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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (962 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cathy Marie Hake Narrator: Barbara Caruso Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2016 ISBN: 9781440723056
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Cathy Marie Hake, bestselling author of Forevermore, tells the touching tale of a British governess who braves an 1890s Atlantic crossing to begin a new life in America. Seeking a brighter future, Millie books passage to New York aboard the Opportunity. When a widower scours the ship for a suitable nanny, he selects Millie from the crowds in steerage. He is standoffish at first, but soon Millie’s tireless devotion to his motherless toddler begins to win him over.

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  • “Faith, love, and lots of praying provide the foundation for the relationship that develops between an energetic, optimistic heroine and a hero learning to love again in Hake’s latest richly emotional inspirational romance.”

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jerrica | 1/28/2014

    " Overall I really enjoyed this book...probably my favorite in the series...but the ending felt very rushed and not all the loose ends were tied up. Still, a great book, an easy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Fluegge | 1/26/2014

    " Loved this book. I felt the author does an excellent job of describing the character's emotions, etc. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Staff Favorites | 1/22/2014

    " A young nanny is forced to leave her job and then decides to travel to America with her sister and brother in law. When complications arise, the heroine is faced with a decision on the ship and then again when landing on Ellis Island that will change her life forever. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 1/16/2014

    " another inspirational audio book--about immigrating to the US from England in the 1890s. A good story -- multiple plots "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 1/14/2014

    " I thought the introduction of a couple of characters in the middle of the book was odd (and underdeveloped)...until I looked at the listing of her other books and realize they are the subjects of her previous books...which I haven't read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tara | 1/12/2014

    " Wonderful book. I liked the second book in the series better, but still great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 12/24/2013

    " I really liked this one. Very good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tiffany | 12/21/2013

    " Cute and predictable, yes, but after Lamb, I felt the need to read something wholesome!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 12/16/2013

    " I can always count on Cathy Marie Hake to write a truly enjoyable book. When life is stressful, it's like having a breath of fresh air! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie Anne | 11/11/2013

    " Another good romance, after Fancy Pants. Well-developed characters, kept me wrapped in the story all day yesterday. But still: Millie, Daniel, Isabelle- they seem a little stereotypical. Sweet ending. I'd reccommend it, but Fancy Pants was, I think, a little better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Delia | 11/9/2013

    " This is the kind of book that when you get to the end, you let out a contented sigh and say out loud.....ummmmm what a nice story..... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 7/26/2013

    " Light reading. Enjoyable historical romance. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michaela | 9/9/2012

    " The guys waits for some sign that his decision to marry her was the right course of action when acceptance was always there. It made the romance slow. Also she killed off someone I had grown to love without really even knowing him. I wish she hadn't. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Book Blogger (inside and in between) | 7/7/2012

    " I closed this book, satisfied. A well written story with strong dialogue and an intersting plot. I liked the Marriage of convenience, which later blossomed into a sweet love! Millie was an interseting character-loved how she was compared to a 'whirlwind'! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenna | 6/2/2012

    " I love the cover art/drawing for this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danielle | 3/30/2012

    " This book was a very good book, I did not think it was as good as Cathy's others, but it was still a good book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 2/16/2012

    " A fairly predictable romance, but a lighthearted, enjoyable one none the less. "

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

    " Not as good as her other two...Or the ones I've read anyway. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dee | 11/9/2011

    " Definitely another Cathy Marie Hake win! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 9/14/2011

    " A fun not quite predictable story. A nice touch of Christian faith but not pushy. Ending seemed of a little rushed but other than that I enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa M. | 9/10/2011

    " This series is just fabulous! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shari Strickland | 8/18/2011

    " This was a good book but it was a little strange just cuz I think the man in it is strange. It held to the very old traditional ideas of marriage as well which, although I believe in them, I feel she took to an extreme level. But all in all a good read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 8/10/2011

    " It's what you expect from this sort of light-hearted affair. The dialogue was slightly stilted and the story was predictable, but overall enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth (etandksmom on TM's) | 7/9/2011

    " I really liked this book. It did seem to take a while to get going but it ended well. I'm making my way through Cathy Marie Hake's books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 5/15/2011

    " Very sweet. I would highly recommend this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tara | 4/24/2011

    " Wonderful book. I liked the second book in the series better, but still great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 4/12/2011

    " Probably one of my favorites of hers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah | 2/10/2011

    " One of my lesser favorites but still better than most books I read in a year. Whirlwind was more serious to me compared to the other books yet still as well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth (etandksmom on TM's) | 11/30/2010

    " I really liked this book. It did seem to take a while to get going but it ended well. I'm making my way through Cathy Marie Hake's books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 10/9/2010

    " Such an easy, wonderful, adventurous read was Whirlwind. It was just the right amount of history, fictional story. I enjoyed the way the stories characters experienced entering America through Ellis Island. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandra | 7/27/2010

    " Simply beautiful. Never have I really read and enjoyed a book as much as this one. I was smiling and my heart was racing with joy towards the end. Kinda predictable but still very lovely! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Valerie | 7/24/2010

    " This is not what I've come to expect from Cathy Marie Hake. The characters were underdeveloped and stereotypical. I rather liked Millicent but her sister Isabelle had me gritting my teeth almost every time she came in the scene. Anyway, I was rather relieved when the book ended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sadie | 5/5/2010

    " It's what you expect from this sort of light-hearted affair. The dialogue was slightly stilted and the story was predictable, but overall enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 2/3/2010

    " A fun not quite predictable story. A nice touch of Christian faith but not pushy. Ending seemed of a little rushed but other than that I enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jerrica | 1/25/2010

    " Overall I really enjoyed this book...probably my favorite in the series...but the ending felt very rushed and not all the loose ends were tied up. Still, a great book, an easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 1/18/2010

    " I thought the introduction of a couple of characters in the middle of the book was odd (and underdeveloped)...until I looked at the listing of her other books and realize they are the subjects of her previous books...which I haven't read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bekie | 12/18/2009

    " This book was dissappointing. The characters underdeveloped, the plot unrealistic... it was lacking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Haley | 11/20/2009

    " Not as good as her other two...Or the ones I've read anyway. "

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About the Author
Author Cathy Marie Hake

Cathy Marie Hake is the author of over twenty novels and a registered nurse who worked for many years in an oncology unit. In addition to writing inspirational love stories, Cathy adores classical music, romantic getaways, and Diet Pepsi. She lives with her husband, two children, and two rescue dogs in Anaheim, California.

About the Narrator

Barbara Caruso is an accomplished actress and critically acclaimed audiobook narrator. A graduate of London’s prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, she was a featured player in the Royal Shakespeare Company. She has played starring roles on Broadway and in theaters across the country. She won the Alexander Scourby Reader of the Year Award for her performances of young adult fiction, and has more than one hundred audiobook narrations to her credit.