Weak plot, poor character development, lots of unoriginal cliches. At best a light summer read for young women, but not too young because of some sexual innuendo. Definitely not for men. Lots of detail about clothes and furniture, but no artistic descriptions of anything.
Solomon's song by Bryce Courteney
Performance was ok altho some of the character's accents were not consistent or believable.
Improved my insight into women who judge other women by the clothes they wear.
I picked this book out from a list of recommended chicklit beach reading and it was exactly what I was lookig for. Light, fun, and well written story. In addition the narration was perfectly done as well. Good story, endearing characters and not too deep.
I like historical, southern books - southern accents, antiques - The Ole' West, Ghost Towns, Victorian Era, Southern Humor!!
Very cute book! Was on the edge of my seat and adored the history about the old home. Seemed real and really like the narrator!!! Have listened to this a couple times!
Mary Kay Andrews scores yet again with this book. The storyline, characters bring the charm and beauty of the Georgia to life. A great addition to anyone's library that loves contemporary southern literature.
It was a good story. I was kept entertained.
Isabel Keating is amazing.
Great story, amazing narration!
Tell us about yourself!
Happy ever after.
Does super job of painting the characters in living color.
Not a new story, but well presented and not boring. A great escape from reality.
Corruption, Revenge, Love
This was a fun first Mary Kay Andrews book! Several of my friends had recommended her, since she usually sets her books in Savannah, or other places around Georgia. I really enjoyed Dempsey's adventures in trying to keep herself safe while being investigated by the FBI for her former boss' political scandal. By the end of the book I was wondering what adventures Dempsey would tackle next ... then forgot that this is not a series! Currently reading Summer Rental and so far is just as cute.
I have really enjoyed Mary Kay Andrews writing style ... great summer read, take it to the beach, sit back and enjoy!
I use both.
Mary Kay knows how to write & make you feel you're right there. I love her southern charm.
Ella Kate= I believe she would have some stories about the people in Guthrie, GA
It was a nice little change from what I normally read. I read all but the last 50 pages & remembered I had downloaded it from audible. I really enjoyed her writing. I picked up 4 other books of hers.
I would definitely listen to this book again. It's hilarious! The characters are too funny!
The details about Guthrie and surrounding areas.
Laugh mostly...it's such a funny book. Very well-written and very entertaining.
I happened to see this title in a book catalog and thought I'd check Audible to see if it was available. Expecting a fluffy, light read, I was happily surprised to find the book was set in middle Georgia, right where I live. To be honest, my enjoyment of the story was centered mostly around trying to figure out exactly where the story was set-- Barnesville or Zebulon-- or a fabrication set somewhere in between. Most of the references were spot on, but others were not realistic. Like stating that the local Walmart had gone out of business. Come on, once we get one, the only thing that's going to happen is building a bigger one!
This is purely chic lit for the lightweight listener, but there are times when all of us would like to take a brain vacation.
Isabel Keating does just one redneck old lady voice and it sounds a lot like Granny on the Beverly Hillbillies. She mis-pronounces Piggly Wiggly as Pig-gel-ly Wig-gel-ly. Some of the other accents grate on your nerves. I'd rather she didn't try to do the accents at all if she can't get them right, but I must admit that she is not so annoying as to make me stop listening.
This was a fun book to listen to driving back and forth to work. In fact, I've listened to several other Mary Kay Andrews books since this one, mainly to enjoy the Southern locales that are the focus of all her novels.