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The Bargain

Irene Bennett Brown

Clare Hobb is weary of the strict boundaries her uncles impose at the family conclave, Hobb’s Mills. She’s in love with Larkin Wade, a handsome farmer her uncles disdain. During one of many trysts between Clare and Larkin, they find her beloved, brain-damaged father, Frank, vainly attempting to aid his brother, Samuel, who has been fatally injured in a wagon runaway accident. It’s a festering sore with her uncles that the mentally deficient brother they could do without survives, while Samuel, strong family leader has passed. Guilt that she might have helped prevent the accident brings Clare to painfully end her romance with Larkin, pledge full attention to her family, and be the buffer between her father and her extended family’s continuing ill-treatment of him. But nothing seems to be enough and when her uncles will have her father committed to an institution Clare knows it’s time to take her parents and siblings from Hobb’s Mills for good.Would a new life in Kansas where Larkin has gone ahead be the answer? Will he wait? Is it possible, ever, to bargain true love away?

Clare Hobb is weary of the strict boundaries her uncles impose at the family conclave, Hobb’s Mills. She’s in love with Larkin Wade, a handsome farmer her uncles disdain. During one of many trysts between Clare and Larkin, they find her beloved, brain-damaged father, Frank, vainly attempting to aid his brother, Samuel, who has been fatally injured in a wagon runaway accident. It’s a festering sore with her uncles that the mentally deficient brother they could do without survives, while Samuel, strong family leader has passed. Guilt that she might have helped prevent the accident brings Clare to painfully end her romance with Larkin, pledge full attention to her family, and be the buffer between her father and her extended family’s continuing ill-treatment of him. But nothing seems to be enough and when her uncles will have her father committed to an institution Clare knows it’s time to take her parents and siblings from Hobb’s Mills for good.Would a new life in Kansas where Larkin has gone ahead be the answer? Will he wait? Is it possible, ever, to bargain true love away?
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Genres:

Romance

Description:

Clare Hobb is weary of the strict boundaries her uncles impose at the family conclave, Hobb’s Mills. She’s in love with Larkin Wade, a handsome farmer her uncles disdain. During one of many trysts between Clare and Larkin, they find her beloved, brain-damaged father, Frank, vainly attempting to aid his brother, Samuel, who has been fatally injured in a wagon runaway accident. It’s a festering sore with her uncles that the mentally deficient brother they could do without survives, while Samuel, strong family leader has passed. Guilt that she might have helped prevent the accident brings Clare to painfully end her romance with Larkin, pledge full attention to her family, and be the buffer between her father and her extended family’s continuing ill-treatment of him. But nothing seems to be enough and when her uncles will have her father committed to an institution Clare knows it’s time to take her parents and siblings from Hobb’s Mills for good.Would a new life in Kansas where Larkin has gone ahead be the answer? Will he wait? Is it possible, ever, to bargain true love away?

Language:

English

Narrators:

Janean Jorgensen

Length:

12h 40m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:12


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

29:52


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

25:10


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

31:58


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

35:00


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

30:29


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

24:07


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:33


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

27:36


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

32:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

34:38


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

34:59


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

24:58


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

19:12


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

32:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

24:43


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

32:27


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

33:11


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

24:18


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

27:50


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

27:25


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

24:02


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

29:00


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

26:09


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

28:30


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

25:43


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

20:17


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

28:57


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:02