I enjoyed how she started a new series with sprinkles of familiar characters from her popular Cedar Cove Series. A good read.
Mother of 3, grandmother of 6, retired nurse and substance abuse counselor. Thrilled to have the time to read or listen to books again.
this is one of those books that while reading or listening you enjoy but by the time it ends and sets it self up for the book that is to follow your left wondering if you really want to make a commitment to getting into the entire series. which i'm still not sure if i want to go there.
i also found the narration to be a bit annoying especially the male voices.
The story line was sickly sweet.....
I downloaded this book because I love Lorelei King but she could not save this book!
I made it 2/3 of the way through the first downloaded section before I gave it.
I do not understand why this book got such great audio reviews. It could be that Debbie Macomber's previous books were terrific and people listened to this with "rose-colored" glasses. I would be hesitant to try another with this same author. Just not my taste.
I would say this was an okay book. However, I was very unsatisfied with the ending. I know this is the first in a series but I felt the end was just way too open-ended for me. Although I prefer stand alone books with a good plot and a satisfying ending, I have read my share of serialized books and many had satisfying endings between books. This one I felt did not. I will not be revisiting Rose Harbor Inn in the future.
Yes. I would definitely listen to this book again.
I don't know that I can pin down any particular moment in the book, the whole story just flows together.
Lorelei King puts a lot of emotion into this book.
The reviews for this book were so good. It was so lightweight and boring. The characters were all "nice," but nothing at all special. The book was like a 30 minute weekly TV show where some conflict is introduced and all buttoned up by the end of the episode.
It's a good narrative of the issues of returning to one's roots and estranged family.
The narrator is mispronouncing the name of the original owners of the B and B. VERY irritating.
This story is so very touching. Really heartfelt. I cried through the whole thing, when I wasn't chuckling and smiling. Three different stories that deal with the same theme: coming to terms with loss and learning to go on with life. Abby and Josh both reluctantly return to Cedar Cove, she to deal with her guilt over the loss of her BFF fifteen years earlier, and he to deal with the impending death of his detested step-father. Both find surprises in these relationships that will begin the healing process and help them begin to rebuild new, promising lives. Jo Marie is the new owner of Rose Harbor Inn, and her story will slowly unfold, I am sure, over several books. I look forward to seeing a "friendship" develop with the very prickly, mysterious handyman, and with the very self-assertive little dog Rover who adopted HER at the pet shelter.
Lorelei King does an excellent job with the narration. I found the voices to be very individual and easy to discern who was speaking. She really brought the story alive for me.
I found this story to be a delightful tearjerker. That may be an oxymoron, but I didn't want to take any breaks from it. I managed to listen to it all in one day; thank goodness it was a quiet day that I could easily escape. I came away very satisfied with the story and looking forward to the next one.
Camden Smith owns DREAMFly Marketing, a full service marketing firm located in Southwest Florida. She regularly reviews books and is an avid reader as well as audible client. Favorite books are mysterious romances or those stories about personal growth.
I found this mix of characters to be interesting. The chapters jump between character stories often and this can be sharp to your ear and mind the first couple of times, but the stories of the characters keep you going.
One character is just a miserable person because of an accident from her teen years, while the primary male character is dealing with saying goodbye to a mean step dad and the main inn keeper is recovering from the loss of her husband.
Not being a "feel sorry for myself" type, I found I often wanted to yell at the characters when they felt sorry for themselves, but their self growth was interesting to watch or listen to.
The author hit the nail on the head here but the author missed a big opportunity with the male character. We should have understood the step father sooner. I think the relationship could have been less dark and let's face it no one kicked out at an early age by a not so nice step father would return to help him die. And to think the neighbor girl is what made him interested is unrealistic.
Unrealistic - yes I know it's fiction, but I think the author did a wonderful job unfolding the story of the two female characters but failed to deliver on the male character. Overall, the story was nice but not overwhelmingly powerful.
The story was very good, It was hard to turn off
When he realized just what his stepfather meant to him but it was to late
Her voice fluctuated with the charectors. Her empfesses were perfect
This is a must have book