A logical question would be, "Why would a person who detests the romance genre listen to this audiobook?" To expand my mind? I wouldn't read a romance, but I found this tape thrown out by a local library, so why not listen? Things seem so mundane and non-different in Promise, Texas, I really didn't expect much to happen. And it didn't. One positive thing, it is easier to keep track of the characters here than in some other audiobooks. The reader does a good job with the voices, though Amy's "protector" Dovie tends to sound like an old woman, real old. Routine happenings here, nothing unusual or even remarkable: for example, Lyle Whitehouse, the so-called cow-hand, approaching Amy with "lust in his heart" (and being what Amy found to be "unmannerly") and then having to fight the upright pastor, Wade (whose heart is, of course, pure). Ever heard or seen that one before? If you haven't, you've missed many an "oater." In fact, the whole plot, such as it is, reminds me of an old western, but even duller. I doubt that I'll ever have occasion to read anything by Ms. Macomber again, or any Harlequins for that matter. Unless I'm lost on a desert island with only that one book. She pulled my coat on this one, and I think I've learned my lesson. Diximus.
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