This is a very sweet story that is a delightful listen. If you a are looking for a peaceful, charming adult fairy tale, you will enjoy this book.
A blend of drama and fantastical imagery with a dash or two of whimsy, makes this book as delicious as I imagine Julia's cakes to taste!
I have listened to this story more than once. I love the way Sarah Addison Allen uses magical realism in her stories: her stories aren't really about magic, but it's always incorporated into her stories in beautiful and interesting ways.
I also enjoy Rebecca Lowman's reading: she has a very soothing way of speaking, but at the same time does such a wonderful job giving each character their own voice.
I really enjoyed Rebecca Lowman's portrayal of Stella: something about the way she did the accent made it very easy for me to picture a flirtatious southern belle.
I love audiobooks so hard!
Yes! It was a fantastic story.
This was another wonderful story by Sarah Addison Allen. The ONLY reason I knocked off a star for the story is because the ending was so abrupt! Everything else was fantastic. I think I may have found another favorite author.
SAA's books are always magical and delicious- this one left me feeling like it ended just a little too abruptly. I think the reader deserved to see the reunion at the end, but maybe I'm greedy.
Not much of a reader but love to listen
This is my first book by Sarah Addison Allen and what a book it is. The story is so sweet and the narrator does a fantastic job with the character voices. I would listen to it again just to hear the voices.
I know there will be a sequel because the end leaves you wanting more.
There were so many I couldn't begin to say and besides it would give away the story.
I love the voices of the two main males characters were by far my favorite voices.
I did listen to the book in one sitting. I was just taken away.
I thought this book was a little heavy on cliches. A swoony innocent teenager, a not-really-rebellious rebellious lady who'd never married, and a weird story about glowing people with not much depth or reasoning behind it, but it had just enough of a story and description for me to make it through to the end.