Absolutely adored this book! It was true Nora Roberts in every aspect. You could really get into the characters and the plot and it was quite interesting to see where things went in this book. Only one tiny thing bothered me though. A slight grammatical error that kept popping up. Every time it was mentioned that one of the characters lit a cigarette, it was said, 'lighted'. Now in some instances saying that someone lighted a cigarette might be possible, however, my brain kept insisting that it should have been 'lit' instead of lighted. Since it seemed to be past tense. But I could be wrong. Grammar is not one of my strong suits. Not sure how it is written on the page, but this kept popping up and annoying me. Otherwise, true and classic Nora Roberts. A must listen!
I like historical, southern books - southern accents, antiques - The Ole' West, Ghost Towns, Victorian Era, Southern Humor!!
Another great one! Awesome narrator too! Will listen again, held my attention. A must read for those who like historical fiction!!
Typical Nora Roberts - and I love her stuff, so I was very happy with this light, enjoyable read.A little predictable, yet still a good storyline.
Good character and plot development. Romance quirky and at times quite amusing.
I laughed out loud several times.
I have a busy career, travel a lot and don't have much time to read, so I listen to Audio books. I love reading!
Not Nora Robert's best, but a good book all the same. I found the male voices to be a little forced and feminine and at times couldn't tell which character was which.
I have not read the print version.
I enjoyed the peeks into this branch of shopping, especially where the aunt buys doorstops for her niece.
Her reading allows the story to flow on smoothly. Although her individual voices are not that great they also do not grate and enabled me to become immersed in the plot.
The interaction between Dora (with an acting background and lots of emotion) and the policeman Jed (with his stiff upper-class childhood) produces some smiles and sympathy.
Not one of Nora Roberts' best books but well worth the listen.
I love witty, fast-paced books that keep you turning the page.
I love Nora Roberts' books for their humor, deep research and wonderful character development. This book has all of those, but there are graphic scenes of violence that just were a little bit too much for me. They are tame by 'thriller' standards, so if you like that genre, and you like Ms. Roberts' style, you'll probably love this book. However for me, give me a good old fashioned romance that makes me laugh, think a little and carries me off to new places.
It is average for an audio book
I love Nora's story telling. This book is fun and engaging. The plot is simple, but the characters are all a lot of fun. You can see the development and it is natural.
There are a lot. I liked how Jed kept calling Dora "Nancy (Drew)".
I usually only listen to audio books when I'm driving, so unless I'm in for a long drive, that won't happen.
I have enjoyed reading all of Nora Roberts' books and this was a favorite but I was very disappointed in the narrator and the quality of the actual audio. In parts of the audio, you can actually hear background voices, as if there was another person recording an audio in the room next door. I much prefer the narrator of the J. D. Robb books, Susan Ericksen.
This story is great for anyone who appreciates the headings content. Also, if there is a child, teen or multinational who is looking to pick up or improve grammar and vocabulary skills this is a great story for that in that it will hold their attention, be interesting enough to be sure to listen to the whole thing, be easy to listen to and understand yet be exemplary in the execution of a good story and the use of proper English.