Audio-fiction ADDICT !
This book was so sweet! Lisa captures you from the first few lines ! I love her work and she did not disappoint me. The narrator was really really good. The story is lovely, the characters are so endearing. I can't wait for the rest of the series. I recommend this book. Short and sweet :)
Myst/thrillers and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.
A sweet cozy that is quite predictable. A bit of background about Friday Harbor and likable characters kept me interested. A few laughs and some light to heavy romance made this a nice Holiday listen. Narrator did a good job.
I was afraid to try this audiobook because some of the reviews said it was too short and wasn’t as good. I was also afraid to venture out of HR where you reign supreme. But you came through again, making me fall for yet another series and another dysfunctional family—The Nolans.
Single Mark Nolan was thrown for a loop when his sister Victoria suddenly died in a car accident and left a will naming him guardian of her 6 year old Holly. Mark not knowing the first thing about kids coerced his younger brother Sam to join him in raising their niece together. It was challenging since the trauma of her mother’s death left Holly mute. But the brothers tried their best to be there for the little girl.
One day, as Mark was perusing a toy store, the owner, widower Maggie Collins began chatting with Holly, and for the first time since his sister’s death, Mark heard Holly speak. That is when this wonderful journey to a new beginning commenced.
It’s a short book so I won’t even get into the details but I will say the narrator did a great job in delineating the characters. The writing was great, the story was great and I was really pleased with the growth in each character. LK has a way with words. She can take a seemingly familiar story, but deliver it in such a way that you are completely taken in. I smiled a lot as I read this story and I can’t wait to see what is in store for Sam and Alex (Mark’s other brothers). I can’t believe I only discovered LK a year ago. She is an amazing writer.
I've read/heard many Lisa Kleypas books and enjoyed them, but they were Historical Romances, which she does well. This didn't sound like she wrote it.
Although Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor was a sweet story, I wouldn't call it entertaining, there wasn't much to it.
I wouldn't chance a credit on another Friday Harbor book.
The Narrator was the best part of this audiobook, in my opinion.
What a disappointing, short, predictable book! I didn't hear one original idea in the short 4 hour read. Knowing that reality has to be sometimes suspended to accomplish the story, I was still disappointed that the characters weren't developed, the story was predictable, the situations flat and the brother was given more importance in the story than the main character.
I've read/listened others by LK that were much better. This must have been a weekend writing event thinking her fans would buy anything.
If this had been a Christmas present, I would have returned it.
It was difficult to listen to this performance but it became impossible around 3 hours in. Narrator starts to sound like a robot.
Did not make it to the end
Narrator made it impossible to complete the book
I am a big fan of Lisa Kleypas' historical novels, so I was a little bit reticent to start with this series, a contemporary novel about Mark Nolan, the oldest of the Nolan siblings, his newly orphaned niece Holly, and Maggie Collins, the young widow who owns the local toy shop. However, I am so glad that I did! Lisa really develops her characters and makes you care about what happens to them. There is A LOT of romance, including a sex scene, in this story, but nothing too explicit. This was one of those novels that had me running to order the rest in the series. I don't want to spoil the story for you, but I bet that those of you who are fans of sweet romances will love this book, too!
A 50-something who loves sci-fi, cozy mysteries, thrillers, an occasional romance, and any genre if it is a good story. And especially if it makes me laugh! No vampires or zombies though - these are NOT sci-fi!
This was a nice little story that could have been better if the characters were better developed. Enjoyable even so. I saw an ad for a Hallmark movie that looks like it was baed on this story. I find myself wondering which came first......