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Deep Longing of the Soul

Brothers of Belle Fourche, Book 3
Written by: Kari Trumbo
Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
Series: Brothers of Belle Fourche, Book 3
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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Marie B
  • 2020-04-24

Finding Forgiveness and Love

Eli Oleson can’t get past killing a man even though he did so to save the women that would one day be his sister-in-laws. Nurse Anne Hammond can’t get past the guilt that one of her patients killed another man in a fit of jealousy over her. She is tasked with taking care of Eli after he is attacked by a wolf when he was angry and reckless trying to break a horse on his own. Taking care of him brings back bad memories for her. They help to heal each other, but their path to romance is far from smooth. They both have to forgive themselves first.

The narrator has a nice even tone with inflections and voice changes in all the right places.

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  • CDP2238
  • 2020-03-09

Sweet clean story

This was a sweet clean story by Kari Trumbo. I enjoyed this book and have enjoyed the series. This book had a harder time keeping my attention, but I still very much enjoyed it!

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  • Betababe
  • 2019-10-11

Guilt and Forgiveness

Forgiving someone for a wrong is not always easy, but forgiving oneself is often much harder. Coping with feelings of guilt and shame can manifest as belligerence or aggressiveness as one tries to tune out others. But, taken in context, many perceived errors are, in fact, the only possible solution; sometimes it is necessary to cause harm in one area in order to protect something of greater value. Both Ann and Eli are convinced their involvements in another's death are a result of their own wrongdoing. Together they are able to regain perspective on their issues. This tale concludes the trilogy. Like the other stories, it stands well on his own, although I would recommend reading all three, in order, for maximum enjoyment of the greater story arc and appreciation of the interrelationships among the novels.

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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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  • 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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