The Joy of Audiobooks!

by | Jan 15, 2024 | Uncategorized | 29 comments

Happy New Year, friends! I hope you’ve survived the holidays and the first icy blasts of winter. It may be cold outside, but it’s warm and cozy indoors, and that makes it the perfect time to enjoy a new story!

Are you an audiobook listener? I received a fun email from Audible this week with some statistics from my listening habits in 2023. They reported I turned on audiobooks more than 1000 times and listened 15,582 minutes last year! That’s a lot of listening! I enjoyed 26 books, with Jane Eyre being the longest and Aging Faithfully the shortest. I usually listen while I’m working in my kitchen or driving on a longer trip. When do you like to listen?

The number of people who are discovering the joy of audio books is growing every year. Audible offers a free trial to see if you like listening. Follow this link to learn more. I’ve been blessed to have many of my novels narrated as audiobooks. All my English historical novels can be found on Audible and other audiobook platforms. A few of my novellas are also available. More are in the works . . . so stay tuned!

Here are three audiobooks I’ve listened to recently and enjoyed. I recommend them to you!

This month I’m giving away two audiobook copies of my latest novel, The Legacy of Longdale Manor. This is a dual-time story set in England’s beautiful Lake District, with family drama, romance and inspiration. Themes of forgiveness and recovery of faith after betrayal make the story heartfelt and meaningful. To enter this giveaway, just leave a comment and tell me the title of one of my books that you’ve enjoyed. If you need help remembering them, you can hop over to my book page and scan the list there.

I’m looking forward to revealing the cover of my next novel in February – A Token of Love – so keep your eyes on your inbox for that post!  Thanks for being a faithful reading friend!

Blessings and Happy Reading,




  1. bn100

    A Refuge at Highland Hall

  2. Perrianne Askew

    No Ocean Too Wide is a favorite.

    • Renee Jackson

      Waiting for His Return, loved it!

  3. Bethany Brewer

    Shine like the dawn! Good luck everyone

  4. Linda Critcher

    No Ocean Too Wide has been my favorite but have read several of your books.!!!! Loved, loved, loved it. Looking forward to reading The Legacy Of Longdale Manor.

  5. Kimberly S

    I love,”The Governess of Highland Hall”!!

  6. Margaret Wurth

    No ocean too wide

  7. Kathleen Clark

    I so enjoyed “The Governess of Highland Hall,” and am in the midst of “No Ocean Too Wide.” So compelling. Thanks for sharing your gift and this giveaway.

  8. Andréa

    I really liked “Refuge at Highland Hall”, but from these comments it looks like I need to get to reading “No Ocean Too Wide”. Thank you for writing wonderful stories and offering a giveaway.

  9. Deana Ackiss

    I just loved Across the Blue!

  10. Sherry

    Across the Blue

  11. Marti

    All three of the Highland Hall books!

  12. Jennifer Erickson

    No Ocean Too Wide is at the top of my favorites list! It infused me with such hope! I love your books!

  13. Linda Anne Gawthrop

    Happy New Year. I loved No Ocean too Wide and looking forward to No Journey too Far to read what happens next.

  14. Dana

    No Ocean Too Wide

  15. Jessica Sheets

    I haven’t read any of your books, yet, but my library just acquired one of yours at my request and I have it on hold. I’m excited to get it. I love audiobooks for writing in the kitchen and folding laundry.

  16. Ashley Hedin

    I’ve read and enjoyed The Governess of Highland Hall! Your newest book sounds so good!!

  17. Kathy Schlagel

    No Ocean to Wide. I love reading and am always glad when one of your books comes out.

  18. Heidi Weaver

    No Ocean too Wide and Governess of Highland hall. I’ve read several others also. Loved them all.

  19. Christina Moore

    Your work is new to me, actually, but I am eager to read or listen to Legacy of Longdale Manor.

  20. Donna Roucoulet

    I haven’t read any of your books yet, but I am signing up for your newsletter to receive my first one.

  21. Judy

    No Ocean Too Wide was wonderful.

  22. Debbie Rhoades

    No Ocean too Wide! Thank you for the chance!

  23. Patty

    I loved the McAlister Family series!
    I just started listening to audiobooks in the past year and a half or so. According to my Goodreads list, I’ve listen to 30 so far!

  24. Dawn Jones

    The McAllister books!
    I love all your books – thanks for sharing your gift of writing with us.

  25. Cindy Chandler Pye

    I have an audiobook account, but I tend to not think about it. Listening while doing household things is a great idea. I’ll have to remember that I can listen to great books while I work.

  26. Laurel Tanis

    No Journey Too Far —I love your character development and vivid writing. It’s easy and so enjoyable getting lost in your books!

  27. Mary Bonam

    Legacy of Longdale Manor. What a joy to know I can trust your books to be wholesome and true Christian fiction!.


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