Review: Leaving Oxford by Janet W. Ferguson (audio book review)

Leaving Oxford audio

Listening to the audio production of Leaving Oxford was an absolute delight! I have read the third book in the series, and loved it, so I was excited to return to the setting of Oxford, Mississippi by beginning with the first novel.

This story was so well written. I really appreciated the author’s use of flashbacks, so that I could truly understand Sarah Beth’s situation. It made me deeply care for this character and hope for a happily ever after for her. Jess was also an amazing character. He was understanding and kind. The set up for Sarah Beth and Jess’ growing relationship was great. They had quite a few obstacles to overcome and it was interesting to see how everything played out.

The narration for this audiobook was nicely done. The narrator had a pleasant voice and changed it up slightly between characters. There were only a couple of words that she pronounced differently than I would have expected, but that was a minor thing all in all. I would definitely enjoy listening to other books she has narrated.

I enjoyed Leaving Oxford immensely. The author did a wonderful job of creating a community and cast of characters that I am eager to return to.

(5 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.


Leaving OxfordEscaping home to Oxford, Mississippi, seemed like a good idea. Until it wasn’t.

A year after a tragic accident in Los Angeles flipped her world upside down, advertising guru Sarah Beth LeClair is still hiding away in her charming hometown of Oxford, Mississippi. And she may well be stuck there forever. Suffering from panic attacks, she prays for healing. Instead, her answer comes in the form of an arrogant football coach and an ugly puppy.

Former celebrity college quarterback Jess McCoy dreamed of playing pro football. One freak hit destroyed his chances. Although he enjoys his work as the university’s offensive coordinator, his aspirations have shifted to coaching at the highest level. His plans of moving up are finally coming together—until he falls for a woman who won’t leave town.

As the deadline for Jess’s decision on his dream career looms, the bars around Sarah Beth’s heart only grow stronger. But it’s time to make a decision about leaving Oxford.

Purchase your own Kindle copy here (currently only $0.99, but be sure to check pricing). Audio version available here, through Audible.


Janet Ferguson

Janet W. Ferguson grew up in Mississippi and received a degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Mississippi. She has served as a children’s minister and a church youth volunteer. An avid reader, she worked as a librarian at a large public high school. She writes humorous inspirational fiction for people with real lives and real problems. Janet and her husband have two grown children, one really smart dog, and a few cats that allow them to share the space.

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About Brittany

I am a homeschooling mother of four children. I am an avid reader and have been for as long as I can remember. I truly enjoy reading and reviewing books I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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One Response to Review: Leaving Oxford by Janet W. Ferguson (audio book review)

  1. Janet W. Ferguson says:

    Thank you so much for the review! I am so happy you enjoyed the story!!

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