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Deep Longing of the Soul

Brothers of Belle Fourche, Book 3
Written by: Kari Trumbo
Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
Categories: Romance, Westerns

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Publisher's Summary

Eli Oleson killed a man. Never mind that he did it to save the lives of others, it’s eaten his soul to shreds. Nothing matters. When he injures himself breaking a horse, he has little reason to recover, except for the feisty English nurse who keeps pestering him.

Anne Hammond is a skilled nurse, trained in curing the sick and treating the wounded, but some wounds don't heal as easily. She's seen war and heartache and left England for the American West to forget the images that haunt her. When a cowboy, broken in more ways than she can see, winds up on her examining table, will she be skilled enough to assist in his healing? Or will his wounds only open the ones she thought she'd left behind?

Get the third installment in the sweet Christian romance series, by best-selling author Kari Trumbo.

©2018 Kari Trumbo (P)2019 Kari Trumbo

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  • 🎧 Jhommie Kem-ing
  • 2019-03-30

Deep Longing of the Soul by Kari Trumbo

This story was sweet and simple. The plot wasn't at all complicated but definitely worth the while to read.

The narration by J.Scott Bennett was also good.

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  • A.P.Reader
  • 2019-05-01

The story I was waiting for!

Since book one, I have been waiting for Eli's story. In book one, Eli ends up doing something a man never really wants to do even though it saves lives. He deals with his guilt in the background of book two, and now in book three, we get to see the effects of his guilt, self-hatred and assumption that everyone else sees him the way he sees himself.

Eli is forced to face his personal pain after being badly injured and cared for by the new town nurse, Anne Hammond who is herself having to heal from past events in her life. Both must forgive their pasts in order to look to the future that could be filled with love and friendship.

I like this story best of the three. Eli was both believable and you wanted to both cheer for him and shake him out of his self induced prison. Anne was a wonderful character who you also wanted to both cheer and shake at times. The honestly in their struggles and the difficulty of expressing their struggles was realistic. Kari did a good job of this without making them into caricatures. You can read this easily as a stand-alone book, but to understand the depth of Eli's pain, I would recommend reading the first two books before this one.

Since Anne is British, I was a bit skeptical about J. Scott Bennett doing a good job with the accent, but he did! It is hard to get someone who has a western twang to also pull off a good Brit! :)

I was given this review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • txreadingnook
  • 2019-03-11

Two hearts find love

Kari Trumbo
Ann and Eli 's love story .
The book has so much in it . Romance , secrets , and so much more .
Letting go of the past and living for the future .
I absolutely loved the love story and also the sweet message that is intertwined in the audio book .
Look beyond your past, fears , stubborn heart, and go after the one you love . Sweet message ....God's grace can bring 'Redemption "
Five stars for the author Kari Trumbo
Five stars for the narrator J. Scott Bennett











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  • PATRICIA
  • 2019-03-06

Uplifitng and heart warming

The combination of Kari Trumbo and J Scott Bennett is one I love. I always know I will be in for a heart warming listen. When Eli is hurt by a horse he is training, he is thinking there is nothing worth getting better for. Carrying the guilt of killing a man, though to save others is doing him in. When his nurse, Anne comes to take care of him, things begin to change. Can this nurse from England heal the cowboy both physically and emotionally? Their story is sweet, full of a little banter and gives us hope. I love Anne with her common sense attitude. She is working through her own issues, and with the help of Eli, these two broken souls, with faith, hope and love help mend each other. Kari's stories stem from real issues, and though I can escape into their world, I love taking the message with me.

J Scott Bennett is perfect for the roles in the book. He has a soothing quality to his voice, giving that sense of peace as he reads. I love his surly attitude that he instills in Eli and the strong confidence in Anne. It's a great listen.

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  • vics49548
  • 2019-08-29

Great series

I have fallen in love with this series! Great character development with lots of twists and turns, I highly recommend it!

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  • Just My Opinion
  • 2019-08-29

Loved This Sweet Story!

This story really touched my heart. Eli and Anne were so perfect for each other. My heart went out to each of them and the author did such an amazing job of dealing with their self doubt and the guilt they felt for the circumstances they had experienced and had to live with. They were both such honorable souls and I found myself wanting to give each of them comfort at one point or the other throughout the story. I really loved this story and look forward to what the author has in store for us in the next book in this wonderful series. As usual, J. Scott Bennett did a fabulous job with the narration. It is always such a pleasure to listen to him tell the story with his various voices and emotions. I received a free copy of this audiobook and have voluntarily provided an unbiased review.

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  • N.K. Padua
  • 2019-08-26

PTSD

I didn’t expect Anne to also experience trauma that was somewhat similar to Eli. When she was introduced in book 2, never in my wildest dreams did I think she had such heavy baggage on her back. I suppose it was the kindred spirit feeling that allowed those two to find comfort and given them the push to heal. I loved the flow of the story. It was hard to see how even medical doctors back then didn’t know how to treat mental trauma. It fascinated me how Anne had an innate idea about how to go about it.

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  • Anne Rightler
  • 2019-08-10

Sweet Historical Romance

Deep Longing of the Soul is a sweet historical romance in the Brothers of Belle Fourche series by Kari Trumbo. Having listened to the first two books in the collection I was anxious for this third one and was not disappointed. The author has captured well the era of the setting (1900, South Dakota) and the emotions and actions of her characters. They are realistic and relatable and I was drawn quickly into their story and enjoyed watching the romance between Anne and Eli develop. Anne, a feisty English nurse and Eli, an injured rancher, both have things in their pasts that haunt them. Will they be able to move on from the past to have a future together? Although third in the series, it is easily a stand-alone story but I'd recommend reading the first two books as well. It is interesting to see the characters from the previous books and what has been happening with them. Readers of historical romance books will not want to miss this one. I listened to a complimentary copy of the audiobook and was not required to write a review and the opinions are my own. The narrator, J. Scott Bennett, did a great job telling Anne and Eli's story which made for an enjoyable listening experience. I am so glad there are more books in this series as I look forward to reading more about the brothers of Belle Fourche and the women they come to love.

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  • Perrianne
  • 2019-05-17

Guilt Weighs Heavy at Belle Fourche

Eli Oleson killed a man and it is eating him up to his very soul. Anne Hammond hasn’t killed anyone, but an incident in the hospital in England made her feel guilty. These two kindred spirits are united in the local medical clinic after Eli is attacked by a wolf while breaking a horse and he is under her care. Nurse Hammond has left England for new horizons and there is definitely a spark between the two. I enjoyed the warmth that the author brought to all of her characters. Both of the main characters have a lot of growing up and healing to do. The question is, can they do it together?
I was a bit surprised in the beginning that the narrator was a male, but the story was truly both of their stories. I thought the narrator was very good and was pretty good at imitating a female voice. His voice did not grate on my nerves and the story flowed well. The sound quality was excellent. The storyline was not complicated, just a tender love story that would be good to relax with. The characters were very likable, yet their stubbornness could be a bit frustrating.
Note: This is book 3 in the Brothers of Bell Fourche series. I had not read any of the others but I can see where it might be helpful to start at the beginning and get to meet all of the Oleson brothers and their wives to get their back story.
I received a complimentary Audible copy of the book from the author and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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  • Deanna Stevens, Kindle Customer
  • 2019-04-14

Two hurting souls, wanting to do it their way find that they don't have to do it alone.

A story of an injured man struggling to forgive himself and how he leans on his nurse who struggles with the same problem. Interesting story focusing on another brother in the series.

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