I usually enjoy Nora Roberts' books, and this was another decent story with a genealogical background. I'm not Southern myself, but I have spent considerable time in the Deep South, so I enjoyed that aspect of the book.
What bothers me most was the narration. The reader's enunciation and clarity was good, but she has little differentiation between her characters, so I couldn't tell who was speaking at almost any time. The two main characters sounded exactly alike, so listening to their conversation was very confusing.
One other point, and this is more to the editing side, I think. I like the effects when people on the phone are talking or the character Amelia was talking. If you choose to listen to this story, you'll see what I mean.
Overall, typical Nora Roberts, although not her best; and adequate performance.
Could not get past the first chapter
I will be sure Susie Bre4ck is not the narrator.
will probably read this book myself as I know Nora Roberts is a very excellant writer.
Say something about yourself!
Liked the most: There is life after age 50, and life after loss.
Liked the least: the narration
Loved the garden and all things related to the garden, plants, etc.
Narrator was mediocre at best, tolerable women voices (only tolerable), but down right painful male voices. Took about an hour and a half before I could ignore the narrator enough to quit thinking I'd have to stop listening to this book.
Nora Roberts use of strong southern women is delightful. I'm a Yankee but still appreciated the strength and willingness of Roz to protect what's belongs to her. The narrator,Susie Breck, did a great job!!
Roz is my favorite character in all of the 3 books. The narration is fantastic,10 stars to Susan Breck. In this book, Raz is the target of the Harper Brides anger. Hired to investigate Roz's ancestors, Dr. Mitchell Carnegie finds himself falling in love w/ Roz. The Harper Bride is not happy that Roz is falling for Mitchell and does her best to stop it. It seems that any time one of the woman starts to have feelings for a man the Harper Bride starts to haunt and go crazy. Roz's ex husband comes back into town and starts up all kinds of trouble for her. He opens credit cards in her name, cancelled memberships to clubs and tries to turn friends against her. In the end his big mouth tells the truth about what he's been up to. He goes to the gardens and trashes the place. Ends up getting beat up and sent to jail. Roz marries Mitchell and that is the start of the next book. The marriage really stirs up the Brides feels and her hatred for men. She was a mistress of the great great grand father of Roz. He got her pregnant and then stole the son she bore. This is why she is looking for her baby and hates all men. All n all a good book.
As always great story by Nora Roberts, I read the series several years ago and totally enjoyed revisiting it through this medium. The performance was good, only thing I would say is some of the voices the reader used was hard to distinguish characters. This was very slight and really does not detract from the overall performance.