I enjoy the Cedar Cove tv series on Hallmark and found this book an excellent companion. Like most books which make it to TV or movies, there is just enough difference in the plot to make reading the book enjoyable. Very similar in tone to the television series. Light, romantic and fun. Plan to listen to more books in this series.
it was lame
no I don't think so
if the story was remotely decent the performance would have been improved
the book - I kept thinking is it over yet?????
do not recommend
Sandra Burr does a pretty good job with very little. The characters are self-absorbed and mostly one-dimensional - especially the men. There is no appreciable plot that I can detect and what little content there is to this story unfolds with painful slowness. I'm giving this one back to Audible half finished. I can't risk listening to it while driving for fear I'll nod off.
Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper.
I really liked the story which includes several families in the small town of Cedar Cove. I appreciated the struggles of the young military couple who had lost their baby girl who was born prematurely. I found myself getting angry at the wife for not "sticking it out", since I am a 22 year veteran "army wife" myself. I cheered for the judge who caused the young couple's divorce to be delayed . . . and happily listened to the progress or lack of progress over the months that followed. This book, like some other reviewers have noted, is not made of HEAVY stuff . . . but sometimes I like that, normal people, normal problems, compassion and healing, and just settling in for a good listen. This book fits the bill nicely.
I bought this when it was the deal of the day. I'd heard of the author, so figured I would try it out. I'm couldn't get past the first hour.
I might try another book by Macomber if it is on sale but would shy away from the audio by the same person
please use males for the male voices next time
not such whiny, wishy washy women would have made it better
No spoilers from me. I enjoy HOT, sexy books. No vampires, paranormal, 4 me.I'm running out this typeAudible-so on2 lighter romance/mystery.
I got this book on a Daily Deal promotion for under $5. I would not have purchased it at full price or use a credit, as I like my books a bit more racy with more spice and 'bedroom' action.
That being said, this is a NICE, SWEET romance book, not raunchy or descriptive in the intimate scenes-leaving you to decide how to interpret. A lot of romance, several stories intertwined within the one book. The characters include a judge, her 'helpful' elderly mother, a couple young couples, a disappearing husband, etc. It is funny, feel good and the book does take on some heavy material, characters deal with the death of an infant, another with a miscarriage.
I look forward to reading more in the series-though I hope to get them on sale.
Dear Listener, You don't know me yet, but in a few hours that's going to change. You see, I'm inviting you to my home and my town of Cedar Cove, because I want you to meet my family, friends, and neighbors. Come and hear their stories - maybe even their secrets! I have to admit that my own secrets are pretty open. My marriage failed some years ago, and I have a rather...difficult relationship with my daughter, Justine. Then there's my mother, Charlotte, who has plenty of opinions and is always willing to share them. Here's an example: I'm a family court judge, and she likes to drop in on my courtroom. Recently, I was hearing a divorce petition. In Charlotte's view, young Cecilia and Ian Randall hadn't tried hard enough to make their marriage work - and I agreed. So I rendered my judgement: Divorce Denied. Well, you wouldn't believe the reaction! Thanks to an article by Jack Griffin, the editor of our local paper (and a man I wouldn't mind seeing more of!), everyone's talking. Cedar Cove - people love it and sometimes they leave it, but they never forget it! See you soon...Olivia Lockhart, 16 Lighthouse Road, Cedar Cove, Washington
I enjoyed Charlotte-the elderly mother of the judge. She is clever and funny without meaning to be. She stumbles on to her own mystery and is determined to figure it out.
I felt the narrator was above average, though she did sound more believable with the older characters.
NOTE: No graphic content nor cursing. A nice, contemporary romance.
This book is a mix of multiple dysfunctional relationships of a group of people and how their lives cross each other. It is definitely different trying to keep up with the multiple relationships and all of the problems but the majority of them are resolved in the end.
I rolled my eyes a lot and even shed a few tears. All in all it's a good read but you have to be open to the multiple story lines simultaneously being told. There were a few times I wasn't sure I'd make it though but I hung in there and will say it was worth the read.
I have to say she did a good job getting all of the relationships to progress together.
Ideal listening for a winter afternoon in front of a roaring fire. Delightful characters who one gets to know well. I missed the characters when I reached the final chapter.
Say something about yourself!
Many characters, every one with an interesting story. I enjoyed the story enough to continue with the series, but the narrator sounded just like a telephone operator, mechanical and impersonal. I will read the rest of the series the old fashioned way.