A Lantern In the Window by Bobby Hutchinson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Got a couple of hours to kill? This little book will make the time fly by. Anne Tompkins answers Noah Ferguson’s ad for a wife to help him run his farm in the Canadian prairies in 1886. Anne insists that they have a marriage by proxy before she steps foot on the prairie and it’s for a good reason, she has secrets she’s hiding.
Noah is still grieving the death of his first wife and child, but he’s got a farm to run and after his father takes ill, Noah is desperate for help, he wants a wife but not an emotional attachment that would “betray” the love he still has for his first wife.
I was impressed that the author was able to tell this short story without it feeling rushed, I also like the fact that the storyline wasn’t contrived and the physical relationship between the two, wasn’t staved off to a ridiculous length of time.
The narrator did a good job, and the production quality was good as well, there were a few points where extraneous sound could be heard on the recording but nothing major.
So if you need a little light, but heartwarming fluff in your life, this audiobook will do.
This audiobook was given to me to me at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review, thanks, Audiobook Boom!
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