Item description for Just Above a Whisper (Tucker Mills Trilogy, Book 2) by Lori Wick, Barbara Rosenblat & Oasis Audio...
Overview A tender story of the power of faith over fear and the tie that truly binds
Can love unlock two guarded hearts? Tucker Mills, Massachusetts, 1839. Bound as an indentured servant to the Tucker Mills bank and its controlling manager, Reese Thackery finds comfort in her faith and her friends. She vows to serve her remaining two years with a willing heart. But that's before bank owner Conner Kingsley - all six-foot-six of him - rides into town to audit the bank's business dealings. Thinking that things are finally looking up, Reese starts her work at the Kingsley family manor, but recoils from Conner's imposing physical presence, haunted by memories of another master. Not even Conner's soft voice and kind gestures can comfort her. When the bank manager turns vengeful, Conner and Reese must become allies. Can Reese see beyond her place as a servant to accept God's larger plan for her future and her heart? A tender story of the power of faith over fear and the tie that truly binds.
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Format: Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
Studio: Oasis Audio
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.8" Width: 4.7" Height: 2" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2005
Publisher OASIS AUDIO #514
Series Tucker Mills Trilogy
Series Number 2
ISBN 1598590804 ISBN13 9781598590807
Availability 0 units.
More About Lori Wick, Barbara Rosenblat & Oasis Audio
Lori Wick is the bestselling author of more than 30 books (nearly 5 million copies sold), including the popular Rocky Mountain Memories Series, the Yellow Rose Trilogy, and stand-alone novels such as Pretense, The Princess, and Bamboo and Lace. Lori lives in Wisconsin with her husband, Bob, and their three children.
Lori Wick currently resides in the state of Wisconsin.
Reviews - What do customers think about Just Above a Whisper (Tucker Mills Trilogy, Book 2)?
Less than impressed Apr 4, 2007
While I didn't utterly loathe this novel, I found little to recommend in it. I read the occasional Romance Novel for diversion, and they almost always disappoint on several levels. Since this one is in the "inspirational" genre, I was hoping for a nice romance with the entertainment value of a historical drama, some romantic tension, and no sleazy sex scenes. What I got was 1) no drama, 2) no tension, and no "sex" at all... not even a stolen kiss. Somebody please buy this author a copy of "What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew...", and then perhaps her ensuing endeavors will have even a smidgen of historical flavour. The characters walk around slinging 20th century slang like "hi", "hello", and "OK" (well, the last one appeared in 1838 in reference to Pres. Van Buren, "Old Knickerbocker", but it wasn't in common usage as an affirmative until WW1). The female lead is referred to as having her hair "down her back": what?! Is she five years old?! Is she a prostitute?! Believe it or not, this is supposed to be 1839, but I wouldn't have known without reading the blurb on the back of the book. At one point another female character, who is only a few months pregnant, asks her husband, "Am I starting to show?" Excuse me? This is '39, waistlines are only just starting to come down from just under the bustline and are still very high, surmounting voluminous skirts. Think Little Bo Peep: very Dickens. Unless she's a "loose woman", she should be wearing stays (a corset), too. She's not going to "show" until about month eight, at which point she just won't go out in public. But enough on the historical gaffes.
Did I mention no sexual tension? Sorry, but I call "no way". I'm a Christian, Bible thumping believer myself, but I still have hormones. I don't care how chaste a person is, he or she is still going to have some serious "feelings" when meeting the significant other of their dreams. I'm glad the leads didn't jump on each other ten minutes after meeting, but does it have to be such a yawn festival? Does the author think nobody had "the hots" in the 19th century?The leads are so tortuously boring that there isn't even a kiss of any kind until after the wedding! Look, people "made out" in the 19th century, ok? It was done in private (unlike today), but people is people.
Perhaps the author thinks that it's "Christians" or "Believers" (as she terms us) who are free from sexual temptation. You'd think so, judging from the pompous, stuffed-shirt goody-two-shoes Christians populating this story. We can't go more than a page or so without the entire transcript of somebody's heartfelt prayer or sermonizing to either a fellow believer or seeker. Only a few pages into the first chapter, I was already irritated with the over preachyness of the writing. It's like reading a novelization of a Chick tract, complete with 20th century "Church speak" guaranteed to befuddle or exasperate anybody outside the "Christian ghetto". Which begs the question of the target audience for this book. If it's for believers, why all the preaching and salvation messages? If it's for a wider audience, with the hope of presenting the gospel to random readers, the Evangelistic jargon needs to be revised and explained. When somebody says "I'm saved by the blood!" it probably sounds like a Vampire moment to the uninitiated.
A few years ago I read an outstanding "Christian" romance (sort of) named "Pascal's Wager". I highly recommend it and would read anything by that author. Lori Wick can't hold a candle to it (pun intended).
It was ok Mar 24, 2007
The book seemed somewhat unrealistic because of the overly exaggerated fear that the main character hads. She seems very weak and scared. I thought it could have been a much shorter book, because it was somewhat slow paced. I usually like Lori Wick books, but this was definitely not one of my favorites. It wasn't a bad book, but I suggest getting a library copy or a used copy from this site.
Boring Dec 25, 2006
This book was really dreadfully boring it had a good plot and good story behind it but nothing more just plain boring i had to skim through pages to get throut it....
Just Okay Jan 21, 2006
This book has its flaws, which have already been well mentioned in other reviews. It was very good at times and I would recommend reading it without reading the book "Moonlight on the Millpond" which is it's prequel. This book is not Lori Wick at her best but it was a nice story. Read her books: Californians, Kensington Chronicles, Sophie's Heart, and The Princess.
Another great title by Lori Wick Jan 10, 2006
I am a great fan of Lori Wicks novels, this was another great contribution to my collection.
Just above a whisper reminds us how God can be seen through all our lives, through all lives circumstances and how his plan is best. I really enjoyed this read and can't wait for the final book!