The small-town feeling of it! I grew up in a small town in Arkansas, though no longer live there. I enjoy listening to a story with sweet yet spunky southern characters; just one of the reasons I love Mary Kay Andrew's books. Makes me think of home!
Oddly, Carter Berryhill. He's such a kind, considerate man. Always the gentleman, and willing to help any way he can.
I have not. But I thought she did a great job in this one!
Yes. I was eager to learn how Dempsey's work trouble would resolve, in addition to her renovations on the house, dealings with Ella Kate, and her budding life in Guthrie.
Wonderful, easy listen!
Say something about yourself!
Like others have said, this isn't high literature, but it's not meant to be. It's meant to be good, escapist fun and it delivers. The story is somewhat predictable, true, but it's like a comfortable, favorite pair of shoes in that regard, because things settle out exactly as they "should", with a nice little twist at the end.
Isabel Keating is my favorite narrator of Mary Kay Andrews' books, because her voices are all distinct, and unlike some female narrators, when she's voicing a male character, I can believe it's a man talking. I actually listened to this book before I read it later in print, and I could still "hear" Ella-Kate's voice when I read her dialogue.
My only (small) complaint is that the men in Mary Kay Andrews' books are willing to put up with a lot of uncertainty and occasional abuse from the female characters, but I suppose that's part of what makes it chick-lit fantasy!
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.