Sunday, March 4, 2018

Audiotour: Saving Grace

Author: Aubrey Wynne

Narrator: Sara K. Sheckells

Length: 3 hours 16 minutes

Publisher: Plato Publishing

Series: Enchanted Keepsakes, Book One

Released: Dec. 5, 2017

Genre: Romantic Suspense

A tortured soul meets a shattered heart….

Chloe Hicks’ life consisted of an egocentric ex-husband, a pile of bills, and an equine business in foreclosure until a fire destroys the stable and her beloved ranch horse. What little hope she has left is smashed after the marshal suspects arson. She escapes the accusing eyes of her hometown, but not the memories and melancholy.

Jackson Hahn, Virginia Beach’s local historian, has his eyes on the mysterious new woman in town. When she arrives in Pungo, he is struck by her haunting beauty and the raw pain in her eyes. Her descriptions of the odd events happening in her bungalow pique his curiosity.

The sexy historian distracts Chloe with the legend of a woman wrongly accused of witchcraft. She is drawn to the story and the similarities of events that plagued their lives. Perhaps the past can help heal the present. But danger lurks in the shadows….

Bestselling and award-winning author Aubrey Wynne resides in the Midwest with her husband, dogs, horses, mule and barn cats. She is an elementary teacher by trade, champion of children and animals by conscience, and author by night. Obsessions include history, travel, trailriding and all things Christmas.
Her short stories, Merry Christmas, Henry and Pete’s Mighty Purty Privies have won Readers Choice Awards and Dante’s Gift received the 2016 Golden Quill, Heart of Excellence, and Aspen Gold award, as well as being a Maggie finalist.
Aubrey’s medieval fantasy series launches in 2017 with Rolf’s Quest. Besides the Chicago Christmas novellas, Aubrey will also release “A Vintage Romance” series inspired by tales of her stepfather, who served for the British Air Force in WWII. The stories will be set in the 40s & 50s.


Narrator Bio

Storytelling comprises the earliest memories of narrator, Sara Sheckells, and remains a constant in her life. She resides outside of Boston with her husband, and two children all of whom are voracious readers and audiobook listeners. Sara held a long-term career in higher education prior to establishing Sara Sounds, her voice artistry business. She especially enjoys narrating projects focusing on young adult themes, parenting, and historical fiction.

An on-air host at WERS 88.9 FM while attending Emerson College in Boston, MA, Sara was a co-founder and host of “The Playground,” a children’s music and spoken word program. She went on to volunteer for several years with Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic (now LearningAlly) where she narrated content ranging from textbooks to children’s stories.


After divorcing her controlling husband, Chloe starts a horse stable business, but just as things start looking up, her stables catch fire, and her dreams go up in smoke. When rumors start flying, she flees to Virginia Beach, hoping for a clean slate. There she finds she might not be out of the woods yet, as things start happening at her rented bungalow. Seeking the help of local historian, Jackson Hahn, she tries to avoid her past mistakes. We also meet Grace, who despite being open and caring, was accused of witchcraft, and shunned by her small town. Can Grace help Chloe make a brighter future?

I enjoyed seeing the parallels between Chloe and Grace’s stories. The story is well told, and I enjoyed seeing how history repeats itself, as well as seeing Chloe learn from the past. Romance, suspense, and ghost stories! I loved Chloe’s love for horses and her strong spirit, as well as Grace’s strong character, and her fight against small town prejudice. From the opening pages, I was drawn into this story, and love how fleshed out it ended up being, despite being short, it went into enough detail to make the story clear and interesting.

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Aubrey Wynne. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.


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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for taking the time to listen and review Saving Grace. I'm so glad you enjoyed it.