Lorelei read too slowly for my taste. Not a pleasant enough voice.
Story was wonderful. Each character's mini story was drawn out just enough and believable. Right amount of characters used so reader wouldn't get lost. Nice touches of tying to the town and the Cedar Cove series without overwhelming the reader.
I gave this book 3 stars not because it was a bad book, but because it really wasn't in my normal genre. I liked it, but it was definitely an adventure outside my comfort zone.
I initially purchased this book because Laura lie King is the narrator, and I think she's amazing!
It she did not disappoint me once again her performance was incredible!however, the storyline of the book was a little bit too slow for me. There was not enough action or romance…
Again, though this was a journey outside my normal reading material.
I travel to and from Arizona and Santa Clarita every month. We listen to audible books in the car from our IPod.
Debbie successfully painted Rose Harbor in my mind! The story had a strong message and well played to the end. We immediately went to the second book to continue our fantasy.
Her tone set the pace and comes across clear.
This book had the twist and turns in it that i like and i didn't want to put it down when I had something that had to be done. I haven't finished the last 3 chapers but am looking forward to tonight .
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.
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.