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.
Debbie Macomber writes to the heart and Lorelei King has such a warm, affective voice. My eyes tear up and my heart swells as Ms. Macomber includes me on the personal journey of the people in her stories. Well worth experiencing.
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 .