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Author: Rachael Herron Narrator: Carrington MacDuffie Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Series:The Cypress Hollow Yarns Release Date: October 2011 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781483053134

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Practicing medicine in a small town like Cypress Hollow has always been Naomi Fontaine’s dream, but she’s had a hard time becoming part of this tight-knit community that her late friend, knitting guru Eliza Carpenter, loved so well. Naomi just doesn’t seem to fit in, no matter how hard she tries. But when rugged Rig Keller moves to town to take over half of Naomi’s medical practice, he instantly charms everyone in Cypress Hollow—including Naomi.

Witnessing the painful aftermath of his brother’s broken relationship, Rig isn’t interested in getting serious. But that doesn’t mean he can resist playing doctor with his new partner. Swept up in a passion neither expected, the two are soon faced with difficult choices. While keeping secrets is dangerous, revealing hidden truths can lead to heartache. Now, Rig must decide whether to risk his heart, and Naomi whether to open hers completely, if they want to have a chance of being together.

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  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This is probably the weakest title in the series for me. I still enjoyed it, but the protagonist is socially awkward, which made me think about all the times I have been socially awkward, and thus the escapism aspect of this book went right out the window. "

    - Jc, 2/14/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Curse you, Rachel!! This one was fantastic, and now I've gone and spent all day reading it and it's done. Need more Cypress Hollow, need more Eliza, ASAP. "

    - Brandy, 2/9/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Family isn't always related by blood is the lesson Dr. Naomi Fontaine must learn. She also must learn that she can't control everything. Rig Keller is just the person to point that out. He has some lessons to learn as well. Rachael Herron's characters are engaging but I felt the story was a bit scattered and the romance was rushed. I liked it but felt this could have been two books. So many characters, so many issues that were touched on but not fully explored. Herron is a good storyteller but I think she tried to tell too many in this novel.That said, I look forward to the next book in the Cypress Hollow series. "

    - Mary, 2/7/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Last book in the Cypress Hollow Yarn series.....Two doctors open a medical practice and fall in love. Great characters..... "

    - Pat, 2/5/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I love this series. I had to skip book 2 because it wasn't available on audio but I fully intend on reading it because I love Cypress Hallow and I love the characters the author creates. Great book! "

    - Maggie, 1/12/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I've read the author's other 2 books and I thought that this one struggled. Didn't seem to be much of a storyline although the characters were likeable. "

    - Nichole, 1/4/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Just a great book for a crisp, fall day. Reminds you of first love and the jitters that go along with it. This was my favorite of her 3 so far. I rarely read a writer more than twice that I want to read more, but Rachel Herron keeps it interesting! Rachel Herron even commented on my Facebook post! "

    - Mary, 12/28/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I think Rachael Herron is a hilarious author. However, this third book in the series was good and okay. I still liked how there was a connection to Eliza Carpenter but maybe the shyness of the doctor wasn't something I related to or put me off? I kept waiting for her to speak up or something. "

    - Kepanie, 12/26/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Loved it! I so want this series to continue. I just love the writing and the great characters. Toss in some knitting and a lovely town on the coast and I'm a goner. I laughed and I cried so it was a perfect read. "

    - Frankie, 12/17/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Listened to this on Audible while knitting hubby's Christmas sweater. Rachel's books are always such a treat and this one was very enjoyable. "

    - Annie, 12/9/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Wondeful book, 3rd in the series. "

    - Laura, 11/28/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Loved these books with the same characters throughout! "

    - Joann, 11/19/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " So enjoying this series, hope there is more to come "

    - Lyn, 10/31/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Rachael did a great job of depicting a woman on the autistic spectrum deal with interpersonnal reeltionships. She was spot on for many of the conflicts people on the spectrum deal with and it was so nice to see that having the perfect love in your life didn't fix everything. "

    - Lizziekate, 9/16/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I love the Cypress Hollow books. They combine knitting, real romance stories with real life complications and real people, and some pretty hot and racy sex scenes. Whew.....what's not to love? I can't wait for the next one! "

    - Kendra, 9/15/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " The character development left me a bit wanting - saw options for a whole other story which seemed to be sqeezed in with little attention. Really liked the author's first two books and look forward to more to come. "

    - Jeanne, 5/28/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I liked this, and like the others it was a quick read, and hard to put down. But I didn't feel a kinship with the socially awkward leading lady. I recommend the series, but this wasn't my favorite. "

    - Sara, 1/19/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This was a simple quick read. Good if you like romances that have a happy ending. Especially good if you are a knitter. "

    - Debbie, 11/17/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This was an unexpected, fun read that showed up unannounced in my mailbox. I wasn't expecting a romance, but it was just what I needed. Looking forward to picking up the other Cypress Hollow books. "

    - Gricel, 11/9/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Nice read. Story is predictable but a relaxing, quick read. I like reading books about knitting as well as art; especially novels "

    - Patty, 7/17/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Ok but hard to believe that a mature, professional woman could be so socially inept "

    - Janine, 7/2/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " What can I say - romance and knitting - a combination that can't be beat. "

    - Jewett, 6/28/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " such a great book!! I could not put it down "

    - Jennifer, 5/10/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Nothing special. A quick read. Way too many knitting references for my liking. "

    - Nicole, 4/20/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I really liked this book! I think I identified with Naomi a lot in now always knowing how to say the right thing around people and coming across a lot differently than I want to. "

    - Jodi, 2/29/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A dirty little love story with some knitting thrown in. A quick and fun read. "

    - Michele, 2/19/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " The trifecta of awesomeness... Rachel has done it again with a story that wraps you up and takes you on a sweet ride... Be warned tho, you may find a new found interest in knitting ;) "

    - Nicole, 12/11/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I love this series. I had to skip book 2 because it wasn't available on audio but I fully intend on reading it because I love Cypress Hallow and I love the characters the author creates. Great book! "

    - Maggie, 11/8/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This is probably the weakest title in the series for me. I still enjoyed it, but the protagonist is socially awkward, which made me think about all the times I have been socially awkward, and thus the escapism aspect of this book went right out the window. "

    - Jc, 11/2/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " definitely likes this the best of the series... "

    - Patti, 11/1/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A dirty little love story with some knitting thrown in. A quick and fun read. "

    - Michele, 10/18/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Curse you, Rachel!! This one was fantastic, and now I've gone and spent all day reading it and it's done. Need more Cypress Hollow, need more Eliza, ASAP. "

    - Brandy, 10/17/2011

About the Author

Rachael Herron received her MFA in writing from Mills College. Her blog, Yarnagogo, gets more than one hundred thousand readers a month. She has been knitting since she was five years old and is known among her friends as simply “the Knitter.” She lives in Oakland, California.

About the Narrator

Carrington MacDuffie is a voice actor and recording artist who has narrated over two hundred audiobooks, received numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards, and has been a frequent finalist for the Audie Award, including for her original audiobook, Many Things Invisible. Alongside her narration work, she has released a new album of original songs, Only an Angel.