this is my 1st book by this author. heard about her for years from others but suspected they would be like nicholas sparks books so avoided them. ns and now dm books make me want to gag and throw them across the room. picked this one because of cedar cove tv series. now im thinking tv series would have lasted longer if it had followed the 'ghostly' phenom and story lines outlined in this book. the first half is so boring my eyes were bleeding even though i listened instead of reading. good narration kept me going to second half. i may read the rest of the series so i can wade faster through the boring bits. now that the characters are getting fleshed out, maybe there will be fewer boring bits.
This was my first Debie macomber book and I can't say that I loved it. I was incredibly put off by the narrator's monotone/robotic voice and I couldn't help but feel like I kept hearing things repeated over and over again. Maybe had I actually read the book I might have enjoyed it more.
I would listen again...I love happy endings.
Loved the new Innkeeper and loved the new name for the inn. Starting over is takes courage and she was an inspiration
She has a soothing pleasant voice.
Excellent performance by the narrator. The story kept my interest, but I was constantly uneasy with a theology that I could not agree with. I know it could have been presented as just pretend, but it was obvious that the author wanted to communicate that this is her perspective of how things really happen. The dead are the ones speaking to the living and leading them with voices and making things happen in their lives rather than God leading you and speaking to your heart. Although the author did not make light of God or put him down, he was just a non-factor. But the voices and the presence of the spirits of the Dead were very much a real factor in the story.
This was my first Debbie Macomber book and I was disappointed in it overall. The plot was super slow with uninteresting characters and storylines. It was one of those books that you just get through and forget immediately. The resolution of each guest's storyline felt contrived and not fully realistic.
Speed up the plot and focus more on the innkeeper's story and less on the guests stories. I understand what the author was trying to establish, but did every plot in the book need to be depressing? One of the guests could have been given a more fun and engaging story to balance the others.
Yes, slow and uninteresting.
The innkeeper setup has potential for a series if the pace is accelerated and there is a mix of fun vs. more serious storylines.
I would like to give this author another try. Can anyone recommend a title that they loved?
What would have made this a 4 or 5? An actual story. It just seemed to go on and on without making a point. Yes, a few things happened; but nothing that had me on the edge of my seat unable to wait to see what happened next. I really, really wish I'd read the first few reviews of this story before purchasing it; however, I am thankful I purchased it during a promotional sale.
Not at all, I've read plenty of books of this genre that were very good.
Considering what she had to work with, I think the performance was fine.
Not worth the time.
Enjoyed the uplifting story and message of hope and healing in a broken world. In an imperfect world lives are so often damaged and it is good to hear a message of peace.