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
The fact that the Inn will provide great opportunities for interesting stories and characters in future books.
The return to the familiar community of Cedar Cove and the introduction of some great new lead characters.
I have listened to other performances by Lorelei King and I think she did a great job with The Inn at Rose Harbor.
There were two - when Abby reconciles with the parents of her best friend and when Josh and his step-father make peace with each other.
I enjoyed the book immensely and look forward to subsequent stories from the Inn at Rose Harbor.
I haven;t read the print verison yet but I am looking forward to it.
when the strp father died
all of them she is a great reader
I loved the way the previous charaters from Cedar Cove were incorporated into the book
The prospect of future books, and the way the author could bring the story to life with every detail.
I can't say I had a favorite yet, I will have to wait until the next book. The stories of each held my attention equally.
The narrator Lorelei King does a wonderful job. I chose this book because she was the narrator.
Each of the three stories within the story held moments where I felt caught up and tearful.
I am hoping that she will include a little more humor and romance in her future books.