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Monday, December 18, 2017

Audiobookworm Presents: Paper Love by Aubrey Wynne; #AudiobookTour, #Review, #OutNow


Author: Aubrey Wynne
Narrator: Sara Sheckells
Length: 3 hours 21 minutes
Publisher: Plato Publishing
Released: Oct. 23, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Holiday Romance
Rating:  4 Stars

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Aubrey Wynne. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

Growing up in a Papua New Guinea mission, Joss Palmateer is a gentle soul with a unique view of life. Still adjusting to a new home in the US and the sudden loss of her mother, love is the last thing on her mind.

Sexy physical therapist Ben Montgomery meets his sister's friend and the sparks fly. He takes it as a challenge when she ignores his advances, but it's her extraordinary inner beauty that captures his heart.

With the help of a stray homing pigeon and an old origami legend, Ben sets an unwavering course of romance to win her love.

Bestselling and award-winning author Aubrey Wynne resides in the Midwest with her husband, dogs, horses, mule and barn cats. She is an elementary teacher by trade, champion of children and animals by conscience, and author by night. Obsessions include history, travel, trailriding and all things Christmas.
Her short stories, Merry Christmas, Henry and Pete's Mighty Purty Privies have won Readers Choice Awards and Dante's Gift received the 2016 Golden Quill, Heart of Excellence, and Aspen Gold award, as well as being a Maggie finalist.
Aubrey’s medieval fantasy series launches in 2017 with Rolf's Quest. Besides the Chicago Christmas novellas, Aubrey will also release "A Vintage Romance" series inspired by tales of her stepfather, who served for the British Air Force in WWII. The stories will be set in the 40s & 50s.

Storytelling comprises the earliest memories of narrator, Sara Sheckells, and remains a constant in her life. She resides outside of Boston with her husband, and two children all of whom are voracious readers and audiobook listeners.

Sara held a long-term career in higher education prior to establishing Sara Sounds, her voice artistry business. She especially enjoys narrating projects focusing on young adult themes, parenting, and historical fiction.

An on-air host at WERS 88.9 FM while attending Emerson College in Boston, MA, Sara was a co-founder and host of "The Playground," a children's music and spoken word program. She went on to volunteer for several years with Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic (now LearningAlly) where she narrated content ranging from textbooks to children's stories.

Her forthcoming audiobook projects include "Saving Grace" by best-selling author, Aubrey Wynne.

What made the experience of listening to Paper Love the most enjoyable?

Ms. Shekells was very easy to listen to. She had a soothing quality that made it very easy to listen to the story. Listening to the book during a hectic time of year, it's a welcome distraction

Who was your favorite character and why?

I can't say that I have a favorite character. They're all needed for this story.

Which character – as performed by Sara K. Sheckells – was your favorite?

Ms. Shekells does a great job of changing her tone when doing a male character. But if you are going to have a favorite character that she performs it would probably have to be Joss. If you've lost a parent, she's one that you can relate to. Although, I did not grow up in another country she did have me wanting to add that trip to my bucket list.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

It's not a particular moment but being able to relate to a character because I know the loss of not one but two parents. Joss is someone a lot of people would be able to relate to. It was also sweet to watch her come out of her shell and let someone in.

Any additional comments?

The author has written a story that's sweet from beginning to end. It could be considered a holiday read but it's one that you could listen to at any time of year. Ms. Shekells makes it very easy to sit back and relax as you listen to her tell this author's tale. 

Ms. Wynne does a great job of creating a champion for Joss and she just so happens to be related to Ben. She also is the voice of reason to Ben. Ms. Wynne has also created a character that doesn't talk but seems to be there for Ben as well. Her story will have you thinking about interactions you had with your siblings as you grew up. Plus how those interactions have changed as you get older.

What makes Ms. Shekells perfect for this story is that she is so easy to listen to. She doesn't have a harsh tone to her voice that could make it hard to concentrate. But I do have to apologize to both ladies. I tried to listen to this book while fighting a migraine. Do not attempt. It makes it hard to concentrate and sounds become amplified which do not make for an enjoyable experience. But what was nice that it didn't last forever and I got to enjoy the story in the end. This story lets you know that we still need to live life even when there are bumps in the road. It will be nice to listen to the book again - free of a nasty migraine headache. 

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for taking the time to listen and review Paper Love. Have a wonderful holiday season!


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