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Read By: Joyce Bean Publisher: Brilliance Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 7.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.75 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Lakeshore Chronicles Series Release Date: January 2009 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781423375968

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

26

Longest Chapter Length:

55:55 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

05:00 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

26:32 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

62

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Publisher Description

Baseball hopeful Bo Crutcher is about to get his shot at the majors. That is, until life throws him a curveball. When AJ, the son he’s never met, lands on his doorstep, Bo’s life becomes a whole new ball game. He needs help—fast. Enter Kimberly van Dorn. Hired to smooth Bo’s rough exterior for the media, she expects the kind of shallow pro athlete she’s used to handling. But Bo is willing to sacrifice everything for his vulnerable son. Kim can train him to hit a home run with the press, but over a breathtaking winter on frozen Willow Lake, she realizes he has far more to teach her about the game of life…and putting love first.

“Susan Wiggs paints the details of human relationships with the finesse of a master.” —Jodi Picoult

“With the ease of a master, Wiggs introduces complicated, flesh-and-blood characters into her idyllic but identifiable small-town setting.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review, on The Winter Lodge (Best Books of 2007 selection)

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"This story about the making of a professional baseball player was very entertaining in this series. A different premise showing some of the unfairness of the immigration system made for a good twist in keeping the interest of the leader. "

— Naomi (4 out of 5 stars)

Fireside Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 3.42105263157895 out of 53.42105263157895 out of 53.42105263157895 out of 53.42105263157895 out of 53.42105263157895 out of 5 (3.42)
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  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I love Debbie Macomber's stories - this one too! "

    — Lesley, 2/14/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I enjoyed the Alaska locale. Typical Debbie Macomber formula. "

    — Janis, 2/13/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I generally like this author for the blossom street books. I made it thru this book, but won't be reading anymore in this series. Yuck! "

    — Jodi, 2/2/2014
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Seriously lacking in character and story development. But I guess if you are not a reader then this might be a place to start. It could have used some realism to help make the story seem somewhat plausible and draw the reader in. "

    — Tyra, 1/31/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A standard light read - quick and enjoyable "

    — Amy, 1/14/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Love the stories. I couldn't book the down. "

    — Leanne, 1/13/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Corny as all get out, but a good escape beach-read. I listened to the audiobook version - the narrator was good. "

    — Christine, 1/2/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Light enjoyable read. I kept it in my beach bag and could easily get lost in the book. "

    — Lisa, 12/26/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " they were sweet...its nice to see big men fall.....lol "

    — Marla, 12/3/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Looking forward to reading the next in the 3 volumes. "

    — Alice, 12/2/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Romance and knitting, what more could you ask for? "

    — Mary, 11/22/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Not great writing but I enjoy the series. "

    — JoAnn, 11/11/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " The writing was lazy and the romance was overly simplified and ultimately unbelievable, but both stories were sweet. Very tame. "

    — Audrey, 11/9/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I read this book to keep me occupied on a plane. As far as Debbie Macomber books go, I think I liked this one best so far. I didn't wish quite so many calamities on the characters as usual. Or, maybe I was just in a better mood. "

    — Cori, 10/30/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Basic romance stories... Nothing amazing, but I did appreciate that the author kept all sexual relationships in the bounds of marriage and only hinted at, no explicit detail. "

    — Sarah, 9/17/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Just picked it up from the library.. "

    — Lori, 7/1/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Volume 1 of Macomber's Midnight Sons series, 2 short reads in one. Heartwarming, feel-good and great escapism. I really enjoyed the small town Alaska setting. Looking forward to reading the other 2 volumes. "

    — Jennifer, 4/14/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " This book was just all right. I felt like it moved slowly, and I didn't love the reader's voice. I don't think I'm going to try listening to the others in the series. "

    — Laura, 4/10/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Students-This one was just for me:) "

    — JoDee, 3/25/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This book was really cute and it totally made me want to move to Alaska! How awesome would it be to live there? I need to read volume two now - there are three brothers and we've only got brides for two of them so far! "

    — Cindy, 10/24/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Lovely little story. The end. "

    — carabellisima, 10/7/2012
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " I started off really enjoying this book, but it went south quick and was so cheesy and predictable I couldn't take it. "

    — Jacob, 9/1/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " i loved these books, I did the audiobook version and loved them. I love that Debbie Macomber does not make sex before marriage look like a positive thing. great shot romance stories. It made me want to move to hard luck! "

    — Mrsinserra, 6/13/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Another good read.. I enjoyed this book a lot. You kind of know what is going to happen, but keep reading anyway... "

    — Sandie, 9/21/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A nice book about falling in love in a small town. A feel good book. "

    — Dawn, 9/2/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I will definitely read the other volumes. Fun read. "

    — Elizabeth, 7/29/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Not as good as some of the others but worth the read "

    — Peggy, 5/2/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " WOW Great story could not put this down!!! "

    — Kathy, 4/28/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Bo Crutcher first appeared in Sophie's book and he's back! A son is dropped into his lap and also a chance at the big leagues. It's a fun read! "

    — Helen, 3/28/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Like Susan Wiggs - especially The Lakeshore Chronicles. I really like how each book explores a different character in the same community "

    — Hope4flowers, 3/11/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I really liked it, but wish there was more followup with the ending... "

    — Jennifer, 2/21/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Just couldn't get into this one, Bo was kind of a himbo, he seemed more appealing in the other books as a background character and I couldn't get into Kim's character...on the plus side, I do feel like reading Sophie/Noah's story now, which I was hesitant about before. "

    — Amar, 2/17/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I'll rate this one a little better than the one about Greg Bellamy. I just wasn't that into Bo. "

    — Erin, 2/5/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Ah, back to Avalon for the holidays. Always a nice place. Amid the hustle and bustle of modern life, wouldn't it be wonderful if this place actually existed. A kinder, gentler time. Thoroughly enjoyed it. "

    — Sharon, 1/4/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Addresses the issue of children left behind when their parents are deported. Formulaic. "

    — Nancy, 11/5/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Not as gripping as the Bellamy stories. "

    — Mel, 7/13/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I really enjoyed her characters. She does children so well! "

    — Eileen, 6/18/2010
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Listened to this on CD "

    — Bethany, 6/16/2010

About Susan Wiggs

Susan Wiggs is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than fifty novels, including the wildly popular Lakeshore Chronicles and the instant New York Times bestsellers Family Tree and The Oysterville Sewing Circle. Her award-winning books have been translated into more than two dozen languages. She lives with her husband on an island in Washington State’s Puget Sound.

About Joyce Bean

Joyce Bean is an accomplished audiobook narrator and director. In addition to having won several AudioFile Earphones Awards, she has been nominated multiple times for the prestigious Audie Award. Equally adept at narrating fiction and nonfiction, and she also narrates audiobooks under the name Jane Brown.