat. I figured out who the father of Pearl was and who the killer was as soon as he was introduced. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Blanche | 5/13/2013

    " Not well written and very predictable. "

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

    " OK book, didn't like the dialogue, too stiff and formal for my tastes, like vehicle instead of car. Good mystery though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl Karkoff | 8/30/2012

    " A pretty good story. A girl comes home to the town Deep Down after her mother goes missing. Her mother was a ginsing counter. Never knew it was worth so much money. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ilona Maxon | 8/29/2012

    " Daughter returns to Appalachia to search for missing mother. New sherriff happens to be her first love. Interesting characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Celeste | 8/8/2012

    " it took a bit to warm up to, but once that happened, couldn't put it down. took a day to read "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kendra /Books Complete Me | 2/29/2012

    " Unlike the other books, I have read by Karen Harper, I had a hard time getting through this one. The background was interesting: Appalachia, ginseng, etc, but the story itself didn't grab me in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marissa | 2/2/2012

    " This was a solid mystery with an interesting setting in Appalachia. The characters were engaging and provided many good suspects for both the principal mystery and a smaller secondary one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marianne V | 10/19/2011

    " Mystery dealing with ginseng harvesting in Kentucky and the worldwide ginseng trade. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shyloh | 8/23/2011

    " This book had some really good moments, and great mystery aspects, however it was slow moving, and I didn't feel any chemistry between the H&H. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 8/19/2011

    " You know what really urks me ... when proof readers cannot do their jobs. This book has so many mistakes. I've notice the same about many MIRA books. They really need new proof readers. It makes these books very unenjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darla Stokes | 8/8/2011

    " While the suspense plot wasn't bad, and the portrayal of the Appalachians was less stereotypical than I'd feared, the main romance plot was weak. The secondary romance would have been more interesting, if it had been the focus. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn | 7/18/2011

    " Surprisingly enough, there was a story on TV about Appalachia and it mentions the ginseng trade. Interesting reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 4/20/2011

    " Very good and interesting book "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wendy | 4/19/2011

    " You know what really urks me ... when proof readers cannot do their jobs. This book has so many mistakes. I've notice the same about many MIRA books. They really need new proof readers. It makes these books very unenjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marissa | 3/23/2011

    " This was a solid mystery with an interesting setting in Appalachia. The characters were engaging and provided many good suspects for both the principal mystery and a smaller secondary one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Blanche | 12/15/2010

    " Not well written and very predictable.
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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shyloh | 1/20/2010

    " This book had some really good moments, and great mystery aspects, however it was slow moving, and I didn't feel any chemistry between the H&H. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ariel | 12/22/2009

    " This was actually a cute little book , it surprised me . I liked it pretty well . (: "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle | 11/21/2009

    " It was very insightful and a twist on scenery. A little cheesy at the end but was an overall great book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kendra /Books Complete Me/Forbidden Reviews | 10/8/2009

    " Unlike the other books, I have read by Karen Harper, I had a hard time getting through this one. The background was interesting: Appalachia, ginseng, etc, but the story itself didn't grab me in. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 10/2/2009

    " A pretty good story. A girl comes home to the town Deep Down after her mother goes missing. Her mother was a ginsing counter. Never knew it was worth so much money. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beverly | 8/30/2009

    " I met Karen Harper a few years ago, so I always read her new books. She used to teach English at OSU. Her books are formula driven, but this one was better than most. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Liz | 8/2/2009

    " It has a great hook--ginseng hunters in eastern Kentucky. Starts off very well, then seriously bogs down. Karen Harper has written better books by far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marianne | 6/29/2009

    " Mystery dealing with ginseng harvesting in Kentucky and the worldwide ginseng trade. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn | 5/13/2009

    " Surprisingly enough, there was a story on TV about Appalachia and it mentions the ginseng trade. Interesting reading. "

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About the Author
Author Karen HarperKaren Harper is a New York Times—and USA Today—bestselling author whose novels, both historical and contemporary, have been published worldwide. A former college and high school English instructor, Harper now lives in Columbus, Ohio and Naples, Florida, and frequently travels around the country to promote her books and speak about writing.
About the Narrator

Barbara McCulloh has appeared on Broadway as Mrs. Darling in Peter Pan and as Anna in The King and I. Her film and television credits include Law & Order: SVU, Another World, and Peter Pan. She has also done extensive work in regional theater and recorded dozens of audio books.