No I wouldn't. She is a good writer but the story was very dragged on. Since this received a large amount of good ratings and I still didn't enjoy it, I can't risk the time with another.
No. This felt as if I was listening to a soap opera, too watered down, very predictable.
The narrator, Breck, was pretty good. A complete fail with the main character, Stella. She was extremely robotic and spoke very sharply. Perhaps overdone as she was supposed to be a stiff and organized character? The character Stella quickly became annoying. Sometimes I couldn't tell if Susie Breck was narrating as the story teller or the character. The other characters she did fairly well though.
She did well on character differences and horticultural research.
Probably good for an older generation. I like much more depth and something not so plain.
Characters were nice people but not compelling enough for a story.
My mind kept wandering. A lot of conversation about ordinary things. Characters did not interest or intrigue me. Stella likes to organize and manage things. Logan is creative and artistic with his landscaping but appears disorganized in other things. I wasn’t drawn to the relationship. The sex scenes didn’t do anything for me.
The plot surrounding the ghost was not well developed and not finished. They hired someone to go through old records to discover the story behind the ghost. He started, but the book ended before he worked on it.
The narrator Susie Breck was ok.
Genre: contemporary romance with a little paranormal
Th story is part of one of my favorite Nora Roberts trilogies. I love everything about it.
It's hard to pick a favorite. They are all equally well-developed.
I love the dinner scene near the end when Amelia reveals her madness.
I think the descriptions of Amelia's response to the loss of her baby and Stella's response to the loss of her husband both ring very true- very real.
In this book and in the other three, the narration is superb. I have never heard anyone that did accents and individual verbal characteristics so well. She is a pleasure to listen to.
Just love it. When I finished reading it I was so bummed there wasnt more but then I had this feeling it was part of a trilogy and it is! Cant wait to dig into Black Rose.
The story and narration were very good and I look forward to book 2 of the series. This was my first Nora Roberts and I think I'm going to continue listeing. It was a little slow to start but eventually captured my attention through the end.
My name is Irene and I'm a lifelong bookaholic. A few years ago, I started adding audiobooks and I'm so happy I joined Audible in 2015 :-))
This is one of my favorite Nora Roberts series. Lovely women characters who form their own bonds, and the men who love them. Breck is a little weak in her narration of the audio. Worth the purchase in any format.
I love Nora Roberts and can't wait to finish this trilogy. The story is so dynamic and each chapter flows perfectly. A widow raising her 2 boys. A love connection between 2 co-workers. And a creepy ghost who has a love for children. What's not to love?! The narrator makes all the side gestures to make the characters come alive that aren't in the book (all the sighs, ugh, screams, etc).
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Although this is an older book, the story is a classic Nora Roberts that never gets old. Part mystery, part romance, part family drama featuring strong, smart women and true southern gentlemen. All three books in this series are entertaining, especially to anyone who enjoys gardening.