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Peaceful Pines

Written by: Crystal Harper
Series: The Pines
Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary

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Publisher's Summary

Love finds you when you find yourself.  

Summer Phillips is ready for a fresh start. When her Manhattan yoga studio fails, she heads back to her hometown. The Pines is an idyllic tourist destination in Vermont, but Summer longs for more in her life than small-town festivals and working for her dentist father. She’s welcomed with open arms, but soon discovers things have changed since she left.  

Jake Moretti is recovering from the death of his close friend, who willed him everything he owned, including the hardware store. He’s lived there a year, but doesn’t quite feel like he fits in with the locals.   

Summer begins to build her life back with the help of her friends and family. She takes over teaching yoga classes at the local rec center, which reignites her passion. Even though they’re each seeing different people, Jake becomes an attraction Summer can’t ignore, and she finds herself drawn to his warmth and charm.   

When an old friend comes visiting with a once in a lifetime opportunity, Summer must make a choice about where she truly belongs in life. Does she follow her dreams in business or in love? Can she have it all, or will people get hurt along the way?  

Peaceful Pines is the heartwarming first book in The Pines Series by an up-and-coming star in the genre, Crystal Harper.

©2018 Crystal Harper (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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  • Christine Garner
  • 23-12-18

It was good.

Summer comes back to her home town after having her business fail in New York. She meets the new hardware store own who has experienced loss in his life. It is the story on how they fall in love. It was and easy listen. It was nice a romance I like it. There was nothing special or memorable about it. I enjoyed it but in 2 days I will have forgotten about it. Narration was good. It is written in 3rd person, that could have be why I did not connect with characters as well I would have liked.

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  • ElizrdbthSpeaks
  • 01-11-18

so sweet, hope 4 a movie soon?

I can totally see this book as a movie, a picturesque town, very small, tightly-knitted community, coffee shop moments, ... I did listen through Audible ...what great characters and it just made u all warm and cozy. If you have never taken a yoga class this will for sure make u want to. So calming. peaceful and serene. The stress is gone. great cover. I look forward to more from Crystal ... and newbie author to me ... must read. LOVED THIS listen/read. so awesome!! must listen if you so prefer. love, love, loved it!! ( ;

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  • Jocelyne
  • 08-02-19

Sweet Story, Great Narration

This was my first Crystal Harper's book. This is the first book in The Pines Series. I loved this sweet love story. No angst, no cheating, no drama. Summer and Jake's story is perfect. The narration was well done. I enjoyed my listening. I received this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily written this review.

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  • Shannon G
  • 01-02-19

A Sweet Romance Worth Your Time

This story is a really sweet romance about two people finding themselves and each other along the way. The story is very well written and the characters nicely developed. There is some steam but it's kept clean. I enjoyed listening to this book from beginning to the end. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series, curious who it'll be about. The narration is spot on and Maxine Mitchell and Greg Tremblay helped to bring the story to life. Their character voices were excellent, the emotions felt real and they read at a nice pace. I would recommend this story to my romance friends. Definitely worth your time to listen to! I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Victoria Lumsey
  • 30-01-20

Boring

The storyline and chemistry between the characters were dry. It was hard to finish. Wouldn’t recommend.

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  • Heather Harrison
  • 30-12-19

cute

Simple, beautiful love story. I was surprised at how mild thos romance was considering it is narrated by Maxine Mitchell but it was a solid 4 stars all around.

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  • Luccia Gray
  • 10-04-19

Sweet love story

Peaceful Pines is a sweet love story set in a small town. Summer leaves New York when her yoga studio fails and she returns to her parents' home in Peaceful Pines to take a break. There she'll meet Jake, who is recovering from his best friend's death and they fall in love. A short, pleasant read with a happy ending. Two narrators make for a great audiobook.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 14-02-19

great read

I so loved this story auther did a beautiful job on summer and Jake's love story it was a very well written also the narrator's did a fantastic job bring the characters to life for me that make a worls of difference. crystal harper this was my first book by you and won't be my last. thanks for an amazing story.

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  • mandy
  • 13-02-19

Really good!

Sweet well-written romance with likeable characters and great narration! Highly recommend! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Lisa Hahn
  • 29-01-19

cute heartwarming story

I enjoyed this story. Down and out city girl moves home. back to her childhood home. meets a local guy. The heroine was weak in my opinion. She didnt want her H.S bf but couldn't tell him no. She floundered on her self pity way to much. woes is me. The move to Boston was a big deal but Author didnt show or give us her letting Trina down.. The narrators were amazing.

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  • Demetra Toula Iliopoulos
  • 19-01-19

A beautiful peaceful story

This was my first story from the author and hopeful she will have more in audio. Crystal in this story made the reader feel right at home , in a happy place . This story takes place in a small town where you feel right at home living and you want to end your days there . Everyone knows everyone, a neighbourhood coffee should , a grocery story where you know everyone by name This story is about Summer the heroine and Jake the hero . Summer and Jake were perfect for each other but something was stopping Summer from taking the happy step . The situation that Sumner was in as with some slight angsty. Something that always held her back but she did try to go past it. Grab it and see how Sumner did it Both Maxine Mitchell and Greg Tremblay were great telling the story . They did beyond a 5 star reading. They showed all the feelings the story had