I love everything about this book. My mothers name was Rosina I read this book to her as she was passing. Rereading in listening to it makes me feel so happy. Thank you so much for the narrator she made me feel every single second
Oh yeah, I love the story. The characters are so believable. I would listen to it over and over.
The bathtub moment was truly scary. I was in the bath when I was listening to the story. I was creeped out lol.
If she had a southern voice more like Roz. It would have been amazing.
Yes I listened to it on a very cold rainy day and it was wonderful.
I've been a solid fan of Nora Roberts for many years. I've spent a fortune on her books both paper and audio. Prefer audio now because I listen as I sew my quilts. This trilogy "Blue Dahlia, Black Rose and Red Lily" are just one of many favorites. I've read and listened to these more 10 times over the years. I will continue to do so until I'm no longer able.
Nora has an exceptional gift. Keep them coming.
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.
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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!!
Follow different genres in my selection of books. Like mysteries of all kinds. Absolutely love audio books.
Wonderful book to listen to. Easy to follow along with. Narrator brings out the characters.
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.